California - Bed & Breakfast
East Brother Light Station - U.S. Lighthouse Society Member
Type: Bed & Breakfast
Location: On East Brother Island, 2 miles north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Contact: 117 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801; (510) 233-2385
Facility: Located on an island, 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. Guests can stay in one of five available rooms, four in the lighthouse and one in the original fog signal building. Stay includes a multi-course gourmet dinner in addition to breakfast. Open year round.
Rates & Availability: http://ebls.org/?page_id=66
California - Hostels
Point Montara Lighthouse
Location: 20 miles south of San Francisco
Contact: AI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel, 8800 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037; (650) 728-7177
Facility: Located 25 miles south of San Francisco, guests are accommodated in both shared and private rooms in former Coast Guard quarters and the historic fog signal building. All guests share fully-equipped kitchens, common rooms and bathrooms with hot showers. Special rooms for families and couples are available by reservation.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse ♦
Location: 26 miles north of Santa Cruz
Contact: Pigeon Point Road/Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060; (650) 879-0633
Facility: Located 50 miles south of San Francisco, this hostel provides accommodations in the restored lighthouse keeper's quarters. Guests can opt for shared or private rooms.
California - Vacation Rentals
Point Arena Lighthouse ♦ - USLHS Member and Lighthouse Vacation Auction Donor
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: 135 miles north of San Francisco
Contact: Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc, P.O. Box 11, Point Arena, CA 95468; (707) 882-2809, ext 1 or (877) 725-4448 ext 1
Facility: Three miles north of the city of Point Arena, CA and 135 miles north of San Francisco. Six rentals are available ranging in price from $150 to $350 per night. Accommodations range from a queen room with bath that sleeps two up units that are fully equipped cottages that accommodate six people and include full kitchens, three bedrooms, two full baths and wood burning stoves. Some cottages are pet friendly. Discounts offered for United States Lighthouse Society members, and seasonal discounts are also offered.
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse - USLHS Member and Lighthouse Vacation Auction Donor
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: 3 miles north of Mendocino
Contact: Mendocino Coast Reservations; 707-937-5033 or 800-262-7801, MendocinoVacations.com
Facility: There are two houses and two cottages available year-round. The houses overlook the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. The restored, turn of the century, Head Lightkeepers House has four bedrooms with queen beds, each with its own toilet and shower. The 2nd Assistant Lightkeepers House has one bedroom with a king sized bed and two with queen beds that share a bathroom. Recently remodeled, it has a modern kitchen and laundry room. Of the two cottages, both are handicapped accessible, one behind the Head Lightkeepers House and the other behind the Assistant Lightkeepers House, which is pet friendly. The Lightstation, part of a 300-acre Nature Preserve with views of the coastal bluffs of the Pacific Ocean, headlands, and wildlife, also includes two museums and a marine science exhibit in the restored blacksmith and carpenter shop.