Spend an unforgettable evening at Bakers Island Light this summer!
Stay in the historic Assistant Keeper's House. For reservations or questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Offered Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, mid-June through September
What: Overnight stays for up to 6* people (no children under 4, no pets)
Where: Assistant Keeper's House at the Bakers Island Light Station!
Who: Essex Heritage Voyager Members (or higher category) ONLY! Join or upgrade here!
How much: $385 covers overnight stay for up to 4 people (price includes boat ride to and from the island). Up to 2 additional guests may be added to your reservation at $95 per person.
Bathrooms: 1 ½
Beds: 5 (1 full, 4 twin beds)
The Assistant Keeper's House is simple–some might say rustic. It is "off the grid" which means it is solar powered with limited lighting, basic furniture, filtered well water and a limited amount of hot water.
Bedrooms: There are three bedrooms - one with a full-sized bed and the others with two twin beds each. The beds have mattresses, a pillow and a quilt. Overnight guests will need to bring their own sheets (or a sleeping bag).
Bathrooms: Guests will need to bring their own towels and bathroom supplies (soap and toothpaste). Limited hot water available for showers.
Kitchen: There is a kitchen with a propane fueled stove. Overnight guests will need to bring their own food – enough for your dinner, breakfast, and any snacks. We have a basic collection of pots and pans, cups, utensils, plates, and a French-press to make coffee. There is a refrigerator, but it is small (dorm size).
Stay at the Assistant Keepers House at the Bakers Island Light Station – just like when the keepers of old still lived there. Your own private getaway… at a light station! "Unplug" from life's crazy and relax.
Picnic on the well-kept lawn, or use the picnic table!
Swim at the light station’s private beach (it’s a rocky shore, so we recommend some kind of beach/water shoe)!
Soak up the sun – we have several outdoor lounge chairs!
Hit one of the trails! We have more than a half mile of walking paths that have great views of the cliffs and coast!
Play games – inside or out! We have board games, and classic lawn games like bocce and croquet!
Fishing (with a license and your own gear)!
And, while we can’t offer a luxury B&B experience, our 2020 volunteer lighthouse keepers will be in the Main Keeper’s House next door! They will help get you settled in, answer questions and offer assistance in case of an emergency.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING:
- Bedding: sheets for the beds or sleeping bags
- Food & Beverages
- Soap/bathroom essentials
- Sun block & bug repellent
- And remember, everything that you bring with you, you will have to bring up the rocky beach!
Cooking and eating utensils
Weber gas grill
Board games, puzzles and lawn games
Outside area for cooking and eating
Large well kept lawn
Free, overnight parking at the Salem Ferry Docks (no cars on Island)
Family/Kid Friendly (age 4+)
Peace and quiet, amazing views, spectacular night sky!
NO Heating/ Air Conditioning
NO Pets Allowed
NO Washer/Dryer for laundry
NOT Wheelchair Accessible
LIGHT STATION & HOUSE RULES
Absolutely NO Smoking. There is no fire station on the island and we want to keep everyone safe.
You are not permitted to leave the property. We ask you to please respect the privacy of the summer residents.
Join us in taking care of our environment: reduce, reuse, recycle.
Trash rules: Pack it in, and pack it out.
You are responsible for putting the rooms back in order prior to departure.
If Essex Heritage cancels the boat trip because it is too stormy or the seas are too rough, you will be fully refunded the cost of your overnight or we will work with you to try and identify an alternate date.
If reservation holder cancels, reservations are non-refundable.
Reservations are not eligible for any discounts at this time.