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About Cape Cod

Located two hours from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, US, Cape Cod is known for its quaint villages, sand dunes, and fantastic seafood. Our Center in Wellfleet is located near the tip of Cape Cod, surrounded by woods. The natural retreat-like setting offers you an environment away from your daily work, allowing you to fully engage in the learning opportunity. You can take advantage of the most beautiful beaches in the world during your breaks, and if you choose to spend a few extra days you can enjoy golf, whale watching, art and theater.

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Directions to GISC

GISC is located at

1035 Cemetery Rd
Wellfleet, MA 02667

on Cape Cod, which
can be reached by car, plane, bus or ferry, and is
approximately a two hour drive from both Boston & Providence airports.

If you fly into Hyannis or Provincetown you will need to rent a car, take a taxi, or catch a bus to South Wellfleet. Although a car is essential for full access to Cape Cod, there are places to stay within walking or biking distance of the GISC Meeting House, and there will be people with cars for sharing rides.

If driving to the Center, check directions carefully as GPS systems send users to the wrong Wellfleet address.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 515
South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Phone: (508) 349-7900


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GISC Map
 

LODGING INFORMATION

 

**Note: Cape Cod is a popular resort area, so make your reservations as far in advance as possible, particularly during the summer months.

 

- MOTELS AND HOTELS -

Even’Tide Motel & Cottages
Route 6, South Wellfleet
Phone: (508) 349-3410
URL:  www.eventidemotel.com

 

Close to the GISC Meeting House, this motel is within walking distance and is adjacent to the bike path that runs along our property. Large rooms and nine cottages, all with TV, refrigerators and coffee makers. Best (heated) indoor pool. Rates: motel rooms, $65 - $102, cottages $75 - $165. Mention GISC for a discounted rate in the off-season.

 

Open April - Mid October. Located about 1 mile (1.7 km) from GISC.

 

Midway Motel & Cottages
5460 U.S. Route 6, North Eastham, MA 02651
Phone: (508) 255-3117 - Toll Free: (800) 755-3117 - Fax: (508) 255-4235
eMail: inquire@midwaymotel.com
URL:  http://www.midwaymotel.com/

Motel Rooms:
* Intermediate Rates: May 25 - June 14, from $78 - $84
                                        June 15 - 21, from $88 - $90
Rates reflect rack rate discount.

Cottages:
(Rates listed are per-week.)
* Intermediate Rates: May 26 - June 22
                                        deduct $150 from "in season" (June - Sept.)


Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod
3800 State Highway Route 6, Eastham, MA  02642
Phone: (508) 255-5000 Hotel Reservations: (866) 716-8133
URL: http://www.fourpointseasthamcapecod.com

 

Year-round. Mention GESMDWK for special discounted mid-week rates and GESWKND for special weekend rates.

 

Mid-Week

Now through 6/13/14 - $79

6/14/14 - 6/26/14 - $175

6/27/14 - 9/1/14 - $215

 

Weekend

Now through 6/13/14 - $109

6/14/14 - 6/29/14 - $250

6/30/14 - 9/1/14 - $275


 

Southfleet Motor Inn
999 US Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: (508) 349-3580  Toll Free: (800) 334-3715
eMail: info@southfleetmotorinn.com
URL: www.southfleetmotorinn.com

 

Large well appointed rooms. Free WiFi. Complimentary continental breakfast and bicycles. Outdoor pool. Heated indoor pool. Hot tub and sauna. All rooms are non-smoking. Mention GISC for discounted rates. GISC Rates: $78 off season and $168 in season. Located about 0.25 miles (0.425 km) from GISC. Open May through October.

Harbor Hotel Provincetown,
Route 6A - 698 Commercial Street
Provincetown
Phone: (800) 422-4224
URL: www.harborhotelptown.com

Sleek and stylish, newly-renovated hotel located by the beach on Route 6A in P-town. Seasonal outdoor pool; food and drink served in the Whaler Lounge and poolside; some rooms offer water views. About 15 miles and an easy 20-minute drive from GISC. Open year round.


Wellfleet Motel & Lodge
Route 6, South Wellfleet
Phone: (508) 349-3535
URL: www.wellfleetmotel.com

Large modern motel closed January & February. Cable TV, in-room coffee maker and refrigerator, AC and heat, indoor and outdoor pool. Restaurant cafe in season. Rates: $75 - $290. About 2 miles (3.4 km) from GISC.


