When the weather gets too cold even for small talk and all you want to do is settle in for a long winter’s nap (or Netflix binge), there’s a way to beat cabin fever and still stay out of the cold. Inns of the Hamptons and adjacent areas offer cozy accommodations, on-site dining opportunities and a chance to get out of your house without Jack Frost nipping at your nose (and maybe even a toasty fireplace to warm by). Check into one of these six spots perfect for a perfect winter staycation.
Tiny humans and fur kids are welcome at this East End B&B, where the staff is known for being as warm as the 10 rooms and suites. Some, like Suite Thirty-Two, boast fireplaces. All of the rooms are individually decorated. The staff can also help you customize your staycation—whether it’s wanting no-knock mornings or intel on a secluded beach for a winter picnic.
31 North Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-9766
This 1842 Greek Rival-style mansion with a modern annex has transformed into a year-round destination for Hamptons visitors and locals looking to get away without getting away. A hop, skip and a jump (okay, 13-minute walk) from the Bridgehampton train station and three miles from Ocean Beach Road, it’s a convenient spot for people looking to rest and explore. The rooms include fireplaces, customizable minibars and barn, pool or Main Street views. But perhaps the biggest draw is the restaurant, Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House. Helmed by the famed chef, the menu features seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from local farms.
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 631-808-2000
For an experience that’s part upscale, part cozy and every bit deserved, consider The 1770 Restaurant & Inn. Housed in a 1663 inn in the heart of East Hampton, the spot is known for its comfortable digs and food to write home about. The centuries-old place has a casual tavern and a more upscale restaurant in the main dining room. Both serve up seasonal classics and boast an ample wine list that includes selections from Wölffer Estate and Channing Daughters. Breakfast is on the house. As for the rooms, there are only six of them, meaning you’ll be able to sink into bed in peace. Rooms one and four have fireplaces, as does the secluded Carriage House designed for a two-couple staycation.
143 Main St., East Hampton 631-324-1770
This pet-friendly boutique hotel has been a destination within a destination since it opened in the 1920s. Recently redesigned by filmmaker Jonathan Baker and hotelier Jenny Baker, the Maidstone is full of art and personality. Rooms are individually designed. The H.C. Anderson has a cheerful bright green accent wall, while the Edward Munch is as dark and brooding as the sun setting at 4:30 p.m. in December. Think gray walls and mirrors with gold rims. It’s a 10-minute stroll to the Village of East Hampton if you’re up for a winter walk.
207 Main St., East Hampton, 833-953-2619
This resort-style inn epitomizes Sag Harbor. It’s upscale but approachable and located along the water. The nautical-style rooms, some of which include decks, give guests a taste of the beach even if the weather is too cold to talk about. Breakfast is free. The spot is walking distance from the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and Historical Society and a four-mile trip to Wölffer Estate. But on a cold winter evening, a nightcap by the lounge’s fireplace is a must.
31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 844-227-6672
A cozy B&B with a high-end feel, this English-manor spot features claw-foot tubs made for a luxurious, soul-warming hot bath. Many rooms feature wood-burning fireplaces, and the on-site spa will give hair, skin and muscles a chance to reset and refresh. The lawn and gardens may not be in full bloom, but they’re positively ethereal during the winter months.
181 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-4081