A great location and so much more!

The heart of downtown Nantucket

Visitors to Nantucket have lots of options for accommodations:  from renting a house or cottage in-town or out-of-town, staying in one of several medium sized hotels, to staying at one of the many inns, bed and breakfasts or guest houses.

The Sherburne Inn offers not only a great location on a quiet one way street in historic downtown Nantucket but much much more!  Here are some characteristics of guests who seem to especially delight in what the Sherburne Inn has to offer:

  • Couples seeking a romantic getaway, a honeymoon, or celebrating a birthday
  • Guests who like the charm of old buildings and friendly hosts
  • Guests who want really comfortable beds in a meticulously clean room
  • Guests who want to talk to knowledgeable hosts about what to do during their visit
  • Guests who want private bathrooms en suite, free parking, luggage, gear and bike storage
  • Guests who want unlimited free wireless access to the internet and a flat-screen HD TV
  • First time island visitors who want to discover the essence of Nantucket
  • Guests who don’t want to pack beach towels or beach chairs…we have them for you
  • Guests who want to be able to easily walk to restaurants, shops and the harbor
  • Guests who like the idea of breakfast delivered to your door each morning so you have the fun option of breakfast-in-bed or in the garden
  • Guest who want an escape from kids and pets

You get the idea. Book with us if we seem like your cup of tea. We look forward to welcoming you to Nantucket year-round!

Sherburne Inn Guest Spotlight: “Ringing out 2011″

The 2011 Season concludes on a romantic note!

On a sunny mid-December Saturday afternoon, Ben from Newberryport, MA proposed to Christine!
Ben planned a champagne picnic at Madakat Beach, but changed his plan slightly when snow flurries were predicted. At Brant Point Lighthouse snuggled in the rocks with the lighthouse for wind protection, Ben asked the question on bended knee.

A very happy Christine said, ” yes!”
The newly engaged couple spent the rest of the afternoon celebrating at Cisco Brewery followed by dinner at LoLa’s with a stop in between at the Inn to show me the beautiful, sparkling diamond ring.
A joyful occasion to windup our 4th season as Innkeepers/Owners of the Sherburne Inn!

Sherburne Inn Spotlight Guests: Celebrating a 30th Wedding Anniversary

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!

Sherburne Inn Guest Spotlight: US Senator Scott Brown and Family



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.”