Travel: Cove Point Lighthouse *Giveaway!*
Written by Staff Writer
As all of us East Coasters know, we are fully entrenched in the throes of winter.
Following the recent polar vortex, we could all use a little sizzle in our lives. Why not add some to yours by planning a getaway at the Cove Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay in Solomons Maryland.
Visitors to the historic site can stay in the two and a half story keeper’s duplex situated alongside the active lighthouse on over seven acres of land. The lighthouse, established in 1828, is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Maryland and the fifth-oldest existing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay.
But, the last thing guests will think when they enter the well appointed home is old.
The keeper’s duplex has been renovated from top to bottom. The site has a total of six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, two washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, brand new custom kitchens, central heat and air, a screened porch, and all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. Visitors can rent the site for three, four, or seven day periods. Many of the home’s original features have been retained and restored, including hard pine floors, cast iron heaters, deep window sills, doors, moldings, and eyebrow windows. The interior is decorated with a mix of old and new and includes original artwork, pieces from museum archives, locally built furniture, as well as one of a kind kitchen tables made from the reclaimed wood of the dismantled Cedar Point Lighthouse and a local general store. The kitchen cabinets were handcrafted locally and the tile that was laid captures the character of a 1925 home. To add interest to the site, portions of the drywall have been removed to expose some of the features of the original 1 ½ story home, which were covered when it was enlarged in 1925.
The grounds are completely fenced with a private entrance and direct access to the beach. The site is an idyllic place to slow down and enjoy uninterrupted time with your family and friends. The grounds have been landscaped and designed to accommodate a casual wedding, reunion, or family event. Since this mixed-use lighthouse site is still a fully functioning site, in addition to being a vacation rental, it will continue to welcome the public during the summer season for tours of the grounds. –The Calvert Marine Museum
Eager to getaway?
We’d like to help you make that happen!
Eastern Home and Travel is giving two lucky readers each a four night stay at the Cove Point Lighthouse! Enter below for your chance to getaway. *No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, see official rules for more information.