There are many challenges in transforming a Greek revival style home built in 1847 into a welcoming bed and breakfast inn for today’s guests. Fortunately, the Brass Lantern has been welcoming guests for almost a hundred years, since the 1920’s when it was the Parker House.  Over the years, bathrooms were fitted into the original rooms, the Read More >

Okay, we get it, sometimes traveling with your dog can be a hassle. From where to eat out or where to stay, it can be a lot of work planning a vacation with your furry friend!  Luckily, Nantucket Island is super dog-friendly and makes it incredibly easy for Fido to join you on your favorite beach vacations! For a Read More >

Spring Forward with a Trip to Pet Friendly Nantucket Guest Blogger, Alexandra Barlowe Nantucket in the spring is a dog’s paradise. As the island begins to wake back up from its winter slumber, with tiny daffodils budding and shops and restaurants starting to open back up for the season, the island offers an oasis of wide-open beach Read More >

During the winter of 2017, we worked with Nantucket Looms to complete the final steps steps in the three year long renovation of the Brass Lantern. We renovated the last few ‘yet to be renovated’ guest rooms and also enhanced our Sitting Room and Kitchen. As you can see in the photos below, our Sitting Room now provides 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 >

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 >