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Lighthouses You Can Stay At

United States


Alcatraz Island - San Francisco Bay
The Alcatraz Work Service Project/Overnight Program is truly a unique experience. Groups travel by ferry to Alcatraz on a Saturday afternoon to perform a 1-2 hour work project, such as vegetation management or cellhouse maintenance. After the work project, groups receive a guided tour by a Park Ranger. At night you can cook you dinner over the barbecue we have waiting for you on the island. At the end of the evening, groups retire to their individual cells in the D-Block.

Due to high demand groups are selected by a lottery system. Each year we accept letters of interest between November 1-30 only for dates scheduled for the following year. Dates are pre-scheduled by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and assigned as groups are chosen from the lottery. Dates cannot be rescheduled.

The cost of the Alcatraz Overnight Program is $1,250.00 and the maximum group size is 35. There are additional age and insurance requirements.

East Brother Light Station - An Island Bed & Breakfast - Point Richmond
East Brother Light Station is a beautifully restored Victorian Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast inn perched atop an island in the straits that separate San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. It is operated by a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation for the benefit of the public. While only minutes from shore (accessible only by boat) and less than an hour from San Francisco, this historic lighthouse is close enough for a weekend jaunt and yet a world away.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel - Pescadero
Originating in Europe, hostels provide travelers of all ages an inexpensive, friendly atmosphere for spending the night. There are nearly 200 Hostelling International hostels from coast to coast. Hostellers provide their own linens and clean up after themselves; it is this self-help system which allows hostels to be inexpensive and to offer a friendly, cooperative spirit. Groups will discover that hostelling strengthens their programs. Day use for groups is available for an additional fee. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse hostel is operated by the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International, a nonprofit membership organization, with cooperation from the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the United States Coast Guard.

Point Arena Lighthouse - Point Arena
Our dream homes are available for your vacation pleasure. Each three bedroom, two bath home is fully furnished with food preparation and dining facilities, a large wood-burning heat stove, satellite TV, VCR, and the most beautiful of ocean views. Adjacent to each home is a picnic table and lawn chairs; close by is our Gazebo.

Point Montara Youth Hostel - Point Montara
On the rugged California coast, 25 miles south of San Francisco, historic 1875 lighthouse and turn-of-the-century buildings have been preserved and restored by HI-AYH and the California Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Coast Guard.

Explore the coastline; watch annual gray whale migration (Nov-April). Visit the nearby James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a four-mile stretch of tide pools full of starfish, crabs, mussels, abalone, and sea anemones. Enjoy beaches, swim, surf, kayak, jog, horseback ride, windsurf and bicycle along the shore

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Lighthouse Valleyview Bed and Breakfast Inn - Dubuque
This unique country inn sits atop the hill, overlooking the Valley of the Little Maquoketa River.

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The Keeper's House Inn - Isle Au Haut
The ultimate stay if you ever wanted to stay at a lighthouse. At Robinson's Point on the western side of Isle Au Haut in Penobscot Bay. 3 Meals served. Dinners are of gourmet quality. There is no electricity in the house, although there is running water (w/ hot showers). Lighthouse is provided by candles or oil lamps.

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The Lighthouse Inn - West Dennis
This lighthouse, now converted into a full service Inn, sits along Nantucket Sound on the southern side of Cape Cod.

Race Point Lighthouse - Provincetown
You and your family can spend up to four nights as our guests at this historical site - Race Point Lighthouse, located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Keeper's house has three bedrooms upstairs. Your Keeper family will stay in the bedroom located on the first floor. The half-bath on the first floor and the full-bath on the second floor are shared. Our house has many amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a gas oven, two refrigerators and two outdoor grills. All beds have pillows and blankets. Be sure to bring bed linens, towels, food and drinking water for your stay. House water is used for everything except drinking.

Thacher Island Twin Lights - Thacher Island, near Rockport
Many people call to ask if they can stay overnight on the island. The answer is yes! We have a couple of ways - camping at Carroll's Campground on the island or staying in the keepers house. See the Thacher Island Association website for more information about staying in either place.

