Lighthouse Vacation Ideas

Lighthouse Vacation Idea #1

The First Light is an excellent place for a Maine lighthouse vacation getaway. This casual lighthouse bed and breakfast sits along the waterfront of McHeard Cove in the quaint village of East Blue Hill, Maine.

First Light has three comfortable rooms, fireplace, grand piano and the lighthouse tower with its 360 degree view. Nearby is Blue Hill, full of New England history, antiques, crafts and art galleries. Not far is Curtis Cove Beach where you can take off in a canoe or kayak to explore the coast.

Lighthouse Vacation Idea #2:

For a Michigan vacation idea try Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and breakfast. For more than one hundred years this lighthouse inn has sat up on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior.

There is plenty to do along this remote and rocky stretch of Michigan coastline. Sunset kayak tours. Wilderness waterfall tours.

Local art and music festivals. Historic walking tours. Bicycle or mountain biking. Big Bay Point is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Lighthouse Vacation Idea #3:

If you are really looking for seclusion, you can try a getaway at Keeper’s House Inn Bed and Breakfast. There are no phones, no electricity, no television, no internet. This Maine lighthouse inn is accessible only by mail boat. You will be surrounded by spruce wilderness and island panoramas amidst Acadia National Park.

Oil chandeliers provide light as you dine on your gourmet seafood dinner. You can relax and watch the local lobstermen, porpoises and seals. Or you can hike, bike and explore the national park wilderness.

Lighthouse Vacation Idea #4:

Lighthouse Valleyview Bed and Breakfast Inn is a land-locked privately built lighthouse inn. It sits on a hill in Dubuque, Iowa, overlooking the Little Maquoketa River. This is a chance to experience the only lighthouse bed and breakfast on the prairie.

Relax amidst the farms and woods.Atop the 61-foot full-scale lighthouse is a wrap-around sun deck where you can take in a 48 mile view of the tri-state area, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Vacation Idea #5:

Race Point Lighthouse is out on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. First lighted in 1816, it has been completely restored and available for a overnight stays in a lighthouse. Now you can spend up to four nights here surrounded by miles of unspoiled beach and gorgeous ocean views.

This historical lighthouse inn is maintained by volunteers of the non-profit American Lighthouse Foundation. This is a vacation idea that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Vacation Idea #6:

The Saugerties Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is in Saugerties, New York on the Hudson River. It’s furnished in the style of the early 1900's and has two guest rooms. The lighthouse is out on the water and is accessible by boat or along the half-mile nature trail that extends out from the village of Saugerties. This secluded inn is open year round. Have a relaxing vacation in this turn-of-the-century time capsule.

Lighthouse Vacation Idea #7:

Also on Cape Cod, Massachusetts is The Wings Neck Lighthouse. This historic lighthouse inn was built in 1849, renovated in 2003 and is available for weekly rental. It sits on the rocky slopes of the Atlantic shoreline in the town of Pocasset. The lighthouse is attached to the rental home by a breezeway. You can get up to the top where the light was once housed by climbing a spiral mahogany staircase. It’s glassed in and has a great view.

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