Why simply tour a lighthouse when you can stay in one? Saugerties Lighthouse offers you a chance to do that in a unique, isolated setting. Built in 1869 at the mouth of Esopus Creek, the lighthouse can only be reached via a half-mile nature trail. Once there, guests will find the house furnished much as it may have looked in its first decades of operation, with a small museum, gift shop, parlor, kitchen, and two guest rooms inside. Panoramic views of the Hudson and Catskill Mountains, available from the 46-foot lighthouse, take the place of your typical hotel's spa, pool, and overall glamour, but those still craving the water can use the small dock for relaxing trips around the grounds.