Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfasts That Add to North Fork Living

Bed & Breakfasts are plentiful on the East End.  Though most don't offer "hotel" amenities such as in room phones or television, they all provide the welcoming environment for which B&B's are so noted.  Some townships limit the number of rooms, so except for a few that have been "grandfathered" most have a maximum of five rooms.  Many B&B's are historic and all of them are decorated beautifully.  Breakfast, either hearty continental or formal sit-down, is always provided.  Because the B&B's are also the homes of the owners, decor and offering vary greatly, so you really should read descriptions and check out the websites.  There are stairs and there are pets! If you have never stayed in one, you are in for a treat!

Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast
8900 Main Road
P.O. Box 226
East Marion, NY 11939
(631) 477-8696

A true Victorian jewel, Arbor View House was built circa 1820 by Captain Vail when whaling was a major industry on the East End of Long Island. The historical nature of the home has been carefully maintained by innkeepers, Veda and Wilfred Joseph. With a nod to the newest industry on The North Fork, Long Island Wines, Veda and Wilfred have named their guest rooms after wine varieties such as Champagne, Merlot, and Zinfandel. This juxtaposition of the old and the new makes this charming inn the perfect location to explore the past and experience the present. The inn offers wireless internet, and whirlpool baths in a totally Victorian ambience. Spa services are available so you can have a massage in your room featuring an old fashioned red velvet headboard. Walk to the beach, sip wine in front of the fireplace, or tour the wineries after enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. This B&B is also very close to Greenport, a true harbor village, where you can ride a carousel or take a harbor cruise.
Aunt Dot's Victorian Bed & Breakfast
9625 Main Road
East Marion, NY 11939
(631) 477-5903

It truly will feel as though you are staying at your favorite Aunt's home when you are a guest at this B&B located near the tip of the North Fork. The three charming guest rooms have been decorated with great attention to detail with each having an old fashioned floral theme. All have private baths with two having claw foot tubs with shower and one having a stall shower. The dining room and parlor maintain the old fashioned Victorian feel also. Only minutes from the harbor village of Greenport and North Fork wineries, it is particularly well located for those arriving to the North Fork via Cross Sound Ferry. Both sandy bay beaches and LI Sound beaches are nearby and you will want to sun yourself on one of them for a bit after enjoying a full breakfast served by Aunt Dot herself.
A Walk in the Woods B&B
9680 North Bayview Road
Southold, New York, 19971
(631) 765-9197

A Walk in the Woods Bed & Breakfast in Southold is truly a hidden gem! Located on a secluded 11 acre estate, this Great Gatsby Dutch Colonial only feels like it's miles away from civilization. In fact, it is a short drive to town, an even shorter bike ride to the beach and convenient to the North Fork wineries as well as lively Greenport. A Walk in the Woods is nestled among the pines and oaks of the Bayview area of Southold with grand Victorian style accommodations that are simply luxurious. Entering the main parlor for the first time from the wrap-around porch, I felt like I stepped into Scarlett O'Hara's Tara. As grand as they are, the parlor and library are cozy, comfortable and quite welcoming. Relax with a good book and a glass of wine in the parlor or enjoy a game of pool at the regulation sized pool table in the library. Breakfast is served in the elegant formal dining room with continental style breakfast served in the adjacent butler's pantry. If you prefer some private quiet time, any of the guest rooms you choose will fit the bill. All have full private baths. The very large Vintage Rose Suite is perfect for a bride and groom to spend their wedding night and first days as newlyweds with a large king sized bed, private balcony, slipper tub and steam shower. For families and large groups the Oak Suite will do very nicely. A separate entrance brings you to a spacious apartment with a master bedroom and full bathroom as well as a sleeping loft and second full bath. It also has a bar with microwave, coffee pot and a flat screen TV. Whether you are seeking an intimate get away or accommodations for your wedding party, A Walk In The Woods will feel like your home away from home.
The Bartlett House
503 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-0371

