New Dungeness Light Station View

{Travel & Leisure} Vacation in a Lighthouse

Have you ever thought about staying somewhere a bit different than the normal hotel, motel or beach cottage for your vacation? Lighthouses around North America are available for rental for your vacation! This is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation option that you’ll soon not forget. Our first stop is in my home state of Washington…

The New Dungeness Light Station is the gem of the Pacific Northwest. The location is remote, in fact it is unaccessible unless it is low tide. As you approach the Light Station there is a sign which states, “Welcome to Serenity. Reality 5 Miles Back.” This is a working vacation as you learn to provide visitors with a tour; raise and lower the flag each day but you won’t soon forget this experience…and the views.

>> Learn more about this option >> New Dungeness Lighthouse

 

New Dungeness Light Station in Washington


New Dungeness Light Station View


The Jacobsville Lighthouse, on Lake Superior on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was opened as a Bed and Breakfast in 2005. There are five unique guest rooms and the lighthouse is near the east entrance to the canal (called the Portage River) that runs through the Keweenaw Peninsula. Ships up to 700 feet in length come through to escape gales on the lake and to deliver road salt and gravel.

>> Learn more about this option >> Jacobsville Lighthouse

Jacobsville Lighthouse on Lake Superior

How about Maine? Stay overnight at the Goose Rocks Lighthouse, an offshore Maine lighthouse, in the Fox Islands Thorofare in Maine. The lighthouse is the only offshore “sparkplug” type lighthouse in the U.S. that is available for overnight stays.

>> Learn more about this option >> Beacon Preservation

 

Goose Rocks Maine Beacon

Wake to the lapping of waves in Ontario, Canada. Here’s an opportunity to be a Keeper of the Light at the 1907 McKay Island Lighthouse on Lake Huron. It is one of the few lighthouses in Ontario offering accommodations and is open all season. Watch the freighters in summer, enjoy the fall colours, listen to the November gales and snowmobile the trails of the North Channel in winter.

>> Learn more about this option >> Bruce Bay Cottages

 

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Bruce Bay Lighthouse View

If this post has sparked your interest in exploring a Vacation in a Lighthouse (and if you do, we want to see pictures!) then we highly recommend you visit: Stay at a Lighthouse – for News, stories, photos, and video from around the world featuring lighthouses with guest accommodations.


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