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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 […]

Sledding on Cape Cod

February 18th, 2014 by Beth Colt

The cold air biting at your lungs with every deep breath, the weight of the sled in your mitten-ed hand, the bright sunlight glinting off acres of hot white snow, there is nothing better than a clear sunny day right after a deep snowfall for sledding on Cape Cod. Yesterday was just such a day […]

Dreaming of Summer

February 14th, 2014 by Beth Colt

I am constantly bragging about how mild the weather is here, how rarely we get snow, how when we do it melts right away.  Readers of this blog must have heard me reference the warm “gulf stream waters” dozens of times and even heard me lament the brief sledding opportunities, the short pond-skating season. Not […]

Bringing the Summer Beach Inside

January 27th, 2014 by Beth Colt

Nantucket Dune.  Sandy Ridge.  Tidewater.   Sounds like bad poetry, but these are Sherwin Williams paint colors currently in use at the Woods Hole Inn intended to bring the poetry of the summer beach inside. Getting the paint colors right at your beach house is one of the hardest things to achieve — trips to the […]

Cape Cod Blizzard in Woods Hole

January 3rd, 2014 by Beth Colt

The first storm of 2014 hit fast and furious in the middle of last night, blizzard conditions with gusts rumored to be up to 50 mph from the northwest.  Storm watchers called it “Hercules” — Really? I love a good snow day, and this one started early with a phone call from Charlene (our breakfast […]

Professional Development Writers Workshop

December 29th, 2013 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole —  long cherished as an epicenter of marine science — is growing in it’s reputation as a place for artists to gather as well.  This year, for the fourth time, the Woods Hole Inn and Woods Hole Film Festival unite with a weekend of professional development writers with exploration in screenwriting and a […]

Holiday by the Sea in Woods Hole

November 24th, 2013 by Beth Colt

Oceanside holidays are often glamorized in places like St Barths and Key West.  But people forget that the beaches of Cape Cod — especially if we are lucky enough to get a dusting of snow — are perhaps more spectacular than any other time of the year.  Consider spending your holiday Cape Cod with us […]

Six Reasons to Cycle Cape Cod MA starting in Woods Hole

November 5th, 2013 by Beth Colt

Cycling Cape Cod MA, especially in the crisp fall weather, is the best way to see the hidden vistas and back road treasures of this sandy peninsula.  But how to make it all happen seamlessly in one killer weekend?  Well, meet our our bike tour package, which answers the question — why cycle Cape Cod […]

Hurricane Katrina

October 16th, 2013 by Beth Colt

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

September 1st, 2013 by Beth Colt

“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

August 21st, 2013 by Beth Colt

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 […]

Day trip to #OB

August 20th, 2013 by Beth Colt

Did you know over a million people a summer take the Steamship Authority Ferry to the Vineyard from Woods Hole?  Hard to imagine, until you live in Woods Hole and you watch the people streaming on and off the boats. And while we spend the summer at the front desk advising people about how to […]

Takes a Village

August 16th, 2013 by Beth Colt

Despite setbacks including intermittent rain and no power to the building for at least an hour mid-day, our James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef dinner called “Starry Starry Night” came off in style this past Tuesday evening August 13, 2013. We started the night before, renting a truck and emptying the restaurant of all it’s furniture […]

Starry Starry Night, a farm-to-table dinner in Woods Hole

August 13th, 2013 by Beth Colt

We are hosting a James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef dinner tonight, raising money for Falmouth Hospital.  One hundred lucky guests will dine under a tent next to Quicks Hole (our farm-to-table restaurant) overlooking Woods Hole harbor and under the stars. This will be a summer meal to remember… The meal is being prepared by Chef […]

Bike Tour of Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard

August 5th, 2013 by Beth Colt

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

July 31st, 2013 by Beth Colt

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

July 19th, 2013 by Beth Colt

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

July 4th, 2013 by Beth Colt

  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 […]

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