Self Service Season
May 27- October 7, 2022
This season, Fire Island Cabin will return to reserving space by the bunk and guests will be responsible for their own meals. The cabin sleeps 22 guests and has two, co-ed, 11-bunk dorm rooms. Mattresses, blankets, and pillows are provided. There are two shared bathrooms (male and female), hot outdoor showers, a full kitchen, screened porch, decks, beach chairs, umbrellas, a hammock, yoga equipment, and a gazebo with a library and board games. For water enthusiasts, there are sailboats (if led by an authorized sailor), kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. An exciting variety of events and activities are planned, and cabin guests are welcome and encouraged to participate. There is no additional charge. Click here for a list of events.
Because Fire Island Cabin is volunteer-run, all guests help with small chores such as sweeping or emptying the dishwasher and our new twice weekly cleaning service performs many other chores. The cabin does not serve food; the only exception is a Friday night happy hour with a few snacks. The cabin has a BYOB policy with alcoholic beverages permitted only at happy hour and dinner. All guests must provide their own food by transporting it, shopping in nearby communities, or utilizing restaurants. An onsite manager will help coordinate cooking and cleaning times in the communal kitchen. The kitchen is well-stocked with condiments, spices, dishes, and cookware (including a crockpot, rice cooker, food processor, blender, microwave). An outdoor grill and charcoal are available for guest use. Guests are encouraged to prepare simple meals so every guest has time in the kitchen. There is a guest refrigerator, a small freezer, and cubbies for dry goods.
Overnight guests must bring their own linens or rent a top and bottom bed sheet, pillowcase, and towel for $20 cash/check or $21 PayPal/Venmo. Blankets are available. A sleeping bag is fine as long as used with a fitted bottom sheet and pillowcase. To maximize their stay, guests can store their luggage in outside bins and enjoy the property after checkout time.
Reservations open for the 2022 season on April 20 at 10AM. To reserve, call the AMC Contact Service Center at 603-466-2727 Option 1, Monday – Saturday, 10-5. Or go book directly online.
Reservations are limited to one weekend in July and one weekend in August. Consecutive weekends are prohibited. After May 1, guests can reserve additional weekends.
There is a three-night minimum stay on weekends (Friday – Monday). Midweek stays require a 2-night minimum stay and are from Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday.
Weekend Stays: Check-in: 3 p.m., Check out: 11 a.m.
Arrive Friday, depart Monday
Member $300, Non-member $360
No children under 18 except during scheduled family events
Weekday Stays: Check-in: 3 p.m., Check out: 11 a.m.
Two-night minimum stay with arrival on Monday and depart on Wednesday or arrival on Wednesday and departure on Friday
Member $140, Non-member $170
Children 6-12 (must be accompanied by an adult): Member $40, Non-member $48 per night
Children over 12 pay the adult rate
Day guests ($25 fee) are always welcome. Day guests may call the cabin in advance or just show up. If you anticipate you might want to stay the night, call first to determine the availability of a bunk and payment options. Day guests can store belongings in the bay side porch bins or the day guest shed behind the cabin.
Learn more about AMC’s cancellation policies for lodging and programs.
Smoking is prohibited on the property. Pets are prohibited. Cell phones can be used only off property. There is complimentary WiFi and outlets to charge phones.
Cabin Manager is available by phone 9-11 a.m. daily from May 27 – October 7 at 631-583-5366. Otherwise, leave a message and your call will be returned.
The Appalachian Mountain Club-Fire Island Cabin (AMC-FIC) is accessible only by the Fire Island (FI) Ferries from Bay Shore, Long Island. The closest ferry to AMC-FIC is the ferry to Atlantique. The walk from the ferry landing to the cabin is approximately 10 minutes east. Farther away, but still walkable, are ferries that arrive at Dunewood, Fair Harbor, or Ocean Beach. For FI Ferry schedule and ticket details, visit their website or call 631-665-3600. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the on-site ticket counter with CASH ONLY. Alternatively, download their app to buy tickets in advance by credit card.
Directions to the ferry
Car: Take the Long Island Expressway to the FI Ferries’ Bay Shore Marina Terminal located at 99 Maple Avenue in Bay Shore. You can park your car at the ferry or at a nearby lot. Visit Town of Islip for details on municipal city-owned lots.
Train: Take the LIRR to Bay Shore (Babylon Line). From the LIRR it is a 20-25 minute walk to the Bay Shore Marina Terminal or take David Taxi’s for $5 (cash only).
Walking to Fire Island Cabin from ferries
There are many restaurants in Ocean Beach – about a 15-minute walk or take the water taxi.
The cabin is located on a barrier island. We have waterfront property on the Great South Bay, where guests go out in sail boats, kayaks, and canoes. A two-minute walk brings you to miles and miles of a white sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to many interesting communities, including the Sunken Forest.