Wings Neck Lighthouse - Near Pocasset
The Wings Neck Lighthouse is an incredibly unique and historic property. Formerly a US Coast Guard Lighthouse, the property was auctioned in the 1940's. The light tower still stands attached by a breezeway to a three bedroom keepers home. Located at the tip of Wings Neck Point, in the town Pocasset on Cape Cod, the house has one of the most fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean ever experienced. Situated literally inches from the water, the rocky slopes are beautiful and traditionally New England. The house was completely renovated in 2003 and is now available for weekly rental year round.

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Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast - Big Bay
High atop a cliff jutting into the clear, deep waters of Lake Superior, MI, the Big Bay Point Lighthouse beckons travelers in search of a secluded retreat from modern life. This unique bed-and-breakfast inn is one of the few surviving resident lighthouses in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

DeTour Lighthouse Keeper Program
The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society's Keeper's Program is a wonderful, unique opportunity to experience life as a lighthouse keeper on a 1931 offshore historic lighthouse, enjoy the magnificent views of beautiful scenery and freighters coming to and from Lake Huron at the mouth of the St. Mary's River, and to contribute to preservation of one of Michigan's magnificent maritime monuments.

Keepers will reside at the lighthouse for a few days (tentatively Friday through late Sunday), perform cleaning and maintenance tasks, greet visitors and give tours of the lighthouse, keep a log and prepare their own meals. Keepers must be in good physical condition, capable of making multiple trips up and down the vertical 20-foot pier ladders and to the top of the lighthouse.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse - Northport
Become a member of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse (Life Membership) and get one overnight stay in the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters (off season only)

Jacobsville Lighthouse Inn - Houghton
A Lighthouse Bed and breakfast make reservations now. A very traditional lighthouse with the house attached by a foyer. The lighthouse was originally built in 1869. Come and enjoy this quiet and beautiful setting. Relax, go boating, take walks, enjoy scenery or the many things to do in the entire area. The property is situated on 360 feet of lake frontage on beautiful Keweenaw Bay, Lake Superior.

Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn - Ahmeek
Step back in time and discover Michigan's best kept secret. Newly renovated as a bed and breakfast on the magnificent Keweenaw Peninsula, Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn now welcomes you to a memorable experience.

Whitefish Point Light Station - Paradise
History is waiting... Experience a night or two along Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast and capture the mystery, romance and human drama of a bygone era... Take in the majesty of Lake Superior's shoreline from the boardwalk or stroll along natural beach where Native Ojibway and the first European explorers gathered nearly 400 years ago. After dark, watch the northern lights and see millions of stars as you have never seen them before. Passing ships provide their own light show against the night horizon. We invite you to experience a few days along the infamous Shipwreck Coast at the oldest Light Station on Lake Superior. Bird watching is always a special treat, or just listening to the magnitude of the waves of awesome Superior.

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Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast - Two Harbors
The Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast Inn offers a restful escape, embellished by incomparable sunrises and sunsets over Lake Superior' North Shore and a close-up view of harbor activity.

Two Harbors Lighthouse B & B - Two Harbors
The Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast Inn offers a restful escape, embellished by incomparable sunrises and sunsets over Lake Superior's North Shore and a close-up view of harbor activity.

Built in 1892, the Two Harbors Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a working Lighthouse. Guests become assistant lighthouse keepers and in the tradition become registered keepers of the light during their stay.

As Assistant Lighthouse Keepers, guests contribute to the preservation of this historic lighthouse. Guests learn about the history of the Lighthouse and can participate in helping to maintain the Light Station. All proceeds are applied to the restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse.

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New York

Saugerties Lighthouse
There are two second floor bedrooms, each with a double bed. The smaller West room has windows facing both south down the Hudson and west down up the Esopus Creek towards town. The larger East room has two windows looking out on the river and is large enough to accommodate two air mattresses for children. Linens, towels, wash cloths and soap are provided. Guests make their own beds in the evening and take them down in the morning.

