Nobnocket Boutique Inn
What We Love
- A luxurious boutique B&B blending island living with modern comforts, with a suite optionBiking off to Edgartown, or wandering to pretty Vineyard Haven harbor
- Sampling complimentary breakfast – in the sunroom or even in bed, if you like
- Having the option to stay in a spacious, luxurious suite
- Checking out the modern interiors, or the gardens and wooded grounds, with a turkey troupe
What To Know
- Guestrooms have luxurious Frette linens
- The inn is within walking distance of the town ferry, restaurants, and shops
- Hosts Annabelle and Simon are more than willing to spill on must-see local sights and activities
Modern or traditional? At Nobnocket Boutique Inn, you don’t have to choose. Inspired by the concept of “island luxury with a twist,” the bed-and-breakfast brings together timeless New England comforts and decidedly contemporary details. Interiors showcase pieces by Knoll, Marcel Wanders and Philippe Starck, while rooms stock Gilchrist & Soames London Collection bath amenities; you might visit the resident wild-turkey troupe and then enjoy an old-fashioned game of croquet, or elect to crash in your airy room and play some favorite tunes on its up-to-date Bluetooth music device.
Recently endorsed by The Telegraph Travel, this lovely retreat is all about balancing old and new, classic and current. And it’s also about empowering you to tailor your Martha’s Vineyard escape to your preferences in general – hence its fantastic, convenient Vineyard Haven location. Stay within walking distance of the famed Black Dog Tavern and the neighborhood’s Steamship Authority (where the ferry departs). Take a scenic stroll to the beach, harbor or main shopping street, or a breezy ride to nearby West Tisbury or Edgartown – another of Nobnocket’s thoughtful amenities is a fleet of complimentary bicycles.
Rooms and suites
Accommodations bring together traditional or traditionally inspired comforts, like Gilchrist & Soames London Collection
Vineyard Haven is a charming waterfront neighborhood, chock full of independent shops and home to the historic Capawock Movie Theatre and famed Black Dog Tavern. It’s a ferry stop, with its own steamship authority, and offers a sandy beach and beautiful harbor. Other Vineyard destinations, like West Tisbury and Edgartown, are a short drive or a longer bike ride away – perfect, if you choose to avail yourself of Nobnocket’s complimentary-bicycle amenity. Speaking of the hotel, remain on the boutique base’s 1.5 acres to warm up by a fireplace, relax in the sunroom, play croquet or stroll through well-maintained perennial gardens and woods (with their own wild-turkey troupe).
How to Get There
This was perhaps the best B&B we have ever visited. Everything was done first rate. From the spacious room, to the amenities, to the night turn down with yes, cookies under glass, to the eye masks, slippers, and robes, to the snacks and drinks available all day, to the exceptional room decors, the music, the staff and yes the gourmet breakfasts, this place is superb!
The loveliest, most welcoming, and most English couple own this high end bed and breakfast, and they clearly take great pride in running it with care. It is immaculate, decorated with love, thoughtfulness, and a good sense of humor (large silver animal's head on the wall, for example). The house feels as English as the owners are themselves, and tea is always available. After many decades staying in Chilmark or Gayhead, this was my first stay in Vineyard Haven, so it was a new experience for me. I think my heart is still 'up-island,' but if I ever decide to transfer loyalties, I will definitely make the Nobnocket Boutique Inn my new home base.
We left Martha’s Vineyard today, having spent two nights at the Nobnocket Boutique Inn. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were made so welcome by Simon and Annabelle and were in awe of their beautiful home, which they share with their lucky guests. The public areas, which the guests have access to, are both comfortable and luxurious. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished, with a big comfortable bed and a very tasteful bathroom.
We were served delicious breakfasts each morning and were free to chose a table inside or out, whatever we preferred.
Simon gave us great advice on walking trails and beaches, which we took on board and had a great day out yesterday, exploring the island.
Back to the title of my review...whilst breakfasting yesterday I noticed a book (amongst their vast collection) entitled ‘It’s the little things’. This, to me, summed up the Nobnocket. So many ‘little things’ make such a difference...the beautiful bed linen, the big, fluffy towels, the upmarket toiletries, the fabulous hairdryer, the ‘turndown service’ (which included homemade cookies, soothing music and pillow spray). These all made our stay here a true five star experience.
Thank you so much Simon, Annabelle and staff for a wonderful stay. We wish you all the very best for the future.
Nick and Carol.