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ISLE AU HAUT LIGHT STATION (Maine)
The Keeper's House, Jeff & Judi Burke, P.O. Box 26, Isle Au Haut, ME 04645 Phone (207) 367-2261 or website: www.keepershouse.com
Guests at the Isle Au Haut Lighthouse arrive on the mail boat from Stonington, a six-mile-long cruise winding among the islands of Penobscot Bay. Half the island is a designated wilderness - part of Acadia National Park, a short walk from bed and breakfast's door. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and fully restored, The Keeper's House survives without telephones, electric lines, or auto traffic. Evening lighting is provided by the glow of gaslight, kerosene lanterns and the subtle rose-colored pulse from the light tower. Bikes are available for visiting the fishing village and a swimming pond. Three healthy and delicious gourmet meals are included in the rates.
Please write or call for reservations or additional information.
POPHAM BEACH LIFE SAVING STATION B&B (Maine)
Popham Beach Bed & Breakfast
4 Riverview Avenue, Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone (207) 389-2409 or website: www.pophambeachbandb.com
Open from early May until late October. Comfortable, bright, airy rooms, all tastefully decorated, from a suite with private bath and water views to a double room with shared bath. Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Two night minimum stay is required on weekends. They require a one-night deposit within seven (7) days of booking to conform your reservations. Please call for room charge.
THE LIGHTHOUSE INN (Massachusetts)
One Lighthouse Inn Road - Box 128, West Dennis, MA 02670
Phone (508) 398-5658 or website: www.lighthouseinn.com
Built in 1855, the Bass River Lighthouse was government owned until 1914 when it was decommissioned and sold at auction. In 1938, the property became The Lighthouse Inn. Still owned and operated by the Stone Family, The Lighthouse Inn reactivated its lens in 1989 and is now known as the West Dennis Light. The Lighthouse Inn features sixty-one rooms and cottages (with working fireplaces) spread across nine oceanfront acres. The Lighthouse Inn features seven hundred feet of private beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, cocktail lounge and an oceanfront dining room. Rates include full American breakfast (and dinner if desired). Seasonal, open May through October. July and August features a daily children's program.
ROSE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (Rhode Island)
Rose Island Foundation
P.O Box 1419, Newport, RI 02840
Phone (401) 847-4242 or website: www.roseislandlighthouse.org
Lovingly restored, turn-of-the-century lighthouse on Rose Island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island welcomes nightly guests in two first floor bedrooms and weekly guests in modern second floor keeper's apartment. Reasonable rates. Rental of keeper's apartment includes an hour's worth of daily record-keeping and maintenance chores. Linens provided and children welcome, but no pets or smoking allowed. Bring your own picnic or barbecue dinner and breakfast for the following morning. Open all year. Brochure available upon request.
SAUGERTIES LIGHTHOUSE (on the Hudson River, New York)
Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
P.O. Box 654, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone (914) 246-4380 or website: www.saugertieslighthouse.com
The station is open weekends and holidays throughout the summer and other times by appointment. They have two guest rooms overlooking the Hudson River. There is no smoking in the building. Pets are welcome. Linens are furnished. Breakfast is included.
EAST BROTHER LIGHT STATION (San Francisco Bay area)
East Brother Light Station, Inc.
117 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801
Phone (510) 233-2385 or website: www.ebls.org
East Brother Light Station was constructed in 1873-74 and was one of the second group of lighthouses to be built along the west coast of the United States. Of the 17 lighthouses eventually built in and around San Francisco Bay, East Brother is the oldest that is still in operation. Accommodations are available Thursday through Sunday. Bedrooms with bay views are furnished with antiques. Included in the package is boat transportation from the Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor, five-course gourmet dinner with complimentary wine, aperitifs, and a full hot breakfast. The keepers will provide a tour of the island.
PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE AND AYH-HOSTEL
Perched on a cliff 50 miles south of San Francisco on California's coast, this hostel provides an oceanside retreat. Originally serving as Coast Guard family dwellings, four modern bungalows provide overnight lodging for up to 50 hostellers of all ages. The bungalows have three male or female bunkrooms, with separate bunkrooms available for families and couples. Shared bathrooms with hot showers, fully equipped kitchens and living rooms. The Fog Signal Building now serves as the recreation and meeting room. Guests may rent an outdoor hot tub during the evening hours. Prepaid reservations are recommended. Call during office hours - 7:30 to 9:30 am and 4:30 to 9:30 pm - to check availability. Deposit of 1st night's fee must be received within seven days of phone call. Nonmembers pay higher fee but AYH memberships are sold at the hostel.
