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Big Bay Point
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast. Big Bay, Michigan,
"High atop a cliff jutting into the clear, deep waters
of Lake Superior, 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."
East Brother Light Station.
Point Richmond, California, USA.
"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
Lighthouse. Yachats, Oregon, USA.
"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.
The Keeper's House is perched on a cliff with a
magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the beach below.
Paths from the Keeper's House lead both to the beach and
to the lighthouse.
A seven-course gourmet breakfast is served each morning in
the dining room and is included in the price of the room.
The bed and breakfast has been featured in the Sunset
Magazine, Oregon Coast Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, The New
York Times and on PBS Television to name just a few."
The Keeper's House
Inn, Robinson Point Lighthouse Station, 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.
With no grid
electricity and no telephones at the inn, and no tourist
development to detract from the splendor of the island and
this remote appendage to Acadia National Park, you'll
while away your days exploring the island's secluded
virgin coast. Or simply relax by the lighthouse, or in our
organic gardens while watching the island lobstermen haul
their traps, or the occasional windjammer bearing in on
the lighthouse to seek a night's anchorage in the Isle Au
Haut Thoroughfare. In the morning after breakfast, join us
for an eco-tour of the station's photovoltaic systems,
windmill and peat bog gardens and learn about our
ecologically sustainable energy, waste and recycling
systems. Several times a week we provide tours aboard PAX,
our bio-diesel powered 1951 motor launch. Later, as the
sun sets behind the lighthouse, enjoy your gourmet seafood
dinner under the warm glow of oil chandeliers."
Point Arena Light House. Point Arena, California,
"The Point Arena Lighthouse accommodations feature four
keeper homes for your vacation pleasure. Whether you stay
one night or one week, your experience here at this
incredible location will leave you feeling rejuvenated and
inspired. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves
against the cliffs, or be serenaded by the howling wind as
it rushes across the point. Perhaps you will hear the
faint barking of harbor seals or the call of a black
cormorant or two, your closest neighbors at this remote
Island Lighthouse. Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
"Our Lighthouse museum looks just as it did at the turn
of the century when Charles and Christina Curtis were
keepers. It is kept busy during the daytime from 10 AM to
4 PM in the spring and fall when we offer tours to school
groups. In the summer (when the ferry is running) it is
open for daily public tours. Group tours are offered in
the fall only by appointment. After the museum closes each
day, the two keeper’s bedrooms become available for people
who want to step back in time. . . a mile offshore and a
century in the past. Become the keeper for a night!"
"The Saugerties Lighthouse is open
year around as a Bed & Breakfast. Public tours are weekends
and holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2pm to 5pm and
by appointment or chance. It contains a small museum,
keepers quarters, two bedrooms, kitchen and living room."
Note: There is no TV.