Tag Archives: Edgartown Massachusetts

The Charles Hotel opens Benedetto


soppressata-and-white-bean-bruschetta-with-grilled-red-onionCambridge, MA — At the end of November, The Charles Hotel and Chef/Owner Michael Pagliarini, of Giulia fame, opened Benedetto in the space previously occupied by Chef Jody Adams’ Rialto.

Designed by the acclaimed New York-based Bentel & Bentel architectural team, Benedetto is a rustic farmhouse-chic Italian restaurant with an outdoor patio. Two separate dining areas are also available for private bookings and events, with each able to comfortably accommodate 20-75 guests.

Benedetto in The Charles Hotel is open seven days a week for dinner service beginning at 5:00 p.m. For more information visit www.benedettocambridge.com.

Martha’s Vineyard’s Harbor View Hotel throws daylong Fourth bash



Martha’s Vineyard, MA — As usual, the Harbor View Hotel will host a magnificent July 4 Celebration in Edgartown. The day will include live music, fireworks, a parade and great food — all open to the public as well as hotel guests. The fun begins with children’s activities at 10 a.m. on the hotels front porch, continues with the annual Edgartown Parade around 5 p.m., and ends in the hotel’s Lighthouse Grill for food and dancing.


Photo credit: Elizabeth Cecil

Just steps away… From the Charles Hotel



Cambridge, MA — Just steps away from the Charles Hotel, tucked away down a hidden lane off Cambridge’s genteel Harvard Square, sits Harvest. This restaurant of considerable renown celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall and because its past chefs reads like a who’s who of Boston cooking elite — Barbara Lynch, Chris Schlesinger, Lydia Shire, and Gordon Hamersley, to name but a few — current Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett and Executive Pastry Chef Brian Mercury have created a special Anniversary Tasting Menu that will be offered throughout November, inspired by the celebrated chefs signature dishes cooked up during their time at the restaurant.


Because Harvest was one of Julia Child’s favorite restaurants — she lived nearby — Mercury has out his elegant spin on some of Julia’s classic desserts.


Also, from November 1 through November 30, 2015, guests are invited to celebrate Harvest’s 40th Anniversary with a series of in-restaurant programming:

A three-course menu compris: Two savory courses, one sweet; $48; $68 with wine pairing; or a  six-course menu: Four savory, two sweet; $68; $88 with wine pairing

Each guest who chooses the Anniversary Tasting Menu is given a special birthday takeaway gift created by Executive Pastry Chef Brian Mercury. Potential delicacies include homemade cashew brittle, goat’s milk fudge and chocolate chip meringue.

Harvest is offering “throwback” specialty cocktails priced at 1970s prices, including the “Harvest Wallbanger” at $2.95.  The Harvest Wallbanger is the restaurant’s take on the classic drink made popular in the mid-70s.

All guests who celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary at Harvest restaurant throughout the month of November will receive a special “anniversary rate” of 15% off their total bill (excluding alcohol, tip and gratuity). To redeem, guests must note celebration at time of making reservation and mention to their server.

Guests who share their past and present Harvest memories and photos on Instagram throughout the month of November using #HarvestThenandNow and @DineatHarvest will earn the chance to win one of three prizes, including:

o    Brunch for four at Harvest

o    Dinner for two at Harvest

o    $50 Gift Card


For more information on Harvest’s 40th anniversary, visit www.harvestcambridge.com. To track the conversation on social media and share both memories old and new, use hashtag #HarvestThenandNow and tag @DineatHarvest. To make a reservation, guests can call 617-868-2255 or visit www.harvestcambridge.com.

Martha’s Vineyard’s Kelley House marks its roots with Jaws filming


image003Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts — With Jaws, the movie, hitting its 40th anniversary, Martha’s Vineyard’s hostelry, Kelley House, which began as housing for the film’s cast and crew, is giving guests a blast from the past with an exclusive Cisco Shark Package. The Vineyard establishment, the sister hotel to the nearby Harbor View Hotel, invites guests to stay in the same rooms as the cast, and the package also includes a bucket of local Cisco Shark Tracker Light Lager Beer, a Cisco swag bag, and breakfast at the Newes From America Pub. Based on double occupancy rates start at $449 per night.

