Life House Nantucket Hotel

Nantucket, Massachusetts

In the land of Edward Hopper, John Updike and Herman Melville, this former inn, dating back to 1833, is Nantucket’s longest-serving hotel residence. Relaunched under the Life House banner after a full revamp back in 2020 to evoke the coastal spirit of a stylish innkeeper’s cottage, you’ll find it tickling one of the highest points of the island – which sits pretty off the shores of Cape Cod – in a quiet residential clutch. Clad in the region’s white clapboard, its impact on the scene is quietly serene. Within, inviting interiors play on New England’s heritage style with rooms bedecked in Gucci-esque island flora with raffia writing desks and a flair for antiquities. Elsewhere, its history is evoked with a wood-panelled breakfast nook, comfortable lounge area and a garden terrace with hooded wicker chairs and fire pit. Sister Ship, the house restaurant serving New England stalwarts, is a five-minute walk away. Success with visitors and the community is noted in the launch of a second Nantucket property due soon.

Doubles from £163. 00 1 866 466 7534,

Words by Blossom Green

This review is from Food and Travel April 2022 issue. To subscribe today, click here.

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