Deadline: July 1
Single (1 in a room) $1,500 pp
Double (2 in a room) $1,050 pp
Triple (3 in a room) $950pp
Perched on the edge of Woods Hole Harbor, steps from the Martha's Vineyard ferry, the Woods Hole Inn is the perfect place to start your Cape Cod vacation.
The Woods Hole Inn is in the middle of everything, on the corner of Water and Luscombe in the heart of this busy village surrounded by water and packed with shops, waterfront restaurants, and fun things to do.
From here, hop the ferry to Martha's Vineyard for a fabulous day trip. Jump on a complimentary bike and ride the dedicated bike path past the beach looking over Vineyard Sound, into quaint Main Street, Falmouth and beyond. Charter a boat and fish some of the best waters in New England. Explore the deserted coves and beaches of the pristine Elizabeth Islands, a short boat ride away. Wander down to the harbor and watch the sail boats and marine research vessels come in under a real working drawbridge. Visit the (free!) aquarium or check out the submarine that first explored the Titanic. In summer, walk to several beaches for Gulf Stream swimming that rivals the Caribbean.
Enjoy eating out? Woods Hole is the place for you! Start with our gourmet continental breakfast in the sunny room overlooking the ferry terminal. Have a popover with your freshly-roasted coffee at one of the TWO coffee-houses next door. Wander down by the harbor for steamed lobster, raw oysters, real clam chowder and fresh squeezed juice cocktails. Watch the sunset over the harbor with a lobster taco and Cape Cod draft. Go on a world-class pub crawl from the Landfall to Quicks Hole to the Captain Kidd -- so close to the water you can dip your feet. On weekends, enjoy the scene with free street music, incredible film series, and late-night local bands.
There really is something for everyone in Woods Hole. Birders delight in sightings of egrets, Great Blue Heron and the enormous osprey that likely gave "Buzzards Bay" it's name. Artists and collectors enjoy the local galleries and ceramics studios of this committed eco-community. Scientists come for the world-class research and then come back year after year for the beaches and amazing water views. New Yorkers come for peace and quiet; Vermonters wander down for that urban feeling of a packed, busy village. We welcome travelers from all over the world with a smile and cool cup of lemonade.
Woods Hole is the end of a peninsula, surrounded by water. The harbor we look out on has been used as a port since whaling times, and like Nantucket, is one of the best deep water harbors on Cape Cod. Because of that, the main passenger and car ferry (called the Steamship Authority) runs from here to Martha's Vineyard, a three mile crossing to the famous island where Lady Gaga hangs out with Oprah, James Taylor and President Obama. The Woods Hole Inn is right across the street from this ferry, making the transition to a visit on the Vineyard very convenient.
But Woods Hole is famous in its' own right. Since the 1880's, Woods Hole has been an epicenter for marine and biological science, and now is home to several large institutions with scientific discovery at their core.
Woods Hole in the summer is a bustling town packed with waterfront restaurants, quaint local shops and many activities. There are art galleries, an aquarium, sea exploration boats, bikes to rent for the Shining Sea bike path, two wonderful beaches within walking distance, a charming old-fashioned drawbridge to watch sailboats pass through, tennis courts and a great kids park. There is much to explore out on the water from Woods Hole including the Elizabeth Islands, Quissett Harbor, Falmouth Harbor and Martha's Vineyard.
Visit Martha's Vineyard: The Inn is 100 yards from the Steamship Authority where the ferries leave for Martha's Vineyard. Ferries leave hourly all day long and it the trip across takes approximately 50 minutes. Once on the Vineyard there are world-class shops, fantastic beaches, surfing, golfing, tennis, charming villages and other famous tourist destinations.
Visit Downtown Falmouth: Three miles up the road is the quaint town of Falmouth with a lovely main street packed with more shops, old fashioned fudge makers, qourmet cupcakes, collectible and t-shirts, a Lily Pulitzer shop, a great bookstore and much more. There are scores of additional restaurants up here, a short drive or (in summer) trolley ride away.
Ride the Shining Sea Bike Path: From the front door of the Inn, you can hop onto the famous Shining Sea Bike Path (named for Katherine Lee Bates who was born in Falmouth) and ride 11 miles up the coastline to North Falmouth. This dedicated path, which used to be railroad tracks and is nowhere near the world of cars, is absolutely gorgeous offering views of both Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay. Riding this path is one of the most popular things our guests do, and we strongly recommend you give it a try!