It’s no secret that President Obama and family are vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard for two weeks because it is public knowledge and the press is all over it. The family touched down Friday on the magical resort area in time for Obama to play a round of golf with none other than Larry David and others according to CBS News. The Boston Globe reported that the Obamas are staying at a seven-bedroom, nine bath vacation rental home in Chilmark (the same one they used last year). The President keeps a low profile on his vacation and is not expected to make any news, but that remains to be seen in this day and age. The First Family obviously enjoys Martha’s Vineyard since this marks there sixth visit. And what’s not to like. First of all it’s Fido-friendly.
Two top retreats Harbor View Hotel and Kelley House inn, actually roll out the red carpet for traveling canines. The Vineyard VIP (Very Important Pup) pet-friendly policy allows dogs freedom to roam around your hotel room when you shell out an extra $50 per night per dog for up to two pups of any size. What’s more they toss in a ‘bone-us’ welcome amenity for just $30 upon request with reservations. The special VIP pack also comes with a dog tag listing contact information (just in case you pup runs wild), a ship’s wheel rope toy for playtime, all-natural cranberry treats, and biodegradable clean-up baggies housed in a fun mini-duffel carrier for convenient pick-up.
And there’s more such as a coupon for 10% off at Martha’s Vineyard’s premier pet goods store, Good Dog Goods, located in nearby Oak Bluffs. Bringing a dog to Martha’s Vineyard is easy for travelers, with access by both ferry and air. Situated in the heart of Edgartown, Harbor View and Kelley House are the perfect stepping stones from which to explore the best of the island with a dog. Together with Good Dog Goods, they offer the following island recommendations:
- Fuller Street Beach and Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown, (both steps from Harbor View and a five minute walk from Kelley House), are a great spot for dog walks. They offer calm waters for those prone to take a dip.
- State Forest offers mile after mile of trails for exploring. With plenty of temptations to run free in the forest (such as deer), keep dogs leashed unless they have strong re-call manners.
- The Land Bank Tradewinds Airport property in Oak Bluffs features a 70-acre “dog park” with open meadows and wooded walking trails – a favorite with island residents.
You can book doggie adventures by calling the reservations assistant at 800-225-6005.
A beloved fixture on the Vineyard since 1891, the Harbor View Hotel offers luxury guest rooms and suites in the heart of historic Edgartown. The hotel offers spectacular views of Edgartown Harbor, the Vineyard’s premier sailing and yachting location, where vacationers sail on a variety of boating adventures arranged through Harbor View Hotel’s own waterfront concierge. The Harbor View is a member of Historic Hotels of America® and is managed by Scout Hotel and Resort Management. For more information call 800- 225-6005 or visit www.harbor-view.com.
Kelley House originally opened as a tavern in 1742 that provided a respite for sailors throughout the Revolutionary War and whaling eras. Today, the popular place offers 60 casually comfortable guest rooms, a pool, and a popular pub. Kelley House is a member of Historic Hotels of America® and is managed by Scout Hotel and Resort Management. For more information call 800-225-6005 or visit www.kelley-house.com.
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