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Hamptons/East End LI crazy idea for end of October?

Hamptons/East End LI crazy idea for end of October?

Sep 19th, 2006, 01:13 AM
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Hamptons/East End LI crazy idea for end of October?

Husband's 40th and have only a short weekend to get away from New York City. Was thinking of going out east, but wonder if the good restaurants/bars will be closed up for winter... any insights/recommendations on place to stay for l ate october?
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Sep 19th, 2006, 05:58 AM
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The Hamptons film festival is 10/18-22, so if your weekend is in there, you may have problems finding reasonable accomodation. If the festival interests you, you can attend, but individual tickets are only offered same day usually.

Most people with houses on the east end spend their weekends there year round now. The fall can be lovely. Most restaurants are open with only a handful that close for the winter. And the good news is accomodation prices are much cheaper than in season.

A Butler's Inn is Southampton consistently gets the best reviews on tripadvisor.

If you'd rather stay in East Hampton (many people prefer the shops and restaurants there), The Mill House Inn is a very good option.

There are plenty of motel type places too, a few on the beach but they're more towards Montauk. If that's more your style, post back for more info.

I'll also mention on the North Fork in Jamestown is the Jedediah Hawkins Inn. This place is JUST beautiful with a fabulous restaurant. It's quite near a lot of the North Fork wineries if that interests you. It's also quite close to the Tanger Outlet mall in Riverhead. It's about a 40 minute drive to the Hamptons.

Most people would probably think of heading north of the city in late October. Here's an older thread with some ideas in and around Rhinebeck if that interests you. (Not trying to dissuade you from the east end--just an option)
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Sep 19th, 2006, 06:21 AM
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Every fall, pre-kids, we'd go with a group of friends out to the Northfork for a wine tasting trip. We had some really beautiful fall days on some of our trips.

We'd typically start nearest to Riverhead and work east ending in Greenpoint. We'd catch the ferry to Shelter Island and then the ferry to the South Fork.

It's been a few years since we've done that trip and I think there has been a proliferation of wineries. Where there used to be about a dozen, it now looks like their are about 25.

Can't help on the South Fork suggestions as it's been a few years since I frequented that area on a regular basis.

But, here's a link to a LI winery map. I might suggest looking at some of the individual descriptions of the vinyards and stick to those that have been around for a bit.


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Sep 19th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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thanks to all for some great ideas. we've done hudson valley, so this would be different. B&Bs are still expensive even off season, wow! all suggested look incredibly lovely, however.

Has anyone ever heard of The Greenpointer?
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Sep 19th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Yes, it's in Greenport. I think a few people on the board have stayed there. Try a text search. Do you want some less expensive options in the Hamptons?
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Sep 19th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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It's the GreenpoRter, not Greenpointer. Here's a thread with mention of it and some other options.
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