The Mill House Inn in East Hampton is one of my favorite spots in the Hamptons for an overnight stay and the best breakfast you could ever imagine. New at Mill House Inn this summer includes a variety of refreshing iced beverages, homemade ice pops, juices, and more. Recently, I caught up with Executive Chef Carolyn Stec to learn more about the menu additions and what’s new a the Inn.
Centrally located in North Fork’s tranquil wine region in Cutchogue, North Fork Guest House was opened by Alane Kelly and Daniel King Memorial Day Weekend of 2015. This modern and chic B&B, originally constructed in 1921, is just steps away from nearby vineyards and boutique shops, including Bedell Cellars. Once I stepped inside, I felt very welcome and instantly came to admire the contemporary design and peaceful, right-at-home furnishings. The dining room, where breakfast is served family style, is very open with a modern appeal, with plenty of natural light streaming through. The smell of fresh scones from the kitchen gave me that warm feeling of home in the country.
The guest house boasts three rooms with luxury amenities. Each has a Stearns and Foster pillow top mattress, 500-700 thread count sheets, a private bathroom with Turkish towels and eco-friendly toiletries that include shower gel, shampoo, and lotions in Mason jars. Unique to the guest house is there are no televisions in the rooms. This is an opportunity to remove yourself from technology, even if it is only for a couple of days. Take a walk, visit the beach, and explore all of the bounties the North Fork has to offer.
Set on East Hampton’s Historic Main Street and steps away from the Village is The Baker House 1650. The Baker House evokes a comforting English countryside vibe and offers a rich history of the East Hampton Village. Even if you are a local, I highly suggest dropping by for a visit. The property in and of itself is breathtaking; I could see myself just pausing to meditate in the mid afternoon, taking in the fresh air and peaceful ambiance of the garden and lush trees, away from the quintessential Hamptons summer scene.
According to their website, the architecture of the Baker House is described as a “17th century Cotswold-inspired masterpiece.” The manor is reminiscent of a dream. Plus, the location cannot be beat. You are within a ten minute walking distance to the heart of East Hampton Village’s shopping and dining district. Once you step inside, you will notice that every detail is well attended to and distinctive, from the cozy fireplaces and floral arrangements, to the luxurious bedding amenities. It was no surprise that the soundtrack to Downton Abbey was playing softly in the background during breakfast. If the Crawley Family from Downton Abbey owned a summer home in the Hamptons, this would be it.
The Graybarn Cottage is a private rental home owned and operated by The Mill House Inn in East Hampton. Available to rent for the weekend (night minimums may vary throughout the year), for the week or the season. The cottage offers a perfect escape for large families, groups of friends, and or wedding parties and is available for up to eight adult guests or twelve guests in total including children. The home features three bedrooms in the main house with a loft, and a one bedroom guesthouse, two of the bedrooms are master suites with fireplaces, soaking tubs and steam showers. During the warmer months, you can relax poolside at their 40′ heated gunite pool.
Though I cannot reveal the location of the cottage as its address is revealed upon booking, it is within walking distance to the beach and to the Village of East Hampton. It offers seclusion and convenience with housekeeping twice daily and a personal assistant that will advise you of how you can make the most out of your Hamptons stay. They will help you with everything from dining recommendations and reservations to points of interest.
I invite you to join me for my breakfast experience following my overnight night stay with my husband at The Mill House Inn. I had visited the Inn for breakfast once before during the summer of 2014, and have been reminiscing about my unparalleled morning culinary adventure ever since. I was more than delighted to return and am even more eager to share my and my husband’s meal with you.
To start, we were greeted promptly and courtesy by the Courtney Silhan, the Assistant General Manager of Mill House Inn. She was with us every step of the way throughout our stay, and was always more than willing to extend herself in a truly genuine manner. She is the gem of the Inn.
We began our breakfast with freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, as well as a spot of TAZO Early Grey and Green Tea with local honey and milk. Don’t you just love the little scissor that accompanies the honey “straws”?