If refuge is what you want, refuge is what you’ll get at this luxury property at the head of the harbor, a 20-minute car ride from town. It’s also at the edge of some 1,400 acres of Nantucket’s most cherished, protected land. The property has 32 guestrooms and 6 cottages that are richly appointed with equestrian oil paintings and fine linens and have views of the bay or the garden (planted with opulent hydrangeas). The manicured lawn leads to a private beach on the harbor side, and there’s a path to a private beach on the Atlantic side. Complimentary Sunfish sailboats and bicycles are available during the day, and a shuttle runs back and forth to town hourly. Other perks include a bay cruise, excursions to Great Point Lighthouse, lawn games and tennis (two courts). The restaurant, Topper’s, is excellent.
- Frommer's Staff