My best friend and I are around 24 years old and we went on a month long road trip together out west (we're from Wisconsin). And we stayed a few nights in Cali. One of the nights was spent at Pigeon Point Hostel. We didn't even know the US had hostels until my friend's mom had been told about it from one of her coworkers. So we looked online and found Pigeon Point Lighthouse and I IMMEDIATELY wanted to stay there just because I though visiting a lighthouse would be a beautifully unique experience! So we booked it for a night. We left Eureka, CA and headed down the coast...lost of forest and it was kind of rainy and foggy for most of the drive. But that made the lighthouse experience much cooler when we arrived with all the fog drifting over the cliffs. There were a few people but not too many and everyone was friendly and there's plenty of dorms and space. My friend and I got a girls dorm and ended up being the only ones in it. It had cozy bunk beds and our own private bathroom in the room (with a little lighthouse nightlight plugged in). We did go outside once after it got dark and saw the lighthouse in action. ;) I fell asleep easily to the sounds of crashing waves against the shore. We didn't use the hot tub because we unfortunately didn't find out about it until much later...but...next time. ;)
The next morning we walked around for awhile to explore the grounds near the lighthouse and the ocean was SO BLUE and GORGEOUS, and the cliffs and the plant life is simply stunning. I didn't want to leave at all, but the trip had to go on. I would definitely come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fifty miles south of San Francisco, you can relax in a hot tub with a panoramic view of the ocean and then fall asleep gazing up at one of the tallest lighthouses in America. Perched on a coastal bluff, HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse provides affordable shared and private accommodations in historic former lighthouse keeper's quarters. Amenities include fully equipped guest kitchens, free WiFi, and on-site parking. Nearby attractions include Pescadero Marsh and Ano Nuevo State Reserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hotel Pescadero