LIGHTHOUSE INN AT POINT CABRILLO
Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo
45300 Lighthouse Road, P.O. Box 641 , Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone 866-937-6124 or 707-937-6124
The new Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo, a unique and historical bed and breakfast (just north of Mendocino , California ) is located in the beautifully restored, turn of the century, Head Lightkeepers House overlooking the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Light Station. The Inn is surrounded by a 300-acre Nature Preserve with breath taking views of the coastal bluffs, headlands, wildlife, and the excitingly moody Pacific Ocean .
POINT MONTARA LIGHTHOUSE AND AYH-HOSTEL
16th Street/Hwy 1, Montara, CA 94037
Phone (650) 728-7177 or website: www.norcalhostels.org/montara/index.html
Less than 25 miles south of San Francisco, on the rugged California coast, the historic Point Montara Fog Signal and Light Station has been restored and revitalized as a hostel. A mix of modern and turn-of-the-century buildings, the hostel offers eight bedrooms, two kitchens with ocean views, two common rooms, laundry facilities, and a community room that can fit large groups for day or evening events. All guests share fully-equipped kitchens, common rooms and bathrooms with hot showers. Special rooms for families and couples are available by reservation. Guests may rent an outdoor hot tub during the evening hours. Limited disabled access. Please contact the hostel during their business hours - 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. - for information.
POINT ARENA LIGHTHOUSE VACATION RENTALS
Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc
P.O. Box 11, Point Arena, CA 95468
Phone (707) 882-2777 or website www.mcn.org/1/palight/
Three of the four modern ranch-style homes are for rent. Nightly rates vary according to how many individuals are staying in the house. Discounts apply for longer stays and United States Lighthouse Society members.
HECETA LIGHT STATION (Oregon)
92072 Hwy 101 South, Yachats, OR 97498
Phone (541) 547-3696 or website: www.hecetalighthouse.com
Operated by the Korgan family, this former duplex keeper's dwelling offers quaint, cozy rooms, stunning views and includes a seven-course breakfast and a tour of the lighthouse. They accept quests Thursday through Monday nights. If you stay Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday extensions are available. Special Arrangements to cook your own dinner cam be made Heceta House may also be reserved for parties, weddings, and special events. Resident caretakers will be on hand to check you in and out and answer any questions you might have.
BROWNS POINT LIGHTHOUSE (Washington)
Points Northeast Historical Society
6622 Eastside Drive N.E., P.M.B. 135 Browns Point, WA 98422
Phone: (253) 927-2536 or website: www.pointsnortheast.org/cottage.html
Experience life as a lighthouse keeper... the Points Northeast Historical Society invites you to become a light keeper for a one-week tour of duty. Become part of the history of this Washington Landmark as you: conduct tours of the lighthouse grounds and facilities; provide general daily, light chores; enrich your own life and experiences knowing you have shared your knowledge and have become part of a growing tradition of light keepers. Some specifics … tour of duty is Sunday-to-Sunday - minimum two adults, maximum six people
NEW DUNGENESS LIGHTHOUSE (Washington)
New Dungeness Lighthouse
P.O. Box 1283, Sequim, WA 98382
Phone (360) 683-9166 or website: www.newdungenesslighthouse.com
The New Dungeness Light Station is one of the oldest lighthouse in the Northwest. It is located at the tip of the nearly five mile long Dungeness Spit in Sequim, Washington. The Lighthouse has been in continuous operation, providing navigational aid since 1857, and is currently in excellent condition.
