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YANKEE MAGAZINE Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging, Nantucket, Massachusetts Where to Stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts Century House As if the cliffside location and long history as an inn (since the early 1870s) were not enough, Century House invites artists in residence to schmooze with the guests and leave behind enough examples of their work to make the inn seem like a small museum of island plein-air painting.
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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE Spring/Summer 2013
ACTIVETRAVELS.COM Bike trails on Nantucket branch off in every direction, like the spokes on a wheel. My favorite ride, especially in the spring, is the 6-mile jaunt from town to Madaket Beach. Head out on Cliff Road. Spend the night at the Century House on Cliff Road
JETSETTERS MAGAZINE Tucked Inn on Nantucket. Labor Day heralds the end of summer, and just under the wire I am fortunate to spend three days and two nights at Century House, the longest continuously running guesthouse on Nantucket Island. Located at 10 Cliff Road, in the heart of the historical district, it is surrounded by residences owned by scions of industry, business, and education. The beach is down the street while the center of town can be reached by walking three short blocks.
BESTWEEKENDS.COM I love the two patios set among gardens where you can enjoy coffee and a newspaper in the morning or a good book at any time. There’s also comfortable seating on the veranda…places to enjoy a private breakfast if you don’t feel like joining other guests at the communal kitchen tables. Single travelers will be as comfortable here as couples. The location on Cliff Road is ideal, just a 10 minute walk to town, and a short distance from the beautiful Steps Beach and two of our favorite restaurants; Galley Beach, right on the water and American Seasons, just down the street. The best accommodations have two things in common…..attention to detail and the personal touch of the people managing the property. Here you’ll find both in abundance. Refreshments and snacks are set out in the living room and on the veranda throughout the day. You’ll find a beach bag with towels hanging on your door. – See more at: http://www.bestweekends.com/wheretostay.php?dest=NANTUCKET#TheCenturyHouse
WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE Summer Weekend Getaway: Century House on Nantucket Island On two wheels or two feet, make the most of a vacation to an ideal island. Perfect. That’s the word for Nantucket Island. And gorgeous. Also quaint. Plus quiet. Indeed, This charming, 50-square-mile island is large enough to keep you busy, but small enough to explore and navigate. Perfect. And Century House is the perfect place to stay on this perfect island. The oldest continuously running inn on the island, Century House is a darling, 18-room bed and breakfast, just a five-minute walk from downtown.
FROMMERS GUIDE, 2013 This Victorian inn, close to town but removed from the hustle and bustle, is a good option for those who like innkeepers with character. Gerry and JeanE Connick will regale you with Nantucket lore and tips for activities. Rooms are cheery and comfortably snug, as are the bathrooms. Amenities include Egyptian cotton towels and Molton Brown toiletries. The style could be called “literary Victorian” — meaning lots and lots of books. There are fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon and fruit, soda, and bottled water available all day. An artist-in-residence program nurtures up-and-coming artists, and the walls of the inn are the richer for it. The inn is a short walk from the Steamship Authority dock, but it’s an upward trek.
MICHIGAN AVENUE, TRIP PLANNER: NANTUCKET For something completely different, book a stay at The Century House, Nantucket’s oldest continuously operating inn. It captures the flavor of an old whaling captain’s home, but is updated to provide an outstanding island experience. Jam-packed with antique furniture and providing an amazing breakfast buffet every morning, The Century House is perfect for those looking for a more casual Nantucket trip.
BOSTON.COM Nantucket B&B wins Yankee award. Century House on Nantucket, which began life as a lodging house in 1833 and is reportedly the oldest continually operating in on the island, won a 2012 Editors’ Choice Award in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. The inn, a short walk from downtown, is a veritable showcase for plein-air artists, who regularly stay at the inn, trading lodging for their art work. Hundreds of painting adorn the Century House walls, each with a story that innkeepers Gerry Connick and Jean Ellen Heron will gladly tell you about.
USATODAY.COM Earl makes landfall in Canada, September 2010. Innkeeper Gerry is interviewed.
