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Father’s Day Brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern

June 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

Lets celebrate Father’s Day with a delicious brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern!  Please call 508-495-0048 for reservations.

Live Music at Offshore Ale

May 24, 2016 by Beth Colt

Join us at Offshore Ale Tuesdays for live jazz from 6:30-9pm with  Jeremy Berlin + Eric Johnson.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern

May 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

Lets celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch at the Quicks Hole Tavern!  Please call 508-495-0048 for reservations.

Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

May 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

An afternoon and evening of traditional music in Woods Hole. The Stroll begins at the Woods Hole Public Library then moves along the streets of Woods Hole to hear nine traditional music groups play. End the day listening to an open session and then take to the floor of the Community Hall to twirl to the music of John Alden and the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra. All music is free. www.artsfalmouth.org

Island Stories from the Museum

May 5, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Museum published Island Stories: Highlights from the MV Museum in June 2015, which includes fifty storied objects from the collection. Dive into the stories behind ten of these objects each month all winter long. This month, join Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy at the Edgartown Library, and learn about ten objects from the book.

Highfield Hall Meet the Chef Series: Stephanie Mikolazyk of Quicks Hole Tavern

May 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

This exclusive series features chefs from regional restaurants. Enjoy demonstrations, meet and talk to the chefs, and hear what goes on in the kitchen and how the magic happens. These programs sell out fast – please register early to avoid disappointment. Contemporary New England fare from Quick’s Hole Tavern in Woods Hole

Yoga with Annie

April 25, 2016 by Beth Colt

Head to the old Woods Hole Fire Station for Yoga with Annie!

Mondays from 530-730pm

3 Reasons to Visit Woods Hole in the Spring

April 18, 2016 by Beth Colt

landfallYes, there’s nothing quite like summer in Woods Hole. We won’t deny it, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t counting down the days! In the meantime, spring feels like a best kept secret around here. As the weather warms up, the daffodils bloom, and Eel pond slowly but surely fills with boats, the town comes alive again. If you haven’t visited, you must — now’s the chance to get a popover at Pie in the Sky without the wait, or score front row viewing of the seals having their lunch at the aquarium. Just in case we haven’t convinced you yet, here are three more reasons…

A New Restaurant 

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This winter, the town of Woods Hole was all a-buzz as Phusion restaurant underwent a serious makeover. With a new name, a new chef, and a new menu, the 41-70 offers inventive dishes with the same gorgeous backdrop to match. Word on the street is that the brunch is to die for.

Landfall re-opens for the season

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Some things don’t ever need to change. Case in point? The Landfall. You can now go to the local-favorite restaurant for a fresh squeezed cocktail and enjoy the view of the ferry coming and going from the back dock. Did we mention that the drinks are the best in town?

Baby sheep at Peterson Farm

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In need of a cute fix? Peterson Farm is just an easy six minute drive down the road from the Inn. You’ll feel transported to the English country side, and even better — if you come in the next month or so, you’ll be able to see the baby sheep (they are as cute as they sound). Come soon though, they grow up fast!

(Top photo via the 41-70)

Yoga with Annie

April 18, 2016 by Beth Colt

Head to the old Woods Hole Fire Station for Yoga with Annie!

Mondays from 530-730pm

Film Falmouth – Revival: The Sam Bush Story

April 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from October through May. Tickets are $14 per person or $25 for two people and $10 for students and veterans for the screening (children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult) and are available in advance through the links below or at the door. REVIVAL: THE SAM BUSH STORY A feature documentary film by Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin, 2015, USA, 98 min. Not many musicians can lay claim to being the “father” of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. While he’s inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend to most. “Too old to be young and too young to be an old legend,” is how Sam describes himself. In Revival: The Sam Bush Story, audiences experience the power of Sam’s musical journey. Noted musicians, from Alison Krauss to John Oates, from the Avett Brothers to Chris Thile, say many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and the jam band scene owe a debt of gratitude to Sam. But where does the “Father of Newgrass” fit in the new world of acoustic music

Teddy Bear Tea Party!

April 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

We will be throwing our next Teddy Bear Tea Party during school spring vacation, April 16th-24th, 11:30-3pm. We’ll keep the tradition going, with  a selection of tasty treats, and each kid will go home with a little prize.

Mark your calendars, Moms and Dads — this is the perfect opportunity to take a little field trip to Woods Hole. We encourage you to stop by the aquarium (free, open Tues-Sat, 11-4pm) where you can watch a seal feeding and hold a live Conque shell in the touch tank, then wander over to Quicks Hole Tavern for our fun kid-friendly tea party.

