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Mix business with pleasure

June 25, 2019 by whitefences

How many of you are feeling over worked? Why not mix business with pleasure? No need to work in the hot, sticky city when you can work from our new meeting room! Everyone will want to attend an off-site in the Hamptons!  Our new meeting room is the perfect place for small business groups. Need a space for workshop? How many of you have business clients out here for the summer? This is such a relaxed atmosphere to have a your next meeting and close the deal!  So many possibilities for our new room.

Wake up in luxury feeling refreshed and ready to work. Before the meetings start enjoy our scrumptious breakfast each morning then take care of business in our beautiful new meeting room. The meeting room is complimentary to guests who stay with us.  We are happy to have lunch or dinners available too, either at the inn or at one of our local eateries.  Enjoy a break sitting by our beautiful new pool and of course, cookies are alway included…. Just so it’s not all work and no play we can coordinate a visit to a near by vineyard for a wine tasting, a massage, a fitness class, or a walk thru one of our local art museums.

Why not mix business with pleasure? Have you ever heard of “Bleisure?”  You couldn’t ask for a better place for Bleisure than the Hamptons.  Add a few days for leisure after the meetings are over for the perfect ending to a work week. We’ll even add a special discount for Bleisure guests. Work never seemed so stress free.

We hope you will think of us for you next off-site meeting. Give us a call to book your off site meeting. Make sure to plan well in advance.

Getting Ready

May 4, 2019 by whitefences

And just like that is it May and we are getting ready for summer! It’s been a rainy Spring, more rain than we hope for but the rain will help the hydrangeas as they are getting ready to blossom. We have a few surprises and updates to share with you as we get ready to welcome our summer guests.

We have finally found the perfect use for our pool house! In about two weeks the renovation of the pool house into our new meeting room will be complete. There will be no reason for you to be in the office when you can work from here. The meeting room will be complete with a conference table, flat screen tv, white board and printer. We also hope to accommodate small business groups who need an off-site location. The meeting room will complimentary to our guests staying with us but can also be booked for day use.

 

 

Our beautiful in-ground pool is also under renovation. Wait until you see how beautiful it is. You won’t want to be any place else but sitting in our backyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am always searching to bring beautiful, locally made if possible and carefully selected amenities to the inn. Plain T located right here in Southampton has the finest selection of teas I have ever tasted, there is so much I didn’t know about teas! Their teas are all chosen from the finest tea growers, tested for pesticides and the tea bags are hand packed right here in Southampton. I am so excited to share this beautiful product with you. Another new “treat” this summer will be Five North Chocolates. You know how much I love chocolate and hope you will enjoy this healthy new snack also locally made. The chocolate snacks are organically certified, Fair Trade Certified and LCBTBE Certified basically guilt free!

 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin spice & everything nice

October 28, 2018 by whitefences

Pumpkin spice is certainly the rage this season, in fact it seems to get bigger every year. It amazes me all the recipes and commercial food items that pop up with pumpkin spice each year. Halloween is Wednesday which means we say good-bye to October. The pumpkin patches will all be closing this week which always makes me sad but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy pumpkin spice. I didn’t always like pumpkin as much as I do now.  Are you a fan of pumpkin? It is so healthy, the pumpkin health benefits are numerous. Lots of vitamin A, fiber and beta-carotene, so if haven’t added pumpkin to your autumn food list give it a try you might be surprised. It’s also great for dogs and happens to be a favorite of Bailey. I mix some in his meals and he is fast to eat every morsel.

I thought it would be nice to share a few of my favorite pumpkin spice recipes with you. Hopefully  you will enjoy making them and of course eating them!

My #1 all time FAVORITE pumpkin recipe is Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake. I found this recipe last year on King Arthur Flour website. I have yet to have a guest not love it.  It’s worth every minute it takes to make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next would be Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins  from Popsugar.com. I actually served these this morning, guests were asking for the recipe so they could make them at home. What more could I ask for! All you need is a pumpkin spice latte to go with your muffin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now if you have never tried pumpkin butter, what have you been waiting for? I prefer the healthy recipe and I play around with the spices since I love all the autumn spices, especially while they are cooking. This recipe is so easy you make it in a slow cooker, how easy is that!

 

 

Fall, Discover the best of the Hamptons

October 16, 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. 

 

 

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

August 7, 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’ve renovated

July 7, 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.

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