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August 18, 2010

Ten Best Lighthouses to Sleep in
August 14, 2010 by Jaclyn Liechti, SmarterTravel.com Staff
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East Brother Light Station, Richmond, California
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East Brother Light Station, Richmond, California

Lighthouses often conjure up romantic images, and the East Brother Light Station (EBLS) is no exception. To get to the house, you must take a boat to a small island in San Francisco Bay. Once you arrive, you're welcomed with a Champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception, and will learn a little bit about the history of the island and the 1874 lighthouse. After a four-course dinner, feel free to walk up the stairs into the lantern room that guides ships to this day. You can even head outside to the widow's walk, which offers 360-degree views of the bay.
When you're ready to get some sleep, nestle into one of four rooms in the main lighthouse building that are furnished with period furniture, then wake to a full breakfast—including the house special, Lighthouse French Toast Souffle—and a demonstration of the old foghorn operation.
Prices range from $295 to $415 per night and include a Champagne reception, four-course dinner, and breakfast.
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