Silence is golden, especially during the winter. And nothing is more reclusive than the North Fork. Fresh-fallen snow untouched by man, early sunsets and bed & breakfasts with cozy fireplaces make it a hibernation paradise. Get ready to eat, sleep and be merry at five North Fork staycation spots (especially when the temperatures drop below freezing).
Arbor View House, East Marion
Two miles east of Greenport, this North Fork wine country spa boasts several services designed to ease stress with massages and aromatherapy baths. Not to mention, many beloved wineries will be staying open through the winter season for favorite vinos that take the bite out of a chilly afternoon with every glass. Before leaving, devour a three-course candlelit breakfast in one of the many rooms named after wine varietals. Go.
Greenporter Hotel, Greenport
Designed with a 1950s retro-style that mixes in modern amenities, this vintage hotel is a short walk from village docks, boutiques, restaurants and galleries in downtown historic Greenport. Guests can expect king beds housed in loft-style rooms, flat screen cable televisions, mini fridges and weekend complimentary continental breakfasts. Go.
Harborfront Inn, Greenport
Harborfront Inn overlooks the picturesque Peconic Bay. Each of the five modern suites feature an extended seating area and beautiful harbor or village views. During your visit, savor perks like a fitness room and all-day coffee services (stay nice and toasty!). There’s high-speed wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs, plush bedding, notably luxe linens and adjustable massaging shower sprays that turn bedrooms into a retreat. Go.
Jedediah Hawkins, Jamesport
Nestled between 22 acres of gorgeous gardens and farmland, Jedediah Hawkins was once home to a former Italian sea captain and possibly a stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, the restaurant, speakeasy and luxurious rooms make the hotel an escape all its own. Think unlimited Wi-Fi, fireplaces and Nespresso machines for an old world cafe vibe right on the Island. Go.
Diliberto Winery Apartment, Riverhead
Retreat to Manor Lane in Jamesport for some R&R. The newly completed 650 square-foot luxury apartments have one bedroom (queen size bed), a large bathroom, a spacious open living room with a cozy kitchenette and charming cathedral ceilings. Situated in the heart of wine country, it’s the ideal romantic getaway or girls’ weekend. Go.