Step into The Past at Rose Island Lighthouse
Lodging at Rose Island Lighthouse is a rare vacation experience. As a Lighthouse Keeper for a week, you will live in a working Lighthouse that has been restored and furnished to the Victorian era of 1912 without any modern conveniences. For those who can not live without a coffee maker and running water, they may reserve the second floor of the Keeper’s quarters and live by the guiding light to conservation.
In 1993, Rose Island Light was re-lit as a Private Aid to Navigation on National Lighthouse Day. The operating Lighthouse is maintained by vacationers who work during their one week stay and learn about environmental and conservation programs on the island. A Working Vacation, a humorous useful oxymoron (yes, useful oxymoron is another humorous oxymoron) , best describes the life of the volunteer Keepers working to maintain the Victorian Lighthouse while enjoying scenic Newport Harbor and Rose Island on vacation.
The Keeper Program is a very popular volunteer working vacation during the Summer season as both the Summer of 2007 and 2008 “Keeper For a Week” Vacations are reserved. Yet, there are some openings available for Fall, Winter, and Spring. For more information, please visit the Volunteer Vacations web page.
To keep the Lighthouse in shape, a creative gift program was implemented to “sell” parcels of Rose Island and the Lighthouse for preserving Rose Island Lighthouse. For more information, please visit the Island For Sale web page.
Tickets for the New England Clambake at the Rose Island Lighthouse on Aug 18, 2007 are on sale and this “Trashless” Clambake sells out every year. Fortunately, there will be no Vegan seafood surprises at this traditional New England seafood event (a reference to yesterdays post). For ticket information, please visit the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation web-site.
For information about Rose Island Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.
For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Rose Island Light