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With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every once in a while, we bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."
· The above shot was taken by us during a visit inside the Coach Suite at Martha's Vineyard's Charlotte Inn. Not bad, eh?
· Photo via claudialesti — Boy, this looks fun: lounging by the Hotel Santa Tecla Palace's square pool, gazing out at the Ionian Sea.
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We like to keep it fun but informative here at HotelChatter so our newest series, What is This?, is devoted to odd-looking items in hotel rooms that upon first glance look as if they serve only a decorative purpose. But everything happens for a reason, right? And we're here to tell you what these things really do.
Last year, we took a few steps around the Charlotte Inn's museum-worthy hoard of antique letterboxes, 19th century oil paintings, old medicine boxes, and stuffed pheasants in the lobby. But it turns out, the distinctive collection spreads throughout the entire hotel.
In the Coach House Suite, for example, you'll find this strange looking pulley system device hanging over one of the windows in the suite's living room.
But what does it do?
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You may not want summer to be over (we sure don't), but one thing that's keeping us distracted for the time being is the thought of fun-filled long weekend getaways in the fall. Just quick trips to help ease the transition back into the indoor months, and squeeze out those last few drops of sunshine and warmth.
Martha's VIneyard is one of those low-key, laze-away-on-the-beach type places, which for years has attracted high-profile vacationers like Tom Hanks, Bill Clinton, Larry David and Michael J. Fox. Just under three hours from Boston—and only five hours from New York—the island is an easy target for East Coasters needing some quiet time by the ocean.
A great choice for families, as well as couples, looking for that classic New England hotel experience is the Harbor View Hotel, which calls itself the "Grand Dame" of Vineyard hotels, due to both its size (114 rooms and suites) and history (the hotel opened in 1891).
One thing to keep in mind about the Charlotte Inn on Martha's Vineyard: the exquisite three-room downstairs lobby doubles as an art gallery. Basically everything you see photographed below is available for sale, though you're likely to spend quite a bit.
The historic inn, which was built in 1864, and sits right off the main strip in Edgartown (one of the island's three main towns), has stuffed birds, live birds, paintings, antique telephones, brass statues, and even a unique collection of vintage wooden letterboxes. If you wanted to spend four hours poring over the gleaming relics, you still wouldn't be able to take it all in. Take a look below at our photos from a recent visit...
Our very own hotel Agent Zero returns with yet another review. Her not-real name is Myra Ellen and she's our version of Alex Goran who travels once a week for business, usually along the Eastern seaboard. Every so often, she'll be dropping in with her latest hotel and travel observations. In this episode, she goes on vacation.
On an island of vacation homes and secluded estates, the Harbor View Hotelin Edgartown, Massachusetts is a stately oasis at the end of North Water Street. Visiting for a recent wedding, I was among a few dozen guests who opted to stay in this 100-plus year-old hotel during a long, lovely weekend.
The Harbor View has the regality of a seaside estate and the wraparound porch on the main building is a particularly beautiful spot. (And it's a popular spot, where an Oscar-winning actor posed for photos with a group one morning.) Lined with pretty white rocking chairs, the patio faces Chappaquiddick Island and the Edgartown light house is easily accessible down a short, picturesque path.