East Brother Light Station

East Brother Light Station


Über East Brother Light Station

East Brother Lighthouse, or more accurately a Light Station, is a beautifully restored California Victorian Lighthouse Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Inn perched atop an island in the strait that separates San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.

Located 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, CA, the lighthouse Dinner, Bed & Breakfast is close enough for a weekend jaunt or as a unique complement to your San Francisco/Northern California visit. Once on the island, visitors take in the spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, Mount Tamalpais, and the Marin coastline.

East Brother Light Station has been an active lighthouse since 1873. The Inn began operations in 1979 as a means of earning money for the upkeep of the restored lighthouse and facilities. 

The lighthouse offers the rare combination of both a “lighthouse dinner, bed & breakfast” and an “island Dinner, B&B,” and is a unique California destination.  Though only a ten-minute boat ride to the island, the lighthouse inn seems to be a world away from the lights of the nearby cities. 


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East Brother Light Station


Stenmark Dr 1900
94801 Richmond


Tom Butt


001 510-233-2385


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Keepers Search (m/f)

Richmond, CA: East Brother Light Station, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is seeking applicants for Keepers of East Brother Light Station, an island in San Francisco Bay that is the home of an intact 1874 lighthouse and fog signal. After two years of extraordinary service, our current rock star keepers, Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker will be leaving at the end of April 2019.The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard but maintained for public use by the non-profit corporation. Since 1979, it has been operated as one of California's best-known and unique bed and breakfast inns. The income from operations is used by a group of volunteers to maintain the buildings, which are both a California State Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The successful candidates will be a couple, one of whom must possess a Coast Guard commercial boat operator's license. They will operate the five-room inn, serving both dinner and breakfast, as well as providing ferry service for guests and all other tasks from chef to maid.  High-quality culinary experience and capability will be a critical qualification. The inn is open four days a week, and the island is also available for day use and special events. The new keepers will start in mid-April 2019, allowing two weeks for training.Compensation is a function of the level of business, occupancy level and the economy. In in the last two years, it has averaged $130,000, trending upward, for the couple. Compensation includes a health plan and living quarters on the island.