Feel the Love on Martha’s Vineyard This Winter

Valentine’s day has evolved a lot since the days of paper cards, high school candy-grams and secret crushes.  Nowadays, February 14th marks a day of romanticism, love and celebrating your relationships. While couples share the love all year long, it’s nice to have a whole day dedicated to a single emotion; after all it’s what our business is built on!


Whatever your ideal version of V-day includes–  this island has a lot of love to share and is the perfect destination for a romantic, winter getaway.  Catch the Vineyard on a crisp, sunny winter’s day – snow glittering against a blue sky while waves crash into the shore and you may never want to leave.

 Below are some February island happenings and specials that will make for one cozy weekend retreat.

 Where to Stay?

Harborview Hotel: Sip your coffee whilst watching the sunrise over Edgartown Lighthouse at the Harborview Hotel in Edgartown. The Harborview is offering a buy-2-nights get the 3rd free, giving you the perfect excuse for a long weekend. This promotion is running through February 16th, for stay dates between now and March 2nd.

Looking for a mid-week escape? They are also offering a Valentine’s Day Package which includes a romantic three course prix fixe dinner and an overnight stay. Valid February 14th.

For more information and rates – visit www.harborviewhotel.com

The Nobnocket Inn:  Leave your champagne and chocolate strawberries at home for this trip, Nobnocket has you covered with their Valentine’s Day Getaway package. This package includes two nights in their Luxury Grand room (complete with a fireplace), a bottle of French Champagne and strawberries upon arrival. This package is valid for stays between February 9th – February 19th.

Can’t squeeze in a trip between those dates? No problem. Nobnocket offers a Romance Package that can be added onto any reservation – all year long! This package includes a 50 minute couples massage, bottle of chilled French Champagne upon arrival, local chocolates and a $50 gift certificate to one of their favorite local restaurants.

Having a Galentine’s Day Weekend? Check out Nobnocket’s Girlfriend’s Getaway Package for two – also valid throughout the year.  This package includes a deluxe room for two nights, champagne and cheese plate upon arrival and massages!

All additional information and package pricing can be found at www.nobnocketinn.com

What to do?

Partner Massage Workshop: Leaving a massage feeling relaxed and relieved is wonderful, but what if you could leave knowing how to do those techniques? Professional massage therapist, Jennie Isbell Shinn, is hosting a Partner Massage Workshop on February 19th. She will share her secrets to giving a great massage at home and help you master techniques to keep you and your man/woman feeling great. For more information visit  www.TheChrysalisCompany.com or email info@mvyoga.com

Visit the Spa:  One of our island favorites, Sea Spa Salon, offers winter specials throughout the season, but if you’re here for Valentine’s Day – check out their “Valentine’s Truffle Snuggle.” This package includes a couples massage, champagne toast and chocolate covered strawberries.

Also on Valentine’s day – Sea Spa will offer the Love package: choice of half hour mini facial or relaxation massage and a pedicure for each.

For more details and to take a peak at their winter daily specials, visit: www.seaspasalon.com

Romancing The Oyster:  Foodies mark your calendars! On February 11th , the Harborview Hotel will host a one-of-a-kind event for oyster lovers.  Romancing The Oyster will not only wow you with oyster themed dishes and multiple raw bars, but will also fill you with knowledge about oyster farms, recycling shells and shellfishing.   For more details visit:www.harborview.com/events

Lucy Vincent Beach Stroll:  Visiting Lucy Vincent Beach in the winter is one of our favorite Saturday morning activities.  Lucy Vincent is a stunning, private beach located in Chilmark, but is open to the public in the off-season. On a clear day, you can see miles down the Vineyard coast and enjoy the calmness of the ocean.  We suggest grabbing a breakfast sandwich and coffee at7a, in West Tisbury, on the way before cruising down South Road towards the beach. Their breakfast sandwiches are made on delicious homemade biscuits and they’ve always got hot Chilmark Coffee brewing.

Whether you visit the Vineyard for Valentine’s Day or make a late February getaway, we’re sure that Martha won’t disappoint – she deserves the love year-round too 🙂

For more information on island happenings, deals and things to do, visit: http://www.mvtimes.com/things-to-do/