One of my sisters and I 'fell' upon this gem 20 years ago..... I promised myself I would stay there 'some day'. I DID! And I have been coming back almost every summertime since!!! And sisters come, too!! The rooms are so cozy and comfortable. The morning meal rivals any 5 star restaurant ( complete with edible garnish from the Inn Keeper's Garden :)) Evening wine and snacks served. It is a walk to Nauset Beach. A slice of Heaven-On-Earth! John and Cindy ( and Judy ) could not be more inviting, and the Inn is sprinkled with the soulful art Of Diane Johnson, original Inn Kweeper and Cindy's Mom! GO!!!!
Our room was rather small, with a shared bath; but that was my fault for waiting too long to make reservations. They provided everything we needed, including chairs to take to an evening concert at the nearby beach. The grounds are exceptional...great job, Peter! We loved the breakfasts...good, healthy choices; and the evenings on the patio around the fire pit were a great way to end our days.
My wife and I chose the Inn because of its close proximity to Nauset Beach but found it to make our vacation so much more. The beach was great but the Inn will make us come back for many years. SOOOO clean !! The grounds were perfect. The room was so cozy and the overall feel of the Inn was home away from home. To top it off, Ownership was so gracious and friendly. Cannot wait to go back !!
Nauset House- Like being at home. Family place where you meet great people, great breakfast, nice homey feeling with friends and Louie the dog perfectly trained and lowering heart rate petting fabulous. Cindy, and John and Judy been at it for 30 years and know what you want and like. There in 1995 and 2017 and still perfect.
Ships Knees exceeded our expections! We enjoyed our stay - the food was delicious,the pool refreshing and the gardens beautiful. The short walk to Nauset Beach was convenient but some of our favorite memories were made talking with other guests at the fire pit! We look forward to returning soon.
My wife and I came to the Cape for just one night to attend an event and were more than pleased with our stay. We were also allowed to arrive early and spend the day at Nauset Beach which was a great perk. The rooms as well as the grounds and pool were very well maintained and the service we received was excellent. We plan on coming back again when we can stay longer.
Have been going to this Inn for many years. It is absolutely amazing, with a beautiful setting and wonderful InnKeepers. Nauset Beach is a stones throw away and a real gem of an ocean beach. Love the Orleans area. This Inn is a must when looking to stay in beautiful Cape Cod.
The Inn was beautiful, in a great location and provided for some wonderful memories. We enjoyed delicious homemade breakfasts on the patio each morning. And loved taking our evening cocktails to the patio at night. Thank you for a great weekend away! We will be back.
Second time from Maine back to the Cape for vacation. Pete and Denise and their staff spoil you rotten! The perfect location to walk to Nauset Beach, hop on the bike trails or travel the Cape for great food and fun.
This is a wonderful place to stay, friendly, comfortable.The innkeepers are very helpful and attentive. Breakfasts are excellent, with many things to choose from. The location is superb, just a short walk down the street to Nauset Beach. June 2017, four nights.
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful historical inn despite the cold weather. Our room was very comfortable . The inn and the rooms have a nautical or beach theme. If you want, you can walk to the beach in 5 minutes. Pete and Denise Butcher are wonderful proprietors. They were very accommodating and helped us with suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Denise's continental breakfast was the best we have ever had.
Recent four night stay was our first visit. The owners make certain that all guests are well taken care of. Denise makes all breakfast items and they are delicious! Highly recommend the Ship's Knees Inn. Location is terrific just a few minutes from beautiful Nauset Beach.
The location of this inn is perfect if you are goingto Nauset Beach, it is about a 10 minute easy walk. The room was small but we did book the compact queen room so we knew that. Very nice pool area and grounds are beautiful. The breakfast was very tasty and beautifully presented. Would definitely return
Enjoyed all aspects of inn--food was fantastic, everything about setting was lovely and, amenities of inn were above expectations and the accessibility to so many wonderful things in Orleans and Cape Cod was so convenient. Relaxing and romantic stay!!
As always , we had a great time at Ship's Knees Inn. Peter & Denise make everyone feel at home. You can walk to the beach. You are close to town , shopping , the playhouse as well as other Cape Cod attractions. They have beautifully presented continental breakfast and you are minutes from lunch and/ or dinner venues
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at the Ship's Knee Inn. The grounds were beautiful (we enjoyed the pool) and just a walk down the street from the beach! The provided beach chairs and boogie boards were awesome. Peter and Denise were great hosts and provided awesome recommendations for food and activities in the area. All around a great stay at the Ship's Knees, we hope to visit again!
As always , we had a great time at this fabulous location within walking distance of Nauset Beach. The dining is a beautiful presentation of variety items at breakfast and a number of choices nearby for lunch & dinner. There is the Playhouse close by and a lot of stores in town for browsing. Peter & Denise make everyone feel welcome. If you want the flavor of Cape Cod we highly recommend Ship's Knees Inn.
We stayed at the inn for 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Beautiful grounds! Rooms are comfortable and clean. Everything about our stay was wonderful. Have recommended the inn already to friends and coworkers.
We just spent a few nights at Ship's Knees again after a 5-year gap. (Where does the time go?) Peter welcomed us as if we had just been there last year. Denise does an excellent job paying attention to details. The location, facility and grounds are all very appealing - especially being able to walk down the hill to Nauset Beach. Breakfast each morning was delicious, and the other guests were friendly. We are looking forward to returning next summer!
Stayed a couple nights before the summer season started. The innkeepers are very nice and helpful with any questions about the area. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, recently refurbished and nicely appointed. The included breakfast was just what we needed to start the day. We would stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
We had the good fortune of staying at the Ship's Knees in later April. Couldn't have picked a better spot. Friendly, caring, hospitable, helpful, and all at a very reasonable off-peak price! Peter and Denise were very helpful in getting us oriented and off to good adventures in dining and more. We would go back in a minute--the access to Nauset Beach, the CCRT, and all of Orleans and Wellfleet is superb!
I have been going to the Nauset House in now for 14 years!!! I have only great things to say about the customer service, comfort and coziness of the Inn. John and Cindy and Judy ( receptionist) go above and beyond to be helpful with information on local eating establishments, and things to do in the area, and most of all that you are happy there. This year, four of my five sisters are joining me!! Lorena M. Hart, Madbury NH