September on Nantucket
On this first day of September, we woke to cool, crisp air, blue skies with wispy clouds, and a subtle woodsy scent carried by gentle breezes. There is a magical quality to Nantucket in September– as the days shorten, at once a saudade for the light and joy of the Nantucket summer and a longing for the slowing and colors as well as sweet treats (sweater weather, tomato and pumpkin picking and Halloween candy) that autumn offers.
Already, the momentum has slowed just a bit. The traffic on streets and beaches is lighter, restaurants have more availability and it remains temperate enough for meals Parisian style at outdoor bistros, and people are wrapped in comfortable sweaters at nightfall.
Indian Summer on Nantucket may be our favorite time of the year here. The days are still warm enough to visit your favorite beaches to revel in a sunrise or walk or bike one of the meandering Nantucket Conservation trails. Their Family Staycation Scavenger Hunt is back! September 1st to 15th there are 6 new self-guided path to enjoy.
Evenings are cooler- perfect for cozying up for a romantic evening in front of our fire pit in the beauty of our serenity garden, or simply relaxing on our veranda in the warmth and glow of our standing fire towers.
In between, there is much to do, starting with our wonderful breakfasts. Cranberry season is fast approaching and soon, you’ll be able to take Nantucket cranberries, home with you to use in your favorite recipes. Just this morning we served our dark chocolate cranberry scones!
From stores and restaurants, to Cisco Brewery or a sojourn to the quaint village of ‘Sconset (and its sweeping views of the Easternmost shores of the United States) or Madaket for its magnificent beaches, or to simply an afternoon reading in one of the Martin House nooks, you won’t be disappointed.
We enter this September with a deep sense of joy and gratitude for the honor bestowed upon us by our family of guests in voting us Number 1 Bed and Breakfast in Nantucket. Thank you for all the love and support! In return, we are offering a 15% discount for new September stays if you book direct and mention Best of Nantucket! Be safe, and come home to us soon!