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Point Arena Lighthouse on The Mendocio Coast CA

Reviews ::: The Point Arena Lighthouse


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We just came back from an anniversary trip and loved it. We stayed in House #1. This is a two bedroom one bath home, not a motel unit, and was sparkling clean. Satellite TV, DVD/VCR, a wood burning stove with plenty of firewood, flannel sheets, cute quilts, and lots of "lighthouse" touches. The bathroom had great shower pressure and was spotless. It looks like the interior had been painted fairly recently. If you like privacy, peace, quiet, and the ocean, this provides it. I went outside several times at night to see the surf glow blue and hear the ocean. There are nice beaches nearby, and gasoline and some groceries are available in Pt. Arena, just a few minutes away. No daily "maid" service so if you are there for a few days, bring some extra towels. We had a Great Time. It can be quite cold and windy. You can also see the Lighthouse, day and night, from the second bedroom.


My husband and I selected this lighthouse to have our marriage ceremony and we can't imagine a more perfect place! It has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. The people there were absolutely so wonderful and accomodating. As one other person said previously, the views you have from your cottage are breathtaking and second to none. We stayed at the head keepers cottage (no#1). It does get cold and windy so bring warm clothes. There are wonderful restaurants in driving distance. We visited St. Orres and were very impressed with both the food and the service. I can highly recommend it to anyone wanted to really get away for a weekend!


My wife and I had an absolutely amazing and enjoyable stay at the Point Arena Lighthouse. The views from the rooms were most stunning: ocean to the north, to the south, AND to the west! Crashing waves all around us! We learned that this remote point that sticks far out into the wild, blue Pacific is the closest land-point to Hawaii (Aloha!).

Our 3 bedroom 2 bath house-accomodation was simple, but very comfortable and clean sleeping most comfortably to the sound of the wind and sea...What delighted us the most was that the lighthouse manager, Silvia Simpson, was most gracious and was kind enough to take us on a personal tour of the historic tower (115 feet high!)-best vantage-point to view the coast! This is definitely the place to stop if you are travelling up or down Hwy 1!


"One of your guests left very kind words about your services at the Point Arena Lighthouse. The bride said, 'This was the perfect location for our wedding! It's very affordable and they were great to work with. It was so beautiful, we rented all 4 of the lighthouse keeper homes and the honeymoon suite and made the perfect weekend out of it!!' Continue the great work!!!"

Clifford Lau, Accounts Manager for WeddingChannel.com



April 15, 1882 ~ A Novel Wedding

A novel wedding took place at Point Arena last Sunday afternoon. Eugene W. Callnon, First Assistant Keeper of the Light, was married to Miss Florence W. Winfree, of Point Arena, in the lantern of the Point Arena Lighthouse. The occurrence was comical as well as novel. Those inside and outside were ridiculous, as they viewed each other through the magnifying prisms, and laughter could hardly be restrained, and, the officiating minister Rev. George Adams, could scarcely maintain sufficient gravity to complete the ceremony. After the knot was tied, the happy couple and their friends descended from their aerial altar and partook of a most bountiful repast.
Mendocino Beacon, April 15, 1882