Close the Shutters & Snuggle In Nantucket

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.

Jared Coffin House in Nantucket
Jared Coffin House in Nantucket

Built in 1845 this Historic Mansion turned Inn has been lovingly restored.

Jared Coffin House Living Room
Jared Coffin House Living Room

Fireside nightcaps and a free breakfast are equally enjoyable in the historic living room.

Fireplace in the House
Fireplace in the House

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.

Jared Coffin House Room
Jared Coffin House Room

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.

Nantucket Shops
Nantucket Shops Photo by Paolo Ferraris Colors
Nantucket Docks
Nantucket Docks Photo by Paolo Ferraris Colors
Playing Downtown Nantucket
Historic Downtown Streets Nantucket photo by Paolo Ferraris

Booking in Fall, ensures an empty beach, not an empty wallet. Which for Introverts looking for budget travel options, is pure magic.

Empty Shores photo by Paolo Ferraris
Empty Shores photo by Paolo Ferraris
Shells From Nantucket Shores
Shells From Nantucket Shores photo by Paolo Ferraris
Photographer Paolo Ferraris on Nantucket Shores
Photographer Paolo Ferraris in Nantucket

The Art: Nantucket has served as Muse to many of my Husband Paolo Ferraris Colors works, including “Caress.”

Caress by Paolo Ferraris Colors
Caress by Paolo Ferraris Colors

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