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Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 31, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 30, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 29, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 28, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Storm News

October 30, 2017 by Beth Colt

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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:

 

Holidays by the Sea Weekend in Falmouth Cape Cod

October 28, 2017 by Beth Colt

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Falmouth Mass on Cape Cod knows how to celebrate the holidays with their annual “Holidays by the Sea” weekend.  In early December (Dec 1 – 3, 2017), the whole town rolls out the red carpet with sparkling lights, a marine visit from Santa Claus, local craft sales with everything you need for your Christmas list, caroling at sunset at famous Nobska Lighthouse and of course the Holiday Parade — the largest gathering of it’s sort in southeastern Mass.

Here is a brief run down of some of the highlights of this world class holiday kick off celebration:

Carol Sing at Nobska Light – Sunset Friday Dec 1 – Join professional carolers as the sun sets over Vineyard Sound and the islands in this unique and solemn gathering.

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Jingle Jog and Elf Run – 9.30 am Saturday Dec 2 – Hundreds of festive runners participate in this 5k jaunt through the frosty streets of Falmouth.  The Elf Run is for kids under 12, which is super adorable to see the young runners set off before their parents.

Holidays by the Sea weekend in Falmouth

Renaissance Fair in Woods Hole 10-3 Saturday Dec 2 – with live music and dozens of local craftspeople, the Woods Hole Community Hall is a gathering place to shop, enjoy home made sweets, plus live music from local “Solstice Singers” and more.  This is the spot to find that hand made gift for your holiday gift-giving list!

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Main Street Stroll – All weekend long, the Falmouth Main Street shops welcome you with gorgeous displays as well as end of season specials.  Don’t miss this unique small business community as they show you the best of the best, and help you get into the holiday spirit with their creativity.

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Santa Claus arrives by Boat – Noon on Saturday Dec 2 at Marine Park Falmouth Harbor.  You need to see this to believe it, all the way from the North Pole comes Santa Claus rolling into Falmouth Harbor by boat.  Time for kids to meet Santa plus the best photo ops of the season.

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Falmouth Holiday Parade – Noon on Sunday Dec 3.  More than 50,o00 people crowd the streets of Falmouth to enjoy this one of a kind small town parade that kicks off the Christmas season.  Led by the Hallamore Clydesdale team, these well trained animals will take your breath away while the marching bands, baton tossers and inspired floats from local businesses will fill your heart with the warmth of holiday feelings.  There is a reason this is the best attended holiday event in Southeastern Mass.

Woods Hole Inn Falmouth MassYour perfect lodging for this incredibly delightful weekend is the Woods Hole Inn where we decorate extensively for the holidays to get you in the spirit.  Located right on the waterfront, in the middle of Woods Hole village, the Woods Hole Inn is the perfect place to start the holiday season right.

Holidays by the Sea weekend in Woods Hole

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.

“Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole”

September 29, 2017 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole’s world-renowned science community presents “Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole,” two weekends packed full of mostly free events in celebration of the global impact being made by laboratories right here! 

This weekends’ events consist of Marine Biological Laboratory tours, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution tours, admission to the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, science displays at the Woods Hole Historical Museum, gallery talks, scientific screenings, and the one and only Watershed Ride Finish Line Party!

To see event times and details, go to http://woodshole.com/2017/07/02/the-sea-around-us-you-are-what-you-drink/

 

 

“Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole”

September 15, 2017 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole’s world-renowned science community presents “Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole,” two weekends packed full of mostly free events in celebration of the global impact being made by laboratories right here! 

This weekends’ events consist of a one woman performance and talks inspired by Rachel Carson, Marine Biological Laboratory tours, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution tours, admission to the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, science displays at the Woods Hole Historical Museum, gallery talks, scientific screenings, a fall equinox sunset walk at a local landmark, and more!

