Maine Lighthouses for the Ultimate Accommodations

Maine Lighthouses

Maine Lighthouses for the Ultimate Accommodations

For National Lighthouse Day, we thought it would be fun to list some unique lighthouse accommodations where travelers can stay.

Here is a list of just a few to choose from. There are several options in many US states. Make sure to check out the US Lighthouse Society link at the bottom of this page, for other lighthouse locations around the US to visit.

Goose Rocks Lighthouse 
Type: Vacation Rental/Goose Rocks Light, North Haven, Maine. $600 per night.
Location: Between Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands in Penobscot Bay
Contact: Maine Office, 179 Main Street, North Haven, ME 04853; (207) 200-6820
Email:  gooserockslighthouse@gmail.com
Facility: Caisson style lighthouse located offshore near the eastern entrance to the Fox Islands Thorofare, which passes between Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands (nearest town is North Haven). It can accommodate up to 8 guests or be used for longer visits. Minimum donations have been established to provide a full range of amenities to supporter-guests and maximize Beacon Preservation’s ability to restore and maintain the lighthouse.

Little River Lighthouse – U.S. Lighthouse Society Member/Little River Lighthouse, Cutler, Maine. $150-225 per night.
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: On Little River Island near Cutler
Contact: Friends of Little River Lighthouse, P.O. Box 565, Rockland, ME 04841; (877) 276-4682
Email: info@littleriver.org
Facility: On Little River Island at the mouth of Cutler Harbor near East Machias, Maine. Three guest bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two twin beds. Two shared full baths. Transportation to island is provided. Open mid-June through September.
Info & Rateswww.littleriverlight.org/overnight-stays

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse/check pricing
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: 38 miles southwest of Rockland near Yellow Head
Contact: Newcastle Vacation Rentals, 277 Main Street – Suite 3, Damariscotta, ME 04543; (207) 563-6500
Email: nvr@mainecoastcottages.com
Facility: Weekly rental is a one-bedroom, one bath apartment on the second floor of the keeper’s house at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, near Bristol, Maine. Maximum occupancy is 4 (Queen bed and a double sleep sofa).
Info & Rates:  www.mainecoastcottages.com/cottage/105

Robinson Point Lighthouse Station (Isle Au Haut)  – U.S. Lighthouse Society Member/check pricing
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: On Isle Au Haut south of Stonington
Contact: Keeper’s House Inn and Cottage Rental, Robinson Point Lighthouse Station
PO Box 26 – Isle au Haut, Maine (ME) 04645; (207) 335-2990
Facility: Weekly rental June through September – 2 weekly rentals. (1) The Keeper’s House: Three bedrooms, two baths, lightkeeper’s house on the National Register of Historic Places, includes dock and mooring. (2) The Oil House: 1 bedroom cabin away from The Keeper’s House with an outdoor privy.
Info & Rates: www.keepershouse.com

West Quoddy Station – Former Life-Saving Station 1, District 1 – U.S. Lighthouse Society Member/check pricing
Type:
  Vacation Rental
Location: West Quoddy Head in Downeast Maine in the historic seafaring town of Lubec. It’s adjacent to Quoddy State Park with a 5 minute walk to West Quoddy Light.  823 South Lubec Road, Lubec, ME 04652.
Contact:  1-877-535-4714 Toll Free (Best) or 1-207-205-5118
Email: info@quoddyvacation.com
Facility:  There a multiple facilities including the 5 bedroom Station House, the Lodge has four separate units, each with full kitchen, bed(s) & bath, the 2 bedroom Keeper’s Cottage, the Camp (reconstructed boathouse) and Cabin, both with bedroom, kitchen & bath and the Cabin.  See website for details and rates for each accommodation.  Reservations by phone only.
Info & Rates: www.quoddyvacation.com

Whitehead Light Station/check pricing
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: On Whitehead Island, 10 miles south of Rockland
Contact: PO Box 242, Brunswick, ME 04011; (207) 594-2402 Winter: (207) 729-7714
Email: info@whiteheadlightstation.org
Facility: Located on Whitehead Island in Penobscot Bay, near the town of St. George. The entire facility, comprised of the 7 bedroom Lightkeeper’s house on 11.1 acres, is offered for rent by the week during parts of June, July, August, September and October. Three of the bedrooms have one double bed, two have two twins, and two have two doubles. All bedrooms have their own bathroom.
Info: www.whiteheadlightstation.org
Availability Calendar & Rates: www.whiteheadlightstation.org/rentals.html

Inn At Cuckolds Lighthouse (Cuckolds Fog Signal & Light Station/check pricing
Type: Inn
Location: Cuckolds Island, Offshore from Boothbay Harbor, 1/3 mile off the Southern tip of Southport Island Maine
Contact: Telephone: 1.855.212.5252. Mailing Address: Cuckolds Lighthouse, PO Box 117, Southport, ME 04576
Email: Keepers@InnAtCuckoldsLighthouse.com
Facility: This 1892 Light Station has been restored and the Keepers House is now an elegant Inn. Two suites are available for overnight stays (2 night minimum); each has in-suite marble bathrooms and stunning ocean views. Transportation to the lighthouse is provided by US Coast Guard licensed Captains, who also serve as your hosts, chefs, and docents. Includes hearty breakfast and afternoon high tea.  Three course gourmet dinners or lobster bakes also available on the island for an additional charge
Info: www.innatcuckoldslighthouse.com
Virtual Tour:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=152RYU_20gU

Seguin Island Lighthouse/check pricing
Type: Volunteer Host
Location: On Seguin Island, 2 ½ miles south of Popham Beach
Contact: Friends of Seguin Island, 72 Front Street, Suite 3, Bath, Maine 04530; (207) 443-4808
Facility: Summer caretaker position lasting from Memorial Day until Labor Day with lodging in the keeper’s quarters.
Duties: Duties include greeting visitors, providing tours of the Lighthouse and Museum and maintaining the grounds and buildings. Keepers should be in good health, have First Aid training and be all-round handy persons. Prospective caretakers should be aware that during foggy weather, the signal blows continuously (twice every 30 seconds).
Info: www.seguinisland.org/membership/purchase-membership/be-a-keeper
For more information, please email: keeper@seguinisland.org

Additional Lighthouses:

Borden Flats Lighthouse, Fall River, Massachusetts. $299 per night.

Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island. $165-195 per night.

Wings Neck Lighthouse, Pocasset, Massachusetts. $500 per night.

Photos and Information provided by: US Lighthouse Society

 

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