I had the opportunity to spend a short week on Nantucket, off the coast of Cape Cod. I was referred to the Easton House by a friend and long time island visitor, who I fished with throughout my stay (he rented a beach house with his family). The proprietor Cyril Ross is a native islander, and this historic, 3-story residence just a stones throw from the downtown action was his growing up. Being midweek, the crowd was light and my room at the back of the building on the 2nd floor with its own bath was perfect for my no frills and noise sensitive preferences. Extremely comfortable bed and linens. Cyril's wife Judy had coffee, breads, fresh fruit and yogurt ready to go for breakfast. They have rooms with or without private bath and also a cottage out back. If local knowledge and history of the island is a key attraction, check this place out. And lest I forget, one of the best things about the Easton House is the extremely affordable rates they charge for such a pricey locale.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Easton House is located on a quaint cobblestone street in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Originally built as a family home by George Easton in 1812, the Easton House is now a lovingly restored Bed and Breakfast in the Old Historic District. It is close to ferries, shops, and restaurants, and is within easy walking distance of Children's Beach, Brant Point, and Jetties Beach. The Easton House has welcomed guests since the early 1900's and has been operated by the Ross family for 3 generations. There are ten lovely guest rooms on three floors. Each room has its own special character and is decorated in colonial style with oriental rugs, period antiques and family treasures. The beds are wonderfully comfortable and are made up with fresh line-dried cotton sheets. 8 rooms have private baths; 2 rooms (1 queen, 1 single) share a bath. All rooms have AC and phones. Free Wi-Fi is available. A bountiful continental breakfast buffet is served in the sitting room each morning, and a beautiful backyard with colorful gardens, lawn chairs and bike racks is available for guests' enjoyment. An adorable honeymoon cottage just for 2 is also available. B&B: $150-225 with mid-week specials Cottage: $250-325 Property Key Features & Amenities: - Antiques - Board Games - Breakfast Continental - Fireplace - First Floor Rooms - In Town Location - Internet Access - Patio - Private Bathrooms Available - Sitting Room. ... more less