Personal Retreats

Visitors who wish to spend an overnight visit on Star Island without signing up for a program are welcome to enjoy a Personal Retreat. This is a perfect way for guests to “test the waters” and become familiar with Star Island, or for seasoned guests to spend a couple of days.


We will begin taking requests for personal retreats in June 1, 2019 for the season which begins on June 15, 2019. 

Request a Personal Retreat


Accommodations

Personal Retreat rates include room & board and all meals (tips and tax included!) on the Island. Rooms are simply furnished. Generally, rooms do not have private baths or power outlets. Special accommodations may be available for the mobility impaired.

Overnight rates begin at $205 per person per night for double occupancy. Rates decrease with consecutive night stays. We also offer youth rates.

About Availability

Personal Retreats are approved based on availability of rooms not used by the many conferences that call Star Island home.  There are some weeks that we already know will not have availability for Personal Retreats.

June 15 – June 29 – Availability
June 29 – July 13 – NO AVAILABILITY
July 13 – July 20 – Limited Availability
July 20 – July 27 – NO AVAILABILITY
July 27 – August 10 – Limited Availability
August 10 – August 26 – NO AVAILABILITY
August 26 – September 12 – Limited Availability

Meals

Meals are served family style in the Oceanic dining room at set times. The day begins with coffee service on the porch before breakfast. If you get hungry between meals,  snacks are available for purchase at the snack bar.

Transportation

Personal Retreats do not include ferry transportation or parking. Please make transportation reservations separately.

Ferry services to Star Island are located in Portsmouth through the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and at Island Cruises in Rye.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
315 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-5500
www.islesofshoals.com

Island Cruises
Rye Harbor State Marina
Rte 1-A Ocean Blvd
PO Box 66
Rye NH, 03870
(603) 964-6446
www.uncleoscar.com

What to do on the Island

You might swim, play tennis, rent a row boat, hike around the island, visit the marine lab, or choose your favorite rocking chair on the porch and watch boats sail into Gosport Harbor. There are plenty of fun activities to do and locations to visit on Star Island.

See a map of Star Island

Questions?

Send an email to personalretreats@starisland.org

RCook-Caswell and Summer House View Illustration