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Welcome to Shorecrest B&B on the North Fork of Long Island!

We were contemplating our next post about all the gardens on the property and around the area when a light bulb clicked. We never formally introduced ourselves. So…Hi! We are Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast an elegant yet modern Victorian B&B located on the North Fork of Long Island. Welcome to paradise.

A little history about our roots: Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast was once the summer home of a wealthy doctor when it was first built in the 1800′s. The elegance and opulence of the Victorian era still live throughout the house and it’s decor (for all you Gatsby lovers). The Inn overlooks the Long Island Sound and has access to two private beaches. The house is a gem on the North fork but the North fork is the gem of Long Island. The North Fork is home to a unique type of culture. The wineries, the farmstands, the beaches, the wharf towns, the history and the fantasy all come together to create this beautiful oasis right outside of the city. It’s only 2 hours from New York City and offers you an experience you wouldn’t think possible so close to NYC. The Farm-to-Table culture is present in many restaurants on the North Fork and the Wineries offer relaxing and entertaining day excursions. If the weather permits, GO SWIMMING!

A look inside Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast:

The Rose Room

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Enjoy the comfort and elegance of a queen size canopied four poster bed, a nineteenth century antique armoire, mirrors and dresser, ornate fireplace under 10 foot molded ceilings. Two large windows overlook the garden and water view of the Arshamomoque inlet of Shelter Bay in a park like setting to the South and West. The newly renovated attached bathroom features a 6 foot jacuzzi tub with shower.

The West Room

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Three floor to ceiling windows overlook views of the Long Island Sound and spectacular sunsets to the west. The color theme of soft blues and beige, 19 century prints, antique mirrors and furnishings plus fine linens and a top of the line mattress complete the mix of comfort and old world charm. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV with premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn. This room has light curtains, does not have room darkening shades and is the brightest room in the Inn.

The East Room

eastroomFrom three floor to ceiling windows guests enjoy views of the Long Island Sound, spectacular sunsets to the north and morning sun to the east. The mahogany sleigh bed, 19C antique furnishings, finest linens and mattress add to a luxurious experience. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV, premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn.

The Southwest Room

southwestsouthwest2Three floor to ceiling windows offer views to the south of the Arshamomoque inlet through the leaves of ancient maple trees. Sunsets over the Long Island Sound to the West bathe this room in a rosy glow each evening. The decorative theme is the Victorian Traveler in Asia. Wine colored shantung silk drapes, an intricately carved four-poster ‘rice’ bed and an eclectic mix of antique 19C furniture, prints and textiles complete the theme. A flat screen TV, premium cable and newly en suite renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn.

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On the second floor the Silk Road room, with a King bed is the largest we offer. Gold colored embroidered silk drapes frame the spacious floor to ceiling bay window through which you can see the Long Island Sound to the North and garden and woods to the East and South. Walls are painted a soft fern green with coordinating linens that cover the King size sleigh bed. The bathroom is spacious with a shower, large vanity and two floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden to the East. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV, premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn. Average Rates: Jan-March: $265 April-May: $275 June-Sept: $305 Oct-Dec: $285 Ask about special pricing for mid week and extended stays, special packages including dinner, wine classes and tours or in room massage or see them on line when you check availability under the specials and packages tab.

How are you going to spoil Mom on Mother’s day…

Mother’s Day is approaching fast and you haven’t found the perfect gift yet. Don’t panic! We are here to help. Whether you live in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey or even Long Island we are only a few hours away. Skip the potted plant and the box of chocolate this year and really give her an experience she will remember. Take her to the North Fork of Long Island this weekend. Spend the day at the wineries (most of which have Mother’s Day specials), then head over to a local farm-to-table restaurant for dinner and finally stay the night at our elegant and homey Bed & Breakfast.

Come and enjoy our ‘May Getaway’ two night special for $499 includes $20 gift certificate towards dinner for 2, complimentary discount card to 24 local wineries with free bottle to take home, plus exclusive use of our two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the inlet. Add a massage for our special May Getaway rate of $100 per person.