CAPECODTODAY.COM September Art in Nantucket; A special, unhurried time to visit “The Old Grey Lady,” August 2010. September is the right time to visit this beautiful island an hour’s sail south of Cape Cod, and the Century House, the oldest continuously operating inn on Nantucket which is famous for it’s art events during the month. This year the September ‘Art on the Piazza’ will take place from September 13 through October 8. Innkeepers JeanE Ellen Heron and Gerry Connick have created a whole new identity for the 16 room Century House.
PLYMOUTH DAILY NEWS September Means Art in Nantucket, August 2010. September is the right time to visit this beautiful island an hour’s sail south of Cape Cod, and the Century House, the oldest continuously operating inn on Nantucket which is famous for it’s art events during the month. This year the September ‘Art on the Piazza’ will take place from September 13 through October 8.
WICKED LOCAL NANTUCKET Century House begins “Art on the Piazza” Nantucket – The Century House is hosting its annual series called “Art on the Piazza” Thursday evenings in June. The series gives art lovers an opportunity to meet with artists and to discuss their work. The program began in 1985 when the inn’s wallpapered rooms needed refurbishment.
BOSTON.COM Sharing the wealth of art on Nantucket, June 2010. You gotta have art, according to the couple who runs the Century House on Nantucket. Gerry Connick and JeanEllen Heron started an artist-in-residence program at Century House in the 1980s that has resulted in hundreds of works of art gracing the walls of the oldest continuously operating inn on the island.
GAYOT.COM – Let yourself be charmed at this quaint inn by the sea, June 2009 “As the oldest continuously operating inn on Nantucket, Century House is a charming getaway in one of the nation’s most historic towns. All rooms include antique furniture, restored hardwood floors, original oil paintings, luxury amenities, and private baths and Greek tubs. Even small details such as a beach kit with a bag and towel and Egyptian cotton bathrobes are sure to make your stay memorable. Gerry’s Berry Buffet Breakfast is complimentary for guests, as well as afternoon tea time on the veranda. Explore the town and you will find shopping, dining, outdoor activities, and the natural beauty of the bay all at your fingertips)”
SOCO MAGAZINE: Love is Definitely in the Air, February 2009
BOSTON HERALD: Gotta Love It!, FRIDAY, September 26, 2008, Lauren Beckham Falcone GO: Century House Bed and Breakfast: The tourists have gone home, a quiet beauty particular to Nantucket in the fall has settled in and offseason bargains abound. Take advantage of it all at Nantucket’s oldest operating inn – the 175-year-old Century House. It offers luxury amenities and the best chocolate chip cookies on the island during afternoon tea. But hurry, you have only until Oct. 12 to enjoy the history of the inn and the quiet season of the island… (Please also see the September Issue, On Stand Now)
ZAGAT TOP US HOTELS AND SPAS, 2006 Guide Nantucket Hotels Reviews: “If you can tear yourself away from “Gerry’s Berry Buffet Breakfast” or afternoon cookies and cream on the veranda, you might consider touring the surrounding area where this charming 1830’s B&B is located; classic styling is met with luxurious modern amenities (Molton Brown bath products) at this cliffside spot frequented by TV producers scouting locations and soaking up works of the former artists-in-residence.” ZAGAT TOP US HOTELS AND SPAS, 2006 Guide | www.zagat.com | View Zagat Current ZAGAT RATED List of Hotels in Nantucket
UPSCALE LIVING MAGAZINE, FALL 2008 NANTUCKET CENTURY HOUSE REVIEW: Wedding Bells Chime Over Nantucket Sound B By Stephen L. Cabral If you are one of those SouthCoast natives, that dreams of mixing a dash of history with some salty, nautical charm to your wedding celebration, then set your course to Nantucket Sound. Listen carefully! You just might hear wedding bells in the wind. Now let your imagination sail beyond the horizon to the sandy shores of Nantucket. That’s where you will find the Century House, one of the oldest continuously operating inns on the island. Captain Robert Calder, a Nantucket whaler of Scottish descent, built the 18 room house in 1840. Century House became a rooming/boarding house in the early 1870�����s following the decline of the whaling industry. The business thrived in the gay 90’ and roaring 20’s; survived the Great Depression and witnessed the flower power of the 60’s. This site finally joined the modern Bed & Breakfast trend with fancy private baths and air conditioning in the 1980’s… Read
BOSTON GLOBE, SUNDAY, July 20 2008 NANTUCKET REVIEW: Historic inn marries a love of art and the printed word
