Saugerties Lighthouse

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Saugerties Lighthouse

The Saugerties Lighthouse was created in the early 20th century, and placed on the National Historic Landmark Registry in 1979. Construction began on this lighthouse in 1835 and in 1985, after much reconstruction and different forms of the lighthouse, the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy was formed with the purpose of restoring this landmark to its formal glory. Then in 1990, after fundraising and extensive restoration work the building was completely restored to its former glory. 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. 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.

Visit the lighthouse by traveling the nature trail open year-round from sunrise to sunset. The Ruth Reynolds Glunt Nature Preserve protects a wide array of wildlife of the Esopus Creek and Hudson River. Adjacent to the lighthouse, stop by the Riverside deck, open weekdays year-round, to relax. Sundays throughout the summer include docent-led tours every half hour from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Bed and Breakfast

One of the greatest attractions of the lighthouse is the bed and breakfast. Experience the simplicity of 19th-century life. Open Thursday through Sunday year-round, the B&B is a great place to relax and take in the Hudson River Valley. Surrounded by water in a remote area, the Lighthouse is reachable by a half-mile gentle walking trail. While staying you can fish, bird-watch, picnic, take photos of the beautiful views and wildlife, or simply relax. The lighthouse includes two second-floor bedrooms with a double bed. Families with children can request cots to accommodate two extra people. 

“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

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Rhinecliff-Kingston Station in Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

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!