American Lighthouse Foundation – 2019 Lighthouse Gala Online Auction
Auction Ends: Apr 26, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

Unique Experiences

Overnight Stay at Race Point Lighthouse

Item Number
106
Estimated Value
$175 USD
Sold
$220 USD to maddiemay
Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Ever dream of staying overnight at a lighthouse and experience the station as the lightkeepers would have? Well, this is your chance to spend the night in one of Cape Cod's most iconic beacons, the Race Point lighthouse!

The winner of this gift certificate is entitled to a night's stay for two people in the Blue Room of the Keeper's House at Race Point Lighthouse, during these periods: May 2nd to 21st or Sept. 15th to closing (mid November). Certificate is valid for seven years (expires in 2023).

Race Point, at the tip of Cape Cod, has a very unique address -- simply a latitude and longitude. When guests stay overnight (transportation is provided), nobody wants the ride to the lighthouse to end. It’s almost a two-mile trail over soft sand nestled in the rolling dunes. What a spectacular ride! Wildlife lovers will enjoy the chance to see seals and whales from the beach, depending on the time of year.

The light went into service on November 5, 1816. The original rubblestone tower was 25 feet tall and its light was 30 feet above the sea. By 1876, the old stone tower needed rebuilding, and it was replaced by today's 45-foot cast-iron lighthouse, lined with brick. Three keepers and their families lived at the light station. The light was automated in 1972, and the keeper’s house remained boarded up for more than 20 years.

In 1995, the keeper’s house and surrounding property was leased to the American Lighthouse Foundation. Volunteers and craftsmen carried out a miraculous restoration, and the four-bedroom keeper’s house was opened for overnight stays. Today, the Race Point Light optic is still an active aid to navigation, maintained by the Coast Guard. The Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation maintains all of the structures and grounds.

Visit racepointlighthouse.org for more information.

Special Instructions

The winner of this gift certificate is entitled to a one-night stay for two people in the Blue Room of the Keeper's House at Race Point Lighthouse, during these periods: May 2nd to 21st or Sept. 15th to closing (mid November). Certificate is valid for seven years (expires in 2026).