Selkirk Lighthouse - On Lake Ontario
The SELKIRK LIGHTHOUSE, also known in some historic literature as the SALMON RIVER LIGHTHOUSE, open to the public for daily, weekly and monthly rentals for most of the year, is not a B & B in the traditional sense. We treat it as a housekeeping setup, whereby we provide all linen, blankets, pillows, pots, pans, dishes, silver, appliances, etc., for someone to move in on short notice with no more than the clothes on their back. It is completely furnished, forced hot air oil-heated with a brand new system, and contains numerous personal memorabilia from my having used it as a personal residence for two years prior to opening it for rental when the demand became overwhelming. In essence, it is a complete waterfront home overlooking Lake Ontario and a working commercial harbor (seasonal) ready for occupancy by 6-8 people from April to mid-December annually.

Tibbetts Point Lighthouse - Cape Vincent
Tibbets Point Lighthouse Hostel is located at the point where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River meet. After the lighthouse became fully automated in 1976, the Victorian-era lightkeeper's quarters was converted to a hostel. Explore the Lighthouse Museum next door. In the town of Cape Vincent, visit the Historical Museum, Fisheries Station - Aquarium and Breakwater Gallery. Take the ferry from Cape Vincent for a day trip to Wolfe Island and Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast - Yachats
The Heceta Lighthouse and Light Keeper's house are The lighthouse is a working lighthouse. From a height of 205 feet above the ocean, it's "first order" Fresnel lens, casts it's beams some 21 miles out to sea. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast. It is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. The Queen Anne style Keeper's House has been restored to its original splendor. It now serves as an Interpretive Center by day and a Bed and Breakfast by night. The B & B welcomes guests year around. Guests are encouraged to view the lighthouse after dark, a rare experience. The awesome sight in the sky while standing at the base of the tower can only be described as "Magical." It is an experience you will never forget. It is so inspiring that it often leads to such life changing events as marriage proposals.

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Rhode Island

Rose Island Lighthouse - Lower Narragansett Bay, near Newport
In the shadows of the Newport Bridge, near Newport, Rhode Island. You can be the light keeper for a week!

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Browns Point Lighthouse - Browns Point
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 and 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.

New Dungeness Lighthouse - Sequim
The Light Station has been continuously staffed 24 hours a day since 1994 by Association members who serve as volunteer Keepers at their own expense, while serving one-week shifts. The Association membership has grown to 580 family units, composed of approximately 1,400 individuals. If you are not an Association member, and want the opportunity to be a volunteer Keeper, visit our Membership page to become a member.

North Head Lighthouse Keeper's House - Ilwaco (two residences)
For nearly 75 years, only the family of the North Head "light keeper" viewed the scenic beauty from these historic homes. Now, visitors can enjoy the recently remodeled accommodations, just a short walk away from the lighthouse. Three comfortable bedrooms await guests upstairs, two with queen beds and one with twin beds. Downstairs, beautifully furnished living rooms provide all the comforts of home.

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse B & B
Cape Schanck Lightstation Bed and Breakfast provides holiday accommodation 90 minutes from Melbourne, Victoria where you can relax, golf and explore the Mornington Peninsula towns of Sorrento, Rosebud and Boneo.

Make the Cape Schanck Lightstation your base whilst you discover the Mornington Peninsula. On the lightstation grounds are two guesthouses which can be booked by individual room or as a whole. Maximum accommodation onsite is 16 persons. Both of these cottages have been residences of the Lighthouse Keepers. Breakfast is supplied to the cottages if required.

The Cape Schanck Lightstation (with fully functioning beacon) offers visitors a unique glimpse of the past. The historic light is one of the few still operating as it did during the early 1800's. The Lightstation is open every day of the year for tours up the lighthouse or in the museum.

Green Cape Lighthouse - Ben Boyd National Park
Experience the peaceful, misty mornings and relentless pounding seas from the comfortable isolation of the lightstation. Two cottages that were previously the assistant keeper's residence have been carefully restored to offer superb three-and-a-half star heritage accommodation. Each contains a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bathroom, master bedroom (with queen sized bed), second bedroom (with two single beds) and family/lounge room (with sofa bed). Linen is available for hire. Each cottage can accommodate up to six people.

