Long before Cape Cod became world-renowned as a summer vacation destination, and Orleans was established as the hub of the Outer Cape, the elegant home of Freeman Snow stood by itself in East Orleans. Set on a gentle knoll to capture the views of the Atlantic Ocean, the home – built in 1820 – was a peaceful haven set among acres of farmland. Today that home is the Ship’s Knees Inn, a lovingly-preserved Orleans hotel on the beach. While much has changed since the Snow family’s time, our Orleans hotel continues to serve as a peaceful haven, welcoming guests from around the country and around the world.


Escape to the Tranquil Oasis of Ship's Knees Inn: An Orleans Hotel on the Beach

Nestled in the charming town of Orleans, Massachusetts, Ship's Knees Inn is an enchanting hotel rooted in history and surrounded by the allure of Cape Cod. This lovingly preserved 1820 home stands proudly on a gentle knoll, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from its idyllic location.

A History of Serenity and Hospitality

Long before Orleans became a summer vacation destination and the Outer Cape's vibrant hub, Freeman Snow's elegant home stood in peaceful solitude in East Orleans. Amidst acres of farmland, this serene haven welcomed guests, creating a legacy of hospitality that continues to this day.

A Haven on the Beach

Time may have passed, but Ship's Knees Inn retains its tranquil essence while embracing modern amenities. As an Orleans beach hotel, it grants guests direct access to the pristine sands and invigorating waves. Whether seeking sun-soaked relaxation or coastal adventures, the hotel's prime location offers endless opportunities.

Rediscovering the Cape Cod Charm

Orleans, situated along the picturesque Cape Cod, invites visitors to immerse themselves in its rich history, art galleries, and charming boutiques. Explore the town's hidden gems, savor local delicacies, and embark on nature trails that showcase the region's natural beauty.

A Destination for Relaxation and Adventure

At Ship's Knees Inn, tranquility meets adventure. Spend your days strolling along the beach, watching the waves crash against the shore, or venturing into Cape Cod's abundant offerings. Whether you seek respite or exploration, this Orleans hotel on the beach provides the perfect base for an unforgettable coastal escape.

Embrace the Timeless Charm of Ship's Knees Inn

Escape to the elegant embrace of Ship's Knees Inn, where history and hospitality intertwine. Experience the tranquility of its past and indulge in the comforts of the present. Embrace the timeless charm of Cape Cod and create lasting memories in this idyllic seaside sanctuary.

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