Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast

A New York Bed and Breakfast Inn located on Long Island Wine Country

Long Island Wine Tours

October 16th, 2012 by Katie Pate

While the summer has come to a close on the island, the cool weather and colorful foliage associated with harvest season makes this a great time to take a trip to Long Island wine country!

One winery in particular has several great events and tours coming up at the end of this month and in the beginning of November. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, located at 1375 Peconic Ln. in Peconic, NY, about a 10 minute drive from our Long Island Inn, has both entertaining and educational opportunities for you to learn and experience Long Island wine.

VIP Vine to Wine Tours. Saturday & Sunday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Be a part of the most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork. Mini viticulture and winemaking lesson also includes wine tasting, cheese plate and special discounts. $20 per person, Reservations Required- Call to reserve: 631-734-8282.

Psychic Event at the Jamesport Manor Inn. November 3, 12 p.m.

long island wineries

The Sannino Vineyard

Join the North Fork Bed & Breakfast Association as they host a Psychic Event at Jamesport Manor Inn. The event includes:

  • a three hour group psychic reading by TV personality Jim Fargiano
  • an introduction by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, author of Ghosts of Long Island, photographer and patch blogger
  •  three – course lunch
  • a raffle with the following prizes: a private reading by Jim, his cd and signed book and a weekend stay at the NFBBA member BnB of your choice.

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased directly from the Sannino Bella Vita winery. Call (631) 734-8282

Winemaker for a Day: VIP Blending Session. November 18th, December 16th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
With this exclusive session for two, you and your guest will create a custom bottle of wine as you learn about life as a vintner.

Owner and winemaker, Anthony Sannino, will lead you on a tour of the winery and provide you with an overview of the winemaking process. Throughout the experience you will enjoy Long Island varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more.

To create a lasting memory of the day, you will make your very own custom blend while enjoying lunch. All is included for $150 per couple. Reservations Required- Call to reserve: 631-734-8282

 

 

Stargazing at Custer Institute in Southold, NY

October 4th, 2012 by Katie Pate

Long Island’s oldest astronomical observatory is open every Saturday from dusk until midnight. Free and open to the public, enjoy a guided tour of the sky offered by observatory staff. The powerful telescopes will give you a view of the sky you rarely get to see and it’s wonderful to have an informed guide to answer your questions.

Instead of looking up at the sky and wondering, “Which star is that?”…now you’ll know!

The Customer Observatory also has a museum and library with informative exhibits and reference materials for the avid stargazer.

Stargazing Programs at the Custer Institute and Observatory

Custer Observatory hosts a variety of fun and educational events. The next one at the observatory is the weekend of October 19-21. The observatory will have it’s 34th Annual Astronomy Jamoree which coincides very nicely with the upcoming Orionid Meteor Shower. The download a PDF for the full event program and registration details.

Located at 1115 Main Bayview Road, there is bound to be a gathering of cosmophiles there for almost any celestial event. Visit the website, www.custerobservatory.org, for celestial events dates and a daily a clear sky forecast so you can look ahead to your Long Island vacation and know which nights will be your best bet for a clear view of the stars.

Planning a Long Island Romantic Getaway?

Try something a little different from the usual dinner and a movie. The Custer Institute and Observatory is a place to put a sense of wonder into your hearts as you look up at the big sky and it’s uncountable stars…

The Custer Institute is a 12 minute drive from the Arbor View House, a premier Long Island bed and breakfast and spa. We have 13 years of experience as one of the best bed and breakfasts in Long Island. Along with a stunning location, we offer three course gourmet breakfasts and great concierge services, all included with the cost of your stay.

6 Senses Aromatherapy at our Long Island, NY Romantic Getaway

September 16th, 2012 by jenn

Champagne and Chocolate

Our Long Island inn’s Six Senses Aromatherapy stimulates the senses and heightens the romance!

 

Have a Long Island NY Romantic Getaway at our North Fork bed and breakfast.  We are great believers in bringing ease and relaxation to our guests in every way we can. One of these methods is the use aromatherapy. An aromatherapy bath will stimulate your six senses.  This form of alternative medicine uses essential oils, music and other sources of mood enhancing aromas to bring about good health.   This service is unique  to our Bed and Breakfast here on the North Fork.

For thousands of years, humans have used the essences of plants for healing purposes. But it is Dr. Jean Valnet who is credited with founding the modern aromatherapy movement during the mid 20th century. Today, aromatherapy continues to benefit millions of people around the world…including guests at our Long Island B&B!

In particular, our Six Senses Aromatherapy is unique to Arbor View’s spa treatments. We have specially formulated this combination of sensory delights to stimulate sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and…romance!

