Split Rock Rental Properties
Unique Historic Adirondack Properties available for Vacations & Special Events - Essex, New York on Lake Champlain
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Split Rock Lighthouse

A truly unique and rustic experience, when was the last time you stayed in a working lighthouse?

In 1838, Split Rock Lighthouse became the second lighthouse to cast a beacon over Lake Champlain. In 1867, the original tower was replaced by the current limestone tower.

Then, in 1928, Split Rock Lighthouse became the first light on the lake to be decommissioned and replaced by a nearby steel tower that featured an acetylene-fired beacon that was later battery operated, and finally solar powered.

In 1931, the lighthouse was sold to Mary Hun of Albany, who built the flagstone floor and barn board walls living room that connects the tower and keeper’s quarters.

In the Heurich family since 1959, in 2003 the steel tower was slated to be replaced by a galvanized structure. But instead, in partnership with current owner, Gary F. Heurich, the Coast Guard relocated the light to the limestone tower, and after 75 years Split Rock Lighthouse again became an official aid to navigation.

  • Rustic, with extraordinary privacy and a magnificent setting on Lake Champlain with views of New York’s Adirondack and Vermont’s Green Mountains
  • Large lawn, great lake frontage, and cement dock
  • Great room with stone fireplace, den, and large kitchen
  • Three bedrooms with queen bed (one with private bath), and two bedrooms with one twin bed each... 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms total...sleeps 8
  • Forced hot air heat, well water
  • Fully furnished, and includes entertainment system, dishwasher, dryer, linens & towels

(Sorry, as a federal aid to navigation there is no access to the tower.)

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