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Hurricane Katrina

When I bought the Woods Hole Inn, my attempts to purchase the web address woodsholeinn.com led me to Sam and Marsha Smalley of Folsom, Louisiana.    Yes, turns out there was another Woods Hole Inn, down in the bayou near New Orleans. When I called in 2008, I discovered that the southern Woods Hole Inn had been […]

Living the Dream

“Wind’s from the North,” my friend Phil admonished, as we got in the boat to go fishing Saturday.  “Don’t expect much.  Fish don’t like that North wind.” I was expecting nothing — based on years of failed attempts as a kid — but I thought: Who cares?  Day like this on the water?  Heaven with […]

Building a Team

One of my favorite parts of running the Woods Hole Inn is building a team of people who come together to deliver a fantastic guest experience.  I am particularly blessed this summer with a great group who have worked seamlessly together all summer.  As we approach the dog days of August, I reflect on how […]

Bike Tour of Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard

Back by popular demand! We are hosting another bike tour weekend on October 18 – 20th 2013 with the Woods Hole Inn and our good friends at the Captains Manor Inn as your home base. Come away to the sea-side town of Falmouth, Cape Cod and explore Falmouth’s coastline and villages as well as nearby […]

New Perch in Woods Hole

Meet Phil Stanton, a friend of mine and local fisherman extraordinaire.  Phil has won more fishing derbies than most people have collected parking tickets, is renowned for having re-located a raft of eider ducks from Maine to Penikese Island (not to mention being a world-expert on the species),  and is a dedicated participant in all […]

Tuesdays at Shuckers

A short stroll from the Woods Hole Inn, the waterfront restaurant Shuckers offers a great spot to beat the summer heat and enjoy a delicious meal.  I wandered over there after work last week with my family for a great dining experience. Love the raft they have set up so you can sit right on […]

Fourth of July

  Woods Hole has the most distinctive Fourth of July parade in America.  Organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), this gathering of young scientists celebrating our nations birth is filled with costumes, dancers, and balloons.  Representing things like cell reproduction, neurobiology, marine resources and much more, student laugh and dance their way down a […]

James Cameron comes to Woods Hole

James Cameron loves Woods Hole.  He has been coming here for decades, first to meet with Bob Ballard and the team that discovered the Titanic for his hit film of the same title, later to research the underwater sequences for the international blockbuster Avatar. When Cameron crossed the line from film-maker to explorer to built […]

Photowalking Woods Hole

One of the greatest pleasures of inn-keeping is the chance to meet people from all over the world.  One of my passions is photography, and I enjoy sharing the beauty of Woods Hole on guest “photo-walks” the best of which turn into fascinating conversations about life. We generally depart from the front door of the […]

Pond Skating

Skating on a pond with the sky all around you — the marsh in frozen suspension all dusty brown, the birds eyeing you skeptically — is one of the most exhilarating parts of winter in New England.  Last year, it never got cold enough for the salty ponds to freeze, but this season we got […]

Finding Nemo, a photo essay of the Big Storm

It’s been a long couple of days, first marked by the howling winds of a blizzard (the fifth worst nor’Easter on record in these parts) then the relentless clean up from the storm they named Nemo.  The first half of the storm was all wet snow which became leaden and icy, and was topped with […]

Happy Holidays

Sound track as follows: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! SFX: shrrk of needle across vinyl Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! SFX: another loud scrrratchchchch… Have a holly, jolly Christmas! CUT!  OK, now that I have your mind buzzing as mine is with the soundtrack of Christmas… let me […]

Woods Hole Inn, Baby

Woods Hole Inn guests Joe and Colleen Klinker had every intention of entering our annual photo contest by wearing their Woods Hole Inn t-shirt to the birth of their third baby.  Great idea! But they could never have imagined that baby Noelle, born at Mass General Hospital yesterday on 12.12.12 at 12 minutes past 12 […]

TV Writers Symposium Feb 22 – 24, 2013

For the third year, aspiring TV writers will flock to Woods Hole this February 22-24 to learn more about the craft of script writing from veteran television writer, P.K. Simonds. Kicking off with a wine and cheese reception at the Woods Hole Inn on Friday night, writers will meet for two sessions on Saturday (2/23) […]

After the Hurricane

In the days after a hurricane, we sometimes get the clearest most beautiful weather of the year. Today, the water is glistening in the clear sunshine, and there are big puffy clouds scattered across a vibrant blue sky. We were spared this season in Woods Hole, and there is no lasting damage from Hurricane Sandy.  […]

Birding on Cape Cod

Did you know that Falmouth — with all it’s open space, forests, beaches, marshland and cranberry bogs — is known  as one of the best places for Atlantic coastline birding? Yes, you will find the Merlin, the Sanderling, the Cooper’s Hawk and the Warbler all hiding in the rushes here in Falmouth in various seasons.  […]

Hurricane Sandy

      Hurricane Sandy blew through Cape Cod yesterday, and we were so lucky that the center of the storm was 400+ miles to our south. I took this photo of a pink climbing rose a few hours before the storm hit our area, on the assumption that at the end of the day, […]

Holidays by the Sea

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Cape Cod this year! The Falmouth “Holidays by the Sea” weekend is right around the corner (November 30 – December 2, 2012) so book your getaway to the Woods Hole Inn today! What a great time to be on Cape Cod.  Wander the quaint boutiques and […]

Trainman’s Lanterns

Everyday, interesting people walk in the front door of the Inn — people from all over the world, coming to get a glimpse of the New England seashore, or experience first hand the heady smell of salty marsh air that comes up off the beach at low tide, or walk in the footsteps of Presidents […]

My Summer on Cape Cod

Summer is always too short, and the days and weeks are as fleeting as signs of the season – beach days, blooming flowers, and warm midday rainstorms come and go as fast as they arrived. My summer in Cape Cod has been too short, but entirely fantastic and memorable. Living in and becoming apart of […]

Visiting Beautiful Up-Island Martha’s Vineyard

Blog Post by Megan Jensen My early trips this summer to Martha’s Vineyard kept me close to the main island towns of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Each town is unique and has plenty to offer for the casual journey to an offshore isle. But, for my last sojourn to the island before heading […]

Sandwich: A Little Town as Great as Its Name

A guest post by blogger Megan Jensen If most visitors to Cape Cod are anything like me, then they probably get a kick out of hearing there is town in the area called Sandwich. Looking at a map when I first arrived I had to laugh, and subsequently make a few bad jokes, “I wonder […]

Seven Great Things to Do Around Buzzards Bay

Guest Post from blogger Megan Jensen My favorite part of being an intern here at the Woods Hole Inn is the opportunity it gives me to explore Woods Hole and Cape Cod. So when I found out part of my job was to take weekly driving tours and write about what I saw and did, […]

A Cape Cod Summer

from Guest Blogger  Megan Jensen Every summer prior to this one has been a Midwest summer – long days filled with senseless humidity, mosquitos, lakeside bar-b-cues, and countless county fairs. When I loaded up my car three weeks ago and drove across the country from Minneapolis to Cape Cod I had no idea what to […]

Fabulous Fourth of July

Fourth of July in Woods Hole is like marine biology Halloween — students from all the local laboratories pour into the streets dressed in patriotic costumes with a science theme.  This is your chance to see PhD graduate students clad in balloons, clustered like sporozites or bearded like “G-nomes.” I love this parade with all […]

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