The Six Senses treatment is often given after dinner as a very special “dessert.” Your bath room is decorated with candles. We play the romantic music of your choice. There’s delicious champagne and chocolate truffles, and rose petals are scattered about the room. A bath of carefully combined essential oils soothes and relaxes. We can also provide a scroll printed with romantic poetry to be read to your loved one. This treatment is altogether refreshing, strengthening and eases away stress. It’s truly a wonderful way to show someone you care.

Long Island Romantic Getaway

The Arbor View House Six Senses Aromatherapy is also a perfect way to surprise your partner. If this sounds (smells, tastes…) good to you, this romantic spa treatment is offered as an individual item or it can be combined with our other romantic packagesContact us at (631) 477-8440 or 1-800-963- 8777 today if you want to give the ultimate surprise to your sweetheart.

September 21-23, 2012 Greenport Maritime Festival

September 1st, 2012 by jenn

Compass

Come to Mitchell Park in Greenport, Long Island for the 23rd Annual 2012 Greenport Maritime Festival.

September 21-23, 2012 Greenport Maritime Festival

 

Greenport has a long, proud maritime history. From the late 1700s to about 1859, the town was a major whaling port. During both World Wars, Greenport’s shipbuilders were busy supplying craft for the US Navy. And the town’s fishing industry has been going strong since the mid-1800s. Such a rich cultural heritage deserves a big celebration and Greenport does just that every year with its fall Maritime Festival.

Downtown Greenport comes alive with free, family-friendly events and activities. Enjoy the 23rd Annual Greenport Maritime Festival with fireworks, the delicious clam chowder contest, a show of beautifully crafted wooden boats, and whale boat and kayak races. There will also be a fun parade with everything from classic tractors to marching bands. At Greenport’s waterfront Mitchell Park, ride the antique carousel, listen to live music and peruse the tents with food, drink, crafts and more. Be on the lookout for roving pirates, too. (The Kings of the Coast Pirate Show will be at noon, Sunday.) Greenport’s shops will be open and the East End Seaport Museum will have special events and exhibits in honor of Greenport’s maritime history.

There will be even more wooden boats this year, all handcrafted beauties that are worth a long look. Scenic cruises on Saturday and Sunday will give visitors a chance to visit the Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. (It’s called the “Bug” because of the original lighthouse’s long insect-like legs.)

Like last year, the Saturday evening cruise will stay out in time for the evening’s fireworks display. For more information and a detailed schedule of events.

Our North Fork Long Island B&B is only minutes from the Maritime Festival in Greenport, NY. Arbor View House will be just the right place to stay while you enjoy Greenport’s heritage fest, the wineries of the North Fork and the natural beauty of our area.

Stay at Our North Fork B&B Near Long Island’s Wineries

August 16th, 2012 by jenn

Vineyard in Long Island, NY

When you stay at our B&B near Greenport, NY, you’ll be close to the majority of the wineries of Long Island Wine Country.

Yes, the Hamptons on the South Fork of Long Island has those beautiful white sand beaches while our lovely North Fork beaches are pebbly. It’s true. But if you love to be where the wine is, find your Long Island Wine Country lodging at our North Fork bed and breakfast…

Far and away, the majority of Long Island wineries are clustered on the North Fork. This is partly because of the sunny yet protected maritime climate. The glacial soils also drain well while providing enough nutrients and moisture for the vines. A lot of people on the East Coast still don’t realize that a great wine producing area is only a short drive away! However, wine aficionados have gotten the message. The winemaking industry has grown considerably since the first winery, Hargrave Vineyards in Cutchogue, opened in 1975. The Long Island Wine Region now has 42 wineries open to the public overall, with 3000 acres of vines. The American Viticultural Areas of Long Island–North Fork of Long Island, The Hamptons and Long Island–are recognized as some of the finest grape growing and wine producing AVAs in the country.

Most of the acreage is planted with vinifera grapes. The main varietals are merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, but others include chenin blanc, dolcetto, gewurztraminer, lemberger, malbec, petit verdot, pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, riesling, sangiovese, sauvignon blanc, semillon, syrah, tocai friulano, and viognier.

The wineries of Long Island frequently have events throughout the year such as Summer Wine Camps and Wine Spectator’s Harvest East End 2012 coming up on August 25th. Beyond these special events, most wineries of Long Island offer both tastings and tours. For more information about the Long Island Wine Country, visit LIwines.com.

Great wines are being produced only a short drive from New York City and other major East Coast cities. Come to Long Island’s North Fork and experience some of the best wines in the U.S. without having to travel very far! Our B&B near Greenport is just the place to stay during your tour of the East End Long Island wineries.

