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East End Weekend Getaways

Now that the hustle and bustle of summer has passed, fall is a wonderful time for a quick getaway. Whether it’s a romantic escape for two or a family weekend with the kids, there’s lots to see and do on the East End.

Many East End hot spots are offering great deals and unique opportunities to make a weekend of fun irresistable. The Southampton Inn is has off-season mid-week specials. In October a five-night mid-week stay will run $860. Stay 3 or 4 nights through October 29, and get an extra night free. For more information, visit southamptoninn.com
or call 631-283-6500.

The Village Latch Inn is a Gatsby-like home-away-from-home luxury inn that provides great amenities and the perfect location all wrapped into one. In addition, they also offer the option to book one of the elegant villas on their five-acre property. Check out their mid-week off-season rates starting at $250 per night. The Village Latch Inn is located in the heart of Southampton village. Visit villagelatch.com or call 800-545-2824 or 631-283-2160 for more information and reservations.

Farther east, you’ll find the historic Baker House, established in 1650, one of the most exclusive and luxurious bed and breakfasts you will ever have the pleasure of visiting. Rated “The Most Excellent Inn of the Americas” by Condé Nast for the past several years, this unsurpassed East Hampton spot offers every amenity needed for a perfect stay on the East End. Breakfast is served daily. Their luxurious spa offers a menu of services for those looking for extra pampering and total rest and relaxation. For special offerings and off-season rates, call 631-324-4081 or visit bakerhouse1650.com

The Montauk Manor is offering great fall specials. The midweek rate ranges from $127–$181 per night per single room during the months of October to March. Through October 12 rates start at $142. Book a room for Murder Mystery Weekend at the Manor, October 30–November 2. This fun-filled event hosted by Keith O’Leary and Margo Morrison, the world-famous producers and creators of Murder Mystery Weekend, Inc. and Murder Mystery USA, will surely keep your adrenaline pumping with an entire weekend of murder mystery and mayhem. This special offering includes a two-night accommodation, hors d’oeuvres at an opening reception (with a cash bar), breakfast and lunch Saturday, and Sunday brunch. For more information, visit montaukmanor.com, 631-668-4400.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa is a great place to go if you’re looking for some TLC with your resort stay. Beginning October 12, off-season room rates start at $230/night. The rooms, suites, and cottages at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa deliver an unparalleled blend of upscale, residential sophistication and casual, beachside comfort. For prices and more information, call 631-668-2345 or visit gurneysmontauk.com

Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island offers gracious country accommodations, world-class cuisine and wine and private events. All 17 rooms are located on the second floor; five rooms with a private bath, four with a shared bath, and four two-bedroom suites. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served from 8 to 10 a.m. Through the end of October, peak rates apply: weekdays, a room with a private bath is $275/night, shared bath is $150/night, and a two-bedroom suite is $350/night. Weekend rates begin with the shared bath at $175/night. In November, the Inn has weekday rates of $195/night for a private bath, $115 for a shared bath, and $295/night for a two-bedroom suite. In the off-season, guests may book all 17 rooms and enjoy the whole place. Dining at Ram’s Head is an experience you won’t forget. Whether you are eating al fresco or inside, you’ll be sure to see breathtaking sunsets across the harbor. Executive chef Joe Smith’s New American farm-to-table menu focuses on what’s in season and what’s fresh. Seafood, of course, is plentiful. Herbs and produce come right from the inn’s own garden on Shelter Island. Guests can use the tennis “all-court” which can moonlight as a basketball court; a fleet of sailboats, paddleboards, kayaks (the perfect activity during warm fall days!); as well as the 800-foot private beach, hammocks and Adirondack chairs. Inquire about Ram’s Head’s “Tuesday’s On Us.” Visit theramsheadinn.com or call 631-749-0811.

The Bridgehampton Inn, originally known as The Boxwood Inn, was built in 1795 and is one of Bridgehampton’s cornerstones. Co-owners Sybille van Kempen and Anna Pump take pride in the lovely establishment, which has off-season rates starting at $250 beginning in October. The inn’s capacity was doubled earlier this year with a tasteful expansion of the original building. Van Kempen has also opened the Loaves & Fishes Cookshop in the expanded building. The shop was formerly located east of the inn on Bridgehampton’s Main Street. This store specializes in premium kitchen- and homewares. Call 631-537-3660 and visit bridgehamptoninn.com for more information.

Try the Soundview Inn in Greenport for an unforgettable experience. All bedrooms have a water view, where the back door leads out to a common porch overlooking the beach and the Long Island Sound, with beach and lounge chairs on which to relax. Take advantage of off-season rates: through October 10 rates range from $170 for one bedroom to $210 for a two-and-a-half room suite. Stroll the harborfront streets of Greenport Village, only minutes away, and explore the many small boutiques, antique, and craft shops in town. Call 631-477-1910 to make a reservation or visit soundviewinn.com.

Pack your weekend bags and drive to the East End for your fall weekend getaway. You’ll have the time of your life.

Enjoy your time on the East End? Vote for your favorite hotels, spas, restaurants and activities in Dan’s Papers annual Best of the Best competition at DansBOTB.com.

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