Woods Hole Passage Bed & Breakfast Inn

186 Woods Hole Road , Falmouth, MA 02540 USA (Show map)


This 100-year-old carriage house sits on nearly 2 acres of spacious grounds adorned by shade trees and lush gardens. The Inn is located close to the Shining Sea Bike Path, Martha's Vineyard, Nobska Lighthouse, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and many beaches and harbors of Cape Cod. All our rooms have private baths and are graciously appointed. We are a 'Green' property that welcomes kids of all ages. Come Play With Us!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on July 28, 2013

My family and I stayed here this past June, I was expecting a typical B+B but Martha and Julie went beyond my expectations. They answered all of our questions, made us wonderful breakfasts, and they made us feel like we were kings and queens! If you come to Woods Hole stay at the Woods Hole passage!!!

Most Welcoming Hosts Ever

5 on January 21, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Woods Hole Passage last summer, and it was the most welcoming and comfortable vacation we've ever had. Martha and Julie really have something special going here. It felt more like we were staying with friends than in a nameless hotel. I really can't say enough about Woods Hole Passage, except that we can't wait to go back!

Serene, inviting, great location - our new #1 vacation spot!

5 on January 06, 2013

What a peaceful, fun, wonderful place Woods Hole Passage is – a serene and customized welcoming experience. Woods Hole Passage far exceeded our expectations – it was better than home away from home! The grounds are picturesque. Our room (room: “Two Fish”) was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The main house offers an inviting sitting room, drinks/snacks and a gourmet breakfast experience (Martha is an amazing cook!) – each morning pastries, coffee/tea, juice, then a 3-course breakfast – (they readily accommodated my dietary restrictions too). Woods Hole Passage is spacious but offers a fully personalized experience. When we wanted to go antique shopping or whale watching, Martha and Julie provided us with directions, menus for area restaurants and discount coupons! When we went to the beach, they offered high quality beach towels (in a pre-packed beach bag), beach umbrellas/chairs/passes, bikes and walking or driving routes. Woods Hole Passage offered everything possible to make our trip enjoyable and complete! Woods Hole Passage is within walking/biking distance of picturesque beaches, quaint towns and fun shopping. It is a 10-min stroll to “the Knob” – a secluded landmark beach spot with such amazing sunsets! We walked there once a day during our stay. The whole experience was great for a romantic get-away, but would be family-friendly as well. Martha and Julie take a natural interest in their guests and did everything possible to make our vacation smooth and worry-free. No kidding, writing this review is making me “homesick” for Woods Hole Passage - the best vacation spot we have ever experienced. We plan to go back annually because our experience was SO enjoyable and relaxing! We highly recommend Woods Hole Passage to our family and friends. Happy Travels!

Felt Like Home!

5 on July 08, 2012

What a gem! From the minute we walked in we felt welcome. Julie and Martha felt like old friends and could not have been more accommodating and gracious. Our room was immaculate, very bright and airy and very well appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable and we loved the antique furnishings. Julie's pastries will make you forget about any notions of dieting while on vacation. We loved the afternoon cookies! Breakfast was scrumptious! We had a very early ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Julie made sure we had something to take with us to eat on the ferry. How's that for service! We will definitely be back.

We keep coming back!!

4.0 on June 21, 2012

COMFY BEDS _ LARGER ROOMS _ FANTASTIC BREAKFAST We stay at Woods Hole Passage every year when we come to the Cape. Martha and Julie are the ultimate hosts. They know the out of the way places to visit.

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4.8 on May 29, 2012

Had a fantastic time here with our dog. Martha and Julie were so helpful in giving us ideas for sightseeing and eating out. They were always present and would greet us with "goodies" at the end of a long day sightseeing.

Perfect quiet getaway

5 on April 10, 2012

I go to school in Boston and wanted to get away for a bit with my boyfriend. We stayed here for one night and LOVED it! The owners were sweet as pie, their daughters adorable, and the dog was very friendly without being too excitable. They had bikes for us to use and we loved getting to ride down to the nearby beaches (which only took about 5 minutes). Martha helped us find a great place for dinner by having what had to be every menu of a nearby restaurant available. Speaking of food- the breakfast was so amazing. And the night before we were excited to find homemade cookies laid out for us. Everything was delicious. As far as the room went, the bed was very comfortable. We felt right at home!

Peaceful Getaway

5 on December 07, 2010

We stayed at the Woods Hole Passage just for one night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our room was clean, well decorated, had great lighting, a nice bathroom, room to relax and privacy. The atmosphere of this B&B was perfect; warm tea and baked goods in the living room area and a most spectacular multi-course breakfast in the morning. They were very professional and inviting. We were most impressed and will return!

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Rooms & Rates

One Fish

Spacious ground floor room with Queen bed and private bath. It has a small sitting area with table. Free WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

Two Fish

Spacious ground floor room with private bath, small sitting area, Queen bed. Free WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $259

Three Fish

Upstairs spacious room with cathedral ceilings. It has a queen size bed and private bath. It has a small sitting area with table. Free WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

Four Fish

A spacious room with cathedral ceilings. It has a queen bed and a twin bed. Private bath. Free WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $259

Five Fish

This is our family-preferred room. It has a queen size bed and private bathroom. Ideal for a family with infants to 2.5 yrs old because it is located off the main common area in the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Route 28 onto Cape Cod, approximately 13 miles into Falmouth. Continue south towards the Village of Woods Hole, 1 1/2 miles from the bend in the road on the left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Whale watching, Short walk to sunset beach, Fishing, Bike Path, Ferry to Martha's Vineyard, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , outdoor shower, beach towels/chairs, bicycles, horseshoes, personal care items

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Day trips to Martha's Vineyard, Day trip to Boston, Day trip to Nantucket, Several walks from Inn, Day trip to Newport, RI, Whalewatching,fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Alcohol Provided

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Martha Bridgers & Julie Brienza

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Martha is a trained pastry chef. Julie is a writer. We have three growing girls of our own that love to help around the Inn. You are sure to meet them at some point during your stay.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining area, Outside on patio, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-Free

Signature Dish

Egg Blossom
Egg backed in a Crepe with mushroom, fresh tarragon, and Gruyere cheese.


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