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What We Love

  • Daily continental breakfast is included in the rate
  • Unparalleled views of Nantucket’s iconic harbor
  • Convenient town location — it's a five-minute walk to Main Street
  • Daily free champagne and cookies from 4 to 6 p.m. on the deck
  • The Beach Concierge Program — from transportation to a gourmet picnic and umbrellas, the hotel can orchestrate your perfect beach day

What To Know

  • This 17th-century mansion has three floors and no elevator
  • Rooms are charming but on the small side
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Children nine and under are not permitted at Veranda House
  • No restaurant on-site
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The Review

At the top of Nantucket’s historic Step Lane, the gingerbread-trimmed Veranda House is perched on one of the highest points on the island, its three wraparound porches affording unparalleled views of the famous sailboat-filled harbor. Hop off the ferry at Straight Wharf and don’t bother with a taxi; this seemingly tucked-away charmer is an easy walk.

Although Veranda House has the water views and breezy seaside ambience that Nantucket is famous for, not to mention lush gardens filled with hydrangea bushes, expansive terraces with wicker seats and a manicured lawn dotted with white Adirondack chairs perfect for cocktail hour. But the décor is something of a surprise: It’s thoroughly modern, with bleach-white walls and zebra print divans.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/967/prop-14118-1312403623-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Cocktails are best enjoyed on the terrace or in one of the white Adirondack chairs on the lawn.”}

The result is an intriguing mash-up of modern sophistication and Old New England spirit. All 18 sun-drenched guestrooms have sophisticated decor and simple, clean lines. Whitewashed walls, crisp white Frette linens and Simon Pearce lamps provide the perfect canvas for one-of-a-kind, colorful accents like a tangerine antique Chinese trunk serving as a coffee table or a vibrant red armchair. The bathrooms are no less appealing; many are outfitted with rain showers, antique soaking tubs and deep farmer sinks.

With its inn-like warmth (gourmet breakfasts, champagne and cookies every afternoon on the veranda), it’ll be tempting to stay on the property. But the inn is an ideal jumping-off point to explore the beautiful 48-square-mile island, whether with a jaunt into the boutique-filled town or the easy 15-minute walk to famed Jetties Beach and the Brant Point Lighthouse.

How to Get There

The Veranda House
3 Step Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States


4.5 Very Good 638 Reviews
Warm and Wonderful
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous Nantucket Stroll weekend!! Everything was excellent. Warm, welcoming comfortable and immaculate. Will definetly return to the Veranda House. The GM, Carl was excellent. Location is perfect.

Perfect place to stay, especially for the Christmas Stroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful room, friendly staff, tasty breakfast, very short walk from the ferry. Pricey, but hey, that's Nantucket. Well maintained historic detail, while having the conveniences of today. Great value compared other inns in the immediate area.

Excellent all around
Reviewed 2 months ago

Great location, close to town. Very nicely decorated rooms and sitting areas. Very clean and welcoming. Great breakfast. No on-site parking but that is not uncommon for Nantucket. Will definitely stay there again.

Veranda Visit
Reviewed 2 months ago

Our nephew was getting married in Nantucket so we searched rooms and decided to stay at the Chapman House which is part of the Veranda Collection! It was ideal- the location was perfect so close to everything that we walked all weekend! The room was spotless, breakfast included was excellent, and all staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We would stay there again in a minute! Loved it all!

Beautiful visit
Reviewed 2 months ago

My wife really loved the Veranda House in Nantucket. It is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. All of the folks that work there are very kind and make you feel welcome. I would highly recommend the Veranda House to anyone planning a visit to the beautiful island of Nantucket.