If you’re heading to Martha's Vineyard, the classic American getaway, consider staying at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort. Not only a vacation destination, but also a tradition for many, here are six reasons why you should book a room here on your next trip to the island.
Sit on the wrap-around front porch in a cozy, colorful rocking chair and just gaze at the water framed by white sand beaches. Lose yourself in thought and imagination while feeling the soft ocean breeze on your face.
People come to the island to get away from it all, and you will be engulfed in peace and serenity. Take some time to hike on the nearby beach, explore the lighthouse or read a book in one of the many hidden spots on the grounds.
With miles of coastline, the freshest seafood comes from the coast. The hotel has a variety of dining options for every guest. Water Street is the flagship restaurant, serving classic, fresh farm-to-table fare in a Victorian-style dining room flanked with bay windows and gorgeous ocean views. Henry's is the talk of the town; an old-fashioned bar and lounge with a distinct vibe and offering the best New England beers and an eclectic small bites menu. Locals and tourist alike come gather here on weekend evenings for a taste of classic ambiance.
From classic updated hotel rooms to eight exclusive Captain's Cottages and the Governor Mayhew Building, the hotel has the perfect accommodations to suit every need. The cottages are all named after captains in Edgartown, and feature luxury suites with living rooms, kitchenettes and gas fireplaces. The Governor Mayhew Building rooms all include balconies and either a pool or garden view.
Located on the water's edge, the Harbor View is centrally located to the small town of Edgartown. From the hotel, explore the city’s lighthouse, walk to town on the cobblestone streets or explore the nearby private beaches.
Photo Courtesy of Harbor View Hotel/Alison Shaw
At the Harbor View, attentive, personalized service is one of the many reasons people come back, season after season. From the smallest detail, the Harbor View staff makes sure it is taken care of.