A Lowcountry dream.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 28, 2019

Love the idea of staying in a historic lighthouse? As of this month, visitors to Haig Point, a private gated community and golf club in South Carolina, will be able to stay in Haig Point's Strachan Mansion and 1873 Lighthouse.

According to Haig Point's website, the lighthouse has a storied past, "In 1872, construction commenced on the Lighthouse that would guide captains navigating the shifting shoals of Calibogue Sound. The Lighthouse's 40-foot tower served mariners traveling around the northern tip of Daufuskie between 1873 to the 1930s. After many years passed with no attention to the structure, the Lighthouse was restored in the 1980s after development began at Haig Point," the backstory begins. Then, things get a little more fascinating:

You can now stay inside the 1873 Lighthouse overlooking the Calibogue Sound year-round with nightly rates from $300/night per person (based on four people) or $425/night per person based on two people. Strachan Mansion rates start from $250/night per person for double occupancy. Since there are no hotels or bed and breakfasts on Daufuskie Island, booking a stay at the lighthouse or mansion offers a first-of-its-kind chance to experience the island, just south of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and North of Tybee Island, Georgia.

All overnight bookings also include golf cart rental, daily golf on the Haig Point course, complimentary coffee and pastries, access to Haig Point amentities and complimentary ferry transportation.

We think this news is a sign from dearest Maggie that it's time to book our first lighthouse vacation pronto. We'll see you in the Palmetto State.