For my 10th year reunion of an MBL course in Woods Hole, the meeting organizer booked me at the Treehouse Lodge. Initially I was a little put out since I had stayed at the Sands of Time for 6 weeks back when I took the course, and it was familiar territory. Nevertheless, I took a Peter Pan bus down from Boston South Station, and on the way I realized that I had forgotten my iPhone charging cord. I called the Treehouse to see if they had extra charging cords and was informed that they did. It was a 12 minute walk from the Steamship Authority Pier to the Treehouse Lodge. I was greeted by LaDonna on check-in, who was super friendly and had the iPhone charging cord waiting for me. I was first given an unrenovated room with double beds since my family would be joining me the next day, and we needed two beds. The unrenovated room looked straight out of the 1950s, including yellow and black tile in the bathroom. Since I am not a fan of vintage hotel rooms, I went back to the office and asked LaDonna if there were any renovated rooms available. She was extremely accommodating and showed me a huge renovated room with a king bed that we could stay in. I immediately fell in love with the upscale decor. Clearly a lot of design planning had gone into the room, including the designer color palette of forest tones, a soothing navy accent wall, barn board-look flooring, retro wooden drum and console accent tables, and modern glass and tile shower. Light fixtures continued the woodsy feel with Edison bulb lighting and red lantern table lamp, and canvas curtains (including a two-part canvas curtain that could be drawn across the middle of the room to divide the room into two spaces) at the windows and patio door provided privacy and gave us the feel of camping without actually doing so. There were cute details that contributed to the treehouse vibe like bedside shelves made of tree slices and a wall-mounted cast iron sink with retro kitchen faucet in the bathroom. The king bed was insanely comfortable with big, fluffy pillows, snowy white sheets, and a decorative Pendleton wool throw. Cots were available for rent at $15/night, but as we would have needed two cots for our two kids, I had my husband bring an air mattress. There was plenty of room for the queen-sized air mattress, and housekeeping made it up with sheets, blankets, and pillows for the kids. Room temperature was precisely maintained by a brand new wall-mounted ductless minisplit that provided both heat and A/C. The mini-fridge and in-room coffee maker were really convenient, as was coffee, tea, and fruit available during the day in the office. The hotel was walking distance to the Pie in the Sky bakery cafe, downtown Woods Hole, and the MBL campus. My husband was able to leave our car in the Treehouse parking lot and walked with the kids to the Steamship Authority Pier to take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard while I was at the conference. There is also a cool gigantic red spherical fire pit in the center of the property. We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at the Treehouse Lodge, the perfect mix of modern and retro. This will be our go-to hotel when we return to Woods Hole.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treehouse Lodge is located in Falmouth, MA, on the edge of the village of Woods Hole and close to the Martha's Vineyard ferry terminal. Owned by the same group that brought you the Woods Hole Inn, this sister property aims to offer affordable Woods Hole lodging to families, business travelers, scientists and more. The ferry to Martha's Vineyard, beaches, aquarium, museums, restaurants, and other attractions are within easy walking distance from Treehouse Lodge. We're a great starting point for trips to other Cape Cod destinations including Provincetown, Hyannis, Sandwich, Plimouth Plantation and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Treehouse Lodge Woods Hole, Massachusetts