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Vacation in a Lighthouse

Summer is upon us and that means VACATION! Question is, have you ever thought about staying somewhere a bit different than the normal hotel, motel or beach cottage?

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.

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New Dungeness Lighthouse, Washington

View from New Dungeness Lighthouse, Washington

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.

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Jacobsville Lighthouse B & B ~ Michigan

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.

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Goose Rocks Lighthouse, Maine

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.

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McKay Island Lighthouse

View from Beacon Bay

If this post has sparked your interest in exploring a Vacation in a Lighthouse (and if you do, we want to see pictures!) then I 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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  1. Oh my, you have me drooling this morning. I'd love to stay in a lighthouse. I don't think the view could be any better!

  2. There is a lighthouse rental within an hour from where I live! I'd love to live in one, haha!!

  3. I agree with Maya! Wouldn't it be cool to actually LIVE in one!! Kind of funny you mentioned vacationing in a lighthouse....I had just been researching this a while ago!

    Have a great day!

  4. I think that would be SO COOL!!!! I want to stay at the first one. The pictures are gorgeous!


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