Nestled along the hillside overlooking the sea and the Gay Head Lighthouse, this is the perfect spot from which to see the famous multi-colored clay cliffs and beaches at the end of Martha's Vineyard. Aquinnah is the original Wampanoag Indian name, and on Martha's Vineyard, this is the natural spot where the ocean meets the cliffs all around you.
The decor is eclectic and funky. Ducks abound, with art and oddities covering the walls like a minor museum. Guests are treated like old friends rather than strangers. This visit was our first time, but the other guests were "regulars", who come through the years to get away from it all quietly on the Vineyard. We had what I called the Rock Suite, where massive stones made the walls and fireplace. I heard the Duck Inn was originally a sea captain's home. I could see why. The sea rules out at the end of the Island, and the beach is a few minutes walk via hidden, sandy paths.
Breakfast is served family style, made to order.
The Duck Inn is a fine point to fly to... you can kick back for the real, original MV island experience.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking