ALF’s first overnight stay program opened at Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod in 1998, following a complete restoration of the entire light station by our Cape Cod Chapter.
Since that time, the Cape Cod Chapter has worked tirelessly to make your stay the most memorable experience possible by maintaining an impeccable site and offering up the finest in warm hospitality. Guests enjoy their experience at Race Point so much, many of them return year after year with family and friends as part of a vacation ritual that renews their spirits like no other.
If you have never been to Race Point Lighthouse you might wonder what makes this historic site so special. For starters, the keeper’s house beams with a 1950s vintage feel and is situated perfectly to offer uninterrupted views of Cape Cod Bay where you can enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets as your imagination sets sail on the rhythm of the tides.
But dreamy seascapes are not the only natural amenities to bask in at Race Point Light Station. This one-of-a-kind utopia is also nestled amidst miles of unspoiled sandy beaches and rolling dunes, offering sightings of whales, seals, dolphins, and numerous species of shorebirds that can be admired in their protected land or sea habitats.
So grab your favorite book, relax on the front porch sipping your favorite beverage and have your fill of fresh ocean air; or of you prefer, enjoy leisurely walks along the beach that never fail to reward the senses with its beautiful sights, the sound of waves lapping at water’s edge and the feel of tranquility at its finest.
If the rod and reel represents peace of mind to you, world-class fishing is just a surf-cast away at the lighthouse. Whether fishing for striped sea bass or the challenging blue, the quest is an experience not to be forgotten at Race Point.
And don’t forget the lighthouse! As our guests at Race Point, feel free to take a walk up the tower as you retrace the steps of the bygone keepers. The tower’s lantern provides a unique sense of place as your eyes drift from one natural vista to another. Of course at night, since the lighthouse is a working aid to navigation, you’ll want to admire the glowing beacon as it rotates and sends its guiding beams seaward to help protect the mariner.
And did we mention how you access this tucked-away paradise located two miles out over the dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore? No worries! Our Cape Cod Chapter volunteer “Keepers” welcome you and provide four-wheel drive transportation to Race Point Lighthouse for your overnight stay at the keeper’s house.
Keeper’s House Rates range: $145-$185 per night, depending on room choice and season.
If more solitude is what your family or group has in mind then the Whistle House at Race Point is the perfect place for you. The building’s interior was newly remodeled in 2007 and features the “Wood End” and “Long Point” sleeping quarters, a full kitchen, bath and a comfortable sitting area perfect for relaxing and watching the lighthouse shine bright at night.
This unique opportunity offers complete privacy for up to eight people, and unlike the keeper’s house, it is not shared with guests outside your party. Typically the Whistle House is available on a Saturday-to-Saturday basis, but it is now offered for as few as two nights in an effort to better accommodate your available “get away” time! Certain restrictions will apply for any occupancy less than seven days.
Whistle House Rates range: $2,000-$2,500 weekly rentals.
For Race Point Keeper’s House or Whistle House reservations or to get additional information, contact the ALF’s Cape Cod Chapter at:
P.O. Box 565
Rockland, ME 04841