So, you want to stay overnight at an abandoned lighthouse 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)??
How Much Does It Cost?
Overnights at White Shoal Light are $500 for a 1-night stay (per person)
$900 for a 2-night stay (per person) or
$1,200 for a 3-night stay (per person)
Maximum occupancy per night is 4 guests
*An overnight stay will give you approximately 24 hours at the light station
Available 2019 Overnight Dates:
August 23 & 28
What are Accommodations Like?
It is important that our guests realize that White Shoal Light is currently in a semi-abandoned state. 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 (twin). There is running water, a real toilet, and hot shower at the light station. Electricity will be available at certain times of the day. There will be a fully-functional kitchen on site as well as a washer and dryer. There is cell reception, but it can be spotty at times. You will be required to supply your own food for your stay. We will have backup provisions at the light station.
What you are buying is an EXPERIENCE!...the experience of being one of the first to stay overnight in a very remote light station that has never been open to the public before. 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 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. Below is a photo of a current room setup for a staff member. It gives you some idea of what to expect (note: you will not have to sleep on a cot).
There will be twin beds in private rooms for your stay.