April 2, 2024 Wilfred Joseph

FAQ for the “Paint and Pour” Retreat at Arbor View House

  1. Do I need to have painting experience to join the event?

Absolutely not! Our “Paint and Pour” events are designed for participants of all levels, from beginners to more experienced painters. Our skilled instructors provide step-by-step guidance to ensure everyone leaves with a piece of art they are proud of.

  1. What is included in the ticket price?

The ticket price includes:

  • All the necessary painting supplies (canvas, paints, brushes, and apron).
  • Expert instruction from a skilled artist.
  • A selection of wines to taste throughout the event.
  • Light refreshments.
  • Two nights accommodations in a room of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Two gourmet breakfasts
  • You’ll also get to take your masterpiece home!
  1. How long does the event last?

The “Paint and Pour” event is designed to last approximately two hours. If needed, you’ll have enough time for painting, sipping, and a brief intermission. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to settle in before the painting begins.

  1. Can I come alone, or do I need to bring a partner?

You are welcome to come along and enjoy the experience of meeting new people, or you can bring friends, family, or a partner. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make new friends or enjoy quality time with loved ones.

  1. Are non-alcoholic beverages available?

Yes, we offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages for those who prefer not to drink alcohol or are under the legal drinking age. We aim to ensure that all our guests have a fantastic time, regardless of their drink choice.

  1. What should I wear?

While we provide aprons to cover your clothing, we recommend wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting a little paint on. Accidents happen, and while paint generally washes out, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Do you still have questions?

If your question has not been covered in our FAQ, please feel free to contact us directly. You can contact Arbor View House at (631) 477 8440 or at Innkeeper@arborviewhouse.com, or book your Paint and Sip event here https://arborviewhouse.com/paint-and-pour-in-wine-country/

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FAQ for “Paint and Pour Retreat in Wine Country”



February 6, 2023 Wilfred Joseph

Valentine’s Romantic Getaway Package

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Long Island for a month like the Romans did when this holiday was invented with the Valentine’s Romantic Getaway Package we’re offering.

Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of North Fork Wine Country, offers the perfect blend of charming, cozy accommodations and exquisite service.

Upon arrival at Arbor View House, you’ll be greeted with a chilled bottle of Champagne with Chocolate Truffles in your room.

Then you’re off to dinner at the restaurant of your choice, The Frisky Oyster or Noah’s in Greenport.

After dinner, you’ll luxuriate in the Aromatherapy Bath.

Bathtub with rose petals
Aromatherapy Bath
The Valentine’s Day Long Island, North Fork package includes the following:
  • One (1) night Stay in the room  of your choosing
  • A scrumptious, three-course breakfast each day
  • A $150 gift certificate to dine at either The Frisky Oyster or Noah’s– all highly rated, romantic Greenport restaurants
  • Indulge in an Empress Aromatherapy Bath
  • Fresh Flowers in your room
  • Champagne & Truffles
  • Options: 
  • A discount coupon for a wine-tasting and winery tour
  • Optional: Add on a winery tour, couples’ massage, other spa services, or Late Check-out!
"From the moment we first stepped into this beautiful home, we were greeted with warmth and kindness." CQ
The price for the Luxury Suite for two people sharing is $799
The price for either of the Queen Rooms for two people sharing is $689

Valentine’s day is a special time to show the person you love just how much they mean to you.  And what better way to do that than by whisking them to a romantic getaway with us?

For your romantic, wine country lodging special at Arbor View House B&B, either book the special with your room online or call (800) 963-8777.

Book Your Room Now!



January 28, 2023 Wilfred Joseph
  • Greenport's Noah's Restaurant on Front Street
    The simple sign of Noah’s Restaurant in Greenport

    Noah’s Restaurant, Greenport Long Island, is a highly regarded farm-to-table restaurant in Greenport, New York. This restaurant’s commitment is to sourcing the highest quality ingredients from local farms and fishermen, ensuring that each dish is fresh and flavorful. The Restaurant’s menu changes seasonally to reflect the availability of ingredients, and each dish is prepared with a focus on simple yet bold flavors.

