As of August 1, 2020 all travelers to Martha's Vineyard from outside the state must quarantine for 14 days or present a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of travel. 
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   Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard   


Massachusetts recommends all guests coming from out of state should self-quarantine for 14 days.
$20 per room-per day discount for rooms booked 7 days or more.
All bookings must be paid in advance of arrival.
Check-in times for guests arriving at the same time will be staggered.
Guests and staff should wear face masks in common indoor areas and should social distance six feet or more at all times.
Guests must not leave belongings, towels and toiletries in common areas.
Guests who are symptomatic will not be allowed to check in.
Refunds will be issued for documented illness when notified 24 hours prior to check-in.
Common areas cleaned one time and the two shared bathrooms cleaned two times per day.
Guests encouraged to utilize hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes in bathroom and common areas.
Booked guests and staff  allowed inside the inn.


Built in 1906 in the arts and crafts style of that era, the inn sits on six sprawling acres near tribal lands and is a part of the up-island community of Aquinnah (formerly known as Gay Head) on beautiful Martha's Vineyard.  An enchanting, 20-mile drive on the winding, agrarian portion of State Rd  climbs past ocean views and stunning landscapes, from the down-island ferry landings in Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs.



Choose from four charmingly eclectic, upstairs bedrooms that share  two bathrooms, one upstairs and one down.




Due to pandemic guidelines, no breakfast will be served at this time. Coffee makers and small-cube fridges are now in each room. 



Enjoy the outdoor patio area amongst the dense green flora and fauna.

Laundry Facility


Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available for guest use.

Free Wifi


Free and unlimited Wifi available 24/7.

Daily Housekeeping


Rooms and bathrooms are kept tidy by an on-premise inn keeper. 


 Direct TV available in all guest rooms.  All guest rooms have TVs with DVD players.


Cancellation of reservations during the high season (July 1-September 30)
require 3 weeks notice prior to day of check-in.  
Cancellations of reservations during all other times require 24 hours notice prior to 3PM check-in for day of arrival.
Same day reservations will be refunded if received before 3PM check-In.
Credit card, PayPal and check processing fees will be deducted from all cancellation refunds.
For safety reasons: smoking, vaping, candle or incense burning can not be allowed within the inn or near doorways.
Due to inn size and layout, pets can not be accommodated.




Aquinnah Cliffs & Lighthouse

Aquinnah is the Wampanoag word meaning "the land under the hills" and is famous for its clay cliffs and Gay Head lighthouse.

Beautiful Beaches


Philbin and Moshup Beach are within a mile of the inn and provide gorgeous sunsets and ample swimming opportunities.

Fine Dining 

Orange Peel Bakery,  Cliffhanger Burgers & Lobster Rolls, Orange Peel Diner, Outlook Inn fine dining. 

( summer & shoulder seasons)



Peruse for souvenirs and gifts at the Aquinnah Shops at the Cliffs.

Art Galleries


Take in fine art at Sergeants Art Gallery or the Field Gallery & Sculpture Garden.



Enjoy fishing for bass and blue fish on your own or join a group with Menemsha Blues Charters.



Aquinnah is a challenging  but beautiful bicycling destination from down island for individual or groups of cyclists. 



Choose gentle hikes at Menemsha or Moshup Trail.  Or walk beneath the colorful cliffs, searching for wampum or sea glass smoothed by time & sea.



Rent kayaks from a variety of  island vendors to explore the many ponds, inlets and coves that grace the island and  serve as home to a variety of water fowl


“The Totem Pole Inn is a magical place that takes you to another era where deep relaxation, dream-scaping and  memory-making are the daily fare."



Tel: 508-645-2815

1 Totem Pole Way Aquinnah, MA 02535

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