Concierge.com's insider take:
This 1820 farmhouse almost a mile from the ocean has become an unexpected star among Vineyard inns in the few years since it was taken over by former Atlanta event planners Scott Jones and I. Kell Hicklin. It's one of the most romantic places to stay (and eat) on Martha's Vineyard, which makes it a popular spot for weddings. (Note that families with children under 13 are discouraged.) Fifteen rooms, accessorized with antiques, ceramic pots, and gold-framed prints, are spread out among the main house, carriage house, and guesthouse. Each evokes a different country aesthetic: Seaside, the original master bedroom, has a refined white and ivy four-poster bed with a canopy, and wingback chairs; the playful greenish-blue St. Simons has plaid and floral fabrics and a light-filled sitting room that was once a greenhouse; Chesapeake has striking sunshine-yellow walls set off by black and white toile fabrics. Public rooms have a clubbier English country look, with lots of brick red, hunter green, and gold in the library, dining room, and sitting room. There's a kidney-shaped pool out back, but guests get a pass to private Lambert's Cove beach. The BYOB restaurant lures nonguests down the long country road for New American dishes such as grilled shrimp with arugula pesto and pan-roasted duck breast in a citrus ginger reduction. Breakfast is included for guests.