What We Love
- Fully loaded iPads crammed with restaurant, spa, and bike path suggestions are presented at check-in
- Tivoli bluetooth radios in all guest rooms
- Nightly drinks by the patio fire pit
- The hotel's convenient, just-off-Main-Street address
What To Know
- A loaner J. Crew beach bag is provided to all guests
- Breakfast, included with your room, is the only meal served onsite (there is an all-day coffee and tea station)
- Parking is free
- Some rooms are accessible via stairs only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Victorian-era manse modernized with French-Caribbean flair and local photography, in the heart of Edgartown
The Massachusetts-based Lark group, whose collection includes boutique properties across New England and California, is a proponent of unpretentious, whimsical hideaways. Both qualities are delivered in spades at this intimate Martha’s Vineyard hotel, located on the island’s eastern side. You won’t find the island’s signature shabby-chic furnishings here. Instead, glossy wooden floors and mid-century modern furniture spruce up the 15 rooms—a kind of warmth that extends to the property’s gregarious staff, who’re always at the ready with recommendations or refreshments (they’ve been known to pack pastries to-go for beach picnics). Guests can’t help but mingle at the nightly happy hour, where a BYOB evening mixer bar pairs with tipples from the neighboring liquor shop. Socializing is also encouraged at the sophisticated lobby lounge, a St. Bart’s-meets-Hamptons inspired space clad in teal blues and creams, as well as the charming breakfast nook, where you can expect freshly-baked cinnamon loaves, mini frittatas, and fresh fruit.
In the Area
The hotel is a 20-minute ride from the Vineyard’s ferry terminals (most visitors opt for the 45-minute boat ride from Cape Cod). A former whaling town, Edgartown is especially known for its pretty Greek revival homes. The hotel’s super central location puts you close to the town’s best shopping: from Indian block-print cotton rugs and rattan backpacks at Lodestone to beach cover-ups at Edgar, the stylish souvenirs are as countless as the delectable dining options. Raw 19 Oyster Bar, where the oysters are supposedly “shucking amazing,” and The Covington, which serves up farm-to-table fare and fresh bowls of pasta, are two favorites.
How to Get There
We just returned from a 2 night stay at t the Christopher. What a find! A beautiful room (#8) in an old historic home. Great bed. Super clean. Perfect location downtown Edgartown. AMAZING all homemade unique breakfast. Marla and Julie made us feel like family. We were sad to leave and will absolutely go back
We loved staying in this upscale BnB that’s on the National Historic Register on Water St in Edgartown. Marla the Inn Keeper goes the extra mile to make sure her guests have what they need and gives each guest a map with hand written notes on sites to see and restaurants to try. When we got to our room, we found a “Happy Anniversary” homemade card she made with a sweet message on the back. She also had a tray with a chilled champagne in a silver ice bucket for us! We loved our stay. The breakfast was very good each morning. Coffee, tea and water available day and evening. If you can’t climb stairs maybe request a room on the main level. Ours was in the second floor. We went in mid October when some businesses are starting to close for the season. Probably best time to go would be September.
We absolutely loved our stay at The Christopher. It is a beautifully renovated bed and breakfast. The design is beautiful, the service was excellent and the beds super comfy.
Loved the handwritten welcome notes and the fire pit in the garden.
My only criticism would be that the price per room was they of a 5 star hotel (over $500 for a king room off season) but without the amenities of a 5 star hotel.