Staycation Before the Cold

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The air is fresh and crisp, but the sun is still shining and Long Island’s grassy terrains haven’t lost their vibrant color. Soak up the remaining days of nice weather amidst beautiful properties, private gardens and delicious restaurants. These four charming Long Island staycation spots have a little of everything.

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The Fordham House, Greenport

Just a few steps away from the unpopulated 67 Step Beach, this lovely bed & breakfast is the perfect place to cozy up after a long day out East. The owners, Sarah and Kevin Anglum, personally maintain the property and ensure that seasonal flowers surround the grounds. The nautical wooden aesthetic is a nod to shipbuilder H. Fletcher Fordham, who built this majestic home in 1901. Noteworthy places within walking distance include Kontokosta Winery, the original tasting room of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and the village of Greenport. Phone: 631-477-8998 | Address: 817 Main St Click to stay

c/o The Maidstone, East Hampton

Nothing keeps summer alive more than a weekend in the Hamptons. This Scandinavian Inn has 16 rooms and three cottages designed with a mix of modern and traditional Scandinavian elements like woolly Gotland sheep hides, turquoise walls and plenty of plants. From biking complimentary vintage bikes around the Hamptons to unwinding in the private garden, there is no shortage of tranquility. Phone: 631-324-5006 | Address: 207 Main St Click to stay

The Garden City Hotel, Garden City

For a European-inspired retreat, look no further than the Garden City Hotel. Home to several standout spa amenities like advanced facials and deep tissue massages, relaxation is guaranteed. There is also a Saturday morning yoga class in the English garden and complimentary bikes to tour the historical Garden City village. Pets are welcome here, which is not only convenient for last minute booking, but there are even pet beds and gift baskets with treats. Phone: 516-747-3000 | Address: 45 7th St Click to stay

The Glen Cove Mansion, Glen Cove

This Georgian-style mansion provides stunning vistas of the Long Island Sound. The vast property offers various amenities, including an indoor pool, 24-hour access computer lounge, 24-hour fitness center, sauna and steam room and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. Get lost in the beauty of this timeless estate and reconvene at the brand new Pratt’s Brasserie bar and restaurant. Chef Andy Halliwell makes a delicious mushroom and boursin cheese flatbread. Phone: 516-671-6400 | Address: 200 Dosoris Ln Click to stay