LANSING – Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind stay at beautiful Tawas Bay? Apply to be a Lighthouse Keeper at the Tawas Point Lighthouse.
Officials are making the restored keeper’s quarters available from mid-May through mid-October for your dream destination. For $75 per person, lighthouse keepers are provided two weeks of lodging in the second story quarters of the historic light keeper’s dwelling which overlooks the scenic shores of Lake Huron.
Accommodations include two bedrooms which can sleep up to four adults, along with a modern fully equipped kitchen, shower and bath. Free parking is also provided. The keeper schedule is designed to allow time to enjoy recreational activities on your own while providing valuable volunteer services.
The primary responsibilities of keepers include greeting visitors, giving tours, and providing information about the lighthouse and Tawas area.
In addition to providing an informative and educational experience, keepers will be asked to perform basic facility maintenance, sweeping floors, removing trash, sweeping outdoor walkways, and thoroughly cleaning the living quarters upon departure. The total commitment is about 35 hours per week.
The 2020 Lighthouse Keeper Program will take place from May 6 through Oct. 7. Interested individuals must complete the Tawas Point Lighthouse Keeper application form. The application will be open until Feb. 7 at 11:59 p.m.
For further information about the program, as well as other host opportunities within the Department of Natural Resources, visit Michigan.gov/DNRhosts.