Nearly 200 years of hospitality have unfolded within the shingled walls, dating back to the 1830s, when Captain Calder built the Coastal Federal-style mansion. In 1870, the doors were opened to travelers, inspiring the design narrative of a nonchalant innkeeper's humble abode. The House reflects her nostalgic musing for the Island's native botany, fostering a retreat for holistic wellness.
A retreat atop Nantucket's historic Cliff Road, the aesthetic nods to the home’s historic past and the island’s native flora via raffia writing desks and botanical walk-in shower details. All guest rooms are outfitted with Le Labo bath products, linens by Revival, and an air of Islander nonchalance.
On the north shore and perched atop one of the highest points on the island, Life House Nantucket is a quick stroll to both shops and stretches of sand. If you like your beach days tranquil, you’re in luck: the surf here is especially serene, thanks to protection from the Nantucket Sound.
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