The Bartlett House is so gorgeous and the location is so perfect that I wish I could own the house myself! Fortunately for its guests, this uniquely large B&B is owned by Jack and Diane Gilmore who have put their hearts and souls into an extraordinary renovation project that put their stamp on this venerable property. Diane's impeccable taste has enhanced the architectural details in a manner satisfying to the purist, and her flair for showcasing Jack's collections from his world travels will satisfy the adventurer. There are ten rooms available and Diane welcomes guests with warmth and ease. The Bartlett House is one of Greenport's finest jewels. I have no doubt that in a short time this home will be listed as one of the best small hotels around in major travel magazines.
Blue Iris Bed & Breakfast
1100 Skunk Lane
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-7126

A good wager would be that absolutely no one could pull up to this gorgeous B&B and not say "Wow!"  The house sits on acres of landscaped grounds exploding with color and scents.  Vignettes suitable for a cover of Life dot the gardens and in fact you will find paintings of some of them in the house.  It will be hard to move past the wide front porch into the house, but enter you will and the wow factor continues.  A spacious hallway is flanked by the cozy parlor with books, a piano, a fireplace, and super comfy furniture and the dining room where guests gather each morning to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast.  Pride of place belongs to the caricature of owner Lorry's father, Howie Mann, band leader and drummer, drawn by Al Hirschfeld, famous NY Times caricaturist.  The guest rooms, each with large private bath, show off Lorry's decorating skill to perfection.  Showcasing your hosts desire to help you relax is the separate massage room!  Perhaps the greatest assets to this home are owners, Jerry and Lorry, who so love running a B&B and have so many fun and interesting talents, stories, and insights to share.
A Butler's Manor
244 North Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-8550

A Butler's Manor: This B&B's location within walking distance of the train station and the posh village of Southampton is not the only thing to recommend it. The rooms are decorated with such a sense of balance, charm and beauty that guests not only feel privileged but welcomed and comfortable. The common rooms are cool in summer, warm in winter, and delightful all year round. You'll have a breakfast suitable for serving at the finest NYC restaurants, and perhaps topping, but certainly matching, any memories you hold of breakfasts you had at your grandmother's or that little place in France. There's an outdoor pool framed with specimen trees and bushes, a back porch covered with wisteria, a fireplace, books, and fresh flowers everywhere. Best of all, however, are the owners, Kim and Chris Allen. You will be especially comfortable in their presence, and after a weekend at their B&B, feel especially privileged to have met them.
The Coffey House Bed & Breakfast
5705 Main Road
East Marion, NY 11939
(631) 477-2107

Located in the tiny hamlet of East Marion, a short distance from Greenport Village and minutes from the North Fork vineyards and wineries, this historic bed & breakfast is a wonderful addition to the East End of Long Island. Built in 1886 and lovingly restored by owners Ellie & Rick Coffey, this spacious, fresh, and light-filled B&B is an ideal place for the bride-to-be to relax with family and friends as she prepares for her special day. The Coffey House also provides couples with all the amenitites and ambience to complete that perfect romantic getaway. No detail has been overlooked at the inn from the four beautifully appointed guest rooms with antique furnishings to the warm and inviting living room complete with fireplace, plush chairs and sofa. All guest rooms have a full private bath, flat screen television, wireless Internet access and central air conditioning. You can check out a virtual tour of the Coffey House on their website and Facebook page. Rick & Ellie will make your next visit to the North Fork a special one.
Harbor Knoll Bed & Breakfast
425 Fourth Street
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-2352

Overlooking Greenport Harbor, Harbor Knoll with its superlative landscaping and gorgeous views may well be the most elegant accommodations in North Fork Wine Country.  The old fashioned main house has five beautifully decorated guest rooms, a front porch from which you can watch the ferries pass by, and a gorgeous dining room.  A new addition to this beachfront B&B is The Enchanted Cottage which, as the name implies, is truly magical.  Complete with window boxes and rose covered arbor, it has a spacious bedroom, living room with convertible sofa, kitchen, and small enclosed porch.  Guests at the cottage may share in the sumptuous breakfasts served in the main house each morning.  Shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance of Harbor Knoll so that guests arriving via public transportation can have a great time without having a car.
Salt Air Farm
Freddy's House Bed & Breakfast

