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Planning Your Summer Vacation on Nantucket

The beautifully aloof isle of Nantucket ranks among New England’s fabled summer getaways, and you’ll see why as a guest of ours here at Greydon House.

Between our boutique luxury accommodations, our exceptional on-site restaurant, and our auspicious location within easy reach of both beachfront and historic downtown, we offer the pinnacle in a Nantucket summer vacations. Let’s review some of the enticements of the season!

The Whaling Museum

With its vacation homes, art galleries, fine dining, and merry beaches, our island doesn’t much resemble the Nantucket of yesteryear, but its rough-and-tumble whaling days and all the salty dogs who populated them live on in legend and literature. Across the street from Greydon House lies the Whaling Museum, unrivaled as a venue for learning about the dangerous reality and historical legacy of Nantucket’s best-known bygone industry.

Set in a refurbished 19th-century candle factory, the museum eases you back in time through the introductory documentary Nantucket, a multimedia presentation about the nuts-and-bolts of historical whaling, and a plethora of exhibits. Get the backstory on the Essex, that doomed whaleship whose sinking by sperm whale in 1820 gave Herman Melville the idea for Moby-Dick. Survey Nantucket Harbor from the rooftop observation deck, and lock eyes—or sockets—with the skeleton of a nearly 50-foot sperm whale that washed ashore on Nantucket on New Year’s Day of 1998.

Hit the Beach

We can’t think of a more quintessential summer-vacation pastime than getting some sand between your toes and dozing off to the breaking of waves and the sizzle of the swash. Options for such seaside R&R abound for guests of Greydon House. We can direct you to a number of grade-A island beaches favored among locals: sand-and-surf shrines sure to revitalize and inspire.

Me Time, Nantucket-Style

And speaking of revitalization, you’ve got at your fingertips any number of health-and-wellness activities. From meditation-by-standup-paddleboard to oceanfront yoga and barre, you’ll have everything you need to ensure your summer vacation banishes all workaday worries and attends directly to soul-level restoration.

Nantucket Dining at its Best

You’ll be able to eat like royalty as one of our pampered guests. Executive Chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware, an alum of New York City’s Michelin-starred Aureole, presents his fresh twist on classic American cuisine at our Greydon House restaurant. The seasonally inspired menu features fresh and local ingredients—including some of the world-class seafood islanders have long enjoyed—plus exactly the sort of fine wines, specialty cocktails, and craft beer you want to be hoisting in celebration of a fine summer’s day well spent on Nantucket.

Make your reservations today for a summertime escape to Nantucket, and give us the honor of showing you premium island luxury here at Greydon House!