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October and the days of Indian Summer are finally here. The ocean provides us with mild temperatures during the daytime along with cooler nights.  With thinning traffic and crowds, Autumn is a great time to explore Nantucket. 


The cranberry harvest has begun, and as the process continues the bogs become a vibrant color of red as the berries float to the top to be processed.  It is definitely a sight to see.


If your island escape brings you mild to warm temperatures what a great time to get that last beach day in!  What a great memory to be here in October and say "I spent my time on Nantucket at the beach working on my tan".  Warm fall days are limited before those winter winds begin to blow in from the North. 

But the colder months also offer the Nantucket Christmas Stroll, which actually starts the day after Thanksgiving with the annual lighting of the christmas trees downtown.

SSA Fall Package
$429* per couple 

Fall in love with Nantucket all over again. The cranberry bogs are beginning to show their color and with the crisp ocean air, brilliant sunshine, less traffic and plenty of shopping, dining and activities to enjoy, Autumn is the perfect time to visit Nantucket. Enjoy this seamless Nantucket escape package that includes:
  • Two Nights Lodging (Sunday to Thursday Nights, Limited Weekends Available)
  • $50 Restaurant Voucher
  • 2 - Steamship Authority Round-Trip Traditional Ferry Tickets (Hyannis to Nantucket: trip time is 2 hours and 15 minutes)
Arrive in style and luxury on board the Steamship Authority's High Speed Ferry in 1 Hour dock-to-dock! High Speed Ferry Upgrade $479* per couple
*Package is based on double occupancy.  Taxes and gratuities are not included.  Not applicable to previously booked reservations. If a reservation is cancelled to re-book this package, you will be subject to the properties cancellation policy. 

Cranberry Festival

Cranberry Farming on Nantucket


Cranberries have been grown on Nantucket since 1857 and were an important part of the Island's economy until just prior to World War II.  Visitors, summer residents, and even long time islanders are often surprised when they learn that the Foundation's Milestone Bog is one of the oldest, continually operated farms on the Island. There are currently 193 acres under cultivation at the Milestone Bog with an additional 25 acres in production at the Windswept Bog on the Polpis Road. The Windswept Bog is also notable because of its status as one of the few certified organic cranberry bogs in the country. Together, the Foundation's cranberry bogs produce nearly 2 million pounds of cranberries a year! 



For more than 39 years Nantucket Accommodations' staff of knowledgeable, year-round island residents has been helping visitors choose the right accommodations for their island visit. We visit each property and are familiar with the layout, decor, amenities and "overall ambiance" of each one.



Our Fall Hours are Monday-Friday from 9AM to 4PM, and Closed Saturday and Sunday, or send us an email outside of those hours and we will get back to you the next business day. Nantucket Accommodations is a local year round business assisting both visitors and locals alike. 




Nantucket Accommodations Staff

In This Issue
Cranberry Festival
Annual Christmas Stroll
NHA Festival of Trees & Wreaths
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Nantucket Noel/Christmas Stroll
Now in its 38th year, Christmas Stroll Weekend is held the weekend after Thanksgiving. The 2011 Christmas Stroll will take place on December 2 - 4. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via Coast Guard vessel and are escorted up Straight Wharf by the Town Crier to a waiting horse and carriage. They parade up to the Pacific National Bank where they meet with eagerly awaiting children. Those in line are entertained by the Magical Talking Tree, while carolers in period costume, bell ringers, student choirs and more perform on Main Street. Holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances - including the popular annual Christmas House tour on Friday evening - add to the joyful festivities.
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Festival Trees

The Whaling Museum will be transformed into a festive winter wonderland.

This island tradition will feature around eighty brilliantly decorated trees designed by community members, local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, artisans, and schoolchildren.


Festival Wreaths  


Take a chance and bid on one of the eighty beautifully crafted wreaths in the Whaling Museum, 15 Broad Street. 
The museum will be closed on Thanksgiving.