Well, almost: Each summer, six to 10 invited master artists who make their living solely through art have been guests – free of charge – at Century House on Nantucket. The inn this season celebrates its 175th anniversary, making it the island’s oldest continually operating guesthouse, according to innkeepers Gerry Connick and his wife, Jean Ellen Heron, who this year mark their 25th anniversary of ownership…The artist-in-residence program has been in effect almost all of those years, with artists paying only in scenes they capture around the island. They can stay for a few days or a week or more in the flexible program…The inn undergoes regular renovation, Connick said, averaging a room and a half per year, at a cost of roughly $100,000 per room. This year, that included the Black Orchid where we stayed, a corner room with a small, private veranda overlooking the restored 18th-century Kite Hill Estate…The room has a high trey ceiling with layered molding, a Swarovski crystal chandelier, original antique cast-iron fireplace, Victorian marble-top bureau, and wide pine floors. Decorated with pistachio and dark chocolate paint and wallpaper, highlighted with deep purple accents, the room also has Swarovski wall sconces. All rooms are unique, their names reflecting their character and design scheme, included the sanguine-toned Red Dahlia, with its unabashedly bright red antique dresser… Read | View Article
UPSCALE LIVING MAGAZINE July 20 2008NANTUCKET REVIEW: Win a Stay – Deadline to Enter September
Enter to Win A Two-Night stay from September until October 15, 2008 to the Century House Inn Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Nantucket!
Gerry’s Berry Buffet breakfast offered daily & a welcoming bottle of Champagne for two to start your celebration!
Amenities include Molton Brown toiletries, homemade cookies and refreshments in the afternoon, wrap-around veranda, in-room library, computer station on every floor, and excellent location near beaches, museums, shopping & art galleries. * Please inquire within as certain rules & restrictions do apply* So Why wait?! Go ahead and enter! . View and Enter Now
CHICAGOBUSINESS.COM, July 7 2008, by Lisa Bertagnoli NANTUCKET REVIEW: Destination Nantucket
Nantucket, a vacation spot since 1880, is resolute in its quest to remain “yesterday’s island.” In other words, no Starbucks. But what it lacks in 21st-century brand names, it makes up for with miles of beaches, photography-friendly light and landscapes, plenty of lighthouses and a Main Street jammed with art galleries and independent restaurants. Nantucket is so synonymous with “summer vacation” that some locals advise visiting during September. It’s chillier, yes, but by then the crowds have gone and the restaurants, weary of impressing tourists, have returned to tried-and-true menus. Sixteen-room Century House, opened in 1833, has a flower-festooned wraparound front porch; the inn is within walking distance of Main Street and beaches. Breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily, and the innkeeper has a stash of beach-worthy paperbacks on hand (superior rooms, breakfast and tea included, from $285, www.centuryhouse.com). View Site View Article
SUZYSAID.COM, June 2008 NANTUCKET REVIEW: Family Travel
This dreamy little island has been a favorite of Suzy’s since her college days in Boston. At the time it was with friends for a quick weekend getaway to escape the city heat. These days it’s summer vacations with family and friends, offering a slower pace and a bygone charm that we often yearn for throughout the year. If you find yourselves looking for a quick getaway, look no further then Nantucket…
Favorite accommodations include: The Century House, The Summer House, The White Elephant, The Jared Coffin House and The Wauwinet (Relais + Chateaux Property). View Article
NEW ENGLAND FINE LIVING, June 2008 NANTUCKET BED AND BREAKFAST REVIEW: CELEBRATING 175 YEARS OF NANTUCKET FREEDOM AT THE CENTURY HOUSE
What a unique treat it was to be able to stay at the Century House built by Captain Robert Calder in 1833. Why unique? Well for us, after doing some research, we believe that Captain Calder was my husbands fifth great grandfather and while walking through the home and up and down the stairs, my husband felt as if he were repeating history. How exciting it was for him to walk where one of his relatives walked over 175 years ago. While we sat outside smelling the sea air, we couldn’t help but wonder if Captain Calder sat where we sat, thinking about his travels, Scotland, and fishing while enjoying a glass of scotch from his homeland. Even though the inn is now surrounded by other beautiful historical homes and the view of the ocean is no more, Captain Calder placed his home perfectly atop a hill surely to keep an eye on the ocean and to enjoy the romantic sea breezes. The cozy and enchanting rooms were full to capacity during our stay, yet it always felt private, peaceful, and quiet. The inns traditional and highly acclaimed morning buffet breakfast of fresh fruits, nuts, cereals, muffins, juice and coffee was a healthy start to the day and I enjoyed the hot cookies waiting in the sitting room on a platter in the evening. What a perfect treat before tucking ourselves in between the soft cotton sheets of our bed while preparing ourselves for a restful nights sleep. View Videos| Read | View Article
