Menemsha is our favorite place to stay on the island. And the Beach Plum and Menemsha Inn are really the (only) places to stay, save week-long plus house rentals. The area is quiet, calm and serene. The beaches nearby - in Menemsha and Lucy Vincent are great and the area surrounding is rural and refreshing (especially after siting on a packed ferry and navigating through Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven traffic and tourists). We spent a few days exploring the more bustling towns and quickly wished busted back to the Inn.
For the peace and quiet and tranquility, you will pay a price. For the $$, you'll likely get less in accommodation "quality" than you might typically expect (old school small TVs w/VHS slots, dorm refrigerators that don't work, quasi-operational windows, etc.). I think most people who stay there recognize this and appreciate the Beach Plum and Menemsha Inns for what they are.
Breakfast is nice and free - cereal, granola, fresh OJ, coffee, some baked goods - with larger breakfasts available for additional $s.
Food is available at the Inn, in Menemsha, and nearby at the (relatively) new State Rd restaurant.
Menemsha is dry, which was fine by us as we BYO and enjoyed only paying corkage vs. huge mark-ups. Something to consider and plan for.
- Also Known As:
- Beach Plum Hotel
- Beach Plum Hotel Menemsha
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Today, the Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant remains a small inn overlooking the sea in Menemsha where warm hospitality and outstanding cuisine combine in a naturally beautiful setting to assure guests a delightful vacation. Located on seven acres, the Inn offers spectacular sea views, formal gardens and privacy for those who wish. Its eleven rooms are either in the main house or private cottages, some with ocean views, all comfortable and lovingly furnished with air-conditioning, cable television, private baths, touch tone telephones with voice mail and many other amenities. ... more less