My wife and I had a long weekend getaway to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary in mid-September and we made reservations after doing some research on-line. We had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed our experience at the Century House. The owner and her husband ate breakfast with ourselves and the other couples every morning which was a nice touch. They were able to give very good recommendations on where to eat and what to see in addition to providing some excellent history and stories about the island. The bed and breakfast was very charming and the bed was plenty comfortable which was very important seeing my wife was 6 months pregnant!! To top it all off, I left my phone and a computer assessorory in the room and realized it when on the boat. The staff kindly went to the post office that day and over-nighted them, which I got the next morning!! Many thanks to the Century House!! P.S. – this is the 1st on-line review I have ever posted……so it really left an impression on me
This was my first time to Nantucket and although we didn't stay long (only 2 nights), I wished we could have stayed longer! The room was very private (nice) and the place is close to the center but not too close. On one night I thought a train was going by in the distance, but twas only the sound of a lone car on the cobblestone road. I will surely go back when I have the chance!
Fran and I have been searching for the perfect B&B on Nantucket, and we found out about the 76 MAIN STREET INN through our social network. What a nice surprise. Between a location close to wharfs and town (shopping, restaurants, et al.), a complete and classy refurbishing (taking into the luxury category) and the personalized service of proprietors Scott and Katie--we couldn't ask for anything more. We've already booked our next trip!
My husband and I stayed at the Brass Lantern Inn for a three day getaway and it was perfect! The inn is conveniently located to the downtown area. The staff was friendly and helpful and everything was well maintained, clean, and nicely decorated. This was our first time visiting Nantucket, and it was one of the best vacations we've ever had!
My wife and I spent several days at the Brass Lantern Inn recently. The location is very convenient to most of the sites in Nantucket and is within walking distance of most of them. The room, while not large, was clean and comfortable. Breakfast and afternoon tea were well done and included in the rate. Staff service was very good. Everyone there was friendly, courteous and prompt in their responses to our few requests. I would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to others.
It was a very busy and eventful week. Having stayed at the Carlisle House took the edge of the hustle and bustle and gave me a calm place to retire to. I will recommend them to all my friends as the best house for your money to stay at when in Nantucket. Thank you for a wonderful time. .
Highly recommend staying at the Brass Lantern Inn on your next trip to Nantucket (voted the #1 Island by National Geographic). Staff members were very friendly and helpful. The rooms exceptionally clean. Centrally located, we were able to find restaurants and shops very easily. Don't wait, make your reservations and see why Nantucket is #1 for yourself!
Heather was wonderful. Couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The Inn is conveniently located, has a nice courtyard and the ambiance is inviting. The island is a great place to visit and the Inn is a great place to stay.
absolutely loved nantucket, our first trip there. the carlisle house was wonderful, wide plank floors, old salty charm, and heather, the owner was above and beyond our expectations, she was frequently visible, always with a smile, and willing to chat, but never intrusive. the breakfasts (both house made and local eateries) were perfect, not too much, but enough to get your busy day going. the inn is close to the ferry, beaches, town, dining, and anything else you coud possible want. could not have been happier with our stay. would recommend to anyone and would most definitely go back again. great little sitting area in the garden for relaxing alone or sharing company. thanks sooooo much heather.
I just returned from a "last minute" get-a-way to Nantucket where my boyfriend, dog, and I stayed once again at the Brass Lantern. We love it there ! Quiet, comfortable, friendly - it is everthing you would want in an Inn. Our room was clean, comfortable, spaceous and well stocked with towels. They have to-go cups for your coffee for that early morning walk to the beach and breakfast is a nice assortment of fruit, fresh baked muffins and cereals - just enough to get you going in the morning. A beautiful property walking distance to everything in town - and best of all, our lab can come and have a vacation with us ! They don't just tolerate your pet, I think they actually like pets ! I highly recommend this Inn for your next stay !
We have a lovely visit of a few days in November of 2011. The room was quite nice, in an old Captain's home. It included a small sitting room with a cable tv. The breakfast offerings were fantastic - Heather is an excellent baker. Overall we could not have been happier with our stay, and will gladly return.
The Carlisle House was a lovely place to stay for the three nights we were on the island for a wedding. The location is ideal, the rooms are great, and the innkeeper was very friendly and accommodating! (We especially appreciate her willingness to put up with our small children; we realize that the "under 6 set" is not the typical B&B guest!)
Innkeeper was very friendly and helpful. Homemade breakfast goodies were very tasty. Site might mention the steep stairs (outside and inside) - definitely not good for anyone who is not very mobile.
A nice house dating back to the 18th century with all the quirks that go with old houses. The innkeeper was very pleasant and baked delicious treats for breakfast. Everything we needed was in walking distance. Good value.
The Brass Lantern Inn was a great place to stay in Nantucket, very accommodating, clean, friendly, and well organized. We promptly got the extras we asked for, the room and the inn was very clean, the breakfast fresh and substantial as described, and the bed extremely comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can not wait to visit again.
It was a great getaway. Our room at the Carlisle House was beautiful. Heather makes you feel right at home in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed the continental-plus breakfast. We look forward to our next stay.
We were very happy with our stay at the Carlisle House Inn. Heather was a wonderful host and was very helpful. The only minor issue was with the room being a bit stuffy so we asked that the AC be left on to assist with that and that was done. it may not be a problem with a person who didnt have allergies!
My stay on Nantucket came about unexpectedly and was just one night so I was pleased to come across the Carlisle Inn through a search engine. The inn is in an 'in town' location within easy walk of the main shopping area and just a three minute walk of a bus stop. Overall I was pleased with the ease of reservation and the accomodations given the short notice and short stay. One thing I thought was odd was that the shared bath did not contain any complimentary soap or towels to use for hand-washing. One had to carry one's own hand-towel and soap from the room just to use the toilet. I thought that was a little odd. But other than this small detail, the room was clean, albeit quite small, for the price. I guess the going rates on Nantucket are so high that this was room was a 'bargain' for over $200/night. One suggestion would be to bring along earplugs for the cobblestones were quite loud in the evening.
This was our second visit to the Carlisle house. It was just as nice as the first visit. The rooms are charming. Very clean with lots of the original unique features that you expect in a guest house. Location is perfect for walking to town, beach or bus stops for transportation around the island. The owner Heather is very pleasant. She makes you feel like you truly are a welcomed guest in her home.
My husband and I returned to Nantucket after 26 years and stayed in the same Inn. The Carlisle, is located central to town and provides easy access to sights and services. Our first trip was a very brief "overnight". Our return trip a bit more extended, our Inn Keeper was most helpful with making tour arrangements making our visit meaningful and fun!