03/02/16 6:00am
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast owner Marilyn Marks has operated her Southold inn for the past 11 years. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast owner Marilyn Marks has operated her Southold inn for the past 11 years. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The holidays are over, the beaches are empty and the pumpkins haven’t even been planted. With roughly three months to go until the North Fork tourist season officially kicks into gear, what are local bed and breakfast owners doing to keep business afloat?

As it turns out, they’re busier than you might expect — but they welcome the relative sense of downtime. (more…)