Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live at a lighthouse – even for just one night, or wish you could escape the hustle & bustle of life for a little while?
If so, then we have just the island get-away for you!
The Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, invites you to stay with us at the Little River Light Station, which is located at the entrance to picturesque Cutler Harbor in Downeast Maine.
This 15-acre island paradise possesses many charming qualities, but one of its finest is the quiet solitude found along walking trails that meander through tall, whispering pines and rocky outcrops kissed by refreshing ocean breezes.
The historic light station, with its fully restored 1888 keeper’s house, is nestled on the eastern end of the island overlooking the Bay of Fundy.
At this most northeastern island light station in the United States you will be the first to greet the dawn of each new day. While sipping hot coffee or tea, be sure to bask in the beauty of some of the most spectacular sunrises seen along the coast of Maine.
During your stay, be sure to “walk in the steps of the lightkeeper” by making the journey to the top of the lighthouse – up to a place where eagles soar and alluring seascapes are discovered.
Then just before sunset, we encourage you to take the short half-mile walk across the island to its western end and watch the day’s golden radiance put on a dazzling show as the sun sinks below the horizon and silhouettes the homes, boats and working wharves of the snug village of Cutler.
Don’t think that sundown marks the end of nature’s light show on the island. For after the brightest star of all takes leave of the firmament; countless twinkling stars take its place in the night sky. With no city lights, tall buildings or smog to hinder your view, you will have the opportunity to admire the stunning brilliance of the stars against a black velvet sky – a setting like you have never seen before.
Lest we forget, there is one more “light” to enjoy under the cover of darkness – the guiding light of Little River Lighthouse that beams forth over the sea, showing the seafarer the way to safe passage.
How do you get to this amazing place?
No worries…the volunteers of the Friends of Little River Lighthouse will meet you at the public boat ramp in Cutler and take you and your guests on a twelve minute boat ride to this one-of-a-kind paradise – a place where peaceful solitude reigns without disturbance and memories in the making are waiting to be embraced!
All you have to do is make that phone call and say …
Availability & Rates: **UPDATED 2/7/2023**
The 2023 overnight stay program will be limited to one family/ friend group (max. of 6) at a time. There are up to three rooms and a full bath available for your group; each room accommodates 2 people. Book one, two or all three rooms based on the number of people in your group. Please note, our overnight stay program has a no-pet policy.
Overnight stay program dates: June 1 to September 30.
Cost: Rates for the 2023 season are $350 per night / room for two people. Each additional room is $175 per night. View rooms.
Reservations: We will begin taking reservation requests for the 2023 overnight program on Monday, February 20th beginning at 10am.
**Reservations must be made by phone ** Check Availability before calling us at: (877) 276-4682
Please note: We will not be accepting any reservation inquiries prior to February 20th at 10am! Reservation inquiries made after 10am on February 20th will be answered on a first come-first serve basis. If our reservation manager is assisting another caller, please leave your name and phone number so we can answer your inquiry in the order it is received.
Questions? Use our contact form or call us at: (877) 276-4682 for any questions.