Today ALF’s chapter – Friends of Little River Lighthouse, invites you to stay 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!
Keeper’s House Rates range: $150-$225 per night, depending on room choice
For Little River Keeper’s House reservations or to get additional information, contact the ALF’s chapter, Friends of Little River Lighthouse at: