Martha’s Vineyard Blog

Where on Martha’s Vineyard Was Jaws Filmed?

Jaws Filmed on Martha's Vineyard

In 1974 a 27 year old Steven Spielberg arrived with his film crew on Martha’s Vineyard to film “Jaws”. The young film-maker had decided that rather than going the film studio’s preferred route of filming water scenes in water tanks he would film his adaptation of Peter Benchley’s shark novel in the ocean. The location […]

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 – […]

Valentine’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard

Valentine's Day Martha's Vineyard

February, the month of love, is fast approaching and though there are many reasons to lament the month, even its negatives have romantic twists: – February is hands down the trickiest month to spell because of that pesky silent “r”. But we have Latin to thank for the “r”. Latin is the language of the […]

Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Tree Tradition

Martha's Vineyard Christmas

Since the 1950’s it has been a holiday tradition for many Martha’s Vineyard locals to purchase their Christmas trees from a somewhat surprising source. They head out with family in tow to select the perfect tree not from a nursery, store or garden center but instead to get a “Legion Pumper” Christmas tree from Tisbury […]

How To Get To Martha’s Vineyard

The first thing to clarify is that Martha’s Vineyard is most definitely an island, your standard surrounded by water type of island.  A fact that is pretty obvious when you live here but may not be on your radar if you don’t, but is a rather critical piece of information if you’re planning a trip […]

Martha’s Vineyard Hotels

Martha's Vineyard Beach

Martha’s Vineyard has always been an avid proponent of the “buy-local” philosophy and has tried to maintain a healthy resistance to chains establishing themselves on the island. This has proved successful over the years and has helped keep the island character that is so loved by locals and visitors alike. Inevitably the rise in property […]

Thanksgiving on Martha’s Vineyard

Tisbury Turkey

Is there anything more traditional than to enjoy Thanksgiving in New England, where the first Thanksgiving took place way back in 1621 (on a Thursday I’m assuming). Our inn proudly bears a Wampanoag name, Nobnocket, and it was members of the Wampanoag tribe who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims in Plymouth. Many theories […]

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 […]