The North Fork Bed and Breakfast Association is having its Second Annual Holiday House Tour this weekend. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet hurry to their website NFBBA.ORG to purchase now!
This is usually a sold out event because of what it is. Imagine five elaborately decorated B&B each with a restaurant and winery assigned. This is a tour of bed and Breakfast decorated for the holidays together with a progressive wine and food tasting event. There will be five decorated Bed and Breakfast, five wineries paired with five restaurants.
The tour begins at 1 PM on Saturday the 4th December, 2010 and will go until 5 PM and costs $75 .00. Part of the proceeds will go to charity.
The way it will work is you’ll start at a B&B e.g. Arbor View House. There you’ll be met at the door and welcomed by one of the innkeepers. You’ll then be allowed to view the rooms and decorated house drink wine provided by the Old Field Winery and sample the food form the Love Lane Kitchen.
You’ll then leave and go to the next B&B and it all again.
TripAdvisor has awarded their “Certificate of Excellence 2010” to arbor View House
This post is to really thank our guests who are loyal and not to sing our own praises.
It is our mission to provide our guest with the best service we can offer to help them enjoy their experience here in the North fork Wine Country, so it was nice the we were recognized for our efforts by TripAdvisor. It’s always nice to receive praise for something that you love doing. It encourages you. It’s especially nice when the praise comes from our guests reviewing what we do with pride on the TripAdvisor website.
We are proud to announce that we had been awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” for 2010 from TripAdvisor the world’s largest travel review site.
TripAdvisor is a free travel guide and research website that offers reviews and information. We have been a leader on TripAdvisor here on the North Fork and Long Island since its inception.
Arbor View has been winning awards since the beginning. We’ve won other awards for our breakfasts and our Aromatherapy bath.
We want to thank our guests for their efforts in us getting this award. We are proud of this award, offered by our guests in partnership with TripAdvisor. We will continue to work to creating excellence and making great memories for you and making your stay out here on Long Island bucolic North Fork Wine Country.
Don’t miss the last weekend of the 2010 Winterfest Jazz on the Vine. Enjoy a Long Island Romantic Getawayand throw in a little jazz for good flavor. Some of the best Steinway concerts will be happening the on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21 and we do not want you to miss out! Here are some of the highlights:
EEAC Masters Quintet will be performing at Castello di Borghese Vineyards on Saturday, March 20 at 3 P.M. Teddy Charles is an American jazz pianist, drummer and vibraphone musician and has worked with some of the best including Miles Davis and Aretha Franklin. This is sure to get your feet tapping!
Trevor Davison Swing Jazz Quartet will be at Raphael, Saturday, March 20 at 4 P.M. This lively quartet has a variety of music from big bank swing, jazz, and classical to 50’s do-wop and mo-town. A regular on the North Fork of Long Island, it will be hard to sit in your seat.
Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage Trio will be performing on Sunday, March 21 at 3 P.M. Matt is knows as a powerhouse bass-player and has been considered one of the best in the world. Combine this with Brazilian music and it is sure to be a winner.
Here is the complete schedule: SATURDAY, MARCH 20th
1 pm: Martha Clara Vineyards (Riverhead) – Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet 1 pm: The Old Field Vineyards (Southold) – Mark Gatz Duo 1 pm: Peconic Bay Winery (Cutchogue) – Mambo Loco 2 pm: Pindar Vineyards (Peconic) – Napolean Revels-Bey Quartet 2 pm: Vineyard 48 (Cutchogue) – Jarrett Cherner Trio 3 pm: Castello di Borghese Vineyards (Cutchogue) – Steinway Series: EEAC Masters Quintet 3 pm: Clovis Point (Jamesport) – Ahmad Ali Duo 4 pm: Raphael (Peconic) – Steinway Series: Trevor Davison Swing Jazz Quartet
and SUNDAY MARCH 21 st 12 Noon: Holiday Inn Express (Riverhead) – Isaac Jaffe Quintet 1 pm: Palmer Vineyards (Riverhead) – James Carney Quartet 1 pm: Corey Creek Vineyards (Southold) – Henning Stumm Trio 2 pm: NEW LOCATION: DILIBERTO WINERY (Jamesport) – Dennis Raffelock Duo 2 pm: Jamesport Vineyard (Jamesport) – Dave Allen Trio 2 pm: Martha Clara Vineyards (Riverhead) – Mundo Clave 3 pm: Sparkling Pointe (Southold) – Steinway Series: Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage Trio 3 pm: Osprey’s Dominion (Peconic) – Mambo Loco
BLOG OR DIE!!!
“To Blog or not to Blog that is the question. Whether it is better to get lost and left behind as a Luddite and suffer the thought that you are growing old and losing touch with your youth, or to go to the computer and write and share and join forces with the youthful masses. And, by opposing do nothing. Therefore to turn old, to be disconnected, to be left back in the 20th century, to be dead.”
I like life so therefore I blog.
As you can see I am attempting to paraphrase Shakespeare (and trying to be funny too) to explain the quandary that I have been experiencing these last few months since I recognized that I was going to write a blog. And as I am no Shakespeare, I will not bore you anymore prose like that and proceed with my blog. FOUR REASONS TO BLOG
Blogging is all the rage now for businesses. Business people now get to share their experiences with those who are interested and willing to read. As I understand it, there are three main reasons to blog.
To Brag about your products, services and events (Veda’s delicious date nut bread)
To share your personal stories and experiences (The joys of maintaining a 200 year old house)
To drive people to your website and grow your business ( I like this one)
Search engines love it because the content is fresh and easier to update than a website
WHAT TO EXPECT
Therefore I am excited to announce to our fans that we will be sharing things about the B&B, The North Fork, the wineries, my thoughts with you our fans, clients and others. I am very excited, as in very new project I must temper my enthusiasm with common-sense and not overwhelm you. I have a lot that I want to share with you.
OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast is celebrating our 10th year in business. We started our B&B in Late August 1999. We really thought that we knew what we were doing. In that time we have seen so many things change, new additions and upgrades to the B&B, 9/11, two wars, two new grandchildren, a black president, additional B&Bs in the area and many new wineries among other things. One thing that has remained constant is our love of what we do being Innkeepers. Veda and I love what we do and love our guests.
We get a tremendous amount of pleasure from providing service and seeing the pleasure they derive from it. We would not be able to do it all without guests, supporters, friends, relatives and suppliers. This has been a blast and we are looking for to having fun on the roller coaster for a while.
We started out by saying that we would get the best guests, and we have and that we would do two things exceptionally well, BED and BREAKFAST, and we’ve managed to do just that. WINE COUNTRY
To remind you and me, we live in a beautiful piece of Nature’s handiwork called Long Island’s East End. Specifically, here on the North Fork as opposed to the Hamptons, we experience the bucolic nature of the area. Here we have wineries, vineyards, farms, pristine beaches, hiking trails, preserves, ponds, fishing and best of all “the light”. The Light is often described by painters that source of light that makes things luminous. In addition the weather that is so much different and milder than in New York City. Come visit us sometime soon.