Gull Cottage B&B Wellfleet
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Welcome to Gull Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on the scenic National Seashore. Looking for a private setting to enjoy your honeymoon or getaway? Or do you simply need a peaceful setting to relax where you can reconnect with nature? Look no further then! The innkeepers Randy and Pat are readily available to help you plan your day and make sure that your stay will be a memorable one. They look forward to meeting you and making new friends.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Randy and Pat Barlett for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
They read good reviews about us, or they go to our website and like what they see.
What are you best known for?
We are best known for our beautiful location, fine food, private and comfortable accommodation, and warm hospitality.
What makes your inn unique?
We are unique in that we have only one room/suite, which makes our service individualized and personal.
What do you love most about your inn?
We love the location on two ponds, which are not only are beautiful, but they are ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Many would say the ocean beaches; others would say the ponds, the galleries, the atmosphere and personality of the town, among many other things.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
They are too numerous to mention. See the reviews on our website and on other travel sites.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The off season is as active as the summer, but with fewer people. The fall is especially beautiful.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Spend at least one day (or several half days) enjoying the pond and ocean beaches—swimming, walking, and/or boating. Spend a day in Wellfleet Center, browsing the shops, galleries, Preservation Hall, etc. Another day should be spent doing the same in Provincetown, with a whale watch and the Provincetown monument thrown in. The Audubon Sanctuary is a beautiful place to walk for another half day, and they do marine life cruises and pond canoe excursions, which are really fun and informative. A hike out to Great Island is another wonderful day. And don't forget the great theater and more at WHAT, the Harbor Stage Company, Preservation Hall and the Wellfleet Library. One can easily fill a week here.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are at the end of a dirt road, between two ponds. One can easily walk to our private beach for swimming, fishing, or launching a boat. There are five other ponds in the area and walking the back roads is a beautiful place for seeing birds and wildflowers.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are numerous restaurants to suit all tastes. Our special favorites are PB Boulangerie, Mac's Shack, and The Wicked Oyster. The Wellfleet Marketplace is a wonderful resource for groceries and a lot more.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have one room totally separated from the owner's house, i.e., very private. It has a living area, dining area, bedroom in a separated ell, and bathroom.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets, and we keep our rental room totally pet-free. However, we do have a cat in the main house. The only place that I know that takes animals is the Mainstay Motor Inn in South Wellfleet.
About the Inn
Gull Cottage is an antique home located back in the woods between Gull and Higgins Ponds. The house was built in the late 1700's and was acquired by Pat's great, great Uncle Julius in the 1890's, where her family has enjoyed this private and idyllic setting ever since. Enjoy bird-watching and local wildlife from virtually any room in the house or the screened porch. Hike or jog the back roads around four other ponds to the ocean.
The adjacent boathouse was built in 1973 to replace the old garage and and has recently been renovated into the upstairs studio with a dormer and a full bath. From its deck, enjoyed wooded views of Gull and Higgins Ponds.
The screened porch provides a great place to socialize and enjoy the refreshing breezes or watch the hummingbirds. If you prefer to relax in comfort indoors, the house provides plenty of space to unwind. The Keeping Room boasts a large fireplace and antiques that provide a calm and quiet atmosphere to read or lunge. The front parlor provides a great place to challenge your new friends to a board or card game, or quietly solve a puzzle.
Enjoy a full home-cooked breakfast on the porch overlooking Higgins Pond or in the dining room alcove. The menu changes each morning and we always try to take your preferences and dietary needs into consideration. Some of the typical fare includes fresh fruit, home-baked goods, special eggs and omelets, waffles, hot and cold cereals, or pancakes.
Gull Cottage B&B has a path that leads to its own private beach, near the house. There are two ponds nearby, Higgins Pond and Gull Pond, which boast numerous activities for all interests:
The water is generally warm from June through September. We can provide beach chairs and toys for your convenience.
Trout, bass, perch and more! Fishing is best in spring and fall, but ice fishing is available in winter.
Canoes, kayaks and sailboats are available for rent nearby or Rte 6.
In addition to the activities available at Gull Cottage, be sure to explore the surrounding cities for more activities and attractions:
- Audubon bird sanctuary
- Ocean and bay beaches