Smoky Cape Lighthouse B & B
This heritage listed house has been restored with 2 queen size bedrooms available for bed & breakfast accommodation on the north coast of NSW. Smoky Cape Lighthouse is sufficiently removed from the nearest community of South West Rocks (10 mins drive) to provide a secluded hideaway. For those wanting to get away from a crowded holiday atmosphere and yet be spoiled by natural beauty Smoky Cape Lighthouse is the ideal holiday location.

The rooms are comfortable with a queen size four poster bed, bath robes, TVs in rooms, guest sitting room, three course country breakfast.

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Laughing Lighthouse B & B - Prince Edward Island
Come stay with us at our lighthouse B & B. Enjoy the view of the red capes that PEI is famous for. Experience a star lit night by the pool and hot tub with the warmth of your own private fire. Stay includes private room with ensuite, private entrance, use of pool, hot tub and observatory, miles of secluded beachfront, gourmet breakfast. Come let the keeper of the light pamper you.

The Lighthouse Inn - Lighthouse Cove, Ontario
Since the turn-of-the-century, the area around the Thames River Lighthouse (now known as Lighthouse Cove), has been a well-traveled place.

In the early 1900's, large day-steamer boats sailed from Detroit to Chatham with hundreds of people on board. Some of them brought picnic lunches and others ate in the ship's dining room. It was an enjoyable day's outing in the years before the First World War.

For many years people have continued to enjoy a relaxing day around Lighthouse Cove; boating, sailing, fishing, bird-watching, waterfowl shooting, etc. In many different ways, enjoying a day in the company of good friends.

For over 40 years, people have been including a meal at the Lighthouse Inn as part of their day's plan. Terrific perch and pickerel dinners, seafood, Bar-B-Q ribs and steaks, homemade soups and desserts have been enjoyed by generations of guests and their friends from all over North America and other parts of the world.

Quirpon Lighthouse Inn - Quirpon Island, Newfoundland
A unique island experience in a 1922 light keeper's home on the shores of "Iceberg Alley".
Newfoundland's best location for viewing icebergs as the Labrador Current carries them south, Quirpon Island offers the longest iceberg viewing season in Newfoundland.

Swallowtail Inn B & B - Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick
The former residence of the two lighthouse keeper families has been restored into a B & B within site of the lighthouse.

West Point Lighthouse - Prince Edward Island
The West Point Lighthouse is a comfortable Inn, located in beautiful Prince Edward Island. Stay over night at the lighthouse and tuck yourself into one of our nine cozy guest rooms. All nine rooms have private baths; two have whirlpool baths. These rooms have been thoughtfully furnished to recreate the era of the light keepers.

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Vacation in a Lighthouse
Besides hotel and private accommodation, has a unique offer. Spend your holidays in Croatia in one of the LIGHTHOUSES on the beautiful islands and promontories.

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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages
Cantick Head Lighthouse is situated at the tip of the South Walls peninsula attached to the Orkney Island of Hoy overlooking Cantick Sound and the southern entrance to Scapa Flow in the Pentland Firth.

Private and secluded within an acre of walled grounds and over a mile from its nearest neighbour, Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages provide peace and tranquillity occasionally interrupted by the sound of the sea and calling of the birds. Dramatic scenery, bird, marine and plant life in abundance, mild climate and very little traffic serve to make the Islands of Hoy & South Walls an ideal base for walking and cycling.

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel
There are are several lighthouses in the UK in which you can stay, however only ONE that is a 4 Star Luxury Hotel - Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel. Built in 1815. The Lighthouse is still functioning. Offering the comforts of a small, unique luxury hotel and restaurant.

Old Higher Lighthouse
The lighthouse has four cottages within its grounds and it is Branscombe Lodge Cottage, a beautifully restored old paraffin store, which is available for holiday lets. At the time Fran & Les purchased the property in 1981 it had lain derelict for a number of years but it has now been lovingly restored without losing its unique character.

