Nestled in the Historic Town of Nantucket on a hydrangea-lined street, the Carlisle House Inn is a historically modern Nantucket bed and breakfast. Salty ocean breezes welcome you to the island as you walk up the cobblestoned street to the 254-year-old three story former whaling captain’s home. The Carlisle House Inn is in a neighborhood of traditional grey shingled homes with pristinely trimmed hedges and picket fences.   The pineapple, a symbol of hospitality, hangs on our sign near the front steps as a warm welcome to all travelers.

The aroma of freshly baked cookies and refreshing fruit infused water greets you at afternoon check-in.  A guided stroll around the property introduces guests to our terraced gardens, fire pit and breakfast porch before taking them to one of 13 recently renovated rooms. The only thing left to decide is whether to rent bicycles for a sunset ride to Madaket or indulge in evening s’mores with other guests around the fire pit. Instead you may choose to unwind in your room on our Comphy bed linens to the sounds of Nantucket. Listen for the bells of the First Congregational church or for the Steamship horn announcing the fog rolling in. Or, make your way to one of the island’s world-class restaurants.  Choose your room.

Sitting area

The Carlisle House Inn prides itself on being your Nantucket bed and breakfast. Guests can expect genuine island hospitality. The kind of hospitality that makes you want to call Nantucket home. Let us help you explore Nantucket’s rich history, idyllic beaches, and unparalleled seaside relaxation.


We’re located just far enough from the bustle of Main Street for quiet nights yet close enough for strolling or biking to and from the island’s best experiences.

4 – minute walk to the Whaling Museum.

5 – minute bike ride to Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on the island.

5 – minute walk to downtown shops and restaurants.

6 – minute walk to the Nantucket Atheneum.

17 – minute walk to Jetties Beach, the closest beach to town.

20 – minute bike to Dionis Beach, peaceful  beach.

Our team is always ready to help you navigate Nantucket with local suggestions and tailored itineraries. Contact us today with special requests!