Hidden Hollow Cottage has everything you need to feel at home. In 2008, this bayside home was completely renovated with our guests in mind. All the amenities that usually cost vacationers extra time and money are provided for our guests. New bedlinens for each room, freshly made-up for your arrival. Bath and beach towels, paper products, laundry/dish detergent, beach chairs and toys, items that cost hundreds of dollars per week to buy or rent, all included. Add to it family board games, books, movies and you're ready to relax. We want you to thoroughly enjoy your Cape Cod vacation and hope you'll want to return to Hidden Hollow year-after-year.
The home is located on historic-and-scenic Paine Hollow Road in the quaint, seaside town of Wellfleet. The home sits on a quiet, wooded lot, some 75 yards from the bayside's Blackfish Creek. You're a stone's throw to Fox Marsh walking paths and minutes from the oceanside beaches and town center. Check out our website link below for more info.
Hiking & Biking: Hiking the miles of trails is a great way to get exercise and see the abundant wildlife. Out the back door from Hidden Hollow Cottage are miles of cut and marked trails that spread through the Fox Marsh Conservation Area. Depending on the time of year you will see Osprey’s and Blue Heron fishing, sea ducks like Eider, Bufflehead, and Scoter diving, Cardinals, Robins, and Hummingbirds flittering. Hidden Hollow Cottage attracts a significant number of Orioles in the Spring and Summer. And who knows? You may even spot a Red Fox. The Cape Cod Rail Trail, formerly known for transporting vacationers and provisions from the mainland, is now a bike trail. The Wellfleet section has been completely remodeled, and begins behind the South Wellfleet General Store. The parking lot has been expanded, the paths repaved, and it’s two-minutes away from Hidden Hollow Cottage. Pick up some water and snacks, peddle to Marconi Beach, and stop along the path for an afternoon ice cream on your return.
Beaches & Ponds: People come to Wellfleet for so many different reasons. Most, though, come for the water. One group favors the brine, making the beaches the main draw. And for good reason. There are miles and miles of white sand beaches, hundreds of yards wide along the Oceanside. Four beaches, LeCount’s Hollow, White Crest, Cahoon Hollow, and Newcomb Hollow are few minutes away from Hidden Hollow Cottage. Each beach has its own unique character, so sample them all and discover a new favorite place. Other folks come for the sweetwater kettle ponds, formed long, long ago by the glaciers. There are a variety of ponds that have beaches and shallows, perfect for families and kids. Some, like Gull and Great Ponds, have miles of coastline and range in depth between 30 and 60 feet. Others, like Duck or Dyer Ponds, are much smaller and intimate. The clear water is terrific for swimming or kayaking.
Fishing & Boating: Our region got its handle honestly because of the fishing. To be sure, cod are a highly-prized species, but you’ll find more anglers along the beaches, flats, rips and shoals searching for striped bass, bluefish and tuna. During the year, and particularly in September and October for the annual Fall Run, anglers line up along the shore as they have done for the past 100 years. More recently, anglers come to Cape Cod for the sight fishing. The style is a modified version of the techniques used in the Tropics, but the thrill is identical: you cast to a fish you can see. The shallow water flats and the clear water thrill old and young anglers alike. For great fishing spots, check out Keer's book, Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast. Bring your boots or book a charter captain for a day. Consider renting a motor- and sailboat, taking a sailing lesson or booking a day-charter. We have a canoe available for guest use in the nearby bayside waters at Blackfish Creek, just 75 yards away.