Why leave the East End to take a vacation? It’s the perfect time of year for a staycation. Traffic is minimal and the rates are a steal compared to what you’ll find during the summer. Wine, dine, and stay at some of these wonderful accommodations.
The Baker House 1650
The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton is a boutique award-winning Hamptons inn offering casual luxury with a “home away from home” feel. For breakfast, the inn offers farm fresh local eggs, crepes, fresh juices, and more. The onsite spa includes an endless swimming pool, a sauna, steam shower, and Jacuzzi tub.
Currently, The Baker House is offering a wine experience. Arrive to a bottle of wine along with meat and cheese board, delivered to your room. There is round-trip transportation to Wölffer Estate, where guests will receive a tour of the vineyard. There’s also a $100 dining credit toward a restaurant in town. Guests receive a late checkout of 1 PM. It’s a two-night minimum and prices start at $1357. The special runs through November 17. The Baker House 1650 is open year-round. Visit www.bakerhouse1650.com.
Gurney’s Resorts, which includes two iconic waterfront properties in Montauk, is offering the Falling for Montauk weekend package, which includes a weekend stay where guest can enjoy rosé upon arrival, $150 in resort credit, and late checkout of 2 PM. The deal is valid Friday and Saturday through November 30.
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina opened in May; the new Montauk resort is home to the largest marina in the Hamptons. The property features preeminent guest accommodations. The centerpiece restaurant, Showfish, focuses on seasonality and sustainability and sources the majority of its menu directly from local farmers and fishermen. The resort also encompasses the first-ever Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream hotel shop.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a Hamptons icon and the only year-round resort in Montauk. Situated on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate with direct access to a 2000-foot private sand beach, Gurney’s Montauk also boasts an acclaimed Seawater Spa, renowned for its healing treatments and ocean-fed, indoor seawater pool, the only pool of its kind in North America. Visit www.gurneysresorts.com.
The Southampton Inn is classic, unassuming, and charming. At the Southampton Inn, you’re just minutes or steps away from Coopers Beach (voted one of the best in the country), historical sites, shops, hikes, museums, and the theater. Perfect for a family meal or celebration, the Inn’s restaurant, Claude’s, serves a signature breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and award-winning brunch on the weekends.
The Inn offers the personal attention of a B&B with the services of a hotel. The 90 guest rooms, all with slightly different décor, offer individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi. For those chilly months, the Inn’s fireplace and old Steinway piano create a winter oasis for your off-season getaway to explore.
The Inn’s Thanksgiving package for two includes an overnight room and Thanksgiving feast on November 28, along with breakfast the following day. The cost is $270. Add Wednesday, November 27, for $100. The New Year’s Eve package for two includes an overnight room, dinner, open bar, and brunch on January 1. The cost is $475. A Veteran’s Month special is $125 and includes and overnight room for two and breakfast or brunch. Visit www.southamptoninn.com.
Mill House Inn
Located in East Hampton Village, the Mill House Inn offers 10 rooms and suites within its luxury boutique hotel. You will feel right at home at the historic inn. Enjoy its award-winning breakfast, for guests only. The team at Mill House prides itself on the “Art of Hospitality” and can help make your stay a truly memorable one. Check the website for last-minute rates and reservations. Visit www.millhouseinn.com.
The Maidstone Hotel
The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton, which opened its doors more than 150 years ago, received a complete renovation in 2017. The décor includes a renowned photo art collection. The design features a “whimsical take on the traditional Americana and Hamptons aesthetics” that are included in the pink sun-room, art bar, and classic lounge. The hotel is committed to eco-friendly practices and includes 19 rooms and cottages. The hotel’s restaurant will participate in Long Island Restaurant Week, which will include a $29.95 prix fixe through November 10. Visit www.themaidstone.com.
The 1708 House, a historic Southampton B&B, is located on Main Street, and offers quintessential luxury. A renovation of the house commenced in 1993. The central location in the village of Southampton offers walk to shops, restaurants, beaches, and galleries. The house also holds a museum-like cellar dating back to approximately 1648. Check website for rates. Visit www.1708house.com.
1770 House Restaurant & Inn offers authentic Hamptons fine dining and luxury accommodations is an 18th-Century colonial home on Main Street in East Hampton’s historic district. Under one roof, a dual dining concept reflects both sides of the lively Hamptons restaurant scene with local bounty, noteworthy wines, five-star service, and celebrity sightings.
Executive Chef Michael Rozzi presents a sophisticated fine dining menu of New American cuisine in the candlelit dining room and pub-style fare in the inn’s casual downstairs Tavern. The 250-bottle wine list, overseen by Wine Director Michael Cohen, has been a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient since 2007. The boutique B&B, with six guestrooms plus two-level carriage house, is designed with good old-fashioned comforts and modern conveniences. See website for rates: www.1770house.com.
White Fences Inn
White Fences Water Mill in Water Mill is a luxury B&B. Innkeepers Eric and Liz Brodar make guests feel right at home. The two are experienced hosts who previously owned an award-winning inn in the Kennebunks, ME. White Fences offers chic, modern luxurious amenities. Enjoy a memorable B&B experience as Liz creates a fresh, seasonal gourmet breakfast that includes food from local purveyors.
On Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, the B&B offers a special for Drawing and Painting with the Masters with artist Barbara Thomas. The cost is $175 for the workshop plus the cost of the room. Visit www.whitefenceswatermill.com.
Topping Rose House
Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton offers 16 guest rooms, six one-bedroom suites, and a restaurant by Jean Georges. There’s a pool, health and spa facilities, and shuttles that will transport you around town. This full-service luxury hotel is located in the center of it all. For rooms and rates, visit www.toppingrosehouse.com.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn
Jedediah Hawkins Inn, which was built in 1863 and is surrounded by 22 acres of gardens and farms, is a luxurious boutique hotel in Jamesport on the North Fork. Each of the guest rooms and suite offer a gas fireplace and private bathrooms. Enjoy a glass of local wine in the gazebo and explore some of the North Fork vineyards during your stay.
It’s home to acclaimed restaurant, Solarium and Patio. There’s also a speakeasy with a casual menu. The Inn offers a mid-week escape Sunday through Thursday. Included is a full breakfast, complimentary tastings at vineyard partners, early check-in and late check-out, and $100 dining credit for stays of two nights. For more info, visit www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com.
Preston House & Hotel
The Preston House & Hotel in Riverhead is a 1905 historical home that has been restored into a 20-room boutique hotel. It also includes an 88-seat New American restaurant. It was once owned by Henry Preston, the first salaried sheriff of Suffolk County. Dining includes fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create an inventive menu served in an industrial chic dining room. For more info, visit www.theprestonhouseandhotel.com.
The Sound View
The Sound View in Greenport presents charming simplicity. The guest rooms boast influence of classic modernist, North Fork beachside homes, each including a waterfront deck. It is offering up to 30 percent off your stay this fall. Don’t miss its Foodie Package. Indulge in the flavors of the North Fork and dine with a $75 dining credit at the hotel’s The Halyard Restaurant. A welcome package will include The Halyard granola, Backyard Brine pickles, and other goodies. There’s a trip to About Food in Southold to shop seasonal jams, pickled vegetables, and more. For more info, visit www.soundviewgreenport.com.
Located in Greenport’s Historic Stirling Square, American Beech Restaurant, Bar & Hotel has been converted from a former 19th-Century horse stable. At the boutique luxury hotel, guests can enjoy shopping and dining as well as a retail location for Alex Vinash’s eclectic and elegant fashion line. The hotel has 11 rooms. For more info, visit www.americanbeech.com.
North Fork Table & Inn
North Fork Table & Inn, located in Southold, not only offers one of the best dining choices on the East End, but also an inn that reflects understated elegance that you’ll find in the finest European and American inns. Frette linens and C.O. Bigelow Apothecary skin and haircare products are yours to enjoy. A light breakfast is also available for guests from 8 to 9:30 AM.
On November 15, celebrate the 10th anniversary re-release of Chef Claudia Fleming’s legendary cookbook, “The Last Course.” A three-course dessert tasting with wine flight is offered, and diners receive a signed book and cookie take-away for $90 per person. For more info, visit www.northforktableandinn.com.
In the heart of Greenport Village, The Menhaden offers a boutique hotel with modern amenities and high-end service. There’s a roof deck and a café, The Merchant’s Wife, that is not to be missed. The hotel offers an easy access to all that Greenport has to offer, including local vineyards. For more info, visit www.themenhaden.com.
Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor offers 67 charming guest rooms, many that boast sweeping harbor views. It offers a Winery Escape through April 12. Enjoy a welcome bottle of wine and a cheese plate along with two complimentary glasses of wine at Wölffer Estate, a restaurant dining credit, and more. For more info, visit www.baronscove.com.
The Lin Beach House
The Lin Beach House is a guest house in Greenport. “Play. Sip. Stay.” is its motto. Rooms may include clawfoot bathtubs and balconies that overlook neighboring Kontokosta Winery as well as a garden and barn. Onsite is the Matchbook Distilling Co.’s bar Days Like These, a great spot for a signature cocktail. For more info, visit www.linbeachhouse.com.
Quogue Club At Hallock House
Located in Quogue, the Quogue Club at Hallock House is a luxury boutique hotel. The five-star accommodations include superb dining, the beach, vineyards, and so much more. The hotel’s 10 individually designed rooms, along with two private cottages, were created by celebrated designer Alexa Hampton. Visit www.quogueclub.com.
434 On Main
434 on Main in Amagansett is a dog-friendly bed and breakfast that is just a short walk from the Long Island Rail Road, Hampton Jitney, the beach, and Amagansett Village. The rooms are designed to showcase the charm of the historic 1905 home, which has been renovated and restored. Visit www.434onmain.com.
Westhampton SeaBreeze Motel
The Westhampton SeaBreeze boasts one of the best deals in the Hamptons. Located on a side street just south of Montauk Highway, it’s a relaxing destination for local visitors, and a short drive to beaches and Main Street Westhampton Beach, where guests can enjoy restaurants, shops, and theater. Visit www.westhamptonseabreeze.com.