When you’re lucky enough to call 631 or 516 your area code, there’s no place like home for a vacation. Between the serene beaches, lush farmlands and burgeoning arts scene, the East End is dripping in opulence. If weekend escapades in Europe or Florida aren’t in the cards for you this summer, rest assured a staycation, complete with a few nights at one of these seven charming North Fork and Hamptons inns, will feel like a getaway.
The Baker House 1650, East Hampton
An award-winning boutique hotel, The Baker House 1650 is situated amidst its share of craftsmanship. The English manor’s majestic aura boasts modern suites equipped with private baths, mini-bars and (in certain loft-style rooms) a spacious terrace with teak chaise lounges. Guests can eat breakfast in their own quarters, the garden-side breakfast room or English garden itself. Click to stay.
c/o The Maidstone, East Hampton
Purchased by Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg in 2008, the eclectic hotel was designed to reflect its Scandinavian heritage. Set to reopen after renovations in May, guests will have to wait and see what the new digs and new menu have in store. Click to stay.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Jamesport
Celebrated for its history, hospitality and superb location, Jedediah Hawkins Inn makes unwinding easy. Stroll through the 22 acres of gardens and farmland, savor a glass of local wine in the gazebo or explore the neighboring North Fork vineyards. The luxurious rooms make recharging a breeze furnished with down duvets, Frette sheets and pillow top mattresses. Click to stay.
Harborfront Inn, Greenport
Harborfront Inn is seaside luxury at its finest. The modern suites, equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs and plush bedding, sport panoramic views of Greenport Harbor and Shelter Island. Downtown Greenport is minutes away, providing easy access to the town’s quaint shops, restaurants, Mitchell Park’s antique carousel and of course Claudio’s. Click to stay.
Ram’s Head Inn, Shelter Island
No streetlights and peaceful shores make Shelter Island the place to be for some R&R. Ram’s Head Inn encompasses the same remote atmosphere offering moonlight basketball, hammocks, boats for sailing, paddling boarding, kayaking and swimming and a restaurant heavy on new American and seafood. Click to stay.
A Butler’s Manor, Southampton
This beautiful and historic 1860 colonial inn is nestled on an acre of landscaped gardens that immediately put visitors in a vacation state of mind. Guests can soak up the sun along the sparkling full-sized saltwater swimming pool or get lost in a good book. When hunger pains start to kick in, 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. Click to stay.
Cove Place Inn, Aquebogue
Positioned on the Peconic Bay, Cove Place Inn treats guests to a 150-foot private beach and a vast dockside lawn complete with lounge seating. Lovely bay views continue to the bay suites, which have sliding glass doors that lead to private decks. The rooms also house kitchenettes with refrigerators, perfect for storing local wine and snacks for a sunset picnic on the beach. Click to stay.
Get a closer look at Jonathan Baker, co-owner of c/o The Maidstone, in the July/August issue of Pulse.