Comfortable for families, reunions, wedding people and weekend wine tasting friends- our classy old North Fork house has been on this small-town main road since 1900. Large living room, dining table, nooks, architectural eccentricities with original floors and fittings. The cheery well equipped kitchen is perfect for packing picnics and cooking projects.
Sit on the wide white columned front porch in the evening and count fireflies.
Five bedrooms ; 3 doubles and 2 singles upstairs- one of these is a convertable study with daybed. Q sized sofa bed and the 2 movable Q air/futons plus kids cot make for flexible arrangements. 2.5 baths.
Trouble with climbing stairs? Our full bath downstairs has, instead of a tub, a walk-in/wheel-in European style shower. No obstructing ledges to step over. This bathroom is next to the Libray which closes off for en-suite privacy and has a Q sized sofa bed.
We also have a portable wheel chair ramp which we'd be happy to set up for you.
Our eclectic style attracts writers, artists, readers and other curious originals.Browsing in the large library will remind you of days before (website hidden)... but naturally there's wireless internet.
Families have lived here continuously for over 100 years- it is not a museum, we'd like you to feel at home. The old-fashioned high ceilings make central air improbable, so the 4 large bedrooms upstairs have window units as does the downstairs library ..elsewhere, fans and air-flow make us the breeziest house on the block.
Want to have friends over while you are here? Ask and we can probably work it out- with advance notice I'll be glad to assist for small gatherings.
Walking distance to village shops and NYC train/ bus. Farmstands, wineries, beaches- all close and friendly.
Don't forget the ferries- Orient Point and New London,Greenport-Shelter Island-Sag Harbor.
Our trip to the Ink Hotel was wonderful!!! A beautiful, warm and comfortable home. My friends and I had the most relaxing and fun weekend. The house is fully stocked with everything you need, millions of books in every room, an awesome backyard perfect for barbecuing and the fully equipped kitchen is perfect. We rented bikes, went wine tasting, checked out a few of the beaches nearby, Southold is awesome. Ellen was so kind and helpful, available at a moment's notice but still respected our privacy. We will definitely be back!!!
We stayed in a group of 9 as a part a pre-wedding weekend, and the ink hotel was a terrific place for us to stay. The home is absolutely charming, with such character, artistic flair and unique touches in every room and corner.
Though the weekend was particularly hot (a part of the NYC heatwave in July), the ink hotel was perfectly comfortable to stay at and met all of our respective needs. Ellen herself is a delightful person, and she was a joy to correspond with and later meet in person.
We are grateful to have stayed at the beautiful ink hotel, and we hope to be back! Thank you always, Ellen!