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Edgartown Lighthouse at the Holidays with a full moon at night

Winter Weekends on Martha's Vineyard

by Harbor View Hotel

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway on Martha’s Vineyard with fewer crowds and the lowest rates of the year. The casual vibe, cozy, romantic atmosphere and fun, holiday festivities draw people from all over New England to Martha’s Vineyard during the winter months. Harbor View Hotel is the largest hotel on the Island with luxurious accommodations, one of the best restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard (Bettini Restaurant), complimentary bicycles and Mercedes-Benz vehicles for guest use and a fully equipped gym. Harbor View Hotel and Bettini Restaurant also host many fall and winter events from the Food & Wine Festival in late October to special dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Harbor View Hotel decorated in Christmas lights during the winter on Martha's Vineyard.
Edgartown Lighthouse at the Holidays on Martha's Vineyard.

Things To Do During the Winter on Martha’s Vineyard

Winter on Martha’s Vineyard is a time to explore. Stay at Harbor View Hotel and explore the island in a complimentary Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Drive from Edgartown to the red cliffs of Aquinnah along breathtaking country roads lined with stone walls and scenic vistas. Take an excursion to the fishing village of Menemsha or tour the neighboring towns of Oak Bluffs to see the Gingerbread Houses and Vineyard Haven to learn about the rich history of the Island at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. If you would prefer to explore by foot, take a short walk into historic Edgartown for shopping, art galleries and restaurants or take a walk or jog on one of the nearby beaches. The views are spectacular and the brisk, clean air rejuvenates the mind and body.

Bettini Restaurant at Harbor View Hotel

Bettini Restaurant at Harbor View Hotel has a cozy, romantic atmosphere with a spectacular view of Edgartown Harbor. The decadent winter menu and top tier wine list are worth the trip. Start off with a butternut squash toast topped with warm ricotta, sweet & sour caramelized onions and toasted pumpkin seeds or a bowl of classic New England clam chowder with brown butter drizzle. For main courses, choose from many delicious, contemporary American dishes: Bolognese, pan roasted Amish chicken, black cod, red wine braised short rib, grass fed rack of lamb, prime rib or Wagyu burger to name a few. 

Halibut from the Bettini Fall Menu
Short Ribs on the Bettini Fall Menu

Annual Holiday Events at Harbor View Hotel

During November and December, Edgartown’s local businesses and Harbor View Hotel welcome guests for annual holiday events, like Thanksgiving, Christmas in Edgartown, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  

Thanksgiving at Harbor View Hotel and Bettini Restaurant

All of your Thanksgiving favorites are here at Harbor View Hotel. Bettini Restaurant, located conveniently within the hotel, offers a delicious takeout or sitdown Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of the amazing chefs and culinary director Hart Lowry. This isn’t the typical Thanksgiving offering at the average local restaurant. As one of the top restaurants on the island with a history of creating some of the best American cuisine, guests have a convenient and delicious option for their holiday feasts this November. 

Hungry for more information on our food offerings? Check out 2020’s Thanksgiving menu for a preview of what you’ll enjoy at Bettini! 

This is only the beginning of the Thanksgiving festivities at the hotel. Aside from these delicious offerings, the Thanksgiving Horse Drawn Carriage Rides are the perfect way to punctuate a fall vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. See some of the best of Edgartown on a unique and fun experience only available at Harbor View Hotel. Bring the whole family or enjoy a romantic and picturesque journey through town.  

Harbor View Hotel is home to one of the best Thanksgiving celebrations on Martha’s Vineyard and Massachusetts as a whole. See more of what Harbor View Hotel has to offer and prepare your holiday plans for this November! 

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bettini Restaurant.
Two Thanksgiving pie at Bettini Restaurant.

Christmas in Edgartown at Harbor View Hotel

Christmas in Edgartown is a festive weekend celebrating the holidays. From the lighting of the lighthouse to local shopping and holiday events, the town of Edgartown is bustling with holiday cheer. This is an annual event you don’t want to miss. Harbor View Hotel is at the center of it all. Take a look at the things to do at the hotel over Christmas in Edgartown Weekend. 

Horse Carriage Rides at Harbor View Hotel during the winter season on Martha's Vineyard.
A Bouy Tree in Edgartown, MA during Christmas in Edgartown

Holidays at Harbor View Hotel

Harbor View Hotel is a magical place during the holidays. The veranda is strung with holiday lights, wreaths are hung on the windows, the fire is roaring and the lobby is beautifully decorated. Guests enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and hot cider under a warm blanket. Bettini Restaurant offers the delicious winter menu, as well as special pre-fixed menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

See more of what Harbor View Hotel has to offer and prepare your holiday plans.

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