To book, visit our online reservation calendar; choose your arrival date (through May 16th) and select any 2 nights in the drop down menu. Click ‘Specials and Packages’ to ‘Add’ your May Getaway pricing. Or click here: http://tinyurl.com/cutskx8

Here are a few of the events going on this weekend:images-2

SHERWOOD HOUSE VINEYARDS

 A Toast to Mom: Decadent Dessert and Sparkling Wine Pairing
May 11, 2013

Sat and Sun, May 11-12: Mothers Day Weekend Exotic Truffles & Wine Pairing at our Jamesport Tasting House.  To celebrate our moms, we’re offering a pairing of 4 of our wines with 4 exotic, gourmet truffles from the esteemed chocolatier, Vosges Haut-Chocolat (named the “top innovator in chocolate” by Food & Wine).  Treat your mom to an afternoon of sweet decadence!  $25 per pairing.  No reservations necessary.  Limited supply.

SPARKLING POINTE VINEYARDS & WINERY

Roses for Mom: Mother’s Day at Clovis Point
May 11, 2013

Join Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery this Mother’s Day weekend for a decadent dessert and sparkling wine pairing that is not to be missed! Enjoy your choice of a trio of Sparkling Pointe sparkers or a glass of bubbly to enjoy with an assortment of delicious pastries prepared by Rachel Cronemeyer Cakes & Confections, formerly of North Fork Table & Inn! Celebrate mom with us Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12 from 11am to 6pm; advanced reservations are required for this indulgent event and can be made by calling the Tasting House at 631-765-0200. This delightful pairing is available for $32 per pairing and $27 for Signature Wine Club members. Let’s toast to Mom!

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CLOVIS POINT

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013
ROSES FOR MOM

All moms visiting Clovis Point get a complimentary glass of our newly released rosé

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CROTEAUX VINEYARD

Mother’s Day at Croteaux Vineyards or visit Croteaux.com. Make your Mom feel special with a 3-pack of our wonderful Rosés, and we’ll deliver for you by Mother’s Day. New this year, we have colorful tunics, irresistible scarves, fun jewelry, and must-have accessories. You’ll see our staff wearing these all summer long and they are all available at our Tasting Barn and Garden*.
*(Not Available On Website)

Bed and Breakfast and Beach, Oh My!

Roll up, roll up! Shorecrest, the only BandB with not just one but TWO private beaches has an offer you won’t want to miss through May 16th 2013.

Our ‘ May Getaway’ two night special for $499 includes $20 gift certificate towards dinner for 2, complimentary discount card to 24 local wineries with free bottle to take home, plus exclusive use of our two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the inlet. Add a massage for our special May Getaway rate of $100 per person. View the map on our website under the ‘Area Attractions’ tab to see how conveniently we are located for wineries, villages and ferries – as well as the beach!

To book, visit our online reservation calendar; choose your arrival date (through May 16th) and select any 2 nights in the drop down menu.  Click ‘Specials and Packages’ to ‘Add’ your May Getaway pricing.

Unleash Your Inner Foodie during North Fork Restaurant Week

The time has come again for North Fork Restaurant Week, April 28th-May 5th 2013. This tradition that started in 2003 and has become a huge success out on the east End. Put all your pre summer diets on hold, you do not want to miss this week. Actually put everything on hold and take a couple days for yourself. Pack up the car, grab the girl or guy you love and head over to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast for an amazing May getaway. There really isn’t a better time than restaurant week to come out and enjoy all the attractions the east end of Long Island has to offer.
There are many different restaurants participating in restaurant week this year. Here are a few:
The North Fork Table: Always offering a delicious spread of farm-to-table biodynamic and organic produce to create unforgettable dishes. The usual 3-course prix Fix menu is about $75 but during restaurant week they offer the Prix-Fix menu of $27.95. Amazing. Do not miss this, you will regret it! For more info check out their site:  http://www.nofoti.com/the-table
 
