The Brass Lantern is open – and we are so pleased with our many guests who have visited this summer! We will provide updated COVID-19 information here.

On July 24, the Massachusetts governor issued a new restriction for out-of-state travelers, from all states except the New England states, New York, and Hawaii. Effective August 1, visitors from these states must either have a negative result to a COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival or self-quarantine for 14 days. Since August 1, this list has changed from up to as many as 10 states back down to just a few close states, based on the evolving metrics. Here is a link to the map of current lower risk states. Please visit the State COVID information page for more information and an attestation form. If you have questions or concerns regarding your travel, please call the Inn at 508-228-4064.

At the Brass Lantern, we are evolving the way we operate in the age of COVID. To protect our guests and our staff, there have been changes in how we operate – touchless check-Safe Stay Logo with the AHLAin, communication via text message (fresh towels? – done!), and a new way of offering breakfast – no buffets for now – but made to order breakfast trays!. Our room decor has been simplified by removing decorative pillows, bolsters and magazines –  and required face masks has become a fashion item.  Our housekeeping methods – while always thorough and praised by guests – follows the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) COVID specific cleaning protocols for sanitizing and disinfecting. We are proud to join the  the Safe Stay initiative which is designed to standardize the hotel industry’s cleaning and safety protocols to ensure both hotel guests and employees are confident to work and stay once travel resumes.

On Nantucket, restaurants (and shops) are open with limits on the number of shoppers or diners at one time, the Town has closed several streets to create European-style dining plazas for more delightful outside dining. Restaurants are now able to serve inside with social distancing and you can also order your lunch or dinner for take-out to dine back at the Brass Lantern on the Patio or in the Dining Room.. We will continue to update changes as they evolve. The Whaling Museum is open and our cultural organizations have evolved to welcome Nantucket visitors.

Nantucket is still here and a Nantucket holiday this year will offer lots of time exploring the miles of beaches, bike paths and the miles and miles of walking trails in our conservation lands. Did you know that 50% of Nantucket Island is conservation land?

See you on Island – and stay well!