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2022 Best Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

The Beach Plum Inn

There’s no shortage of charming inns everywhere on the Vineyard, but none of them has the vantage point of this rustic farmhouse overlooking the absurdly picturesque fishing village of Menemsha. With rooms and cottages available, it embodies the laid-back up-island vibe; the path to the beach, for instance, winds past the chicken coop. Umbrellas, beach towels, and chairs are complimentary, and guests get coveted passes to Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket beaches, but the real reason to stay here is the mind-bending sunsets over Menemsha Bight.

50 Beach Plum Ln., Menemsha, 508-645-9454,