Set at the edge of the Village of East Hampton, is the iconic Mill House Inn. Before reading ahead, I want you to jot down what you’re perfect destination spot in the Hamptons may encompass. For myself, it would include an abundance of superior bedding intwined with luxurious comfort, a professional, down-to-earth and accommodating staff, and a five-star-worthy multi-course breakfast. I would be certain that every point on your list would be met or exceeded at Mill House Inn. The Inn far surpassed my expectations in every respect. For me and my husband, it was not just an overnight stay, it was an experience. This was an experience that we will make a point to repeat once or twice a year. We concluded that we would recreate our staycation at Mill House Inn once around Valentine’s Day and once during the Christmas holiday rush.
It is a great feeling to see how much the staff cares about each and every one of their guests and goes out of their way to make their stay unforgettable. Mill House Inn is comprised of the most sincere and knowledgeable individuals. They extend themselves in every way possible, from making dinner suggestions and reservations, recommending sightseeing excursions, wine tours, nearby fitness facilities, and so much more. Above and beyond is only the beginning.
The Inn is truly a remarkable place to be any time of year. Choose to stay in any one of their ten guest rooms that each evoke their own personality with simplistic, luxurious comfort.
Upon arrival, my husband and I received a personalized welcome letter that highlighted the amenities in our room, what’s around the Inn, and things to do around town, including how to work the gas fireplace, information regarding the option of an “early breakfast,” concierge services and hours, the location of their bookshelf, and late dining options within walking distance. I was particularly impressed with their DVD “menu” which listed at least a hundred or so eclectic films from classics and lighthearted comedies, to thrillers and Lifetime films. Their exhaustive list of restaurant suggestions, nearby beaches, historic sites & museums, and family activities is impressive. There were even a few new places I learned about, including Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack.
We stayed in Suite 20 on the second floor, also known as the Hemingway Suite. The spacious guest room features a king-size bed, with luxurious plush bedding. a serenity air bath, double marble shower, a wet bar, gas fireplace, sitting area, breakfast space and table, large flat screen TV. Bring fido as the room is dog friendly! The shampoo, conditioner, and body wash were so revitalizing; the brand they utilize hails from England.
The suite was true Hemingway style: the safari-esque decorum, earthy tones, and subtle, primal patterns of African motif get the job done with stunning elegance. I felt as if I stepped inside one of his famous stories, such as Green Hills of Africa. Ernest Hemingway is one of my most favorite authors. I particularly loved the photo of him hung in the bathroom with one of his famous polydactyl cats on his lap.
What better way than to return to your room after a delicious dinner and be greeted with an array of treats from their “Nack Bar” for a nightcap? Even better, most if not all of these treats are available 24/7 in their lobby. Seal the deal with a scoop of local homemade ice cream, and a bag of freshly popped popcorn that is available in five varieties.
We spent our evening cozied up on the coach, enjoying our charcuterie and cheese plate, ice cream, cookies, and drinking chocolate, will watching two comedies. Our plated selection comprised of Double Cream Brie, Port Salut, Vermont Goat, Duck Salami, and Boar Salami. Cookie selections included a scrumptious Cherry White Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin that are freshly baked daily. We utilized our gas fireplace, and loved that there was a super-soft blanket folded on the sofa.
Our ice cream of choice was their Cherry Pistachio, created specially for the Inn. Additional ice cream flavors were Vanilla, Cherry Bourbon, Southern Style Buttermilk, and Salted Caramel all by Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream. The Inn featured TCHO Drinking Chocolate, which was creamy and sensational. If you are a chocolate lover like myself, you would not want to miss out. Additional goodies and drinks include homemade kale chips, trail mix, pita chips, hummus, olives, hot apple cider, coconut water, seltzer water, lemonade, green tea iced tea, TAZO teas, freshly brewed coffee, and cappuccinos. Complimentary beverages are available in your guest room.
Your furry pal will love their dog food, made from scratch in-house and prepared especially for them. Dog treats are always available as well. Your dog will be embraced with love and affection at the Inn. Plus, don’t forget your beach passes, available to you during the high season.
Rates start at $225 in the off-season ($450 for the Hemingway Suite), and at $995 during the high season ($1,795 H.S.) per night. Most weekends, there is a two night minimum. High season, holidays and events may require a longer stay.
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http://www.millhouseinn.com // 631-324-9766