While lighthouses are rarely used for their original purpose today, many of those iconic structures are still standing. If you’re looking for an unusual way to celebrate National Lighthouse Day (today, August 6th), you might want to consider booking a night in one of the dozens of decommissioned lighthouses across the globe that are now used for lodging.
BookaLighthouse.com is like Airbnb for lighthouses. To plan your seaside vacation, first choose the location you’d like to visit: the website’s database features lighthouses on four continents including North America. Once you’ve decided where you’d like to stay, Book a Lighthouse brings up all the available lighthouse options in the area (cue Trivago guy. lol). Rates range from as low as $38 to around $450 per night, and amenities like breakfast, sheets, and towels are often included.
The website is a great resource if you have your heart set on a nautical getaway, but it’s not the only service that features lighthouse vacation homes. A quick search for “lighthouse” on Airbnb will also bring up listings from around the world.