Reservations can be made online at www.kelley-house.com or by calling 800-225-6005.


Oh boy, these Cape Cod hotels are sharing ice cream (recipes)


Cape Cod, Massachusetts–It’s sum-sum-summertime and nothing says summer like ice cream treats. Here are two recipes from seaside hotel kitchens for you try your hand at.

Peanut Butter & Beach Plum Jelly Ice Cream

Executive Chef Daniel Kenney, Sea Crest Beach Hotel – Cape Cod, Mass.


Yield 1 quart of ice cream

½ cup organic sugar

3 organic eggs

1 cup organic whole milk

¾ cup organic peanut butter

¾ cup Cape Cod beach plum jelly

¾ cup condensed milk

½ cup organic heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla beans, fresh from pod


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and eggs with an electric mixer until thick, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Pour milk into a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over low heat. Gradually drizzle the hot milk into the eggs while whisking vigorously. Then pour the whole mixture into the saucepan.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil.
  4. Remove from heat, and whisk in peanut butter. Allow to cool slightly, then whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and vanilla beans.. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Fold in beach plum jelly when mixture is still soft, then transfer to a container, and freeze until solid.

Banana Split

Executive Chef Caleb Lara, Harbor View Hotel – Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.


Makes one dessert

1 scoop vanilla bean ice cream

1 scoop chocolate ice cream

1 scoop strawberry gelato

1 banana, sliced lengthwise

Dark Rum Pineapple Sauce (recipe below)

2 tablespoons Italian cherries in liqueur

Freshly whipped cream

1 waffle cone, broken into pieces

Dark Rum Pineapple Sauce


1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple

½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup dark rum


  1. Make the pineapple sauce by simmering all the ingredients together until a glaze forms

and the alcohol cooks off.  Let cool before serving.

  1. Arrange the ice cream ingredients in a platter (ice cream, banana, Italian cherries) and

drizzle with pineapple rum sauce. Top with freshly whipped cream and waffle cone pieces

and serve immediately.

Harbor View Hotel opens Lighthouse Grill


image003 Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts — Bye bye Water Street, hello Lighthouse Grill. Gorgeous Cape Cod island getaway, the Harbor View Hotel, has revamped its main restaurant, and renamed it too. The new Vineyard hotspot will welcome guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Chef Caleb Lara will continue the hotel’s tradition of using produce, meats and poultry from established local farms and fishermen. Lighthouse Grill will be open daily for breakfast with brunch on Sundays, and Thursday-Sunday nights for dinner. Starting June 14 it will be open daily for dinner.

For more info: Harbor View Hotel

Chef Caleb Lara returns to Martha’s Vineyard’s Harbor View Hotel



Edgartown, Mass. — Chef Caleb Lara has decamped from the kitchen at the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts, and returned to Martha’s Vineyard’s historic Harbor View Hotel, where he will serve as executive chef,  overseeing the hotel’s food and beverage program, which includes Water Street, its signature fine dining restaurant, and the popular gathering spot Henry’s Hotel Bar, as well as event and wedding catering.

“We’re pleased to have Caleb back on board and look forward to sharing his culinary talent and experience with the island’s residents and visitors,” said Andrew Bartlett, general manager of Harbor View Hotel, in a press release.

Lara has also worked as a sous chef at Steel & Rye in Milton, Massachusetts and at The Ritz Carlton in Boston, and held the position of chef de partie at The Ritz Carlton, Naples and Harbor View Hotel.

“I’m thrilled to be back at Harbor View Hotel,” said Lara. “My time here left a lasting impression on my cooking style and gave me a great appreciation for locally sourced ingredients and I’m looking forward to exploring again all that Martha’s Vineyard has to offer.”

Lara is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York and received his Chef de Cuisine Certification from the American Culinary Federation.

