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The Tern Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Halifax, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Judy Shea · We spent only one night here last Sunday and wish we could have stayed longer. Dan and Sue are the best! Beds are very comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. You can tell they are putting their hearts and soul into this place. Dan's French toast and special sausage were yummy and Sues coffee blend is the...

Thank Judith S
Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Hi Judy! Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed having you and John stay with us. It was fun chatting during breakfast. So glad you found your outside shower. Sue and I look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed here in January for a long weekend and loved our stay! The inn keepers Dan and Sue were wonderful hosts and had great stories to tell about the inn's history. Make sure to stay for the breakfast, the colonial style room and food were a nice touch. We are happy to have stayed and look forward to coming...

Thank michaeljgacek
Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are looking forward to hosting your wedding band this August. Hope you both have a wonderful second half of the winter.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I had the good fortune to stay with Sue and Dan last month and it won't be the last time. They are incredibly welcoming- they love what they do and it shows! The rooms are well appointed and the property is well cared for. The breakfast service is delicious and it is served in a lovely room. A true jewel!...

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Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Hi Pat! Thank you for your terrific review. Sue and I enjoyed your time here and the conversations we all had in the breakfast room. Please come back soon to stay again....You're a great guest.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at The Tern Inn. Dan and Sue could not have been more helpful. the beds were very comfortable. Dan made us a wonderful breakfast both mornings that we were there. I recommend this Inn for a relaxing get away !!

1Thank FPMT
Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Sue and I never take it for granted when we get a review like yours. We appreciate the time you took to give these words of affirmation. Thanks for the fantastic history about the inn. You both were awesome guests. Please reTern soon!

Mahopac, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our way through Cape Cod, and Sue and Dan were wonderful hosts. They have spent many years in Cape Cod and know everything about it (where to go, what to see, eat, etc.). My parents owned a B&B when I was in high school, so I have some sense of...

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Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review! Sue and I have the great privilege of hosting tremendous people almost every day. You were fun guests and I believe the force is strong with you. I must admit that I love Sue's homemade long cooking oatmeal, too. She always makes too much so, after we have finished enjoying conversations and laughs with...

Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Tern Inn for a wedding last June (it coincidentally was also our first anniversary) and had a really nice stay. We came in somewhat late from Boston and were warmly greeted by the owners who gave lots of great advice on where to go and what to see while we were in town....

Thank Jon W
Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Sue and I remember your visit. Even though you were here to attend a wedding, it was very cool having you here for your anniversary. Thanks for the great review.. We really appreciate it. Please re-Tern to us soon!

Clifton Park, NY
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We just spent another lovely weekend at The Tern Inn. Sue and Dan are the perfect hosts. They are so gracious and accommodating anxious to meet their guests every need. The rooms are comfortable and immaculately clean. The breakfasts are very delicious demonstrating Dan's culinary skill. The inn is located in a quiet neighborhood but close to everything, The beach...

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Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sue.....Thank you for your kind words. We miss you and Dan already! It was great having the two of you stay with us. It doesn't get any better than having breakfast every morning with your friends. We hope you are able to return during the new year weekend.....We'll see you soon.

Reviewed 1 September 2016

My wife and I traveled to the cape the end of last week without any overnight reservations. We stumbled onto/into The Tern Inn exhausted. We left there without making a reservation to get some dinner at a place Sue and Dan recommended. We were so taken by their warmth and kindness we did a u-turn and reserved 2 nights! Our...

Thank Timothy K
Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tim....Your words are so very kind. We remember the two of you walking into our Inn. You were tired and needed rest and peace. We are so glad you decided to stay with us. You are both wonderful people and we hope you do come back again! I promise to cook you some more pancakes and Sue will be...

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Everybody knows the feeling when you are on Holiday; you don't want to go home but you have to; in our case we had the luxury to extend our stay with another week while visiting Cape Cod; this place is amazing, relaxing and quiet. Don't hesitate and just book. Rooms/cottages We stayed in 2 of their lovely cottages; it includes...

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Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Bart! We hope you and your family will come back to us. You were also willing to have a nice chat with us at any time, you helped our guest with her mom get their gas grill started so they could enjoy their BBQ dinner, you and M were always very upbeat and positive. Plus, you also have the cutest...

Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I planned a weekend away from home at The Tern Inn. As soon as we got there we were greeted by Sue and Dan, who were amazing the entire weekend. They really made us feel like we were at our home away from home. The room was very nice and we were less than a 15 minute...

Thank Chris M
Dan E, Owner at The Tern Inn, responded to this review

Chris....Thank you for your kindness. We are so glad we were able to serve you well. Sue and I strive to be your "go to" innkeepers when you stay with us. You made it easy. We really look forward for your return visit. Remember, the Cape is awesome in the fall!

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A big thank you to our awesome guests for the great reviews they've posted on Trip Advisor! The Tern Inn is in the ideal central location on Cape Cod just a short drive to Provincetown, Chatham, Wellfleet or Hyannis. We have clean, updated rooms with new whisper quiet Mini Split Air Conditioning. We offer a great breakfast (included with a guest room stay) and are a short 1/2 mile walk to the beach. We are in a residential setting. On our 2 private acre property, there is our Main Inn which offers 2 guest rooms (each with private entrance and bath), our Carriage House building has 6 guest rooms (all with private baths). In the summer season we offer 6 terrific guest cottages which are each different from one another. The cottages are booked for a minimum of one week. They are fully equipped with complete kitchen, AC, color TV, and a variety of bedroom arrangements. Come to us soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tern Inn

Address: 91 Chase St, West Harwich, Harwich, MA 02671-1612
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Harwich > West Harwich
Price Range: ₹ 11,180 - ₹ 17,642 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Tern Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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The Tern Inn West Harwich, Cape Cod, MA
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had Room 8 which has 2 very comfortable queen beds. Nice to have a mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig Coffee Maker.”
FPMT, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay a week and go for a private cottage!”
  • Watch the Cape Sunsets from your private patio
Bartoz, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Ocean Room which was beautiful!!!!”
411LisaF, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the main house have their own outside entries. Very nice!”
kevinmQ1977UR, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Main House has larger rooms”
mawtaylor, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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