Category Archives: Who We Are

Daily Dish

January 31, 2010 by Beth Colt

Homemade continental breakfast offered each morning at the Woods Hole Inn.

Every complaint is a gift.

And we received a few “gifts” about our breakfast last year. So come New Years, we made our resolutions about 2010 and one of them was to improve breakfast.

I’d like to welcome chef Sara Dillon to our staff. Sara comes to our little Inn with years of fancy restaurant experience.  And I am pleased to tell you that she has completely re-conceived our breakfast offerings and service.  Maple Creme Brulee French Toast anyone?  Roasted tomato and asparagus tartlette?  Sippewisset Sour Creme Pound Cake..covered with fresh blackberries?  Hello!  I’m picky and I will tell you, this stuff is delicious.

Add this to our already incredible local coffee (thanks Erik at “Pie in the Sky” for artisan-roasting our exclusive breakfast blend), and a charming “to-go” bag if you have to leave us in the early morning, and you have a recipe for breakfast success.

Sara is as devoted to living local as we are — she is making our Greek-style yogurt from scratch, she pioneered a WHI homemade granola that has guests sneaking into the larder for more, and she found a working gristmill in Sandwich to source locally ground corn meal.  We know you will love her locavore spirit.

So rest assured, when it comes to the fantastic breakfast part of “bed and breakfast“…we have it covered!  And a special thank you to every customer who nudged us toward this stellar addition to our staff.

B & W continental breakfast

Continental breakfast at the Woods Hole Inn. All new menu from our professional chef in 2010.

Free Parking

October 29, 2009 by Beth Colt

Arial view of Woods Hole

Water, water everywhere and not a place to park.

Parking in Woods Hole is challenging.

Beautiful place, no parking spaces.  The love of bicycle riding in Falmouth rose out of the desire to get to Woods Hole without a car.  They built a dedicated bike path for God’s sake, just to help people get to Woods Hole sans vehicle.  Honestly, it’s easier to park a passenger ferry here than find a nook for your Mini Cooper.

Check into the Woods Hole Inn and a FREE parking space is yours for the duration of your stay.  I know that sounds weird, because most hotels include free parking — duh.  But you need to come to Woods Hole to appreciate the importance of that statement.

Free parking.  In Woods Hole!

Check it out.

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Weddings at the Woods Hole Inn

October 22, 2009 by Beth Colt

Weddings in Woods Hole.  What a lovely idea!
At the Woods Hole Inn, we embrace brides in the tradition of the past and the spirit of modern day design and service.  We love customizing events for you, opening the whole property up for your inspired events and toasting you personally on your big day.
This season, we welcomed countless honeymooners and bridal parties, some of whom took over the whole inn for their guests.  One memorable event included a day-after-the-wedding brunch on our front porch for the bride, groom and 80 guests.  It was hot, so we served a lot of lemonade and iced tea!  Our restaurant Quicks Hole (open May – September) was happy to cater this lovely morning with homemade muffins, all natural jams, bite-size quiches and fresh fruits.  Delish!
We toast all the brides out there, and welcome you to come take a look at the Woods Hole Inn— the perfectly romantic part of your Cape Cod wedding or honeymoon.

Not Your Granny’s B & B

October 15, 2009 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Inn king bed roomAt the Woods Hole Inn, we maintain what we call a “doily free zone.” You know those musty old Victorians filled with the stuff you see at the flea market and wonder who buys? The little pink teacups and the figurines and the old cigar boxes filled with rubber band collections.  Yeah, I hate all that clutter.

So, my husband and I bought this place last year and ran around renovating it with our funky sensibility. We grew up on the East Coast but we have been living in LA for twenty years or so now. And we have come to love mid-century modern, and Sasha Emerson, and Dwell, and the Rose Bowl and all that is hip, cool and clean about LA.

But we also miss that grounded feeling we get when we come home to Cape Cod. Wooden shingles, ancient hand crank laundry machines, ice cream made in small batches.  And that zen, in-the-moment, alive feeling that seems to come up from the ground. Or floats in on the salt breeze. Or follows you around like a hungry gull on a moonlit night in October.

So here we are, proud owners of a retro meets modern inn. A place committed to being warm but not too friendly, far away from everything and in the middle of it all, urban and rural, big and small, vintage and new.

Check it out at And let us know how we are doing.  Cause whats the fun if we can’t talk about it…

Life by the Sea

October 15, 2009 by Beth Colt

View from Quicks Hole looking over Woods Hole passage.

The Woods Hole Inn is on the water in Woods Hole, MA, across from the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. The Inn was built in 1878 and made modern in 2008.

Inn rooms feature modern decor, with a winning combination of old and new featured in magazines like Domino and Dwell.

Inn amenities include free wifi, parking, ipod docking stations, Brookstone sound machines, fresh hot popovers from Pie in the Sky as part of a Real Simple continental breakfast.

This is NOT your Granny’s B & B.

Full Moon Tonight

October 4, 2009 by Beth Colt

The moon will be full tonight over Cape Cod. 

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are threatening to turn.  Walking the beaches near Woods Hole, stunning vistas to Martha’s Vineyard as the light settles down.   Maybe the phosphorescence will glimmer mysteriously in the tides.  For sure, the harvest moon of the Wampanoags will fill the sky with her iridescent glamor and whisper into the souls of hardened Cape Codders about the summers to come.  Winter may be around the corner, but summer will always return.

It’s still 70 degrees at 4 o’clock this afternoon and the light is sparkling over Woods Hole’s Great Harbor.  Cape Cod in fall — quieter, just as warm, less humid…this is why the Europeans flock here in this season.

Don’t miss out.  It’s sublime.