Following is logistical information to start your planning for the Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems Symposium here in Woods Hole, August 27 – September 1, 2017.

Symposium plenary sessions and presentations will take place in Redfield Auditorium (Water Street, WHOI’s Village campus) and poster sessions on the 5th Floor of Clark Lab (Woods Hole Road, WHOI’s Quissett Campus). There will be a bus to transport participants between certain hotels (see below), Woods Hole Village and the Quissett Campus.  Parking is very limited in Woods Hole Village and it’s recommended that if you have your own transportation to park on Quissett Campus where a shuttle is available that goes back and forth to the village.

Air Travel

The two airports nearest to Woods Hole are Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and Providence T.F. Green Airport (PVD). Both airports are just under 80 miles from Woods Hole, and both offer bus service (Peter Pan Bus Lines) to Falmouth and Woods Hole. Please check bus schedules ahead of time to make sure your flight does not arrive too late to catch the last bus.

Ground Transportation

Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Service to Falmouth/Woods Hole is available from both airports.  On Peter Pan’s web site put in Boston Logan Airport or T.F. Green Airport and then Falmouth or Woods Hole get the correct schedules. Please note that bus trip from T.F Green will take more time and is not as convenient as buses from Boston’s Logan Airport.  At Boston’s Logan Airport, Peter Pan buses leave directly for Falmouth and Woods Hole, taking about 1.5 – 2 hours.  The bus stop for “scheduled buses” can be found right outside each terminal (exit ground floor of the baggage claim area) at Boston Logan Airport.  As there are not many buses running these routes, it’s best to try and coordinate your flight arrival time close to the bus departure time.

If you are renting a car or need a ride to/from the airport and wish to coordinate with your colleagues, please add yourself to our ride sharing spreadsheet.

Alternatives to bus transportation
Green Shuttle
Long’s Taxi & Airport Transportation
White Tie Limousine
Enterprise Car Rental
Falmouth Taxi

Hotel Information

Several hotels in the area have agreed to block rooms for our meeting at negotiated rates and are outlined below.  Shuttle bus transportation between these hotels and the symposium venue will be available (the one exception is the SeaCrest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth).  The pick-up and drop-off schedule for this transport will be determined after we see how many people have reserved rooms at the various hotels, and which route is the most practical to follow at the time.  When reserving rooms, please do mention that you will be attending the week long WHOI Symposium that starts on August 27th.

Inn on the Square
40 North Main Street
Falmouth, MA
Phone: 1-800-676-0000
Say that you are with the WHOI-CBE6 Symposium
30 rooms reserved until July 28th at a rate of $209/night under WHOI-CBE6 Symposium
Note: this Inn is within easy walking distance from the Falmouth bus stop and to Falmouth Village

Sands of Time
Motor Inn & Harbor House
549 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, Cape Cod, MA 02543
For Reservations: (508) 548-3623 or 800- 841-0114
20 rooms available, will hold as long as possible, $242/night
Note: within walking distance from the Woods Hole bus stop, and to the symposium venue

Holiday Inn
291 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA
Phone: (877) 272-6415 and ask for Reservations
25 rooms held until 3pm on until July 14, 2017 at a rate of $169/night
Call 1-877-272-6415 and ask for reservations with the “WHOI CBE6 Symposium” to get the discounted rate.
Book online at their website using this link:  http://bit.ly/2gRTwAs.  Group three letter code is WH3

Coonamessett Inn
311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA
Phone: (508) 548-2300
Email: stay@coonamessettinn.com
15 rooms reserved at a rate of $119/night under WHOI conference (CBE6) 

Red Horse Inn
28 Falmouth Heights
Falmouth, MA
Phone: (508) 548-0053 or (508) 495-0152, Email: redhorseinncapecod@gmail.com
Rooms reserved at various rates from $165 (Queen) to $195 (King).
Rooms held in block until July 24, 2017 under WHOI CBE6 Group.  Need to call or email directly to book rooms.  Rooms not available through online booking.

ShoreWay Acres Resort Inn
59 Shore Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Email: tab@shorewayacresinn.com
Phone: 508-540-3000
14 rooms available at $173/night (plus tax) 

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
350 Quaker Road
North Falmout, MA 02556
20 rooms held ($299/double, $319/triple rate, $339/quad rate)
Telephone: (800) 225-3110
Note: Daily shuttle transportation to the symposium will not be available from this hotel.
This hotel is also where we will be hosting the Symposium Dinner on Tuesday, August 29th, and on that evening bus transportation between here, Woods Hole, and the other hotels will be available.

Falmouth Heights Motor Lodge
146 Falmouth Heights Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: (508) 548-3623 or (800) 468-3623
Note: good place for families, as close to beaches

Negotiated rates:
Main Lodge Queen     $159.00 per night                  Efficiency         $229.00 per night (3 night min.)
Main Lodge King         $189.00 per night                  Kitchenette       $249.00 per night (3 night min.)
Deluxe Doubles           $229.00 per night                  Beach House   $249.00 per night
Harbor Queens            $229.00 per night                  Cape House     $249.00 per night (3 night min.)

All prices are based on double occupancy and are subject to state and local taxes. Additional guests after the first two are charged, per person at a rate of $10.00 per night. We serve a light, continental breakfast each morning.  Guests may call to book at 1-800-468-3623 or use our website www.falmouthheightsresort.com. If using the website, please have them indicate the WHOI Group.

Important Links

WHOI Maps and Directions
Local restaurant list

Airport Ride Sharing Spreadsheet (TBA)
Shuttle schedule (TBA)
WHOOSH Bus Schedule (this is a trolley that travels between Woods Hole and Falmouth if you are looking for transportation outside of our meeting shuttle times)

For More Information

Symposium Coordinator: Andrew Daly 

Symposium program: Stefan Sievert

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