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Participants are responsible for their own lodging. You will find an abundance of accommodations nearby at a range of prices. There are also campgrounds in the towns of BrewsterEastham, Wellfleet, and a hostel in Truro. Early reservations are advised for all types of accommodations.

The Institute is held in the town of Orleans, which is a short drive from the adjoining towns of Eastham and Brewster, not far from Wellfleet and Truro, and within reach of Chatham and Provincetown. Our section of Cape Cod contains more unspoiled wilderness and less commercial development than other parts of the Cape because it is regulated by the National Park Service. Large luxury hotels may be farther afield, but Atlantic surf, calm bay waters, and freshwater ponds are all within a few minutes drive.

Many Institute participants choose housing based on price and proximity to the Institute. The guidance below is based on evaluations of those who attended the Institute.

Houses/Cottages There are many week-long cottage and home rentals available on Cape. Most rental agreements on Cape are from Saturday to Saturday. Participants have found good options nearby the Institute through:

The following sponsoring establishments received high ratings in 2023:
Please make sure to check each establishment's cancellation policies closely before booking, as they vary!

Even'Tide Resort Motel & Cottages

South Wellfleet

Nestled on six acres of secluded woodlands adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore, this location offers a brief hike to the beach. For both hotel and cottage guests, there's the added delight of our inviting indoor pool paired with an outdoor sundeck, a central playground, and a barbecue area. The accommodation options range from various hotel rooms, including suites and efficiencies and nine cottages.
They offer direct access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and facilities boast a range of recreational amenities such as a basketball court, 5-hole mini-golf, horseshoe pit, badminton, shuffleboard court, fitness room, and a ping pong table.

Don't forget to mention the Cape Cod Institute when booking to secure a discounted rate!

Cranberry Cottages


Located less than 10 minutes from the Cape Cod Institute, Cranberry Cottages has operated as a traditional Eastham cottage colony for over fifty years. There are studio and 2-bedroom cottages available on a weekly basis all summer.

The Whalewalk Inn & Spa


The Whalewalk Inn is where Classic Cape meets luxury. All rooms/suites have private bathrooms and have been updated to include: free WIFI, flat-screen Roku streaming TV, central or ductless A/C—many with a balcony or private outdoor space, and even kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Enjoy a 3-course gourmet breakfast, prepared fresh, every day. Exercise in the Wellness center, then relax in the hot tub, pool, or sauna. Close to all the attractions, the Cape has to offer in a quiet and private setting, with all the comforts, to ensure relaxation.

For 10% off use code for CCI2024

The Penney House


The Penney House is located in Eastham, only 3 miles from the Orleans Rotary. A most comfortable and inviting spot with eclectic furnishings throughout. Rent the whole home or an individual room. People describe it as the best place they’ve ever stayed with comfortable beds and peaceful gardens, you will love your stay.

Call 508-237-3236 to book directly and receive a 10% discount!

Additional information and link for Room 1 at Penney House click here

Additional information and link for Room 2 at Penney House click here

Additional information and link for Room 3 at Penney House click here

Interested in renting the whole home? Click here.

Inn at the Oaks


Located less than 10 minutes from the Cape Cod Institute, the Inn at the Oaks is an award-winning historic Inn offering 13 spacious rooms and suites. Close to beaches, the bike rail trail, and dozens of wonderful restaurants. Free parking, Wi-Fi, AC, beach towels, beach chairs and lots of outdoor space including an out-door fire pit. A healthy continental breakfast is included.

Book directly with the Inn for the best rate – 508-255-1886.

Nauset Guesthouse


The Nauset Guesthouse has been a popular accommodation for Cape Cod Institute attendees who return yearly. The Nauset Guesthouse has been in collaboration with CCI attendees for over 10 years. CCI guests become a special part of our guesthouse and are enthusiastically welcomed into our circle of guests/friends.

Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod


With a stay at Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod in Eastham, you'll be a 4-minute walk from Arnold's Mini Golf and 1.2 miles from Cape Cod Beaches. Make yourself at home in one of the 105 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers. Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Book with our link for a discounted rate!

A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay


Located just 8 minutes from the Cape Cod Institute, A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay is a pristine boutique retreat with 9 stylishly appointed bedrooms, each with a private bath and spectacular views of Pleasant Bay and the lush English gardens. Full breakfast is included and served overlooking the water, with fresh breads, pastries, granola, fruits, smoked fish, bacon, and hot main courses, all sourced locally and homemade on site. The Inn boasts a private dock and offers complimentary seal tours of Chatham Harbor as well as daily wine and cheese in the afternoon.

Guests can book directly online or call 203-858-2346 to inquire about a 10% discount for stays of 5 nights or more.

Colony of Wellfleet


The Colony offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom cottages with a kitchen, dining room, and an outdoor terrace. These Bauhaus style, mid-century modern cottages are widely nestled among the pines near Wellfleet bay and adjacent to Chequessett Club, where guests can access the beach, restaurant, tennis, sailing, pickleball and a golf course.

To learn more or reserve online, visit Specify CCI Participant in the notes section of the reservation request form to receive a 10% discount. (50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a cottage)

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