Travel Deal: A Shoulder Season Trip to Block Island

Stay midweek in September and receive free roundtrip ferry tickets.

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The Shoulder Season Package
Where: Spring House Hotel, 52 Spring St., Block Island, R.I.
When: Applicable to midweek stays in September
How much: Starting at $399 for two nights

To visit a summertime destination like Block Island during shoulder season is a special treat—and it’s especially sweet when there’s a shoulder season-themed hotel deal involved.

What is “shoulder season,” exactly? It’s the sweet spot between bustling peak season and the sleepy offseason, where you’ll likely find crowd-free hotels and affordable prices. In Rhode Island, that also means quiet beaches, temperate weather, and an abundance of classic New England charm. Bonus points for minimal traffic, so you can take breezy bike rides to Block Island’s Southeast Lighthouse and back.

The Spring House Hotel wants you to take advantage of all of the above with its shoulder season package. Stay for two nights midweek in September and receive two roundtrip ferry tricks to the island, plus a $50 voucher for lunch or dinner at the hotel. The entire package comes to $399—not an outrageous price to pay for peace and quiet on a hunk of land in the Atlantic.

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