Sitting almost on Portland Bill Branscombe Lodge Cottage is peacefully situated up a quiet track and offers spectacular views from the lighthouse tower. It's ideal for walkers, ornithologists, photographers or those just wanting to get away from it all.

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse was constructed in 1862 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company who, with great attention to detail, built a fortress like building using dressed limestone and vast bulks of Canadian pitch pine.

The beacon remained a continuous warning to mariners until March 22nd 1985 when the optic was removed. It can now be viewed at the Visitor Centre on the summit of the Great Orme.

On entering the Lighthouse you are immediately impressed by one of the most interesting rooms, the Keeper's Hall. This has a unique 6m (19ft) pitch pine panelling and gallery, built merely to allow privacy between the two keepers and their families. Breakfast is taken in the North facing Victorian dining room, which allows guests to look down over a 100m (360ft) vertical drop whilst enjoying the traditional Welsh breakfast for which the Lighthouse is widely renowned.

West Usk Lighthouse
This cosy bed and breakfast is situated near the city of Newport, Gwent, overlooking the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel. It was named as one of the 'Most Romantic in Britain' by Cosmopolitan magazine. The lighthouse has been featured in most national magazines and newspapers, too numerous to mention. It has also been featured on many television shows, including The Big Breakfast Show, House Busters, My House & House to House. Recent articles in February this year were from The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday Times.

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Lochindaal House - Port Charlotte, Island of Islay
Lochindaal House started life as the Lighthouse Keeper's House for the Port Charlotte light on the Island of Islay - which lies off Scotland's south-west coast beyond the Island of Arran and The Mull of Kintyre and is reached daily by car/passenger ferry from Kennacriag on The Mull of Kintyre, and twice weekly from Oban.

The house has just undergone a major renovation both inside and out and is now a most comfortable desirable house which sits in its own 4 acres of land high above the shore, with a fabulous view over Loch Indaal to the Paps of Jura and the distant Scottish mainland. It is set back from the road leading to the distillery village of Bruichladdich - Islay boasts 7 whisky distilleries - about a ten-minute walk from the pretty Conservation Village of Port Charlotte (hotel/restaurants/PO Store), and about 12 miles from the village of Bowmore which boasts more shops (and another distillery).

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Places to stay while visiting lighthouses


Best Western Humbolt House Inn - Garberville
Situated at the entrance to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This delightful 76-room inn offers spacious pleasantly appointed rooms, most with a balcony. All rooms offer a refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, 25 television channels, and a complimentary continental breakfast which consists of seven pastries and breads, cereal, juices, coffee, tea and a complimentary morning paper served in our friendly Garden Room with mountain views and overlooking our pool and garden area. This is an outstanding way to start your day.

This hotel is right near the exit off of Route 101 that you take to get to Shelter Cove and the Cape Mendocino lighthouse.

Historic Requa Inn - Klamath
The Historic Requa Inn is a 10-room bed-and-breakfast inn located on the north California coast in the center of Redwood National Park on the Klamath River just one mile from the ocean -- catering to American and international hikers, fishermen, paddlers, bikers, birders, beachcombers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. A hotel has been operating on this site almost continuously since the 1880s.

Although this Inn isn't that close to any lighthouses, it is 19 miles south of Crescent City and Battery Point lighthouse. But it's well worth staying at this Inn. It's in the heart of Redwood country and you are right in the middle of Redwood National Park. While checking out lighthouses you MUST check out the grand redwood trees in the area. They are amazing.

Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf - San Francisco

In the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, the new Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf faces San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. It is the closest hotel to Pier 39, America's third most visited tourist attraction. The hotel has some guestrooms that offer exciting views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay and Pier 39. Some guestrooms feature balconies overlooking a courtyard garden with an outdoor heated pool. Located directly on Fisherman's Wharf, this hotel is conveniently located for both business and pleasure. Enjoy browsing and dining at hundreds of world-class shops and restaurants.

