Travel mag says Lighthouse ‘extraordinary’

(Photo by Will Dendis)

(Photo by Will Dendis)

The Australian web version of the travel guide series Lonely Planet named the Saugerties Lighthouse number nine on its list of “Ten Extraordinary Places to Stay in 2014.” The list includes locations from around the world, with the Lighthouse the lone American entry.

The accompanying blurb describe the rooms’ “quaint touches of Americana – antique furnishings, quilt bedspreads – and ample natural light, with windows overlooking the river (the West Room also has views of the Catskill mountains).”

It continues:

“There’s no air-conditioning, but with cool river breezes it’s never needed. To reach the lighthouse, guests stroll along a half-mile long boardwalk through lush wetlands, which fills with birdsong at dawn and dusk.”

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Sounds enchanting, right? Don’t be surprised if this year you hear some Aussie twang around town during the tourist season.