Who says you have to travel far for an island reprieve this summer? New England has plenty of islands, including lauded locales like Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, but others offer as much charm — without the crowds. Here are five other islands worth considering for a day trip or overnight excursion. Block Island, located 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, is full of beaches, inns, shops, and restaurants. You can tour the island via land, helicopter, or sea, or explore it on your own by renting a car, bike, or moped; adventurous spirits can book a horseback-riding, kayaking, or boating excursion. Hikers will find trails in the Lewis-Dickens Farm Wildlife Refuge with panoramic views of the ocean. Before planning a trip, check out the island’s summer calendar of events, which includes everything from a parade on July 4 to a music and arts festival on Aug. 4. Book a room at a hotel or inn to extend your stay. The 1661 Inn is a quaint destination that’s just a … [Read more...] about 5 New England islands that aren’t Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket
This past winter saw The Wauwinet’s usually quiet seasonal closure packed with activity as the Nantucket resort underwent renovations to its lobby, library, 29 guest rooms, and three guest cottages. The work marked the most significant design update to the 144-year-old Relais & Chateaux property since its acquisition as part of Nantucket Island Resorts in 1988. “We reinvest in the property every year, but we felt it was time to do something more extensive,” said general manager Eric Landt, speaking just before The Wauwinet opened for its 2019 season on April 18. Boston-based interior design firm Gauthier-Stacy, whose commercial clients have included Edson Hill Inn in Stowe, Vt., along with Nantucket’s Great Harbor Yacht Club and Cru Oyster Bar, was hired to work closely with owners Jill and Stephen Karp, who head Nantucket Island Resorts, on the multimillion-dollar renovation. “We used a Boston firm who we could connect and communicate with,” … [Read more...] about A 144-year-old Nantucket resort just got a major makeover
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Katie Johnston Globe Staff April 17, 2019 Living on an island means you can’t always get what you want.Year-round Nantucket residents have come to terms with the fact that there aren’t many doctors’ offices, hardware stores, and year-round restaurants on the island — and only one supermarket chain: Stop & Shop.But with the grocer’s workers on strike for the past week, closing down one Stop & Shop on the island and reducing services at the other, Nantucket residents are facing a new dilemma: Do they cross the picket line? Pay extra for food at small organic grocers and boutique fish markets? Or do they take the ferry to the Cape and do their shopping there, schlepping their bags in a cab or paying a hefty sum to bring their car over? Advertisement And with Easter approaching, and the Daffodil Festival kicking off the season … [Read more...] about On Nantucket, residents are facing a Stop & Shop strike dilemma
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Published 1:30 pm PST, Friday, February 8, 2019 Nantucket restaurant in Crockett, Calif. The restaurant announced that it will be closing on Feb. 17 after 89 years at that location. Nantucket restaurant in Crockett, Calif. The restaurant announced that it will be closing on Feb. 17 after 89 years at that location. Photo: Patricia S. Via Yelp Photo: Patricia S. Via Yelp Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Nantucket restaurant in Crockett, Calif. The restaurant announced that it will be closing on Feb. 17 after 89 years at that location. Nantucket restaurant in Crockett, Calif. The restaurant announced that it will be closing on Feb. 17 after 89 years at that location. Photo: Patricia … [Read more...] about Longtime Crockett restaurant, The Nantucket, is closing its doors after 89 years
Christopher Gavin --- Boston.com staff January 31, 2019 4:58 pm The eye-catching, old-school Nantucket lightship floating at the North End’s Commercial Wharf is seemingly as historic as it is luxurious. Its exterior remains true to its past. Its rooms inside are lined with wooden walls and equipped with modern appliances. And it’s also as rare as the hulking landmark was critical when it kept vigilant watch off the shores of its namesake island decades ago. The vessel, once stationed to alert Atlantic sea farers of the sandbar-laden waters between Nantucket and New York City, is among only 12 lightships still floating and, of that dozen, one of only two in private hands, according to its owner, William Golden. “It creates perhaps the most comfortable and most authentic waterfront living experience in Boston or anywhere in the Northeast,” Golden, who has owned the ship at 55 Commercial Way with his wife, Kristen, for nearly 20 years, told Boston.com. Those … [Read more...] about Want to live on this Nantucket lightship? Now’s your chance.