If your room faces Fisherman's Wharf, you can see Alcatraz Island. Also within driving distance of Fort Point, Pigeon Point, and Point Bonita lighthouses.

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Lighthouse Inn Resort - New London
Over one hundred years after its construction, the Lighthouse Inn Resort has managed to combine the elegance of its rich history with the necessities of modern business and entertainment. The only location in Connecticut designated as a Historic Hotel of America, the Lighthouse Inn Resort offers Gold Crown overnight accommodations, Four Star Fine and Casual Dining and Banquet Rooms to meet your every need.

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Grand Key Resort - Key West
On northern side of Key West. Within driving distance of Key West light, Sombero, Alligator (last two seen in distance).

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Anne's White Columns Inn - Bar Harbor
Anne's White Columns Inn, an impressive Georgian structure, is located in the Historical Corridor in downtown Bar Harbor. Upon entering through the columned portico, one is greeted by the Victorian elegance of the foyer and salon. The huge fireplace is often crackling in spring and fall. The large wicker attired porch provides a peaceful setting for a leisurely breakfast, or your glass of wine and cheese during those long summer afternoons. The spacious grounds are a haven from the downtown activity but still convenient to the shops and restaurants.

Within driving distance of Eggrock (distant views), Bass Harbor, Winter Harbor, Prospect Harbor, Burnt Coat Harbor (via ferry to Swan's Island).

Bar Harbor Grand Hotel - Bar Harbor
New in July 2003, the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel is fashioned in the style of the hotels of Bar Harbor's grand hotel era! Located in the town of Bar Harbor, Maine and near Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel provides comfortable accommodations and delicious continental breakfasts at an affordable price.

Bar Harbor Inn - Bar Harbor
Situated directly on Frenchman Bay, the Inn has 8 acres of lush lawns and gardens with 3 distinctive guest room buildings - embraced by a serene 1/2 mile shore path.

In our opinion, the premier place to stay in Bar Harbor. Within driving distance of  Eggrock (distant views), Bass Harbor, Winter Harbor, Prospect Harbor, Burnt Coat Harbor (via ferry to Swan's Island).

Blue Harbor House - Camden
You'll begin each morning with a delicious breakfast -- our specialties include lobster quiche, blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and blueberry butter, and some traditional recipes we brought with us from Scotland. Then take it easy in the parlor or in one of the front-porch rockers, or set off to explore Camden's harbor, shops, and galleries. There's so much to do here where the mountains meet the sea, including sightseeing boat trips, kayaking, hiking, swimming, and antiquing.

Short drive to Rockland Breakwater, Owl's Head, Marshall Point, Grindle Point. Curtis Island is in Camden Harbor but can't be seen from land, and there are various boat tours out of Camden and Rockland.

Captain Briggs House B & B - Freeport
Experience the beautiful sea coast and picturesque countryside of Maine. Walk to all the fine shops and restaurants and return in the evening to a serene and peaceful setting, leaving the hustle and bustle of Main Street behind. We are located on a quiet and shaded tree lined side street, surrounded by a colorful garden with blooming shrubs and flowers.

Close to Portland and right up the street from the outlets of Freeport. Boat from Freeport Marina goes to Seguin Island during the summer months. Within driving distance of Portland, Portland Breakwater, Spring Point Ledge, Portland Head, and Cape Elizabeth. Or drive north to the lighthouses along the Kennebec River in Bath.

Captain York House - Bailey Island
The Captain York House is a turn of the century restored home of Captain Charles York, a noted fisherman from Bailey Island. The house is situated on a hill overlooking Harpswell Sound and Peninsula.

Although not near a lighthouse, Bailey Island is a small, quaint island that is very peaceful. Within an hours drive of Boothbay harbor lighthouses, Pemaquid Point, Marshall Point, and lighthouses along the Kennebec River in Bath.

