Island Retreat at Greyfield Inn

Island Retreat at Greyfield Inn
Other items from the Carnegies’ collection—first-edition books, a Tiffany lamp, Oriental rugs, and a mahogany Chippendale dining table—are also part of the décor. (Photography courtesy of Gabriel Hanway and Peter Frank Edwards)

“This place is so special,” says Mary of the sole commercial business on this 300-acre island. “More than half of the island is protected wilderness, so when you’re here, it’s almost like going back in time. We say it’s got the luxe feel of a grand hotel with all the charm of a family home.”