Woods Hole Inn
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Rates: $155 to $449 (2017 rates, based on the season and size of the room) per night based on a double occupancy. For room rates, use availability calendar to enter date and get accurate quote. Additional guests in the room are allowed by prior arrangement on a case-by-case basis for a fee of $25 per person.
Breakfast. All rates include a continental breakfast served from 8 am to 10 am at our Cape Cod Bed & Breakfast in the sunny breakfast room overlooking Woods Hole harbor. In the off season, we serve breakfast from 8 am to 9 am on weekdays and 8 am to 10 am on weekends. Read our reviews — breakfast rocks at the Woods Hole Inn.
Amenities. A really tasty continental breakfast, private bath with shower, free wireless internet access, flat screen color TV with DVD player, universal docking station, air conditioning in summer months, luxury cotton towels, high thread count cotton sheets, complimentary bikes, free parking…does that work for you? Several of our new rooms on the second floor have private decks with water views over Woods Hole harbor and the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal.
Local Tax. All room rates at our Cape Cod B&B are subject to 9.7% local and state lodging tax.
Minimum Stay. We reserve the right to require a two-night minimum stay during our “high season,” selected holidays, for wedding accommodations and on weekends. For one-night stay requests, please call to inquire.
Deposits and Payment. A room deposit of 50% of the total stay (or 100% of a one-night stay or wedding stay) will guarantee your reservation at our Cape Cod B&B; balance is due at check-in. Mastercard, Visa, Amex and travelers checks accepted. All refunds are issued by check.
Cancellation. Reservations canceled 14 days or more in advance of arrival date will be refunded in full with a $25 processing fee per room. Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will be charged in full and only refunded based on the ability to rent the canceled room(s) and a $25 processing fee per room. Cancellations FOR ANY REASON made less than 48 hours prior to check in will be charged in full. Early departures will not be refunded. We do recommend trip insurance. Please note all refunds, if there are any, are issued by check.
Gift Cards. We sell gift certificates to future stays at the Inn, please call us for details. We also accept Bed & Breakfast.com gift cards, and will redeem a maximum of one gift card per stay. We accept no other gift cards.
Arrival/Departure. Check out is at 11 am. Check in is between 3-7 pm. Check in after 7 PM is by prior arrangement only. Late check-ins with no prior arrangement will be assessed a late check in fee. Online same day reservations can not be accommodated after 9 pm; refunds will be issued in the AM should this misunderstanding occur.
Smoke Free. The Inn is a historic building, so it will come as no shock to you that we do not allow smoking of any kind inside or anywhere on the grounds for the safety and health of our guests. In addition, candles are strictly forbidden. Failure to comply with this important fire safety rule will result in immediate eviction with no refund. Damages for smoke remediation plus removing a room from service for several days starts at $1500 and will be assessed at our cost. We are very serious about fire safety.
Fire Safety. The Inn has been substantially upgraded and has a fire sprinkler system in all guest areas. That’s right, state-of-the-art fire safety stuff which helps all of us sleep soundly at night.
Lost Keys. Un-returned keys will result in a $25 charge. Lost or misplaced keys while a registered guest will result in a $100 charge if the need to re-enter the room occurs after 10 pm.
Dogs. We had so many people ask us this question that we decided to dedicate a room at our Cape Cod B&B to travelers with dogs. So yes, if you book early, we have a great new space that has it’s own entrance and a private bath where we allow friendly and well-behaved dogs. We do not allow pets (with the notable exception of handicapped assistance dogs) in the rest of the inn. We require advance notice, charge a dog fee of $50 per day and ask that your dog have up to date shots and great manners. We will ask you to sign a damages waiver, and we will charge you to replace bedding, furniture or for any other damage that might occur. We ask you not to leave your dog unattended in the room, and will charge a dog-sitting fee of $25 per hour if a barking or whining dog is left unattended. You brought Fido to be with you, right?
Children & Young Adults. Well supervised children over the age of six years are welcome, as the Inn is not designed for infants or toddlers. Children younger than six (6) will not be accepted. We do not accept teenage or young adult guests traveling without their parents — our minimum age is 21 years for solo travelers with ID required at check in.
Quiet. Management reserves all rights to ensure the quiet enjoyment of our Cape Cod B&B by all of our guests. You get that, right? In addition, we like to remind everyone that we are smack in the middle of a busy village with lots of people and several popular bars. Sometimes, there is street noise even late at night. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience, and we do provide sound machines and air conditioners in each room which provide white noise to mitigate the issue when it happens.
Bicycles. Bicycles are offered for rent to our Cape Cod B&B guests on a first-come, first serve basis. We recommend helmets and ask you to sign a release (that’s just good common sense). Bikes are for use on the mainland only – we can recommend many rental places on the Vineyard should you wish to bike there.
