Thursday, July 29, 2010


This is the story of how the innkeepers at the Island Lighthouse Inn on Isle au Haut, Maine (home of the very cool Linda Greenlaw) wound up as innkeepers, and stories about renovating the place, weird guests, etc.

There is another inn currently operating on the island, the Inn at Isle au Haut. Usually when an inn is in such a remote place with 'frontier amenities' (no television, no Internet, no phones in rooms, shared baths, limited electricity, no shopping, almost literally nothing to do but hike or relax) you would expect the rates to be pretty low.
But this place has managed to turn it around into a 'get away from it all' destination ... the least expensive room is $300, with a two-night minimum stay! You're paying premium prices to not have amenities! That's brilliant.