Captain's Quarters
Route 6, North Eastham

Phone: (800) 327-7769
URL: www.captains-quarters.com

75 spacious rooms; complimentary continental breakfast; outdoor pool (seasonal); tennis courts; beach sand volleyball court; access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. 5 miles (8.5 km) from GISC. Mid April to October.

 


- COUNTRY INNS AND BED & BREAKFASTS -

Inn at the Oaks
3085 State Highway · Eastham
Phone: (877) 255-1886
URL: www.innattheoaks.com

The Inn at the Oaks, open year round, is a 12-room bed and breakfast located in historic Eastham. The Inn offers" spacious and light-filled accommodations, delectable and nourishing breakfasts, thoughtful amenities, and an unfaltering attention to detail." The Inn at the Oaks
offers a 10% discount for GISC participants as well as a GISC faculty discount.


Fort Hill Bed & Breakfast
75 Fort Hill Road, Eastham
Phone: (508) 240-2870
URL: www.forthillbedandbreakfast.com

Historic B+B with gracious suites and a luxury cottage with ocean views, blending modern amenities with historic charm. Located on scenic Fort Hill in the Cape Cod National Seashore. 10 minutes to Wellfleet. Full gourmet breakfast. Adults only. Quiet, serene atmosphere. Open year round.


 

Chez Sven (B&B)
Chez Sven
2118 Old King's Highway
Wellfleet MA 02667
Phone: (508) 349-6823
eMail: chezsven@comcast.net
URL: www.chezsven.com


Chez Sven offers one guest room and one suite with private bath in
a renovated 1700s Cape Codder, plus an independent cottage.
Comfortable queen-sized beds with organic cotton sheets, natural amenities, wholesome breakfast. Located 8/10ths of a mile from the
village center. Green accommodation. Owners are an American writer,
who lived abroad 25 years, and her Swedish historian husband. French, Swedish, German spoken. Open year round. Mention GISC for off-season discount.

 

Alexandra Grabbe, Innkeeper
Chez Sven Bed & Breakfast
http://www.chezsven.com


 

The Inn at Duck Creeke
Just off Route 6 on Main Street, Wellfleet
Phone: (508) 349-9333
URL:  www.innatduckcreeke.com

 

Old-fashioned, atmosphere. In-house restaurant/jazz; substantial continental breakfast. Private and shared baths. Three buildings, 25 rooms. Walk into town. Rates start at $75 off-season. Open May-October.


Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa
12 - 14 Johnson Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone: (800) 487-0132 (USA Only) | 001(508) 487-4242(International)
eMail: info@carpediemguesthouse.com
URL:  www.carpediemguesthouse.com

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Well appointed rooms of varied sizes with private baths. Full breakfast, evening wine, small spa and hot tub, business services. Twenty minute drive from GISC. One block to beach and walk to many restaurants. Ask for special GISC rate. Open year round.


Cove Woods B&B Wellfleet
Phone: (508) 349-3435
eMail: CoveWds@aol.com
URL:  www.covewoods.com


Open May - December. Short drive to GISC or Wellfleet Center. Peaceful, quiet. Breakfast.

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The Holden Inn 140 East Commercial Street Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: 508-349-3450
eMail: thi@theholdeninn.com
URL:  http://www.theholdeninn.com/


Simple, quaint, walk to restaurants and shopping. Porch has view of the bay. Common sitting room. All rooms have shared baths. Double rooms have private baths. Rates: $60-$109 plus tax. Off season rates available. The inn is closed from November 1 to May 1. However, you may leave a phone message or send an email during this time and they will reply promptly.


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- COTTAGE COLONIES -

Good for sharing. Not all cottages provide linens, so inquire.

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Surf Side Cottages
Ocean View Drive
P.O. Box 937
S. Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: (508) 349-3959
eMail: stay@surfsidecottages.com
URL:  www.surfsidevacation.com

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Eighteen 1 - 3 bedroom cottages, on or near the ocean, appealing and well-appointed. About a mile off Route 6. Bike to GISC. Many cottages booked well in advance. Rates: $525/week - 1,350/week. Open April - November.

