Unusual hotels near Baltimore [Pictures]
Cove Point Lighthouse( John M. Hartman, Handout photo )
3500 Lighthouse Blvd., Lusby, Calvert County
410-474-5370 or calvertmarinemuseum.com
$550-$1,600 (for minimum three-day stay)
80 miles from Baltimore
The days of the grizzled lighthouse keeper may be long gone -- just about all lighthouses operate on their own these days -- but that doesn't mean you can't live like one, at least for a few days.
Isolated on a spit of Calvert County land jutting into the Chesapeake Bay, the 186-year-old Cove Point Light is as much a welcome light as a warning beacon these days. And for real lighthouse fanatics, spending a few nights in the adjacent keeper's cottage is a time-traveling opportunity not to be missed.