TRAVEL & LEISURE, June 2008 Nantucket Hotel Inn Reviews: “Travel and Leisure Special Hotels Issue: It list. We pick the best new hotels for you.” “30 Hotel Exclusives Just for You” Use this list to plan your next trip, whether it’s to Arizona or South Africa. Page 26. See you on Nantucket! MASSACHUSETTS: Freedom of Nantucket package from the clifftop Century House (508/228-0530; centuryhouse.com), the island’s oldest continuously operating inn… View
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, NORTH CAROLINA, 23 MARCH 2008, by John Anderson Nantucket Bed and Breakfast Review: “Nantucket inn gives stay to Hutchinsons, whose first date was on the island.”
“This gift from Century House will be a wonderful trip down memory lane for us. It will bring us home nearly 34 years after our first date,” John said. …It seems that these two “old lovebirds” have a migratory cycle that makes Canada geese look like stay-at-homes. John and Gail love living in Waxhaw. They have been residents since July 2001. I asked them where they had been prior to moving here, and got “which time?” as an answer. Their common interest in Asia was fortuitous. I learned they had lived in the Philippines for eight years, and three years in Malaysia. Read | View
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FORBES.COM, FORBES LIFE FIND OF THE DAY, JANUARY 22, 2008, Lauren Sherman Nantucket Hotel Reviews: “Century House Anniversary Giveaway” “Have you made it past your silver anniversary? Century House, a charming bed and breakfast in Nantucket, Mass., says “well done.” In fact, they’re rewarding one long-lasting couple by giving away a three night stay at the inn. It includes a berry buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and a complimentary bottle of champagne. View Read
USA TODAY, HOTEL HOTSHEET January 22, 2008, by Kitty Bean Yancey Nantucket Inns Reviews: “Married for 25 years? Win a free stay”
To mark its 175th anniversary and the 25th wedding anniversary of its innkeepers, the Century House on the island of Nantucket is hosting a contest for couples who’ve gone the distance. No, you don’t have to have been together for 175 years to win, but if you’ve been wed 25 years or more, you could win a free stay there. View Read
WWW.CORCORAN.COM, 20 JANUARY 2008 Nantucket Inn Reviews: “Couple can win 3-night stay at Nantucket inn”
Palm Beach residents Jean Ellen Heron and Gerry Connick are innkeepers to the Century House on Nantucket. This year, they are celebrating the inn’s 175th anniversary and their 25th anniversary as innkeepers at Century House…Family – operated guesthouses continued to be the preference when visiting Nantucket, especially after the Depression, when large resort hotels were shut down, dismantled and reconstructed into some of the cliff mansions seen on the island today. Guesthouses prospered after World War II…, Heron also a real estate broker at Corcoran Group in Palm Beach, and Connick came to Century House in 1984 where they integrated the old historic guesthouse into the B&B era by remodeling it to the tastes they were brought up with. Both grew up in large old homes Read | View
PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS – THE PALM BEACH SHINY SHEET January 20 2008, by Shannon Donnelly Courting ‘old lovebirds’ – Jean Ellen Heron, a real estate broker with The Corcoran Group in Palm Beach, and Gerry Connick of Palm Beach have come up with a romantic challenge to mark Valentine’s Day. They are the proprietors of the Century House, the Inn on the Cliff, the oldest guesthouse on Nantucket and the only one to mark 175 years of continuous operation. Television buffs may recall the show WINGS which used Century House as the setting for many shots…
PALM BEACH POST 20 January 2008, by Mary Thurwachter Nantucket Inns Reviews:”Couple can win 3-night stay at Nantucket inn”
This year, they are celebrating the inn’s 175th anniversary and their 25th anniversary as innkeepers at Century House. For Valentine’s Day, they are calling lovebirds to celebrate their love by entering for a chance to win a three-night stay. Family-operated guesthouses continued to be the preference when visiting Nantucket, especially after the Depression, when large resort hotels were shut down, dismantled and reconstructed into some of the cliff mansions seen on the island today. Guesthouses prospered after World War II. View Read
PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS September 23, 2007, by Shannon Donnelly Nantucket Inns Reviews: “What’s that smell?”
