ISLE AU HAUT — The Keeper’s House Inn was named “editors’ choice” in the “Best Lighthouse Lodging in Maine” category of the recently published Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England.
Marshall Chapman, who purchased the inn in 2012, gave credit to the staff.
“I am proud to have a team that strives to give our guests much more than they expect,” he said. “They are the real honorees of this award.”
Chapman is an associate professor of geology at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kent. He resides on Isle au Haut during the summer months.
The Keeper’s House Inn remains a working light station. Built by the U.S. Lighthouse Board in 1907 and now included on the National Register of Historic Places, the restored lighthouse is a living museum.
Guests travel to the inn via a 40-minute journey on the mailboat, which departs from Stonington. The inn is on the shore, removed from the small village area.
Much of Isle au Haut is part of Acadia National Park, and visitors enjoy hiking its trails and walking the shore of the largely undeveloped island. Isle au Haut has a year-round population of about 40.