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Michigan Lighthouse Inns and Bed & Breakfasts

Michigan's Odd Inns - Lighthouse Inns and Bed & Breakfasts           

Jacobsville Lighthouse Inn in Lake Linden, Michigan  
In a quiet remote location. A place to relax, unwind and forget about the hectic world outside. There is no TV or telephone in the rooms to cause distraction or disturbance. Tour 1888 Church and Jacobsville School, Go on boat ride. Books and magazines are available. We have a quiet time from 10:00 P:M till 6:00 A:M. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate are available. If you are lucky you may see one of the bald eagles swoop by from one of the 2 local nests. Public boat ramp and park 1 1/2 miles away. Basic rates $150.00 to $230.00 per night, see rates and information page for for more details. Guest rooms have seperate private entrance.  To make reservation call 906-523-4137 or send email to and request a reservation form.
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Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn in Ahmeek, Michigan

Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn in Ahmeek, Michigan
Sand Hills Lighthouse, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is the largest and last manned lighthouse built on the great lakes. Built in 1917 to house three lightkeepers and their families, it remained active until 1939. At that time, the Coast Guard took over and automated the station, and 200 men lived there when the grounds were used as a training site during World War II. The property then stood vacant until it was sold in 1958 by government auction. In 1961, Bill Frabotta purchased Sand Hills Lighthouse and the entire station. The seemingly impossible task of renovating the lighthouse began in 1992. After years of tremendous effort, in 1995, Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn was ready to welcome its first guests. 
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DeTour Reef Lighthouse

DeTour Reef Lighthouse in Drummond Island, Michigan
The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society’s Keeper’s Program is a wonderful, unique opportunity to experience life as a lighthouse keeper on a 1931 offshore historic lighthouse, enjoy the magnificent views of beautiful scenery and freighters coming to and from Lake Huron at the mouth of the St. Mary’s River, and to contribute to preservation of one of Michigan’s magnificent maritime monuments. Approximately 20 ships plus many more pleasure craft pass close by the lighthouse every day.  DeTour Reef Light is the only off shore light that offers a volunteer lighthouse keeper program. The living quarters are furnished similar to the period of Coast Guard manning, which was terminated in 1974 when DeTour Reef Light was automated. The keeper’s room has a double bed, and two bunk beds are provided in the assistants’ room. 
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Big Bay Lighthouse

Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
In 1986, the two story brick building and its adjoing 60-foot-high, square tower were converted into a bed-and-breakfast. The 14-room inn has seven guest rooms with private baths, a common living room, and library, as well as a sauna. Guests enjoy all the conveniences of modern life with the exception of individual television and phones. In addition, more than three acres of lawn, 40 acres of woods with trails are at the disposal of guests. Climb to the lighthouse lantern, 120 feet above the lake surface. From this vantage point, visitors can survey open fields of native grasses and wildflowers, dense hardwood and pine forests, the majestic Huron Mountains looming in the distance and the ever-changing face of Lake Superior. The drama of offshore lighting-bolt dances, ice kaleidoscopes and dramatic gales, as well as the spectacle of the night sky and Aurora Borealis are breathtaking. 
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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Keepers Program
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Leelanau State Park has the perfect opportunity for people who love lighthouses. From April through December, you can spend a week staying in the lighthouse as a lighthouse keeper. As a lighthouse keeper, you’ll stay in the former assistant’s quarters on the northern side of the lighthouse. Inside you’ll find a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a comfortable living room area, two bedrooms, and a bath and a half. Each of the bedrooms contains two twin beds, accommodating up to four adults at a time. During your stay, you’ll be responsible for greeting visitors and providing historical information about the lighthouse. You’ll also spend time helping in the gift shop and with other miscellaneous duties. Complete training is provided.
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Middle Island Keepers' Lodge
Located on majestic Lake Huron, Middle Island received its name as a result of its location midway between the North Point of Thunder Bay Island and Presque Isle Harbor, Michigan. Encompassing approximately 300 acres of rugged, natural beauty, Middle Island lies two miles offshore of a deserted limestone quarry on northern Lake Huron. Once part of a busy light station, Middle Island still has plenty to offer its guests- even if your only other residents are the white-tail deer, rabbits, song birds, eagulls, and an elusive bald eagle. Middle Island is a true unspoiled, outdoor retreat. In 2003, final work was completed on the renovation of the former U.S. Coast Guard foghorn building, transforming it into a rustic lodge (now called the "Keepers' Lodge"). Guests can enjoy the unique experience of staying on an uninhabited island while still having modern conveniences at their disposal.  
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