“Gerry spends half the year as chief cook, bottle-washer, electrician and comptroller at the 175-year-old Century House B&B on Nantucket.” View Read
COASTAL LIVING MAGAZINE October 2007, by Jacquelyne Froeber Nantucket Bed and Breakfast Inns Reviews: “Nantucket Beyond Biking: Check out our favorite island spots for cyclists and beach bums alike.”
“Off-season adventures bring an added thrill: lower prices and fewer people—even in ever-popular Nantucket. Try our lodging, dining, and sightseeing suggestions, and then tell us what you think on our message boards.” View Read
CAPE AIR’S BIRD’S EYE VIEW – IN FLIGHT MAGAZINE, Fall 2007, by Michelle Haynes, Executive Editor Nantucket Bed and Breakfast Reviews: “Pick for Nantucket: Where To Stay: The Century House
Forget B&B, this is a B and BBB, Bravissima Best Breakfast. An inn should not necessarily be all about food, but you are, after all, on vacation! In addition to caopy beds, impeccable service, afternoon wine and sherry, The Century House serves the best granola The View has ever tasted… Additionally, fans of the syndicated sitcom Wings (yes those are Cape Air planes) may recognize the inn from the series. The location is perfect, only minutes from the Main Street cobblestones” View | Read
COASTAL LIVING, Fall 2007 “Nantucket Reviews: Nantucket: Beyond Biking: Check out our favorite island spots for cyclists and beach bums alike.”
“Off-season adventures bring an added thrill: lower prices and fewer people—even in ever-popular Nantucket…a more traditional bed-and-breakfast, visit Century House. Rates start at $155; call 508/228-0530 or visit centuryhouse.com. Hit the seas for a whale-watching excursion. They’re available through mid-October; call 508/228-7030 or visit explorenantucket.com. Tour the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, home to gray and harbor seals, rare birds, and the historic Great Point Light; 508/228-5648 or visit thetrustees.org. Marvel at the 46-foot sperm whale skeleton and other maritime treasures at the Whaling Museum; 508/228-1894 or visit nha.org. To explore the island estuaries by kayak, call Sea Nantucket; 508/228-7499.
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MARTHA STEWART LIVING RADIO LIVE RECORDING , Monday, August 13, 2007 We are all excited to announce that MARTHA STEWART LIVING RADIO requested Gerry, the Century House, Nantucket Island Innkeeper, to be interviewed Monday Morning, 8/13, 7:30 AM. We just wanted to share in our joy; imagine Gerry giving Martha tips on the best brewed coffee and most brilliantly made bed in the world! Interview
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UPSCALE LIVING MAGAZINE, by Paul Kandarian, writer for Boston Globe, Summer 2007Nantucket Inns Reviews: “Century House Inn:Art is the Inn Thing at Nantucket’s Century House.”