1535 New Suffolk Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-4180

Just cause for celebration is the changes at Freddy's House Bed & Breakfast this year. Innkeepers Dan and Prudence Heston have been planting hundreds of hydrangeas, perhaps the most splendiferous of flowering shrubs, and when they are in bloom, it will be an amazing site. The exceptionally charming 1798 farmhouse has been fully restored with two guest rooms in period décor and provides an authentic and non commercial experience. Breakfast is informal, but oh so luscious with the freshest fruits and homemade jams right from the farm. If you are looking for a truly unique experience in one of the most historic homes on the East End, you really do want to stay at Freddy's House.
Orient Inn
25500 Main Road
Orient, NY 11957
(631) 323-2300

This B&B has found its true essence through the talent and vision of its new owners. It reminds me of a beautiful chest of drawers that had been painted, but now is stripped down to its original wood and beauty. Joan, Karen and Howard saw the beauty of the architectural details at their new home and through their delightfully light touches, allowed them to stand for themselves. Since there are five rooms available, it is a wonderful choice for bridal parties as all can stay together. Every thing here is tended with great attention to detail and guests benefit from the owners' caring natures. (See Caterers/Event Planners and Activities)
Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa
8985 Main Road
East Marion, NY 11931
(631) 477-9400

Quintessentials is an historic and romantic B&B, full service Spa and image lifestyle retreat located in one of the most charming villages on The North Fork. The accommodations are beautiful with rooms offering private sun-decks, fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and fine amenities. The gardens overflow with flowers in all seasons and guests love to sit outside on warm afternoons. The Spa features luxurious treatments such a Caribbean river stone massages, aroma herbal wraps, and European facials. Sylvia is also trained in Reiki energy balancing and image makeovers. Quintessentials is perfect for a romantic weekend, and is also a great place for a bride.. She will be relaxed and beautiful on her big day as Sylvia also provides bridal make up services. Quintessentials B&B and Spa offers many lodging and spa packages, so be sure to visit the site for details. A visit to this unique B&B is a total experience offering proximity to all wineries and restaurants, fabulous accommodations, gourmet food, and total relaxation.
The Red Barn
733 Herricks Lane
Jamesport, NY 11947
(631) 722-3695

The simple beauty of this true farmhouse is seen not only in the wrap around porch and country kitchen, but also in all the small touches: a bunch of wildflowers in a royal blue pitcher - an antique quilt displayed on a wall. The rooms have the perfect juxtaposition of creativity and authenticity. Its views are of farms and vineyards, its scents are of wildflowers and grapes. Its feeling is timelessness. Round the corner to find historic farms, green fields with horses grazing, and working vineyards. This is the North Fork as it once was and in some places, still is.
Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast
54300 Route 48
Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-1570

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is the only B&B that has views of Long Island Sound. From its delightfully comfortable sitting room, guests can view some of the most beautiful sunsets or walk to the beach on Shorecrest's private path to the beach. The new owners of this venerable property have done an extraordinary job on the grounds and in the interior. While still maintaining the romantic feeling, the home is also now bright and airy. If you have visited this B&B in the past, you will be delighted at the changes and if you have never seen it at all, you are in for a real treat!
Vintage Bed & Breakfast
580 Skunk Lane
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-2053

Guests of Vintage Bed & Breakfast are enveloped in the romance and beauty of wine country. Each of its three exquisite guest rooms represent one of the many wine varietals produced out east, and each is as lovingly tended as the vines that produce its namesake varietal: merlot, zinfandel, and chardonnay. The Genovese family has its own vineyards right on the property and Jeanne Genovese will gladly offer you samplings of her family's own vintage. Jeanne also prepares the sumptuous multi course breakfasts offered in the Italianate dining room or al fresco. Both in actuality and in spirit, you can't get more central to LI Wine Country than this lovely B&B. The owners provide impeccable services so that your escape to the North Fork is not just a jaunt, but a journey.