Travel & Accommodations

Conference Location

Sandy Cove Ministries
60 Sandy Cove Road
North East, Maryland 21901
http://www.sandycove.org

In addition to a lovely view and outstanding facilities, Sandy Cove offers a variety of activities and recreation, including a pool, hot tub, fitness center, mini-golf course, tennis courts, shuffleboard, frisbee golf course, walking paths, fishing, paddle boats, kayaking & canoeing, ping pong, pool tables, and more! Some of the amenities do involve additional fees. Local shopping is available nearby in quaint, downtown North East, Maryland. (Please Note: the facility requires all ladies wear appropriate, one-piece swimwear.)

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Driving Directions to Sandy Cove

From Sandy Cove Website: http://www.sandycove.org/who-we-are/directionsmap

Driving from NC: our planning committee has discovered a route to Sandy Cove that avoids much of the DC-Baltimore traffic. Take I-40 East to I-85 North, then I-95 North to Richmond. In Richmond, take Exit 82 for US 301 N. Stay on 301 N (stop off for Maryland seafood just past the Potomac River Bridge at Captain Billy’s Seafood!) until it turns into MD 3 N, then I-97 N, and finally I-895 N to I-95 N. From I-95, take the MD-272 exit and head south. After 5.9 miles, turn right onto Sandy Cove Rd.

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Charter Bus Arrangements

***Note as of 5/1/2015: The charter bus is FULL, so this option is no longer available. If you are interested in carpooling with others, please send an email to moravianwomen@gmail.com and we’ll try to connect you with other interested attendees.***

If you’d rather not drive to Sandy Cove, seats are available for those traveling to Sandy Cove from the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area.  The charter bus will leave from the Salem College Fine Arts parking lot on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00am and arrive in Sandy Cove at approximately 4:00pm (this allows 9 hours, allowing for DC traffic and lunch).  Bus will leave Sandy Cove on Sunday, June 28 at 10:30am, arriving back in Winston-Salem at approximately 7:00pm. A minimum of 37 people will be needed to charter one bus. The cost per person is $100.00. You will have the opportunity to reserve your seat when you register for the conference.

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Air Travel to Sandy Cove

All flights should be scheduled to arrive at the Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, Maryland or the Philadelphia Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both airports are approximately a one (1) hour’s drive from Sandy Cove in North East, Maryland.

Those flying in for the conference should plan their travel for the following days:
  • Arrival Date:  Thursday, June 25, 2015 (Registration at Sandy Cove begins at 2pm and ends at 6pm.)
  • Departure Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015 (Morning worship is scheduled to end by 10am.)

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Airport Shuttle

Limited airport shuttle will be offered for an additional per person fee, which MUST be paid in advance. Those using the conference shuttle service will be asked to email their flight information to us at moravianwomen@gmail.com by May 21, 2015 to reserve shuttle transportation. We cannot guarantee shuttle service after that date.

Shuttle transportation is only available from the Baltimore (BWI) and Philadelphia (PHL) airports and only at specific pick-up times (see below). If you are arriving from another airport or at a different time, you are responsible for your own ground transportation to and from Sandy Cove.

Pre-Paid Shuttle Schedules

Thursday, June 25

  • From Baltimore (BWI): Shuttles leave airport at 11:00am and 4:00pm.
    Meet shuttle driver in the Southwest terminal part of the airport. Further instructions in your email.
  • From Philadelphia (PHL): Shuttle leaves airport at 2pm.
    Meet shuttle driver in baggage claim area at ground transportation. Further instructions in your email.

Sunday, June 28

  • To Baltimore (BWI): Shuttle leaves Sandy Cove front lobby at 8:15am and 12 noon.
  • To Philadelphia (PHL): Shuttle leaves Sandy Cove front lobby at 6:30am and 11:15am.

Attendees not using the pre-paid airport shuttle service are responsible for making their own arrangements for ground transportation to Sandy Cove. Additional ground transportation options from various airports, including cars and limo rental are also available. Groups traveling together may want to consider sharing transportation from airports. Visit the Sandy Cove Transportation web page for details. If you did not pre-pay for airport shuttle service and find yourself in need of transportation to/from the airport, you may wish to call Delaware Express Shuttle (302-454-7800), which services many nearby airports, including: Baltimore, MD (BWI); New York, NY (JFK); Newark, NJ (EWR); Philadelphia, PA (PHL); Washington, DC (IAD); and Wilmington, DE (ILG).

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Accommodations

There are a total of 150 guest rooms and suites, which are located on the three floors of the Chesapeake Lodge, Sandy Cove’s main conference facility. There are seven different room types in the Chesapeake Lodge, providing space for 600 overnight guests. In order that everyone may be accommodated for reasonable cost, conference attendees are asked to share space with a minimum of two other attendees (Triple or Quad).  In a triple, each attendee does have their own bed (room configurations include twins, queens, and sleeper sofas).  If requesting a quad (sleeps 4), keep in mind there are limited (25) rooms with up to 5 sleeping options (twins, queens, and sleeper sofas).  Once those rooms are filled, those requesting quad accommodations should be prepared to share queen-sized beds.  Limited double accommodations (for 2 people) are available for an additional fee, but are limited to 25 rooms to maximize our space at the Chesapeake Lodge.

There is free limited WI-FI access throughout the Chesapeake Lodge. There are no TVs in the guest rooms (on purpose to help you connect with God and each other!), though there is a TV room off the front lobby. Fire code regulations set the maximum occupancy for each room.

For more information about accommodations, visit the Sandy Cove website.


Additional Lodging

Your conference registration fee includes lodging for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (June 25-28).  Sandy Cove is NOT available for additional nights’ lodging, which is the responsibility of the attendee.  There are several hotels in the North East area should you choose to stay there.

Moravian Women’s Conference | moravianwomen@gmail.com | (302) 703-WALK (9255)

2 thoughts on “Travel & Accommodations

  1. Have attended the last two Women’s Conferences and found them challenging and exciting. Meeting Moravian women from all over the world is a treat as well as connecting with old friends.

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