The Nantucket Wine Festival concluded yesterday, May 18, with the last Grand Tasting in the tent at the White Elephant Hotel, overlooking Nantucket Harbor. Over 150 winemakers convened on Nantucket for five days of dinners, tastings, seminars and wine talk. Over 50 restaurants from Nantucket, Boston, New York and points west joined them. The Wine Festival Read More >

After half a day’s ride and the slow ferry out to Nantucket (during which they saw four rainbows!), fifteen students, parents and teachers from Putney Grammar School in southern Vermont recently traveled to the Brass Lantern for the fifth annual eighth grade Nantucket Adventure. After a hearty Brass Lantern breakfast, their first day started with Read More >

For the 17th year, Nantucket will be the setting for the Nantucket Wine Festival, which takes place from May 14 – 17, 2014.  Over the years, the Nantucket Wine Festival has become one of the most celebrated and respected wine and food events in the country. All of the main events – the Harbor Gala, Read More >

This week, April 14-17, the Brass Lantern for the thirteenth year hosted the annual Nantucket Bike Trip for the Garden School, a small private school in New York.  This year, the group had grown to 67 cyclists – students from 12 – 18, teachers and parents – and filled the Brass Lantern and our two Read More >

Our new website is now LIVE and we want to give you a ‘sneak’ peek. The new site is a ‘responsive’ website and easily viewable on all devices – so you can read about the Inn, plan your vacation and book your stay whether you are using your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.  It has Read More >

Nantucket Island has – again – receive a ‘best of’ accolade! TripAdvisor has named Nantucket as eighth in America’s Top Ten Most Desirable Islands in a Travelers’ Choice Islands poll. The world’s largest travel website utilized the criteria of quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions over a twelve-month period to Read More >

People tend to make their reservations for a Nantucket getaway well in advance – especially when their reservations are for one of Nantucket’s most popular festivals, Christmas Stroll, which takes place the first weekend after Thanksgiving. Our location, 30 miles out to sea, and our identity as a destination resort, require a considerable amount of Read More >

Nantucket Island, 30 miles out to sea, has a reputation for lots of things – world class destination resort, enclave for the very rich, not so rich and semi-famous, and, my personal favorite, the Island of misfit toys! Nantucket also has 35 miles of bike trails, wonderful beaches and close to 50% of the land Read More >

Nantucket is its own little world – one of the neat (or, most of the time neat) things about living here. One of the ‘own little world’ aspects is weather… I am not a weather geek – so the following observations are simply based on having lived on Island for thirteen years. Foliage and Unitarian Read More >