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.
My breakfast was truly a five star experience. Everything is homemade and tastes so fresh. I tried their Belgian waffles with strawberries dusted with powdered sugar. I also tried their homemade granola with Greek yogurt and blackberries, and a ginger coconut cream scone. Breakfast items planned for the menu are a personalized egg frittata with breakfast meat, kale or local green salad; homemade granola with Greek yogurt and local berries when available; and a homemade baked good. For drinks, there is juice, drip coffee from North Fork Roasting Co., and tea. Breakfast can be enjoyed outside during the warmer weather on the outside porch.
“We wanted to offer a more modern guest house,” says Kelly. “The location is great with six wineries and two tasting rooms within walking distance.”
The guest house offers beach towels for your beach foray. “There is a great local beach down Skunk Lane on Little Peconic Bay with about a dozen people at the most during the day,” explains Kelly. “Nassau Point has a great vantage point looking out at the South Fork.”
You can see the vineyard vines of Bedell Cellars from the house. Definitely take the opportunity to unwind at sunset overlooking the vineyard.
Kelly is a part of the North Fork Bed and Breakfast Association, and is President of the association this year. “We have a preferred guest card that includes an after dinner cocktail, wine tasting at one of the vineyards, and more. We bring our guests to them and they provide a special treatment for them. It is a terrific value.”
Herbs are grown in their garden, including Italian parsley, rosemary, and sage. Expect to find these fresh herbs in your breakfast dishes!
North Fork Guest House is open year round. Parking is available on site. There is a minimum two night stay on weekends May-October. Rates start at $250 off-season and $350 for the high season.
http://www.northforkguesthouse.com // 631-735-9024