    The menu at Noah’s Restaurant features a variety of seafood dishes, as well as farm-fresh salads and meat dishes. The Restaurant also offers a selection of artisanal cocktails and a carefully curated wine list to complement each dish. The interior of Noah’s Restaurant is elegant and contemporary, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    Over the years, Noah’s Restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional cuisine and dedication to using local, sustainable ingredients. The Restaurant has been recognized as one of the top restaurants on Long Island by the Long Island Press. The Long Island Wine Council has awarded it the prestigious “Outstanding Restaurant” award. In addition, the Restaurant has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Newsday, and Dan’s Papers.

    Overall, Noah’s Restaurant is a top-quality dining experience showcasing the best of what the North Fork region of Long Island offers. Its commitment to sustainability and local sourcing makes it a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the best of farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful and welcoming setting.

    Noah’s Restaurant, Greenport

    In addition to its focus on farm-to-table cuisine, Noah’s Restaurant is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The Restaurant is a member of the Green Restaurant Association and has implemented several eco-friendly practices, such as composting and using biodegradable takeout containers.

    As the menu at Noah’s Restaurant changes seasonally to reflect the availability of local ingredients, the most popular dishes may vary depending on the time of year. However, some of the words that have consistently been popular among diners include:

    1. Crispy Brussel Sprouts – This dish features crispy, roasted Brussels sprouts served with a tangy soy-lime vinaigrette, toasted sesame seeds, and pickled jalapenos.
    2. Roasted Beets – This dish features locally sourced beets that are perfectly roasted and served with tangy goat cheese, toasted pistachios, and a balsamic reduction.
    3. Seared Scallops – This dish features fresh, locally caught scallops that are pan-seared and served with a sweet corn puree, sauteed spinach, and crispy prosciutto.
    4. Grass-fed Beef Burger – This burger features a juicy, grass-fed beef patty topped with caramelized onions, sharp cheddar cheese, and bacon aioli. It is served on a toasted brioche bun and comes with a side of crispy fries.
    5. Seasonal Fish – As Noah’s Restaurant is located in a region with access to fresh seafood, the seasonal fish dish is always a popular choice among diners. The dish features fresh, locally caught fish cooked to perfection and served with seasonal accompaniments.

    Another thing worth mentioning is that Noah’s Restaurant is located in the heart of Greenport’s historic district, making it the perfect stop for anyone exploring the area. The Restaurant is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian building, and its location puts it within walking distance of many of Greenport’s shops and attractions.

    Overall, Noah’s Restaurant is a top-quality dining destination that offers a unique and memorable farm-to-table experience. With its focus on sustainability, commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, and innovative cuisine, it is a must-visit for anyone looking to explore what the North Fork region offers.

    We have eaten there several times and recommended Noah’s to guests who rave about the selections and love the ambiance and personal service. What we love the best are the small plates giving us more choices and the opportunity to sample several dishes.

    When making reservations, note that Wilfred from Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast sent you.


December 16, 2022 Wilfred Joseph

Long Island Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates

Gift Certificate Template
Your Gift Certificate will be customized for you.

When you buy one (or more) of our beautiful, personalized Long Island Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates, you’ll guarantee your family members, friends, or employees a fantastic getaway to the North Fork in 2023.

Maybe someone in your family has had a tough time this year and desperately needs a break.  Or, perhaps you want to reward your employees and keep them loyal to you but don’t want to give them the same gift or bonus as last year.

Or maybe you have someone in mind that you want to appreciate with a gift they’ll love, but you haven’t yet come up with an idea you’re confident about.

A personalized Gift Certificate towards a stay with us is just the ticket.  Here are some reasons to use our Gift Certificates.

What is a Long Island Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate?

A gift certificate is a voucher or coupon that can be bought at an online or offline vendor for a specific value.  This can be gifted to anyone you want, and the receiver can use this gift certificate to purchase their liking.  This allows you to give a gift that provides the receiver with flexibility and choice.

Our Gift Certificates come in different denominations…

A $100 Gift Certificate could buy an Aromatherapy Bath.  This gift certificate is perfect for someone who needs pampering and may have had a difficult period over the last few months and could do with a relaxing break.

A $300 Gift Certificate will typically buy a romantic gift basket for a Babymoon Getaway, a Couples’ Massage, or a romantic getaway, just suitable for a couple looking to rejuvenate or have a much-needed break.