NORTH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S HOUSE (Washington)
Cape Disappointment (formerly Fort Canby) State Park
P.O. Box 488, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone (360) 642-3078 or for reservations 1-888-CAMPOUT
website 1: www.fortcanby.org
website 2: Cape Disappointment State Park
The North Head Lighthouse at Fort Canby is open to the public. It stands 174 feet above the Pacific, giving an expansive view of the ocean and visitors can enjoy hiking, surf fishing, beach combing and seasonal whale watching. The sunset is breathtaking! There are two keeper's dwellings, each sleep six and are beautifully furnished. They also include a standard kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven, and television with VCR. Linens are provided.
POINT NO POINT LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DUPLEX (Washington)
Point No Point Lighthouse
U.S. Lighthouse Society
9005 Point No Point Road NE, Hansville, WA 98340
Phone (415) 362-7255
Website 1: www.uslhs.org/resources_vacation_rental.php
The Point No Point Lighthouse, built in 1879, is considered to be the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound. Now, with the cooperation of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, Kitsap County Parks and the Friends of Point No Point, the historic lighthouse Keeper's home has opened as a vacation rental. The unit includes a standard kitchen with dishwasher, microwave oven, and television with DVD. Linens are provided.
BIG SABLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE (Lake Michigan, Michigan)
Big Sable Lighthouse Keepers Association
P.O. Box 673, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone (231) 845-7343 or website: www.bigsablelighthouse.org
The Association recruits volunteers, who take turns living at the light station for two weeks stints throughout the summer. The volunteers give tours and perform minor maintenance.
BIG BAY POINT LIGHTHOUSE (Lake Superior, Michigan)
#3 Lighthouse Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Phone (906) 345-9957 or website: www.bigbaylighthouse.com/
Off the beaten path, so it takes a little extra time to get here. The eighteen-room inn has seven guest rooms, five with private bath, a common living room, dining room, and library, as well as a sauna in the tower. Once here, you will be captivated by the pristine environment and fantastic scenery. We're in the foothills of the Huron Mountains and within 15 miles there are many picturesque lakes, streams and 19 waterfalls. Plenty of hiking, biking and ski trails available. Bring compass, camera and film and a pair of warm slippers. Full breakfast is served each morning in the dining room and is included in the room rate. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and casual. Reservations and a deposit are required. This is an adult-only bed and breakfast. Weekend stays between July 1 and October 31 require a minimum stay of two nights.
BRADDOCK POINT LIGHTHOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST (Lake Ontario, New York)
This majestic jewel has been restored to its original Victorian grace and splendor and is now open seasonally as a truly unique Bed and Breakfast. Have the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience what it is like to live in an historical lighthouse perched on the shores of Lake Ontario near Rochester NY.
JACOBSVILLE LIGHTHOUSE INN BED AND BREAKFAST (Lake Superior, Michigan)
38741 Jacobs Street Lake Linden, Michigan, 49945
Phone (906) 523-4137 or website: www.jacobsvillelighthouse.com
A Michigan Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast on Lake Superior. Come and enjoy this quiet and beautiful setting. Relax, go boating, take walks, enjoy the scenery or visit the interesting towns or lighthouses in the area.
SAND HILLS LIGHTHOUSE (Lake Superior, Michigan)
Sand Hill Lighthouse Inn
5 Mile Point Road, P.O. Box 414, Ahmeek, MI 49901
Phone (906) 337-1744 or website: www.sandhillslighthouseinn.com
Available year round. This bed and breakfast has 27 rooms with 8 bedrooms with their own private bath. This is a full-service bed and breakfast.
TWO HARBORS LIGHTHOUSE (Lake Superior, Minnesota)
Lake County Historical Society
P.O. Box 128, Two Harbors, MN 55616-0128
(888) 832-5606 or web site www.lighthousebb.org
Open year-round and welcomes paddlers, biking enthusiasts, winter sports participants and hikers. Our accommodations offer the lakeshore grandeur and immediate access to North Shore scenery from the comfort of a B&B that is a home during your stay. No pets, smoke free.
