4.5
Very Good 93 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Walking distance to all the shops, bars and restaurants in East Hampton
  • An acre of manicured gardens and three pools
  • Signature Elizabethan–style building and Art and Crafts–era interiors
  • Breakfast under an arch of bright wisteria in warmer months
  • Low-lit, open-plan spa with two treatment beds and an endless pool
  • Passes to local beaches in the summer

What To Know

  • Children under 10 are not permitted
  • Set right on Route 27; rooms at the front of the building get some road noise
  • Queen Rooms have charming, period bathrooms; King Rooms are larger and quieter
  • Staff leaves at 11 p.m.; the back door has a code for entrance after hours
  • The outdoor pools are closed from October through April

Amenities

  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

The Elizabethan-style building at 181 Main Street, East Hampton, is one of the longest-occupied homes in the U.S., and opened as an inn in 2005. Opposite East Hampton Green, with a Moroccan-inspired spa, fireside chaise longues and dreamy Arts and Crafts–style bedooms, it’s a perennially popular weekend spot for couples and older families.

The building dates back to 1648, but adopted its current English manor veneer in the early 1900s. In the entrance hall, wood-paneled walls, mismatched sofas and chairs, vintage ceramic tiles, and a roaring fire set a welcoming tone that continues into the formal living room, with its grand piano and perfectly puffed armchairs. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3211/prop-29917-1351181845-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The huge, individually designed bedrooms all have real fireplaces and garden or green views.”}A spread of up-to-date fashion and finance magazines (the staff knows its guests well) and tourist pamphlets are about the only hints that this isn’t your private Hamptons pad. Even the bar operates on the honor system, and guests are given a door code for entry after hours.

Upstairs (reached via a Colonial Revival staircase that would make Elizabeth Bennet swoon), the guestrooms overlook the road and East Hampton Green or the idyllic one-acre split-level gardens. Each room is individually designed, but the period accents are present throughout, from dark oak-paneled walls and upholstered sleigh beds to heavy floral drapes and, best of all, real working fireplaces. The bathrooms in King Rooms at the back of the house have modern Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers, while those in Queen Rooms are smaller but have gorgeous clawfoot bathtubs and period sinks. All are stocked with lovely L’Occitane products and soft, embroidered robes.

There’s no restaurant, but breakfast (fruit, granola, yogurt, tasty huevos rancheros and more) is served in the low-ceilinged dining room overlooking the gardens, and sweet and savory snacks are left out for guests every afternoon. All the café and restaurant options in East Hampton are a short walk away, and the staff can recommend foodie destinations within driving distance.

But guests at Baker House 1650 rarely stray far. The downstairs open-plan spa has just two beds and a small pool, so couples book the entire space for a day of pampering in private. And in the winter, rooms are stocked with bundles of logs so you can start a roaring fire, soak in the Jacuzzi or claw-foot tubs, or nab a stack of magazines and get back into bed.

How to Get There

Baker House 1650
East Hampton
East Hampton, NY 00000 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 93 Reviews
Top Drawer
BusinessTraveler2019

This is an excellent property, maintained with great care inside and out and the staff are terrific! I have stayed at most of the B&B's in East Hampton and Baker House by far is the best! Beautifully furnished in English antiquities and furniture. A lovely breakfast room overlooking the grounds. You feel well cared for when staying at The Baker House.

Epitome of Luxury!!
MJS1414

This Bed and Breakfast is the most luxurious location in all of The Hamptons area. I have stayed at many of the so-called upscale properties and this one by far puts them to shame. From the staff to the cleanliness and amenities, you will never want to leave! Take my advise, this is the only place you will want to stay... over and over and over again!

A fairytale B&B
syltraveling

The most enchanting hotel you could go to in the Hamptons. A very private hotel set on two absolutely beautiful set of grounds. The gardens are a must walk and sitting by the pools to sunbathe, or have their incredible brunch, feels like you just stepped into a fairytale inn. The rooms are amazing with exquisite bathrooms. The spa is one of the best I've ever experienced and the treatments feel incredible. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. All in all, this hidden gem has been my favourite part of my trip to the Hamptons and I will definitely come back many times.