Tom & Lisa celebrating 30th wedding Anniversary
Lisa has “always wanted to visit Nantucket”. Her wish was granted when Tom made arrangements for them to travel from Dallas, TX to visit the Island this September as an anniversary gift. They were delighted to have just lucked into planning a late September stay at the Sherburne Inn having no idea it was Restaurant Week, that the throngs of tourists had thinned out, yet all the attractions, restaurants, and shops were open, or that the mid day sun was still warm but the evenings considerably cooler.
Since Lisa wasn’t really “a Bed&Breakfast kind of person”, Tom first thought of renting a house for their four-day visit. The online search was overwhelming and the couple decided to look into small in-town Inns for accommodations instead. Attracted by the Sherburne Inn’s informative and attractive website, they booked room #4 “Love At First Sight”.
Each one of their four full days on Nantucket seemed to be filled with adventure and discovery, either by rented Jeep or rented bicycles, followed by “outstandingly delicious” dinners at our neighborhood restaurants. Among the standouts they enjoyed were Straight Wharf for the actual anniversary dinner, Black Eyed Susan’s, Centre St. Bistro, the fish stew at the Brotherhood of Thieves, and lobster salad at Sayles Seafoods overlooking the Creeks.
When asked about their favorite memory of their first visit to Nantucket, Lisa spoke right up with a smile on her face as she described being at Cisco Beach when the fog rolled in so thickly that they had to follow their own footsteps back to their Jeep. “We just don’t get fog back in Dallas”.
Smitten by Nantucket’s extraordinary natural beauty as well as our neighborhood’s most wonderful restaurants, perhaps we have a convert to the B&B experience as well. Lisa was complimentary about the professionalism at the Sherburne Inn and appreciated the Breakfast Baskets that they enjoyed together in their room. We hope they will come back for many more anniversary celebrations!
United States Senator Scott Brown, his wife, daughter and her friend stayed with us this past weekend while the Senator participated in the 2011 Nantucket Triathlon. Senator Brown placed 4th in his age group cheered on by Gail, their daughter, Adriana, and her friend, Russell. It was hot with high-humidity at the start of the event. An isolated fierce thunderstorm passed by quickly during the Madakat Road bike loop. (For further details and results www.acktri.com).
When asked how he liked his accommodations at the Sherburne Inn the Senator remarked: ”My room? – it’s like home. I love it.” As the Brown family was leaving Gail said a warm good-bye to Innkeeper Susan Daniels promising to “spread the word about how comfortable the Inn was as well as it’s great location.”
Three generations of the Beh Family gathered to celebrate the fourth of July weekend at the Sherburne Inn. Brian and Jessica are expecting their first baby in October which will make Grandmother Jean a great grandmother, Karen a great-Aunt, sixteen year old, Mikayla an Aunt, and Kathy and Dean grandparents for the first time!
This was not the first visit to Nantucket for most of the seven family members from the Rochester, NY area. Fond memories of Island summers brought them back to enjoy this family get together which included plenty of beach time, sightseeing and dining. They took full advantage of the Inn’s parlors, deck and garden to enjoy each other.
The Ship’s Inn seemed to be their favorite dinner spot, but watching the fireworks while dining at the Rope Walk at the end of Straight Wharf made for a spectacular evening.
Congratulations to the Beh family! It was our pleasure getting to know each of you while you shared family ties and got reacquainted with our unique Island. Many thanks to Kathy for making arrangements with us for this multi-generational gathering. It was a stand-out event in our Innkeeper’s log of memorable happenings.
“A Home Away From Home” is what June and Celeste call Room #8 at the Sherburne Inn . When asked why, the pair from Fairfield County, CT explained how they discovered Nantucket just recently. Airplane travel had become a hassle, so they began to explore vacation possibilities closer to home. Celeste and June had heard good things about Nantucket Island and decided to give it a try – outstanding restaurants; quaint, charming accommodations; historic romanticism; and miles and miles of natural beauty sounded ideal. On their third visit to the Sherburne Inn, and with the assistance of the Inn’s staff, they knew the basics of getting around and in and out of town, but were particularly enchanted with the nature walks they discovered just a few blocks away from the Inn.
A Cardinal became their alarm clock each morning, their private balcony became a welcomed retreat after a full day of nature trail walking, and they had a knack for selecting restaurants – the cherry on the top of an ideal day!
We weren’t at all disappointed when their recent visit came to an end because Celeste booked an August visit just before departure. They will be celebrating June’s 60th Birthday and a 30- year anniversary. So instead of “Good-bye”, we said, “ See you in August”! We can’t wait to welcome them back to their “Home Away From Home” – Room #8 at the Sherburne Inn.