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
My wife and I were looking to get away for a few nights to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The idea of a quaint inn with a farm to table restaurant and speakeasy sounded perfect and we were not disappointed.
We stayed in the Cocoa room which was nicely decorated and very comfortable with fireplace and flat screen tv. We had a late check-in our first night but were encouraged to come down for a drink by the Inn's manager, Colin. He made us a couple of drinks at a small bar on the first floor where we chatted and made us feel right at home.
The breakfasts served each morning (we stayed for 3 nights) were outstanding with delicious fresh baked pastries, home made yogurt, and a choice of omelettes, waffles and pancakes. The breakfast is served in the solarium which was very comfortable and Irene took care of us each morning and couldn't have been sweeter.
On our final night, we ate in the restaurant and our dinner was outstanding. There were only a handful of other tables which made for a very relaxed atmosphere and Donna our server was attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. We capped off the evening with a walk down the stairs to the very cool speakeasy.
So glad we found the JHI and will definitely be coming back!
We have lived on the North Fork for 3 years now. We frequently dine out and have tried almost all the Restaurant’s from Riverhead to Greenport. We arrived at the inn and had drinks in The Speakeasy. Moved upstairs for dinner. There was on one other table with guests. The two waitresses ignored us. When one came over we asked what the Fish of the was her answer was Halibut. No description of how it was prepared. I asked how and she said three words and seemed annoyed that I asked. As for the food it was average at best. Flatbread was cold, burger overdone, mussels had no flavor. So disappointing.
Our stay was perfect!
Chef should be recipient of James Beard and Michelin!
It would be a mistake if you didn't stay AND dine at Jedediah Hawkins.
Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend!
I took some clients here for a business dinner. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. It is a little expensive but I believe a diner gets full value for the cost. I think their menu was inspired and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
This place is a must, food was excellent, place was great, and the staff was amazing! I couldn’t have asked for more....I highly recommended Jedediah Hawkins. We will definitely be back, and bringing our friends.