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New Things to Look Forward to in 2017…

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1. Hot Dates, Cool Rates 2017…
Get a jump start on planning your favorite time of year- summer on Nantucket! Nantucket Island Resorts’ Hot Dates Cool Rates guarantee the lowest rates of the season at all five hotels. And Nantucket Insiders know to get those reservations booked early for the dates you want and your favorite room!
Spring rates start as low as $195 per night.

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2. Mini Mixers and Makers…
White Elephant and White Elephant Village are known for their incredible kid friendly amenities and Nantucket is known for its delicious cuisine, so White Elephant’s new  mini- chef program is a perfect activity for Nantucket’s youngest foodies. Little guests of the hotel and the Village will have the opportunity to don aprons, sprinkle and stir with our professionals at Brant Point Grill this summer. Stay tuned for more info on this adorable activity here on Nantucket Insider.

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3.  The Keys to Your Own BMW…
Now in its fifth year, White Elephant and White Elephant Village‘s amazing partnership with BMW continues to offer a very special guest drive amenity –  your own exclusive BMW vehicle for the duration of your stay. 2017 models include the sporty XDrive40e, a 650i xDrive Convertible, and a i3 REX.
These vehicles are available for select accommodations. Click here for more details.

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4. Raising the Bar at TOPPER’S…
TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet has long been a favorite spot for sipping sundowner cocktails on the hotel’s lush lawn overlooking the bay. Now there will be a few new reasons to enjoy a toast at TOPPER’S. The elegant Saturday and Sunday brunch service will  feature a Bloody Mary bar, complete with delicious fixings for creating your own personalized brunch beverage, and maybe a baker’s dozen of local Retsyo Oysters to go with it.
While TOPPER’S cocktail menu may has many tempting creations to choose from, the 2017 menu is set to include a few mini versions of cocktails highlighting local Triple Eight vodka, so you can sample more than one (or two!).

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5. Join the Crew at Nantucket Boat Basin…
Nantucket Boat Basin really caters to boaters’ children with fun amenities and friendly staffers often armed with little surprises to hand out to mini mariners along the docks. For 2017 look for a few enhancements to the Boat Basin’s kid friendly offerings, like an interactive calendar loaded with events and Nantucket happenings for children and families, scavenger hunt prizes like tokens for free ice cream cones at nearby Stars Ice Cream. And don’t forgot to check in with the Boat Basin concierge office to borrow fishing gear for the Boat Basin’s ‘Rock the Dock Scup Cup’!

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6. Summer on Nantucket for More Nights, Less Money…
Who doesn’t want to spend at least three nights on Nantucket this summer? Get the best rates for any three consecutive night stay at Jared Coffin House, White Elephant, White Elephant Village or The Wauwinet by booking dates included in Nantucket Island Resorts “Summer for Less” promotion. To learn more click here.

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Test Drives for the Road and the Bikepath by BMW…

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August is full of excitement on Nantucket, and Nantucket Race Week is no exception. This 9-day event encompassing, regattas, award ceremonies, and parties is for many, a highlight of the summer season.

With all of this activity on the island, Nantucket Insiders will admit; it can require some extra patience to get where you’re going! To make your driving experience so much more comfortable this week, BMW is offering test drives out of four locations as a Presenting Sponsor and the Official Vehicle of Nantucket Race Week. In addition to providing a luxurious ride through Nantucket, BMW is also sponsoring some key events of Nantucket Race Week, including a special dinner with a presentation of the America’s Cup Trophy by Tucker Thompson. 

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White Elephant Hotel (from Wednesday- Saturday) and The Wauwinet (on Friday) are two of the home bases where you can test drive one of the vehicles- including several models of the revolutionary iSeries. 

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In conjunction with the vehicle test drives, BMW also has four BMW Cruise E-Bikes for guests to take for a spin. Among other appealing features (like its sporty, sleek design and comfortable seat) this bike boasts a 250 W electric motor to power pedal support up to 15.5 mph! And an on-board computer provides shift cues for maximum performance. 

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BMW Has Its “i’s” on Nantucket…

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BMW 7Series Sedan Courtesy Car at White Elephant Village

Since 2011 BMW has had a unique partnership with White Elephant and White Elephant Village. The luxury car company has positioned its sleek and sporty 7 Series sedans at the hotels for guests to enjoy chauffered drives to various in town locations. There are also a few added perks to staying in a 3-Bedroom Residence at White Elephant Village or the White Elephant Loft at Easy Street– namely a complimentary BMW to drive during your stay! 

It’s a fact that visitors flock to Nantucket during the peak of summer and few actually travel with their own vehicle, so the setting seems right to enjoy a test drive in a fun, zippy car. BMW has brought a fleet a of their new i3s to Nantucket for a unique test drive experience. 

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The cars themselves are compact (yet surprisingly spacious inside) combining efficiency and style in features like coach style doors and renewable natural fibers and materials throughout the interior. The BMW i3 is an electric drive vehicle, replacing test drivers’ experience with the pump nozzle with that of a charging station. With several charging stations on Nantucket, this has been no problem for the test drivers, not to mention that the cars do have a range of 80-100 miles after charging. 

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BMW iSeries test drives have been in demand since the test drive event kicked off on July 25 and they will continue until August 7. The event’s head quarters can be found at White Elephant Hotel, but products reps are also making visits to other popular places around Nantucket to offer test drives and even shuttling visitors to the beach! 

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To reserve a test drive in one of the cars, simply stop by White Elephant Hotel where you will find a BMW representative stationed just outside the hotel. Or click here to register online! 

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