Pronounced "Ha - SEE - Ta" by most, "HECK - ah - Ta" by others, but almost everyone agrees it is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world.
The Heceta Lighthouse and Light Keeper's house are circa 1894. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The lighthouse is a working lighthouse. From a height of 205 feet above the ocean, it's "first order" Fresnel lens, casts it's beams some 21 miles out to sea. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast. It is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S.
The Queen Anne style Keeper's House has been restored to its original splendor. It now serves as an Interpretive Center by day and a Bed and Breakfast by night. The B & B welcomes guests year around. Guests are encouraged to view the lighthouse after dark, a rare experience. The awesome sight in the sky while standing at the base of the tower can only be described as "Magical." It is an experience you will never forget. It is so inspiring that it often leads to such life changing events as marriage proposals.
The Keeper's House is perched on a cliff with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the beach below. Paths from the Keeper's House lead both to the beach and to the lighthouse.
A seven-course gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the dining room and is included in the price of the room. The bed and breakfast has been featured in the Sunset Magazine, Oregon Coast Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times and on PBS Television to name just a few.
The interpretive program, maintenance and development of the light station is funded entirely by lodging fees, donations and proceeds from the gift shop.
Special events such as weddings, corporate retreats, workshops, family reunions, Etc. can be held at the Keeper's House.
Listed in William Britten's "Top Ten Lighthouses," he calls the Heceta Lighthouse "Oregon's Jewel."
Christmas 1996, a new tradition is born. Volunteers decorate the Keeper's House both inside and out. The public is invited to tour the Lighthouse and Keeper's House and to hear holiday music by local musical groups. Hot apple cider, hot chocolate and home made cookies are served. Each night is sponsored by a local business or civic group. There is no charge to attend this event.
The lighthouse and keeper's house are featured in the PBS Television series "Legendary Lighthouses." Video tapes of those programs are available from the "Lighthouse Depot." These fine folks helped fund this excellent program on PBS.
There is also a companion book by the same name which talks about the lighthouse and the B&B. The Bed and Breakfast is also featured in the PBS program called "Staying in a Lighthouse."
Many say the Keepers House is haunted. The folklore is documented in such notable publications as "Life Magazine." Several books chronicle the tales and most recently a program on "The History Channel."
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Keepers: Michelle Korgan, Steven
Mike Korgan CEC & Carol Korgan CEC
Hwy. 101 South, Yachats, OR 97498 USA
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Updated January 09, 2005 by webmaster Mike Korgan CEC