Tag Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

How Often Do Hurricanes and Nor’Easters hit Martha’s Vineyard?

Nor'Easter Riley

Owning a hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, or anywhere in New England for that matter, brings with it the “fun” of experiencing some pretty wild storms.  The end of summer months (August through October) is hurricane season and then winter (December through March) is Nor’Easter time! The islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are outliers on […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 4 – Caroline Tuthill Preserve

Caroline Tuthill Preserve

This expansive preserve in Edgartown makes the Best Martha’s Vineyard Hiking list for not one but two reasons.  First and foremost great hiking. The Caroline Tuthill Preserve covers a whopping 150 acres and provides beautifully manicured (well this is Edgartown darling) trails through woodland, salt marsh, wetlands and open meadow. If you cover all the […]

Best Sailing Charter On Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Sailing

If a Martha’s Vineyard vacation is on your bucket list then it would seem natural that part of that New England getaway would be a sailing trip. Coming to Martha’s Vineyard and not getting out on the water would be a wee bit missing the point; like going to Burger King and not getting any […]

Top 5 Hikes on Martha’s Vineyard Part 2 – Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary

Cedar Tree Neck Pond

There could not be a more apt word to describe this serene spot than “Sanctuary”. It is the epitomy of a peaceful and idyllic escape, and provides an experience that is the essence of the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. The 300 acre Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary is located on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard […]

Things To Do On Martha’s Vineyard – Island Alpaca

Martha's Vineyard Alpaca

Ok so you’re heading off on your Martha’s Vineyard vacation and you’re mentally ticking off the things to do on Martha’s Vineyard; beach, sailing, hiking, celeb-spotting, over-eating, alpaca stroking, biking, kayaking…  woah! back right up there. “Alpaca stroking”??? Where in the name of all that’s fabulous did that come from? Last time I looked there […]

Things to do on Martha’s Vineyard in Spring

Spring on Martha's ineyard

Sitting here today after a morning spent shoveling away the results of yesterday’s blizzard and looking out on the fresh snow that has carpeted the inn’s gardens, it’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner. With the arrival of Spring Martha’s Vineyard will reemerge from its winter hibernation and embrace the new season […]

Birding on Martha’s Vineyard – 2016 Annual Bird Count

Martha's Vineyard Birdwatching

I was thrilled to be invited this week to take part in the 2016 annual Martha’s Vineyard Christmas bird count. A true “Live Like a Local” experience and a marvelous opportunity for a bird lover given the incredible diversity of birds that call Martha’s Vineyard their winter abode. This Christmas time event is part of […]

Christmas Events on Martha’s Vineyard

Christmas on Martha's Vineyard

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard is a magical time. Many of our summer residents make a special trip back to take in all the festive events that take place and indulge in Christmas “island-style”. Typically on the first Wednesday of December the Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting and Caroling Party takes place at Post Office Square on […]

Martha’s Vineyard Insider Tips – Off The Beaten Track Vacation

Lucy Vincent Beach

Owning a Martha’s Vineyard Inn has given us the wonderful opportunity to explore this New England vacation spot and discover the hidden gems which only the locals know about. Here are some of our tips for you next getaway to Martha’s Vineyard: Beaches after mid-Sept Many of Martha’s Vineyard’s pristine beaches are open and accessible […]

Martha’s Vineyard Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel on MV

We are and have been frequently asked “Well how did you get here?” – to misquote “The Talking Heads”. So here’s the journey of how we ended up with a Martha’s Vineyard Boutique Inn. There is no end to the myriad of different things about which people are passionate; it may be fly fishing, kite […]