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 >

“Small but fascinating and creatively designed museum. Great way to get a sense not only of the history of whaling as an industry but of the history of Nantucket and, in fact, of the economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States.” – was recently posted by EarthTraveler58 on TripAdvisor…and we couldn’t agree more! Read More >

Sailboat rounding Brant Point on a sunny summer’s day It may be too cold right now for sailing round Brant Point Lighthouse – but, at least according to Punxsutawney Phil, spring will be early this year – just around the corner.  Here is the current festival and event calendar for 2013: April 26 – 28 – Daffodil Read More >

First the Plungers rush in – then they rush out! Nantucket’s Thanksgiving Day begins with the “Cold Turkey Plunge” at Children’s Beach when hundreds of stalwart swimmers run into the chilly water – and run right back out again! The Plunge is a fundraiser to benefit the Weezie Children’s Library at the Nantucket Atheneum and Read More >

So, you have gotten your dog to “sit”, “stay”, “down” and “leave it” – now you can add “tunnel”, “A-frame”, “ramp”, “weave poles”, and “jump” as you run along side pointing and turning! Dog Agility is more than a fast-growing trend – it is an opportunity for you to work as a team with your Read More >

Dodger at Tupancy Links,sailboats in the distance The Island of Nantucket is nirvana for dogs.  Almost one half of the land on Nantucket is under conservation and there are hundreds of acres that are available for off leash dog walking – Sanford Farms, Tupancy Links, the Gardiner Property, Lost Farm.  NantucketDogWalk has great information on the abundant Read More >

Just a few blocks from the Brass Lantern Inn, there are several new restaurants to try out… If you have been to Nantucket during the past 10 years, you will remember the Even Keel, a popular Main Street restaurant. At any time of the day, you would see people milling about, waiting for their table and Read More >

On Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2011, we hosted eight active military and veterans and their families for a free night at the Brass Lantern on Nantucket, part of the BnB for Vets program.  Most of the guests were couples but one young couple, Justin and Andrea, brought their ten-month old son with them and stayed Read More >