The Saugerties Lighthouse: An Unusual Bed & Breakfast

House Crazy Sarah loves unusual historic structures converted to dwellings…. and one of her all-time favorites is the historic Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River north of Saugerties, New York.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

When the lighthouse was built in 1869, it replaced an even earlier 1838 lighthouse.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

The beautiful red-brick structure still stands strong to this day.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

Although the Saugerties Lighthouse’s official service was ended in 1954, it has been carefully preserved and managed by the non-profit Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy since 1986.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

The Lighthouse is accessible via a half-mile nature trail at the end of Lighthouse Drive from the village of Saugerties. It also has a small dock available to boaters on a limited basis.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

The former beacon for wayward ships is now used as a bed and breakfast, as well as a museum which displays artifacts from the original lighthouse.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

We’ll look inside in just a minute… but first let’s enjoy some exterior photos of this historic nautical landmark.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

She’s just so photogenic!

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

The Saugerties Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast accommodations are furnished as they may have looked in the early 20th century with a parlor, kitchen, keepers’ quarters, and two guest bedrooms.

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

Below is the vintage kitchen:

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

Completely charming!

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

The humble parlor…

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

There are two peaceful second-floor bedrooms, each with a double bed.

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

Notice the lighthouse painting over the bed – sweetness.

inside the Saugerties Lighthouse

The sunlight streaming in through those old windows is quite simply, divine.

This heavenly historic beacon is now open for all to enjoy for a night or two.

Saugerties Lighthouse in New York state

A quiet place for calm and reflection in a world of crazy waters.

 

Sources:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saugerties_Light

www.saugertieslighthouse.com

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