Cleftstone Manor - Bar Harbor
The Cleftstone Manor is an 1880 historic mansion, operated as an inn for over 50 years. We offer small B & B Inn hospitality with many services you expect from a larger establishment. Fresh baked cookies, tea and lemonade are served each afternoon. Make plans for dinner or other activities with innkeeper assistance always available. Relax in the sitting rooms with a fire on cool evenings. Converse with other guests or find a private spot of your own. Games, books and puzzles are available for your use. We serve a full breakfast with a menu of several breakfast choices. Enjoy fresh baked goods, coffee tea and juice. If you prefer, have a continental breakfast delivered to your room.

Elms B & B - Camden
The Elms Bed and Breakfast in Camden Maine
is a restored Circa 1806 Colonial which recaptures the rich heritage of Early America. Built in the seafaring town of Camden Maine nearly 200 years ago, The Elms is a stately and elegant home with original wide pine floors and period furnishings. Once the home of Captain Calvin Curtis and his family, it is now a bed and breakfast inn hosted by Jim & Cyndi Ostrowski. While your surroundings may be stately and elegant, you soon sense a casual warmth reflected by your hosts.

Short drive to Rockland Breakwater, Owl's Head, Marshall Point, Grindle Point. Curtis Island is in Camden Harbor but can't be seen from land.

Grey Havens Inn - Georgetown Island
Opened as the "Seguinland" in June, 1904, the inn was built by Walter Reid, who later gave another parcel of his estate to become Reid State Park. The inn is believed to be the last classic "shingle-style" hotel still in operation on the Maine coast. In wonderfully original condition, it has been altered only enough to bow to modern ideas of comfort, with baseboard heat and plenty of bathrooms. In 1904, there were two baths for 26 guest-rooms.  The Inn is a short drive from Bath, where you can take lighthouse boat cruises from the Maine Maritime Museum. Also well within driving distance is Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid Point.

Hotel Pemaquid - New Harbor
A mere 150 yards from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Very easy walk to see the lighthouse at dawn, or at any time. Within driving distance of Boothbay are lighthouses, lights along the Kennebec River in Bath, and a ferry ride away from Monhegan Island Lighthouse.

Keeper's House Inn - Isle Au Haut
Perched on the Atlantic shore overlooking Isle Au Haut Bay, the secluded Keepers House Inn, reachable only by mailboat, beckons the adventurer to Acadia National Park, the seafood gourmet, the lighthouse aficionado, the ecology buff. Surrounded by spruce wilderness and island panoramas, from our walkway to the lighthouse you'll see four lighthouses winking through the night. By day, vast ocean stretches are cut only by the sails of windjammers and the backs of porpoise and seal.

The ultimate stay if you ever wanted to stay at a lighthouse!

Lord Camden Inn - Camden
Right in Camden Center. Short drive to Rockland Breakwater, Owl's Head, Marshall Point, Grindle Point. Curtis Island is in Camden Harbor but can't be seen from land.

Maine Stay, A Bed & Breakfast Inn - Camden
Relaxed, cozy and very friendly, the Camden Maine Stay is a grand old home located in the historic district of Camden Maine, one of America's most beautiful seaside villages. A two-block walk down tree lined streets brings you to the harbor park, shops and restaurants. Innkeepers Bob and Juanita Topper extend a very warm welcome. As Juanita said, "No one ever owns a home like this. We can only be its caretakers, and then only for a short time." Come and share the experience, the charm and the elegance of this historic New England home with Bob and Juanita. Short drive to Rockland Breakwater, Owl's Head, Marshall Point, Grindle Point. Curtis Island is in Camden Harbor but can't be seen from land.

Old Granite Inn - Rockland
Located across the street from the Maine State Ferry terminal, which will take you over to Vinalhaven Island. There you can see Brown's Head and Goose Rocks lighthouses. Short drive to Rockland Breakwater, Owl's Head, Marshall Point, Grindle Point.

Peacock House Historic B & B - Lubec
In the heart of Lubec, the easternmost town in the continental US. Short driving distance from West Quoddy, and Mulholland and East Quoddy on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada.

