Like last year, the higher-ups at Curbed HQ asked us to do a feature on out-of-town holiday rentals for Renters Week. And, just like last year, we had to improvise. Seeing as how the Hamptons are already out-of-town for many people, we figured a map of the area's more notable getaway spots would be a little more useful. So, we've rounded up a dozen hotels/inns/B&Bs that will allow you to celebrate this holiday season in comfort and style.Read More
Off To The Hamptons For The Holidays? Here's Where To Stay.
The Mill House Inn
Located across the street from East Hampton's Hook Mill, the dog-friendly Mill House Inn has been voted one of the "Top 50 Small Hotels" in the Zagat US Hotel Guide. Fun fact: The proprietors, Sylvia & Gary Muller, are known to put out freshly baked cookies for the guests each night.
The Baker House 1650
Considered one of the area's more exclusive and luxurious small hotels, the ivy-walled Baker House 1650 combines a historic European feel with modern touches like flat-screen televisions, wi-fi and an indoor pool. Guests looking for a little holiday pampering are in luck. There's a spa located in the lower level.
The Hedges Inn
The Hedges Inn offers 12 rooms, passes to the East Hampton Gym and a complimentary breakfast. Just be sure to watch out for errant vehicles...at least once a year, a driver unfamiliar with the area ends up on the front lawn.
The Huntting Inn
If you're taking an east-bound Jitney, it stops right in front of this East Hampton Village landmark. Better yet, if you're hankering for some protein after your bus ride, this inn is home to The Palm.
Gansett Green Manor
Sitting on two acres of expertly manicured gardens, the cottages of Gansett Green Manor offer visitors the perfect opportunity to escape the city for a little while. Guests will most definitely appreciate the central locationeverything in Amagansett is within walking distance.
The 1770 House
With just six guest rooms and a carriage house available, guests of the 1770 House are treated to some incredibly attentive service. And wine connoisseurs take note, the restaurant has won Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" for the last five years. If you do decide to dine there, check out the downstairs tavern and order a burger. That thing is tasty.
Another of East Hampton's pet-friendly boutique hotels, c/o Maidstone is probably our favorite the area has to offer. Each room has its own design and the Swede-centric restaurant, The Living Room, serves some pretty tasty food. If you go, make sure to check out the bathrooms on the first floor...they're incredibly fun.
The Inn At Windmill Lane
Owned by Randy Lerner, the inn formerly known as "The Reform Club" aims to "provide a peaceful and relaxed environment for all guests" and "encourage change during your visit." One change is certain: your bank balance. Nightly rates start at $450/night and can go as high as $1050. And that's during the offseason.
Gurney's Inn isn't exactly a Bed & Breakfast, but it is a great place to relax during the holidays. Its oceans views, beachfront setting and award-winning spa are a welcome respite during the time of year when family life can get a little stressful.
The American Hotel
Built in 1846 during the height of the whaling era, The American Hotel is regarded as "one of the most elegant, charming and professionally run establishments on the East End of Long Island." With only eight rooms and an award-winning restaurant, guests are almost guaranteed and memorable stay.
Located in the village of Southampton (next to Saks Fifth Ave.), the 1708 House opened its doors in 1996. Most notable about the establishment is that the antiques used to decorate the Inn are all available for purchase. So...if you're still got a few gifts to buy for the holidays, a visit here might be the perfect antidote for facing the unwashed masses found in area malls.
Village Latch Inn
Touted as being "for guests that appreciate the unusual," the artist-run Village Latch Inn offers furnishings and decor that are truly unique...items like "Burmese puppets, New Guinea masks, African artifacts and Tibetan rugs" can be found throughout the place. The five acre property has played host to celebrities and politicians alikefrom Matt Lauer's wedding to Michael J. Fox to Vice President Joe Biden (although he was a senator at the time).