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…)

01/27/16 6:11am
One of the rooms at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast is one of our favorites on the North Fork. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Whether you prefer a laid-back, rustic vibe or want to indulge in a refined, romantic weekend, spending a winter’s weekend on the North Fork is one of the best ways to experience the characteristic charm of Long Island’s wine region.

This list highlights the most reasonable NoFo and Shelter Island bed and breakfast winter 2016 specials. (more…)

01/16/14 7:00am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine's Day weekend.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Sparkling Pointe will once again feature wine and cupcakes this Valentine’s Day weekend.

Yeah, yeah, we know. Valentine’s Day is still a month away.

You’ll hit up the Hallmark store on your way home from work that day, grab a card and a box of chocolates, and she’ll be happy.

Trust us though, there are much better ways to impress the Mrs. on the North Fork this Valentine’s Day week. There’s also awesome packages to put a smile on the face of the man in your life — and the kiddies, too — this Feb. 10-17. (more…)