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 >

If you are looking for something new and fun to do on the island and like me, you are a photo lover always looking for a great shot to bring back home (and make your friends super jealous), don’t go any further… We have the perfect activity for you – a photography tour! Treat yourself 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Nantucket is a little island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, 45 square miles in area and most of our supplies, whether bricks for building for food for the table, comes over on the Steamship Authority ferries and barges. In recent years however, Nantucket has experienced a resurgence of farming and locally grown Read More >

Fourth of July on Nantucket is reminiscent of our childhood memories – and you can re-live those happy times with a Nantucket Fourth of July celebration! This day’s worth of events begin at 9 am with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Orange Street. Read More >

For hundreds of years, Nantucket has welcomed people from other countries to our Island.  During the nineteenth century and the whaling years, Portuguese, Azoreans and African Americans were integral in the success of Nantucket whaling industry. More recently, and with the help of H2B and J1 visas, people from Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, Nepal, Bulgaria, Read More >