Spend the Night

Our season runs from mid-June to mid-September. Check our conference listings for details on the 2014 season.

Let this be the year you experience Star Island!

As a conferee, you will enjoy the full Star Island experience by attending a “conference”. You will meet new friends, engage in exciting workshops and activities, and learn something new. There is something for every age and every interest, and most of our first-time conferees enjoy themselves so much they return to Star Island year after year. Conferences range in length from a weekend to a full week. For a full list of our conferences, please see the conference listings page.

As a conference overnight guest, you can try out a conference for a few days with full access to all conference activities (i.e. workshops, children’s programming). If you are interested in trying out a conference for a night or two, contact that conference’s registrar (see conference listings for details).

Personal Retreats are less-structured vacations of one night to a week or more where guests set their own schedule of activities and generally do not attend conference sponsored events. If you are new to Star Island, these options offer you a way to spend a few nights on the island. Learn more about personal retreats.

There are plenty of fun activities to do and locations to visit on Star Island. Learn more about what is available to do during your stay.

Come as an individual, with a friend, or with your whole family, and get ready to have a wonderful time on our beautiful, historic island!


Star Island is one of the rocky, wind-swept Isles of Shoals, located off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. For over 100 years, summers here have provided individuals and families with a welcome respite from their busy mainland lives.

Star Island Corporation is a nonprofit organization which maintains the island and its facilities and provides hospitality services for visitors.

Contact Star Island

Phone: (603) 430-6272
Fax: (603) 430-6270
Island Phone: (603) 601-0832
Staff Email Address List

Star Island Corporation
Morton-Benedict House
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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