For more information:

Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival




Edgartown, Mass. – From Oct. 16-19, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival is a great excuse to head to Cape Cod. The four-day festival will showcase local and regional chefs, include a Grand Tasting, and add seminars with wine experts from around the country. To celebrate the festival, Harbor View Hotel has a special package that includes overnight accommodations in an elegant Captain’s Cottage suite, two tickets to the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, Oct. 18, and a bottle of sparkling wine delivered in-room, upon arrival. Saturday night starting rates are $799, and a Friday night can be added for a starting rate of $499, excluding tax.

Harbor View Hotel is also hosting two events, the Gourmet Wine Cellar on Friday, Oct. 17, an exclusive dinner for fine wine collectors featuring 16 wine personalities and a gourmet menu, and the Grand Sunday Brunch at Water Street, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant.

Based on availability, restrictions may apply, and this cannot be combined with other offers. For more info: 800-225-6005,  Harbor View Hotel


Photo credit: Harbor View Hotel

Try the Harbor View Hotel’s summery fluke crudo




Martha’s Vineyard — For his “island-to-table” menus for Water Street restaurant and Henry’s Hotel Bar, Harbor View Hotel Executive Chef Nathan Gould culls from the island’s fresh seafood, locally raised animals, and farm produce.

Bison tenderloin with parsley gnocchi and Thimble Farm mushrooms, and Peking Duck with white corn risotto are just two delicious sounding plates. Here is Chef Gould’s Vineyard Fluke Crudo recipe:

Vineyard Fluke Crudo


  • 1 filet of very fresh Vineyard Fluke, about 1 pound
  • 5 large, ripe summer strawberries
  • 1 pinch smoked sea salt
  • 1 tsp. carrageenan
  • 2 teaspoons Yuzu or grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons Arbequina olive oil
  • 1 oz. micro cilantro or micro radish greens
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper

Tools Needed:

  • Sashimi or long filet knife
  • Blender
  • Squeeze Bottle

Method of Prep:

  • Place filet of fluke on ice and keep very cold until ready to use
  • Clean the berries and remove the tops, place in the blender
  • Add the carrageenan, yuzu to the berries and blend until very smooth, season with a pinch of salt and a turn of black pepper, remove from blender and place in a squeeze bottle with a small tip
  • Slice the filet of fluke paper-thin on an extreme bias using a sashimi knife, keep the slices cold until ready to plate
  • Chill a plate in the freezer for 10 minutes or until very cold
  • Using the strawberry puree, create dots and design with the strawberry puree on the chilled plate
  • Arrange the paper-thin slices of fish on top of the strawberry puree, sprinkle with a generous amount of smoked salt, olive oil, a turn or two of ground black pepper, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro micro greens


For more info: Harbor View Hotel

Stockbridge’s Red Lion Inn highlights local culture for Memorial Day Weekend



Stockbridge, MA –  The Red Lion Inn‘s two-night Memorial Day Special includes passes to two local attractions listed below, a relaxing round of drinks on the Front Porch — a must-do!, and a $50 dining voucher to use in one of the on-site dining rooms. The cultural attractions to choose from are:

Chesterwood: Summer estate of sculptor Daniel Chester French, creator of the seated Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial and many other American public monuments. Chesterwood is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Naumkeag: Designed by Stanford White, this magnificent 19th century cottage from the Berkshires’ Gilded Age and formal gardens is also maintained by the Trustees of Reservations.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Explore the world’s largest and most significant collection of original art by America’s favorite illustrator, Norman Rockwell. The site also includes his Stockbridge studio and changing exhibitions of other contemporary and past artists.

Berkshire Botanical Garden: One of the earliest non-profit nursery/gardens in the United States, this 15 acre garden offers beauty, relaxation and a first-hand look at the variety of plants and trees that grow in the Berkshires.

Rates start at $575 (plus taxes) for two nights in a deluxe room. This special is only available May 23-25. To reserve, call 413.298.1690, or email reservations@redlioninn.com.

For more info: www.redlioninn.com.


