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Have you ever thought of what it would be like to stay at a lighthouse – even for just one night, escape the hustle & bustle of life for a little while? If so, then we have just the best kept secret island get-away for you!

Rose Island Lighthouse and Fort Hamilton Trust invites you to stay with us for a night, or two, or a full week! This 18-acre island paradise possesses many charming qualities, but one of its finest is the quiet solitude found along our walking trails that meander through the property.

Greet the dawn of each day while sipping hot coffee or tea and bask in the beauty of spectacular sunrises seen along the coast of Newport. Then just before sunset, take in the day’s golden radiance as the sun sinks below the horizon creating silhouettes of the homes, boats and working wharves of Newport.

During your stay, be sure to “walk in the steps of the lightkeeper” by making the journey to the top of the lighthouse – up to a place where magnificent seascapes surround you.


Countless twinkling stars take its place in the night sky and with no city lights, buildings or smog to obscure your view, you have the best seat in the house to take in the brilliance of the stars against a black velvet sky – a setting like you have never seen before.

How do you get to this amazing place?

The historic light station, with its fully restored 1870 keeper’s lighthouse, is nestled on Narragansett Bay, just minutes by ferry from the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Our Captain of the boat, and our launch service the Starfish, will meet you at the boat ramp in Fort Adams, take you and your guests on a 15 minute boat ride to this one-of-a-kind paradise – a place where Rose Island Lighthouse memories are waiting to be treasured.

Options for making a reservation include:

– Check general availability by date

– Check availability by specific room

– Or call (401) 847-4242.

Curt Bunting Room

This comfortable, romantic museum room for two is located on the first floor of the lighthouse.

Wanton Chase Room

This comfortable, romantic museum room for two is located on the first floor of the lighthouse.

Keeper’s Apartment

Stay in our second floor Keeper’s Apartment and enjoy all the amenities of home.

Foghorn Room

Sleep in our 1912 Foghorn Building. This very romantic room for two is separate from the lighthouse.

Barracks Room

Step back in time and stay in our beautiful historic Fort Hamilton Barracks building, located several hundred feet away from the lighthouse.

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