Fall, Discover the best of the Hamptons

October 16th, 2018 by whitefences

October is the perfect time to discover how beautiful fall is in the Hamptons. Most people think of the Hamptons only as a summer destination. Fall is actually quite a spectacular time of the year here. The harvest season is the perfect time to visit the vineyards, orchards, and pumpkin patches as the vines and foliage turn into the autumnal hues. Guests resist going to pick apples and getting lost in the corn mazes. When they return to the inn they are full of laughs and giggles along with apples and cider. They can’t believe how much fun they just had. Sometimes you just have to let it all go and be a kid again!

There are four orchards/pumpkin patches within two miles of our inn. Each offer a completely different experience so you can pick which you want to try or try them all!

  1. Hank’s Pumpkintown – the closest and walkable, just across the street has apple picking, one of the largest pumpkin patches, and a corn maze. (this farm attracts a lot families with small children)
  2. Seven Ponds Orchards – located about one mile from the has a little bit of everything and less crowded.
  3. Milk Pail U Pick – my personal favorite, this is the largest orchard that grows over 23 types of apples some are unnamed an just numbered. Milk Pail works with Cornell University in growing new varieties of apples. This farm is 11th & 12th generation carrying on the family farming tradition for over 350 years! I always suggest just going for a visit, it’s worth the trip! The apples are so delicious and with so many choices probably won’t be able to pick a favorite.
  4. Fairview Farm- this year Fairview has created a very special maze celebrating Marjorie R Ludlow’s 100th birthday and their farmhouse which was moved to it’s present location 100 years ago. You won’t want to leave without a visit to the farm stand to pick up a fresh baked pie!

Besides all the orchards, farms, and vineyards we can’t forget the beaches. If you prefer serenity, then a beach walk will be perfect for you. Getting back in touch with nature and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons in the fall are just what the doctor ordered. 



The Hamptons Farm to Table Experience — Local Farm Stands

August 29th, 2018 by whitefences

Ah, the summer bounty of the Hamptons. As many of you know,

Photo: Green Thumb Organic Farm

I love using local ingredients in my cooking at the inn to give our guests the best of what our area has to offer. The following farms are all with 1-2 miles of the inn. Stop by and pick up some fresh, mouthwatering ingredients for your Labor Day weekend festivities before the summer comes to a close!

Hank’s Farmstand & Pumpkintown – both walkable from the inn. Bailey and I often take an afternoon walk to pick up veggies & fruits for dinner and next day breakfast. Halsey Farm has the most beautiful selection of veggies and flowers. They also have local seasonal fruit from other local farmers. Green Thumb offers organic veggies.

If you would like to get into the fields or the orchards,

Photo: The Milk Pail Farm

then you can pick berries at Hank’s Farmstand. Seven Ponds Orchard has berries and apple picking, and our favorite activity, starting in September, is apple picking at The Milk Pail Orchard, where they grow over 23 varieties of apples. Come September, Hank’s Pumpkintown will be the main attraction.

White Fences Inn is conveniently located close to so many great farm stands — I am sure you will find one that will become your favorite! Guests always make sure to visit the farm stands before heading home so they can bring a taste of the Hamptons with them wherever they go!


Summer Delicious — Staples of the Inn’s Summer Menus

August 16th, 2018 by whitefences

During the summer, I like to focus on all the beautiful local fruits and veggies in my cooking. We love to treat our guests to only the best of the best! Some of our summer staples include:

Nutella Muffin









Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Spicy Honey









Zucchini Frittata







Avocado Asparagus Egg Sandwich












Breakfast Tart with Roasted Tomatoes









Berry Baked Oatmeal












Stay with us at White Fences Inn to try some of our favorite dishes! Book your next visit!

B & B; Breakfast and Beaches — Breakfast food and local beach spots

August 7th, 2018 by whitefences

Breakfast Food

When we decided to throw in the towel with our careers in the garment business and pursue becoming innkeepers, my first reaction was “I better learn to cook breakfast!” I am really not a breakfast person, and that hasn’t changed much. I have always loved cooking and baking, but breakfast was never part of my focus.

Thankfully, I always read lots of cooking magazines, and then there was the Food Network — blogs were just getting popular back in 2010.

Now, after owning two inns, our first was in Maine and now we have White Fences Water Mill here in the Hamptons, I would have to say my go-to all-time guest favorite is the “cheesy egg open-face breakfast sandwich.”

It’s very simple to make and everyone loves it: Whole grain toast, a little smear of mayo, bacon, a slice of tomato (it’s great now that local tomatoes are in season), cheese. All goes into the oven until the cheese is melted and then I add a fried egg on top!


Local Beach Spots

Come for the beach, stay for the bed & breakfast! My favorite beach tip for my guests: Go to Flying Point Beach, which is less than two miles from White Fences Water Mill (it’s walkable)! Flying Point beach is special because it’s never too crowded. Although Cooper’s Beach is more well known, Flying Point is just as nice. At White Fences Water Mill, we have parking passes, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels for our guests to ensure your getaway by the beach is a seamless one!

