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Charming Reservations

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Here is a little known fact. The house as it stands today and its rooms developed over a period of a century.  It was conceived in the 1830′s as a family home for a whaling captain.  The location on the North Shore was chosen no doubt because of the year-round sea breezes.  The placement of the rooms in the building make full use of both the light and winds experienced on the north west hill (and highest point of Nantucket Island) as it can be seen that the rooms had two exposures in different directions to the light and open air.
The colors and decoration of the rooms are drawn form the island flora and fauna combined with the minimalistic tendencies of late Quaker and middle Federalist style and living habits. Rooms were also named to reflect the natural Nantucket flora. The more formal layouts being on the main and second floors with the higher levels recalling a tighter focus in size.

Through out its history, since the opening to guests in the 19th century, to its present status in the 21st century, the enjoyment of the freedoms of Nantucket Island has been the Century House’s first consideration.Book your reservations for this Spring or Summer on our website at http://www.centuryhouse.com

The Black Orchid Room

Dreaming of Summertime

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One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” ~Henry David Thoreau – See more at: http://freedomsofnantucket.blogspot.com/2015/02/dreaming-of-summertime.html#sthash.OIjsnM97.dpuf
One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” ~Henry David Thoreau – See more at: http://freedomsofnantucket.blogspot.com/2015/02/dreaming-of-summertime.html#sthash.OIjsnM97.dpuf

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” Henry David Thoreau

ne must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” ~Henry David Thoreau – See more at: http://freedomsofnantucket.blogspot.com/2015/02/dreaming-of-summertime.html#sthash.OIjsnM97.dpuf
One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” Henry David Thoreau

Nantucket Events 2015

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Spring, Summer, and Fall on Nantucket brings so many special events the Nantucket Wine FestivalNantucket Restaurant Week, Nantucket Book Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, Comedy Festival, Dance Festival, Garden Festival, Boston Pops, Nantucket Conference, Nantucket Project and many more. This list of Nantucket special events will be updated as more events will be added. For prices, reservations and accommodations for these special events or anytime please visit our rooms and rates accommodations or email reservations@centuryhouse.com or call 508.228.0530.  Here are the upcoming Nantucket Season: May – October 2015 special festivals events:

MAY: SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nantucket Wine Festival dates: May 13 – 17, 2015

JUNE: SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nantucket Restaurant Week dates: June 1 – 7, 2015
Nantucket Conference dates: June 4 – 6, 2015

Nantucket Book Festival dates:  June 19 – 25, 2015
Nantucket Film Festival dates: June 24 – 29, 2015

 JULY: SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nantucket Comedy Festival dates: July 15 – 18, 2015
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival dates: July 20-25,  2015
Nantucket Garden Festival dates:
July 2015

AUGUST: SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nantucket Antiques Show dates: July 29 – August 3, 2015
Nantucket Music Festival dates: August 2015
The Annual Nantucket House and Garden Tour dates: August 5, 2015
Boston Pops Nantucket date:  August 8, 2015

Nantucket Race Week dates: August 8 – 16, 2015
Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
Opera House Cup Race dates: August 16, 2015

 SEPTEMBER: SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week – September 28 – October 4, 2015
Egan Maritime Festival – September 19, 2015
Nantucket Project – September 24 – September 27, 2015

OCTOBER: SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Nantucket Arts Festival dates
Nantucket Historical Association Harvest Fair dates:
Nantucket Cranberry Festival date:
October 10, 2015
Nantucket Shorts Festival date:  October 2015

Nantucket Gift Certificates for Christmas, Hanukkah and Holidays

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You can now purchase Nantucket gift certificates for all occasions: Christmas, Hanukkah, during the Holiday Season and beyond.  Also bed and breakfast gift certificates are perfect as anniversary, graduation, honeymoon or wedding gifts for your special loved ones. Visit www.centuryhouse.com to learn more about our historic bed-and-breakfast.

 

Nantucket is the most charming place on Earth

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Here’s why this place is not like any other. It reminds you of Fairytales! As in I’m welling around in a fairy land!  You find yourself mesmerized, wanting to protect it from any harm. It’s a place dear to the hearts of those living here year around. This land feels sacred. You can’t get enough of Nantucket once you understand it. No matter where you are in the world this place will always have a special spot in your heart.