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Veteran’s Day 2017 at Woods Hole Inn

November 25, 2017 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Inn excellent breakfast on Cape Cod

Woods Hole Inn honors our veterans each year with free rooms at the Inn on Veteran’s Day.  This year was no different with a bundle of couples traveling to Woods Hole for some well-deserved R&R with our luxurious rooms, amazing breakfast and wonderful warm welcome.

honoring those who serve America at Woods Hole Inn on Cape Cod

Thanks to our inventive staff, no detail was left to chance.  We stand together honoring our veterans, thanking them for their incredible service to our country.

free breakfast is part of your Cape Cod stay at Woods Hole Inn

Extra time and thought goes into our continental breakfast on this special day, and each of us takes pride in seeing that this free event goes as smoothly as possible for our Veterans.

free rooms offered at Veterans Day at the Woods Hole Inn

Most gratifying is the relaxed smiles on our happy patrons in the morning.  See you next Veteran’s Day in Woods Hole!  Free rooms are offered first come, first served to those with military ID’s. We thank you for your service.

Staff Spotlight – Meet Stevens Doherty

October 7, 2017 by Beth Colt

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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.

Dinner & A Movie

April 22, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

Seed: The Untold Story

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie

April 8, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie

March 11, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

The Music of Strangers: Yo-yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie

February 18, 2017 by Beth Colt

 

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

The Peacemaker

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie

January 28, 2017 by Beth Colt

 

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

Landfill Harmonic

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

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.

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

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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

Luke Vose

December 29, 2016 by Beth Colt

Live music at the Quicks Hole Tavern, walking distance from the Woods Hole Inn.

Luke Vose

December 15, 2016 by Beth Colt

Live music at the Quicks Hole Tavern, walking distance from the Woods Hole Inn.

Luke Vose

December 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

Live music at the Quicks Hole Tavern, walking distance from the Woods Hole Inn.

Dinner & A Movie Series

November 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

Tonight’s feature:

A Man Called Ove.

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

3rd Annual Beer, Bed & Breakfast Weekend

November 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

A Fall Tradition on Cape Cod!

Stay at one of our beautiful inns (including the Woods Hole Inn) on Cape Cod during the fun and informative weekend and you could discover your new favorite micro brew, learn how the best beer is crafted and meet the folks who make beer magic!  Taste the food that amazing chefs will pair with world-class beers!

 

Woods Hole and Falmouth area will be featuring dinner at the Quicks Hole Tavern.  See all of the details here: http://www.quicksholewickedfresh.com/events/beer-b-and-b-dinner-november-2016/

Take a Break from Exams with a Getaway to Cape Cod

October 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

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With exams quickly approaching, we wanted to do something for all of the hard-working graduate students who pour their energy into research and learning. Something that would offer a beacon of hope amidst the all-nighters and endless hours at the library. So, we came up with our “Grad School Special.”

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That’s right: take a step away from your busy life and join us in our quiet, restorative seaside village of Woods Hole. Studies have shown the psychological benefits of both gazing upon an ocean’s horizon (which we have plenty of here in Woods Hole) and feasting on a pizza (which we will offer as part of your package), so there is no reason to skip this awesome special which will be available for a limited time!

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Beat the exam blues with this quick escape to the Cape, or, bring your study materials with you and enjoy the quiet peacefulness of your surroundings while you prepare for your tests. Either way, it will be a well-deserved night or two (or three!) away before the end of semester and kick off of the holidays.

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Online booking is available here (with pricing details) or feel free to call the inn at (508) 495-0248 for more information.

Note: this special will be available Sunday-Thursday nights. 

Staff Spotlight – Meet Jonathan Winkler

October 5, 2016 by Beth Colt

Staff members at the best Bed and Breakfast Cape Cod

Jonathan Winkler, Valet & Front Desk

Jonathan has been working at the Woods Hole Inn for the past four years.  Last year, he moved into the staff quarters so now he enjoys views of the water and fresh ocean breezes everyday!

What is the best part of the job? Meeting new people everyday is the best part of my job. I love talking to guests and learning where they are from, what they like to do, how I can help them have fun while they are here on Cape Cod. Making the best of your Cape Cod vacation is my number one goal while you are here at the Woods Hole Inn.

What is your favorite breakfast item at Woods Hole Inn? The home made vegetable quiche, it is delicious.

What is your favorite place on Cape Cod or the islands?  I love Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It is just the most beautiful place to walk around. I enjoy the historical houses, cool shops and great restaurants.  Living here at the Woods Hole Inn, a trip to Edgartown makes for an excellent day off because I just walk across the street to the ferry.

What is your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment is finding a job I love. Not to mention it is located in a beautiful place where I truly love to live.

Fun Fact! My favorite color is pink.  You’ll catch me in my pink board shorts in summer.

What is the best place you have traveled so far and why? I am a huge fan of the Bahamas because I love spending time out on a boat. The aqua blue water is the most beautiful I have ever seen.  Sometimes in high summer season here on Cape Cod, we get a hint of those Caribe blue waters here too.  I love that!

 

A Woods Hole Farewell

September 10, 2016 by Julia Pearl

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I have had the tremendous opportunity to adventure around Cape Cod all summer, while living in the quaint village of Woods Hole as the summer intern at the Woods Hole Inn. What a treat!

