Modern stays in Massachusetts
Any inn that combines the terms retro-chic and boutique on their website is worth considering as an alternative to Victoriana. At The Veranda House youll find a sophisticated and contemporary retreat located within a 19th-century structure. True, its more luxurious than many bed-and-breakfast inns, offering Frette bed linens and robes, subway tiled rainfall showers, flat panel TVs, and Wi-Fi access in its 18 rooms, but whos complaining? Its an easy walk to restaurants and shops in town, or you can enjoy old-fashioned harbor views from one of three wraparound verandas.
3 Step Lane, Nantucket, 508-228-0695, 877-228-0695, www.theverandahouse.com, $149-$609