Jedidiah Hawkins – Another great example of using fresh farm-to-table grown produce and offering a wine and microbrew selection highlighting our lovely local industries. Jedidiah Tweets  “Join us April 28-May 5 for our $27.95 menu and bottles of wine.” For more information check out their site: http://www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com

Jamesport Manor Inn: A unique and interesting history paired along with an sophisticated execution of fine American Cuisine and pure artistry.  History buffs will have a field day as well as foodies. For more info check out the site: http://jamesportmanorinn.com

These restaurants are also participating in restaurant week and definitely “must-try” locations: A Mano Oysteria Oysteria & Wine Bar, Mattituck. Comtesse Therese Bistro, Aquebogue. La Maison Blanche, Shelter Island Heights. Noah’s, Greenport. Tweeds Restaurant & Buffalo Bar, Riverhead. A Lure Chowderhouse & Oysteria, Southold.

SHORECREST INN MAY SPECIAL:

Our ‘ May Getaway’ two night special for $499 includes $20 gift certificate towards dinner for 2, complimentary discount card to 24 local wineries with free bottle to take home, plus exclusive use of our two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the inlet. Add a massage for our special May Getaway rate of $100 per person. View the map on our website under the ‘Area Attractions’ tab to see how conveniently we are located for wineries, villages and ferries – as well as the beach!

Last Chance to Enjoy Amazing Music at LI Winterfest’s Jazz on the Vine!

Jennifer of Montana Skies pictured at Jamesport Vineyards last Sunday playing the Nocturne for guitar and Cello.

Last weekend I was able to fit in going to a Jazz on the Vine Event! On Sunday I went with some friends to Jamesport Vineyards  to hear Montana Skies,an amazing cello/guitar fusion combo. They did covers by Pink Floyd, the Animals and the Beatles to name a few, with an extremely creative, clever and energetic arrangement. I was intrigued by their music when I posted a clip on this blog last week of the Nocturne, which was written for them by Roberto Di Marino. The soulful beauty of the piece drew me in, and I was so happy to hear it performed live. The setting was intimate, and before and during breaks you were invited to meet the performers who were gracious and informative. We were treated to Jennifer’s performances on a 6 string electric Cello in their rendition of the House of the Rising Sun, which blew our minds. How fortunate I was to be able to listen to such gorgeous music in the beautiful rustic setting of the Jamesport Vineyard while sipping a glass of their delicious Cabernet Franc. If you would like to hear more of their music go to their Youtube channel or order one of their CD’s from their website.

And, because of the snowstorm we had during the first week, this weekend will be the last of the LI Winterfest. So you have one more weekend to take in some great music in some beautiful vineyard settings. Don’t miss this opportunity, because although the vineyards offer music all year long, Jazz on the Vine is a virtual smorgasbord of incredible music.

In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

March 23, 2013, Saturday

1:30   Pellegrini- Dave Allen Trio

2:00   Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard- Dennis Raffelock Duo

3:00   Jamesport Vineyards- Gail Storm

4:30   Waters Crest Winery – Mark Elf Trio

4:30   Bedell Cellars- Greg Diamond

4:30            Raphael- Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet (Here is Mike with the LI Jazz Orchstra:)

7:00    Hotel Indigo- Live at the Indigo

March 24, 2013, Sunday

2:00   Clovis Point- The Dred Scott Trio Plays Brubeck

2:00   Harbes Family Vienyard- JJ-Jazzmatez

4:00   Lieb Cellars- Katonah Studio Jazz Band

4:00   Raphael- Conjunto Sabori

 

North Fork Spring Brings the Songs of Birds and the Rhythm of Jazz

Crocus push their way up through the patches of snow. Trumpets heralding the arrival of spring on the North Fork.

