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4 Fun Things to Do on Cape Cod During COVID

Quite the fun-filled title for a story, isn’t it? But if you’re considering staying with us this summer, you may well be wondering if there are things to do on Cape Cod during the coronavirus. As of this writing, Massachu... Read more

What Makes a Good Bed & Breakfast on Cape Cod?

If you’re planning a trip to Cape Cod, the first thing you will want to do is decide where to stay. As one of the top vacation destinations in the country, Cape Cod is filled with options, with everything from large resort-... Read more

Our Favorite Waterfront Restaurants on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is all about the ocean. It was the miles of sandy beaches that first drew summer visitors to our shores in the 1800s, and they are what have made the Cape one of the top vacation destinations in the world. When you v... Read more

Exploring the Cape Cod Craft Beverage Trail

If the question is “Is there any craft beer near me?” when you’re staying at Ship’s Knees Inn, the answer is absolutely. But wait; there’s more. Should you be more oenophile than lover of micro-brews, there is a win... Read more

A Brief History of Nauset Beach and Nauset Heights

As the Old Colony Railroad reached each town on Cape Cod, that town was ‘put on the map’ as a destination for summer visitors. The railroad’s first depot on Cape Cod was in Sandwich; it opened in 1848. Service extended ... Read more

Insider Info: Our Favorite Things to Do on Cape Cod in the Fall

It’s hardly “insider info” to proclaim autumn as the favorite season of most Cape Codders. Because we’re surrounded by water, the air temperature tends to change slowly here. While that can lead to a sluggish start to... Read more

10 Best Things to Do on Cape Cod

One of the things we most enjoy as innkeepers is sharing our insider info about our favorite places on the Cape. After living here for decades, it’s tough to winnow down the list, but here are the top 10 standouts. Cat... Read more

The Hidden Secrets of Cape Cod

One of the many reasons that the fall “shoulder season” on Cape Cod has gained in popularity in recent years is the more subdued pace when compared to the busier summer months. With today’s plugged-in lifestyle, many pe... Read more

Golfing Cape Cod

There isn’t a golf course in the town of Orleans, but with more than 35 public and private courses across Cape Cod, you don’t have to drive far from the inn to tee it up. There are courses that suit everyone, from the low... Read more

What Makes a Great Cape Cod Stay?

A truly memorable vacation is about more than stunning scenery and fun things to do. Or even great dining options or luxurious accommodations. An enjoyable vacation, one that sets the bar by which future holidays are measured... Read more

Day-tripping to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

It might be something of a hard sell to journey too far afield when vacationing at the Ship’s Knees Inn. After all, you’re in Orleans, one of Cape Cod’s most eclectic towns. Spectacular beaches. Wonderful theatre. Fine ... Read more

Setting Sail on Cape Cod

Explore wildlife in its natural habitat, or perhaps just sip some bubbly while watching the sun go down. “Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be Just a dream and the wind to carry me And soon I will... Read more

An Ode to Oysters: A Cape Cod Tradition

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” As the quote from Irish satirist Jonathan Swift indicates, raw oysters on the half shell aren’t especially pretty. Opting to eat a gray, gelatinous blob plucked fro... Read more

Recipe for Summer Breakfast -"Overnight Oats"

You might think, oatmeal served at room good can this be? We began serving this recipe at the Inn breakfast about 2 years ago, but it has become surprisingly popular and one of our most requested recipes. B... Read more

Kayaking on Cape Cod

If you’re a kayaker, you’ll find vacation nirvana on Cape Cod. And with miles and miles of protected waters in the Town of Orleans, where the Ship’s Knees Inn is located, you could paddle for days and never run out of n... Read more

Best Flea Markets on Cape Cod

If you are seeking some decorative items for your home or something more practical, you’ll greatly enjoy making a tour of Cape Cod’s best flea markets. Dailydelia recommends arriving 30 minutes early to snag Cape Cod’s ... Read more

Cape Cod Baseball League

The Cape Cod Baseball League is a 10 team amateur summer league of the nation’s finest collegiate talent & considered the best league of its type in the US.  It is funded in part by Major League Baseball, and hundreds ... Read more

Hiking and Biking on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is an ideal location for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking. Numerous hiking and biking trails are available on Cape Cod, so it's easy to find a trail that fits your ability and preferenc... Read more

Running the Cape

Most people live on Cape Cod because it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. I’m no exception. I moved here because I love all that Cape Cod has to offer including the beaches, marshes, cranberry bogs, lighthouses... Read more

Truro Vineyards

Truro Vineyards began delighting wine enthusiasts in 1991 with the planting of 2000 grape vines in the vineyard's sandy soil nurtured by a temperate climate and balmy, Atlantic Ocean breezes. Owned and operated by the Roberts... Read more

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