Full Moon Owl Prowl

January 31, 2018 by Beth Colt

Join the naturalists search for owls throughout the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and learn all about what to look for, listen to and learn all about these nocturnal creatures.


This will be held again March 12th.

Bolshoi Ballet Live in Cinema

January 21, 2018 by Beth Colt

Bolshoi Ballet Live in Cinema presents: Romeo and Juliet to be screened at the MV Film Center.

Stargazing at Felix Neck

January 17, 2018 by Beth Colt

Enjoy looking a little bit closer at the night sky at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary with Mark Lovewell.  Between stargazing and story-telling, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet beneath the starry sky.


This event will occur again on February 14th.

Winter Walks at Polly Hill Arboretum

January 13, 2018 by Beth Colt

Enjoy a guided winter walk led by staff and docents who will point out the arboretum’s plant collections and give an in-depth experience.

Crosslands Annual Holiday Displays

January 5, 2018 by Beth Colt

Enjoy a light and music show at Ocean Park and all through the town of Oak Bluffs.  Be sure to tune in at 88.5 FM.

Cider Press in Woods Hole

November 7, 2017 by Beth Colt

waterfront sunset Woods Hole

The invitation comes in your mailbox, hand written with neighborly love.  A simple message — join us on Saturday afternoon for the annual Woods Hole cider press.  Bring your own apples, but only if they are free.  The Saturday in question dawns unseasonable warm, so you stroll over to this casual gathering on the lawn near the Woods Hole Oceanographic Challenger House.

autumn foliage fall Woods Hole

Safe to say, le tout Woods Hole is in attendance.  Dad’s with baby’s strapped on, kids of all ages chasing a sugar high, grandparents struggling with the old wooden press and shoveling apple remnants into a well worn Garden Way cart. Even a few guests of the Woods Hole Inn, welcomed like old family friends with fresh pressed cider with maybe a nip of good bourbon.

Cape Cod cider press autumn

Long afternoon shadows and views out over Little Harbor with Martha’s Vineyard island shimmering in the distance.  A nice breeze coming in from the southwest.  A few of the old salts talking about how it would have been a good day for a knockabout race, but who knew it would remain this warm so long this year?  Still in shirtsleeves.

autumn events Cape Cod

An endless supply of fresh pressed cider is passed around and the sweets table is laden with home made goodies as well as a box or two of Dunkin Donuts.  No one wants to show up to the Cider Press empty handed.  Don’t miss Jenny’s apple spice cake — it’s the bomb, says her friend.

autumn free activities on Cape Cod

Time to walk home, sugar buzzed and happy.  What a great community is drawn to the surrounding natural beauty of Woods Hole.  What fun at the end of a busy summer to reconnect at an authentic local cider press.  Feeling pretty lucky to live in Woods Hole Cape Cod on a day like today.

Storm News

October 30, 2017 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole news

Tropical Storm Philippe hammered Woods Hole all last night and today with sad results out on Great Harbor where a fishing boat broke loose from the town dock and swept two house rafts off their moorings onto the beach.  Sustained winds of about 40 mph were observed, with highs at 60 mph clocked at Nobska Lighthouse and mid 70’s out on the Vineyard.  Ferries were cancelled all morning due to the high winds, and the coffee shops of Woods Hole were abuzz with all the storm news — gossip of tree limbs, roads blocked, cars obliterated.

boat accident on Woods Hole Great Harbor

By late afternoon the winds has subsided somewhat, and marine salvage experts were working with dive gear to get the stranded fishing vessel off the sand and back into deeper water.  Wind continued to drive into Great Harbor from the south with crews racing against the dusky end of day, making it difficult to imagine the situation will be resolved this evening.

