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The Tern Inn

Casual and Historic Bed and Breakfast in West Harwich
Cape Cod

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Welcome to The Tern Inn Bed & Breakfast

Our traditional Bed & Breakfast offers a variety of rooms to meet your travel needs. The theme is coastal, comfortable and very clean! All rooms offer modern amenities with a laid back atmosphere.   There is so much to enjoy in Cape Cod and we hope to be the place where your adventures start. The owners reside on property and manage all aspects of your visit.

All guest rooms include a full (and delicious!) breakfast each morning.

Join us for Complementary Wine & Cheese hours on Summer weekends as well as 'pop-up' cocktail events.

The Inn is centrally located on Cape Cod – less than 40 miles to any Cape destination. Whether you choose to visit all the Cape has to offer or take a 10 minute walk to Pleasant Road Beach and relax, the Tern Inn is your ideal Cape destination.

About the Innkeepers

Your hosts, John and Lisa, met in high school over 40 years ago and their love for each other included a mutual love for Cape Cod. With young children and a tight budget, they rented small cabins for short summer stays in Falmouth.

Eventually, they rented larger houses in East Orleans before finally graduating to a house of their own in Eastham in 2005 which was their summer home and year long weekend destination for relaxation before purchasing The Tern Inn in 2021.

We continue to upgrade the property and rooms as well as adding surprising amenities.  Come share or start your love of the Cape with us!

The Tern Inn Accommodations

The Tern Inn Bed & Breakfast, with its central location on Cape Cod, is perfect for your adult vacation needs. The Tern Inn is a smoke-free property and is veteran owned. We look forward to meeting you.

The Inn has 15 unique guest rooms. 5 are located in the historic Main Inn, 6 are located in the Carriage House, and 4 are stand-alone cottage suites. All guest rooms offer modern conveniences, private bathrooms, and include a full breakfast each morning.

There are also 3 unique Cottages (2 with 1 Bedroom, and 1 with 2Bedrooms) each with its own fully equipped kitchen, full bath, AC, flat screen television and outdoor patio with gas grill and table with umbrella. These cottages are ideal for extended stays where you need a base camp for your Cape adventures.  Cottage stays do not include breakfast at the Inn.

Your innkeepers greet each guest upon arrival and for breakfast each morning. They are available to help create or advise you regarding your Cape Cod vacation plans.

Things to Do

Check out the many attractions in our area. With so many dining options and things to do, there will be something for everyone when you stay with us.

Cape Cod Activities

There are many things you can do on Cape Cod. You can relax on the beach, explore coastal lighthouses, or venture on the biking trails.

If you love the ocean, you can sail out for some deep sea fishing, dolphin tours, or whale watching. Touring Cape Cod is a one-of-a-kind experience.


We are only minutes away from some of the finest dining on Cape Cod. You can select from a variety of delicious cuisines, and you may be able to pick out a waterfront dining experience.

The Best Restaurants in Cape Cod

Some of our favorites include The Ocean House Restaurant, Harborview Restaurant, and Brazilian Grill. However, you may be able to find something unique that we haven't mentioned!

Click on the link below for a quick guide to these restaurants.

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