26 September 2011

Nantucket Magical Evening

Couldn't help but share what I'm seeing!


Nantucket Night

Just Back From: Nantucket

Just Back From: Nantucket

Wanted to share this...read it; written by Jetsetter. It's a lovely article on Nantucket Island

22 September 2011

Nantucket is bewitching slightly off season | | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Travel

Nantucket is bewitching slightly off season | | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Travel

NANTUCKET, MA- Nantucketers say the fall is the ideal time for a visit. This 14-mile long by three-mile wide island, familiarly known as the Little Grey Lady in the Sea, is quieter then than in summer, of course, and the climate is still pleasant — in the mid-60s in September, high 50s in October. The September water is warm enough for swimming and surfing and the sweeping beaches of Madaket and Cisco and Surfside are largely empty. Madaket is perfect then for long walks and bird-watching. At Eel Point, the beach-combing is inviting. Read more...

Nantucket Pumpkins, Fall Adventures and Great Rates

Ever wonder about Nantucket in the Fall?  Gorgeous weather most always!

Sunshine is still present. The autumn air permeates the sky, pumpkins begin to show their faces welcoming the season, and leaves dominate the sidewalks and the streets. 'Tis the time to go on a biking adventure perhaps to Madaket; on the way you might hear birds chirping. Or head out to Folger's Marsh, the Bluff & Freshwater Pond Area, belonging to the Nantucket Field Station natural communities. The Folger's Marsh is a salt marsh that is located between Polpis Road and Nantucket Harbor. Check out more info on this at nantucketconservation.org 

Don't forget the Fall events such as the Nantucket Maritime Festival is October 1, 2011 and the Nantucket Cranberry Festival is October 8. Wherever you go, you will definitely enjoy this time of the year.

The rates also fall at this time of the year. Check them out on our bed and breakfast site http://www.centuryhouse.com

10 cliff road welcomes Fall with pumpkins

pumpkins on stairs

century house pumpkins

rose proudly dominates the scene on Nantucket

21 September 2011

Comfort food to welcome Fall

Candy is ever present at Century House, because we believe in comfort, well, comfort food that is.  Guests have not complained yet. Here is a little bit of treat.

16 September 2011

A little bit of something for everyone

they say, location, location, location. well, we got that: century house bed and breakfast is near the beaches, historic town, art galleries, shopping, museums, historic sites, restaurants. and then there is a little bit of something for everyone here at century house: art, books, cookies, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, movies, breakfast, veranda, patio, flowers, gardens, fresh air, beach bag, beach towels, sunshine...for more check out our amenities on our website. to read about the breakfast please also go to our website.


14 September 2011

"Nantucket" A Film by Ric Burns

I had the chance to see the movie released this summer named "Nantucket" and I was blown away. Nantucket Historical Association unveiled the film this summer with a show at Children's Beach.

The display of Nantucket's natural beauty, it's history, and the little known treasures are emphasized in this film. This was produced by the Emmy-award winning and filmmaker Ric Burns. You can now watch the 51 minute film at the Whaling Museum. Several guests have raved about it.

So go see it!


12 September 2011

Nantucket Cranberry Festival, Saturday October 8, 2011

Nantucket Cranberry Festival 2011 will take place Saturday, October 8, 11 am - 4 pm, at the Milestone Cranberry Bog. Come and enjoy the Nantucket festivities celebrated by locals and visitors alike. Learn about harvesting cranberries and its history. You can actually watch the cranberries being harvested and have a taste of the island's crop at lunch or snack time. There is a self guided twenty minute tour that you can enjoy.  Guides will be present to answer questions. Heavy machinery will also be present to harvest the cranberry crops. 

Sheep-shearing, hay rides, wool spinning and weaving demonstrations, sack races, face painting, are also some of the events of the day.

Read below from the  Nantucket Conservation website:

Cranberry Farming on Nantucket

Cranberries have been grown on Nantucket since 1857 and were an important part of the Island's economy until just prior to World War II.  Visitors, summer residents, and even long time islanders are often surprised when they learn that the Foundation's Milestone Bog is one of the oldest, continually operated farms on the Island. There are currently 193 acres under cultivation at the Milestone Bog with an additional 25 acres in production at the Windswept Bog on the Polpis Road. The Windswept Bog is also notable because of its status as one of the few certified organic cranberry bogs in the country. Together, the Foundation's cranberry bogs produce nearly 2 million pounds of cranberries a year! (www.nantucketconservation.org)

Photo and info source: www.nantucketconservation.org

We will never forget...

Yesterday it was ten years since 9/11, a day that could never be forgotten.Our hearts go out to the families. Thank you to all who sacrificed.

