Nantucket Est. 1803
Our spacious accommodations blend the convenience and comforts of today with the romance and nostalgia of the past..
Take a trip back in time . . .
. . . To A Far Away Island
Nantucket Est. 1803
"It is one of my favorites. Homey feel, comfortable, quiet, within walking distance to town and restaurants. I love having breakfast with other guests and getting to know where they came from and sharing what brought them to Nantucket."
– Lissa - 5 out of 5
"What a great place to stay in Nantucket! We had such a great time at this great B&B. The Innkeeper is extremely entertaining and had great suggestions for places to go around the island. The breakfast everyone morning was amazing! The best granola and scones I've ever had! Oh, and don't forget about the random homemade cookies they put out throughout the
day as a snack. Loved the
Martin House Inn!"
– Tracy M. - 5 stars
"Warm and cozy with all the charm of an era past. The Widow's Walk, with breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset, was my favorite amenity, right after the baked goods. Within walking distance to many attractions and a quick cab ride to anything!"
– Pamela K. - 5 stars
Martin House Inn was built in 1803 by sea captain and gentleman Nathaniel Sherman for his bride Hepsabeth. Situated in the heart of Nantucket’s famed “historic district”, this resplendent mariner’s mansion will take you back to a romantic place and time when the new world was still being discovered and America was hardly yet a notion. William Worth, patriarch of one of Nantucket’s founding families, acquired the land on which Martin House Inn stands in 1692 from its original owner, a Nantucket Indian named Wassaqual.
William passed the property to his son Matthew Worth, who later deeded it to his daughter Hepsabeth and her newlywed husband Nathaniel Sherman “in consideration of love and affection, 20 square rods of land, being half my piece of land at a place [then] called No Headed Hill” at around the turn of the 19th century.
Nathaniel and Hepsabeth built their dream house at 61 Centre Street (then Darling Street) to raise their six children: Alexander, William Edwin, Sophia, Frederick, John and Margaret. After generations of private family use, the Inn was first opened to the public in the 1920s as the Wonoma Inn, and in 1941 it became Martin’s Guest House, blending today as it did then an unsurpassed combination of sumptuous new world luxury accommodations with the warm atmosphere, nostalgic charm and romantic intrigue of the old world.
Martin House Inn deed, dated 1821
61 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA 02554