“Art is many different things to many different people. To Gerry Connick and his wife, Jean Ellen Heron, it is a vital part of their cultural lives. And at one time it was a very pretty way to cover up holes in the wall. “There were a lot of holes,” Connick says now, who with his wife are innkeepers at Century House on Nantucket, which was built in the 1840s and is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on that picturesque island. �����For awhile we didn’t have enough art to cover them all.” They do now” The building boasts a wraparound veranda and a breezy, hilltop location in the elite historical district on prestigious Cliff Road, a very short walk away from downtown…within walking distance are some of the most spectacular beaches on the East Coast.” View | Read
WWW.JAUNTED.COM June 2007 NANTUCKET BED AND BREAKFAST REVIEW: COUGAR
You will have to put up with a long walk of shame, up hill, before you get to the Century House. But once there you will have free WiFi and plenty of local inn like quirk to tell your friends about. Ask for an upper level room for your best shot at a good nights sleep. View Article
HOTELCHATTER.COM Nantucket Reviews: The Innkeeper and the Cast of Wings.
If you are like us you totally forgot the show existed, but when we showed up at the Century House and spotted a photo of Innkeeper Gerry with the cast of Wings, it all came together. the Century House …Nantucket Inn located on “Inn Row”, convenient to town and the beaches, yet far enough away to get a good nights sleep. The Inn’s location, personality, fresh fruit breakfast, and free WiFi, were enough for us, but as you know, these Nantucket B&B’s are filled with stories…The service we received was top notch. We were impressed with the lack of noise in our second floor room, Rosebud.” Read | View
Michelle Haynes, Executive Editor, CAPE AIR BIRD’S EYE VIEW – an In-Flight Magazine, June 16, 2007Nantucket Reviews: The room, the friendly staff, and especially the breakfast were all outstanding. The best granola I’ve ever tasted… Century House is now one of my new favorite places.
ASSOCIATED CONTENT JANUARY 2007 NANTUCKET REVIEW: Review of Century House Bed and Breakfast in Nantucket, Massachusetts
Just coming to Nantucket, Massachusetts alone is a great experience and when you can stay at a great bed and breakfast, where the inn keepers go above and beyond to make your experience as special as it can be, then you have a getaway that you will remember for a life time. View Article
Forbes.com, Top Five Eastern US Summer Inn Destinations Nantucket Reviews: Granted, most Americans don’t think of upstate New York when pondering where to take their summer vacations. But the fact is, the Eastern United States offers beautiful scenery, relative isolation and, best of all, not a pesky Euro in sight. From rural Maine and New Hampshire to Palm Beach, Fla.–and everything in between (the Berkshires, the Adirondacks, the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket)–the Eastern U.S. offers a surprising number of options for travelers looking to stay local (relatively speaking). Since you’re saving on airfare, we recommend you splurge at The Point in Saranac Lake, N.Y. Room rates start at $1,250 per night over the summer, so it may surprise you to learn that the lodgings are made of notched logs and there aren’t even phones in the guest rooms. But all sporting activities and meals are included in the nightly rate, and the dining facilities are legendary, with meals planned weeks in advance to take into account the allergies or favorite dishes of upcoming guests. photo forbes.com; See forbes.com
TRAVEL-XPERTS www.travelxperts.com, Sharon Fake, 6 June 2007 Nantucket Reviews: “I had the good fortune of spending 2 nights at the Century House recently. This classically decorated inn situated just a few steps from the downtown area of Nantucket is the epitome of gracious hospitality. The welcome mat is clearly out for guests who appreciate the extra thought that has gone into making it feel like you are spending time with long lost friends. Their kitchen is your kitchen as you gather for a lush continental breakfast and help yourself to the abundance of fresh fruit, cereals and pastries. Each guestroom is individually decorated, blessed with Molton Brown products, cable television and a selection of reading materials. Beverages are always available and a wide sweeping front porch and accompanying patios offer a lovely place to gather. Innkeepers, Jean and Gerry, make a special effort to reach out to their guests and to share the Nantucket they love. You will love it too.” about Travel Experts
GUIDE BOOK AMERICA Linda S. Manning, October 2006 An Artists Retreat on Nantucket Island ~ Discover Art Paired with History at the Century House
“The Jethro Coffin House built in 1686, its oldest American windmill built in 1746 and still in operation, and its oldest continuously operating guest house; The Century House, where time is captured and illustrated through inspired observation. As you walk through the historic inn, the present day art collection peaks out from every corner. Each of the guest rooms is also appointed with works from a variety of artists…Today one can experience the melting of Nantucket’s history, the glorious scenic environment, and the narration behind The Century House. Through the visions of Gerry and JeanE and their contributions to the artistic scene, they have truly captured a moment in time. See for yourself…” read…
FROMMERS GUIDE NEW ENGLAND 2006 Frommer’s Review “This handsome inn offers a homey atmosphere just a short walk to the center of town. One of the highlights is the immense wraparound porch, complete with rocking charis, where you could relax away an afternoon if you like. Rooms, which are spotlessly clean, range widely in size from the garret rooms on the third floor, to more spacious expanses on the second floor. Little extras include luxury bath products and robes. The entire property is outfitted with free wireless Internet. An artist-in-residence program means the walls are hung with numerous interesting paintings.” read..
