The Inn

Where guests, become friends

The inn at dusk with the lights onIn 1870, a majestic Victorian home was built on a corner in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard and soon began renting rooms to Islanders and wayfarers alike. A century later, Will Elliott and Holley had a vision to turn what was still officially a private residence into a proper Inn. Architect Mark Hutker was enlisted to create the iconic lighthouse design and in 1998 The Oak Bluffs Inn was purchased by its third and current proprietors, Rhonda and Erik Albert. Film director Spike Lee has stayed in The Inn’s Penthouse Suite, jazz musician Wynton Marsalis gave an impromptu concert in the living room, and personalities the likes of Woody Harrelson, Johnny Knoxville, Citizen Cope, G.Love, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Lalah Hathaway, Samara Joy and Bell Hooks have all been guests at the storied Circuit Avenue address. Today’s OB Inn combines classic Victorian elegance with a modern coastal charm.

The Oak Bluffs Inn, a historical establishment built in 1870, has certain limitations due to the nature of its construction.  We regret to inform you that we do not have ADA accessible rooms. As such, accessibility features such as ramps and elevators are not available outside or within the inn. All guest rooms at The Oak Bluffs Inn are accessed exclusively by a set of stairs, a gravel parking lot and gravel walkway.


We are on our way home after a 3 night stay at the Inn. We had a wonderful time and most of it thanks to our host Eric. He goes above and beyond for his patrons. Eric helped us maximize our trip by making recommendations and planning our day. I stupidly left my hat at a bar one night and Eric magically tracked it down and returned it to me while getting us to a ferry on time! I would love to stay here again and encourage you to do so. The atmosphere is welcoming and fun! You feel like family by the end of the trip.

Lisa Palotta Smith