29 November 2010

Nantucket 2011 Events

Here are the upcoming special events dates for Nantucket Island. We look forward to celebrating with you.

-Daffodil Festival Weekend April 29 - May 1, 2011

-Nantucket Wine Festival May 19 - May 22, 2011

-Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week June 6 - June 12, 2011

-Nantucket Film Festival June 22 - June 26, 2011

-Nantucket Comedy Festival July 27 - July 30, 2011

-Boston Pops on Nantucket August 13th, 2011

-Sandcastle & Sculpture Day August 20, 2011, Jetties Beach

-Nantucket Race Week August 13-21, 2011

-Opera House Cup Regatta August 21, 2011

-Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week dates soon :)

-Nantucket Noel Celebration
dates soon

Make your plans for Season 2011. Stay at our bed and breakfast, Century House. Visit http://www.centuryhouse.com
There are many options for luxury places to stay on Nantucket. Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island with completely renovated luxury rooms. For room reservations at our Nantucket bed and breakfast, please call Century House at 508-228-0530 or email centurybnb@aol.com

Have a great day!

16 November 2010

A Nantucket gift certificate to a bed and breakfast


Surprises are special. They are the best gift one can give. They come in different sizes, shapes, or forms. Their value is priceless, always appreciated and never forgotten.

A gift certificate for a visit and a stay on Nantucket Island is the perfect surprise to celebrate the one you love on any occasion. The Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Thanksgiving, Valentine's, Christmas, New Year's or any other Holiday Celebration on Nantucket Island will be the memory of a lifetime!

Nantucket is like no other...

Send someone to discover its beauty, its hidden treasures and take back its secrets. The holiday season is upon us. We wish you happiness and love all year round. Make these holidays special for your family and friends. Call 508-228-0530 or visit http://www.centuryhouse.com for more information about Nantucket Island.

Cheers,

Century House, http://www.centuryhouse.com
Our Nantucket bed and breakfast is on twitter @chnantucket and facebook facebook.com/centuryhousenantucketisland

"If you find yourself charmed by a visit to the Century House, you won't be the first. The executive producers of Wings, the 1990s sitcom about brothers running an airline out of Nantucket, chose the Century House as the representative Nantucket home on the island. One glance at the wrap-around veranda, grey-shingled facade and outdoor patio where guests eat breakfast and store their bikes, and you won't want to leave, either." forbes.com

15 November 2010

Nantucket Highlights

Nantucket Highlights
by Katrina and Martin Shelley, London, 1993

Cranberries, cobblestones and clam chowder
Endless empty beaches
Names like Sacachacha, 'Sconset and Sankaty
Take - your- breath - away houses
Undulating sand dunes at Surfside
Riding the bike trail down to Madaket
Yachts with billowing sails rounding Brant Point Lighthouse

Hearing the sound of the fog horn
Orange glow of Halloween jack o'lanterns
Unparalleled view from the Congregational Church tower
Sid Willis paintings and sudden sea mist
Experiencing serenity of Smith's Point

Exquisite, elegant light ship baskets
Nestling in front of the fire and chatting with new found friends
Jean and Gerry our warm genial hosts
Omnipresent smell of pine whilst out cycling
Yellow, red and russet of autumn in Nantucket

{Note: This was a gift from former guests. The first letter of each sentence, top to bottom, spells 'Century House Enjoy'}

The historic Century House dates back to the Cliff Road land purchase in 1833. According to research performed by Edouard A. Stackpole, renowned Nantucket historian and former director of the Peter Foulger Museum, a member of an old Nantucket family of Scottish roots, Captain Robert Calder, built the Century House. Over the years, Capt. Calder took part in several long, successful voyages to hunt whale, and eventually completed the construction of the house in the early 1840's. It is said that Capt. Calder chose this site because of the privacy, the ocean breezes, the views, and the genuine serenity the location provided in the 1840's and still exhibits today. According to Mr. Stackpole, the Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island to date. Visit www.centuryhouse.com for details. Season begins in May and ends in October.


For more information about Nantucket and Century House visit http://www.centuryhouse.com

12 November 2010

{Nantucket} this was the stuff of a paradise island dream!

This was a beautiful submission by one of our guests from London who visited Century House and Nantucket, http://www.centuryhouse.com for many years. I absolutely adore the vintage card and photos sent to the innkeepers. She was artsy; she loved the charm and history of the inn and the quaintness of the island. She found peace in nature and inspiration in the wilderness. We miss her and someday we'll meet in the other paradise. Rest in Peace Katrina Shelley.

On our second evening we walked up Cliff Road looking for the beach. The houses set back from the road became progressively grander, eking out sights of envy and admiring glances. Summering was over for another year, so they were mostly empty. Hibernating perhaps, waiting to be woken by the next turning key in the door.

We came to a path and instinctively knew it would lead us to the sea. And there it was! A flight of wooden steps took us to the sand below. Strolling along the water’s edge, one caught the occasional glimpse of a roof top peeping over the brow of sand dunes, but not another soul in sight. The light began to fade and to our utter delight, we realized we were to have an Indian summer sunset. The sun slowly turned into a cerise beach ball and began falling somewhere beyond Eel’s Point.

Time to walk back, turning often enough to admire the stunning view. Surely this was the stuff of a paradise island dream! Climbing up the steps past wild magenta roses and goldenrod, one could see the silhouetted coastline and the languid waves splashing soft, white spray up into the deep rose light.

When we came back into Cliff Road, we were astonished to see an enormous full moon overhead. A huge golden milk top foil, in the early night sky. The man in the moon smiled his benevolent smile. The scent of evening jasmine hung in the air and Century House beckoned.

We were going to enjoy Nantucket.

Copyright Katrina Shelley, London, 1993 and Century House, Nantucket, http://www.centuryhouse.com