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Ferry to a different state of mind

Maybe it’s the sun on your face. Maybe it’s the wind in your hair…the distant cries of gulls overhead, or the briny scent of the churning sea.

Whatever the reason, the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard does more than take you to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven; it transports you...escorts you to a different, more carefree state of mind. The invisible but mighty weights of the outside world seem to dissipate in the breeze; deep blues, vibrant greens and calming earth-tones bring a smile to your eyes and a warmth to your heart, which beats with anticipation for your impending arrival.

And suddenly you realize – your vacation’s already begun, even before you make landfall on this classic island paradise.

Welcome, one and all, to the magic of Martha’s Vineyard.

TRANSPORTATION

The Harbor View Hotel is located in Edgartown, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Transportation is only available by plane or by boat.

BY PLANE

Year-round direct air service originates from a number of popular hubs, including Boston, New York, Newark, Nantucket and Hyannis, among other cities. In addition, augmented schedules run during the island's summer season.

BY BOAT

Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard runs year-round from Woods Hole. MA. Seasonally, it serves the state's Hyannis. Falmouth and New Bedford ports as well. Out-of-state ferries, running on seasonal schedules, originate from Quonset, Rhode Island and the Borough of Manhattan in NYC (The Seastreak).

Please note that ferry transportation - which requires reservations - provides the only means by which cars may arrive on the island.

To reserve a space for your car on the ferry, please contact the Steamship Authority as soon as your lodging plans have been confirmed. While it is possible to make a reservation as late as one hour prior to departure, finding an open spot is highly unlikely during the summer season, and "stand-by" reservations are not accepted.

For those inclined to leave their cars behind, mainland parking is available at the Steamship Authority lot at Woods Hole. However, if spaces are not available. ticketed passengers can park

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Upcoming Events

Nov 21

Raclette Night

Thursday, Nov 21st

Our Thursdays just got better - join us for Raclette Night every Thursday with Chef Patrice. Raclette, (a word derived from the French verb racler, meaning, "to scrape") is a traditional meal comprising of Alpine cheeses melted on the wheel and then scraped onto accompaniments, such as potato, vegetables, and meats. The Raclette dinner includes Creme Brûlée for dessert at $25 per person. Reservations recommended, please call 508-6276-3761. 

Nov 28

Grand Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, Nov 28th

This Thanksgiving, join us in Bettini for our Grand Thanksgiving Buffet with family and friends. With delicious options of Herb and Citrus Roasted Turkey, Classic Gravy, Cranberry Chutney or a Slow Baked New York Sirloin, Green Peppercorn, Sautéed Mushrooms, there's something for everyone. Best of all, enjoy breathtaking views of the Edgartown Lighthouse. Reservations are recommended, please call us (508) 627-3761. 

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Nov 29

23rd Annual Vineyard Artisans Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

Nov 29 - 30

This largest holiday art show by Islanders, features many holiday gifts such as one of a kind winter hand-made sweaters, hand-made soaps, Island lavender, and fine crafts including leather and vintage material bags, wood butcher block cutting boards, and so much more. The best part of coming to the Vineyard Artisan Festivals is meeting the artists and listening to how they love there art and enjoy making these beautiful gifts. Great food and live music. A $2.00 parking fee is for the Vineyard Artisans Scholarship Fund, which awards several scholarships to graduating MV High School students for studies in the Arts each year.

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Nov 29

39th Annual Fall Festival

Friday, Nov 29th

The 39th annual Fall Festival is the celebration of fall on the Vineyard held the day after Thanksgiving. With hayrides, face-painting, live music, food, crafts for kids, live animals and
trail walks there is something for everyone and fun to be had by the whole family.

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Dec 5

Raclette Night

Thursday, Dec 5th

Our Thursdays just got better - join us for Raclette Night every Thursday with Chef Patrice. Raclette, (a word derived from the French verb racler, meaning, "to scrape") is a traditional meal comprising of Alpine cheeses melted on the wheel and then scraped onto accompaniments, such as potato, vegetables, and meats. The Raclette dinner includes Creme Brûlée for dessert at $25 per person. Reservations recommended, please call 508-6276-3761. 

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