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Shawn Michaels

It was truly a very cool experience as we were guests at "Lighthouse Keepers" at the historic Saugerties Lighthouse in Upstate New York.

The Lighthouse was originally built around 1830, but the structure that stands today was rebuilt in 1869. The Lighthouse is located on the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York. The Lighthouse keeper and his family were very nice and made our stay comfortable. The Lighthouse, which is also now a bed & breakfast, hosts two guests at a time....each with our own room, however sharing restroom and other quarters. The Lighthouse is very much traditional with coal stove heating and rainwater bathroom, and 80-year-old appliances in the kitchen....yes original and works great!

While staying we went into the town of Saugerties for dinner. The town has a nice "small town" feel and has a traditional "Main Street" with restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Breakfast was made by the Lighthouse keeper and was delicious and we ate with a couple visiting from Brooklyn. A nice start to our day. FYI no TV, so yes, it's old school and refreshing.

The Lighthouse is about a half-mile from the parking area, so a round trip is about a mile. You need to navigate the tides because at times the trail is flooded and you cannot get by during certain very high, tides. The Lighthouse keeper kept us well informed and provided boots for when we needed to go through water.

April and I loved this adventure and for the record no ghosts at night, at least we didn't see them.

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