Nantucket is (and will always be) one of the most beautiful places in New England. Charm exudes from every corner. The small island is so picturesque and perfect that it almost doesn’t seem real! Brandon and I had the privilege of spending 24 hours in Nantucket while celebrating our ninth wedding anniversary last fall. We spent the night at 76 Main, a Nantucket Boutique Hotel, located right in the heart of Nantucket.
There are countless reasons why my husband and I loved staying at 76 Main. The first – it’s location. Since it was our first time visiting Nantucket, we wanted to spend the night in a place centrally located, within easy walking distance from the ferry, boutiques, and restaurants. It was just a quick walk with our luggage from the Grey Lady IV High Speed Ferry to 76 Main!
Did you know it is recommended you don’t bring a car to Nantucket? The concierge was kind enough to inform me of this important tip when I called the week before our stay to inquire about booking a ticket on a ferry from Hyannis. On the same call the kind staff member helped me choose a restaurant to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary AND booked the reservation!
Meticulously Decorated Spaces
My husband and I loved staying at 76 Main because we felt more like we were guests in the upscale vacation home of a friend rather than guests at a run-of-the-mill bed and breakfast. Like all Lark Hotels, 76 Main prides themselves on creating an environment for their guests that is cozy but refined. We stayed in a Deluxe King room on the first floor, right across the hallway from the sitting room. My husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee in the beautiful bright room before breakfast was ready in the kitchen.
All of the rooms at 76 Main are meticulously decorated. Filled with modern furniture, textiles in thoughtful patterns, each space embodies Nantucket’s environment. The interior designer for the hotel, Rachel Reider, wanted to stay away from the typical nautical decor inspired by Nantucket and instead chose natural textures like shiplap wainscoting, grass cloth walls, and sea grass rugs. There were so many adorable spaces (the bookcases with a navy accent wall) that I want to replicate in my own home.
Chic and Comfortable Guest Rooms
Upon entering our guest room at 76 Main, I immediately wished I could transport the decor (and bedding) to our home in Connecticut. The royal and navy blues, the bright white light streaming in from floor to ceiling windows, and the shiplapped bathroom are everything I love.
Staying overnight in a hotel should result in the best night’s sleep – especially when you’re toddlers-free! The King sized bed in our room was heavenly – fluffy, comfortable, and so dreamy. After a day exploring Nantucket we slept soundly.
Whenever you check into a Lark Hotel you always know you are going to experience all the latest tech amenities. From a complimentary iPad to Tivoli radios with Bluetooth to Apple TV and free wifi, the 76 Main hooks up their guests. Some other room amenities include: Lather bath toiletries, waffle kimono robes, wine corkscrew and glasses, complimentary water bottles, and plush linen and pillows.
A Staff That Treats You Well
Lark Hotels are known for their hospitality and the staff at 76 Main did not disappoint. From the sweet box of cookies upon arrival to the happy hour cocktail before we ran out the door, to the cozy set-up for an evening drink in the courtyard, my husband and were blown away by the attention we were given at all times.
It was extremely windy and cold during our stay in October at 76 Main, but the front desk staff made sure we spent a little bit of time in the courtyard after our anniversary dinner. They lit a fire, brought us cozy blankets, opened our champagne and turned on the most romantic twinkly lights. Then before disappearing back into the main house, they offered to take some photos for us – as many as we wanted until we had the perfect shot. I always hate bothering others to take our photo but didn’t even have to ask!
The Best Little Breakfast
I am a huge fan of a combination of savory and sweet when it comes to my first meal of the day. The breakfast spread at 76 Main is just that – a little bit of sweet, a little bit of savory, and a whole lot of deliciousness. Everything is prepared by the staff of the hotel in the kitchen and the menu changes daily. We had quite the spread – honey peanut butter banana topped ciabatta, mini bacon quiche, chocolate muffins, grape nut butter lettuce salad, and more. There is a coffee and tea station set up, as well as carafes of fresh squeezed juices. I love a hotel that feeds their guests so well!
This isn’t good-bye, but see you soon!
Our stay at 76 Main was shorter than we’d like, but we have vowed to return for our tenth anniversary in the fall! I would love to stay in one of the guest rooms by the courtyard (known as the Guest House) where we spent the evening under the stars. The fire pit in the courtyard is for all guests’ use, but I think it would be lovely to step out first thing in the morning to such a beautiful area.
Thank you to 76 Main and Lark Hotels for having us! Brandon and I felt so lucky to be able to experience such an incredibly getaway in Nantucket. We hope to see you soon!