Nestled in the Old Historic District on a hydrangea-lined street, The Carlisle House Inn is your charming Nantucket bed and breakfast. Salty ocean breeze welcomes you to the island as you walk up cobblestones to the 254-year-old three story cottage, former home of one of Nantucket’s iconic whaling captains. The Carlisle is collaged by a coastal chic neighborhood of weathered grey shingles and wooden white fencing. A pineapple, a symbol of hospitality, hangs on a sign near the front steps as a warm welcome to the island.

The aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies greets you in the lobby. In addition, refreshing fruit infused water is ready to quench that island thirst. Our check-in desk makes getting settled in and knowing where to go for questions a breeze. A guided stroll around the property introduces guests to our outdoor breakfast porch, terraced gardens, and fire pit 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 along the waterfront or indulge in s’ mores and cocktails at the outdoor bar. Maybe, unwind on our Comphy linens to the music of Nantucket. Listen as a foghorn announces the fog rolling in. A seagull mirrors the call. Or, join the growing revelry of people gathering on the cobblestones to make their way to the island’s world-class restaurants. Choose your room.

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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. Or, makes you want to own your own Nantucket bed and breakfast someday. Let us help you explore Nantucket’s rich history, idyllic beaches, and unparalleled seaside relaxation.

Near your Nantucket Bed and Breakfast

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 islands best experiences.

4 – minute walk to the Whaling Museum.

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

6 – minute walk to the Nantucket Atheneum.

7 – minute walk to downtown shops and restaurants.

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

17 – minute bike to Dionis Beach, sand-backed pristine beach.

We know there’s GPS. Nonetheless, our team is always ready to help you navigate Nantucket with local suggestions and tailored itineraries. Contact us today with special requests!