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Holiday Candlelight Tour, Southold NY

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Southold Holiday Candlelight Tour

The Southold Holiday Candlelight Tour of this North Fork Hamlet’s historic district will be held as always on the Friday afternoon following Thanksgiving. A stroll around the dozen or more festively decorated buildings is just the thing to work off some of that turkey dinner and get into the holiday spirit. The tour is sponsored each year by Southold Historical Society.

Southold Historic Houses and Lighthouse

The Society owns and maintains over a dozen buildings in Southold.  They are concentrated on Main Street and the corner of Maple Lane, and two other sites operated by the Society including  Horton’s Point Lighthouse. The buildings open for the  Candlelight Holiday Tour range in date from 1750 to 1900 and include several houses, barns, outbuildings, and commercial structures.

Holiday Candlelight Tour: Location and Times

The Holiday Candlelight tour location is the Museum grounds on the Main Road opposite the Firehouse, east of Maple Lane and lasts from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday November 29, 2013. The annual tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. will be accompanied by caroling led by the Southold High School Chorus Ensemble.This is a must see on my holiday calendar and there is no admission charge, although donations towards upkeep are happily accepted. My guests will also enjoy being part of history, as the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, built in the 1860’s fits right into the historical theme of the weekend. Visit my website for special offers for a weekend stay including free tickets to the Cutchogue Holiday House tour which takes place the next day or Shellabration happening the same weekend in Greenport village

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast decorated for the holidays

The Historic 1860’s Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast decorated for the holidays

 

Only a Few Beach House Rentals left! Get Out East and Enjoy the North Fork!

It’s the middle of summer and almost all of our beach houses are booked! We know you want to get away to the North Fork of Long Island and relax at the beach, stroll through the vineyards sipping a glass of white wine, pick fresh blueberries from the farm stand down the road and enjoy your summer. There is nothing like getting away and feeling like you never left home. It’s a beautiful thing to spend a week or more in your new “home away from home”. Lucky for you it is also extremely well decorated with a unique beach house feel but all the amenities a 5 star hotel would provide and more. Kayaks, private beaches, bikes, farmer’s markets and many more treasures that will keep you and your friends or family occupied while you visit us on the North Fork. Be sure to check out our events calendar as well to see all the local activities going on.

The Southold Studio. Southold, N.Y.

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Newly renovated private detached and spacious self catering studio with queen bed, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave , seating area with desk, TV and bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling west facing windows open onto private patio overlooking lawns and inlet of Shelter bay. A few steps walk to community sandy bay beach with boat ramp and just five minute drive to Greenport and Southold villages. Shorecrest BnB concierge services available to guests of the Southold inlet studio including winery discount card to 24 local wineries, maps and guides.

Average rates:
$325 – $375 per night shoulder season. Special Holiday and High Season rates plus minimum nights apply
Memorial Day weekend – $375-$395 per night
May 27th to June 20th – $325 – $375 per night
June 21st to July 25th – $345 – $395 per night
July 26th to September 1st – -$375 – $425 per night
September 2nd to October 31st – $325 – $375 per night

 

 

44cThe Lighthouse Cottage. Southold N.Y.

Two bedroom completely renovated cottage with open plan living room/ kitchen and large family room. Walk to private beach Just steps away;kick back with a local bottle of pinot in the beautiful sunroom, barbecue in the backyard or cook your favorites in the all new kitchen and dine al fresco on the patio, dining room or eat at the counter and entertain the cook. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other two twins, both with ceiling fans and window air conditioning units. The large full bathroom is also brand new with stone and marble tile, a cathedral ceiling and skylight. The living room is bright and airy with a cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, and open format; perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The kitchen with granite bar, new cabinets, tile and stainless appliances opens into the living room for the perfect gathering place. The dining room seats 6, but you also have the choice of eating at the bar! A french door leads the way from kitchen to the spectacular sunroom, where you can spread out on the wicker sectional and take in the scenery… or continue on to the new patio or grab a good book from our loaner library and head for one of our adirondack chairs beneath the oak trees. Listed nightly rates for July and August are based on a one week minimum stay. There will be an up charge on the nightly rate for a stay on less than one week. A cleaning fee of $125 and taxes are in addition.

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4th of July on the North Fork of Long Island

The 4th of July weekend calls for a perfect getaway to the North Fork.

Rent one of our studios or houses for the entire week and lounge at our two private beaches. Our lighthouse cottage is still available for that weekend! Check out the calendar for other availabilities, they’re filling up fast so hurry! After spending some time on the beach you should head over to the wineries. Many of the vineyards will have live music on 4th of  July and every Sat. & Sun. Click here to check our availability and book!

Martha Clara vineyard will have live music on July Fourth. Two Man Acoustical Jam, winners Of The 2012 Battle of The Bands at Hecksher Park. This acoustic duo plays all forms of Rock, Pop, Party and Blues from the 60’s to now. Rain or Shine! Free Admission. Additional cost for wine and food.

They also have a Vines and Canines educational walk. Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelter.

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Greenport Fire department will be setting off fireworks on July 3rd and July 6th at 10pm in honor of the Fourth of July!

There will be a July Fourth Concert and Fireworks from 6:30-10:00pm on the Peconic River waterfront in Riverhead. There will also be live music by Brady Rymer. A great event to take the family to while your enjoying your stay!

 

Things to do in Southold, Long Island N.Y.

We may not get the same amount of press as our neighboring town Greenport but we have a lot of unique attractions to offer as well. Not many towns can say they have an Indian Museum, Planetarium, Lighthouse and Vineyards in the span of 11 square miles. Come and explore our small and beautiful getaway.

Custer Institute Observatory:

1115 Main Bayview Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-2626

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Long Island’s North Fork offers a dark night sky with next to no light pollution also known as perfect star gazing qualities. Whether your’e a local looking to get a glimpse of saturn’s rings or star deprived city dweller this is a great experience. “The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island’s oldest public observatory (est.1927). Open to the public every Saturday evening from dark until midnight, our staff of volunteers will give you a tour of the facilities and the night sky through our powerful telescopes. Custer has frequent lectures, classes,concerts, art exhibits and other special events. Consider our observatory for your next meeting or theme party.” http://www.custerobservatory.org
Southold Indian Museum:
1080 Main Bayview Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5577
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This museum focuses on the archaeology and natural history of the area and indian tribes that once called Southold home. They have a wide variety of relics, pottery, and other various historical items. “Our museum is dedicated to study and education surrounding archaeology and natural history. It is owned and operated by the Incorporated Long Island Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.”  For details and events: http://southoldindianmuseum.org
Sunday Lectures: Programs are scheduled from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Minimum requested donation is $5 for adults and children of 14 years and older; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments…FREE for members.
The Old Field Vineyard:
59600 New York 25  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-0004
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“Established in 1974 by Chris Baiz, is a family owned and operated vineyard. After years of producing fruit for sale, The Old Field started making wines, first with its 1997 Pinot Noir, and now Merlots, Cabernet Francs, Chardonnays, Blush de Noir, and newly released Blanc de Noir sparkling wines. THE OLD FIELD, an agricultural area just one mile east of the village of Southold, had been actively farmed by native Americans for at least five hundred years prior to the arrival of “the first European settlers” in 1640.
For details, events, and wine purchases: http://www.theoldfield.com
One Woman Vineyards: 
5195 Old North Road Southold, New York  (631)-765-1200 
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This beautiful and quaint vineyard offers a wonderful star gazing wine tasting Saturday night event. It is something you won’t experience anywhere else, a definite “must” for travelers and townies alike. “For Claudia Purita, sustainability and self-reliance have always been a way of life. Growing up on her family’s farm in Calabria, Italy, Claudia assisted in growing vegetables and wine grapes and raising small animals from very young age. At her father, Domenico’s, side she learned to value the land and the fruits that it provides. After moving to Long Island and spending several years in the restaurant industry, Claudia decided it was time to “return to her roots.”
Horton Point Lighthouse: 
3575 Lighthouse Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5500

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Located On a cliff in Southold, off of Lighthouse Road (according to the plaque on the structure, the location is: Lat 41° 05′ 06.5″ N  Long 72° 26′ 44.0″ W).58 feet;  foundation is granite; tower and quarters are brick/granite with a cement wash painted white with black lantern and copper dome; original optic was a Third Order Fresnel; present optic is VRB-25 (1999), one green flash every ten seconds. The tower contains a 29-wooden-step staircase and two ladders of 11 steps each.” For a detailed history please visit their site: http://www.longislandlighthouses.com/hortonpt.htm
 

There are multiple parks and public beaches where you can enjoy the summer weather and pack a picnic with your friends and family. 

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