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Bed & Breakfast Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula

Depending on where your source there are about 12-15 lighthouses in the entire country that double as a bed and breakfast. Two are in the Upper Peninsula.

Having two of these right in the Upper Peninsula is incredible. Of course these re fresh water lighthouses, where as most of the other lighthouse bed and breakfasts are on the ocean in the states of Oregon, California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and

Sit before the fire in the living room, and recount the lighthouses you have seen and plan to see. Hike, bike, Ski, or snowshoe along the shore, or on the many trails in the area. Experience the deep solitude and unspoiled beauty of nature at the lighthouse inn.

Sounds like paradise.

Here are some other things to take note of…

  • 14 rooms
  • 7 guest rooms
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • 40 acres of woods with trails
  • Climb to lighthouse lantern
  • Incredible Lake Superior views
  • Lots of wildlife
  • Spa packages
  • Open year round

The Big Bay Point Lighthouse was also featured on Travel Channel’s website as the 3rd best lighthouse lodging in the country.

For more information and bookings check out the Big Bay Point Lighthouse website.

Sand Hills Lighthouse

Sand Hills Lighthouse
Photo by Hatchski

The Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn is located eight miles outside of Ahmeek. Even to a number of Yoopers the town of Ahmeek is unknown. For a better reference the lighthouse is about 25 miles NE of Houghton.

Step back in time and discover Michigan’s best kept secret. Newly renovated as a bed and breakfast on the magnificent Keweenaw Peninsula, Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn now welcomes you to a memorable experience. Furnished in Victorian charm, this historic building summons you with an original lens and nautical lighthouse artifacts, as well as many antiques, oil paintings and photographs.

Here are some other things to take note of…

  • Built in 1917
  • Views of the sunrise and sunset
  • 8 guest rooms
  • Nearby Isle Royale ferry service
  • Nearby Keweenaw Star boat excursions
  • Recreation room with billiards and more
  • Open year round

For more information and bookings check out the Sand Hills Lighthouse website.

If you would like to continue your lighthouse bed & breakfast tour Michigan is home to a third lighthouse B&B in Au Gres at the Charity Island Lighthouse.

2 Wonderful Comments

  1. Nancy Sailor
    Jul 9, 2008

    We had the pleasure of staying at the Sand Hills Lighthouse B & B a number of years ago, and it was an incredible experience. Beautiful furnishings, wonderful hosts, excellent breakfast and even entertainment in the evening – one of the hosts is an accomplished pianist. Also the view from the light tower is just spectacular. I would recommend a stay just to enjoy the lighthouse but also to enjoy the close proximity to many scenic areas in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

  2. My wife and I have stayed at the Big Bay Lighthouse B&B a couple of times. It was so beautiful and peaceful out there along Lake Superior. The hosts were great storytellers and we had a great time. Not sure how peaceful it is now that I hear they are developing condos or something right next to it.

    We ate dinner at the Thunder Bay Inn where scenes from the movie, Anatomy of a Murder were filmed. The Inn was used as the location instead of the actual location of the Lumberjack Tavern where the real murder took place.

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