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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 2022:
Please make sure to check each establishment's cancellation policies closely before booking, as they vary!

Even'Tide Resort Motel & Cottages

South Wellfleet

Located on five acres of wooded privacy adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore where you can enjoy a short hike to the beach. All hotel and cottage guests can enjoy our wonderful indoor pool with outdoor sundeck, central playground and barbecue area. We offer a variety of hotel rooms including suites and efficiencies. We offer direct access to the Cape Cod Rail trail bike path, facilities include a basketball court, 5 hole mini-golf, horseshoe pit, badminton, shuffleboard court and ping pong table. Be sure to mention the Cape Cod Institute at the time of booking for a discounted rate!

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!

Inn at the Oaks


Located about ten 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 below or by calling 508-255-1886.

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.

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