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
We stayed for 3 nights. The place is great 6 stars should be. Everybody so kind !! Nice rooms very well kept super modern very clean. The bar and restaurant has great food and service is wonderful. Very good breakfast
Will be back soon. If you want to travel to Bridgehampton this is THE place to stay
I was lucky enough to grab this hotel at a relative bargain price for under $250 per night. You can do this during mid week and before high summer.
This one checks all the boxes for high end Hamptons accommodations:
1. Beautiful room with private outdoor patio and high end bathroom finishes
2. Ultra sleek pool and lounge
3. Beautiful private grounds
4. Small spa and gym
5. Very hip main lobby small bar and restaurant (I did eat at the restaurant. The dinner was just OK but the breakfast was fantastic...don’t skip breakfast).
6. Right in town with many other food choices within steps
7. Grab a bike and ride to Sag Harbor
8. Staff were very nice and helpful
9. The knock on the room was that the outside doors slammed when guests closed them and it was a bit disruptive (but overall very minor complaint).
Our family stopped in at the Topping Rose House restaurant, after being turned away from another place who would not accommodate us, with only an outside reservation. We had made another outside reservation at this place but found the wind was very strong. It would not have been pleasant to be outside under these conditions. The staff at the Topping Rose House made an impromptu decision to place in a great spot inside, as long as we could be out in just over an hour - this we certainly agreed to do. The menu is not large but varied with appetizers from green chickpea hummus to crispy calamari with pickled chilis, and basil, citrus-while emulsion. Prices range from $16 - $23. Pizzas and pastas were a second choice again ranging from $16 to $28 but one could make this a main course, thus making the price as high as $34 for a pea pansotti. There were caviar creations from $120 - $225 (which we did not try). Main courses were spring vegetables at $28 to Niman ranch beef tenderloin at $44. Sides were extra and all were $10. We had a selection of items, all were excellent save for a crusted organic chicken which had great potential but was a little dry. I still loved the crust of parmesan cheese. Service was excellent. The dining was very civilized, good choice of wine. a very nice experience.The restaurant is expensive, the setting is lovely and it is a part of the hotel Topping Rose House.