How many places in America can you stay in an historic lighthouse keeper's actual house in a private setting on a cliff above the Pacific? Being able to watch the lights of the lighthouse play against the night sky from your window? Or, bettery yet, having the unique opportunity to take a short night time walk up to the light house to see its light out on the ocean?
We love that the Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is relatively small with six well-appointed rooms, some with in room bathrooms. Our favorite is the Mariner Room on the front of the house with views of the bay below and we like to go in January when it can be very stormy. However, in nice weather, sitting out on the huge front porch overlooking the ocean, or taking a hike on nearby paths is a treat.
Speaking of treats, that would describe the 15 course breakfast served in the formal dining room each morning. While that sounds "over the top", only the fresh ingredients and preparation are. Each course is a "tasting" size, so by the end of the meal, you have sampled a wide range of local fruits, eggs and breakfast meats without feeling too full. All are beautifully presented fresh out of the kitchen, one by one.
And because guests have asked for years how their signature entrees are prepared, their highly rated Heceta Head Bed and Breakfast cook book is sold there and well worth the purchase.
Finally, tours of the lighthouse are available and each morning after breakfast the innkeepers open up a lovely little gift shop near the light house full of unusual and high quality items to take home.
This is one of the most extraordinary destinations in America, not to be missed!
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