Rose Island Lighthouse

Newport, Rhode Is., USA

In rooms housed in a museum, experience life as an authentic lighthouse keeper of old. Located on tiny Rose Island, reached from Rhodes Island


Listed in America's National Register of Historic Places, the Rose Island Lighthouse museum (restored 1870) is open to the public from 10am to 4pm each day. 

Stay the night in beautifully restored bedrooms for the full experience.

Keeper's Apartment has full kitchen and bathroom and amazing views.

Curt Bunting Room - Romantic museum room on the first floor of the lighthouse. Views to the bridge. Shared bathroom and use of the common lighthouse space, with small kitchen space, with another couple. Unique outdoor shower for the warmer months.

Wanton Chase Room - as above, a museum room on the first floor of the lighthouse. Views to the East Passage and Jamestown.

Foghorn Room - separate from the lighthouse, the building dates back to 1912. Built upon the rocks next to the lighthouse. Guests have access to the lighthouse from 10-4pm. There are outside bathrooms about 100 feet away, no bathroom inside, and a solar shower outside. This is a seasonal room without heat. No kitchen but guests here can use one of the gas grills nearby.

Fort Hamilton Barracks room a few hundred feet away from the lighthouse. (During the war each room in the bomb proof barracks slept 30 soldiers, not just for 2). Access to the lighthouse from 10-4pm when you stay here. Use of bathrooms approximately 30 feet away. This room is for seasonal stays as there is no heat or electricity. Use of gas grill next to the room and the solar outdoor shower. Cot could be added.

Each bedroom accommodates up to two people. These can be reserved independently. 

A level of fitness is required to climb on and off boats and to carry your belongings up the 300ft long path to the lighthouse. Rose Island is one mile off shore, reached by ferry from Newport Harbour, Rhodes Island at $25 a ride.

Pricing varies according to room choice, from $149 - $289 a night plus tax. 1 or 2 night rentals are generally possible, but 3 night stays in July and August.

$40 cleaning fee.


Room Types

Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Providence / Logan

Content updated on 5th March 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom