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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.

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!

Celebrate Winterfest with Shorecrest Getaway Specials

February 9 marks the beginning of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year it will go on for 6 weekends, from February 9 to March 17. 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 just one weekend:

February 16, Saturday

3:00            Pellegrini Vineyards- Spherical Flamenco Jazz Trio with Emma Larson

3:00             Palmer Vineyards- Mike Engle Vibratrio

3:00             Macari Vineyards & Wintery – Monday Michiru

4:30             Waters Crest Winery-  Pearl Street Band

4:30            Raphael- Amina Figarova presented by Tanger Outlets

4:30             Duck Walk North-Morris Goldberg & Ojoyo

6:00            Martha Clara Vineyards- Matt Marshak Band

7:00            Live at the Indigo

February 17, Sunday

2:30             Pellegrini Vineyards- Jack Morelli Trio

2:30            Jamesport Vienyards- Adam Kromelow Trio

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyards- The Natalie Fernandez Quartet

4:00             Bedell Cellars- Richie Siegler Latin Jazz

4:00             Raphael- Bakithi Jumalo Band

4:00             Lieb Cellars- Joseph Carter III Group

 

Holiday Getaways, Discounts, Gift Certificates and Greeting from Shorecrest BnB, Long Island

As 2012 draws to a close I want to wish you all the very best for the coming holidays and New Year. Hurricane Sandy was challenging for many of us on the east coast and I sincerely hope that if you, your friends or family were affected, all have now recovered. Shorecrest was relatively unscathed for which we are most grateful and to celebrate the season we are offering, for a limited time, several specials and packages for winter and spring getaways, and gift certificates with unique discounts to our former guests or if purchased by December 18th 2012. All offers are for two people, double occupancy.

A walk on the beach is a quiet pleasure in all seasons

Winter Romance Getaways in Long Island Wine Country

Our 2 night Winter Romance package at $655 includes massage for two, one $25 restaurant gift voucher, champagne picnic or wine class for 2, and Shorecrest’s exclusive discount card for 24 local wineries with free tastings

Purchase this package by visiting the specials and packages page on our website before December 18th 2012 and use it any time, any room by April 30th or Sunday through Thursday until June 30th 2013 ( Memorial Day excluded) Unredeemed vouchers can be used for face value after the special expiration date towards the cost of a stay.

Our 2 night Winter Romance package at $475 – valid for a 2 night stay in any room, any time through April 15th 2013: includes 1 x $50 *gift certificate for each guest towards a one hour massage, $20 restaurant gift voucher, champagne picnic or wine class for 2, discount card for 24 local wineries with free tastings.

* massage gift certificates are non refundable , use is optional

 Gift Certificates

Receive a $25 Coupon for every $225 dollars you spend on gift certificates this December!

With this ‘Buy a Gift, Get a Gift’ offer you receive a coupon that can be used towards a stay at Shorecrest or purchase of any Shorecrest retail item. To buy on line, visit our website and click on the ’check B&B’ room; on the availability calendar page click  the Gift Certificate tab to make a selection, or call 631 765 1570 and ask for Marilyn for personal service.

You can always  speak to us about activities in the area; we will be happy to help you plan your trip, and remember, the North Fork has something to offer the visitor all year round. We once again present Winterfest and Jazz on the Vine from mid February through the end of March 2013. Good times for music and wine lovers!

Call 631 765 157 to book your stay, or visit our online reservation calendar, select  your starting date, the number of nights, room and ‘book’, then click on the ‘specials and packages tab’ at the top of the page. Click ‘add’ when you have selected your special offer and the price on your reservation will automatically be adjusted to reflect the discounted amount.

The Aquebogue beach house master bedroom with panoramic views of the Peconic Bay

The Aquebogue beach house 2nd floor master bedroom with panoramic views of the Peconic Bay

 

Beach House rentals available throughout the holidays and for 2013

Shorecrest currently has four outstanding waterfront and beach front houses available for rent on the North Fork. For information please visit our website. For rates and availability click on the ‘Beach house’ link. More photographs can be found on our Facebook page in photograph albums.

Shorecrest Beach house living room has picture windows overlooking the Long Island Sound

Thank you,  and I look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the North Fork soon!

Marilyn Marks, Innkeeper, Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

 

 

 

The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Events Calendar – Your Most Up-to-Date Guide to Things to Do on the East End of Long Island, New York

At Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast in Southold, New York, keeping up with local events is imperative to our guests ultimate comfort and experience on Long Island. For this very reason, we keep a regular scheduled list of events available to our guests and views here on our BnB blog.

Long Island Events Calendar

If you check over to the right of this page where the arrows point, you will see that the top arrow shows Next Event, which indicates the events that are going on in the Southold area of Long Island currently.  Click on the More Info tab to see a more robust listing. The arrow pointing down shows you the Upcoming Events listed in our area along with the date of the event. Use these helpful tips to help you plan your trip to the North Fork of Long Island at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Inn.

A map on the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast site will show you all of the local entertainments to be found here.

North Fork Entertainment

There are many things to do while staying over in the North Fork, Long Island area.

Arts and Culture

The Arts in Southold Town

The folks of North Fork and Shelter Island enjoy participating in the appreciation of  The Arts in Southold Town. The priority of The Arts is to reach and help to stimulate as many as possible to visit and participate in a great and reliable arts feature in the community.

Visit The Arts in Southhold Town – Phone: 631 734-6320

The North Fork Community Theater

The North Fork Community Theater has been an integral part of the North Fork community for over 50 years.

Visit North Fork Community Theater – Phone: 631 734-6320

Dining

North Fork Table and Inn

Try the North Fork Table and Inn for some delectable Long Island fare. Don’t forget The Lunch Truck too that sells exquisite food created by Chefs Fleming and Hayden from 11:30 to 3:30, 4 days per week, closed Tuesday thru Thursday

Visit the North Fork Table and Inn or the Lunch Truck – 631.765.0177

A Lure Restaurant

Welcome to A Lure where the food is fresh, fantastic and what Long Island dining is all about. Visit their location on Long Island during your next visit to Shorecrest BnB.

Visit A Lure Restaurant – 631 876-5300

Heritage Sites

Custer Institute and Observatory

Enjoy the beauty of the vast open night sky from the Custer Institute and Observatory. Long Islands oldest public observatory has many special events throughout the year.

Visit the Custer Institute and Observatory -  631-765-2626

Wineries

Corey’s Creek Vineyards

Corey’s Creek Vineyard offers a tasting room and gift shop in an open airy, barn-like structure with glass doors that open to an outdoor deck. When staying at Shorecrest BnB check out Corey Creek.

Visit Corey Creek Vineyards – 631- 765-4168

Duck Walk North Vineyard

Creating award winning, distinctive wines on the North Fork, Duck Walk North Vineyard is another nearby winery option.

Visit the Duck Walk North Vineyard – 631- 765-3500

Hamptons Restaurant Week

Join us in the Hamptons for the 10th annual Hamptons Restaurant Week extravaganza. The Hamptons Restaurant Week is presented by Long Island Restaurant & Marketing Hospitality Group and is focused on organizing and encouraging businesses on the East End of Long Island to provide bargain priced meals at some of areas top restaurants.

During Hamptons Restaurant Week, all participating restaurants will offer a three course prix fixe for $19.95 and/or $24.95 until closing, with the exception of Saturday evenings when the offer ends at 7pm.

While the East End of Long Island is famous for many things such as vacation destinations, wineries, golf courses and Bed & Breakfast Inns, it is also famous for its premier dining establishments.

Running from March 18th to March 25th visitors to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast can visit one of many nearby restaurants for some of the finest dining in New York.

Participating Restaurants

  • Comtesse Therese Bistro (631) 779-2800
  • Touch of Venice Restaurant (631) 298-5851
  • noah’s (631) 477-6720
  • North Fork Oyster Company (631) 477-6840
  • Jamesport Country Kitchen (631) 722-3537
  • Jamesport Manor Inn (631) 722-0500
  • Legends Restaurant (631) 734-5123
  • Vine Street Cafe (631) 749-3210
  • La Maison Blanche (631) 749-1633
  • Bayview Inn & Restaurant (631) 722-2659
  • North Fork Table & Inn (631) 765-0177

Head to Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast Inn and find out why a getaway on the North Fork of Long Island to find out exactly why visitors continue to return season after season and year after year. Participating establishments will offer their own unique variety of a three-course prix fixe menu with the exclusion of Saturday evenings after 7pm. Some of the perks of Hamptons Restaurant Week include:

  • Restaurants will offer their course menus for either $19.95 and/or $24.95
  • Visitors to the participating establishments can try discounted bottles of wine from local vineyards for $19.95 or $24.95
  • Participating vineyards will offer tasting room discounts with up to 15% off of bottles of their select wines, 20% off cases, or a flight of five tasting wines for $5
  • The campaign also includes discounts at lodging properties and local vineyards

Winterfest Jazz on the Vine 2012 Events March 10th and 11th

This coming weekend at the Winterfest Jazz on the Vine visitors will find some incredible performances. As Winterfest Jazz on the Vine winds to a close for the year in the last two weekends of events, there are still more than ten events to attend. Designed and focused on alleviating the mid-winter cabin fever, this fifth consecutive year of incredible jazz performances continue to awe its crowds. The entire east end of Long Island will be alive and celebrating with good times for music and wine lovers alike.

In support of the 2012 Winterfest Jazz on the Vine events Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast has created their own special two night accommodation package for guest during the festival and through April 15th.

With the price of your stay you will receive:

  1. A $25 gift certificate that is good towards a dinner for two at Noah’s or the Frisky Oyster, two of Greenport’s favorite restaurants.
  2. A $50 gift certificate good for one hour of aromatherapy massage for each visitor.
  3. An exclusive discount card to 24 wineries which can include some free tastings.
  4. A private wine class or champagne in-room picnic.

Make sure to ask your hosts at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast about other activities in the area once you are here, until then, check out www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.insideout.com to book your reservations online after checking the availability on your preferred travel dates. If you have any questions call Marilyn at 631 765 1570.

Jazz on the Vine Events this Coming Weekend March 10th and 11th

Saturday, March 10:
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard – Dennis Raffelock
3:00 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Monday Michiru
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Dan Aran Trio
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Ojoyo
4:30 – Ospreys’ Dominion – Rare Groove Band
4:30 – Raphael – Shenole Latimer Quartet

Sunday, March 11:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Dara Tucker
1:00 – Wolffer Estate – Jarrett Cherner
2:00 – Macari Vineyards – The Curtis Brothers
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Roosevelt Dime
3:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Ray Anderson
4:00 – Bedell Cellars – Lauren Kinhan

This year’s program of events sponsored over 70 performances at 20 different participating wineries. Included in the price of admission to Winterfest Jazz on the Vine is a glass of wine and the chance to win a free hotel night on the East End as well as a gift basket of Long Island Wines. There are only two weekends of this event left so make your plans soon to come enjoy Long Island Wine Country where smooth jazz musicians collaborate with local vineyards, B & B’s, hotels, and cultural venues and attractions designed to bring you out of the mid-winter blues.

See our events page for more upcoming events in the area to enjoy while staying at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast.

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