HAMPTON'S IN THE FALL
Although the Hamptons are best known as a summer destination, one of the best ways to explore the East End is by visiting during the fall and winter seasons. As summer winds down, Hamptons residents and visitors alike are savoring the slower pace and relishing all that the East End has to offer.
The perfect year-round escape, Southampton Inn is a local landmark, nestled on acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in the heart of The Village of Southampton. 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.
While at first glance, fall and winter in the Hamptons may seem quiet, with a little local knowledge from the friendly staff at Southampton Inn, visitors will quickly find there is much to do – in fact, the beaches are still beautiful, the water typically stays warm through the end of October, and Southampton Inn’s 50-foot heated pool stays open until Columbus Day!
Southampton Inn has solidified its reputation as the perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, earning the title “Best of the Best” from Dan’s Papers in 2012. 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. Southampton Inn invites guests to enjoy its variety of amenities and activities, including a game room for children of all ages, an all-weather tennis court, a cozy library with a fireplace and convenient access to Southampton activities, as well as the Inn’s complimentary shuttle service to Cooper’s Beach.
Southampton Inn provides guests with access to a variety of local, seasonal activities and entertainment. Every autumn, local farms and vineyards enjoy bountiful harvests. Fall is the best time of year to experience a wine tasting at a local vineyard such as the Wölffer Estate, enjoy a scenic lighthouse tour and hike or horseback ride through the falling leaves. It is also the only time of year to go pumpkin and apple picking, navigate a corn maze and enjoy a haunted hayride. Cinephiles take note – fall is also the season of the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, which will take place Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Monday, October 14, 2013.