Located just 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket claims 80 miles of some of the most beautiful shoreline in New England. Once the leading whaling port in the world, Nantucket is now an official National Historic District with more than 800 pre-1850 monuments within one square mile.

Secluded harbors, historic lighthouses, and charming beaches are the illustrative elements that narrate the island’s charming memoir. Whether it’s riding bikes on the coast, renting a boat to discover the many inlets and bays, or feasting on the fresh catch of the day in one of the area’s acclaimed seafood restaurants, there is an activity to suit every member of the family.

In fact, it was the charm of the tiny island that appealed to Inspirato Member, Kathy A., as she searched for an ideal destination and residence to host an epic birthday party. Fortunately, the Inspirato team in Nantucket were able to deliver on every detail of the festivities.


“To celebrate my father-in-law’s 80th birthday last June, the whole family planned a huge week-long gathering in Nantucket. It was almost a year in the making,” Kathy said. “There are six siblings with wives and 18 grandkids. It’s really difficult to get everyone together but with Inspirato’s help and such a beautiful house and location, not to mention such a great occasion to celebrate, we managed it. Having the entire family together is great wherever and whenever we manage but this reunion will be hard to top.”

While most popular in the summer, visiting Nantucket is possible anytime of the year. The summer season’s warmer, sunnier weather makes visiting the beach, fishing, and bike riding especially pleasant.  Fall events and early spring festivals attract visitors to the island outside of the high season. Moderate weather and fewer crowds don’t hurt either!

North Shore beaches are ideal for young families; the South Shore is great for surfers, and the East Shore makes a perfect spot for four-wheeling. Considering whether to spend your time on shore or on boat? Do both. You’ll be happy embraced each distinctive experience.

To Kathy’s point, Inspirato is constantly seeking luxury vacation options that can accommodate all of our members. Whether it be a romantic couple’s get-a-way or an unforgettable birthday bash, Inspirato is committed to procuring exceptional vacation options for every occasion.

Any time is a great time to pack your seersucker and Nantucket Red for a classic East Coast getaway.

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