GUIDE BOOK AMERICA Susan Fogwell, October 2006Nantucket Reviews: Early Autumn in Nantucket is Best! (Nantucket Island, Massachusetts)
“If you’re a bibliophile, you’ll feel right at home staying at the Century House on Nantucket. For the past 22 years, they have personalized the inn with everything from their portraits and photographs to old license plates and a large, eclectic selection of books. Jerry, who is a former corporate bigwig and prolific reader, reads a book everyday, which accounts for the well-stocked bookcases and shelves throughout the inn. In my third floor room, Bayberry, there were books stacked on the steamer trunk, under the television and on the bureau….” View Read
ATLANTA CONSTITUTION JOURNAL 3 September 2006 Nantucket Reviews:
“Cobblestone streets, shade trees, old-fashioned streetlights and stately homes make a visit to Nantucket Town like stepping back in time, especially early in the morning before shoppers overflow the streets and the upscale boutiques. The entire island is recognized as a historic district”
TRAVELLADY.COM, Brooke Cunningham, September 2006 Nantucket Reviews: Finding Romance 20 Miles at Sea “Our room was a romantic mix of old and new. Provincial wallpapers, recessed paneled ceilings, wide windows that open, large fireplace with mantel for charm, plus air conditioning, television and large bathroom because convenience is a modern thing. And then there was the bed, oh goodness what a bed it was! So delicious that naps became something that we eagerly looked forward to, and getting up in the morning…” read
TRAVELLADY.COM, Susan Fogwell, July 2006 Nantucket Reviews: Getaway to Nantucket. Preppy and Proud.
“Many inns are a brief five-minute stroll from the wharf and the center of town, which is called Nantucketown. Take a right on North Water Street where the following historic inns are located in a quiet residential area…Century House, which was featured on the television series, Wings…” read
RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY, July 2006 Nantucket Reviews: “The Century House located a couple of blocks from the bustle of town on Cliff Road, fits the mold, with weathered shingles, white picket fence, wraparound porch and planters overflowing with hydrangeas, geraniums and pansies. The rooms, outfitted with canopy beds and decorative fireplaces, have a toned-down Victorian appeal, but the real draw at the inn is the veranda, an always breezy and quiet respite…” view | read
WTNH – News Channel 8, Rachel Florio, Celebrity Trend Expert, 10 June 2006 Nantucket Reviews:
“Here’s a great idea! You remember you were a kid, you went on many vacations; you took long strolls on the beach. Go to Nantucket! It’s time for you to take your father as an adult to Nantucket. Stay at the Century House! I stayed there…it was fabulous. Warm cookies at five pm everyday…” link
THE AMERICAN LAWYER, April 2006 Nantucket Reviews: “Among the many places to stay, some are historic, like the 1840s Century House on Cliff Road, the island’s oldest continuously operating guesthouse. Traditional inn charm-substantial buffet breakfasts and afternoon tea-mixes with modern amenities, including high-speed Internet and WiFi access. More luxurious accommodations can be found at The Wauwinet…” read | view
PALM BEACH POST, 23 April 2006 Nantucket Reviews: “If your travels take you to Massachusetts, consider a stop at the Century House on Nantucket Island.�� The B&B is operated by Gerry Connick and Jean Ellen Heron of Palm Beach.” link…
FORBES.COM, 15 September 2005 Nantucket Reviews: Destination of the Week: Nantucket Beds
