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.
Sherburne Inn guests, TJ and Sarah became engaged on a beautiful, romantic Thursday evening just before the Figawi sailors took over the Island last weekend.
TJ planed dinner at Galley Beach, a Nantucket restaurant known for it’s romantic sunset ambience for Sarah’s birthday. Champagne and a special dessert menu were arranged for the couple.
Sarah’s menu had a dessert offering added just for her…
“A Slice of Happiness
Sarah, will you marry me? I love you!” TJ
After she read, and re-read the extra special dessert addition, she said, “Yes”!
A summer 2012 wedding is being planned in Richmond, VA. Congratulations to Sarah and TJ!
National Geographic’s new book The 10 Best of Everything lists Nantucket beaches among the top ten in the world. Sharing the honor are: The Seychelles, Maldives, Bora Bora, The Hamptons, Lanikai Beach in Hawaii, Fraser Island in Australia, St. Bart’s, Langkawi in Malaysia, and Kauna’oa Bay in Hawaii.
Nantucket has 83 miles of pristine sand beaches. The most popular beaches Surfside and Jetties. For bigger waves and surfing, the south side beaches are a treat. Most of these beaches are about a 20 minute bike ride from the inn, or if you prefer, there is a bus service to Surfside Beach. Madaket Beach is known for its rougher surf and not-to-be-missed sunsets. You can take a shuttle out to Millies, a new west end restaurant and bar, to save youself a 30 minute bike ride. Offering changing facilities, a snack bar, and a shuttle bus from town, Jetties beach is about a 15 walk from the Inn. It is located on the warmer/calmer water of the Nantucket Sound (north) side of the Island and there’s plenty of sand to use for sunbathing or castle-building.
The Sherburne Inn provides complimentary beach towels, beach bags, and beach chairs to our guests.