Plan a Weekend Getaway to Greenport This Fall
Thanks to Sound View, your getaway time to the Hamptons doesn’t have to end just because summer has. The Eagle Point Hotel Partners opened this North Fork waterfront hotel in mid-August 2017 and it is definitely on our destination list.
“Time stops here,” says Erik Warner, Founder of Eagle Point Hotel Partners. “It is one of the rare places in the world that a traveler can stay and be simultaneously connected to the land and the sea…” Each of the 55 rooms —25 Deluxe Rooms, 20 varying suites and 10 varying apartments— has outdoor space, which is designed either boardwalk-style or as a private deck.
“The guest rooms are right on the beach where you can lounge on the decks and see the waves of the Long Island Sound and also explore the local farms and wineries in the area. That is why this place is so special.” Now, when it comes to farms and wineries we aren’t just talking about one or two in the area. There are more than 30 vineyards with wine tastings plus a variety of pick-your-own farms, which are perfect for celebrating autumn; there may even be apple cider doughnuts involved!
Speaking of food, by no means do you have to leave the premises and pick your own fruit to sustain yourself while on this gorgeous getaway. The Halyard, Sound View’s restaurant run by award-winning chef Galen Zamarra, will feature a seasonal menu giving you the true taste of fall in the Hamptons. Chef Zamarra says he is most excited to be cooking with, you guessed it, spaghetti squash! “It’s great in salads with meats, fish, shellfish.” Sounds good to us. “I like to crust things with it, like shrimp, and sauté it.” What else is on the menu this season? Tons of root vegetables and pumpkin of course, but you’ll also find full dishes like oyster pot pie and duck cassoulet coming out of The Halyard kitchen.
Sound View has a variety of different things for guests to do during their stay; one of these is Chef’s Table, a bi-monthly cooking demonstration lead by Chef Galen. If you’re visiting this fall, you could get the chance to learn about the local produce and watch a James Beard Award winning chef put the ingredients together right in front of you.
Some of the other activities include art and yoga classes, farm tours and wine tasting dinners. The hotel is also collaborating with community members to bring activities, like an exclusive tour of the 8 Hands 28-acre local sustainable farm, to their guests.
The true hidden gem that makes this place unique though, is the piano bar. Sound View has partnered up with Joe’s Pub, known to some as a New York City cultural institution. Back in Manhattan, the pub is inside the walls of The Public Theatre, but out on the longer island, it exists as a secret weapon for the waterfront hotel. This partnership will bring out live performances every Saturday night, so if you’re visiting on the weekend —or you are just living in the area looking for fun— you definitely want to make sure you stop in for a song and a night cap.
“The performances are a way to bring together locals and travelers alike to create conversation and community as well as showcase up and coming talent to the North Fork,” says a hotel representative.
So remember that you can enjoy autumn from the Hamptons. Get active in the fitness center, relax by the pool and stretch of private beach, rent a bike on-site or get out on the water for some stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Or you can always just relax in your room, stare out at the water, and sip bubbly from the bar —we’re not going to tell you how to spend your vacation.
Rates start at $205/night