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Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Ice House Pond

Jetty at Ice House Pond

Some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and authentically Martha’s Vineyard spots on this island are also some of the most difficult to get to. That all, of course, helps in keeping them true local experiences. One such place is serene Ice House Pond (formerly Old House Pond) in West Tisbury. This is a deep glacial […]

Vineyard Haven – Martha’s Vineyard Music Festival

Musician on stage Beach Road Weekend

The inaugural Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Festival, “Beach Road Weekend”, took place this past weekend in Vineyard Haven with magical music, cheering crowds, sunny skies, vineyard vibes and rave reviews. Martha’s Vineyard has a rich heritage of music and musicians so it’s fitting that it now is home to a big draw 3-day outdoor music […]

Sustainable Travel on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Oyster being shucked

Martha’s Vineyard has a fragile ecosystem that includes grasslands, sand barrens, freshwater ponds, wetlands, salt ponds, brooks, forests, beaches, moraines and meadows. Like most islanders we try to do our bit to preserve and conserve this unique environment and the bird-life, flora and fauna that it supports and we are happy to help visitors learn […]

Top 10 (New) Things To Do On Martha’s Vineyard

East Beach on Chappy

Martha’s Vineyard provides a long list of firm favorites and “must-dos” that bring summer visitors coming to the island year after year; a visit means being able to savour one of the award-winning lobster rolls at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, hanging out with old friends at Nancy’s Bar in Oak Bluffs, catching a sunset […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Duarte’s Ponds and Blackwater Pond

Duarte's Pond

Even at summer’s height in balmy (barmy?) August on your Martha’s Vineyard vacation it is still possible to find an escape from the heaving hordes and the ensuing relentless cacophony. That magical place of calm is the MV Land Bank property that connects the ponds of Duarte’s and Blackwater. Hidden away off Lambert’s Cove Road, […]

Secret Martha’s Vineyard – Phillips Preserve Hike

Martha's Vineyard Hikes

It would take a lifetime of Martha’s Vineyard vacations to discover all the hidden spots and secret places that are tucked away on the island. That’s one of the reasons that we are always encouraging our guests at the inn to keep returning! It’s also why I’m going to dedicate some blogs to insider tips […]

Top 10 Winter Activities on Martha’s Vineyard

Winter on Martha's Vineyard

OK call me crazy – you won’t be the first and I’m hoping not the last – but your next winter vacation should be to Martha’s Vineyard. Dispel those visions you harbor of boarded up stores, “Perfect Storm” ferry trips, gnarly islanders, sideways rain and a scary silence from your Uber app. Not true – […]

Best Events On Martha’s Vineyard

Oak Bluffs Fireworks

Given the beauty of its beaches, ponds, woodlands, farms and trails, the unbeatable locations for sailing, golfing, fishing, kayaking and kite-boarding, and the world-class restaurants and food-to-table menus, you do not need an excuse to come and vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. However, should you be that type of person who needs a reason to go […]

Top 10 Martha’s Vineyard Sunsets

Tashmoo Sunset Martha's Vineyard

A Martha’s Vineyard vacation is a bucket-list item that provides a host of exceptional experiences, be they sailing, kayaking, farm-to-table food, hiking, art events, film festivals or celebrity spotting. But one of our favourites is the stunning sunsets that are visible here from land and sea. A perfect way to end a perfect day on […]

Where To Shop On Martha’s Vineyard – Edgartown

Edgartown Shopping

A must do on any vacation on Martha’s Vineyard is a stroll down picturesque Main Street in Edgartown. It epitomizes a text book New England village Main Street that could have graced a Norman Rockwell print. Everything is pristine and immaculately manicured, not unlike my good self.  For this reason it is hardly surprising that […]