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Information on the 2012 Columbus Day Weekend

Fall is the best season of all on Martha's Vineyard. Just ask any year-rounder. The crowds are gone, the air is crisp, the water still plenty warm for a swim. It's an ideal time to visit.

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard welcomes you to its annual Columbus Day B&B Weekend. We'll put you up with UU host families, treat you to a seafood supper with after-dinner entertainment, provide transportation to and from the Steamship Authority Ferry Terminal as needed, and welcome you to Sunday services at historic Stevens Chapel. Whatever your interests, we'll get you oriented in a hurry and get you headed off to a fun-filled weekend.  Families are welcome and the Explorers Youth Group will particularly include children who come along—and children under 12 come for free.  Unitarian TLC and advice freely and gladly given!

So Many Things To Do. Tour our 5 lighthouses. Bike our back country roads. Fish the MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Kayak our inland great ponds. Discover classic New England coastal towns and enjoy their fine shops and restaurants. Or, just smooth out and stroll miles of uncrowned beaches. Then go on in. The water's fine. Promise.

If This Sounds Like Your Cup Of chowder..

Some Things You Need To Know:

  • Cost: $450 for a well-acquainted party of two; $250 for single.
  • What's Included: Rooms of course, plus daily breakfast (2 nights, 2 mornings), cocktails and seafood supper on Saturday evening followed by entertainment, a thorough orientation with maps, bus schedules, things going on to see and do, an optional Island tour on Sunday afternoon, transportation from ferry.
  • Extra Day? Sure. Come a day early on Friday or stay an extra night on Monday. $75 per person.
  • Traveling to The Vineyard: There is both regular air and ferry service. The ferry ride from Woods Hole on the mainland takes 45 minutes. There is also a fast ferry (no cars) from New Bedford which takes about an hour. Go to for schedules and more information. There is good public transportation and car, moped and bike rentals. If you do bring your car, be sure to make advance ferry reservations.

For More Information and Reservations... contact Johanna Kobran at (508) 693-7083 or

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