The 1770 House
What We Love
- Less than a five-minute walk into downtown East Hampton
- Intimacy: The inn has six rooms and a private, two-bedroom Carriage House
- The property is flanked by manicured gardens and a gurgling fountain, and offers meals alfresco in the summer months
- Fresh seafood at the stellar in-house restaurant
- Personalized service; staff often greets repeat guests by name
- The inn provides guests with pamphlets for East Hampton walking tours
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- You'll need to arrive by 11PM for check-in
- The quiet, romantic atmosphere makes this inn a great retreat for couples
- Cozy rooms have been recently refurbished, and feature flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with Molton Brown amenities scented orange and Indian cress
- You must walk through the ground-floor restaurant to get to two of the guestrooms
- Room service is available during dinner hours; guestrooms are stocked with Dean & DeLuca snacks
- Free WiFi
Built in 1663 as a private home for William Fithian, one of East Hampton’s original settlers, The 1770 House has become a stalwart sleep. And it has lost little of that colonial charm. A crackling fire greets guests in the library, which features a warm oriental rug, original wood-beam ceiling, fresh flowers and eclectic trinkets hand-picked from the owners, Bonnie and Ben.
Bed and Bath
Welcoming and historical it is, but the rooms abound in modern, sleek amenities: Flat-screen HD televisions, silky white Frette linens, goose down comforters and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers and Molton Brown bath products. Gleaming dark wood beams, gas fireplaces and sumptuous finishes define the six bedrooms in the main house, which was redesigned by renowned local architect Frank Greenwald. Expect cozy spaces with muted jewel-toned, floral wallpaper, thick multihued curtains and classic, plush period furnishings. The bright and airy two-bedroom, two-story Carriage House is well worth the splurge for families and has a beachy aesthetic, with tan walls, whitewashed ceilings and dark hardwood floors.
The inn boasts a prime Main Street spot, not far from some of the East Coast’s best beaches. Chef Michael Rozzi helms the ground-floor dining room (a favorite of local culinary doyenne Ina Garten), which has been lauded time and time again for its inventive new American fare (try the natural Pennsylvania chicken with fricassee of artichoke, pancetta, fresh garbanzos and mushrooms), impressive wine list and romantic outdoor garden seating (in summertime). Breakfast is a cut above your standard continental spread, offering dishes such as smoked salmon frittata with cream cheese, chives and green salad, and poached eggs over English muffin, Canadian bacon and hollandaise. But the real local secret is the lower level Tavern — which serves a juicy burger and has a convivial speakeasy-like coziness, with a small bar, stained glass accents and an original beehive fireplace.
In the Area
The Monogram Shop is the quintessential (albeit teensy) one-stop shop for all things beautifully monogrammed, initialed or etched. From cashmere baby crewnecks to personalized plastic tumblers, this store proves that custom never goes out of style. The unofficial tunic provider of the Hamptons and beyond, designer Roberta Freymann’s East Hampton shop is a happy mix of her beloved bright Indian block prints, jewelry, and gorgeous bedding. The charming Fresno restaurant is tucked off the beaten path, with a romantic patio and creative cuisine that’s not to be missed. A must-see for any self-respecting art lover, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is where some of Jackson Pollock’s most famous works were produced.
How to Get There
Perfect location. Walk to everything in East Hampton. Randye and all of the staff treat you like honored guests and go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable!
We stayed 2 nights in room 6. So quiet, charming and comfortable. We had dinner 1 night in the downstairs bar area. The meal was fantastic with beautiful presentation.
East Hampton is a wonderful step back in time with so many historical places to see and experience.
This is a Wonderful bed and breakfast we highly recommend!
We will be back Randye! Thank you for giving us so many wonderful sight seeing suggestions. You helped make our visit such a positive experience!
My husband and I have been to the Hamptons numerous times, always staying at a B&B. We have enjoyed the restaurant in years past so thought we would give the B&B a try. They did not disappoint. The gem of the establishment is Randye. At check in, she was so excited to meet me as my husband had said it was our 20th wedding anniversary. What was even cuter was that she was even more excited to meet him as they had been corresponding regarding our anniversary and the reservation. Randye made great food recommendations as well as telling us things to do that were "off the beaten path". The proximity to town can't be beat. We even brought our bikes and could easily keep them on the side of the house for the weekend. Breakfast was delicious and the server so sweet. She sent us on our way with amazing yogurt and granola. We will be back!
We had wanted to visit The Hamptons for some time, so spent quite a while looking for the perfect place to stay. We definitely found it in the 1770 House, where we stayed for 5 nights. Our room (number 1) was on the first floor at the front of the inn, overlooking Main Street, but it was very quiet. The room was very large, with a cosy fire, armchairs, desk, plenty of wardrobe space and a huge, comfortable bed, with beautiful bed linen. The bathroom had a large walk-in shower and loads of shelf space for toiletries. The inn provided a nice range of Molton Brown shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and hand wash.
If I had one tiny recommendation for improvement, it would be to provide complimentary bottled water in the room.
Randye, the innkeeper, was so friendly and helpful, offering advice on places to visit, restaurants, things to do, etc. She was fascinated every day to hear about our adventures from the previous day, particularly as we found our way around Long Island using mainly public transport - the buses and LIRR were cheap and easy to use.
Breakfast was superb and plentiful - cooked to order at the weekends and offered as a continental style buffet during the week.
We had dinner in the inn on our first night and it set the standard for the rest of our holiday. We often remarked that staff in other restaurants could learn a thing or two by watching how well the staff in the 1770 House operated - they were friendly, helpful, efficient and seemed to glide around knowing exactly what to do without ever being obtrusive. The food was excellent, particularly my starter of Montauk fluke tartare.
East Hampton is a great base from which to explore the other towns around - we went to Montauk, Sag Harbour and the fabulous Wölffer Winery near Bridgehampton, as well as spending time walking around East Hampton itself, with its lovely beaches, park, shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend going out of season as we did, when places are quieter and people seem genuinely pleased to see you. 1770 House is located a very short walk from the Jitney stop, for connections to Manhattan and Queens.
Before my wife and I start our day . I wanted to write my review. This inn , gourmet restaurant and exceptional staff once again are beyond expectations. Randye and Carol make you feel like family. It’s like coming home again. The atmosphere, food and service are second to none. We missed coming last year and we truly missed our Annual February time here. Don’t hesitate to stay and dine at this wonderful inn.
We recently stayed 2 nights and wish we had stayed longer. Our experience from start to finish was impeccable. Beautiful comfortable rooms, attention to detail with linens and furnishings. Beds extremely comfortable. All staff from breakfast to dinner were very helpful and pleasant. Randye cannot do enough for you and throw away your guide books, she is the only guide for recommendations and suggestions you will need. Follow her advice!!
Breakfast was absolutely delicious and plentiful. We ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was superb.
1770 is the perfect location to explore all the Hamptons and coming back to it at the end of the day is luxurious.
Every positive review is 100% accurate. We would return without hesitation.