A $500 Gift Certificate will buy a one-night stay in the Champagne Suite for two and a romantic getaway.  The suite includes a Whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, and a private deck.  Sounds great, excellent?  Herrightat to do now…

Reply to this email and tell me which Gift Certificate you’d like, and we’ll personalize it with your gift recipient’s name and email it to you.  All you need to do is print it off, pop it in an envelope, and get and you’ve got a valuable, ready-made Christmas gift for anyone!

Everyone loves to get away from time to time, and when you choose one of our Gift Certificates as part of your gift-giving this season, you’ll be giving the gift of precious time away to recharge and relax. Just imagine their faces when they open it up! And who wouldn’t love and appreciate that?

Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates

I’m ready to start work on yours now, so hit reply, and we’ll take care of it for you.  Call us at (631) 477 8440 or visit our website.

October 26, 2022 Wilfred Joseph


Diners Having Fun at a Restaurant
Two Couples enjoying themselves at a Restaurant


Long Island Restaurant Week 2022


Well, here’s what you’ve been waiting for, Long Island Restaurant Week 2022 is here.  The fall edition of Long Island Restaurant Week has now been announced.  It will run from November 6 through the 13th..  For eight days, you can get your foodies on and delight in eating at a place you haven’t yet eaten prix-fixe.

“Restaurant Week (Long Island) is a win-win for the diners and restaurants,” said Nicole Castillo of Long Island Restaurant and Hospitality Group, which operates the tri-annual event.  The premise is that diners will enjoy the restaurant at an affordable price and return for special occasions.  The prices range from $27, $37, or $44 for a three-course dinner prix fixe, depending on the restaurant, with many $22 two-course lunch selections when available.

“Restaurant weeks throughout the country have been successful for many years, and Long Island is no different,” Castillo said.  Now you have the chance to try that restaurant that you’ve always wanted.

Here on the North Fork are the participating restaurants:

Legends Restaurant
(637) 734-5123
Prix fixe menus:
New Suffolk New American

One of my favorite restaurants on the North Fork

(631) 477-0308
Prix fixe menus:
Greenport Seafood

New restaurant with water view on Front Street

The Dimon Estate
(631) 722-0500
Prix fixe menus:
Jamesport New American

Renamed, it used to be the Jamesport Manor Inn.  Well made and presented.

The Preston House & Hotel
(631) 804-6033
Prix fixe menus:
Riverhead American

Offering fine food in Riverhead, try their lunch

La Plage Restaurant
(631) 744-9200
Prix fixe menus:
Wading River Eclectic

Fine French restaurant on the water.  Excellent food

  • Duration: Approximately 1-2 Hours
  • When: November 6-13, 2022
  • Where: On the North Fork
  • Cost: Dinner $27, 37, or 44  3 course prix-fixe; Lunch $22 two-course prix-fixe




October 24, 2022 Wilfred Joseph
Apple Picking on the North Fork
Woman Hand Picking an Apple on the North Fork

Apple Picking on the North Fork

Apple picking on the North Fork of Long Island is one of the most fun things to do in the fall.  Did you know New York is only second to Washington State in apple production?  Long Island is one of the smallest producers of apples in the state.  In the fall, the North Fork of the most beautiful times to visit.  There is pumpkin picking, apple picking, and apple cider; generally, it’s harvest time for all farmers.

Here are some of my favorite farms and orchards, with information on what each offers.  It’s always a good idea to call ahead to determine the best time of day, and what varieties of apples are available.

Remember, when coming to the North Fork for apple picking or wine tasting, stay at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast. 

Breeze Hill Farm, Peconic

Breeze Hill farm orchard has 1,000 apple trees, including Ginger Gold, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious.  Call for the best times, and they will direct you to the best areas for picking.  They are open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays; U-pick is open Wednesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. they are located at 31215 County Rd 48, Peconic; (631) 876-5159

Harbes Family Orchard

The Harbes Family Farm offers agritainment.  That is entertainment on the farm.  The 15-acre Harbes Family Orchard in Riverhead is part of their 78-acre farm and is open for apple picking in September and October.  The farm offers over 20 varieties of apples: Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Gala, Zestar, Blondee, and Ultimate Gala.  Your taste buds will thank you.  No pets or outside food and drinks are allowed on the farm.  The u-pick orchard is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Their location is: 5698 Sound Ave.  Riverhead; (631) 298-0800

