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Our Mission

A small, family-run inn, with a mission to share this beautiful island, her people, history and culture, The Hermitage offers, with a pinch of quirk, gracious hospitality in an elegant, unpretentious and charming setting. We maximize the use of Nevis foods, produce, traditions and history to the benefit of our guests and our community.

History of the Hermitage

The Hermitage is a small plantation inn, built around the oldest wooden house in the Caribbean ca. 1670.
The historic buildings and antique furniture tell the story of years of Caribbean Living. The house has survived because of its unique construction from the very rare tropical hardwood, lignum vitae, and because for over  350 years it has always been treated as a home, lived in and loved. Learn a little more…

Hotel facilities

A quiet, village like setting tucked into the mountain, 800 feet above sea level; unique rooms and cottages in traditional island design and a renowned restaurant famous for its home-cooking fare.

Guests enjoy the 350 year old Great-House as their own island home.

The gardens and the swimming pool offer places to refresh and relax. The tennis court is there for exercise, a tennis pro and a yoga instructor are on call.

Hiking trails lead out from the property where one will find beautiful scenery of forests, island homes, villages and old ruins as well as impressive ocean views of the Caribbean sea and nearby islands.

Island Activities

Gain the benefit of island knowledge, from the top of the mountain to under the sea.

A little about us

Richard and Maureen Lupinacci, with their four children, made Hermitage their home in 1971.  They restored the ancient great house and built additional rooms and cottages.

Richie and Annie Lupinacci, with their children, now carry one the tradition, repeating what Maureen always told her guests: “This is our home, and your home while you are on Nevis.”

Where is the Hermitage?

We are 800 feet above sea-level at the foot of the rain-forest covered mountain. Hermitage is located between the two parishes known as Gingerland and Figtree.  Our location gives us the advantage of cool mountain breezes and country-side views.

Nothing on Nevis is far away; it’s just four miles from the mountain to the sea.

Weddings and Special Events

Intimate weddings, simple elopements and family affairs; we can make the arrangements and set the stage in our gardens, or in the historic Great House, lending a West Indian flare to that special day.

The small and intimate nature of this hotel makes it a wonderful place for friends and families to celebrate, to sit together over meals, to spend time and make memories.

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