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Rockwell Lighthouse

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A STAY TO REMEMBER Lighthouses have long inspired fascination, but getting to sleep in one is a special treat. Staying in this one in Southeast Alaska ups the ante by also offering a wonderfully unique way to see wildlife and explore a tranquil island, a five-minute water taxi ride from Sitka. A Labor of Love, and a 24-7 Beacon The lighthouse was first built in 1983—a labor of love by Burgess Bauder, a local veterinarian with incredible talent for building and design, who spent 18 months hulling the wood and constructing the lighthouse by himself, on the high point of a one-acre private island. With its red light on top, the lighthouse was registered with the Coast Guard and still acts as a navigational beacon. The lighthouse has also functioned as a vacation rental since its inception, and was recently bought by new owners Teal and Mike ‚who have known Bauder for years. They have given it a fresh update—debuting for the 2018 summer season—and continue offering it for vacation rent
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Sitka Airport8 km
Angoon Airport68 km
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We just got back last night from 3 days 2 nights at this newly refurbished Rockwell lighthouse. There was myself and my husband, and his sister and her husband. Four of us went there for an adventure filled weekend. When we got there, we canceled all of our plans and decided to e
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You're staying in a lighthouse, in Sitka Alaska. You could be sleeping on rocks and still have a good time.
You also get to meet Burgess, a local legend and character straight out of Moby Dick.
The house is old, quirky, uncomfortable and in need of a lot of TLC. It's basically y
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We spent last weekend at the Rockwell Lighthouse. The owner takes you out to the island and then shuttles you once a day into town. He is very nice The house itself is quite old and in need of some real TLC. It is very quirky and fun, but a thorough cleaning is greatly needed.
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Beautifully built lighthouse, with enough room for a decent group of 6-10 people. Went there with a close friends (couple) and my husband. Enjoyed every moment of it. The owner is very eccentric indeed, but very easy fellow to get along with. He let us use a skiff to travel t
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Watching a sunset, with eagles circling overhead, sitting in the hot tub, as Island folks' scurry back and forth to the main land. The wind blows gently though your hair and you wonder if there is anything more peaceful on earth.

The owner is a delightful, if a bit eccentric, ho
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"You can sleep on the top floor...where the light in the lighthouse would be normally. 365 degree view! but you do have to make it up and down the stairs..."
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