Massachusetts is a a state with a wide variety of places to visit and things to do and see. From the rolling hills of the Berkshires, to the metropolitan area of Boston, to the beaches of Cape Cod, there is something to satisfy most travelers’ needs. South of Cape Cod is Martha’s Vineyard, a beautiful and secluded island that has become a go-to summer travel destination. Martha’s Vineyard has picturesque beaches, a quaint village, and classic coastal New England atmosphere. There are fantastic places to sight see, shop, dine and enjoy outdoor activities when you visit Martha's Vineyard. And with a Select Registry property on the island, there’s no better place for a relaxing, romantic getaway.
About Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard is an island south of Cape Cod off the coast of Massachusetts. A favorite summer getaway spot, those who visit Martha’s Vineyard often fall in love and return year after year. Martha’s Vineyard also includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island, which separated from the larger island in 2007 during a heavy storm. The island measures 100 square miles and is the third largest island on the East Coast of the US. More than half of the island’s homes are seasonally occupied. To get to the island, visitors must travel by boat or by air.
Martha’s Vineyard Activities
There is a plethora of activities to participate on Martha’s Vineyard. A must-see is Gay Head Light, which provides an amazing view of the island and the ocean. A few other popular attractions include the Trinity Park Tabernacle, Ocean Park, South Beach, and the Edgartown lighthouse. Other activities include hiking, biking, beach combing, shopping, and generally exploring the island.
Martha’s Vineyard Dining
From casual spots to finer dining establishments, when you visit Martha’s Vineyard you’ll be able to choose from a variety of restaurants. For special occasions many enjoy The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn for seafood and American cuisine, L’etoile for Contemporary French, or Lambert’s Cove for fresh seafood. Of course, due to its location and history as a fishing village, Martha’s Vineyard isn’t short on fresh seafood. Other dining favorites include The Red Cat Kitchen, 20byNine, Menemsha Fish Market, Artcliff Diner, Larsen’s Fish Market, and Offshore Ale Company.
Where to Stay When You Visit Martha’s Vineyard
When you’re planning to visit Martha’s Vineyard, be sure to book your stay at the Select Registry property on the island. The Thorncroft Inn is on 2 1/2 acres of landscaped, treed grounds. The fourteen room country inn is just a block away from the ocean. Specializing in engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries and other romantic getaways, the Thorncroft Inn is geared specifically towards couples. All of the rooms are furnished with antiques and quality period reproductions. Most of the rooms include wood-burning fireplaces and furnished balconies or private decks. Some rooms also feature two person whirlpools or private in-room hot tubs. If you require even more privacy during your stay, there is also a cottage on the property with a garage and a covered deck. Other amenities include concierge service, on site gardens, and complimentary WiFi. A full complimentary breakfast is served each morning in the dining room, or delivered to the guest’s room. When you choose Thorncroft Inn, you will have a truly exceptional Select Registry experience!