Tucked between two rocky islands off the rugged coast of Maine sits the newly popular resort destination, The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse. The private-island resort features a 19th century lighthouse and has just recently become the state’s premiere bed and breakfast.
Greeted by innkeepers Dale and Barbara Aube upon arrival, guests are gifted with rain slickers and sturdy footwear as they head aboard a 26-foot Navy whaleboat, ferrying across the rough Maine coast to get to the high-end two-suite inn that waits just half mile offshore.
Prior to arrival, guests can book either the East Suite, the West Suite or the entire island for the duration of their stay – the former retails for $350 while renting out the entire island costs a cool $2,500 for a two-night stay. Both suites boast locally made, private-label mattresses clothed in Frette linens and marble bathrooms while the living rooms feature unobstructed, mystifying ocean views. At the behest of their guests, the Aubes prepare and serve breakfast and are on-hand to take care of lunch and dinner offshore.
And to guarantee the upmost in relaxation, children are prohibited from the island. Better book quick, because this adults-only oasis promises something other bed and breakfast stays can’t: Serenity.