Overnight Accommodations at the Whitefish Point Light Station

Restored 1923 Crews Quarters Building

The Overnight Program is available annually between late April and November 10.

Please make reservations online or call
toll-free 800-635-1742.

We invite you to experience a night or two at historic Whitefish Point, home to the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast.  Stroll Superior's shoreline, where Native Ojibway and the first Europeans gathered nearly 400 years ago. Enjoy a tour of the museum, lightkeepers quarters and restored surfboat house included in your stay with us at the Whitefish Point Light Station. Please note that during the off-season (November 1-April 31), the museum facilities are closed and will not be accessible.

Experience and capture the mystery, romance and human drama of a bygone era... Enjoy the passing ships, or watch the northern lights in an unobstructed sky with millions of stars!   A wonderful four season experience of peace, quiet and solitude!

This is the original U.S. Coast Guard barracks building, constructed in 1923 for the Whitefish Point Lifeboat Rescue Station.  It has been meticulously restored by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society with assistance from Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Please note that Leader/Guide dogs and their owners will be designated to stay in Room #5, Chief Engineer's Room, which is located on the first floor and is best suited for accessibility.

Your own private room at the Light Station

Living Area

Relax in comfort in the adaptively restored 1923 Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Crews Quarters offering five themed rooms, private bath and TV, yet retain all the historic charm of a by-gone era.

Gather in the kitchen or living area with fresh coffee and a continental breakfast with microwave available, or choose a video on Great Lakes history, from our stocked video library, to enjoy in the quiet privacy of your room.

Each room features private bath, TV and privacy

Accommodations:  Deluxe continental breakfast included

  • Room 1: Station Engineer’s, queen bed second floor
  • Room 2: Surfman’s, queen bed second floor with views of the woods and lake.
  • Room 3: Assistant Chief’s, queen bed second floor with view of passing vessels
  • Room 4: Boatsman’s, double bed second floor with view of passing vessels
  • Room 5: Chief's Officer's, queen bed first floor, fully barrier-free

We also have a Conference/Library Room available for:

  • Professional conferences
  • Teacher seminars and/or Community groups.


$150.00 per night (April 1 thru November 10).

Your purchase grants you admission to: 

  • The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station
  • A 10% discount in the Shipwreck Coast Museum Store
  • A one year membership to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.  As a member, you will receive the Shipwreck Journal which is published quarterly.

*No additional charges for double occupancy or extra lodging taxes. Please, no more than 2 people per room. A portion of your donation is tax deductible.

Gift certificates available to be used at any time with reservations.


Reservations are essential and can be made Online or by calling 888-492-3747 for more information or with questions.

  •  Check in time for the summer months of May thru October is between 3 and 6 p.m.
  • During the months of November and April check in time is between 12 and 3 p.m.


Chief's Quarters Room 1, a barrier-free room

Reservations are required: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Personal checks are also accepted at time of check in for rooms held with a credit card.

Cancellation Policy

One week prior to arrival date for full refund. 72 hours prior to arrival date for half refund.
No refund for cancellation with less than 72 hours notice.

Guest Policies

  • Non smoking and alcohol free environment
  • No children under age 17 due to safety reasons
  • No pets
  • Main floor and one room feature barrier-free access

Nearby Attractions

  • Whitefish Point Bird Observatory on site
  • Community of Paradise - Blueberry Capital of Michigan
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park with 40,000 acre climax forest, interpretive programs, trails; Camp 33 Restaurant and Brewery; spectacular winter scenery and ice formations at the Upper Falls, along the river and along the Lake Superior shoreline
  • Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Interpretive Center
  • Soo Locks Boat Tours; Lighthouse Tours and Sunset Dinner Cruises
  • Mackinac Island
  • Hiawatha National Forest, Point Iroquois Lighthouse and museum open to the public
  • S.S. Valley Camp Museum Ship
  • Kewadin Casino, Bay Mills Resort and Casino
  • The Soo Locks


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The Whitefish Point Light Station and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum are owned and operated by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, a private non-profit cultural organization. The fundamental mission of the Society is essentially of the humanities: to research, preserve and interpret the material culture of the Great Lakes with emphasis on our maritime heritage. All donations are applied to historic restoration, interpretive programs for the membership and the public, museum programming and off-shore research efforts.