Sebasco Harbor Resort - Phippsburg
The Lighthouse at Sebasco Harbor Resort is the ideal place for guests seeking comfort with incredible oceanfront views. It was built in 1940 by Nathan Cushman, the original owner of Sebasco. Though never intended to be a working lighthouse it has served as a landmark for mariners ever since.

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The Arbor Inn - Martha's Vineyard/Edgartown
A couple of miles outside of the center of Edgartown. Driving distance to all lighthouses on Martha's Vineyard - East Chop, West Chop, Edgartown.

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New Jersey

Residence Inn by Mariott - Cherry Hill

On southwestern side of New Jersey. Short drive to Tinicum Rear Range light and Finn's Point Rear Range Light.

Fairfield Inn, Atlantic City North - Absecon
Just outside of Atlantic City. Within driving distance to Absecon, Tucker Island, Hereford Inlet.

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Radisson Hotel Cleveland - Gateway Directory&backURI=/reservation/ This hotel is located a block from Jacobs Field, where the Indians play, and practically across the street from the Gund Arena, where the Cavaliers NBA team play. You're a short distance from the waterfront, where you can see the East Pierhead and West Breakwater lights. You're also only a few blocks from the Interstate, which lets you easily get to the other lighthouses of Ohio.

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Best Western Agate Beach Inn - Newport
Discover the Best Western Agate Beach Inn located on the spectacular central coast of Oregon. We are a secluded oceanfront full service facility offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Agate Beach and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

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Rabbit Hill Inn - Lower Waterford Ok, so the lighthouses in Vermont are on Lake Champlain in the western side of the state, and the Rabbit Hill Inn is on the other side of the Green Mountains, in the eastern part of the state. But it is WELL WORTH travelling that distance to stay in this Inn. This is one of the best Inns that we've ever stayed in. The rooms are huge and beautiful. The 5 course gourmet dinner is fantastic, and the people who run and work in the Inn are super-nice. Treat yourselves and stay in this Inn.

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Fairmont Southampton Princess - Hamilton,2993,

On western side of island. Very near Gibbs Hill light, and hour scooter ride to St. David's lighthouse, on eastern side of island.

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Cape Bauld Bed & Breakfast - Quirpon, Newfoundland
Located in Quirpon at the very most northerly part of Newfoundland, 5 km
from the Viking site at L'anse Aux Meadows. Icebergs and whales abound here. Pure
spring water on tap (drinking and bathing). The ocean is our front yard. Free live
entertainment every night. Traditional Newfoundland suppers. Very quiet atmosphere
after the partying is over. Come see for yourself!!

Sunset Beach Cottage & Suites - Deer Island, New Brunswick
New, private, upscale oceanfront cottage with cable TV., full kitchen incl. microwave, 2 queen size beds, ceiling fans & skylight. Cottage deck overlooks the ocean, double hammock, canoe, barbecue, garden pathway and beach. 16 x 32 heated in ground pool.

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Alloggi Barbaria - Venice
Alloggi Barbaria, in a quiet neighbourhood, friendly atmosphere. An ideal starting point for visiting the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Ten minutes from St. Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge, and a few steps from the monumental church of St. John and Paul.

Very close to the Ospedale and Fondamente Nuove waterbus stops, which will easily get you to the lighthouises on Burano, the island of San Giorgio, or Lido.  If you stay at the Alloggi Barbaria be sure to tell Fausto and Giorgio that Gary and Anna say hello!

Albergo Marin - Venice
Hotel Marin is located very close to the bus terminal as well as the train terminal. It is a short walk from a main water bus stop as well. Once on the water bus you can take it to the island of Murano to see their lighthouse. You can also take the water bus past Isola di San Giorgio, a small island across the lagoon from Piazza San Marco.

Hotel Minerva - Sorrento
Sorrento is at the western end of the Amalfi coast. At the end of the Sorrento Peninsula is a ligthouse called Punta Campanella. You can also take a ferry from Sorrento to the island of Capri, where there are two lighthouses - Punta di Carena and Capo Tiberio.

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