Hayden’s Peach Orchard, Wading River

Hayden’s has new owners but may keep the old name.  Apples and Peaches are what this Wading River farm is known for.  Some of the varieties they offer are Ambrosia, Cortland, Gala Golden, Jonagold, and Macoun.  The farm stand is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with u-pick provided only on weekends.  Their location is: 561 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River; (631) 929-1115

Lewin Farms, Calverton

Lewin farms is a family farm and one of the oldest farms, now in the hands of the fourth generation.  They were one of the first u-pick farms on LongIsland.  This new generation is continuing that long tradition.  They have a wide variety to offer with many u-pick fields.  You can cut your tree here at their farm at Christmas.  There is also a five-acre corn maze open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays starting in early September and continuing through late October.  No pets are allowed in the orchard.  Cash only, and you can use their ATM located on their premises.  Their location is: 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton; (631) 929-4327

Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue

“Wickham’s Fruit Farm is a historic, bicentennial farm, beautiful to behold against the sparkling waters of Peconic Bay.” from their website.  Wickham’s is not only one of the oldest but one of the largest farms on the North Fork, with approximately 300 acres, of which 200 are orchards.  Wickham’s fruit is grown on some of the oldest continually cultivated land in the country; much of the farm dates from 1661.

For the environmentally conscious, this farm has done its part in curbing development.  A substantial portion of the farm has had the development rights sold.  That cannot be developed and will be “forever agriculture.”

Wagon rides are also available on Saturdays during the apple-picking season, providing a fun way to get to the orchards and see the farm.  Other items, such as apple cider doughnuts, apple cider, pies, and preserves, are available at the farm stand.  No pets are allowed.  U-pick is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.  Their location is: 28700 Main Rd. Cutchogue; (631) 734-6441.

Windy Acres Farm, Calverton

This farm stand also sells fresh eggs, flowers, and doughnuts.  Open weekends 10 a.m to 4 p.m.  Their location is 3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton; (631) 727-4554

Woodside Orchard, Aquebogue, and Jamesport

Woodside Orchard, a hub of all things apples, has been family-owned and operated since 1982.  There are two locations: Both have U-pick groves and baked goods, and the Aquebogue location offers hard cider tasting.   Jamesport is open on weekends, and Aquebogue is for weekday picking.  No opening date has been announced yet, but it is typically in the second week of September.  Check their website for the latest info.  729 Main Road, Aquebogue; Their location is: 116 Manor Lane, Jamesport; (631) 722-5770







September 2, 2022 Wilfred Joseph


Take A Long Island North Fork Craft Brewery Tour!

It wasn't that long ago that Long Island could boast only one brewery. Now there are more than 50 on Long Island. The North Fork region is home to many of them. Come take a Long Island North Fork Brewery Tour and discover some of Long Island's best craft beers.

There are several great reasons to come explore Long Island's North Fork: wineries, golf courses, fishing, galleries, shopping, dining, you name it. However, one of the more popular pastimes is going on a North Fork craft brewery tour.
Many craft breweries are happy to show visitors around their operations and explain their processes. Even those craft breweries that don't offer tours will usually have a tasting room or even an onsite brewpub. This is an excellent way to sample a brewery's full line of beers. It's also where you'll find specialty and seasonal beers that may see only limited - or even no - distribution. What a treat!

September 1, 2022 Wilfred Joseph

Greenport Maritime Festival 2022

Three-Masted Ship
Three-Masted Ship Similar to the Amistad
Here we are. It is hard as it may be to believe that summer is almost over don't fret, though; that only means it's almost time for The Greenport Maritime Festival 2022. The 33rd annual return of this popular, Long Island North Fork event is scheduled for September 24th and 25th, 2022, in Greenport Village. The East End Maritime Festival is an annual tradition here on Long Island's North Fork. The weekend-long celebration of local maritime heritage is by the East End Seaport Museum. The highlight of the weekend is the Tall Ship Amistad that will be in the port.

