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Rose Island Lighthouse

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A stay at a 19-century lighthouse on Rose Island - be willing to rough it and pitch in with the chores.
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My husband and I stayed for a weekend at the Keeper’s Apartment last October 2018. From beginning to end it was a truly enjoyable experience. We experienced stormy weather the first evening with crashing waves & howling wind but we were safely tucked inside the lighthouse with
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Staying in the first floor 'museum' of the lighthouse with its period furniture and artifacts, my wife said she felt as if she were living as they did in one of the historical novels she reads so often--Anne of Green Gables perhaps. We were lucky to be the only ones who rented
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Stayed in the Foghorn room in October. Beautiful room with views of Newport bridge and Fort Adams. Have water sounds all night. The space heater works great, but Island is super breezy. Bring layers if you plan on venturing out. Even with nighttime fire it was chilly. Worth the
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This tour was a true highlight. Our guide was articulate, knowledgeable, and very funny. He knew loads of fun stories about Newport families & history. Our lighthouse guide had the same wonderful qualities. This tour is highly recommended. She made life of the lighthouse staff
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A great place if your not the Kardashian type. Little dusty and rough around the edges but definitely unique. We loved it and will be back. You can practically fish from the bed at foghorn. Kayaks available and fishing poles.
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Can you host group events for the day on the island?
I’m not sure. There are certain events annual events that occur during the warmer months. You should contact the lighthouse staff for more information. I found them to be accessible fo respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
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Can you make coffee in the wanton chase room?
Yes, you can use the hotplate in the communal kitchen of the house.
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Unfortunately there is no heat in that room, no bathroom and no shower. The bathroom is a short walk away and the (solar) shower is near that. I don't know about bringing your own heater...contact them directly for that answer. The idea room is the keepers apartment, everything you need is there. Heat, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Going off season, the price could be very affordable. You have complete access to the entire lighthouse. We stayed one night in early April. Overnight price was very reasonable. hope you decide to go, it's quite an experience.
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All linens are provided including sheets, bath and beach towels, kitchen towels, table cloths and place mats. There is plenty of toilet paper. Paper towels are also provided, but if you use them frequently, bring a roll or two.
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"the Keepers apartment is the only one with complete facilities"
"Any room is a good one. If you want to cook however, you will need the apartment or you can grill outside."
"Second floor apartment is best"
"If you can get it, try the innkeepers apartment! Has a shower, kitchen and bathroom inside!"
"Museum rooms share a common space and are rustic, and also accessible to day visitors. Keepers apartment is more private and has the only shower on the island, also not accessible to day visitors. Fog horn room and barracks rooms are isolated and private, but bathrooms are a short walk away. Also those rooms do not have heat. Find a room to suit your style, and go and enjoy."
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