My daughter and I always wanted to do the Nantucket Christmas Stroll so when $165.00 r/t tickets to Boston came up in early November we jumped at them. It was tricky, however, because the Stroll is one of the busiest times on Nantucket, and early lodging and ferry reservations are a must. I managed to get ferry reservations but finding accomodations was more challenging. I called all over the island and found most B&B's to be either full or closed for the season. I called the Anchor Inn and they had just had a cancellation so we grabbed it. It was costly, but then so is everything on the island. We took the 3:15 ferry on Friday and arrived in time to check in and do the House tour. The Anchor Inn is located a little bit off the beaten path, but still convenient to downtown and the shopping. It's a small, intimate old charmer, with squeaky floors and narrow stairways, indicative of its age. I think we only saw our host once. Very pleasant, though. The bedroom was quaint and roomy enough. In the evenings there was a crockpot of wassail, homemade chocolate cookies, and dark chocolate kisses. Our first night there my daughter and I shared a bottle of red wine and ate dark chocolate kisses in the little kitchen nook while listening to wonderful Christmas music that was playing in the background. It had been an exhausting day and it was just what the doctor ordered. It's not that the kitchen nook decor was anything special (a little cold actually), but between the music, the aroma of the wassail, and good conversation a certain ambiance just brought everything together in a magical way. It didn't hurt that it was raining out, either. Would we stay here again? Probably. But our first choice would be to come with a big group of gals and rent a house to keep the cost down. Should that option fall through we will definitely stay at the Anchor Inn again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic whaling inn, built in 1806, located in-town...an easy walk from the ferry, convenient to restaurants, shops , museums, and beaches. ALL private bathrooms in eleven guestrooms.,FREE WIFI, new TV's, Air Conditioned in season, includes a continental breakfast featuring Charles' homemade muffins. Each room with a queen bed, double occupancy only. Great location next to the Old North Church. Garden patio, breakfast porch. See our internet specials. Open spring through fall and Christmas Stroll Weekend (in early December). Call or reserve on-line anytime. Resident owner innkeepers on site."feel a part of a country houseparty in an atmosphere that cannot be matched by larger inns or hotels..." Washington Post, The Boston Globe" We loved the peaceful hospitality and classical music. We will be back!" ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anchor Hotel Nantucket