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…)
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…)
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…)