Summer on Nantucket? Amazing—of course! But guess what? Winter on Nantucket is amazing, too: You could almost call it the island’s best-kept secret.
Come see for yourself and choose the best winter headquarters of all: Greydon House, charmingly tucked on Broad Street amid Nantucket’s historic downtown district. We’ll keep you warm, cozy, and well-pampered while you fall in love with the island in its “off-season” guise!
Let’s review a few of the special charms of a Nantucket winter…
The Winter Beaches
Nantucket’s beaches don’t get less postcard-perfect just because its winter, and you’ve got all the more elbow room to enjoy them. The later mornings of winter’s short but sweet days make catching a top-grade Atlantic sunrise all the easier. (Check out our Greydon House roundup of some of Nantucket’s best beaches right here.)
The Winter Scenery
More broadly, Nantucket’s winter land- and seascapes are simply ravishing, and with Greydon House as your headquarters you’ve got them at your fingertips. Selfie to your heart’s content with the island’s iconic lighthouses in the background, explore the sprawling grasslands and heathlands of the Middle Moors (Nantucket’s largest undeveloped expanse), and glory in superlative ocean views along the ‘Sconset Bluff Walk, to name a few prime adventures.
Seasonal Celebrations on Nantucket
On the first weekend of December, downtown Nantucket puts on a world-class holiday spectacle in the form of the annual Christmas Stroll, going down for its 45th iteration this year from Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd. Get some holiday shopping done among local merchants, enjoy caroling and refreshments, and catch the arrival of Santa Claus at the wharves via Coast Guard Cutter.
And then there’s the Festival of Trees presented by the Nantucket Historical Association, which fills the Nantucket Whaling Museum with community-decorated Christmas trees and other festive flair from November 30th through December 31st.
Wining & Dining on Winter Nantucket
While more than a few Nantucket restaurants close their doors for the winter season, you’ve still got plenty of outstanding island dining to enjoy, not to mention such sundry pleasures as the heated winter beer garden over at Cisco Brewers.
Enjoy a Winter Getaway on Nantucket at Greydon House
Discover just how wonderful Nantucket is under winter’s lovely spell: Book your Greydon House stay today, and we know you’ll fall in love with a whole different side of our famous Gray Lady!