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In Native American, meaning 'far away place' the island of Nantucket is located off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We think its isolation gives the place such unique beauty and spellbinding qualities.
Nantucket's Whaling Museum, recently restored, recounts the island’s role as a 19th Century whaling hub. The island hosts the annual 'Opera House Cup' that takes its name from the eponymous venue whose owner, in 1973, had the idea of organising a regatta reserved for wooden sail boats. Today it's the oldest regatta of this kind to take place along the East Coast of the United States. Every year, a large fleet of vintage boats gathers, giving life to a unique and thrilling spectacle against the backdrop of marvellous scenery offered by Nantucket. Find out where to stay and what to do below.
Greydon House Boutique Hotel
Experience this exquisite new boutique hotel in Nantucket’s downtown historic district with 18 uniquely appointed luxurious rooms and suites and an internationally inspired and very lively restaurant. Executive Chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware incorporates the finest local ingredients with an emphasis on seafood for an elevated culinary experience. Both the hotel and restaurant are designed by the celebrated firm of Roman and Williams (The Standard, The Ace, both in New York). Greydon House weaves the warmth and comfort of a village inn with the many eclectic and worldly touches for today’s generation of sophisticated travelers.
Chef/Owner Neil Ferguson of restaurant American Seasons brings his 25 years of experience from Paris, London and New York City to Nantucket. Neil carries on the tradition of this Island favorite, focusing on seasonal, local and thoughtfully prepared ingredients. We are open 5 nights serving dinner from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and our bar is open until 12.00am. Book here.
Nantucket Whaling Museum
Discover Nantucket's great whaling history; the Nantucket whaleship Essex, which was sunk in 1820 in the Pacific Ocean and inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick; the island's oldest house and galleries including the art of engraving images on ivory – scrimshanding.
If you're on the island, the Whaling Museum and its' properties will put this magical destination into context. Visit the website for more info.