Hamptons, United States

White Fences Inn

Rates from (ex tax)$786.25

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD877.65), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Porches and picket fences

Setting

Pretty private drive

Boutique bed and breakfast White Fences Inn in Water Mill is the height of Hamptons style, complete with a postcard-pretty front porch and a well-behaved resident pooch. Run by owners Eric and Liz, the latter of whom cooks up impressive daily breakfasts and plates full of cookies each afternoon, this homey stay is the perfect base for exploring the local area. The five stylish guest rooms are understated and modern, and decorated in cool blues and creams; outside, there’s a perfectly-manicured lawn and a swimming pool flanked by blue-and-white-striped sunloungers. The Hamptons' beaches, vineyards and cute-as-a-button towns are all within easy reach.

Smith Extra

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A wine tasting for two at nearby Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Five, including two suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $786.25, excluding tax at 11.625 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD877.65), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include a three-course breakfast of fruit, freshly-baked goods and a hot entrée.

Also

Flying Point Beach is two miles from the inn; beach-parking passes are available to borrow, as are beach chairs, towels and umbrellas.

Hotel closed

Annually on Christmas day.

At the hotel

Free beach-parking passes, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a welcome basket of snacks, free soft drinks and bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, iPod dock, Malin + Goetz bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Splash out on the Halsey Suite, which sprawls out over the entire second floor of the new addition, and you’ll get your own cosy living room for private evenings by the fire.

Poolside

The adults-only heated swimming pool is in the garden and surrounded by sunloungers. It’s open for dips from 10am to 7pm and guests can help themselves to cool drinks and snacks from the small fridge at one end.

Packing tips

Bring an extra-roomy suitcase with stash space for your favourite Wölffer Estate wine-tasting picks.

Also

Freshly-baked cookies appear, as if by magic, in guests rooms in the afternoon.

Children

Over-10s are welcome, but this quiet bed and breakfast is best for grown-up getaways.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

You’ll be able to reach the coffee pot from any seat at the communal breakfast table, so settle in wherever you can.

Dress Code

Take a cue from owners Liz and Eric, and stick to a casual, at home with friends look.

Hotel restaurant

Start your day with fresh brewed coffee from Coffee by Design or enjoy one of Tea Forte teas, accompanied by fresh squeezed orange juice. Owner Liz uses farm fresh local ingredients to whip up daily seasonal breakfasts, which typically range from the likes of orange cardamom French toast, berry baked oatmeal and avocado-filled egg sandwiches.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8.30am to 9.30am.

Room service

None, but there are Nespresso coffee machines in all rooms and refrigerators waiting to be filled with snacks in some.

Location

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Address
White Fences Inn
371 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill
11976
Water Mill
United States

Planes

Long Island MacArthur Airport is 40 miles away, and serviced by regional flights. International flights land at New York’s John F Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, both about 90 minutes away by car. The Smith24 team can book flights on request.

Trains

Trains from New York’s Penn Station pull into Southampton Station, a five minute’s drive from the inn.

Automobiles

If you’re driving from New York City, take Interstate 495 east 62 miles to exit 70 Manorville Highway 111; follow that for five miles to Route 27E then to the inn at 371 Montauk Highway, where convenient on-site parking awaits.

Other

The Hampton Jitney runs motor coaches from New York City almost every hour and runs to Southampton, which is two miles from the inn.

Worth getting out of bed for

Swim leisurely laps in the garden pool, or lounge with a book on the living room sofas. Bailey is always up for a good head pat, and owners Liz and Eric love chatting with guests. Just two doors down from the inn, you’ll find the Herzog and de Meuron-designed building that houses Parrish Art Museum, which has a rolling mix of exhibitions and artists-in-residence programmes. Flying Point Beach is a short drive or a leisurely 40-minute stroll away, and fitness-minded types can stretch out at Yoga Shanti, work up a sweat at Water Mill’s SoulCycle studio, or test their balance with stand-up paddle-boarding lessons at Paddle Diva. Wine tasting at nearby Wölffer Estate Vineyard always goes down a treat, and day trips to Shelter Island and Montauk are easy to arrange.

Local restaurants

Tutto il Giorno is open for lunch Friday to Sunday, and dinner (as you’d expect from the name) every night. The antipasti selection alone makes this Italian eatery well worth a visit, and mains include fire-roasted seabass and grilled wild prawns, broccoli rabe and puttanesca sauce. Try the local striped bass or the Maine lobster orecchiette at seafood-centric Southampton Social Club; sit outside on the vine-covered patio, just off Main Street, and order anything pasta-based at Italian restaurant Sant Ambroeus. For dinners at 75 Main in Southampton, start with the crab cakes and work your way to the sesame-crusted tuna; they also have a classic weekend brunch menu of eggs many ways, Belgian waffles and cinnamon French toast.

Local cafés

Water Mill’s installment of Hampton Coffee Company will keep you in caffeine, and is a good bet for second breakfast; choose from omelettes, huevos rancheros, and blueberry pancakes, or go all out with a bagel and lox sharing platter. Get your fill of freshly-baked muffins, cookies and pies (with a side of coffee, of course) at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton.

 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Water Mill and unpacked their bottles of local Wölffer wine, a full account of their bed and breakfast break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside White Fences Inn in the Hamptons…

Pulling into boutique hotel White Fences Inn’s manicured drive, you may wonder whether you’ve made a wrong turn and landed at a family home. This is a fleeting worry moments after climbing the front-porch steps you’re greeted by the aroma of freshly-baked cookies, then owners Liz and Eric and their curly-headed pooch Bailey. After settling into your cool and cosy room, complete with modern fireplace and oversized soaking tub, make a beeline for the blue-and-white-striped poolside sunloungers in the perfectly-manicured gardens for an afternoon of floating, reading and dreaming about tomorrow’s promised breakfast.

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