03/28/17 6:03am
This recently renovated cottage located at 32660 Main Road is listed for $16,000 for the season. $5,000 for June and $7,000 each for July and August. (Credit: Town and Country Real Estate, courtesy)

This recently renovated cottage located at 32660 Main Road is listed for $20,000 for the season. $5,000 for June and $8,000 for August. (Credit: Town and Country Real Estate, courtesy)

Tired of spending your summers in Red Hook or Massapequa or wherever you call home? We recommend renting a quaint cottage or waterfront aerie, as whatever you fancy is sure to be found among the farms and vineyards and along the rugged coastline of Long Island’s charmingly anti-chic North Fork. Who knows? After spending a week, month or summer out here, you might just switch from being a renter to a buyer. (more…)

12/07/16 6:09am
wildwood State Park

10 cabins will soon be built at Wildwood State Park. They will be open to the public in 2018. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file photo)

Wildwood State Park in Wading River will soon offer overnight stays in cabins, the New York State Parks Department announced last week.

Construction on 10 units will begin next year and the cabins are expected to open by the 2018 season. The buildings, along with cottages built at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, are the first indoor accommodations offered by Long Island state parks. Wildwood currently only offers sites for tents and trailers. (more…)

11/15/16 6:01am
Stay at the Ram's head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

Stay at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

The crowds have thinned, the summer heat is gone and the off-season is officially upon us.

Many hotels offer special deals to entice visitors to the North Fork during the fall. Here are three of them. (more…)

10/12/16 6:01am
The Griffing Hotel

The Griffing Hotel

Griffing Hotel, Riverhead

Described as Riverhead’s “first hostelry” in a 1972 pamphlet celebrating the town’s bicentennial, Griffing Hotel was founded around 1748 by the Griffing family, which maintains a downtown presence with Griffing Hardware. The inn stood on Main Street near Griffing Avenue, opposite the former Riverhead Theater. (more…)

10/04/16 6:03am
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Credit: Fig and Olive, courtesy

What better way to experience the North Fork than during the autumn months when the farms and wineries reach their harvest peak? Come experience the bounties of the East End by staying at a cozy bed and breakfast.

Awaken the senses and be comforted by a hearty, fall-inspired breakfast utilizing the finest ingredients from local farms and coffee roasters. (more…)

08/25/16 6:03am
The new Wickham-Prince Bed & Breakfast features two rooms on Youngs Avenue in Southold. To the right: The Wickham, the larger of the two guest rooms. The smaller room is known as The Prince. Bottom right: Owner and innkeeper Susan Looze. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The new Wickham-Prince Bed & Breakfast in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Just steps from Southold’s business district sits a pale green 19th-century Victorian house that has been lovingly restored and is now open for business as a bed and breakfast.

Owners Susan and Doug Looze bought the property last year and now operate it as the Wickham-Prince Bed & Breakfast. The couple, originally from Amherst, Mass., wanted to open the business as a source of income for their later years. A stay at a B&B in Calistoga, Calif., in the Napa Valley — along with the North Fork’s proximity to Susan’s family in Hampton Bays — solidified their decision.

“We’ve stayed in bed and breakfasts before,” said Looze, a physical therapist. “We enjoy them. They seem more homey than going to a hotel.” (more…)