Ready for the Boston Marathon, Revere Hotel Boston Common partners with RightOnLeftOn


Right on Left on

Boston MA — In anticipation of the 118th Boston Marathon, Revere Hotel Boston Common has partnered with local Boston active-wear line, Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston, to bring a pop-up shop to the hotel’s lobby. Available March 25-April 30, this unique Boston-based brand references the iconic race’s final two turns, a right onto Hereford, then a left onto Boylston Street, where the finish line lies ahead. The com[any features an eclectic mix of Marathon-centric apparel and merchandise, ranging from t-shirts and sweatshirts to cow-bells, teddy bears, and stadium-safe tote bags. Founded in 2008 by Massachusetts native and dedicated Marathon runner John Stoller, RightOnLeftOn merchandise can be purchased directly from the front desk and is available in various colors and sizes for both men and women.


Photo credit: Revere Hotel Boston Common

Harbor View Hotel celebrates Easter


HARBOR VIEW HOTEL credit William DeSousa-Mauk

Edgartown, MA —  On Sunday, April 20, Harbor View Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard will celebrate Easter with Sunday brunch and an Easter egg hunt.

The annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on Lighthouse Beach and Harbor View’s grounds, with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the hotel’s signature restaurant, Water Street, opens its doors for a brunch created by Executive Chef Nathan Gould. Brunch is priced at $55 per person and $25 for children 12 and under. Peruse the menu below.

All activities are open to islanders and hotel guests alike. Visitors seeking a last-minute spring retreat can enjoy 50 percent off room rates on one-, two- and three-bedroom Captain’s Cottage suites. For more info: 800-225-6005, www.harbor-view.com

Easter Brunch Menu

 Raw Bar Display

Honeysuckle Oysters


Little Necks

Spring Onion Mignonette With Bloody Mary Cocktail and Citrus

Duck Trap Smoked Salmon With Lemon and Grain Mustard Crema

Local Cheese and Charcuterie

Selection of Vermont and Massachusetts Cheeses

Rabbit Pâté and Cured Meats

Lavosh and Honey

Preserves and Mustards

Chef’s Brunch Station

Waffles and Omelets Made to Order

Carving Station

Slow-Roasted Good Farm and Cleveland Farm Chicken With Five-Spice Chicken Au Jus

Marcho Farms Lamb Leg With Peppercorn-and-Cognac Hunter’s Sauce

Cold Selections

Thimble Farm Greens With Hazelnuts, Tangerine, Fennel and Vinaigrette

Roasted Baby Spring Vegetables With Kale and Buttermilk Dressing

Lumachine Pasta, Olives, Feta, Radish, Cucumber and Roasted-Tomato Dressing


Hot Selections

Harbor View Hash Browns

Homemade Sausage

Applewood Bacon

Slow-Cooked Eggs

Vineyard Spring Stew With Quahogs, Wild Mussels and Cod in a Fennel Broth

Photo credit: Harbor View Hotel

Harbor View Hotel parties into 2014


Edgartown, MA – On Dec. 31, the historic Harbor View Hotel will kick off 2014 with its annual New Year’s Eve bash – a highlight of the Martha Vineyard’s holiday calendar. The evening will include gourmet hors d’oeuvres by executive chef Nathan Gould, and live music from the Sultans of Swing and the Mike Benjamin Band. A midnight champagne toast is served on Harbor View’s wrap-around porch as fireworks erupt over the Edgartown Harbor.

Harbor View Hotel

Harbor View Hotel

A special overnight package at Harbor View Hotel extends the celebration until morning, and includes luxury accommodations for two, two tickets to the party, late checkout of 2 p.m. on Jan. 1, and all taxes and gratuities. The package rate starts at $349. For more info: 800-225-6005, harborview.com.

Dropkick Murphys rock Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth

Boston, MA —  This week at Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth began with a bang. Hometown musical heroes the Dropkick Murphys performed at  departing Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s annual Hometown Authors Reception, benefitting the mayor’s literary charity ReadBoston.  Among the authors were Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Harding (Tinkers), ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan (When the Game was Ours), and Mark Bodanza with guest Jo Jo White (Make It Count: The Life and Times of Basketball Great Jo Jo White).


