Staying at a Lighthouse: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse Inns (Paperback)
Lighthouses have safeguarded and decorated the scenic shores of North America for hundreds of years. But even among those that still stand as beacons in the fog, only a few invite people to stay the night. Staying at a Lighthouse visits these unique overnight havens, offering an inside look at these romantic and inspiring landmarks. Whether it operates as a grand bed-and-breakfast inn or as a more rustic hostel, a lighthouse enables guests to retreat from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Some even allow visitors to assume the role of lighthouse keeper for a short time. But they all provide a unique experience that is renewing and memorable. This book helps readers step back in time at coastal towers on the East Coast, the West Coast, and along the Great Lakes. Information in each profile includes a history of the lighthouse and the area, background of the present-day keepers, and a description of the accommodations and the guest experience, plus all pertinent practical details--address, phone number, e-mail address, directions, seasons of operation, rates, and more. Beautiful color and archival photographs of the featured lighthouse inns enhance this terrific little guide.
John Grant is the president and executive producer of Driftwood Productions Inc. He created and produced the popular PBS series Legendary Lighthouses, the PBS special Staying at a Lighthouse, and many other programs for cable and public television. This is his fourth book.