The Saugerties Lighthouse was created in the early 20th century, and placed on the National Historic Landmark Registry in 1979. Today, the lighthouse is a museum, bed and breakfast, gift shop, as well as a touring and special event location. Also inside the lighthouse is a parlor, kitchen and two guest bedrooms.
Traveling to the lighthouse involves walking through a half-mile nature trail, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in the Hudson River’s natural environment. Wildlife on the trail includes deer, beavers, herons and even eagles.
At the mouth of Esopus Creek, the red brick structure stands tall against the backdrop of the river with a great view of Amtrak’s trains. The beacon of the lighthouse has varied in its power sources, as it once used whale oil lamps and mineral oil lamps.
Bed and Breakfast
One of the greatest attractions of the lighthouse is the bed and breakfast. This B&B is not currently taking new bookings, but is still upholding existing reservations. The space is furnished in order to maintain the ambience of the 20th century when it was created. The views from inside the lighthouse itself is a must-see experience.
“Wonderful walk up to the light house! Highly recommend staying at the light house. Amazing hosts and a spectacular spot to spend a night or two!”
—Arun S., Google
Take Amtrak to Saugerties Lighthouse
Where to Stay in the Hudson Valley
Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Hudson Valley has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!