10 September 2011

September Weddings on Nantucket

The month of September is one of the most popular month on Nantucket for weddings and elopements. Today there are 37 weddings on Nantucket it's been said. This tiny island is one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Such special events are celebrated on Nantucket in June as well.

Century House also hosts weddings. Privately. Intimately. And One at A time. Visit www.centuryhouse.com.

Wedding photo 1 St Mary's Church
Wedding photo 2 Congregational Church


This happens only once and that's bloggable. Cheers from Nantucket! Here is a picture from yesterday.

Nantucket Day

Have a beautiful weekend!

09 September 2011

The Nantucket Project

The Nantucket Project

The Nantucket Project website describes it as “an idea whose time has come.”

“The Nantucket Project is an idea whose time has come…The Nantucket Project will showcase ideas that help us or have made us re-think through the exploration of change -- how change informs our world, the consequences of successfully forcing or anticipating it, the peril of constancy and how leading thinkers and influencers across disciplines have experienced it. The re-invention of Nantucket is analogous to the current set of challenges and opportunities facing America and our world." www.nantucketproject.com

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor, and former White House chief of staff; Julie Taymor, Broadway director; Lawrence Summers, former White House treasury secretary and Harvard professor; Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO; Bob Wright, former NBC Universal chairman are on the list of more than twenty presenters. It will be held nearby at the White Elephant Hotel.  

(Quotes, text, and information below, The Inquirer and Mirror, Thursday, September 1, 2011);

According to The Inquirer and Mirror, The Nantucket Project, was launched by Plum TV and the founder of Nantucket Nectars, Tom Scott.  The "Ideas Conference" will take place September 30 – October 2, 2011.   The "attendance is limited to 350 participants, and the cost starts at $3200, plus accommodations."

”The theme of the inaugural Nantucket Project which will be held at the White Elephant Hotel is “Re-Think,” a three day event is intended to serve as an incubator for creative thought, and will focus on the creation of an idea, rather than the follow-through, Scott said…”

“Topics will span from economics and medical science to sustainability and globalism”

It’s also the intimacy of the gathering, and Nantucket’s a big draw, and the time of year. Everything is coming together in a good way,” he said.

“Nantucket is the perfect place to bring these people together in a setting similar to the much larger Aspen Institute – the international nonprofit aimed at fostering enlightened and ideals-based leadership that has grown into a year-round endeavor – but in a more intimate setting, said Scott…”

“The Project is partnering with Big Think, an online “global-knowledge forum,” to coordinate the inaugural conference.”  The goal is to have Nantucket become almost like a campus in the off-season, to share some of the great thought-leaders on the island with a permanent presence.’ Brosnan said…”

Check out the Nantucket Project on Facebook.  For a list of presenters visit the Nantucket Project website.  

Century House bed and breakfast has accommodations during those dates. Century House is located at 10 Cliff Road, Nantucket MA, a five minute walking distance to White Elephant Hotel.

01 September 2011

Oh, Hello September!

This Summer has gone by fast, hasn't it? Welcome first day of September, a beautiful one I might add. On Nantucket we all prepare for fall in different ways, starting out with flowers.   Here is a picture I took today in one of our beautiful gardens:

Also Nantucket has a couple Fall special events coming up:

Nantucket Annual Island Fair, September 11 - 12, 2011

Nantucket Arts Festival

Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week, September 26 - October 2, 2011

Nantucket Historical Association Harvest Fair, October 1, 2011

Egan Maritime Festival, October 1, 2011 508-228-2505

Nantucket Cranberry Festival, October 8, 2011

Nantucket Chowder Festival, October 14, 2011

Nantucket Historical Association's Festival of Wreaths, November 23 - 27, 2011

Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling, November 25, 2011

Nantucket Historical Association's Festival of Trees, December 2 - 19, 26 -27, 2011

Cheers to all!

Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week 2011

Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week is September 26 - October 2, 2011.  This is a fantastic time to come and enjoy fine dining at some of the world renown eateries.

Some of the restaurants such as Oran Mor Bistro Restaurant, Galley Beach Restaurant, Straight Wharf Restaurant, Company of the Cauldron Restaurant, Brant Point Grill Restaurant, are offering a $45/dinner course or Black Eyed Susan's Restaurant a $35/dinner. Figs at 29 Fair Restaurant is offering a $29/dinner. These are three course meals! Enjoy this special time with friends, family, loved ones, or for a romantic time away from the hustle.

image via oranmorbistro.com
image via judge dice, straightwharfrestaurant.com

image via companyofthecauldron.com
image via brantpointgrill.com
image via oranmorbistro.com

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodations, Century House has availability during the Restaurant Week. Please call 508.228.0530. Don't miss this delicious time!