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'Inn' Places at Lighthouses

April 05, 1998

Many lighthouses across the U.S. double as inns and B&Bs. Seven favorites, selected by Coastal Living magazine:

Lighthouse: Big Bay Point Lighthouse

Big Bay, Mich. (906) 345-9957

Rates (with tax): $92.65-$190.65 per room.

Features: Open year-round. Red-brick, fortress-like 60-foot tower guarding Lake Superior.


Lighthouse: East Brother Light Station

Point Richmond, Calif. (510) 233-2385

Rates (with tax): $235-$325 per room.

Features: Open year-round, Thursday to Sunday. No phones or TV. Victorian design. Electric foghorn nearby; earplugs provided.


Lighthouse: Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Yachats, Ore. (541) 233-3696

Rates (with tax): $115-$145 per room.

Features: Open year-round. Views of Pacific Cape Creek Bridge. Rumored to be haunted.


Lighthouse: The Keeper's House

Isle au Haut, Maine (207) 367-2261

Rates (with tax): $272.85-$314.58 per room.

Features: Open May 15 to Oct 31. On small, tree-covered island. Compound lighted by gaslight and kerosene lanterns.


Lighthouse: The Lighthouse Inn

West Dennis, Mass. (508) 398-2244

Rates (with tax): $69.12-$152.28 per room

Features: Open May to October. Posh, nine-acre Cape Cod compound.


Lighthouse: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pescadero, Calif. (650) 879-0633.

Rates (with tax): $12-15 per person

Features: Open year-round. Cliff-side hostel 50 miles south of San Francisco. Good spot for whale-watching in spring.


Lighthouse: Selkirk Lighthouse

Pulaski, N.Y. (315) 298-6688

Rates (with tax): $110-$220 per night; $990 per week.

Features: Open April to December. Rustic inn on Lake Ontario. Linens, pots and pans provided; you bring food.


Source: "1997 OAG Business Travel Lifestyle Survey" by Reed Travel Group

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