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Valentine’s Day at the Woods Hole Inn

January 31, 2017 by Beth Colt

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or absolutely loathe it, the holiday is the perfect opportunity (or excuse!) to get away. This year, we’re doing something special, with steep discounts on all the rooms and too-good-to-pass-up add ons. Join us for two nights and you’ll have a bottle of chilled Prosecco waiting when you arrive, 12 Washburn Island Oysters to enjoy during our “Happy Hour,” a hearty breakfast to start the day in our sunny reading room, and a box of our favorite local chocolates. Plus, we’ll let you decide which weekend is better for you — the one before or the one after — Valentine’s Day. 

So, pack your bags, bring your loved one, and enjoy the peace and quiet of Cape Cod in the winter! Woods Hole Inn is across the street from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal, so adventurous souls need not feel restless. Other options: the best pastries on Cape Cod at Maison Villatte (we recommend the chocolate chip cookies, chocolate almond croissants and olive cheese bread), a picturesque sunset walk on the Knob, or a day trip to the National Seashore. 

For those of you inclined to stay inside, we’ve got you covered with 600 thread count sheets and all the rom coms you could ever want. 🙂

See pricing details here, and call (508) 495-0248 to book today! 

Middle image via Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association

First Winter Storm of 2017

January 9, 2017 by Beth Colt

Winter Storm photos

Everybody loves a Cape Cod winter storm, especially when it arrives on a Saturday. The storm season began in style this weekend as “Helena” rolled over, dumping at least a foot of crunchy, white snow.

Woods Hole yellow boat in snow

As the Nor’Easter started, we spied a row boat drifting around Eel Pond, a paddle here, another paddle there, the rower just watching at the world.  Mesmerizing, peaceful and brave.

hot tea in a cold storm

There was no street noise, the hush of drifts against the front door as we shared a hot cup of black tea with milk and sugar in the warmth of the house.  Our fingers were crossed that the power might remain on (it did!) but we were ready either way with flashlights and generator.

Woods Hole Inn in the snow

In the morning, we woke early to dig out. The north-easterly storm wind cleared out the driveway but packed drifts up against the front steps of the Woods Hole Inn.  Everything looked different with the frosting of ice — like a whole new world to appreciate.

Water Street after snow storm Cape Cod

Looking up Water Street from the drawbridge, the world glinting in the morning light, streets still snowy from the overnight cold.

Winer Storm photos Cape Cod

Over by Shuckers Raw Bar, we marveled at hulking, mysterious forms hidden under mounds of snow.

Yellow boat in icy water Cape Cod

Near the Marine Biological Lab parking lot, several skiffs bobbed in the water, now rendered into floating tubs of sculpted ice. On School Street, the Children’s School of Science was lit as if for a movie moment.

Woods Hole School in the snow

It was a wonderful day to walk around the village of Woods Hole just after the first Cape Cod storm of winter 2017.  If you enjoy our photo essays, please consider following us on Facebook where we post regularly to keep you up to date on life at our Cape Cod bed and breakfast.  @WoodsHoleInn

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