Friday, October 2, 2020

Come Home To Us                                               


Autumn in Nantucket, especially at the Martin House Inn, is a step back into simpler times, the familiar feeling of a free-fall into the pile of leaves you loved in your youth, a sweet respite of ocean air, gentle breezes, comfortable beds with fluffy down comforters, fireplaces, and the pampering we all need, especially now. 


Despite the turmoil of this year, the fall of 2020 keeps getting better for the Martin House!  Recently voted the best bed and breakfast on Nantucket, featured on Bloomberg news, the subject of at least three videos you can view on our website, our property glowing in three recent photo shoots by Jack Vatcher, Michael Silvia/the New Bedford Guy, and Georgie Morley/Happy Place, the Martin House Inn is feeling grateful and loved. 

As we move into Indian Summer, the season extended by our fire towers and fire pit, we urge you to come for a shoulder season visit, when our rates are significantly lower, the island is still vibrant (but less crowded), and the autumn wraps around you like its hallmark sweaters.  Fall is a beautiful time to discover and enjoy all that Nantucket has to offer. While there won’t be a formal cranberry festival this year, the cranberries will still turn crimson, ripen and be harvested, and we will be offering decadent chocolate/cranberry scones, and many other seasonal treats.  And maybe Halloween won’t happen in its traditional sense, but we have hundreds of candy bars for the taking! 


From the moment the sun peeks over the horizon, the colors of autumn will continue to intensify and you will be greeted by the golden and orange hues of changing leaves, the pumpkins and scarecrow on our porch, the fall offerings in our serenity gardens, and so much more.  Or you can sit inside in front of a roaring fire with a good book or enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of wine on our roof walk, observing the routes of ancient sailing ships and reveling in the timelessness of island life.


Once you are here, there is much to fill your days. Enjoy beaches, hiking and biking trails, the crashing surf, outdoor dining, glorious sunrises and romantic sunsets,the magic of  

the island's vibrant night skies, repleat with bright planets and thousands of stars.  Nantucket is truly a haven in the autumn- leisurely shopping, fall fishing, sunset cruises, the harvests at the cranberry bogs and at Bartlett’s Farm (be sure to visit Cisco Brewers while you are out that way), and so much more. 


Getting here is easier now with Southern Airways new fast daily flights from Boston/Norwood, New Bedford, Providence and Hyannis airports.  Flights take less than 30 minutes!  So why not treat yourself and someone you love to a weekend or even an overnight stay at the Martin House soon!  Southern Airways is offering Martin House guests a 20% discount for travel through December 22, 2020. Book online at, or call Southern at 800 329-0485 and use the code ONESOUTH25.  Or if you prefer to come by boat, both the Hyline (508 778-2600) and the Steamship (508 477-8600) offer daily service and are just a short walk from the Martin House.  For new bookings for stays between October 15 and Thanksgiving Day, we are offering a 15% discount from our regular rates if you mention FALL-FOR-US when you book direct. 

Looking forward, you may have read that Christmas Stroll 2020 has been postponed until 2021.  Certain events that involve large gatherings - the Stroll parade, the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and the in-person red-ticket drawing will not be a part of the island’s holiday activities this year.  With public safety a priority for all of us during these days of Covid, however, the Town of Nantucket has reimagined the Thanksgiving/Christmas celebrations, to spread out the festivities from November 27th through December 31st this year.  Come home to the Martin House during our extended holiday season and enjoy a Dickensian old-fashioned holiday and a 10% discount from our regular rates for a 2 night stay (or a 15% discount for a three night stay) for new bookings simply by mentioning the code NANTUCKETNOEL.  The Nantucket Noel is a shop-local initiative which has been created to allow residents and visitors alike to safely enjoy the magic of the holiday season on Nantucket and to find unique Nantucket gifts for the holidays.


Our partnership with Southern Airways will make getting here easier, quicker, and less expensive, or you can simply hop on a ferry (taking the slow or fast boats offered by the Steamship and/or the Hyline) for a more leisurely journey.  For those who worry about going inside restaurants during their Nantucket Noel visit, we have you covered.  We have partnered with the Centre Street Bistro  on-line and the Nantucket Tap Room to offer take-out dinners and will continue to explore additional take-out options which you can enjoy in the comfort of your room or in one of our several gathering areas if you book your stay with a dinner package.  An added bonus, for your December stays, this year’s holiday gift from us to you is homemade and will serve as a sweet reminder of your stay with us throughout all of 2021. 

We are still here for you.  Come home to us!

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