Escape to Better Weather on Long Island North Fork Wine Country

August 2nd, 2012 by jenn

Couple with toasting wine glasses at sunset

Cheers! Our Long Island Wine Country B&B is located on the more temperate North Fork of Long Island.

The summer of 2012 has been a record-breaker for heat. However, we know a place you can go where the temperature and overall weather is that much cooler and more pleasant. Where? Right here in the North Fork of Long Island!  You know all those storms that you have gotten west in the city and on Nassau County, well we missed them or only got the trailing edge.  Most people don’t realize that we enjoy better North Fork weather than the areas to the west of us. There are three very good scientific reasons for this:

1) The Urban Heat Island Effect

The western part of Long Island, Nassau County, is much more developed than the east where we are (Suffolk County). More development means more asphalt and concrete and other materials that absorb and store heat. This is known as the “urban heat island” effect. It’s a powerful enough effect that it can even deflect cooling rains downwind of cities. In the summertime, if you’ve ever driven into the city from a more rural area (without your air conditioner on), you can really feel the difference!

2) Cooling Atlantic Breezes

In addition to the urban heat island effect, the Atlantic Ocean’s cooling sea breezes help temper the summer heat. Those same breezes also tone down the occurrence of thunderstorms, both in their frequency and their strength. We on the North Fork benefit from being the peninsula and have cooler water on three sides. Also, did you know that Cutchogue, the heart of the North Fork wine country, is the sunniest place in New York State? It’s the sunniest place with a moderate climate just like Bordeaux.

3) Radiational Cooling

Sounds fancy, but it simply means that our less developed area is able to radiate the stored heat of the day much faster. And it’s not just a little difference in temperature. On a night with no rain, mist, clouds or wind, Suffolk County can be nearly 20 degrees F cooler than areas west of us.

The net result of all this science talk? It’s time to escape the city’s heat and book your room at our North Fork Long Island lodging. All year round, you can enjoy our inn near Greenport, NY for our welcoming hospitality, fine amenities, cooler summer weather, and less stormy winters. Truly the ultimate getaway!

Recent Reviews for Our North Fork, NY B&B Inn

July 16th, 2012 by jenn

Breakfast in Bed at Arbor View House

Enjoy the hospitality at our North Fork Long Island B&B

At our North Fork bed and breakfast inn, we always strive to create the perfect atmosphere of hospitality for our guests. We are very thankful to all of you who have shared your reviews at TripAdvisor.com. We always appreciate any feedback that can help us provide the best Long Island accommodations possible. We’d like to share a few of the most recent reviews which have given us a average overall rating of five stars on Trip Advisor. Thanks again to all our wonderful guests!

“Gracious & Accommodating”

The Arbor View House is both charming and perfectly maintained. It is centrally located near wonderful wineries, restaurants and beaches. Our hosts, Wilfred and Veda, are warm, friendly and very accommodating. We enjoyed the food and conversation. They

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2012 North Fork, NY 4th of July Celebrations

June 29th, 2012 by jenn

Fireworks display

Enjoy the 2012 Fourth of July Celebrations in Southold and Greenport, NY!

During your stay at our Long Island Wine Country bed & breakfast, don’t miss out on the local Independence Day celebrations. Southold and Greenport will be hosting fun 4th of July events.

Southold, NY 4th of July Parade 2012

At noon on Wednesday, July 4th, the Southold Village Merchants will have their 15th Annual 4th of July Parade. Arrive before the festivities to get a good spot and enjoy a good old fashioned 4th of July parade. Wave a flag as the marching bands, classic cars, floats and red, white & blue riders on horseback pass by to cheers and applause. The route will start at Boisseau Avenue and continue to Tucker Lane Route 25. For more information, call (631) 765-4100.

2012 Greenport Carnival and Fireworks

Only five minutes from the inn, Greenport’s annual Carnival will offer a wide range of fun events, rides and games from July 3-7. The Greenport Carnical is open every evening from 6-11 p.m. at Moore’s Lane. Get on the carousel and have that once-a-year elephant ear or your favorite forbidden carnival treat! It’s a worthy cause too; the event raises funds for Greenport’s 7th Relief Hose Co. & Phenix Hook & Ladder Co #1.

There will be spectacular fireworks displays not only on the 4th of July, but also on Saturday, July 7th at 10 p.m. Arrive a bit earlier to the rear of the Green Port High School grounds at 720 Front Street if you want to watch the fireworks up close. Whatever spot you choose, bring your picnic blanket and goodies to enjoy with the show. If the merriment of a 4th of July crowd isn’t your style, you can always watch the fireworks as you stroll the nearby beaches.

