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The Carlisle House Inn
Ranked #11 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Maynard, Massachusetts
1 review
“Just lovely”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Perfect location. Convenient to stores, restaurants, ferry. Clean, comfortable rooms with cozy New England feel. Just right blend of privacy and availability of innkeeper. Delicious, reasonably priced breakfast of home baked breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, coffee, tea, etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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boston
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Just got back from a "girls weekend" in Nantucket and were fortunate enough to stay at the Carlisle House. Not only was the location, just perfect (being so close to town and the Cliff Road area/Brant Point area) but the accommodations were excellent as was the continental breakfast each morning!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Carlisle House Inn was our home for a 3 day discovery tour of Nantucket. We very much appreciated Heather’s warm welcome, the excellent breakfast with home baked goodies as well as the parlour with nice music, a fireplace and coffee/tea . The Carlisle Inn is conveniently located, just a 10 minute walk from the ferry dock and the center of Nantucket. We stayed in the Cisco room that was nicely decorated and had a working fireplace, very much appreciated when it’s freezing outside and the wind blows at 20 mph. Consider however that in a 1765 built wooden house you can hear the guests walking on the floor above and a neighbour coughing … but I guess that’s the case in all constructions of this type. We can warmly recommend the Carlisle House Inn.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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17 reviews
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I've stayed at the Carlisle House Inn twice now, and I highly recommend it. The location is convenient (a 5-minute walk from the steamship) breakfasts are wholesome and generous, everything is neat and clean in the rooms with thougntful little touches and on a cold winter night, the fireplace makes the livingroom a cozy place to hang out. Whatever your reason for visiting the Island, you'll find your home away from home at the Carlisle House..

C. Hayes, Weymouth, MA

  • Stayed March 2013
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Carlislehouseinn, Owner at The Carlisle House Inn, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you, Carlotta! It's always a pleasure welcoming you back to The Carlisle House Inn. Looking forward to your next stay!
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Mansfield, MA
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

My buddy and I came to Nantucket for work and ended up getting stuck on the island due to the storm. We searched for something a stones throw away from the Steamships and stumbled upon an amazing bed and breakfast spot. We were surprised to see how reasonably priced this place was and ended up with a very home feel room. Warm and cozy during a stressful time of being stuck from the nasty weather. Heather made us feel right at home! This stay at the Carlisle set us at ease and the breakfast in the am was superb! Will most definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The Sconsett Suite has a fireplace and a seperate living room area ... very nice
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Chester
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you want that homey feeling while visiting the Island, the Carlisle House Inn is the place to stay. Owner/Innkeekper Heather has maintained the historical essence of the era throughout the house, including the large oil portraits of her ancestors on the walls of the living room. The bedrooms (there are many) are spacious, spotless and warmly welcome you when you open the door. Many include large fireplaces. Our queen bed was very comfortable. Heather loves to bake and rewards her visitors in the morning with fresh baked scones, breads and biscuits out on the brightly decorated breakfast porch. She also provides fruit, juice, cereal and coffee/tea. It's a short walk from the wharf to the Inn as well as to the Whaler's Museum (a MUST SEE while visiting the island), Dreamland Theatre (remarkable Performing Arts/Movie Theater, Young's Bicycle/Car Rental, Sankaty lighthouse and many of the island's wonderful restaurants and sites. Over the course of our three-day visit in February, we managed to walk the entire lower portion of the island from Sankaty Lighthouse to the whaling captain's mansions on Main Street and out to The Old Mill. We look forward to going back in warmer weather to hop on bicycles and explore the central area of the island and maybe play a little golf!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Have been to Nantucket often in the Summer but to stay in mid-winter was a delight. A well situated location and Heather a delightful owner/innkeeper, made our stay a pleasure. The working fireplace in the large room and our private bath made the weekend stay a welcome getaway. Just a few minutes walk to the center, the perfect location and the beautiful old Inn made for a special weekend. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Carlisle House Inn
Address: 26 N Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3548
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic charm and convenience are the hallmarks of this year-round downtown inn, formerly a whaling captain's home, situated just five minutes' walk from the ferries, shops, restaurants and beaches. Enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a variety of rooms to suit any traveler, from singles and double with shared bath to spacious queens, kings and suites with private baths. Free Wifi, A/C, TVs in every room, including some large flat-screen HDTVs. Four guest rooms have working fireplaces. Included in your rate is a delicious continental breakfast featuring home-baked breads and muffins, seasonal fruits, yogurts, cereals, coffee and tea. Common areas include a cozy parlor, guest office and lovely garden. We look forward to welcoming you at any time of year! ... more   less 
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