Details, accommodations and Directions
Martha's Vineyard Island, seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a wonderful place to relax - a peaceful and vibrant place where locals and visitors alike bask in its natural beauty, antique towns and cultural events. We're happy to be able to hold our retreats here - also the home of Sharon herself!
Registered yet for our next Vineyard retreat? Plan on doing so in the future? Please keep reading for more details on how to get to Martha's Vineyard, and other helpful tips.
ACCOMMODATIONS ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD
for our Extraordinary Life retreat, April 19-21. Info and tickets HERE.
Captain Flanders Inn. Chilmark (508) 645-3123. 7 minute drive.
Broad Meadow B&B West Tisbury (508) 693-3591 (tell them Ann Graham sent you)
** inquire about the 4th night discount, from March 16 - May 24. 13 minute drive.
Duck Inn Aquinnah (508) 645-9018 (tell them Sharon sent you). 19 minute drive.
Some Air B and B options:
Newly renovated Guest house Chilmark, accommodates 2 people
Renovated Barn Chilmark
Water view 'tower' room Aquinnah
Private cabin Aquinnah
More being added! In the meantime, you may also check out: vineyardvisitor.com/stay/hotels-inns-bnbs
HOW TO GET TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLAND
Vehicle reservations: If you are planning to bring a vehicle over to the island, please make your reservation right away with The Steamship Authority (508) 693-9130. Vehicle reservations can book up many months in advance, especially for Mid-May through September. Reservations are not needed for walk-on passengers. Walk-on passengers have additional options as well, listed below.
The Steamship Authority departs from Woods Hole, MA (in the town of Falmouth, MA) and runs regularly to two towns on Martha's Vineyard, called Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs (only 3 miles apart). Vineyard Haven service runs all year, and ferry service to Oak Bluffs runs only in the summer, usually beginning in Mid-May. Please check The Steamship Authority Schedule for an up-to-date schedule.
If you do have a reservation for your car on the ferry, please be sure to leave yourself lots of extra time to allow for island-bound traffic, especially in season. It can happen – especially on a weekend - and it can be quite a tough way to begin your vacation if you miss your ferry. If you get to Falmouth early, you can hit The Fishmonger Café for a lovely meal or Pie In the Sky Bakery for snacks, meals, coffee and even internet and a communal computer if you need it!
If you are unable to make a vehicle reservation for the date or time desired, you may request to be placed on a wait list. Wait list requests are on a first come, first served basis, and are automatically processed. When wait listing you have four options:
1) Up to 48 hours in advance
2) 24 hours in advance
3) Noon the day prior to travel
4) A user specified drop date that is more than 48 hours in advance as spaces become available, due to other customers' reservation cancellations or changes.
You can sign up to receive notification via text / email / phone call /mail for your waitlist fulfillment. Details can be found on in the following document (p.5) Steamship Authority Travel Tips MVV2 and more tips at Steamship Authority Visitor Travel Tips.
Of course, you do not need a vehicle to enjoy our retreats or what Martha’s Vineyard has to offer. There are many other ways to explore the island. Information on public transportation, shuttles, taxis, mopeds, bikes, car rentals and more can be found at MVY.com
Other passenger ferry service (no automobiles) departing from other ports can be found at VinyeyardFerries.com depending on the time of year. These passenger ferry services depart from Boston, Falmouth, Hyannis, New Bedford, New York City, New Jersey, and Quonset.
For more useful links and info, go to MVY.com
Looking forward to having you here soon!