Once upon a time, when ships and boats were the only means of shipping and travel, lighthouse were incredibly important. These shining beacons helped aid captains who had to navigate their ships in darkness, fog, and rain without the help of GPS or other advanced technology. Even today, some of these towers are still operational and continue to serve their primary purpose.
If you’ve ever dreamt of the peace, serenity, and breathtaking views that staying in a lighthouse could provide, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to be a park ranger of other qualified individual to stay in one of these beauties.
But before we continue, let’s clarify something: When we’re talking about lighthouses where you can spend the night, we’re not just referring to cottages, hotels, and houses for rent that are adjacent to a lighthouse, have a lighthouse on the property, or provide access to a lighthouse, but ones where you can sleep inside the actual facility.
Some accommodations actually require guests to do quite a bit of work, but since you’re likely planning for a vacation, we didn’t include those examples here (but perhaps you’ll see them in a later article). Whether part of a hotel, bed and breakfast, or just a tower for rent, here are eight lighthouses in America where you can spend the night.