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in the national register of historic places, the rose
island lighthouse museum (restored
circa 1912) is open to the
public from 10 am to 4 pm each day. after it closes,
the two museum bedrooms on the first floor become available
for overnight “keepers” who want to step back in time
to experience turn-of-the-century lighthouse life first-hand.
right down to the pitcher pump at the pantry sink,
the museum is fully furnished with all the pots,
pans, dishes and utensils you’ll need – just as if
its keepers of old still lived there. you are responsible
for changing your beds and putting the rooms back
in order by 10 am when the museum reopens. cleaning
supplies and fresh linens are provided.
see our photo album
floor plan (first floor museum)
|pack a cooler
with your food, beverages and ice (since there is no
refrigerator). we provide bottled crystal spring water
back to basics: each bedroom accommodates
up to two people in one extra-long double bed. washbowls
and pitchers are provided for bathing. there is a shared
indoor toilet in the wc/pantry off the kitchen where
you pump the water by hand, but most of the year you’ll
go outside to use the low-flow toilets and the solar
showers that also water the gardens. cook and heat
water on a single propane gas burner in the kitchen
or on an outdoor propane gas bbq grill.
the wind produces enough pollution-free electricity
for our compact fluorescent bulbs. (there’s no fire
station on the island, so we don’t allow candles.)
a radiant oil-fired heating system in the floor keeps
the lighthouse warm and comfortable, even on the coldest,
stormiest winter days (assuming you can get there –
see weather policy).
right - front hallway & stairs
check our on-line reservation page for availability of the two museum bedrooms and the keepers
apartment (which are reserved independently) plus the bunk room for children. a full room rate deposit for each room guarantees your reservations.
we prefer mc/visa/american express/discover and also accept personal checks and travelers checks. check with our staff to
arrange for secured parking and the boat ride to rose island.
requirements – while
lighthouse overnights are classified as "soft
adventure" (as opposed to an extreme wilderness
experience), you do need to be relatively flexible
and physically fit to climb on and off boats and to
carry your belongings up the 300-foot-long path (includes a small hill the last 100 feet) up to
the lighthouse. specifically, it is important for us
to know if you or anyone in your party has any restrictions
on your activities, or if you have limited mobility
due to injuries, joint replacement, morbid obesity,
breathing disorders, or other reason. soft as it is,
this "adventure" may not be appropriate for
policy - in new england we
say, “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!”
if we can't get you safely to the lighthouse, we will
either (a) put you up at a hotel in town, (b) reschedule
your visit, or (c) give you a gift certificate for the
full amount paid. on the flip side, you could get stranded
at the lighthouse for an extra day (at no extra charge),
so be prepared!
policy – once your reservation is confirmed, a fee of
$25 (plus tax) is charged per room if you change or cancel
your dates. you are responsible for the full room fee
with less than 2 weeks’ notice if we can't rebook the
room. gift certificates are forfeited.
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lighthouse foundation please call us at 401-847-4242 or send a request for information
rates = 1 room / 1 dbl bed/ 2 guests
|november - june
||$165 - sun - thurs
|july - october
||$185 - sun - thurs
|see promo below
||$100 - sun - thurs
per child 18 yrs. and under ($15 with their
own sleeping bag)
note: the museum is not suitable
for children under age 5.
memorial day, 4th of july, labor day, etc.
friday, saturday, or sunday night
the first saturday on or after aug 15
friday or saturday night and volunteer to
help set up or clean up and get our
"volunteer" clambake ticket rate.
special rates & promotions - reservation dates
april 30, 2012
$100 / room - sunday thru thursday
- join us in taking care of our environment:
reduce, reuse, recycle.
- trash rules: pack
it in, and pack it out. no
styrofoam coolers please (they break into teeny
particles that live forever). if you buy ice,
we’ll loan you a lighthouse cooler for your stay.
- smoking is not allowed in
the lighthouse at any time, and only on the beach if you leave
- overnights in this national register property
(museum) are not appropriate
for pets, nor in most cases,
for children under 5 years of age.
- maximum overnight capacity
in the museum is 5 people. (if the 2nd floor bunk room is available,
two children can be added.)
- "keeper's bed" refers
to a day-bed (twin size) in the living room where
the keeper would rest at night while on duty
tending the light.
reservation information call: 401-847-4242
best time to call
is between 9:00 - 1:00 eastern time,
monday-friday to talk with a real live person