LIGHTHOUSE LOCATION

White Shoal Light is located 20 miles (32 km) west of the Mackinac Bridge in Lake Michigan. Coordinates: 45°50′32″N 85°8′7″W.

WSLHPS CONTACT INFO

989-205-0123

 

963 W Commerce Drive

Unit C
Traverse City, MI 49685

 

preservewhiteshoal@gmail.com

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So, you want to stay overnight in the tallest lighthouse on the Great Lakes in the middle of the Straits of Mackinac...20 miles West of the Mackinac Bridge, 13 miles from the closest boat ramp, and 7 miles from the nearest shore (an uninhabited island)??

ABSOLUTELY!

We are offering two unique holiday

getaway packages in 2020.  The first is a July 4th Getaway and the second is a Labor Day Weekend Getaway

The July 4th Getaway Package is for two nights (July 3rd & 4th) with up to 12 of your closest friends or family.  We will provide everything for your stay including all your meals.  

 

 July 4th Getaway Package Price.....$6,000

(this works out to only $250 per person per night....half of our nightly rate.  We are able to offer a discount on larger groups.  Please note that we will only have beds for 8 guests on the light station in 2020.  Extra guests will be provided air mattresses and/or cots during their stay).

 

 BOOK JULY 4th WEEKEND

The Labor Day Weekend Getaway Package is for three nights (September 4, 5, & 6th) with up to 12 of your closest friends or family.  We will provide everything for your stay including all your meals.  

 

 Labor Day Weekend Getaway Package Price.....$8,000

(this works out to only $222 per person per night.  We are able to offer a discount on larger groups.  Please note that we will only have beds for 8 guests on the light station in 2020.  Extra guests will be provided air mattresses and/or cots during their stay).

BOOK LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Another change for 2020 is that we will not be offering any cash refunds!  If your weekend getaway package is canceled due to weather,  your group members will be offered a makeup weekend in either the 2020 season or the following season.  Members of your group will also have the option to redeem their tickets for any other available nights at the light station.  We always do our very best to make sure to get you out the light station one way or another.  If your group cancels for personal reasons, the same policy applies.  Please note that we have not had to cancel any holiday weekend packages to date based on weather (but it is always a possibility).  Will will honor all bookings indefinitely!

 What are Accommodations Like?

 

It is important that our guests realize that White Shoal Light is currently in a state of restoration. If you are expecting a night at the Hilton, this is not for you!  We will have the interior of the structure cleaned up and free of any hazards. Guests will also be provided with private rooms and real beds.  All linens are also provided. There is running water, a real toilet, and hot shower at the light station.  We are also adding a second full bathroom on deck 5 as well as a 1/2 bath on deck 6 connected to our Sunset Suite (NEW for the 2020 SEASON)!  Electricity will be available at certain times of the day and all night. There is a fully-functional kitchen on site as well as a washer and dryer. There is cell reception, but it can be spotty at times. Another change for 2020 guests is that we will be providing all your meals during your stay.  We will be posting a weekly menu so you can see what will be served during your stay.  You are welcome to bring your own food if you do not like what is being served on our menu.

 

What you are buying is an EXPERIENCE!...the experience of staying overnight in a very remote light station that is a challenge on a good day just to get to. You are buying the 360-degree sunrises and sunsets. You are buying the chance to be caught out in a storm. You are buying some of the best stargazing opportunities money can buy. You are also buying the opportunity to unplug for a couple days and experience true solitude and isolation. And most importantly, you are partnering with us to help save this iconic structure!

 

If any of the above descriptions do not sound appealing, please do not apply to stay. 

Our beautiful Sunset Suite on Deck 6

One of two amazing twin rooms on deck 5

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q:  Will guests be dropped off and left totally alone at the lighthouse during their stay?

A:  There will be 1-2 staff present at all times at the light station during your stay.  Staff are there strictly to run our vital systems such as water, sewer, electricity, etc.  You as a guest will have full access to the lighthouse for your stay....the staff will not be chaperoning guests around the structure.  Our goal is to give our guests a very private stay while at the lighthouse.  Staff will also handle any emergency situations or questions/needs of our guests.

Q:  For a 1-night stay, how long will we actually be on the light station?

A:  You can plan on roughly a 24-hour stay at the light station for a 1-night stay

Q:  Will there be electricity available at the light station?

A:  Electricity will be available at certain times during the day and most of the night.  It will also be available upon request.

Q:  Will there be work (noise) going on at the light station during our stay?

A:  Other than general maintenance, there will be no work going on during your stay.  As for noise, we do have a nearly silent generator that runs all night for electric needs.  We also have a large diesel generator that will kick on periodically during the day.  The large generator is used to recharge our water system.  You will not be subjected to long periods of noisy running generators.  Our goal is to keep it as peaceful as possible at the light station during guest stays.