Hotel Marlowe celebrates tenth birthday with a carnival


Cambridge, Mass. — Kimpton’s Hotel Marlowe celebrated ten years of superb service to guests and the community with a fun party in its courtyard. The hotel set up a carnival complete with old fashioned games, a giant white bird (which could have been a person on stilts), carnival barkers, and all sorts of fairground food treats.

Image1922Photo credit: Hotel Junkie

Harbor View Hotel host to Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival events


Harbor View from the Water

Edgartown, MA — From Oct. 17-20, foodies and wine aficionados — and lovers of serenity — can celebrate the 2013 Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival with a special overnight package at the historic Edgartown hotel, the Harbor View Hotel. Close to the festivities and with its own Hotel Junkie approved and award-winning restaurant, Water Street, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy good wine and food at the festival — and in the hotel.

Water Street- The Harbor View Hotel-2

The s tarting rate is $399 and includes two tickets to the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, Oct. 19, and all taxes.  A Friday-night stay can be added for $169, plus tax.

Harbor View Hotel will also host two of the festival’s many events:  the Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 18 and the Grand Sunday Brunch on Oct. 20, overseen by Water Street’s talented chef, Brian Sells. Other festivities held around Edgartown include the “First Sommelier Throw Down,” the “Chocolate! and Wine” seminar and “Fresh off the Farm,” which celebrates local food from island chefs and farmers including Harbor View’s sous chef Nathan Gould.

For more info: 800-225-6005, Harbor View Hotel.

Full Day of Fourth of July Fun at Harbor View Hotel


Edgartown, Mass. — The Harbor View Hotel celebrates the Fourth of July with a day of fun featuring live musical performances and, o course, fireworks. Starting at 1 p.m., on the front lawn, an afternoon barbeque by Executive Chef Shaun Brian Sells will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, a raw seafood bar, and sweets. At 5 p.m., Edgartown’s annual parade passes in front of the hotel and the Family Dance-O-Rama starts in the Edgartown room. Afterwards, there’s a family concert by Mister G. In Water Street restaurant, Sultans of Swing, featuring Joanne Cassidy and American Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt, will perform.  The evening will end with a celebratory fireworks display over Edgartown Harbor.


For more info: 800-627-7000, www.harbor-view.com

Photo credit: Harbor View Hotel

Harbor View Hotel Hosts Benefit for Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter


Image1446Edgartown, Mass. – On Saturday, June 15, the Harbor View Hotel and the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard will join forces for the fifth annual Celebration of Pets. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their furry, winged and scaly friends to congregate on Harbor View’s picturesque porch at 10 a.m.  A parade around nearby Edgartown Lighthouse will follow. Afterwards, back on the porch, pets can enjoy treats, water and a “Blessing of the Animals,” which will be performed at 11 a.m. by Father Michael Nagle of the Good Shepherd Parish. All pet owners who attend can commemorate the day with a special ribbon that will be provided after the activities.

For traveling pet owners, Harbor View Hotel offers a VIP (Very Important Pup) pet-friendly policy that allows up to two dogs of any size for a charge of $50 per night, per dog. For an added charge of $30, there’s a special welcome amenity that includes a ship’s wheel rope toy, clean-up baggies, all-natural treats, a coupon for nearby pet shop Good Dog Goods and a dog tag with hotel contact information.

For information on the Celebration of Pets, contact the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard at 508-627-8662, animalshelterofmv.org. For more information on the Harbor View Hotel: 508-627-7000, 800-225-6005, www.harbor-view.com