Golf. We are lucky to have several world-class courses nearby, which we are happy to help make a tee-time for you as a guest of our Cape Cod B&B. You are asked to follow all Club rules while on the premises, a copy of which will be emailed to you upon booking. Tee-times are as available and will not be guaranteed until reserved. There are no cancellations or refunds on golf packages once booked. There are no refunds in case of bad weather when the course is deemed unplayable, but a mutual date can be rescheduled and additional lodging fees may apply. All incidental charges at the Golf Club including but not limited to equipment, food, drink and damages of any kind will be the responsibility of the guest. The Golf Club maintains the right to ask unruly customers to leave with no refund. We don’t recommend unruliness, in general.
Parking. The center of Woods Hole can be a challenging place to park. On-site valet parking is provided for one car per room. Please note due to the constraints of our small lot, your car may not be available past 10 pm unless coordinated in advance. Parking check out is at 11 am. Additional parking will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis at a market daily rate.
Damages. The rooms at our Cape Cod B&B are filled with upscale furniture, top-of-the-line linens and prized robes sets. Should there be an accident during your stay, or some other significant damage or loss, we will need to charge you for the value of the replacement or repair. We will notify you immediately of our concern and please feel free to call us to discuss the issue. Robes are $69 each and full sheet sets of our upscale luxury linens are $250. Other repairs will be assessed at our cost.
Storms. There will be no refunds given for inclement weather of any kind, including hurricanes. Hurricane season is August through October. We suggest travelers insurance which is available through many vendors.
Events. We allow events of up to 70 people on the grounds of the inn with a two night booking of the entire inn plus additional event fees in months other than July and August. Please call us for more information.
Weddings. We have a two night minimum required for guests attending weddings and require a 100% non -refundable deposit for such reservations. We do not allow additional staff (hair, makeup or photographers) or any other non-registered guests into the Inn. We do not allow late night gatherings of wedding guests in the common areas, and there will be additional cleaning charges and possible eviction if this rule is not followed. Online bookings are required to identify themselves as part of a wedding party so we may share these policies with you via email.
Liability. There are no safes in the rooms at our Cape Cod B&B. The Woods Hole Inn is not liable for loss or damage to items stored in the rooms. We can keep valuables locked in our office as a courtesy only if guests release us from all liability associated with loss or damage of those items.
Eco-Efforts. We have renovated the building re-using whatever materials possible and used only green paints; we replaced old appliances with new energy efficient appliances; we use compact fluorescent bulbs in many places; we instituted a building-wide recycling and waste stream management policy; we try to keep laundry to a minimum with guest assistance; we use local handmade soaps artisan crafted here in Falmouth; we use local produce and suppliers both for breakfast and in our restaurant; we use biodegradable cleaners many of which we make on-site; we ask our staff to walk or bicycle to work; we offer air conditioning in July and August with all-new energy efficient units. Our goal is to set the highest standard for service and style, while impacting the earth as little as possible. We welcome a dialogue about this with our guests as we are always looking to learn, grow and improve.
Subject to Change. Rates and policies are subject to change. Such changes will be recorded on this website and are available upon request at the front desk of the inn.
Little Harbor Farmhouse, Cottage & Studio
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Deposits and Payment. A 50% deposit is required to guarantee your reservation in one of our Little Harbor properties. Balance is due 21 days prior to check-in date. Mastercard, Visa, Amex and checks are accepted.
Minimum Stay. We require a nightly minimum stay. This is determined on the season and availability. To check short term or long term availability, please call to inquire or visit our website www.woodsholevacation.com.
Cancellation. A 60 day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will incur a $50 fee to cover our expenses. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full rental amount unless the premises can be re-rented. Any difference in the rental amount will not be refunded and there will be a cancellation fee of $50.
Arrival/Departure. Most turnover dates are on Saturdays; however, this varies during our off-season. Check in is between 4-7 pm. We cannot accommodate early check-in sorry. Check out is by10 am. Check in after 7 PM is by prior arrangement only. Late check-ins with no prior arrangement will be assessed a late check in fee.
Smoke Free. All Little Harbor properties are designated as NON SMOKING for the enjoyment and health of all our guests as well as for insurance purposes. We will charge for any additional cleaning charges if smoke is detected in the house. Please make your guests aware as you are responsible.
Pets. Well behaved pets are permitted in the house only with prior approval. A $150 per pet fee applies. All pets must be leashed when outside. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up of any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. All pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other recommended vaccinations and topical flea treatments. All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner. The Woods Hole Inn LLC assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
Children & Young Adults. Well supervised children of all ages are welcome. We do not accept teenage or young adult guests traveling without their parents — our minimum age is 25 years for solo travelers with ID required at check in.
Parking. Parking is very limited in Woods Hole and parking for one car is included with the reservation. Additional cars will be charged at market rate per day which is a reduced rate for our guests only. Renters must display parking pass on the dashboard at all times and park within designated parking spot.
Hurricane or Storm Policy. No refunds will be given for inclement weather and the landlord is not liable for any harm to the Tenant arising from the use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises. We suggest travelers insurance which is available through many vendors.
Subject to Change. Rates and policies are subject to change. These policies reflect only a small portion of our policies and agreements that every renter receives and signs before reserving.