Daffodil Festival on Nantucket
The Last Weekend in April The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce holds their Annual Daffodil Festival. It’s a weekend of events that celebrate the Springtime awakening on the Island. Three decades later this years festivities include several parades on Saturday, April 30th, including the Antique Car Parade of more than 100 Vintage vehicles adorned in Daffy style and a tailgating picnic in ‘Sconset.
Saturday, is also the day of the 42nd Annual Nantucket Community Daffodil Show sponsored by the Nantucket Garden Club. There are many other events and we will have more updates to come. In the meantime, be sure to make your accommodations and travel plans to Nantucket by Cape Air, Hyline Cruises + The Steamship Authority. There are more than 25 places for accommodations that will be open for Daffodil Weekend according to Nantucket Visitor Services. Here’s our Pick’s for 5 Places to Stay.
5 Places To Stay DAFFY Weekend On Nantucket
Friday April 29th – Sunday May 1st
1. The Regatta Inn
The Regatta Inn offers a fresh take on the Bed & Breakfast experience. Comfort , sophisticated design and a mix of high-end luxury with a touch of whimsy.
The Federal style building has a reconstructed interior and features 8 guest rooms with an enlarged spa-like bath. Everything is bright, light and airy! Only a short 5 minute walk from the Steamship Authority Nantucket Terminal.
This is the place to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit and indulge in endless pampering. Tantalize Your taste-buds and enjoy island dreaming. The Regatta offers a delectable continental breakfast. Selections vary from day to day and will include: house-made granola, A selection of sweet savory breakfast treats, yogurt, fresh seasonal fruits, juice, Nantucket Roasted Coffee and assorted teas.
Garden Patio with cafe’ tables and chairs.
Tea Time is served in the afternoon with delicious deserts like this hazelnut cheesecake brownie bar with chocolate ganache frosting and fresh raspberry.
Brown Butter Baked Doughnuts have a wonderful nutty flavor. More cake-like than a fried doughnut topped with a brown butter glaze and toasted pistachios.
Make the most of your visit and indulge in the luxurious coastal elegance of the Regatta Inn! For Reservations Click Here!
2. The Roberts Collection
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The Roberts Collection is a long standing notable Inn of four buildings right in the center of the downtown Historic District. The oldest of these four buildings date back to 1846. A highlight is the one of a kind courtyard and covered porch that makes you forget you are right in the middle of all Nantucket has to offer.
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This quality boutique hotel offers diverse rooms and suites. It’s the perfect choice for couples, families and groups of any size.
The Gate House is the Crown Jewl of the Roberts Collection. Meticulously respectful of Nantucket’s architectural history, yet created with every possible amenity that one would expect from new construction.
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Originally built circa 1846 is designed in a style typical of the whaling era in traditional interior design. It was one of the first family houses on Nantucket to be converted to an inn and operated for 100 years.
The Manor House is a charming and delightful place to visit that offers 15 unique guest rooms with original wood flooring and high ceilings. Several of the rooms have working fireplaces. The lower level features an art gallery called Nantucket Artworks.
The covered porch at the Manor House overlooks the one of a kind courtyard that features numerous perennial plantings and is a great spot to gather both day and night.
The Meeting House is quaint and comfortable
Built in the late 1800’s it is now known as the Meeting House and home to a unique collection of restaurants and shops on the ground level and guestrooms above.
The Robert’s Collection offers a variety of accommodations for every need you may have. For Reservations Click Here
3. Union Street Inn
Union Street Inn is an Intimate Boutique Nantucket Inn beautifully renovated to showcase period details against tailored, elegant interiors which Conde Nast Traveler describes as “Impeccable New England-By-way-of-France.”
Each of the 12 Nantucket accommodations feature designer furniture and fabrics, private bathrooms, luxurious bedding with Frette linens and Matouk duvets. Fireplaces are available in some rooms. Boston Magazine calls this the “BEST Nantucket Boutique Hotel”
This Inn is known for their Gourmet Breakfast. They are the only Nantucket Bed & Breakfast that serves a full cooked-to-order breakfast. Co-owner Deborah Withrow features signature dishes and deserts. A home-cooked entree is available every morning. You’ll find gourmet eggs benedict with a light lemon hollandaise sauce, fresh chives and dill, fresh fruit plate and artisan breads. Guests can also help themselves to granola, cereals, yogurt, orange juice, coffee and teas. In the afternoons, you can enjoy home-baked treats such as white chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts and carrot cake.
To Book Your Accommodations and Full Breakfast at this Favorite Nantucket Bed & Breakfast Click Here
4. Brass Lantern Nantucket
The Brass Lantern Inn Nantucket operates out of an 1832 home in Nantucket’s old Historic District and a 5 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal.
This is the place to experience cozy Nantucket hospitality in 15 renovated guest rooms with en-suite baths and 2 renovated suites. Rooms are decorated with a fresh, up-to-date setting and a soothing decor in a style that is uniquely “Nantucket”.
A continental breakfast tempts you with homemade granola and yogurt, fresh baked pastries, fresh fruit platter and all the trimmings. You can also enjoy cookies and tea in the gardens. This downtown location is kid and pet friendly!
To Book Your Accommodations at The Brass Lantern Inn Click Here
5 . White Elephant Hotel
The White Elephant Hotel is a luxury waterfront hotel with suites and cottages and beautiful views of the harbor.
Originally built in the 1920’s this serene waterfront hotel is a 6 minute walk to Brant Point Lighthouse. The accommodations feature modern, cozy rooms with fireplaces and charming cottages. Amenities include a fitness center, business center, spa, library room, lawn with views of the harbor, and The Brant Point Grill.
Known as one of the finest luxury hotels on Nantucket. This resort offers chic light filled rooms and suites, garden cottages and in-town lofts with balconies. Magnificent harbor views are available.
Relax and rejuvenate at the Spa with massages, facials + body treatments
The Brant Point Grill is the restaurant on property that offers harbor views and specializes in steaks and seafood. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served at Brant Point Grill. This is a great place to have cocktails with views of the harbor.
To Book Your Accommodations at The White Elephant Hotel Click Here
We will Have More details on Daffodil Festival Weekend To Come and Look Forward To seeing you there!