How do I book a room at the Provincetown Inn and what are the rates?

Conference attendees receive a special discounted rate at the Provincetown Inn, where the Conference takes place. Starting on [DATE], a reservation code will be available to receive the discounted rate. Call 508-487-9500 or visit to book your reservation with the reservation code.

Midweek Room Rates
Standard (no water view): $74.00
Standard Inn (no water view): $84.00
Waterview  $104.00
Waterview Inn  $124.00
Harborside/Breakwater  $124.00
Cape Tip  $144.00
Ask the Inn for rates on the available suites 

Weekend Room Rates
Standard (no water view) $109.00
Standard Inn (no water view) $119.00
Waterview  $139.00
Waterview Inn  $159.00
Harborside/Breakwater  $159.00
Cape Tip  $179.00
Ask the Inn for rates on the available suites

So…Where is Provincetown
and how do I get there?

Provincetown is located at curled fingers of the flexed arm of Massachusetts. There are many ways to get to P-town. If you're new to the Conference, these are your travel options:

20 minutes via Cape Air from Logan International Airport; rental cars are available at the Provincetown Airport, but you must reserve in advance. If you prefer not to drive, the airport is just a mile or so from the Provincetown Inn, and it's a zip of a taxi ride along Province Lands Road. See picture and info below

90 minutes via ferry from Boston harbor
.2.5 hours driving from Logan Airport in Boston to the Provincetown Inn
.2.5 hours driving from T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I. (near Providence), with less traffic than from Boston

Cape Air

Rates for 2015 will be announced, Plan on around $200 round trip.
Note 1: Some conferees have found it cheaper to book their flight directly to Provincetown via Jet Blue, which partners with Cape Air. You'll still change planes at Logan, but  through-booking should offer a better price.

Note 2: You may find that you can get a better deal via, or other travel site, depending on when you plan to travel. 

If you wish to rent a car, Enterprise has cars available--but you must reserve as a limited number are typically available. (Do you need a car? See my comments at the very bottom of this post.)

 20 minutes from Logan Airport in Boston to the Provincetown Airport, which is a mile from the Conference

Provincetown Fast Ferry

A more affordable option: the Fast Ferry, which zips from Boston to P-town in 90 minutes. McMillan Wharf, where the ferry docks in P-town, is right in town, about a mile from the Provincetown Inn. 

One way: $53, round trip: $78
Be sure to use the Conference code to get this special price. Here's Cherie: "Guests must call to make the reservation and mention The Encaustic Conference.

Don't want to drive? The fast ferry will get you from Boston to Provincetown 

Here's how to get from Logan Airport to the Ferry. I have pulled the info below from the ferry website:


The quickest way to get to the ferry. Simply ask the taxi driver who picks you up at your terminal to take you to World Trade Center, lower level, on Seaport Blvd. You will be taken on a quick 5-10 minute ride through Boston's Ted Williams tunnel directly to our pier at World Trade Center. Our ships depart from the West side (the city side) of the pier. The cab fare is approximately $15 without gratuity." (JM's suggestion: You've come this far, take the taxi. It's faster and easier than anything else.)

Silver Line

An MBTA articulated bus makes the rounds of all airport terminals every 15 minutes for an eight-minute trip through a dedicated tunnel to the World Trade Center stop, one block inland from our dock. Fares are approximately $1.50 per passenger. Total time from your airport terminal curb to our dock, once aboard the bus, is approximately 14 minutes."

Water Taxi

An airport water transportation bus, clearly marked Water Transportation, circles all of the airport's terminals. The bus will order a City Water Taxi for you and deliver you to the water taxi. The water taxi ride from Logan Airport to the Provincetown boat takes 7 minutes. Two boat companies leave from this terminal: City Water Taxi, and Rowes Wharf Water Taxi, . The water taxi fare is approximately $10.00 per person.

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