Rich scents of fresh coffee, homemade Belgian waffles drizzled in warm maple syrup, the patina on restored antiques—the East End is home to several elaborate bed and breakfast venues. They’re a cross between a luxury hotel and a private home with a host of personal touches, like homemade breakfasts served in quaint dining rooms or even bed. Make a good morning great by staycationing at some of the best Long Island inns around.
The Mill House Inn, East Hampton
The Mill House Inn takes dog friendly to a whole new level by stocking a refrigerator full of homemade dog treats in suites of guests who bring their furry friends. Humans can satisfy their hunger pains with scrumptious breakfast specials like the brioche French toast made with vanilla, bourbon and cinnamon crème anglaise or the Montauk lobster frittata with grilled asparagus, roasted red pepper, crisp Yukon gold potatoes and Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon. A stop at the ‘Nack Bar buffet filled with curated cheese and charcuterie plates, cinnamon spiced popcorn and rocky road cookies is a must before heading out to explore. Go.
The Hedges Inn, East Hampton
The Hedges Inn is a B&B that puts an emphasis on R&R. There’s yoga on the lawn every Saturday at 11am, and each guest room comes with its own village beach pass. Fuel up before a long day in the sun by feasting on the continental breakfast in bed or the lemon blueberry pancakes in the dining room. Go.
White Fences Inn, Water Mill
Located between Water Mill’s chic boutiques and Southampton’s museums and beaches, this Long Island inn is a charming oasis. The guest rooms are modern and spacious without losing the cozy feel. The ever-changing homemade breakfast menu always offers something sweet and something savory. Think Nutella banana nut muffins or asparagus avocado egg sandwiches accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice. Go.
A Butler’s Manor, Southampton
Nestled on an acre of lushly landscaped gardens, A Butler’s Manor surrounds a sparkling full-sized saltwater swimming pool. When not lounging poolside, head to the Rose Garden and choose from a host of gourmet breakfast options like banana-stuffed French toast, chicken sausage frittatas and the zucchini-cheddar blintzes. Go.
Seven, Shelter Island
This casual, nautically designed boutique hotel offers a European-inspired breakfast buffet that includes local organic eggs and warmed baguettes served with sweet butter and gourmet jams. Walk or bike it off at Crescent Beach, which is only five minutes away. Go.
Seatuck Cove House, Eastport
Every room at Seatuck Cove House offers panoramic water views of the the Moriches Bay and the cove. Its elegant style is well-balanced with the welcoming of casual attire. Enjoy a three-course breakfast in bed or al fresco on the wraparound porch on the bay. Go.
Arbor View House, East Marion
Tucked behind a lavish country garden on East Marion’s Main Street, this North Fork wine country spa boasts several services designed to help guests hit the refresh button like massages and aromatherapy baths. Guests can also relax on the terrace, read in the library or devour a tasty four-course breakfast with a complimentary bottle of champagne provided upon arrival. Go.