By W.A. Muller
As the snow flurries continue to pick up speed with the onset of the winter months, so too does the pace of life. Everyone deserves a weekend of complete relaxation to clear the mind of work and daily commotion. Forget taking an expensive flight and facing weather inflicted delays – a trip to the Hamptons is just what you have been searching for and only a stone’s throw away.
Although the Hamptons are best known as a summer destination, nothing slows down in the cooler months at Southampton Inn, where it remains a picture perfect destination any time of the year. Southampton Inn is a local landmark, nestled on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in the heart of The Village of Southampton. With a little local knowledge from the friendly staff, visitors will quickly find there is much to do. The warm, Tudor-style Inn is home to 90 beautifully appointed guestrooms, and is located just steps from a variety of charming boutiques, shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, beaches and vineyards.
Under the same ownership since 1998, Southampton Inn has enhanced each guestroom to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons, complete with new furnishings sourced from local stores and designers, as well as Tempur-Pedic® mattresses, luxurious down comforters and LCD televisions. Each room is also equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, guest-controlled heating and air conditioning, as well as a mini fridge and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. The variety of amenities and activities, including a game room, an all-weather tennis court, and a cozy library with a fireplace, attract both couples in search of a romantic getaway and families with children. With attention to every detail from small to large, Southampton Inn strives to create a “home away from home” experience for every guest.
Southampton Inn has an array of boardrooms and staff on hand to seamlessly host private events, committees, parties, and business meetings. Additionally, the Inn is a lovely venue to hold a wedding, large or small. With the capacity to host and cater events, as well as provide overnight accommodations, the Inn takes the hassle out of planning and provides the highest level of convenience. Catering the affair is, the onsite Oso Restaurant, which serves delicious cuisine perfect for any occasion. The restaurant is also open for breakfast throughout the winter months.
During the holiday season, visitors to the Hamptons find themselves in the holiday spirit. Trees are adorned with twinkling lights, boutiques showcase beautiful holiday window displays and carolers go door to door. For indoor fun, see a local holiday show or visit one of the East End’s fine museum and art galleries, such as the highly acclaimed Parrish Art Museum or the Pollock-Krasner House. The Inn is also a popular destination for President’s Day weekend vacationers and those wishing to spend a weekend scoping out their rental options for next summer.
No matter the season, Southampton Inn is the picture perfect escape from city life that is as obtainable as the average weekday commute. •
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY