07 August 2006

Our Innkeeper Gerry


Innkeeper Gerry Connick is passionate about the Century House and gives 100% of his energy to its smooth operation for twenty some years. His daily routine is the same: 4:30 AM morning rise, a tour of the property for any abnormalcy; a trip to the market to secure the freshest berries, produce, flowers and items for the morning's famous Gerry Bountiful Berry Buffet Breakfast; consultation with housekeeping and reservations staff, followed by a round of meetings and errands.
A successful corporate dropout who quit Corporate America in his 40's to pursue his freedoms. Gerry's life has always been by the sea since early childhood in Lynn, Massachusetts. His life adventures include serving in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Brush, building submarine propulsion systems for General Electric, and for the last 25 years, living with his wife Jean Ellen on the islands of Nantucket and Palm Beach.
While the Century House is a boutique, luxury inn, he sets the tone, welcoming his guests as if to his private residence (which is also on the property), so one is free to be oneself; when you arrive you become part of the inn's family respecting one anothers privacy and sense of subtle comraderie. Gerry is a wealth of knowledge of the known and little known treasures about the Island ; so come join his Gerry Berry Buffet Breakfast and Discover his Freedoms of Nantucket.
Interesting facts about Gerry:
- joined the Navy at age 17. - designed all the rooms at the Century House. - reads a book a day. - loves jelly doughnuts-Dunkin Donuts only (limited quantities per his wife). - has an undying love and affection for his 1945 Green Ford truck which is parked at the Century House during the Season. - is in love with the same woman who still 'rocks his boat.' - owns a dinghy for several years, that hasn't been on the water which is named after his one and only love: his Princess Jean Ellen.