FROM LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Public Transportation: Take the free MBTA Shuttle Bus (#22 or #33) to the MBTA Subway Station. Take the Blue Line inbound to Government Center. Change to the Green Line outbound to North Station. From North Station, take the Rockport train to the Gloucester (downtown) stop. The train schedule and fees can be found HERE.
Limousine or Taxi: Here are a few options for price comparison:
128 Transportation: 978-430-0341
A-1 Airport Livery of Cape Ann: 978-281-8121
Airport Transportation and limo Services: 978-283-5466
Atlantic Taxi: 978-281-5550
Cape Ann Taxi: 978-281-4747
Lighthouse Taxi: 281-6161
From Interstate 95 (North or South), take Exit 45 (Route 128 North). Stay on 128 North to the very end. Enter a rotary and take the second exit. Enter a second rotary and take the second exit.
Driving down the hill, stay in the right-hand lane until you reach a traffic light. Drive straight through the the traffic light to another set of lights. Continue straight on this road, which becomes East Main Street. Follow this narrow, curvy road along the harbor for 1.1 miles. Just past Niles Beach on your right, the main road heads to the left and becomes Farrington Ave. Do NOT take this, but instead stay along the coast, passing through two large stone pillars onto Eastern Point Road.
After about .3 mile, Eastern Point Road becomes the one-way Eastern Point Boulevard. Drive approximately .8 mile and turn left onto Toronto Ave (Do not go between the pillars marked “Lighthouse/Yacht Club.”) Drive another .1 mile and take a sharp right between two stone pillars onto Niles Pond Road.
Bear left at the minor fork to reach the Retreat House. Upon entering the grounds, stay right and park in the lot at the far right of the building, which is the retreat wing. If the lot is full, park around the circle.