Five New England Lighthouses to Rent
If your idea of an unforgettable getaway includes adventure and history mixed with crisp sea breezes, then renting one of these five lighthouses will exceed expectations. Located throughout New England, some properties offer rooms for rent, while others include the entire lighthouse and the chance to become keeper for the night—fog horn and all.
1. Goose Rocks Light, North Haven, Maine
$600 per night
197 miles from Boston
Goose Rocks is an active lighthouse—meaning the beacon light will flash and the fog horn will sound. After a brief orientation, the keeper leaves guests to enjoy the five-level lighthouse, which accommodates six and includes a living room, kitchen, bunk room, master bedroom, and composting toilet. Learn more at airbnb.com.
2. Borden Flats Lighthouse, Fall River, Massachusetts
$299 per night
51 miles from Boston
Located at the mouth of the Taunton River, Borden Flats Lighthouse displays a red lantern at night and has protected the waters of Mt. Hope Bay and Fall River for over a century. Two can stay the night, and aside from thoughtful nautical decor, amenities include a grill, and a TV with DVD player. Learn more at bordenflats.com.
3. Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island
$165-195 per night
70 miles from Boston
Listed on the national register of historic places, Rose Island Lighthouse is open daily to the public from 10am to 4pm. After it closes, guests can stay in one of two bedrooms in the first floor museum, or rent the second level keepers apartment. Each bedroom sleeps two, and washbowls and pitchers are provided for bathing. Learn more at roseislandlighthouse.org.
4. Wings Neck Lighthouse, Pocasset, Massachusetts
$500 per night
63 miles from Boston
Wings Neck Lighthouse, built in 1848 and a former US Coast Guard property, is located at the tip of Wings Neck Point, Cape Cod. The light tower is attached by breezeway to a three bedroom keepers home, which offers updated accommodations and sleeps eight. Learn more at airbnb.com.
5. Little River Lighthouse, Cutler, Maine
$150-225 per night
340 miles from Boston
The keepers cottage at historic Little River Lighthouse has three bedrooms for guests. The kitchen, baths, and living quarters are shared, and a grill and outdoor lawn chairs are included. Learn more at littleriverlight.org.