“Some say Nantucket, like the Hamptons, is best enjoyed from the comfort of a friend’s summer house. In the wealthiest East Coast enclaves, the most desirable real estate–sprawling beach-side houses off some quiet lane named after a pond or a bird–belongs to home-owners, and not luxury hotel chains. In fact, luxury hotels are few and far between in the best neighborhoods, and where they do exist, visitors must face the indignity of paying over $525 per night to stay in them while their luckier friends, with home-owning friends of their own in the area, stay for free. Visitors…can stay in a luxury inn with rooms decorated and maintained to feel like their very own, or at least their new Nantucket best friend’s–and a very generous best friend at that…Breakfast is complimentary, as is the chocolate, freshly baked cookies, crackers and cheese placed in the Inn’s central dining room throughout the day. These snacks are a good chance for fortification before setting off to explore the island on bicycles: The picturesque towns of Sconset and Madaket are both well within biking distance, and Cliff beach, a good spot for kite- and wind-surfing, entails a stroll past Tommy Hilfiger’s house. ” view | read
NYTIMES.COM Nantucket Reviews:
“This 1840 sea captain’s home became a rooming house in the early 1870s and has welcomed the public ever since, setting an island record. Rooms are furnished with a mix of reproductions and antiques — the feel favors comfort over style — and the book-filled common room invites lounging, as does the wraparound porch.” read…
CAPECODTODAY.COM, 4 July 2005 Nantucket Reviews: “Another hallmark of the Century House are the homemade cookies available in the living room throughout the day and the always available fresh coffee, tea and other treats. The producers of Paramount Pictures hit TV show “Wings” chose Century House as their Nantucket home when first visiting the island in 1989 to scout locations for the popular television sitcom. In the subsequent years the inn became a star, often appearing on the show in cameo performances and was popular enough that in 1994 the innkeepers were invited to do a walk-on.” view | read
TRAVELLADY.COM, Dennise Manning, September 2005 Nantucket Reviews: “The location of The Century House is key to its success. Although its in-town address makes it a convenient walk to most restaurants and shops, its residential setting ensures a peaceful vacation. The slight elevation of the property allows the cooling breezes to reach the wrap-around veranda.” read…
NBC’S TV SHOW “WINGS” Nantucket Reviews: If you are a fan of the NBC television show “Wings,” you may find The Century House sign or facade familiar. Executive producers David Lee, Peter Casey and David Angell chose The Century House as their B&B when first visiting the island in 1989 to scout locations. In the following years, scenes of the inn have often been featured on the show, and we were invited to watch a taping (and to be extras!) of a September, 1994 episode. link…
USA TODAY, Life, Section D Nantucket Reviews: Staying at a bed and breakfast. Approach country inn weekends with reservations. “Looking for a spur-of-the moment getaway to Nantucket? Try January. Autumn foliage on the island off Massachusetts consists mainly of the reddening of the cranberry bogs, but Nantucket B&Bs are booked through September anyway. People who come here in July are surprised to learn that it’s just as busy in September,” says Jean Heron-Connick, …with her husband, Gerry, of Century House…
INQUIRER AND MIRROR Century House takes to the airwaves on NBC’s ‘Wings’
“It was exciting not only to be on the set but to experience the incredible camaraderie among the entire ‘Wings’ team,” Heron said. “The second striking impression was to witness firsthand the dedication of this hard-working team. Taping the approximate 20-minute final copy was the result of a workday for approximately 200 people.”
PALM BEACH TODAY “When Jean Ellen Heron and Gerry Connick reach the island, it’s time to go to work. They’re the owners of the picturesque Century House, a favorite destination of island visitors.”
PALM BEACH SOCIETY “Gerry and Jean decided if they couldn’t be in Nantucket, why not bring Nantucket to Palm Beach. The annual Daffodil Festival at the end of April is a cheerful celebration of springtime on Nantucket Island, when millions of blooming daffodils transform the wintry landscape.
“BY THE SEA” – Robert Farber Renown photographer, Robert Farber, has chosen the Century House innkeepers…”Everyone is touched in some way being by the sea… .” “Just like a lover–so familiar and comforting…so wild and unpredictable–“