With an entire world to see and a determination to see it all, it says a lot when we visit a place more than once. Especially, if said place is not one of our home towns! Nantucket is just such a place.
Hands down this small island with 11,000 inhabitants and just over 100 square miles to explore, is my favorite spot for weekend getaways in the Fall. We simply love it when others overlook it, in the off-season.
During the Summer months Nantucket’s population swells to 50,000 people and hotel prices soars to over $500 a night. In the off-season that can net you an entire three day weekend at Jared Coffin House.
Built in 1845 this Historic Mansion turned Inn has been lovingly restored.
Fireside nightcaps and a free breakfast are equally enjoyable in the historic living room.
Romantic and charming, the rooms are extremely well kept with four poster beds and fluffy white linens. It’s easy to sleep-in with shutters that close out the early sun. It’s only the scent of coffee from your free breakfast waiting downstairs that wakes you.
Steps outside the front door is prime tourist area. Usually an area we avoid, but here it’s enchanting. Whaling drove the first Nantucket boom in 1672, leaving a sense of history in it’s wake. In Fall, bars and restaurants are staffed by locals who wear harsh winters with pride.
From the Jared Coffin House, you’re walking distance to all the great downtown bars, restaurants, shops and docks.
Booking in Fall, ensures an empty beach, not an empty wallet. Which for Introverts looking for budget travel options, is pure magic.
The Art: Nantucket has served as Muse to many of my Husband Paolo Ferraris Colors works, including “Caress.”