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Located two hours from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Cape Cod is known for its quaint villages, beautiful beaches, and fantastic seafood. Our Center in Wellfleet is located near the tip of Cape Cod, surrounded by woods and the nearby National Seashore. Our retreat-like setting offers a natural environment away from your daily work, allowing you to fully engage in the learning. Take advantage of dunes and beaches during breaks, or plan to spend a few extra days to enjoy golf, whale watching, art and theater.


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Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce

Directions to GISC

GISC is located at 1035 Cemetery Road, South Wellfleet, MA 02663 on Cape Cod.

Accessible by car, plane, bus or ferry, GISC is a two hour drive from both Boston & Providence airports.

If you fly into Hyannis or Provincetown airports on Cape Cod you will need to rent a car, take a taxi, or catch a bus to GISC.


A car is essential for full access to the area, however there are some lodging choices within walking or biking distance of the Center. Program participants with cars are often willing to share rides with one another.


Phone: (508) 349-7900

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



Even’Tide Motel & Cottages
Route 6, South Wellfleet
Phone: (508) 349-3410

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. Open April - October. Rates: motel rooms, $65 - $102, cottages $75 - $165. Mention GISC for a discounted rate in the off-season. 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


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

(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
(508) 255-5000 Hotel Reservations: (866) 716-8133

Book online here to take advantage of special rates for GISC participants:

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




January 1-May 25, 2017: $83.00 Per Room, Per Night
May 29-June 22, 2017: $141.00 Per Room, Per Night
June 23-September 3, 2017: $221.00 Per Room, Per Night
September 4-December 31, 2017: $83.00 Per Room, Per Night



Weekend (Friday and Saturday)

January 1-May 28, 2017: $121.00 Per Room, Per Night
May 29-June 22, 2017: $221.00 Per Room, Per Night
June 23-September 3, 2017: $281.00 Per Room, Per Night
September 4-December 31, 2017: $121.00 Per Room, Per Night


These rates are based on a room with two double beds, single or double occupancy and are subject to MA Tax (currently 9.7% and subject to change without notice).


If the guest wants a King Room it is $20,00 more than the rates above. If the guest wants a larger room with two queen beds, the rates are $45.00 more than the rates above.

Southfleet Motor Inn
999 US Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: (508) 349-3580  Toll Free: (800) 334-3715

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
Phone: (800) 422-4224

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

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

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.


Inn at the Oaks
3085 State Highway · Eastham
Phone: (877) 255-1886

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

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 all year.

Chez Sven (B&B)
Chez Sven
2118 Old King's Highway
Wellfleet MA 02667
Cell: (617) 999 9909

Chez Sven is happy to again offer its Seagull Cottage, located within walking distance of Wellfleet village center. The coziest green accommodation on Cape Cod. Two bedrooms. Living room. Cute kitchen. Amazing local art, stylish modern furnishings, extra comfy bed. Owners are an American writer, who lived in France for 25 years, and her Swedish historian husband. Mention GISC for 25% discount on regular weekly rate, Sunday to Sunday (not available July 29-August 18) or ask about the five-night special.

Alexandra Grabbe, Innkeeper
Chez Sven Bed & Breakfast

Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa
12 - 14 Johnson Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone: (800) 487-0132 (USA Only) | 001(508) 487-4242(International)

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.

Cove Woods B&B
Phone: (508) 349-3435

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


Halcyon Farmstay Airbnb
Orleans-Brewster Town Line on Route 6A

The Holden Inn
140 East Commercial Street
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: 508-349-3450

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.


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

Surf Side Cottages
Ocean View Drive
P.O. Box 937
S. Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: (508) 349-3959

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.

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

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


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.
(781) 643-8725 ask for Ava


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
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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.

Phone: Contact Sibel (774) 722-0032
URL: Property ID: 21480

Cape Cod Realty
(508) 349-2245 - Mention GISC.

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: Property ID: 4275


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.
(508) 349-2510

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.

Wellfleet Real Estate
Phone: (508) 349-3911 or
URL: Mention GISC.


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



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. Many offer special rates to our participants (see listings). When you register for a program you will receive seasonal information on housing choices from our office so you can make your reservations.



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