Innkeeper Liz MacNish wants to evoke memories of visiting grandma’s house as child when you when you walk in to Andrew’s Legacy Bed and Breakfast in Cutchogue.
Located two properties down from Bedell Cellars on Main Road, the smell of freshly baked cookies floats in the air once you step through the doorway of the Victorian inn.
“We want you to remember what it was like to be at your grandma’s house as a child,” Ms. MacNish said. “It is important to feel a connection to the past.”
Andrew’s Legacy is also within walking or biking distance to six North Fork wineries, the beach, farm stands and shopping.
Other than renovated bathrooms, the main part of the home is pretty much as it was when it was built in the 1920s, providing a historic look back at prohibition-era life on North Fork.
Handmade quilts and vintage linens atop the down feather beds found in the three country bedrooms.
The rooms boast views of either a vineyard or a horse farm and have TV, wifi, DVD player and a private bathroom.
Guests are treated to a formal Victorian breakfast consisting of homemade jams, jellies and marmalades, fresh eggs from the backyard chickens, homemade bread and other country specialties, all served on 19th century plates.
Some of the B&B’s specialities include pecan French toast and basil pesto eggs Benedict.
Food is served between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Coffee and tea is available at 8 a.m. And if you get up early enough, MacNish will let you collect your own eggs from the chicken coop on the side of the house.
With a vineyard to your west, a potato farm to your north and a horse farm to your south and an antique farmers truck in between there is no overlooking the North Fork’s rich agricultural roots when you stay at Andrew’s Legacy.
The back Victory garden, which was started during World War II ,has been in continuous cultivation for over 60 years. Today the garden is ripe with tomatoes, eggplant, squash, basil, cutting flowers and ornamental plants.
The B&B is located at 35995 Main Road in Cutchogue.