August 4, 2022 Wilfred Joseph

Landcraft Gardens of Mattituck

Landcraft Gardes - Wisteria hanging from pergola
Wisteria hanging from the pergola

Landcraft Gardens of Mattituck

One of the lesser-known facts about the North Fork is that we have a certified bonafide botanical garden accessible to the public.  It is the Landcraft Gardens Foundation In Mattituck.  Located in the heart of Long Island wine country.  These gardens were the brainchild of two visionaries, Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith.  They purchased 17 acres of land in Mattituck and created a nonprofit organization, Landcraft Gardens of Mattituck.

Located in the heart of the North Fork’s wine region on Long Island’s East End, the Landcraft Gardens were established in 1992 by founders Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith.  They purchased 17 acres of land surrounding a circa 1840 farmhouse and donated the entire property to the Landcraft Garden Foundation, a nonprofit591(c)(3)corporation registered with the New York State.

Their vision was to create a garden with unusual and little-known plants while providing an environment for experimenting with exotic plant materials.  They wanted a uniquely American garden of exuberance and different styles of influence seamlessly blending to create a garden of diverse interests.  The garden would exemplify the synthesis of structure, color, distinctive plant material, and composition.

The property is located on a long strip of land.  It is nestled between the Long Island Sound, Mattituck Creek, and the Peconic Bay, which gives the site an unusually long growing season, perfect for the types of plants they want to cultivate.

The more extensive garden comprises several gardens, each with its distinctive border, some blending seamlessly with the natural landscape, some juxtaposing with unusual materials and plants. The garden has benches, low walls, and seats that encourage you to sit awhile while you become one with nature. There are winding walking paths that delight your eye.

 Ownership & Management of Landcraft Gardens of Mattituck

Dennis and Bill will retain a lifetime tenancy of the residence which will pass to the Foundation through their estate.

  • Duration: Approximately 2 Hours, from 10 am -3:30 pm
  • When: Friday & Sundays only, to October 29, 2022
  • Where: Landcraft Gardens (Map)
  • Tickets: $20.00, Student/Senior: $17.00, Children Admission: under 12 years $5.00, under 2 years free, Members: Free

“Delightful conversations over delicious homecooked breakfast and fresh-brewed coffee, tips on off-the-beaten-path restaurants and sights, and a warm and historic “Captain’s” lodging made this too-short seaside vacation an unforgettable one.”



August 4, 2022 Wilfred Joseph

The Oysterponds Historical Society Summer Benefit

Oysterpond Summer Benefit
People in and out of large tents enjoying the Festivities at the Oysterponds Summer Benefit

Orient is one of North Fork’s most exclusive and historical places. Settlers have been there since the 1640s.  The Oysterpond Historical Society (of which I am a Board member) holds this annual event.

From OHS’s website: “The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of Orient and East Marion communities that were still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers three centuries before. OHS founding members Mrs. Henry F.J. Knobloch, Mrs. Alma Knox, and Mr. George R. Latham were concerned about the gradual disappearance of Native American artifacts, documents, family records, tools, art, and other surviving evidence of the maritime, agricultural, cultural, and religious life of the early residents of this area.

Today, OHS maintains seven historically-significant buildings located in the heart of Orient, New York’s landmark historic district; cares for 8½ acres of grounds, including Poquatuck Park, a cherished community gathering spot; and actively manages a collection of over 60,000 items, including historical artifacts, documents, diaries, works of art, and archival objects dating from early Native American times all the way through the 20th century. Our archive, which is particularly strong in correspondence and diaries, is a rich and valuable resource regularly used by scholars, writers, genealogists, and students.”

Oysterpond Summer Event

Square Dancing under the tent featuring legendary caller Chart Guthrie and the Dance All Night Band.  Now, even if you’re not inclined to dance, the feel-good, toe-tapping music is a perfect backdrop for a festive celebration of summer!  There’ll be an exciting live auction of a handful of exceptional art pieces, but note that you must purchase a ticket and attend the event to participate.

Wine, beer, specialty cocktails; delicious food from Maple Tree Smokehouse BBQ; homemade sweet tea & lemonade; and bottled water.

Purchase your tickets NOW so that you don’t miss out.

Purchasing a non-member Summer Benefit ticket will automatically enroll you in a 1-year OHS membership!

  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • When: Saturday, August 6, 2022; 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Poquatuck Park, Orient, NY (Map)
  • Tickets: $150 per person (members); $175 per person (non-members)
“Wilfred and Veda were just so accommodating and friendly.  Veda’s breakfast was delish every morning”.