Frequently Asked Questions
Taking a vacation to Cape Cod is the perfect way to explore New England culture and some of the most famous attractions on the east coast. We are here to answer your questions regarding our corner of the cape and what to expect when you visit!
There are so many great things to do. Our favorites include: Going to the Woods Hole Aquarium, touring the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, riding a bike, or walking the Shining Sea Bike Path.
There are also a dozen different eateries, enjoying the beaches or using the year-round steamship ferry port to head to Martha's Vineyard during peak season. Feel free to ask our front desk for more fun options!
Woods Hole is one of eight villages within the town of Falmouth.
Woods Hole lies at the southwest corner of Cape Cod. The town is located just about 2 hours south of Boston.
We offer free parking to registered guests in our lot.
Pie in the Sky & Coffee Obsession.
Landfall, Captain Kidd, Water Street Kitchen, Shuckers
Grab a ticket from the ferry terminal (called the Steamship Authority) and hop on the ferry as a walk-on passenger or bring your vehicle. The airport is an 8-10 minute walk from the Treehouse Lodge. Ferries run approximately hourly from 6 am to 10 pm daily, year-round.
Children's tickets are $10.50, and adult tickets are $20 per person for a round-trip passenger ticket.
Car tickets cost $196 and up. Reservations are important in the summer months—$ 98-$125 one way, depending on the time of year.
Yes, Woods Hole Market. A 10-12 minute walk from the Treehouse Lodge.
The Treehouse Lodge offers fun cruiser bikes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Grab a bike from us and hop on the bike path entrance in front of the ferry terminal to explore for a few minutes or the entire day.
The Woods Hole Aquarium is fun – This small, unique aquarium is open from 11 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday year-round (closed all federal holidays). The WHOI Exhibit Center is available in season and has exhibits on the Titanic, ocean life, and the submersibles that explore the ocean floor. Monday through Saturday, 10:30-4:00 p.m.
We recommend setting up your whale-watching adventure with us before your stay. Hyannis Whale Watch cruises (50 min drive) is our recommended company; we offer a significant discount if you book through us. Other great tours are with Captain John's in Plymouth (50 min drive), or watches are leaving Provincetown (over a 2-hour drive).
Two beaches are within walking distance of the Treehouse Lodge: Nobska Beach is .5 miles (about 12 minute walk). This looks out to Vineyard Sound and gets the prevailing southwesterly breeze. The sand is nice, but it's a bit rocky getting in. There are no facilities here. Stoney Beach is 1 mile in the opposite direction. This is good on a day when the wind blows from the southwest. There is lots of sand, and it's great for kids. There are freshwater showers here to rinse off. There are port-a-potties. We offer beach buggy services to and from the beach from 10-6