A summer stay at the Life House Nantucket

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July 13, 2021

LOCATION

Nantucket, Massachusetts

We believe in travel – that it shapes and molds us into who we are and who we will become.

– Life House manifesto

I don’t know how else to describe my stay at Life House other than magical.

The shingle-clad exterior is like all other houses surrounding Life House Nantucket. Once you enter through the front door, though, you’re transported to a worldly coastal cottage that is unlike anything else on this tiny New England island. With palm trees, unique knick-knacks, and rattan furniture everywhere you turn, you’ll feel like you’ve whisked away to some remote tropical locale.

Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket

Each room is consistent in its aesthetic but has a uniqueness from the nuances of a 190-year old building.

We stayed in two different rooms – the Inn Keeper’s room and the Cozy Queen (with a separate bathroom). The Inn Keeper’s room was fairly small for two people, but manageable. The Cozy Queen was a perfect size, and while the separate bathroom was unusual, it was like visiting a friend’s house.

Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket

Just as much attention was paid to the outside patios as the interiors. There are two patios on either end of Life House. One of which has a fire pit and space for a larger group. The other is cozier and offers egg chairs, perfect for curling up and read a book or catching up on some work.

Life House also offers daily breakfast and happy hour cocktails to guests. The patios are truly the perfect place to start the day or evening.

Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket
Life House hotel in Nantucket
Breakfast at Life House Nantucket
Breakfast at Life House Nantucket
Cocktails during Happy Hour at Life House Nantucket

Just a 10-minute walk from town, Life House might have it all and then some. While I would recommend Life House for families with older children (with the steep staircases, Life House is not really stroller friendly), girls trips, and romantic getaways, the team at Life House accommodates everyone. I can’t say enough about the service and how friendly everyone there is. With the island booming because of post-pandemic travel, everyone is short-staffed – hotels, restaurants, and shops – but you wouldn’t notice at Life House. They did everything they could to make you feel special, and I can’t wait to visit them again!

A million thank yous to Life House Hotels on Nantucket for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at Life House, visit their website at lifehousehotels.com. All opinions and images are my own.

If you want to check out my other Nantucket or hotel adventures, head over to my Nantucket and Hotel sections.

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