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DECK 2 E-1
106 Cottontail Rd.
S. Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone:(617) 719-9452
eMail: asjlek@aol.com

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Close to GISC. Open April – November. Very nice 3-bedroom house. Heat, fireplace/wood stove, phone, cable TV, laundry facilities.


- HOUSES FOR RENT -

Many homeowners rent for a week or more. For information call, email, or visit their website.

 

Ava and Teri have a 3 bedroom home in Wellfleet that sleeps 5 and is an 8 minute walk from Duck Pond, and just minutes by car from GISC. It is available June through September on a weekly basis.


Phone:
(781) 643-8725 ask for Ava
eMail: terifreeman@rcn.com
URL: http://www.weneedavacation.com/Cape-Cod/Wellfleet-Vacation-Rental-7808/




Bob Flack
has a 3-bedroom home in Wellfleet that sleeps eight with two full baths, a spacious kitchen and large living and dining area, and a large screened-in porch, overlooking a one-acre meadow. Built in 2002, the house has been furnished by artists -- the interior is colorful, bright and inviting. The house is located on Holbrook Avenue, a five-minute walk to Wellfleet Village (shops, cafes and fine dining, art galleries, and library); a ten-minute walk to the town harbor, bay beach, and tennis courts. Available year around.

Phone: Contact Bob Flack (617)923.0124
URL: www.wellfleetrental.net or http://www.vrbo.com/47289


Breezy Hilltop Custom Home Overlooking Blackfish Creek. Close to the GISC Meeting House, this 3 bedroom & 3 full bathroom house in Wellfleet, can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people or 3 couples. Master Bedroom has a king sized bed, with queen sized beds in the other two.
**Off-season daily rental rates as follows:

  • September:     $275.00 per night
  • October-May:  $175.00 per night

**20% discount for GISC participants off any of the weekly rates listed in the "we need a vacation" web site for the months of September 2012 through May 2013.

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Phone: Contact Sibel (774) 722-0032
URL: http://www.weneedavacation.com Property ID: 21480
           http://www.weneedavacation.com/PropertyDetail.aspx?
           id=21480&n=t

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Cape Cod Realty
Phone:
(508) 349-2245
www.capecodrealty.net - Mention GISC.


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Pam Grange has a 3 bedroom home in North Eastham that sleeps 8, and has easy beach access. One week minimum stay in season, 3 nights minimum off-season. See the "Anniversary Cottage" online at:
URL: www.weneedavacation.com Property ID: 4275
           http://www.weneedavacation.com/Cape-Cod/Wellfleet-info/

           http://www.weneedavacation.com/Cape-Cod/Wellfleet-Vacation-
           Rentals/  


Valerie Scheel owns "Sea Spirit," a cottage for two next door to GISC, and close to beaches and the bike trail. For more information call:
Phone: (508) 349-9401


Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce
Information and booklet with comprehensive listings, no evaluations, but a current list of where rooms are available in season.

Phone: (508) 349-2510
URL:  www.wellfleetchamber.com


Wellfleet Farmhouse Rental, one mile from the Center - owned by GISC member, Ginny Parker. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house sleeps six. View the house online.

Phone: +1 (508) 237-5385, or +1 (508) 349-0853.
URL:  http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225737


Wellfleet Real Estate

Phone: (508) 349-3911 or
URL:  www.wellfleetrealestate.com. Mention GISC.


- CAMPGROUNDS -

 

There are many campgrounds on the Cape, these are the nearest to the Center.
Like everything else, they fill up fast so book early!

Atlantic Oaks Campground
3700 State Highway 6
Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-1437

Maurice's Campground
80 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667
(508) 349-2029

Paine’s Campground
180 Old King’s Highway | PO Box 944
South Wellfleet, MA 02663-0944
(508) 349-3007

 

HOUSING & DINING
Ample lodging and restaurant choices are nearby. Choose from brand name hotels, local motels, cottages, and bed and breakfast inns in Wellfleet and nearby towns that offer our students special rates (see below). When you register for a program you will receive seasonal information on housing choices from our office so you can make your reservations.

 

STAYING ACTIVE
We have complimentary bicycles available on a first come first serve basis so you can take advantage of the bike trail. Our students who are runners often make use of the bike trail during their lunch breaks and we have changing and shower facilities in the building to make it convenient to prepare for the afternoon sessions. Day passes to a comprehensive fitness facility just 7 minutes away can be arranged.

 

 
     
Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900