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Martha’s Vineyard Hotels

A woman at a booth at the Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.

Despite its small size, Martha’s Vineyard is home to an incredible food scene. Whether craving cheesy pizza or looking for the perfect place to grab lunch, there’s something for everyone and every meal. The region’s culinary scene is celebrated annually during the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival (MVFW). 

This is perhaps one of the most popular events of the year, which means accommodations can fill up quickly. Before you start planning all you are going to eat and drink, reserve your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Once that’s taken care of, it’s time to look ahead at what you can expect from this annual gathering. Keep reading to learn more!

What to Know about MVFW

While the festival usually takes place in October, the 2024 event will take place in June. The four-day gathering celebrates the island’s fishing and farming traditions, highlighting local chefs, restaurants, and wineries. 

There are plenty of ways to experience the flavors of MVFW, including tastings, private dinners, chef demonstrations, and seminars. A highlight of the festival is the Grand Tastings, which showcase some of the best chefs from Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. Tickets for various events can be purchased online. All events take place rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable. 

For more information on this year’s schedule, visit the MVFW website and check out the FAQ page.

Make Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites Your Festival Home Base

A hotel in Edgartown to stay at when visiting the Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.

Booking your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites puts you close to some incredible events that make up Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival. While the event is rapidly approaching, there’s still time to plan your visit.

Step one is securing your lodging at our Edgartown hotel. We offer a number of different room options, including luxury accommodations and more affordable options. Some of our rooms offer harbor views and fireplaces, while others are more simplistic yet no less cozy. No matter which one you choose, you’ll have access to our incredible amenities, like continental breakfast, concierge services, free bike rental, and afternoon treats. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about our Martha’s Vineyard hotel and ways to save on your stay.

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The lighthouse in Edgartown decorated for Christmas.
Photo:  Massachusetts Office of Tourism & Travel / Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0.

As temperatures continue to drop and fall settles in, many people start looking ahead and working on their holiday plans. For families trying to get away this year and make the season extra special, consider packing your bags and staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our charming boutique hotel is the perfect home base for anyone looking to check out Christmas in Edgartown. Keep reading to learn more about this beloved annual festival.

What to Know about the Decades-Long Tradition

Taking place the second weekend of December, Christmas in Edgartown has been one of the most anticipated events of the year for over forty years. There are several jolly things to do that are sure to get your whole family in the holiday spirit!

The popular Edgartown Lighthouse gets a colorful refresh during the holidays. Make your way to the Memorial Wharf on Friday night to see the lighting of the lighthouse at 6 p.m. sharp. We recommend getting there early to snag a prime viewing spot.

Head to Main Street on Saturday morning for the Christmas parade. Join others to watch floats, fire engines, dancers, and more make their way from Pease’s Point Way to Water Street. 

Do a bit of gift shopping at the Holiday Faire in the Edgartown Village Green on North Water Street. Browse the booths of local artisans to see what hand-made items you stumble upon. There will be food and drinks available for purchase that benefit local non-profits.

Other popular festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa fun run, and a toy drive. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore the shops in downtown Edgartown, as many offer special promotions this weekend.

Reserve Your Holiday Home Base

The outside of Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites in Edgartown decorated for Christmas.

Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites will be open during Christmas in Edgartown. Found in the heart of town, our Martha’s Vineyard hotel is perfectly situated for anyone looking to enjoy all the annual festival has to offer.

After a day of festive fun, warm up in the comfort of your cozy yet spacious room. With everything from dog-friendly rooms to luxury suites, our boutique Edgartown hotel has something for everyone. For more information about booking your stay with us or to learn about our special packages, call 508-627-4711.

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A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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The view of Martha's Vineyard which is often in a debate vs Nantucket.Picking the perfect vacation destination can involve a lot of pro and con list making. Two of the most popular New England spots both reside off the southern coast of Cape Cod. Both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard have been attracting countless vacationers for years, and for good reason. However, there are differences between these two Massachusetts hot spots. To help you in your decision-making process, the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites team has put together a Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket cheat sheet. 

The Differences

One of the first main differences between these two islands is their size. Martha’s Vineyard is almost twice the size of Nantucket, measuring in at 96 square miles. Because of its larger size, Martha’s Vineyard is home to several towns, each with their own unique personality.  While both islands are home to stunning scenery, there are noticeable differences in what you can expect to see. Martha’s Vineyard features rolling hills and high cliffs, while Nantucket is flatter. If you’re looking to spend time on the beach, both New England spots are home to incredible beaches. However, because of its larger size, there is more coastline on Martha’s Vineyard. Some of the best beaches near our Edgartown hotel include Lighthouse Beach and South Beach, which are the perfect places to enjoy incredible beach activities

The Similarities

While the two islands have plenty of differences, there are also several similarities.
  • Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are great places to enjoy outdoor activities, like kayak tours with Island Spirit Kayak through Martha’s Vineyard waterways.
  • Both are home to lighthouses that serve as landmarks to their maritime past, including the Edgartown Lighthouse.
  • Summer is the main tourist season.
  • Both are great to explore on bike rentals, like those available to our guests or from local shops like Edgartown Bicycles.
  • Both are the perfect destination for everyone, from families to couples looking to make lifelong memories.

