Nantucket Vacation & Lodging
Although much of New England retains strong ties to history, Nantucket is perhaps the New England vacation destination that is the most reminiscent of a simpler time. With many Nantucket structures and attractions dating back to before the Civil War, including the charming cobblestone main street downtown, there isn’t a better way to describe Nantucket than its unofficial title of “Yesterday’s Island.” New England Inns & Resorts’ Nantucket lodging includes a historic inn on the island’s northeastern waterfront, as well as Nantucket’s newest hotel and resort, right in the heart of downtown.
The former whaling port welcomes visitors with local color, and real color, regardless of the season, with events like the Daffodil Festival in spring, autumn’s annual Cranberry Festival and bog harvest, summer’s many film, comedy, dance, yoga, and arts and culture festivals, and an array of winter holiday events adding extra sparkle to Nantucket’s snow-covered shores. Nantucket also enjoys pleasant weather patterns, miles of pristine beaches, and daily activities like biking, sailing, fishing, hiking, shopping, and
whale watching with its neighboring island, Martha’s Vineyard. But unlike The Vineyard, Nantucket has kept development (and buzz) to a minimum, offering a more quaint vacation setting than its larger neighbor.
In 2012, National Geographic named Nantucket the No. 1 Island in the World – which means there’s no better time to start planning your Nantucket vacation than right now. For dedicated family time, an uninterrupted romantic getaway, or an idyllic individual retreat, book your Nantucket vacation with one of New England Inns & Resorts’ premier Nantucket lodging options today.
NantucketNantucket Island is one of the premiere islands in Massachusetts, if not the entire United States, and its beaches, historic district, recreation, shopping and arts make it a popular go-to destination for tourists and seasonal residents alike. But a visit to Nantucket Massachusetts means that you'll need a place to stay. While there are many cottages and beach homes available for weekly, monthly and seasonal rental, there's also a variety of Nantucket hotels and Nantucket resorts.
Here's a look at a few of the unique Nantucket lodging options that the island has to offer:
Located at 77 Easton Street, this hotel is located smack dab in the heart of the island, within manageable walking distance of the many beaches, stores and restaurants that Nantucket has to offer. What's more is that The Nantucket is the newest and oldest venue as far as Nantucket Island hotels are concerned. That's because while the doors to the original hotel opened way back in 1891, the facilities underwent an extensive renovation just a few years ago, re-opening in 2012. This family-friendly resort is located in the north-central portion of the island, close to Jettie Beach Park & Recreation.
The Wauwinet is located on Wauwinet Road on the northeast tip of the island, near Head of the Harbor and the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. It's a seaside resort, known for its luxurious accommodations - perfect for honeymooning couples or those looking for a romantic getaway. The Wauwinet has everything one could want on site, including dining, picturesque views of the sea, sunrises and sunsets and even outdoor recreation opportunities such as off-roading. Nearby, visitors can book lobstering excursions, take surf lessons or visit the nearby wildlife park. History and luxury come to a head at The Wauwinet.
76 Main, which is located on Main Street on the eastern central portion of the island, is more quaint and a little more off the beaten path than the two other hotels that are noted on this list. But that's not to say it's a hike to get to the island's main attractions. The hotel has been recently renovated and offers visitors a nice, updated place to stay and close proximity to all of the other attractions that Nantucket Island has to offer. In fact, the hotel is just a block away from downtown and six blocks away from the harbor.