New this summer there is another option for your travel plans. The Cape Flyer began service on Memorial Day weekend. http://www.capeflyer.com
The train departs South Station on Friday afternoon at 5:12pm and arrives in Hyannis in time to catch the last ferry to Nantucket on Friday night. The train departs from Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday evening arriving back in Boston at 8:45pm. So you can enjoy a full day on Nantucket on your last day. The round trip fare is $35, or one way is $20. So consider this option and skip the traffic on Cape Cod on the weekends, and save on parking fees in Hyannis. Try the Cape Flyer train when you travel to Hyannis this summer.
In May Nantucket had the annual Wine Festival. We hosted one of the ‘luminaries’ from a winery in California. Our guests enjoyed the new culinary tent on Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon we offered wine & cheese to our guests on our patio, featuring wines by Hartford Wines and cheeses from Vermont Creamery.
Also in May we were honored to have a lovely small intimate wedding here at Anchor Inn in our front parlor. This was unexpected, since a rainy day changed plans for a ceremony at Brant Point Lighthouse on the beach. See comments from the bride & groom on Trip Advisor.
We also welcomed a couple back to Nantucket in May for their 15th anniversary…they spent their honeymoon here at Anchor Inn!
Thirty years ago we purchased Anchor Inn in March and after renovations we opened for our first guests Memorial Day Weekend. We have just completed another Memorial Day Weekend, though it was rainy, our inn was full. Guests come to celebrate the holiday weekend that includes a sailboat race from Hyannis to Nantucket called the Figawi. I always remember the purpose of this holiday and attend Nantucket’s Memorial Day parade. I cheer as our veterans pass, along with the local Coast Guard, Police and Firemen, our Selectmen, and our State Representative…along with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. I usually take along our new staff if they are from another country, so they can experience a bit of this American tradition. I’ve also had a tradition of taking a couple of neighborhood kids to the parade and treating them to an ice cream cone at the Juice Bar. Many of these kids are grown now, but they often humor me and come along with me if they are here.
This blog was neglected in 2012. We focused our efforts on the revision of our website last year. Our website banner now features an original watercolor of sailboats painted for us by Edwin Rudd of Nantucket. The photography was updated by Terry Pommett of Nantucket. We hope that you find the updated website easy to use and most importantly representing- realistically Anchor Inn , as you will see it and experience it. I hope to enter posts often in 2013, sharing our experiences here on Nantucket and at our Anchor Inn.