SELKIRK LIGHTHOUSE (Lake Ontario, New York)
P.O. Box 228, R.F.D. 2 Lake Road, Pulaski, NY 13142-0228
Phone (315) 298-6688 or website: www.maine.com/lights/
Situated only thirty minutes north of Syracuse, New York, and only an hour south of the Canadian border, this is a fully furnished stone residence with a working beacon on Lake Ontario. The first floor consists of a fully applianced kitchen/dining room, freshly renovated bath with shower, living room (w/cable television & HBO) and one bedroom with a double bed. The second floor consists of two bedrooms and a large living/bedroom, with three double and two single beds on that level. The third floor is unfinished. An original handcrafted wooden spiral staircase leads from the third floor to the old-style birdcage lantern room and railed exterior walkway. All linens, blankets, utensils, pots, pans, dishes, and appliances (including toaster and coffee percolator) are provided. Bring only your clothes, your friends, and your enthusiasm. Arrangements can be made for the rental of outboard boats, canoes, boat slips or charter fishing trips on the grounds. Rental proceeds are committed to an ongoing total rehabilitation, estimated at more than $75,000. Rates are adjusted seasonally. For those interested in extended stays, weekly, monthly, or package rates will be provided on request. Contact the keeper for further information, reservations, or special arrangements. The site participates in the U.S. Lighthouse Society's Passport Program.
TIBBETT'S POINT LIGHTHOUSE (Lake Ontario at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River, New York)
Tibbett's Point Lighthouse Hostel HI-AYH, Inc.
33439 County Route 6, Cape Vincent, NY 13618
Phone (315) 654-3450
or website: Hostelling International
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The youth hostel at Tibbett's Point Lighthouse has 24 beds. Hostellers stay in the former keeper's quarters of this historic, still functioning, lighthouse, which has been guiding ships between the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario since 1827. The hostel is a short ferry ride from Kingston, Ontario. The hostel operates between May 15 and October 15, offering dormitory-style lodging for members of the American Youth Hostel.
INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE INNS
CAPE ANGUILLE LIGHTHOUSE INN (Newfoundland)
Linkum Tours Ltd., Box 652, Corner Brook, Newfoundland A2H 6G1
Phone 1-877-254-6586 or website: Cape Anguille Lighthouse Inn
An idyllic setting for strolls along the beach or the hills behind our operational lighthouse. Our century-old Lightkeeper's Inn welcomes you at the southwestern tip of Newfoundland. Birdwatchers will be enthralled with the variety but any nature lover will appreciate the eagles and osprey patrolling the cliffs.
QUIRPON LIGHTHOUSE INN (Newfoundland)
Linkum Tours Ltd., Box 652, Corner Brook, Newfoundland A2H 6G1
Phone 1-877-254-6586 or website: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn
A unique "Iceberg Alley" experience. Our island is ideal for iceberg and whale watching in Newfoundland. Sleep in the well appointed Lightkeeper's home and spend your days wandering the cliffs or nestled in the indooor whale watching station. From our lighthouse you can see L'Anse aux Meadows where 1,000 years ago Vikings arrived in North America. To quote the New York Post, "It is a setting Captain Ahab would give his other leg for."
WEST POINT LIGHTHOUSE (Prince Edward Island - Canada)
P.O. Box 429, O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, CANADA C0B 1V0
Phone (902) 859-3605 or website: www.peisland.com/westpoint/light.htm
Open from June 1 to September 29. Nine guest rooms, seven with private bath, two with shared bath have been furnished to recreate the era of the lightkeepers. Rooms may be rented individually or with package plans. The lighthouse is at West Point, at the southwestern tip of Prince Edward Island, an hour by car from the Border Ferry Terminal, 45 minutes from Summerside and 20 minutes from the Island's newest resort, Mill River. The town of West Point is on Lady Slipper Scenic Drive, Rte 14 (off Rte 2). Surrounding the site is the Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, ideal for camping, picnicking and beach activities.
RUA REIDH LIGHTHOUSE (Scotland)
Situated on a remote peninsula in the North-West Scottish Highlands, 12 miles from the village of Gairloch and 3 miles from the nearest dwelling, Rua Reidh Lighthouse is a unique and exciting place to 'get away from it all'.
THE LIGHTHOUSE (Wales - Great Britain)
Marine Drive, Great Ormes Head, Landudno, Conwy, North Wales, LL3O 2XD GREAT BRITAIN
Phone 011 44 1492 876 819 or website: www.lighthouse-llandudno.co.uk
Stunning fortress-like lighthouse is open throughout the year. Children are welcome when sharing a room with their parents.