The sixth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme 2013 Long Island Winterfest is greeted with signs of Spring on the North Fork. Pools of water from storm induced high tides and spring run off flood the local woods to produce serene vernal ponds just down the lane. Corcus, Hellebore (Lentin Roses) and early spring flowers push up through the snowy remains. And this weekend the songs of the spring birds will be competing with the sounds of the bands, groups and trios that make up this week’s Winterfest.
In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances. Even though it has been extended after this weekend there is only one weekend left, so make sure you plan on coming out soon or you will miss some amazing music performed in the romantic ambience of our beautiful east end wineries.
The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.
But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:
• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:
• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport
• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)
• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings
• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.
Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:
March 16, 2013, Saturday
3:00 Dillberto Winery- Jane Hastay/Peter Martin Weiss
3:00 Sannino Bella Vita Vinyard- Dave Lobenstein/Steve Salerno Duo
3:00 Sherwood House Vineyard- The Blur Division
4:30 Harbes Family Vineyard- Sarah Elizabeth Charles Quartet
4:30 Lieb Cellars- The Marc Divine Trio, presented by Times/Review Newsgroup
4:30 Raphael- Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet
7:00 Hotel Indigo- Live at the Indigo
March 17, 2013, Sunday
2:30 Jamesport Vineyards- Montana Skies
2:30 Clovis Point- Michael Weiss Trio
2:30 Duck Walk North- Amanda Ruzza Group
4:00 Raphael- Mambo Loco
4:00 Sparkling Pointe- Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil
4:00 Bedell Cellars- Heather Hardy Quartet with Joseph Carter

This Winter, Warm Up with the Cool Sounds of Hot Jazz on the North Fork

March 1 kicks off  the fourth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year because of the snowstorm the first week, it has been extended another week to make up for the week we were snowed out! In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

Long Island Wine country will be hopping this winter with swinging jazz music and special events and offers. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

March 2, 2013, Saturday

3:00   Palmer Vinyards- Amy Cervini Trio

3:00   Clovis Point- Glafkos Kontermeniotis Trio

3:00   Jamesport Vineyards- Bob Leto Trio

4:30   Castello Di Borghese- Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack

4:30   Raphael- Shenole Latimer, presented by Hamptons.com

6:00    Martha Clara Vineyards- Claes Brondal & The Latin Jazz Odyssey

7:00    Hotel Indigo- Live at the Indigo

March 3, 2013, Sunday

2:30   Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard- Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet

2:30   Macari Vineyards & Winery- Mundoclave, presented by Farm Family

2:30   Harbes Family Vineyard- Mark Gatz Band

4:00   Bedell Cellars- The Brandee Younger Quartet

4:00   Leib Cellars- Mind Open

4:00   Waters Crest Winery – East End Jazz

Third Week of Jazz on the Vine & Man, the Joint is Jumpin’!

A Winter Wonderland at the Shorecrest Inlet Beach

February 22 is the third week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year it will go on for 6 weekends, and because of the snowstorm the first week, there is talk that it will be extended another week to make up for the week we were snowed out! In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

Long Island Wine country will be hopping this winter with swinging jazz music and special events and offers. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in coming up this weekend:

February 23, Saturday

3:00            Harbes Family Vineyard- Ahmad Ali

3:00             Macari Vineyards & Winery- Jazz on the Half Shell

3:00            Pellegrini Vineyards- Danny Kean & Friends

4:30            Castello di Borghese- Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

4:30            Raphael- Alex Sipiangin

6:00             Wolffer Estate- Mike Freeman Zona Vibe

7:00             Hotel Indigo-Live at the Indigo

February 24, Sunday

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard- Paula Atherton

2:30             Diliberto Winery – Josyane Monaco

2:30             Palmer Vineyards- Iris Ornig

4:00            Raphael- Eliana Marcia & Band Azul (presented by Hampton Jitney)

4:00            Lieb Cellars- Don Miller’s String Theory

4:00            Bedell Cellars- The Rare Groove Band

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