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ISLES OF SHOALS, NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Star Island Experience

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Program #21155RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Aug 23, 2014
Arrive at the Isles of Shoals dock (315 Market St.) in Portsmouth, NH between 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Boarding begins at 2:00 PM, with a boat departure at 2:25 PM. Commercial parking $12 a day.
You will be staying at the The Star Island Conference Center that night.
Location: Star Island
Nearest city or town: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Nearest highway: I 95 and Route 1
Nearest airport: Manchester, NH

End of Program
Aug 29, 2014
The boat departs from Star Island at 11:45 AM to return to Portsmouth, NH at 1:15 PM.
You will be staying at the The Star Island Conference Center the night before.
Location: Star Island
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Built in the grand hotel era of the 1800s, the Oceanic House and adjacent cottages provide modest, character-laden lodging for those who appreciate experiencing the authentic past. Stairs lead to upper floors at the hotel and cottages. Classes and dining take place in stone cottages and the historic wooden hotel.

Contact info:
30 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: Rooms are modest yet comfortable, with beds, a chest of drawers, chairs and clothes hanging space. Bed and bath linens, along with soap, are provided. There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room for health reasons, be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: The historic Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. The grand hotel porch has many rocking chairs and offers a spectacular view of the sea. In front of the hotel, an ocean swimming area and tennis courts provide outdoor entertainment. A number of outdoor games, such as croquet and Frisbees, are available and can be played on the expansive lawn. The spacious hotel lobby is set with comfortable armchairs, sofas and small tables and chairs for reading, relaxing and playing board games or working puzzles with new friends. Daily newspapers can be found at the lobby reception desk. A hotel annex, a number of charming small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms. A small business center with computer and internet access rental is available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared toilets and cold-water sinks are on each floor of the hotel & cottages. Motel units have private toilets & cold-water sinks. Hot water is available to take to each room. Hot-water showers are available three times a week at a separate facility.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accommodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Built in the grand hotel era of the 1800s, the Oceanic House and adjacent cottages provide modest, character-laden lodging for those who appreciate experiencing the authentic past. Stairs lead to upper floors at the hotel and cottages. Classes and dining take place in stone cottages and the historic wooden hotel.

Contact info:
30 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: Rooms are modest yet comfortable, with beds, a chest of drawers, chairs and clothes hanging space. Bed and bath linens, along with soap, are provided. There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room for health reasons, be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: The historic Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. The grand hotel porch has many rocking chairs and offers a spectacular view of the sea. In front of the hotel, an ocean swimming area and tennis courts provide outdoor entertainment. A number of outdoor games, such as croquet and Frisbees, are available and can be played on the expansive lawn. The spacious hotel lobby is set with comfortable armchairs, sofas and small tables and chairs for reading, relaxing and playing board games or working puzzles with new friends. Daily newspapers can be found at the lobby reception desk. A hotel annex, a number of charming small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms. A small business center with computer and internet access rental is available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared toilets and cold-water sinks are on each floor of the hotel & cottages. Motel units have private toilets & cold-water sinks. Hot water is available to take to each room. Hot-water showers are available three times a week at a separate facility.

Additional nights after:
Although we are unable to accommodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check out time: 8:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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