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DIVER Feb 23rd, 2010 06:15 AM

LIGHT HOUSE'S, WOULD LIKE TO STAYING FOR THE NIGHT ANY SUGGESTIONS
 
HI
WOULD LIKE TO VISIT AND SPEND THE NIGHT (OR NIGHTS) AT A LIGHT HOUSE. PREFER THE EAST COAST BUT OPEN TO ALL RECOMMENDATIONS. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
THANK YOU, DIVER

vjpblovesitaly Feb 23rd, 2010 06:19 AM

Please don't post in all caps.

Fra_Diavolo Feb 23rd, 2010 06:32 AM

Haven't stayed there myself but have heard good things about the Rose Island light in Newport, RI.

http://www.roseislandlighthouse.org/

SusieQQ Feb 23rd, 2010 08:10 AM

I stayed here and it was a fantastic experience:

http://www.linkumtours.com/site/inns_quirpon.htm

sunbum1944 Feb 23rd, 2010 09:03 AM

west coast- Heceta Head lighthouse - close to Florence Oregon
you cant stay in the lighthouse but you can stay in the lighthouse keepers house - its a lovely B and B

I have stayed there and it was great fun

emalloy Feb 23rd, 2010 09:15 AM

If you google "lighthouse lodging" you will come up with lots of choices from Maine to Florida on the east coast.

Giovanna Feb 23rd, 2010 09:37 AM

Haven't stayed there, but have heard great things about East Brother in Richmond, CA. Check it out: http://ebls.org/

bookhall Feb 24th, 2010 03:12 PM

A few years ago, we stayed at the Two Harbors Lighthouse, in MN on Lake Superior. It's about 180 miles N of Minneapolis. You do pass through Duluth, which is worth a stop itself, but the lighthouse is the prize. http://lighthousebb.org/

There are three rooms in the lighthouse, all with different views. There's a 4th room, located in a separate building.

The interesting thing here is that there's no overnight keeper in the B&B. Someone comes in in the morning to cook a good, full breakfast. (Coffee fixings are available for an evening or morning fix.) One (or more) of the guests must also take the flag down at sunset.

There's also a steel ship's bridge on the property that's been removed from an old Great Lakes freighter, where you can wander around inside and get a sense of what the control center of one of those big babies was/is like.

Our son was working in the Twin Cities at the time we went, about 10 years ago. The drive up wasn't that bad, and it was well-worth the trip.


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