Please call (508) 495 0048 with any questions. Quicks Hole Tavern is on the water in Woods Hole, located at 29 Railroad Avenue across from the ferry terminal. There is plenty of street parking in Woods Hole at this time of year (bring quarters).

Yoga with Annie

April 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

Head to the old Woods Hole Fire Station for Yoga with Annie!

Mondays from 530-730pm

Tales and Anecdotes

April 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Theater Company presents “Tales and Anecdotes” for 2 nights only on April 8th and 9th at 7:30 pm. Come join 9 Storytellers who will be sharing 9 different interesting, adventurous, unique, fascinating, personal stories. You may recognize many of these talented local storytellers as entertainers, writers, public servants, with a great variety of backgrounds and storytelling styles. This is sure to be a hit, so don’t miss this opportunity to see them for 2 nights only. Look for more details at http://woodsholetheater.org/

“Taste of Spring” Centerboard Series

April 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Centerboard Series @Quicks Hole Tavern 3-Course Menu, $55pp “Taste of Spring” CALL 508-495-0048 to make your reservation.

Yoga with Annie

April 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

Head to the old Woods Hole Fire Station for Yoga with Annie!

Mondays from 530-730pm

The Woods Hole Folk Music Society

April 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): April 3

Presents “Bluegrass Gospel Project” on Sunday, April 3. Airtight vocal harmonies, stirring repertoire and roots firmly planted in the bluegrass tradition combine to produce complex and inspiring music from this group of unparalleled musicians. The “Bluegrass Gospel Project” explores and expands the tradition of bluegrass gospel, from U2 to the Stanley Brothers, Sam Cooke to Steve Earle. Its six members bring classic talent and variety of experiences to the band. Front man Taylor Armerding (mandolin, vocals), is a very familiar face – he led Northern Lights, the progressive bluegrass group that delighted WHFMS audiences for decades. On New Year’s Eve 2001, Taylor joined Gene White, Jr. (fiddle), Paul Miller (vocals, guitar) and Steve Light (banjo, Dobro, guitar, vocals) for a one-off performance. Playing to a packed house, their onstage chemistry and the music’s broad appeal was powerful beyond anyone’s expectations. The group continued to perform, with Colby Crehan (lead vocalist) and Kirk Lord (upright bass) joining in 2007. They continue to sweep audiences off their feet with smooth, blissful vocal work, seminal musicianship, and a camaraderie that few bands exhibit. Please join us in welcoming Taylor back to Woods Hole, as we finish our 44th season on a high note! The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at 
www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

– See more at: http://www.whoi.edu/calendar/month/04/2016#sthash.ecdhJqeB.dpuf

Seagull Six Road Race

April 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

Date and Time: Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11:00 am

Race Distance: 5.74 miles

Location: Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, (Falmouth), MA

Course Description: A scenic and hilly loop, the last three miles of which are the first three miles of the Falmouth Road Race course backwards, including the hill at Nobska Light.

More Info: http://www.falmouthtrackclub.org/races-2/seagull-six-spring-classic/

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: ““This Verse Business: One-Man Show about Poet Robert Frost”

April 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

“This Verse Business: One-Man Show about Poet Robert Frost” (written by Andy Dolan) – Gordon Clapp, Emmy-winning actor

 

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates. Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public. View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

You Art What You Eat

March 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

Gather your friends for these festive fundraiser evenings, Enjoy fun, food, and a chance to win fabulous art at these great restaurants during March.

Thusrday MARCH 10

Celestinos 444 N. Falmouth Highway 508-392-9741

The Bog 618 MacArthur Blvd. 508-392-9620

Trevi 25 Market Street 508-477-0055

Friday MARCH 11

The 41-70 (formerly Phusion) 71 Water Street 508-457-3100

Wednesday MARCH 16

Bleu 10 Market Street 508-539-7907

The Courtyard Rte. 28A 508-563-1818

C-Salt Wine Bar 75 Davis Straits 774-763-2954

Quicks Hole Tavern 29 Railroad Ave. 508-495-0048

Wednesday MARCH 23

The Cape Grill (formerly Ballymeade) 125 Falmouth Woods Road 508-540-4005 x. 1001

Thursday MARCH 24

Osteria La Civetta 133 Main Street 508-540-1616

Stir Crazy 570 MacArthur Blvd. 508-564-6464

25% of all food revenue from these restaurants will be donated to the Falmuth Art Center. So pick nights and restaurants and gather your friends for fun and fabulous food! Call early to make your reservations!

