Inside North Fork B&Bs: Ellis House Bed & Breakfast

Ellis House Bed & Breakfast in Southold (Cyndi Murray photos)

Ellis House Bed & Breakfast in Southold (Cyndi Murray photos)

As historic as it is charming, Ellis House Bed & Breakfast in Southold is the perfect getaway for wine enthusiasts.

Located on Main Road, the inn is a short distance away from dozens of vineyards and a brewery; not to mention antique stores and farm stands.

It was 12 years ago when innkeepers Scott and Connie Ellis purchased and restored the 1850s Southold property and opened to the public for the first time as a bed and breakfast.

“When we travelled we always loved staying at B&Bs,” Ms. Ellis said. “This was the perfect fit for us.”

The pre-civil war home has been updated with modern amenities, but retains much of its original charm. The wide pine floors, black walnut and oak parquet entryway and handcrafted plaster moldings with 10-foot ceilings  are original to the home.