2014 Travel and Lodging Information


Participants of the RockOn workshop are required to attend the first day of the workshop to participate in the weeklong workshop.  Participants need to be on-site on June 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM and plan to leave the site on June 27, 2014.  Although there are no activities planned on June 27, 2014, this is our backup launch date.  In addition, there are activities planned until the evening on June 26, 2014.  Please read the remaining items on this page before booking your airline tickets and hotel rooms.

AIR: The RockOn workshop will held at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.  There is no direct way to get to Wallops without a 1 to 3 hour drive.  It is recommended to fly into Norfolk International Airport and drive 110 miles northeast to Wallops.   You may also fly into Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, which is only 60 miles from Wallops Flight Facility but has limited flight availability.  Please download directions below.   All participants will need a rental car but participants can ride together.

HOTEL: The Wallops Flight Facility is very close to Chincoteague Island (a popular summer tourist location) and the Atlantic Ocean.  That said, lodging will difficult to find.  Hotel room block a the hotel is now sold out.  There are many other places to stay.  Here are a few places we have had folks stay:  Best Western (across the street from Refuge Inn) 757 336 6557, Waterside Inn 757 336 3434, Island Resort 757 336 3141.  There are also the chains like the Hampton Inn  757 336 1616                                                       Comfort suites 757 336 3700  However, a block of rooms have been reserved for our group at the Refuge Inn.  The rate is $130 per night plus tax ($14.30 per night).  This rate is only for participants of this workshop.  Please contact the Refuge Inn directly to make your reservations.  Tell them you are with the RockOn Workshop.  Your credit card will be charged a one night deposit at the time of your reservation.  There is a one month cancellation requirement.   Rooms must be reserved by May 16, 2014.  We recommend that you check in on June 20th and check out on June 27th.  If you check out early during the workshop, they will still charge you for any remaining days on your reservation.

In addition to the rooms at the Refuge Inn, we also have a few rooms at the dorms on base at Wallops.  If you are interested in these rooms, please contact Chris Koehler at 303-492-4750 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

        Refuge Inn

(757) 336-5511
(888) 257-0038


There are many restaurants on Chincoteague Island.  For a list of them please click the link below. 
Directions from Norfolk to Wallops/Refuge Inn Refuge Inn Restaurants
Directions from Refuge Inn to Wallops    

This Site was last updated February 18th, 2014




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