We’re so excited!

May 14th, 2017 by whitefences

Have you ever wanted to attend a food styling/photography workshop/retreat? We are very excited to welcome fhelene dujardinood and lifestyle photographer Helene DuJardin to our inn this fall for an exclusive 3 day food photography & styling workshop/retreat from October 18th-22nd 2017.

The workshop is for all levels, whether you are a blogger, photographer, recipe developer, foodie, working from home, or someone who just wants to broaden their horizon with like minded people in a relaxed atmosphere over practical hands on food photography & styling demos, casual Q&As where nothing is off limit. The workshop will include 3 days of photo/styling sessions with Helene  wine tasting, dairy farm visit, art museum visit and of course the beautiful beaches. Lunches, refreshments and snacks.
Dinner at a local restaurant one evening.

Fall in the Hampton’s is a magical time of year.  This will be a very special event, it might be the perfect gift for Mother’s Day!  Space is very limited and we are offering an early booking discount of 15% for any room reservation made by June 30th. Rooms can only be reserved by phone  631-500-9013 for this event.


Some more exciting news is that we are now travel partners with Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels, Select Registry and Inspirato. White Fences Inn is the only property in the Hampton’s to have been selected to be members of Select Registry and Inspirato.  All three of these travel groups have wonderful properties, exciting destinations and great benefits for their members.  Start packing your bags!


Have you planned your summer visit yet? We only have one room left for Memorial Day weekend, July Fourth is sold out and there are two rooms remaining for Labor Day. Don’t delay reserving your room.



Spring in the Hamptons

April 18th, 2017 by whitefences

Spring  has arrived in the Hamptons! Spring is all about newness; we are pleased to announce three new luxury travel clubs to you that we are now members with.  We look forward to welcoming their members to our inn. Maybe you will want to join one of these fabulous clubs and enjoy some of their wonderful benefits.

Inspirato logo travel partnerInspirato is “the” luxury destination club of American Express.  Their first property to be selected in the Hamptons is White Fences Inn.  Inspirato can help arrange travel for special events like The Masters, The Final Four, Kentucky Derby and the US Golf Open, which will be held right here in Southampton next June (2018) this is all part of their membership as well as  creating exciting vacations worldwide. Personalized attention is what makes this club so special for the travel member.Take a moment to explore all the exciting destinations and benefits Inspirato has to offer.



Select Registry logo travel partnerIn addition to our Inspirato partnership, Select Registry chose us to be their first property in the Hampton’s.  Select Registry has one of highest standards for excellence in personalized hospitality at privately owned inns located in North America and Europe.  A membership with Select Registry is free! Best of all if you stay twelve nights at Select Registry properties within a two year period you will receive a complementary gift certificate for $100 that you can use here at White Fences Inn or any Select Registry property.


MMSlogoMr & Mrs Smith is a fairly new travel club to the US. We were one of the first properties to partner with them when we owned our inn in Maine. You won’t be able to choose between all the wonderful worldwide properties they have selected to be part of their collection. Next time you stay with us be sure to ask to see their travel book on Italy we have. It should be a coffee table book, there are so many gorgeous inn’s to dream about staying at.


What’s New in Hampton’s for Spring you ask?

Liz & Eric at Wolffer Estate party - spring in the hamptons

summer in a bottle wall

Spring was the perfect time for Wolffer Estate Vineyards to reopen their tasting room after being closed for renovations this winter. Wait until  you to see what a great job they did. The tasting room is more spacious and has more seating. Most note worthy and my favorite addition was the wall they painted like the “Summer in a bottle” label. It’s great for photo op’s. (this was Eric’s first night out after his second surgery this winter) The famous Candlelight Fridays have started again too. What a great way to jumpstart your weekend. Come listen to some great local musicians while enjoying a great glass of wine.




Let’s not forget one of our favorite Spring events in the Hamptons, the Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum. This intimate music series on Fridays starting in April running for four weeks is a guest favorite.  Because of our special relationship with the museum we are happy to offer this complimentary to our guests. Clarinetist Yoonah Kim will kick off the series this Spring. She is a winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition; the first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years.

Yoonah Kim clarinetist, spring in the Hamptons

Parrish Art Museum Salon Series







Mecox Bay DiarySpring is also a great time to visit Mecox Bay Diary it’s only three miles from the inn. If you are a cheese lover why not enjoy some local award winning cheese and meet the cows who help produce the cheese. A real farm to table experience – At Mecox Bay Dairy, we believe that ‘Happy Cows Make Happy Cheese!’

Let us arrange a tour for your next visit.

We’ve renovated

July 7th, 2015 by whitefences

Come see what we’ve done to the inn.  Updated rooms and amenities await you at our Water Mill, NY B&B.