Plan Your Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

The view of an Edgartown hotel to stay at when deciding on Martha's Vineyard vs Nantucket.As a boutique hotel in Edgartown, our vote in the Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket debate will always be Martha’s Vineyard. See for yourself why we feel our New England island is the better vacation destination by planning a memorable visit. Overlooking the Edgartown harbor, our hotel is the perfect home base for your stay. Be close to all that makes this area unique while having a relaxing place to call home. We offer several accommodation styles, which means you can choose the one that fits your group best. Learn more about our hotel and Martha’s Vineyard by calling 508-627-4711. We can also answer questions about current special offers.
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A man checking the Martha's Vineyard weather on his phone.It can sometimes be hard to figure out when to book your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. No matter the time of year, there are plenty of adventures to embark on throughout Edgartown. A great way to determine when to book your stay with us is by looking at the average weather in Martha’s Vineyard throughout the year. Each season is unique, and one might align with your ideal activities better than others.

An Overview of Average Year-Round Conditions

Some people love the cold of winter, while others love the mild temperatures of spring. By looking at the average weather in Edgartown for each season, you can better plan your Martha’s Vineyard getaway.

  • Spring makes its presence known with temperatures starting to climb from their frigid winter lows. Average highs increase to around the mid-60s, with daily lows sitting around 53 degrees. This is the perfect time to visit Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank properties, like Felix Neck Preserve.
  • Summer is a popular time for vacationers to visit Martha’s Vineyard, and for good reason. This New England island experiences highs that remain pleasant, sitting around the mid-70s. Take in these idyllic conditions by planning a day at South Beach or nearby spots for an adventure-filled beach day.
  • The island takes on a whole new level of natural beauty when fall hits. Temperatures start falling to the high-40s. These cooler conditions help Martha’s Vineyard take on its autumn hues. If you are visiting in the fall, there’s no shortage of things to do, like going to Morning Glory Farm for a pumpkin or enjoying local events.
  • Feel like you have the town to yourself by planning your visit for the winter. While this is the coldest season, with daily highs resting around the low 40s, it’s not so arctic you can’t get out and explore. While some places close down during the winter, there is still plenty to do and see, including visiting Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

If you have questions about things to do once you arrive, our concierge staff is here to help you. 

Start Planning Your Martha’s Vineyard Escape

A breakfast spread to enjoy at a Martha's Vineyard hotel while checking the weather.As the new year gets underway, now is the perfect time to plan your stay with Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. After reserving your cozy accommodations, be sure to check the weather for Martha’s Vineyard to know how to pack for your getaway.

Our charming boutique hotel is an ideal home base for everyone, from families to couples. We strive to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, including offering amenities such as house-baked breakfasts and bright lounge areas. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about our Edgartown hotel or ways to save on your stay.

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Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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The Edgartown Harbor Light, one of the top results when searching for what to see in Martha's Vineyard.Adventure is right at your fingertips when you book your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Overlooking Edgartown Harbor, our hotel is the perfect home base for your getaway. When looking up what to see in Martha’s Vineyard, there is no shortage of unique and memorable attractions to discover. Hop on a rental bike or catch a ride on public transportation to some of these top things to see.

A Checklist of 5 Unique Martha’s Vineyard Attractions

One of the best parts of vacation is simply wandering and discovering new things in your chosen destination. No matter where you turn in Martha’s Vineyard, there is something unique to see, and here are just a few of them.

  1. Built in 1876 and acquired by Vineyard Preservation Trust in 1986, the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs is a Martha’s Vineyard staple. The carousel is open seasonally from May through the beginning of October.
  2. Make your way to the end of North Water Street to visit the Edgartown Harbor Light. The lighthouse is open June through mid-October. Thanks to renovations completed in 2007, the lighthouse’s interior is open to visitors.
  3. See what a typical Campground cottage was like by visiting the Cottage Museum. This Oak Bluffs attraction features period furnishing, vintage photographs, and other documents relating to the history of the Campground, also known as the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association.
  4. Once the home of William and Suanna Vincent, the Vincent House Museum is the oldest surviving residence on Martha’s Vineyard. Sitting on 20 acres of fields and pastures, the house was donated to the Vineyard Preservation trust in 1977 and now serves to depict what life was like on the island through four centuries.
  5. Some of the top attractions on Martha’s Vineyard relate to the blockbuster film Jaws. These spots include the police department, Chappy Ferry, Main Street, and more.

Discover Something New on Your Edgartown Getaway

The front porch of an Edgartown hotel to relax on when looking up what to see in Martha's Vineyard.If you’re looking for more recommendations of what to see in Martha’s Vineyard, stop by the front desk at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our concierge staff is here to help make your stay the best it can be, and this includes providing recommendations of things to do and see.

Everyone at our Edgartown hotel is committed to providing top-notch service, including ensuring you have a cozy place to call home. Our accommodation options include luxury rooms and suites, and upscale hotel rooms and suites. No matter which style you reserve, you’ll have a relaxing space that’s the perfect tranquil oasis. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about reserving your stay or how to save on your visit.

Plan a Visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival
Where to Get the Best Pizza on Martha’s Vineyard Near Edgartown
Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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