Photo credit: Hotel Junkie

Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, MA


Harbor View from the Water

Location The Harbor View Hotel occupies one of the prettiest spots on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island that lies off the southern part of Cape Cod. This fabled Massachusetts holiday destination draws presidents and artists, musicians and actors, and generations of New England holidaymakers looking for a summer escape. Still, that means summer brings crowds to the tiny roads, leaving spring and fall, particularly fall, when the ocean is warmed, to the wise traveler. Winter is delightfully tranquil, too, but a lot of businesses are seasonal and the remoteness from consumer culture isn’t for everyone. But, generally, somehow Martha’s Vineyard hasn’t subscribed to 21st century hyperactivity. That is its appeal: an escape to wild dunes and remote farm communities; small towns with inns, boutiques, and individual restaurants, not chains; and beaches where people contemplate more than achieving a tan. Chappaquiddick is a separate, even smaller island, mostly given over to nature reserves, and without any commercial businesses, apart from farms. Martha’s Vineyard’s main towns include Vineyard Haven, which is where ferries from Wood’s Hole and Hyannis dock. There’s Oak Bluffs, a once popular Victorian seaside retreat, which is famous for its “gingerbread cottages,” an array of ornate, colorful summer homes, and its stately bigger Victorian gothic homes. The town is boisterous and oversubscribed these days, though. A place for bar hopping and nightlife, perhaps. Then there’s the gentler Edgartown, where the aptly named Harbor View Hotel is situated, an easy stroll from the main part of the town, overlooking Edgartown harbor.

Harbor View Lobby

Lodging Earlier this century, this 121-year old Victorian hotel, which is a member of the Historic Hotels of America, acquired new owners and, then, a complete renovation. The design was kept simple, but elegant, echoing the breezy, relaxed island ethic; an upscale island lifestyle, that is. Accommodations are spread over three adjacent venues: the main hotel, the Governor Mayhew Building, which includes guest rooms with either a pool or garden view, each with a balcony, and the Captain’s Cottages.  These eight cottages are named for Edgartown sea captains and form a little village community at the back of the property. They are for sale as private residences.  Until then, these one, two, and three-bedroom condos are available to guests. Each includes a living area and fully equipped kitchenette, and porch.

The hotel is pet-friendly and very welcoming to dogs of all sizes. Dog parents should be aware of ticks that are plentiful among the grassy dunes.

Harbor View Guestroom with View

Throughout the hotel, small details such as plush robes and on-island made petrochemical-free toiletries in guest rooms, and complimentary morning tea or coffee, and milk and cookies in the evening in the lobby, add welcoming touches.

Water Street- The Harbor View Hotel-2

Restaurants and Bars Harbor View’s main restaurant, Water Street, is becoming a destination, an accolade that is warranted for the graceful views of the Edgartown Lighthouse and harbor, just across the road, alone. But the food is equally inspiring; it’s seasonal New England cooking with a nouvelle cuisine twist, and utilizing as much local island produce as possible, including the freshest seafood. This is the place for Katama oysters, pulled from the water just a few miles away in Katama Bay; the freshness means a more delicate flavor. Recently, Water Street experimented with opening for dinner year-round and found considerable success.  The Sunday buffet brunch is superb and changes each week at the chef’s whim. Don’t miss out on a visit to Henry’s Hotel Bar, either. It’s a quiet little spot and a great place for a tipple or two. Henry’s menu is on the lighter, more casual side. It’s perfect for lunch or a cozy relaxing evening. Henry’s is open daily, year-round.

Fitness and Fun There is an outdoor pool and the hotel’s waterfront concierge arranges fishing and sailing trips on the hotel’s own boats.  There are many pet-friendly hiking trails, but beach access for dogs is seasonal. Check the posted regulations. Golf, biking, bird watching and lighthouse exploration are other nearby activities.

Hotel Junkie’s Favorite Thing To Do Summer weather: sip a cocktail on the porch and take in the view of the sea and Chappaquiddick. Winter weather: grab a Sidecar fireside in the lobby.

Harbor View Hotel

Tech There’s High-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property

Getting there Direct air service to Martha’s Vineyard runs from Boston, New York City, and Hyannis, Mass.  Year-round ferry service departs from Woods Hole, Mass., and seasonally from New York City, Hyannis, Falmouth and New Bedford, Mass., as well as Quonset, R.I.

Info 131 North Water St., Edgartown, Mass. 800-225-6005, 508-627-7000. http://www.harbor-view.com

Photo credit: Harbor View Hotel