Galeforce Ranch Colony Motel and Cottages
Joseph Alves (±1905-1963) ended retail deliveries from Galeforce Farm, Provincetown’s last working dairy, in 1952. But he and his wife, Irene (Raymond) Alves (±1906-1967), had an entirely new chapter ahead of themselves at their sprawling property along Bradford Street Extension. They soon opened the Galeforce Ranch Colony, seven cottages clustered at the intersection of West Vine Street.
“On the Top of the Tip of Cape Cod,” a 1966 brochure declared.
Set your course for Provincetown and The Galeforce at any season of the year, and you’ll deserve your master’s ticket [unrestricted master mariner’s certificate] for reaching a truly hospitable harbor.
Come for your honeymoon, come for a rest, or just to breathe the fresh, crisp air instead of smog and dust. It’s a grand landfall, a delightful haven and a happy holidayland.
It’s here — the finest cargo of vacation advantages ever assembled. Our motel offers the best scenic view of any Provincetown motel — and you can stroll to the fascinating village from your private patio in 10 minutes. See the art centers, fishing docks, antique shops, and visit innumerable points of interest and historic sites.
Their son and daughter-in-law, Raymond S. Alves and Carole A. Alves, sold the property in 1986 to Lorraine Wilson Hendrickson, who was to develop Galeforce Village in its place. The driveway shown on the cover of the brochure above is approximately where Spinnaker Lane is now. Rest of the entry to be written.