Category Archives / Martha’s Vineyard

Where To Eat Outdoors On Martha’s Vineyard

Outdoor Dining at Garde East

Summer 2020 is here and Martha’s Vineyard is welcoming guests back to the island for what will be a different and no doubt quieter summer than normal due to COVID-19. Many of the islands restaurants are adapting and making use of their outdoor space to expand and enhance the outdoor eating experience for guests to […]

Best Place For a Martha’s Vineyard Elopement – An Enchanting Escape

Flowers In Heart Shape On Bed

Martha’s Vineyard has long been a top US vacation spot for wedding ceremonies and for elegant elopements. The current trend is to move away from big scale weddings and instead limit the number of attendees in order to create a more intimate ceremony and dodge some of the stresses of large gatherings. There are a […]

Martha’s Vineyard Boutique Hotel Inspiration

London Design Week Tag

A question we are often asked by guests and travel writers is where we look for inspiration to keep the interior design of our Martha’s Vineyard inn fresh and current. This is actually an incredibly fun part of our life as it involves such “chores” as staying at fabulous hotels, meeting visionary designers and attending […]

Martha’s Vineyard and COVID-19

Martha's Vineyard Beach

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is asking us all to take the necessary steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 and thereby save lives. He has issued a stay-at-home advisory through 4th May and ordered all non-essential businesses to remain close until that date. Hotels, inns, B&Bs, AirBnB and rentals are considered non-essential and will be […]

Best Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend On Martha’s Vineyard

Felix Neck Swan

Memorial Day Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard signals the start of summer and there is plenty to do on the island with businesses and restaurants open for the season. Here are the Top 10 of the Best Things to do on Martha’s Vineyard this Memorial Day Weekend: Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival One of several annual […]

Is There A Brewery On Martha’s Vineyard?

Beer with Vineyard Haven Harbor in Background

There are many reasons to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard but craft beer is maybe not the first thing that springs to mind. So have I got some good news for you! Martha’s Vineyard is home to not one but two breweries and also a spiritual home to a third. Plenty of opportunities to give the […]

Martha’s Vineyard Bird Watching – 2019 Christmas Bird Count

Purple Sandpiper on Rock

Martha’s Vineyard birding is a year round pursuit with the island playing permanent home to a vast array of sea birds, woodland birds, raptors, ground-nesting birds and song birds. To add to this the island sees seasonal summer and winter visitors, those stopping by for a short rest en route on their Spring or Winter […]

Top 10 Experiences on Martha’s Vineyard

Top 10 Martha’s Vineyard experiences: Sailing Charter Oyster Farm Tour Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour Hike Martha’s Vineyard north shore Kayaking the Great Ponds Martha’s Vineyard Museum Black Dog Tall Ships Farm-stand Tour Bird-watching Beach Road Weekend Music Festival Sailing Charter The quintessential Martha’s Vineyard vacation experience is to put on your boating shoes, grab a […]

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 […]

What’s in a name “Nobnocket” – a Martha’s Vineyard story (including a James Taylor bit)

Nobnocket Logo

For almost 5000 years before Europeans set their Gucci-clad feet on Martha’s Vineyard, it was home to the Wampanoags (earlier called the Pokanokets), a Native American sub-tribe belonging to the large Algonquin tribe of north-east America. The Wampanoags called the island Noepe, which simply means “dry land amidst waters” – a perfect description for the […]