I came from a small town in Vermont, so upon arrival in early May, I felt instantly at home here. I am captivated by the ocean, and aspire to live near the water when I settle down someday. I have been spoiled, living right here overlooking Vineyard Sound with Buzzards Bay around the corner. 

Leaving this all behind will be very difficult. Not only am I going to miss the epic sunsets at the Knob, my lunch breaks swimming over at Stoney Beach, or my late night bites at Pie in the Sky, but the people within this town have also imprinted on me. My days here were nothing but beautiful skies and smiling faces.

The summer months in Woods Hole are always busy —  bustling with vacationers, summer visitors, locals, and of course all the science residents.  I loved gazing out my kitchen window on the top floor of the Woods Hole Inn, imagining the stories of each pedestrian below.  I saw families with wild children running down the sidewalk for ice cream. I saw local teens staring at their phones, giggling and sharing videos.  I saw sweet couples walking hand in hand maybe on their anniversary, or a vacations away from the kids. 

Perhaps the best summer development was my new road biking hobby, with a sweet bike lent to my by my cousin for my blogging adventures. I biked to almost every Falmouth beach, and explored most of Martha’s Vineyard too. Man was that fun!

I am going to miss this little town and all the Woods Hole Inn staff. Cape Cod was a great adventure, and as I head back over to Germany this October on my next adventure, I will be bringing a little piece of Woods Hole with me…

A Woods Hole cap of course!

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I hope you have enjoyed my take on the Cape. This is not good bye, this is a see you later!

 

Our “Same Time Next Year” Special

August 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

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With the years flying by faster than ever, it gets harder and harder to find the time for a pause, no matter how brief. At the Woods Hole Inn, we want you to be able to treasure your stay as much as possible, so we’ve created our “Same Time Next Year” special with that in mind; just ask for a piece of our beautiful custom paper, find a quiet reading spot at the Inn (or settle into one of our Adirondack chairs on the deck) and write a letter to your future self. We’ll keep it tucked away for safe keeping until you return. And by booking your next year’s stay now, we’ll honor the current rate, plus take 10% off. Consider it the best gift you could give your future self, and a well-earned moment of reflection.

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We love being your letter’s safe haven, but the the best part by far is seeing all your smiles as you pass them over!

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Visit Nantucket Island from Woods Hole

August 15, 2016 by Julia Pearl

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Nantucket… the Grey Lady…  #ACK… Whatever you call this island thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod, a trip here will change you.   Known for cobblestone streets, elegant shopping, and surf-raked beaches, Nantucket Island is a unique place that should be on your bucket list.

I could not spend the summer on Cape Cod without exploring this famous destination.  From Woods Hole, my friend and I drove an hour on a weekday to Hyannis to catch the 8 am high speed ferry (passenger tickets are $50 Monday-Thursday, $77 otherwise).

Nantucket Fast Ferry: Hyannis

Parking in Hyannis is offered offsite at multiple locations ($15 parking fee per calendar day) with a free shuttle to the ferry dock.  You can pay more to park across the street in private lots, if there is room left.

Nantucket Streets

Nantucket Main Street

The cobble stone Main Street is lined with high end boutiques, beautiful flower displays, old school street lamps and expensive restaurants. Many of the shoppers were tricked out in high prep –  nantucket red shorts, pants with whales, pink sweaters and blue blazers — great fun people watching.  The streets are lined with antique Cape Cod style saltbox houses left over from Moby Dick’s era, back when Nantucket was a metropolis of whaling fortunes.  For history geeks, be sure to add the Old Whaling Museum to your itinerary.

Handle Bar Cafe, Nantucket

Handlebar Cafe

An old friend with #ACK cred recommended the Handlebar Cafe which was easy to find, made a sweet cup of Joe and offered healthy breakfast options at a reasonable price.  Got to love their Instagram feed too!

Surfside Beach, Nantucket

Surfside Beach

Near the coffee shop, we hopped on the Nantucket WAVE. This local bus system runs regularly to all the island hot spots. We decided to explore Surfside Beach on the south side of the island, a fifteen minute bus ride from the center of town ($1.25/person).  Surfside Beach is a great place for a long stroll searching for shells, sand dollars and Nantucket blue sea glass.
Cisco Brewery, Nantucket

Cisco Brewery 

We soaked our share of sun, took a dip in the salty Atlantic then decided to head back to town for a cold one at the Cisco Brewery.  On the free shuttle service which departs from Federal Street every 20 minutes, the brewery driver gives you fun facts including his tongue -in-cheek warning to watch out for loose kids, saying “…this is the time of year where a lot of families come out and pretend they have never even had children…”  He did a great job welcoming us to the Cisco vibe.
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Enjoying our flight of beer samples, the bartender taught us a dice game, adding a playful touch to the beer tasting experience. We attempted to roll high and lost, but someone was bound to get lucky and win a pile of nickels!

Wine Tasking at Cisco Brewery

Even if you are not a huge beer drinker, there are also wine tastings, the Triple Eight distillery and some great ciders on draft. With live music, food trucks and a super fun atmosphere, it was hard for us to leave authentic Cisco Brewery.

The fast ferry home gave us time to reflect on our trip to Nantucket Island.  The Grey Lady is a place of extraordinary physical beauty, great people watching and lots of fun destinations.  Another amazing day trip from my perch this summer at the Woods Hole Inn.

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