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Retro-Chic: Think Nantucket Circa 1684



NANTUCKET, April 2008 - History meets retro-chic at the Veranda House nestled in the heart of Nantucket Town where this spring the completion of an extensive renovation / refurbishment program will be unveiled.  The hotel is housed in a 1684 building making it only a few decades younger than the first Mayflower journey, yet it provides guests with stylish accommodations and 21st century amenities. 

This season guests will find 18 accommodations (up from 16) inclusive of four one-bedroom suites, two that have direct access to verandas; a new breakfast room seating 16 that segues onto a newly constructed patio seating 20; and a plush new lounge where over a dozen guests can mingle before a fireplace while enjoying afternoon tea or evening champagne.  Additionally, new and lavishly landscaped gardens have been added where on Wednesday and Saturday evening guests can mingle at a hosted wine and cheese reception.

Nightly rates (2 and 4 night minimum) for high season are from $289 up to $589.  Included are accommodations, afternoon tea and a sumptuous continental breakfast of fresh seasonal fruits, home-baked pastries, fresh juices, Green Mountain Coffee and organic teas.  Guests can also take advantage of the exclusive "Beach Concierge" service to and from one of Nantucket's best beaches complete with beach umbrella, beach chairs and towels (gourmet lunches and transportation can also be arranged for a nominal fee).

Lulled by sea breezes, guests may find it difficult to rouse themselves from Frette- and- duvet draped feather beds outfitted with a selection of decadent pillows.  Extra special touches in each room include hand-blown Simon Pearce lamps, Italian tile rain showers and a vase of fresh flowers.  An additional amenity that is complimentary to all guests is wireless high speed internet available throughout the hotel, as well as in-room data ports.

The Veranda House is perched atop Step Lane, one of the island's highest points.  The hotel was named for its three wrap-around balconies which offer unsurpassed views of Nantucket Harbor.  The hotel's central location makes it easy for guests to explore the town's numerous art galleries, world-class dining venues and shops.

On the last night of a stay the turndown amenity includes shiny pennies placed on the pillow for guests to make a wish on when rounding Brandt Point while departing Nantucket by ferry.

The Nantucket experience in today's fast-paced world is right up there amongst the world-class travel icons. Nearly 40 percent of the island, formerly a whaling capital, is under conservation to preserve its wild moors and sandy beaches. The harbor front where Veranda House is located is a National Historic District replete with cobblestone and brick and old-fashioned street lamps.

For additional information on The Veranda House or to make reservations please call 877-228-0695 or visit Children ages 12 and up can be accommodated at Veranda House. Families with younger children can ask about availability at an adjacent historic cottage suite.

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