Before the evening events, you can arrive during the day to experience downtown Greenport, NY. The fine seafood restaurants will be open and quaint stores beckon with antiques and unique arts and crafts.

After all the excitement of the North Fork 4th of July, you’ll love returning to your comfortable bed at our Long Island, NY accommodations.

A Day Trip to Shelter Island from a Bed and Breakfast

May 23rd, 2012 by Gail

Shelter Island day trip from NY Bed and Breakfast

Stretch your legs on one of Shelter Island’s beaches.

When it’s hot, the North Fork of Long Island is cooler than the city. There’s less concrete here to absorb the heat, and we’re surrounded by water. Deliciously cooling breezes come off Long Island Sound, Gardiner Bay, and Shelter Island Sound.

Guests always ask what is there to do out on the North Fork.  One of the things we suggest is a day trip to Shelter Island.

Nearby Shelter Island makes a wonderful day trip for guests of our New York Bed and Breakfast. The ferry between Greenport and Shelter Island runs frequently, and bikes are available for rent at Piccozzi’s Garage and Bike Shop, a short walk from the ferry terminal. The island is mostly flat, so cycling is easy.

We can help you in creating a picnic for your stop at a beach at the end of Bootleggers Alley.

Both Crescent Beach and Silver Beach are great spots for swimming. The water, protected by the North and South Forks of Long Island, is calm and fairly warm.

These same sheltered waters are fun to explore in a kayak. Park your bike at Shelter Island Kayak Tours, and let them lead you on a two hour tour.

Cycle down to the 2,000-acre Mashomack Preserve on the southeast tip of the island. The Nature Conservancy maintains four trails of varying lengths and difficulty. If you’re on a bike, you may want to avoid the 11 mile trail and stick with the 1.5 mile trail to the shore.

North Fork NY Bed and Breakfast near Greenport.

Bed will feel so good after a biking around Shelter Island.

There are a few nice spots to grab a bite to eat on Shelter Island. Vine Street Café serves wonderful, seasonally-inspired food, but reservations are recommended. Ram’s Head has amazing seafood, such as Lobster Sausage and Green “Gazpacho”.  Pat & Steve’s Family Restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a sandwich, and it serves pancakes all day.

You’ll be thankful for the generous breakfast Veda provided before your biking excursion, and you’ll be ready to relax once you get back to Arbor View House NY Bed and Breakfast.  Even though we are not a Shelter Island Bed and Breakfast but we are not far away.   Later on you may even want to take advantage of our spa services, and schedule a massage or aroma-therapy bath for that evening or the following day!

Memorial Day Weekend on Long Island’s North Fork

May 7th, 2012 by Gail

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer on Long Island’s North Fork.  New Yorkers tend to do one of two things over those three days: they stay home, clean, and wish they were someplace else, or they head to the East End of Long Island.

Our Long Island Bed and Breakfast is located in East Marion, near the very tip of the Long Island on the North Fork.  The historic seaport of Greenport is just down the road. There is plenty to do here, and plenty of places to do nothing at all.

NY B&B near Greenport and Tall Ships.

See the Tall Ships in Greenport over Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Events on Long Island’s North Fork:

  • Tall Ships in the Village of Greenport. The ships are scheduled to arrive on Friday and Saturday. Tours of the ships will be offered all day Sunday and Monday. Vendors will have booths set up along Front Street, which will be closed to traffic. It is going to be a festive occasion this Memorial Day weekend.
  • Live Music at Clovis Point Winery. Clovis Point Winery is about 30 minutes from our NY Bed and Breakfast. The Earthones will play folk rock on Saturday from 2-5 p.m., and Small Island will play classic rock on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Is there anything better than sipping wine in a beautiful setting, with live music setting the mood? We think not!
  • Live Music at Duck Walk Vineyards. Enjoy fine fine and music by Bob Carney from 1-5 p.m., Saturday.
  • Live Music at Martha Clara Vineyards. Playn & Simple plays from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdy; the NY Minute Band plays Sunday from 2-5 p.m; and Buttered Soul plays on Memorial Day from 2-5 p.m. A few hours listening to music at this beautiful vineyard is the perfect way to wrap up the weekend.

    Orient Point Lighthouse, North Fork, Long Island.

    The Orient Point Lighouse, at the tip of the North Fork.

Walk down the street from our NY Bed and Breakfast to the Dam Pond Maritime Reserve, where trails lead through salt marshes and young hardwood forests to beaches. Rent a boat in Greenport and explore the coastline of Shelter Island Sound. Drive or cycle to the tip of the North Fork and walk the beaches of Orient Point. Slow down, relax, and enjoy every moment of Memorial Day Weekend.

 

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