We love the Hamptons in the fall! The ocean is still warm enough for swimming (often until October) and the breach crowds and traffic jams are long gone. Restaurants, of course, are less crowded, too, and you can pop by pumpkin patches or eat roasted corn straight from the maze at one of the local farms. Here’s a round-up of some great deals for enjoying the Hamptons in autumn.
This charming property, originally built as a private home, dates to 1663. More than 100 years later, in 1770, it was converted into an inn. The luxury boutique hotel with only six guest rooms and a two-story carriage house has retained much of its colonial-era architecture, but the appointments are all very 21st century with plush Frette linens, Molton Brown toiletries, snacks from Dean & DeLuca, flat screen television, and WIFI. What’s also great about 1770 House is the Main Street location–you can walk to just about anything in the Village.
Fall deals: Weekdays from Monday, September 12th, until Wednesday, November 23rd (except Columbus Day), The 1770 House, lowers its reduced weekday rates (half of high summer) with an additional15% off. The six guest rooms in the main house will be $212 to $336 weekday (otherwise $249 to $395 weekday in autumn as compared to $550 to $850 nightly in summer). The two-story, two-bedroom carriage house will be $676 weekday (otherwise $795 weekdays in autumn as compared to $1575 nightly in summer). For weekends from Friday, September 23rd until Saturday, November 19th (except Columbus Day weekend), the six guest rooms in the main house will be $395 to $595 (otherwise $550 to $850/nightly in summer). The two-story, two-bedroom carriage house will be $995 nightly in autumn; (otherwise $1575 nightly in summer).
The 1770 House, 143 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937; 631.324.1770; 1770house.com
EAST HAMPTON POINT
From Wednesday, September 21st, until Wednesday, November 30th, including holidays, East Hampton Point, a five-acre waterfront property with a full-service marina, will offer 30% off its high-season rates for each of its 13 cottages and 7 suites.
Fall deals: There are thirteen well-appointed cottages varying in size and layout from studio to duplex with private terraces and spa bathtubs. Prices range from$487 to $767 per night in autumn ($695 to $1095 in summer). At the recently renovated Palmer House, an English country-styled manor, there are seven suites. Each offers a king-size bed with Frette linens, high definition plasma TV, free Internet access and a Carerra marble bathroom. Prices range from $403 to $606 per night in autumn ($575 to $865 in summer). In addition, two sitting rooms are available to extend living space for an extra charge ($420 each in autumn, $600 in summer).
East Hampton Point, 295 Three Mile Harbor/Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937; 631.324.9191; easthamptonpoint.com
This chic hotel, right across from East Hampton’s scenic Town Pond and Village Green, mixes historical charm with sleek Scandinavian style (owner and Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg took over the property six years ago). Fall deals: From September to November the property is offering a Fall Harvest Stay package. Book Sunday to Thursday, for minimum of 2 nights in the hotel or cottage, and continental breakfast and a dining voucher for 20% off at the Living Room restaurant is included.
207 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937; 1 631.324.5006 www.themaidstone.com
THE MONTAUK YACHT CLUB
This spacious resort in the uber-cool Montauk, has starting room rates of $199 in September, $159 in October, and $129 in November. THe Montauk Yacht Club’s marina, named by Yachting Magazine as one of the “Top Ten marina destinations in North America, Mexico and the Bahamas,” offers craft capacity of 200 feet with a maximum 12+ foot draft. Both boaters and hotel guests seek out Executive Chef Paul O’Shea’s scrumptious Long Island sourced and southern-inspired cuisine at the property’s Coast Kitchen restaurant.
Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY 11954; 888.692.8668 or 631.668.3100; montaukyachtclub.com
“One of my favorite tag lines is that ‘Southampton doesn’t close on Labor Day,’” says DeDe Gotthelf, owner of the Southampton Inn, the largest hotel (with 90 guest rooms) in this posh seaside getaway. “Weekend rates drop more than $100 per night in September, and hundreds of dollars by November through April,” says Gotthelf. “There are mid-week specials, too, and the 50-foot heated pool stays open until Columbus Day (weather permitting, of course).”
The Southampton Inn offers various packages tied to fall events like the Hamptons International Film Festival or the Wölffer Estate Vineyard Harvest Part (go southamptoninn.com) The hotel, within walking distance to all the shops on Jobs Lane and Main Street, offers a post- Labor Day Sunday rate of $175; week and weekend rates begin at $299 per night.
Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York; 631-283-6500; southamptoninn.com