This is such a unique experience. You can spend the week as the Lighthouse Keeper (you have chores to do, but get the upstairs apartment that has a kitchen and inside shower) which is pretty pricey or just spend the night. There are two bedrooms on the lower level as well as the fog horn room. There is an inside "john" in the kitchen area, but shower is outside (bags of waters are heated up on the sun) as are two other toilets. There is a library room and livingroom too.
We were lucky that no other guests were on the lower level. The barracks weren't bedrooms when we stayed there, so don't know what they look like. Island is fun to explore; lots of beach glass; kayaks available. Sitting out at night, wrapped in blankets, star gazing was priceless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stay at a 19-century lighthouse on Rose Island - be willing to rough it and pitch in with the chores. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rose Island Lighthouse Hotel Newport