Tag Archives: Vineyard Haven

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Events on Martha’s Vineyard – “First Friday” in Vineyard Haven

First Friday VH

Summer on Martha’s Vineyard provides plenty of opportunities to get your culture fix. The island is home to an abundance of gifted artists, musicians, authors and artisans, who can be seen at local galleries, their studios, the Artisans’ Fair and many local events. One of the great island events that plays host to many of […]

Where To Shop On Martha’s Vineyard – Vineyard Haven

Bookstore Martha's Vineyard

Shopping on Martha’s Vineyard is to be whisked back in time to when store hopping meant wandering a Main Street filled with small, independently owned businesses specializing in their chosen product. The Vineyard has long fought to keep chain businesses (be they stores, hotels, coffee shops etc.) and box stores off the island in order […]

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 […]

Film Festivals On Martha’s Vineyard Take Place Year Round

Film Festival Martha's Vineyard

Reasons to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard are plentiful; breathtaking  beaches, surfing, kayaking the inland ponds, sailing Vineyard Sound, historic lighthouses, doing the “Jaws” tour, (over)indulging at one of the many farm-to-table restaurants, celebrity spotting or simply enjoying one of the best places to stay in New England. But one reason to visit Martha’s Vineyard that […]

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 […]