Willis the dog in the dog run at Brass Lantern Inn

Nantucket is a very pet-friendly Island, and the Brass Lantern Inn is happy to provide pet-friendly lodging, one of the few inns that welcome your four-legged friend.  Over the years, we have had countless well-behaved pet guests from mini Chihuahuas to Bernese mountain dogs – and most sizes in between.

Upon arrival, the Brass Lantern Inn will welcome your pet with:

  • A yummy treat
  • A cozy ‘right-sized’ dog bed, with or without crate
  • Food and water bowls
  • And a beach towel.

In addition to the wonderful pet care package we provide, Brass Lantern Inn just recently added a gated dog-run with a fire hydrant and all! A great place for your dogs to socialize and be kept safe. We will also provide you with a list of dog-friendly restaurants, places to go with your dog and names and numbers for pet supply stores and services.

Nantucket Pet-Centered Activities

Walking your dog in town or on the many dog walks will lead to friendly greetings and dog-centered conversations.  There are many locations for both on- and off-leash walking with your dog on Nantucket, in town and on conservation land and beaches (see map).  Dogs are allowed on beaches that are not life-guarded. View the top Nantucket dog walking trails.

Policies for Our Nantucket Pet-Friendly Lodging

We welcome well-behaved dogs up to 65 lbs. with the following expectations:

  • No more than two dogs per room
  • Dogs should not be left alone in your guest room
  • Dogs must be leashed everywhere (except in your room) in the Brass Lantern Inn, the Inn garden and patio and in Town
  • Dogs are not allowed in the Dining Room during breakfast. You may take your breakfast out to the Patio and Garden to enjoy with your pet!
  • Any damages caused by your pet will be added to your bill
  • Not all rooms are pet friendly. Pet Friendly rooms include; Mary MitchellBarclay, CampanulaPrimroseForsythia and Hydrangea.
  • Certain dog breeds (or mixes) are regarded as potentially dangerous and may not come to the Brass Lantern; these include Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Wolf Hybrids, Dobermans, Bull Mastiff, Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute.
  • We have several dog crates available; if your pet is crate trained, and you are not bringing your own crate, please let us know so we can reserve a Brass Lantern crate for you.

The pet fee is $25 per day per dog. If you have additional questions, please call the Brass Lantern Inn – 508-228-4064.

In case of emergencies, the Nantucket Animal Hospital, as well as a mobile vet, are available.