Spend A Night At This Working 19th Century Lighthouse On The Stunning Oregon Coast

Heceta Head Lighthouse
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The Oregon Coast is stunning year round, and a popular place to get away from the rigors of work and city life.  Some go to play in the sand, hike or bike the coastal rainforests, or just to relax and take a deep breath.  One of our favorite places on the Oregon coast is the Heceta Head Lighthouse, where you can stay the night at the Lightkeeper’s Cottage.  This bed and breakfast boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, cozy rooms, and has charm to spare.

Become A Part Of The Lighthouse’s History

 

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This lighthouse is said to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States, and with good reason: it’s gorgeous.  The lighthouse light sits 205 feet above the ocean and shines up to 21 miles out to sea.  It’s the brightest light on the Oregon coast.  This working lighthouse and the Light Keeper’s home are circa 1894 and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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When the lighthouse was built it was isolated from the nearby communities, and the lightkeepers brought their families to stay with them while they kept the lighthouse up and running.  The Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is located in the original Light Keeper’s home, and is perched on a cliff with magnificent views of the ocean and surrounding area.

 

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Guests love to take a walk down the path that leads from the Light Keeper’s home to the lighthouse or beach and imagine what the solitary life of the lighthouse keeper must have been like.

Ghosts On The Coast

This bed and breakfast is loved by all who come to stay, and it’s rumored that one special woman never left, even after she died: a resident ghost named Rue.  Rue is thought to have been the lightkeeper’s wife, though no one has been able to confirm it because no list was ever kept of the women and children who stayed in the cottage.  People say that one of Rue’s daughter’s drowned, and after Rue died she came back to the lighthouse and stayed, forever looking for her daughter.  There’s an unmarked grave on the hillside by the lighthouse, and it has remained undisturbed for all of this time.  No one knows who is buried there.

While a few strange things have happened at the cottage indicating an otherworldly presence, guests and staff don’t feel threatened and report the apparition never does anything scary or harmful.  They feel as though Rue is watching over the cottage and looking for her daughter.

A Destination For The Romantic And Adventurous

 

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You’ll love to nestle into one of the cozy rooms in the Lightkeeper’s cottage.  This bed and breakfast has charm in abundance, down to the smallest detail.  From the handcrafted wooden staircase leading up to the rooms, to the warm down duvets and unique antique furnishings, you’ll never forget your visit.

The Cape Cove Room. Photo via Heceta Head Lighthouse

After a peaceful night in a comfy bed guests will enjoy a seven-course breakfast with foods from the Pacific Northwest.

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The Cape Cove Room. Photo via Heceta Head Lighthouse

The Keeper’s cottage also offers intimate parlors with amazing ocean views, original handcrafted fireplaces and a wrap around porch with lighthouse views.

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The Cape Cove Room. Photo via Heceta Head Lighthouse

I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than cozying up under a blanket with a loved one and watching the ocean and lighthouse from the porch.

 

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You can learn more about the Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast and book your stay here.

 

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