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Relax in Edgartown, nearby Edgartown MA lodging

August 11th, 2014 by Beth Colt

  Sea-washed shingles, neatly trimmed cottages, cheerful flowerbeds, and a scenic harbor full of yachts and sailboats make Edgartown one of my favorite spots to visit on Martha’s Vineyard. Edgartown seems to emanate summer and relaxation, beckoning me back every year. The easiest (and most economical) way to get there is to take the Woods […]

The Woods Hole Film Festival

July 28th, 2014 by Beth Colt

If variety is the spice of life, Woods Hole and its film festival are hot! The village is home to world-renowned scientific institutions and historic buildings and a plethora of delightful eating establishments, beaches, and cultural events like contra dancing, jazz and folk concert series, art shows, and the Woods Hole Film Festival. And the […]

Beaches of Woods Hole

July 27th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Where is the best beach in town? This is a question I hear regularly around town and especially at the Inn.  Since our village is peninsular, you can’t walk 5 minutes in any direction without seeing the ocean and waterfront property is not exactly hard to come by. And although much of the ocean front […]

Day Trip to Historic Sandwich Village from Woods Hole, nearby Sandwich MA lodging

July 24th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Ever drive a distance for a scone? You will for fresh blueberry or ginger ones from the Brown Jug Café in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod.  Although the memory of the scone with a dark roast coffee on the café’s secluded patio persuaded me to make the trip, Sandwich has other treasures that will satisfy […]

Historic Highfield Hall & Gardens (Falmouth MA lodging)

July 17th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole is a village of the town of Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod,  and Historic Highfield Hall and Gardens is three miles up the road.  Highfield Hall is a restored house surrounded by gardens and now used for art exhibits, cultural gatherings and events.  The Woods Hole Inn is a perfect jumping off point […]

Cape Cod Roses, or How Woods Hole grew this famous Cape Cod Rose

July 15th, 2014 by Beth Colt

From Guest Blogger Gwen Martin:  Ever wondered what a New England seaside village looked like in the early 1900s? A walking tour of Woods Hole opened my eyes to what life was like here over a hundred years ago. Although the village is now home to four major scientific institutions with their laboratories and offices, […]

Visit the Woods Hole Historical Museum in summertime Cape Cod

July 11th, 2014 by Beth Colt

There are so many fun things to do in summertime on Cape Cod, but one of my favorites is a visit to the Woods Hole Historical Museum in Woods Hole, MA.  This small gem of a collection is housed in an adorable 18th century farmhouse draped with rambling roses and accompanied by an equally charming […]

Visiting Falmouth Main Street, Old World Shopping at Cape Cod’s Best Main St

June 28th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole is a village of the town of Falmouth, and three miles up the road is the center of town which we call Falmouth Main Street.  Crowded with year-round restaurants, adorable shops, candy stores and ice cream parlors, Falmouth’s Main Street is a nice bike ride from the Woods Hole Inn, where we offer […]

Sushi Cape Cod in Woods Hole at Shuckers Raw Bar

June 24th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Moving from Los Angeles — arguably the sushi capital of America — four years ago, I was somewhat stunned to discover that there was not much sushi on Cape Cod, and none in Woods Hole despite our twelve lovely water view restaurants.  Raw bar, yes.  Ahi tuna on salad, yes.  Ahi tuna in a burrito, […]

Summer on Cape Cod, Woods Hole is Quintessential Cape Cod Village

June 9th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Summer on Cape Cod…the smell of fresh cut grass, the whoosh of the surf, a light breeze on hot skin, corn on the cob with butter, tender lobster meat melting in your mouth.  Cape Cod is the essence of summer, and Woods Hole is the quintessential place to enjoy it. My summer started with a […]

Woods Hole Spring Festival for May Day is Best on Cape Cod!

May 24th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Ok, I’ll admit I am partial to the events of the Woods Hole social calendar, and think Woods Hole is clearly the nicest small town on Cape Cod.  For the record, the Smithsonian Magazine agrees with me, naming Woods Hole in it’s top twenty best places to live issue this year (at an impressive #5 […]

Spohr Gardens Daffodil Days in Spring on Cape Cod

May 19th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Springtime on Cape Cod invokes images of fields germinating, baby lambs darting across meadows, the bright green of fresh grass and of course the ubiquitous daffodil, a harbinger of summer which is right around the corner.  The best place to see fields of waving daffodils is on a drive to Woods Hole where they will […]

Soft As A Grape T-Shirts and Sweats Opens Woods Hole Shop

April 24th, 2014 by Beth Colt

This month, a new shop called Soft As A Grape opened on the ground floor of the Woods Hole Inn, a great expansion of shopping in Woods Hole.  This is exciting news for all of Woods Hole, as well as for travelers on the Steamship Authority ferries to Martha’s Vineyard as this stylish new shop […]

Stoney Beach Woods Hole an easy walk from the Woods Hole Inn

April 13th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Spring is in the air, with daffodils popping and the bike path cluttered with dusty bikes out for the first ride of the summer.  Wandering just a few minutes from the front door of the Inn brings you to Stoney Beach Woods Hole, affectionately called “Stoney” (as in “see you at Stoney“) by locals. This […]

Photo Safari exploring Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard

April 7th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Our spring Photo Safari exploring Cape Cod kicked off Friday night with a wine and cheese reception at the Woods Hole Inn.  Locals Cathy and Prue joined guests Marie and Janice for this weekend of exploring Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard through the eye of the camera. Saturday morning,  I led a two hour talk […]

Summer Dreams meet Spring Reality in these Snow Photos of Cape Cod

March 28th, 2014 by Beth Colt

            Summer Dreams — I am officially dreaming of summer, long days where the light lasts, and I luxuriate in the cool breeze on my skin after a nice long swim, or sit at the edge of the sand with a tattered New Yorker, a fine sun hat, and strong […]

Author Maile Meloy Visits Woods Hole, Talks at Eight Cousins

March 2nd, 2014 by Beth Colt

Author Maile Meloy was in Falmouth last week talking with fans about her novels Apothocary (a New York Times bestseller which also won the E.B White Award in 2012) and it’s sequel Apprentices.  Eight Cousins Bookshop on Main Street hosted her visit and invited their middle school book club to read the book and come […]

How to Make a Good Photo Great, or Explore Cape Cod on our Photo Safari

February 28th, 2014 by Beth Colt

What makes a great photograph?  Makes makes a photo “go viral”?  Is it more beautiful on Cape Cod than other places?  Why are images more powerful than words, especially in social media?  Is there something to the saying about the magic  of Cape light? Join the Cape Cod iPhoto Safari Retreat (April 4-6, 2014) at […]

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