Little River Lighthouse

Downeast + Acadia, Maine

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Little River Lighthouse


  • Boat transportation is provided from the mainland to the island for overnight guests and during special open house days.- Little River Lighthouse
  • Lighthouse visitors enjoy a view of the Cutler Harbor en route to the island.- Little River Lighthouse
  • The lighthouse keeper greets guests at the dock.- Little River Lighthouse
  • Little River Lighthouse was known as Little River Light Station.- Little River Lighthouse
  • The lighthouse is a half-mile walk from the dock.- Little River Lighthouse
  • Little River Lighthouse is located on an island near Cutler, Maine.- Little River Lighthouse
  • A view from the lighthouse window features the sea and rocky island coastline.- Little River Lighthouse
  • Guests may climb to the top of the lighthouse to see a beautiful coastal Maine seascape.- Little River Lighthouse
  • A view from the top of the lighthouse shows the picnic area at the edge of the rocky coast.- Little River Lighthouse
  • The scenic view from the Keeper's room includes an up-close look at the lighthouse.- Little River Lighthouse
  • Spend a night at Little River Lighthouse and watch the brightly shining beacon of light guiding sailors through the darkness.- Little River Lighthouse
  • Guests can enjoy a fabulous view of the lighthouse at night set against the starry sky and moonlit ocean.- Little River Lighthouse
  • A tiny bulb lights the lighthouse.- Little River Lighthouse
  • A view of the lighthouse from the water.- Little River Lighthouse
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No crowds! Permitted to explore the lighthouse and the island. Beautiful, iconic Maine scenery.
Must travel to the island according to the tides.
Downeast + Acadia, ME
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Year round: 
Open from: 
June 15 to September 30
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Reservation phone number: 
1 (877) 276-4682
Property Description

Property Description

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On a beautiful 15-acre island off the coast of Maine, you can experience the peaceful isolation of a lighthouse keeper’s life. Choose to visit Little River Lighthouse during a free open house, or stay overnight in the keeper’s house for a truly memorable adventure. To get to the lighthouse, you’ll be escorted by boat from the small town of Cutler to nearby Little River Island at the entrance of the harbor.

Once you dock, enjoy a half-mile stroll on a plank walkway through iconic Maine forest to the lighthouse on the other side of the island. As the lighthouse comes into view, you can’t help but notice the rhythmic tone of the foghorn. You may explore the island during your stay, and whether you’re watching the waves crash on the rocks, or climbing the lighthouse to gaze far out to sea, every eight seconds, the foghorn sounds. The haunting sound adds a special ambience to the scene.

Enter the restored 1888 Keeper’s house and you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and shared refrigerator. An outdoor grill is also available for guest’s use. Plan to bring provisions from the mainland to prepare and clean-up your own meals.

Pillows, blankets and beautiful quilts are provided, just bring your own sheets and towels. Choose to lodge in the Keeper’s room and you can envision the lighthouse keeper from long ago looking out the window to see if the light was lit.

Originally established in 1847, Little River Light Station is on the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouse was the first in New England to be deeded as a gift “from the people of the United States of America to the non-profit American Lighthouse Foundation” under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. Contact “Friends of Little River Lighthouse,” a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, to arrange an unforgettable adventure.

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