Topping Rose House
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, nonalcoholic minibar items and snacks are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Buzzing locally-sourced restaurant uses ingredients from the property’s one-acre farm
- Just 22 guestrooms split between the historic House, Studio building and contemporary Cottages
- Flawless interior design by Alexandra Champalimaud and modern artwork from Winston Wachter Fine Art gallery
What To Know
- Located at a busy junction; guestrooms in the main building are kept quiet with the soundproof windows
- Although it's two miles from the beach, free bicycles and beach passes are provided for your use
- Spa treatments can be booked in advance, but there’s no therapist on the property
- An 11.63 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a Greek Revival mansion just off Route 27, Topping Rose House made its much anticipated debut in May 2013. Named for original resident Judge Abraham Topping Rose, the 19th-century building was restored to its original glory, and then some, over eight years by architect Roger Ferris and interior design supremo Alexandra Champalimaud. The finished product is a handsome, grown-up mix of old and new: large porticos, original moldings and uncovered fireplaces mixed with clashing contemporary artwork, patterned rugs and light-flooded public spaces. A wide back porch opens onto manicured gardens, an apple orchard, a one-acre farm and a heated lap pool — a bucolic setting that feels a world away from the Hampton’s tony scene.
Bed and Bath
The 22 guestrooms are split between the original mansion and newly built modern cottages and all show off Alexandra Champalimaud’s exacting style, from the wide floorboards and custom mahogany chests to the iron frame four-poster beds and pillow-strewn window seats (in some). The walls are painted in shades of gray or daubed with floral wallpaper, the linens are by Frette, the colorful rugs were designed by Madeline Weinrib, and there are iHome docks, as well as iPads in place of newspapers. Unusual for a boutique hotel, all soft drinks and the bumper basket of snacks (North Fork chips, Mast Bros. chocolate, Tate’s cookies, organic dried fruit and more) are free. The modern bathrooms have over-tub showers, Matouk towels and gorgeous Naturopathica products.
While weekend trippers are still getting acquainted with the new guest floors, Hamptons residents have been filling the seats of the farm-to-table restaurant since its debut in October 2012. It’s spread across the art-adorned main dining room, the more casual bar and lounge and, in the summer months, the wraparound porch, with the emphasis on American seasonal cooking; many of the ingredients are grown on the hotel’s own one-acre farm. While Colicchio devises the menus, it’s his chef de cuisine, Kyle Koenig, who crafts the delicate dishes that change with the seasons and whatever’s available from the garden, nearby ranches and farms. The wine list also showcases local vineyards and North Fork favorites including Bedell Winery, Sparkling Pointe and Shinn Estate. Beyond the restaurant there’s a petite spa, a fitness center and yoga in the new event space, a second-floor library for afternoon lounging, and cruiser bikes for rides to the beach or into Bridgehampton.
In the Area
Art lovers shouldn’t miss a trip to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, where some of Jackson Pollock’s most famous works were produced, or keep things cultural with the Guild Hall’s year-round slate of plays, concerts, readings, films, special events and art exhibitions. Hit the shops along Main Street in East Hampton, including the Ralph Lauren East End Polo flagship, John Varvatos, Blue & Cream and Elie Tahari, or hit the trail and explore some of the South Fork’s surprisingly diverse hiking routes. Oenophiles should schedule a tasting at Wölffer Estate Vineyard & Winery, located less than two miles from the hotel.
How to Get There
If you want an exceptional meal, try the Topping Rose Restaurant in Bridgehampton, New York. They have broad menu selection, beautifully prepared and served.
We had reserved a table for four. We each ordered different items: appetisers such as fresh fluke crudo, grilled octipus, pumpkin risotto, and mains including monkfish, buffalo short ribs, parmesan encrusted chicken, and strip steak with pepper jam. Desserts were equally imaginative. Every dish was a winner! Even in good restaurants that is unusual. Highly recommended!
This hotel has been beautifully and tastefully restored from a classic 19th century house. We stayed in one of the cottage king guest rooms which was modern, recently built and extremely comfortable, with its own private patio. It was very quiet. The bed was especially comfortable. The restaurant in the main house was excellent - the food was extremely good and the service superb. The bar is very nice, as is the rather intimate library upstairs - a splendid place to relax with an aperitif before dinner. All of the staff without exception were very welcoming and helpful. An altogether delightful and very special stay, highly deserving of five stars.
Before booking the TRH, we explored other less expensive hotel and B&B options. We were somewhat wary if paying the additional amount here would be worth it. I'm happy to report that from the moment we set foot on the property to the time of check-out: we were thrilled with our TRH experience. Overall, everything was easy. The staff was accessible, warm, friendly and helpful. We stayed in the main house and our room was up-dated, luxurious, pristine, and cozy. During the day the room was filled with sunlight. At night the shades were perfectly dark. We never had any issues with noise. The bathroom did not have a bathtub but it was up-dated and lovely. The breakfast (included but for tax and gratuity) was excellent. The bar was warm and friendly. There are many endearing touches throughout the building, including interesting artwork. We also attended an event at the property which was extremely well run. I have had bad experiences in the past with unique high priced properties that are priced mainly for their location but are otherwise run-down or disappointing in their service. The Topping Rose earns every one of these 5 stars! It was like a home away from home and we can't wait to go back!