About Us

Handcrafted Breakfast

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Start your day on the island with a fresh and handcrafted continental breakfast.  We support fresh and  locally sourced ingredients.  Start your day right with a fresh  breakfast. Our guest snack bar is stocked all day with light refreshments and snacks.  If you want a full sit down meal, we are happy to recommend favorite Oak Bluffs restaurants & cafes, the Cardboard Box, Sweet Life, Red Cat, Nancy's, The Lookout, Backdoor Donuts , MV Salads & Offshore Tavern are just steps away on the main street and harbor.   It is all super close and convenient to fuel your perfect island adventure.

Guest Amenities

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Your comfort is our top priority we  make every effort. In every room, you will find high speed Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning and premium bedding.  There are beach towels, yoga mats and picnic blankets available for guest use at the front desk.  Reserve one of our beach wagons early to carry your gear for a full day at the local Inkwell Beach.  Our guest library has both classic and contemporary books for loan and we feature all of our writers books for sale.  We have  traditional board games.  Looking for something different?Check out our special events calendar so you don't miss our  garden and porch special showings. We feature well known writers and special guests every Sunday in the garden.  Our annual art show is a showcase for emerging artists.  We sponsor artist-in-residence and writers-in-residence that keep our creative juices flowing all summer long.  You will notice original artwork on our walls from local and visiting artists. Our local pantry features handcrafted island artisans - honey, jam, sea salt and hot sauce made right on island.

A Lively Present & A Diverse History

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Martha's Vineyard island, and the town of Oak Bluffs, has something for every one. A diverse and lively community with long tradition of welcoming everyone and respecting diverse points of view.  On the beach you will find yoga in July and August, as well as a morning swimming club open for all.  Historical tours of the Methodist campground, the African American heritage trail, the Native American reservation and the newly opened MV Museum help you uncover a rich history. With more than 100 miles+ of bike paths through colonial farms and victorian cottages, a rolling countryside and well groomed forest paths you can create your perfect summer day.  Artisans festivals and art shows run all summer throughout the island.  If you love the ocean take let an experienced fishing captain take you out on a deep sea  adventure from up-island fishing town of Menemsha.  Take a sunset kayak cruise around the pond or take a paddle-board lesson on the ocean.  Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest for many seasons, we are here to help.  Our staff is on hand and happy to help with any questions you may have or reservations you may need. 

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Inkwell Writers Series

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The island has a long tradition of artists and writers coming to be inspired and inspire others with their work.  We are pleased to partner with Noepe Center for Literary Arts, Featherstone Arts Institute and our wonderful Inkwell Project writers for a summer program.  Join us for Writers Sundays in the Garden.  Free for guests, register in advance to ensure space.

Relaxation, Wellness & Island Activities

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With so much to do what makes it a perfect vacation for you?  There is morning yoga, polar bears ocean fitness and a swimming club just a few blocks away at the Inkwell Beach. Boats and bikes are available for rental right at the harbor. Pack a lunch and explore more than 100 miles of bike paths and forest trails.  Go out with an island captain for an unforgettable day of deep sea fishing. Let us know how we can help you book your perfect stay, let us know in advance as popular activities book fast in the summer months.

Full B&B Weekend Rentals

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A special offer with very limited availability perfect for weddings, reunions and anniversaries.  We are offering long weekend full inn rentals for all 13 bedrooms sleeping 26 people in total.  All rentals include breakfast and daily housekeeping as an option. Make a special memory for your special gathering. Available select weekends in May and October. Don't miss out. Booking now 2020.

Our Mission & Purpose

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We have been summer residents in Oak Bluffs for generations.  We take great pride in maintaining a rich tradition of a friendly and respectful community, a rich and welcoming diversity of people and an openness to individual creativity.  We view our house and porch as a  community gathering place. We invite writers, artists, community leaders and historians to visit and share with our guests and the wider community.  Oak Bluffs has been a gathering place for generations of people who respect diversity, and we are proud to continue that tradition at the Narragansett House.  

Calendar Events

We are a beach community - laid-back, friendly, outdoorsy and artsy. We treat each other as neighbors and friends - even if we just met.  The island has something for everyone -  morning yoga or an afternoon of kayaking. A long a nap on the sand or a long bike ride to picture-perfect picnic spot. Sometimes the best choice is relaxing on the porch or the garden.  We are pleased to present small talks in our garden and porch with some of our most talented neighbors and island friends.

JULY 7 SUNDAY

Inkwell Writers Series: Ginger McKnight

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

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JULY 7 SUNDAY

Inkwell Writers Series: Ginger McKnight

Our first writer to join us in the garden for the summer season. We are so happy to have Ginger join us in the garden to discuss her book which is a perfect beach read, "In the Heart of Texas".  Ginger, a vineyard summer resident will share her inspiration behind her book and vibrant characters.  Wine tasting to follow reading and discussion. 

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

July 14 Sunday

Inkwell Writer Series: Naomi Jackson

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

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July 14 Sunday

Inkwell Writer Series: Naomi Jackson

We are honored to have Naomi Jackson, author of The Star Side of Bird Hill join us in the garden. Her book was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, long-listed for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and various literary awards.  Jackson studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  A graduate of Williams College, her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships. Jackson was born and raised in Brooklyn by West Indian parents. 

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

July 21 SUNDAY

Inkwell Writers Series: Bret Anthony Johnston

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

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July 21 SUNDAY

Inkwell Writers Series: Bret Anthony Johnston

Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Remember Me Like This, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. The book has been translated around the world and is being made into a major motion picture.  Bret is also the author of  the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The Independent.

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

August 4 SUNDAY

Inkwell Writers Series: Caroline Clarke

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

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August 4 SUNDAY

Inkwell Writers Series: Caroline Clarke

Award winning journalist Caroline Clarke and author of the acclaimed memoir "Postcards from Cookie" will joins us in the garden for a highly personal family story. Caroline  was born on Christmas Day, 1964 in New York City. As an infant, she was adopted and raised in New York. Clarke later discovered that her biological mother was Carole "Cookie" Cole, the daughter of the famous musician Nat King Cole. She was able to reconnect with her birth mother and a beautiful story emerges about family bonds, community and family secrets.  received her B.A. degree in English from Smith College, and then earned her M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  

3pm - 5pm

Tower Garden

August 14 Wednesday

Open Air Art Gallery - Artist in Residence

3pm - 6pm

The Garden

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August 14 Wednesday

Open Air Art Gallery - Artist in Residence

An open air gallery viewing in the front garden with one of the most powerful young visual artists of our time. We are pleased to welcome him and will announce his name soon. Dont miss this special event to view the art and meet the artists.  A perfect spot on your way to visit before the 150th Anniversary of Grand illumination at the campground.

3pm - 6pm

The Garden

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Ready to book with us? Have a question about our rooms or services? We'll be happy to help! Email us at info@narragansetthouse.com

Narragansett House

46 Narragansett Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 02557, United States

508-693-3627 www.narragansetthouse.com

Front Desk Hours

8 AM EST - 6 PM EST

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