Woods Hole breaking news

Many of Woods Hole’s year-rounders were clustered around the spectacle, hushed voices shared concern.  “Not sure how well lashed she was,” one person remarked of the large metal hulled fishing boat.  “Fog just upgraded that raft this season,” clucked another. 

storm photos Woods Hole

As the sun set and clouds raced across a newly blue sky, locals wandered back to bail their dinghies then off to warm kitchens and more talk of storm news over suppertime, the end of another stormy day on Cape Cod.storm Woods Hole

At the height of the storm mid morning, it was raining and the sun was out.  White caps were bursting across Eel Pond as the boats moored there quivered and dove on their moorings.  A huge flock of cormorants was clustered in the middle of the pond, and at certain points they dove through the waves fishing for minnows.  Here is a snippet of video from this exciting day of storm news:


Staff Spotlight – Meet Stevens Doherty

October 7, 2017 by Beth Colt

staff at Woods Hole Inn

Stevens Doherty has been our jack of all trades here at the Woods Hole Inn for the past several years.  Stevens is a breakfast cook, housekeeper and valet during the summer, so one day he might park your car, the next he might serve you breakfast but always with a big ol’ “Good Morning” smile.  “My first role here is to go above and beyond for our guests,” which he does on a constant basis! 

What is the best part of the job? Interacting with people is the best part of the job. I love seeing that look on their face when you go above and beyond.

What is your favorite breakfast item at Woods Hole Inn? It has got to be the quiches, specifically the bacon.

What is your biggest accomplishment? My son.

What is your favorite place on Cape Cod or the islands? Lower Cape beaches, like Eastham and Wellfleet with my son, or any golf course.

Fun Fact! Steve used to be a firefighter in New Hampshire.

What is the best place you have traveled so far and why? Probably Paris. It is just beautiful – the museums, the artwork, the people.

Oak Bluffs Celebrates Tivoli Day

September 16, 2017 by Beth Colt

The annual street fair on Circuit Ave, will feature live entertainment, food, arts, music and fun!

Driving Miss Daisy Preview

September 12, 2017 by Beth Colt

Join us at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse for a preview of Driving Miss Daisy.  Previews run September 8th through 13th (excluding Sun and Mon) with opening night on September 14th. 

VH Library 5k Run/Walk

September 10, 2017 by Beth Colt

Join us in the VH Libraru 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Vineyard Haven Public Library.  The route will start at the Library, proceed to the West Chop Lighthouse and back.

Driving Miss Daisy Preview

September 8, 2017 by Beth Colt

Join us at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse for a preview of Driving Miss Daisy.  Previews run September 8th through 13th (excluding Sun and Mon) with opening night on September 14th. 

Dr. Yosef Glassman: The Kabbalah of Cannabis

September 5, 2017 by Beth Colt

Learn much more about this topic and the history of it in our world.

2017 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

September 5, 2017 by Beth Colt

This year the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival will present films from around the world by international filmmakers.  Many have been screened in various top-notch festivals around the country.  There will be many guests from film, media, politics and art worlds to discuss and debate film topics. 

22nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Artisans Festival

September 3, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Annual Labor Day Weekend Artisans Festival is the largest art show in Martha’s Vineyard.  It features only local Island Artists in a variety of different ways.  Watch them in action as they create right in front of you!  This event will be held in doors and out doors, rain or shine.

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest

September 1, 2017 by Beth Colt

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest will feature women in jazz, blues and contemporary as well as Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Jazzmeia Horn, Etana, Grace Kelly, Wayna and Sage.  Don’t miss out on this three day Labor Day weekend event, the perfect summer treat!

En Plein Air Painting Adventure on Island Farms

August 31, 2017 by Beth Colt

En Plein Air Painting Adventure on Island Farms with Grey Barn and Farm as your backdrop.  Meet the animals who live here and learn all about the cheese made here, followed by a tasting.  You will then enjoy a special painting workshop with a focus on painting the outdoors.

Let’s Shellibrate! w/ Cottage City Oysters – Short Farm Tour

August 24, 2017 by Beth Colt

Journey out with Cottage City Oyster Farm’s skiff with guides Dan and Greg Martino.  Learn the process of growing oysters and learn all about their importance to the ecosystem.  Enjoy shucking demo and tastings! Reservations required. (two tour times available, 10:45am and 12pm)