To see event times and details, go to http://woodshole.com/2017/07/01/destination-science-discover-woods-hole/

 

 

A Cozy Winter Weekend of Crafts in Woods Hole

September 7, 2017 by Beth Colt

With the heat and humidity carrying us into September, we can’t help but fantasize about the chillier months here on Cape Cod, when sipping hot chocolate in front of a fire and knitting our new relatives teeny tiny hats is the best way to spend a winter weekend.

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What better way to experience the Cape Cod winter land than with a December weekend trip to the Woods Hole Inn? By booking the first weekend of December, you’ll get to experience a true gem: the Renaissance Fair, right in the heart of Woods Hole.  The Cape Cod craft fair is somewhat of an institution Cape-wide, but this is one of the best.

Every year, the Woods Hole Community Hall is filled to the brim with locally crafted goodies (think award-winning homemade hot sauce, gorgeous nautical prints, handcrafted ornaments, beeswax candles, letterpress stationary, and local honey).  A visit to the Woods Hole Renaissance Fair is the perfect way to complete your holiday shopping with unique, hand-made items.

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The mood is festive with live music all day. It’s something we look forward to every year, and always encourage our guests to check out!  Head home with a hand-crafted holiday wreath, made on frames of dried grape vines with locally cut greenery.  Or try the soups and tasty breads offered from our local church – an amazing selection of home made delights sure to warm your heart.

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This year, we’re taking it a step further with our first ever “Renaissance Fair Weekend Special.” Book your two-night stay from December 2nd-4th and get a Standard King for $399 or a queen for $379 queen, plus $25 worth of “Woods Hole Inn Bucks” to spend at the fair.

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The Renaissance Fair is open to the public from 10 to 3 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and located at 68 Water Street in Woods Hole.  There is plenty of street parking in Woods Hole.  Parking is included for guests of the Woods Hole Inn.

International Folk Dancing

August 2, 2017 by Beth Colt

Enjoy a night of International Folk Dancing at the Woods Hole Community Hall! Join locals and visitors alike for a fun, festive evening.

Woods Hole Film Festival

July 29, 2017 by Beth Colt

The 22nd annual Woods Hole Film Festival brings together the work of independent, emerging filmmakers and showcases more than 100 feature-length films throughout the week. 

There are multiple venues and tickets vary by event. Tickets available to buy online.

Woods Hole Living Room Series, “The Brotet”

July 20, 2017 by Beth Colt

Come enjoy an evening with “The Brotet” in a Woods Hole Living Room. The Brotet will be playing “newgrass” music, and the group consists of a bass, a violin, a mandolin and a cello. Music starts at 7:30. Doors open
at 7. Please bring $30 for the musicians! 

Reservations required. Please make them at http://brotet.doattend.com – reservation holders will be
informed by email of the concert location about 24 hours before the
event.

Woods Hole’s 4th of July Parade!

July 4, 2017 by Beth Colt

After attending Falmouth’s Parade, head back to Woods Hole and enjoy another! The Marine Biological Laboratory organizes the Independence Day parade in Woods Hole. The parade proceeds down Water St. Don’t miss this fun event happening right in front of the Inn!

Nobska Point Lighthouse Public Tour

June 29, 2017 by Beth Colt

Tour the Nobska Lighthouse!  Admission is free, donations are welcome.  

Woods Hole Theater Company – “Next to Normal”

June 25, 2017 by Beth Colt

Check out Woods Hole Theater Company’s production of “Next to Normal.”

“The story follows a mother whose struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects her illness, and the  attempts to alleviate it, have on her family.”

Woods Hole Theater Company – “Next to Normal”

June 24, 2017 by Beth Colt

Check out Woods Hole Theater Company’s production of “Next to Normal.”

“The story follows a mother whose struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects her illness, and the  attempts to alleviate it, have on her family.”

Woods Hole Theater Company – “Next to Normal”

June 23, 2017 by Beth Colt

Check out Woods Hole Theater Company’s production of “Next to Normal.”

“The story follows a mother whose struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects her illness, and the  attempts to alleviate it, have on her family.”

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