Our 2016 Raffle – Specialties from our artists: paintings, fiber art, ceramics and photography. All art will be on display at the Falmouth Art Center beginning February 23.  Raffles will be sold at each restaurant as well as at the Art Center and drawings will take place on March 25.

Thanks to our sponsors: V & V Construction, Lawrence-Lynch Corporation, Rockland Trust & Pat Thatcher – Realtor

Renovation Woods Hole Inn style, with secrets found in the walls

March 18, 2016 by Beth Colt

renovation Woods Hole Inn

When we first bought the Woods Hole Inn, it suffered from what is politely referred to as deferred maintenance — peeling paint, broken windows, a Byzantine layout. Many people saw a tear down, but we appreciated it’s Victorian charms and renovated over several years (the epic adventures of renovation 2012 are here before, and duringduring and after) to create the vibe and atmosphere our guests have come to love.  We like to call it vintage restored, and to be honest we felt that we were “done” with renovation Woods Hole Inn.

Then along came a recent acknowledgement as one of the top ten B&B’s in the country.  And with that, we began looking with fresh eyes at every corner of the property.  Room Seven is located on the first floor, and while it’s uneven floorboards, 50’s era pink tile, and plywood closet seemed quaint, in the stark light of our new honor, it just felt … (sigh) tired.  Here is what it looked like after we cleared all the furniture but before we started renovating this January 2016:

Woods Hole Inn pre-renovation photos

We felt we could live without this built-in bureau, a remnant from a time when this was the innkeepers quarters.  You can barely see the pink tile in this photo — but it’s safe to imagine that Gloria McLean (innkeeper of the 50’s) chose it.

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And so we commenced a major rehab to make Room Seven larger with a new floor plan, brighter with new windows, and more chic with marble tile and a glass rain shower.  Along the way we were also able to upgrade the floors, add a real closet and put in built-in air conditioning.

Room Seven cleared out before renovation

We kept the charming bulls eye moldings, the solid brass door hardware and other touches which you have come to expect from our aesthetic.  There was plenty of work involved — demo, plumbing, wiring, changing the sprinkler head locations, new recessed lights and more.

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Renovation of an old building is not for the faint of heart as you never know what you will find that requires an expensive upgrade — and this time was no different as the rough plumbing had to be totally re-worked (ouch).  But there are often wonderful surprises as well, like this old newspaper which if you look closely is dated April 22, 1910 (Good news, the Red Sox won that day:) which was found in the walls.

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I also love the headline (“Perhaps Washington Will Know Better Than to Start Anything Like That Again”) which in light of the political drama so far this season seemed almost contemporary.

Here is a sneak peek of the results of renovation Woods Hole Inn 2016, with more to come next week.  Stay tuned for the renovation “after” photos by signing up for our newsletter,  or following us on Facebook.

glass shower at the Woods Hole Inn

Enjoy this snowy view of Eel Pond, as we worked through the winter to keep the Woods Hole Inn special for you.  Hope to see you soon!

sunset in snow Eel Pond Woods Hole

You Art What You Eat

March 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

Gather your friends for these festive fundraiser evenings, Enjoy fun, food, and a chance to win fabulous art at these great restaurants during March.

Thusrday MARCH 10

Celestinos 444 N. Falmouth Highway 508-392-9741

The Bog 618 MacArthur Blvd. 508-392-9620

Trevi 25 Market Street 508-477-0055

Friday MARCH 11

The 41-70 (formerly Phusion) 71 Water Street 508-457-3100

Wednesday MARCH 16

Bleu 10 Market Street 508-539-7907

The Courtyard Rte. 28A 508-563-1818

C-Salt Wine Bar 75 Davis Straits 774-763-2954

Quicks Hole Tavern 29 Railroad Ave. 508-495-0048

Wednesday MARCH 23

The Cape Grill (formerly Ballymeade) 125 Falmouth Woods Road 508-540-4005 x. 1001

Thursday MARCH 24

Osteria La Civetta 133 Main Street 508-540-1616

Stir Crazy 570 MacArthur Blvd. 508-564-6464

25% of all food revenue from these restaurants will be donated to the Falmuth Art Center. So pick nights and restaurants and gather your friends for fun and fabulous food! Call early to make your reservations!

Our 2016 Raffle – Specialties from our artists: paintings, fiber art, ceramics and photography. All art will be on display at the Falmouth Art Center beginning February 23.  Raffles will be sold at each restaurant as well as at the Art Center and drawings will take place on March 25.

