Jedediah Hawkins Inn
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, a free bottle of wine, snacks and coffee are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Housed in a landmark 1863 Italianate mansion constructed by the namesake Mr. Hawkins
- Speakeasy with occasional live music
- Free bicycles and wine tastings
- Easy access from NYC; the Jitney stop at Jamesport is a five-minute walk away
What To Know
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- READ MORE: Where to eat, play and shop in NY
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On Long Island’s North Fork, Jedediah Hawkins Inn is housed in a landmark 1863 Italianate mansion constructed by the namesake Mr. Hawkins. Surrounded by wide open farmland and the property’s own organic gardens, it first opened in 2007 and, and after some missteps in the kitchen, has today perfected the fine-dining-and-comfy-digs formula.
Bed and Bath
Four of the six bedrooms are on the second floor and have views of the grounds or surrounding fields. (There’s also a ground-floor guestroom and the top-floor Belvedere Suite.) Each room is individually designed with a subtle nod to its organic name: springtime yellows in the light-flooded Cider Room, a hardwood sleigh bed and green floral in Sage, brown suede walls in Cocoa, and blush-pink paint and oversize sash windows in the Rose Room. All have gas fireplaces, soft Frette linens and a mountain of pillows, plus lovely Malin + Goetz amenities in the bathrooms.
While rooms are homey and comfortable, it’s the restaurant that attracts most visitors to this quiet corner of the North Fork. The menu is governed by the seasons and whatever is having a good day in the 22-acre gardens; highlights include creamy homemade burrata, tuna tartare with watermelon and pistachio-crusted halibut. Tip: try the steel-barreled Chardonnay from nearby Sherwood House, and don’t forget to leave room for dessert!
How to Get There
I recently had my bridal shower here in the Solarium. It was absolutely amazing. The venue is truley one of a kind. The grounds are beautiful and the food is delicious! My guests were so impressed they haven’t stopped talking about it. Multiple people now want to go back and stay over night at the inn. The staff was incredibly friendly and efficient. I would recommend a trip out to Jedediah whether it’s from for a meal or to stay overnight!
We started in the speakeasy and because we had an early reservation, the speakeasy was empty but they were so accommodating when we said we wanted out cocktails down there. So much fun.The meal was superb and the service evermore so. Such a good time.
The setting and food were awesome. We had requested a seating outside to enjoy the outdoors experience in the summer.
We couldn’t focus on the dinner as we we’re besieged with mosquitoes.
On asking if this was usual, the hostess replied yes, but it’s better the where she lives!
The only solution she had was some wipes which didn’t work.
If the management is aware of the situation they should take care of it, if not hopefully this review brings it to their attention
Loved the food but.....
We have had several dinners here since it opened, but our most recent one was the best! It's always a delight and romantic to sit in their beautiful and intimate dining room. Add to that great service, delicious food and drinks, and an eclectic menu that offers options that allow you to enjoy a wonderful meal without spending a ridiculous amount of money. Five stars indeed!
Being a leader in the hospitality industry, my definition of perfection is quite a tall order and unattainable for most venues to fill. While looking for a fantastic place to have our wedding, that we have waited for each other over a lifetime already seemed a daunting task, Enter our wedding planner aficionado: Charisse Bourke. She had taken us to Jedediah Hawkins Inn, a rustic 1800's bed and breakfast that is not only a top wedding venue in the vineyard lush area of Jamesport, but a venerable dining destination as well.
Our tasting was as wonderful and exciting as the walking tour of the grounds, guest rooms, spotless kitchen, and included a dialogue with its proprietor, Lia Polites, who laid out an impressive menu and pricing structure that worked for our budget. Delighted couldn't describe our feelings of exhilaration that day. We found love in this place!
Jedediah was everything that we were dreaming of. All encapsulating venue.Together with our wedding coordinator supreme Charisse Bourke, who helped with flower arrangements, wedding dress, suit colors, room design, table layouts, at all hours mind you, a top of his craft Executive Chef Stephen, who impressed this seasoned Executive Chef of a billion dollar company himself GM Colin, who looked over every detail, sprirt, local craft beer, and everything in between that we asked for. Done and done! No easy feat for a couple that lives out-of-state!
Our wedding day could not have gone smoother without our head server Grace, who had more that enough grace to fetch sunglasses for my wife on a blessed sunny day during cocktail hour, kept our glasses full of bubbly and that fantastic local beer (Mountauk, you're welcome) Guests fawned over dinner: the perfectly medium rare filet, crispy pan seared King salmon, delectable roasted organic chicken. We had gelato flown in from our Italian friend in South Florida, and the cake was from local La Bonne Bakery..a MUST.
My wife and I, our parents and every guest in our 80 seat wedding were overjoyed over our decision to delight them at Jedediah Hawkins Inn. over 2 months later and we are still receiving kudos. So thanks again Lia Polites, Charisse Bourke, Colin, Chef Stephen, Grace and everyone at JHI for our wedding of a lifetime! Exquisite! Bravo!