Springtime brings thoughts of sunshine, flowers, and warmer weather. And when you think of spring flowers, of course the daffodil is one flower that “blooms” in your mind. The bright yellow color of many of the common narcissus is a sure sign that brighter days are ahead and it just seems like a happy color. Read More >

            by Myra Beal, Concierge and Guest Blogger     Nantucket is as family friendly as you can get!  Usually considered the perfect place for a romantic getaway with beautiful beaches and elegant restaurants, but what happens when the kids tag along?  With life-guarded beaches, kids activities, and restaurants that Read More >

by Aurore Alonzo, Innkeeper and Guest Blogger A day trip to Great Point Lighthouse is one of the most amazing outings of the Little Grey Lady! Whether you are a newbie or an “habitué” of the island, the day trip to Great Point Lighthouse will amaze you with beauty and fill you up with extraordinary energy Read More >

The Brass Lantern has opened for our 17th season this year with a “host” of changes – and a Continental flair! Our New Innkeeper Aurore Alonzo joined us in March as our new Innkeeper.  Native of France, Aurore has charmed both our American and European guests with her Gallic charm and warm, welcoming smile.  Aurore set her Read More >

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival – April 29-May 1, 2016 All About Daffodil Festival Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival began in 1974 when Jean McAusland, (former summer resident and publisher of Gourmet Magazine) persuaded the Nantucket Garden Club to invite the American Daffodil Society to sponsor a daffodil show on island. Since that time, over three million daffodil bulls have been planted on Island! Read More >

Despite its impressive demonstration and teaching kitchens, with gleaming stainless equipment on every wall and the latest in demonstration technology, the Nantucket Culinary Center‘s mission is to teach regular people to cook for themselves and has a variety of courses to do just that. In Partnership with Sustainable Nantucket Starting with very young cooks, Chef Greg Margolis Read More >

A large part of Nantucket Town is the newest Massachusetts Cultural District!  This small area of the Island offers a wealth of cultural activities – artistic, theatrical, literary and musical – that are readily available within a short walk from the Brass Lantern. In January, the Massachusetts Cultural Council voted unanimously to approve the district which will help Read More >

The Nantucket Culinary Center, just down the street from the Brass Lantern, is open for business! The extensive renovation, which began in 2014, has transformed a lovely Greek revival style building that had been sadly in need of attention, into a three level, state of the art culinary center designed to celebrate the art and Read More >

Christmas Stroll on Nantucket, December 4 – 6, 2015, just keeps getting better! Stroll was started 42 years ago as a way of showcasing the local merchants to the Island for local, early Christmas shopping and over the years, it has grown into a ‘must do’ Nantucket event for visitors and residents, year-round and seasonal Read More >

Start a new tradition – come to Nantucket for Thanksgiving! Arrive on Wednesday evening or early on Thursday to fully enjoy the Thanksgiving events on Nantucket. First up on Thanksgiving morning, the Cold Turkey Plunge – a fundraiser for the Weezie Children’s Library at the Nantucket Atheneum.  Watch – or join – the hundreds of ‘plungers’ Read More >