Thanks to our sponsors: V & V Construction, Lawrence-Lynch Corporation, Rockland Trust & Pat Thatcher – Realtor

You Art What You Eat

March 10, 2016 by Beth Colt

Gather your friends for these festive fundraiser evenings, Enjoy fun, food, and a chance to win fabulous art at these great restaurants during March.

Thusrday MARCH 10

Celestinos 444 N. Falmouth Highway 508-392-9741

The Bog 618 MacArthur Blvd. 508-392-9620

Trevi 25 Market Street 508-477-0055

Friday MARCH 11

The 41-70 (formerly Phusion) 71 Water Street 508-457-3100

Wednesday MARCH 16

Bleu 10 Market Street 508-539-7907

The Courtyard Rte. 28A 508-563-1818

C-Salt Wine Bar 75 Davis Straits 774-763-2954

Quicks Hole Tavern 29 Railroad Ave. 508-495-0048

Wednesday MARCH 23

The Cape Grill (formerly Ballymeade) 125 Falmouth Woods Road 508-540-4005 x. 1001

Thursday MARCH 24

Osteria La Civetta 133 Main Street 508-540-1616

Stir Crazy 570 MacArthur Blvd. 508-564-6464

25% of all food revenue from these restaurants will be donated to the Falmuth Art Center. So pick nights and restaurants and gather your friends for fun and fabulous food! Call early to make your reservations!

Our 2016 Raffle – Specialties from our artists: paintings, fiber art, ceramics and photography. All art will be on display at the Falmouth Art Center beginning February 23.  Raffles will be sold at each restaurant as well as at the Art Center and drawings will take place on March 25.

Thanks to our sponsors: V & V Construction, Lawrence-Lynch Corporation, Rockland Trust & Pat Thatcher – Realtor

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: “How To Build a Heart: Lessons From Man and Nature”

March 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

03/04/16 “How To Build a Heart: Lessons From Man and Nature” – Duke Cameron, MD, Professor and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates. Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public. View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

Woods Hole Folk Music Society Presents “Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers”

January 17, 2016 by Beth Colt

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): JANUARY 17

Presents “Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers” on Sunday, January 17. Claudia Schmidt describes herself as a “creative noisemaker,” delighting audiences who learn to expect anything: hymns, folk classics, poetry, bawdy verse, torch songs, satire, and multifaceted originals. Her exceptionally wide vocal range is complemented by fine 12-string guitar and dulcimer. Claudia has been featured on stages large and small for four decades, and her acclaimed folk and jazz-based compositions have found their way into radio, TV, film, and theater productions. Sally Rogers is a performer and songwriter who sings and plays guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer. Reviewers describe her voice as “captivating” and “mesmerizing;” as one critic said, “it’s really next to impossible to do justice to a voice of that quality.” She performs traditional and original songs, and her 13 albums have been recognized with many awards including Parents’ Choice Gold. United by a sense of social justice, humanity, and harmony (both kinds), these two strong women of the folk world have kindled a deep friendship over the years, and their duo albums have become beloved classics. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear them live together. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available by calling (508) 540-0320 or at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic.

Woods Hole Inn named in Top Ten B&Bs in the US

January 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Inn was named one of the top ten B&B’s in the US by prestigious BedandBreakfast.com for 2015.  This is a SERIOUS honor, and we are so grateful for the acknowledgement.

Back in 2008 when we bought the property, then a somewhat dilapidated house, I do not think many people might have imagined that the building could ever achieve such an honor.  But thanks to the hard work of many — a talented architect, a loyal builder, amazing managers, breakfast, housekeeping and front desk staff — here we are, deeply grateful for this extraordinary shout out.

I do feel the accolades also belong to the village of Woods Hole itself, a small but vibrant place with unique geography that draws all sorts of brilliant people into it’s web of wonder.  With a deep water harbor one of the best on the Cape, waterfront farm-to-table dining, great shops and world class science, Woods Hole is truly unique and should be on your bucket list.best inn in America

I am also grateful to the really cool panel of judges that created the list: Caroline Morse, senior editor for SmarterTravel, Stirling Kelso, freelance travel writer and editor Jessica Plautz, travel editor for Mashable,  Laura Motta, director of publishing for ShermansTravel and Jo Piazza, managing editor for Yahoo Travel.  They have cool jobs, and I respect the amount of research they must have done to make the decision.  It goes without saying that all five of you are welcome at the Woods Hole Inn anytime, just give us a call.

Being named in the top ten B&B’s in the US?? I feel a bit like Sally Fields when she won the Academy Award for Norma Rae: I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you really like me!

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Here’s hoping we see you soon in Woods Hole.  Check out our vintage restored rooms here and knock this one off your bucket list:)

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