The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse rests on a two-acre granite ledge offshore, at the entrance to Boothbay Harbor. The light and fog signal have been guiding mariners safely in and out of the harbor since 1892.
The Cuckolds Lighthouse was manned until the 70’s. Prior to that, for approximately 80 years, two families had lived on the island year-round to keep the light lit and sound the fog signal. Attached keeper’s quarters housed the families. The building was divided down the middle to provide living quarters for each of the families. Since the automation of the light, the island sat empty and fell into a state of disrepair. The keeper’s quarters were eventually torn down and then by early 2000’s, the light tower itself faced the same tragic fate.
To save the Cuckolds, a group of concerned citizens began a decade long quest! Through the National Lighthouse Preservation Act, they were granted the deed to the property in 2006 and began their tireless efforts to restore this treasured piece of history. The formerly attached keeper’s quarters were rebuilt in a likeness to the original structure on the outside, yet the inside has been repurposed in to a luxury inn.
The Lighthouse Gets New Keepers
In late summer of 2014, the Inn was finally ready to welcome their first guests! In 2015, Mark and Heather were signed on as Executive Directors and Resident Innkeepers for the first full season!
The beautifully restored inn offers two well-appointed guests suites for overnight guests where they are fed and pampered by the Innkeepers. Guests enjoy watching sailboats glide by, seals frolicking on the rocks, and stunning sunsets on the dock. Fresh, locally caught Maine lobster is always on the menu!
The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse garners worldwide attention. The restored property is recognized as a “top private island or lighthouse getaway” by some of the most prestigious travel publications around the globe.
For more information on the Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse – www.innatcuckoldslighthouse.com