Elegance in New England | Faraway Hotel
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Welcome to Nantucket
Hi babes from Nantucket! This is my first time visiting this quintessential American small town and I am enamored by the people here and the rich history to behold.
Nantucket is an isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and is known for being a summer destination for many up north and around the world! From the unpainted cedar-shingled buildings to the cobblestoned streets and high-end boutiques this 9th-century whaling hub is a must add to your vacation list of places to visit!
There’s a lot of wealth connected to the island through its history, private residents, and affluent visitors, to put into perspective, during my stay here I was told Nantucket is where Jill and Joe Biden frequent to vacation and celebrate holidays and where a home sold for more than $20 million dollars!
How to get to Nantucket
To get to Nantucket you have a few options. You can arrive by ferry or plane. I flew Cape Air from Boston to Nantucket. The flight from Boston Logan airport was quick, a little less than an hour and Cape Air provides year-round service from ACK to Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard. I had a wonderful experience taking off from the BOS airport where Cape Air’s main base operates.
The check-in process is standard and pretty straight forward. They weigh your luggage and ask for your weight at the counter to make sure everything is in balance since its a small aircraft.
Getting to Nantucket by way of a Ferry is common, in fact the Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. Take note that you need to make your reservation in advance for all vehicle travel. Martha’s Vineyard ferries depart from Woods Hole and Nantucket ferries depart from Hyannis. The ferry can get you to Nantucket, dock-to-dock, in about an hour.
When you land, if you have some time to spare before checking in to your hotel. You should stroll downtown and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful small town.
CLICK HERE for a Nantucket Travel Guide to help you plan and prepare for your trip to the island!
Plus! The Faraway is perfectly positioned downtown on Centre Street.
Checking in to the Faraway
One step into the Faraway and you quickly experience the 5 star service from the team and staff and notice the intricate attention to detail throughout the hotel. The Faraway is a stellar concept from Boston-based Blue Flag partners who started developing the now sought after hotel in 2019.
During my stay at the hotel, I had the pleasure of learning more about the narrative behind the hotel and how the design elements are all interconnected. Faraway pays homage to Susan R. Bloomfield who captained an all-female crew across the seas. The Sister Ship menu combines influence from her maritime travels to the Mediterranean, with a New England seafood twist. From the Sister ship restaurant to the private rooms, you’ll find subtle hints of the narrative throughout.
The Faraway is part of a collection of four several hundred years old homes.
The homes are so lovely and classic with wooden porches and shingled exteriors inkeeping with the familiar looks of the homes throughout the island.
I had the pleasure of staying in the Manor House in a one bedroom suite with a lovely sunroom that welcomed me with warm a sunrise each morning and calming sunset view each evening.
The king bedroom comfortably sleeps 2, with a mini fridge, ample storage, natural light throughout and Le Labo products.
I love the pastel linens and minimal furniture in the room. In size the room is about 120 sq feet and feels remarkably spacious, two people will be more than comfortable in the king bedroom of the Manor House.
I am confident that the Faraway is an ideal hotel of choice for families, girls trips and esepecially a romantic getaway! You are steps away from localized shopping, dining and amazing museums and more. Take note, if you’re a parent with toddlers and have a stroller or a girls trip with multiple bags forewarning the homes are older without an elevator. But the staff is beyond amazing and carried my 2 piece luggage set to my room during check in and check out. Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance, they’re more than happy to help.
Welcome aboard Sister Ship!
Sister Ship is inspired by and honors the life and legacy of Susan R. Bloomfield, who captained an all-female crew across the seas back in the 1800s. Her spirit is infused through out the restaurant. The dining space itself was designed with Bloomfields living and entertaining rooms in mind. Decorated with many unique pieces and special treasures found during their travels from port to port. How cool is that?! While dining pay attention to the aura around you, you’ll find everything from antique silver platters to antique books, nautical ship compasses and paintings.
The vibe here is very casual and relaxed, you can dress to the nines or casual chic and totally fit in fashion wise, which I love! Sister Ship is a great place to unwind after work or a day of exploring or to catch up with friends! The menu offers amazing classic cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired food. Not to mention, the cafe is a must! Grab any of their signature wellness lattes, matcha, teas, or La Colombe coffee and thank me later *wink*.
I ordered their roasted cauliflower, Atlantic sea scallops with mushrooms, and chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
At the bottom of the menu you will see where the Sister Ship lists out their local culinary partners further highlighting their commitment to supporting the local community suppliers.
Sister Ship is open Thursday through Saturday 5pm-10pm
Final thoughts, I truly can’t recommend The Faraway enough! As a go to boutique 62 room hotel located in the heart of downtown, featuring an amazing 140 seat restaurant and bar! Staying here puts you in walking distance to the island’s top attractions, luxury shops, and world class restaurants.
Relax by the outdoor patio during your stay, perfectly tucked away from the busy streets of Nantucket’s cobblestone downtown or grab a faraway branded bicycle to explore the island using the concierge style maps and guides available in your room filled with expert recommendations.
Staying here will ensure that you have a great time no matter the day or occasion! When you book your stay tell them ‘Aubrey sent you’.
Got any questions about Nantucket or the Faraway? Leave a comment below and I will reply back to you personally!
My stay at The Faraway was compensated. My views and opinion of the location and accommodation are authentically my own.