Rates for each are $350/night from Sunday through Thursday, $500/night on Friday and Saturday; you can also enjoy a private island buy-out for $1250-$1500 per night, so you won’t even have to share the plush common spaces: a parlor of whitewashed oak and a New England country kitchen with coffered ceiling and wood-burning fireplace.
The kitchen. Hungry?
The parlor, where even the most grizzled sea captain would be all, "Maybe I'll have a nice martini."
This summer is the first time that the renovated lighthouse-turned-inn is open to the public, and solitude is its main appeal. You’ll travel 20 minutes by a 26-foot, restored Navy Whaleboat to reach the island. (You can also arrange to moor your own boat, if you swing that way.)
After that, your island-hopping excursions to restaurants and whatnot must be separately arranged – if you even care to mosey. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy daily breakfasts and afternoon tea with snacks provided by the innkeepers; your other meals can be ordered to enjoy on the island for additional fees.
They say "no man is an island." But man, we could get used to this.
[Image: The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse]