On the North Fork of Long Island, Shinn Estate Farmhouse Inn is tucked away on a peaceful vineyard. Rooms are in the estate's historic 1880s homestead, and guests get to experience life on the vineyard—and taste the final product in the winery's tasting rooms. There is also a lovely front porch and gazebo for kicking back with a glass of wine. A cozy wood-burning stove in the reception area is an ideal spot on a chilly day. Breakfast here is a slow and civilized affair, starting with hot coffee and finishing with a full farmhouse hot breakfast from chef David Page, made from farm-fresh ingredients. This is the pastoral North Fork at its best, designed for lazy afternoons, sleeping in, and one too many glasses of wine.
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Located on the North Fork of Long Island in the town of Mattituck, Shinn Estate Farmhouse and Vineyards is about a two-hour drive from New York City. The winery's tasting room is a few steps from the Farmhouse Inn, and tastings of the vineyard's sustainably produced wines (including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon) are complimentary. Oregon Road extends for five miles through farm and vineyard land, offering a peaceful place for walks or biking. It is a central location for exploring the North Fork; the Hamptons on the South Fork of Long Island are about an hour away by car.
Need to Know
Rooms: From $249 (from $159 in off-season). 4 rooms, no suites. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options: There is no full restaurant, but breakfast is served each morning, starting with yogurt, granola, and fruit, and followed by a full farmhouse hot breakfast. Spa and gym details: No spa or gym on-site, but lots of space for bike rides.
Who's it for: Wine lovers seeking a peaceful escape. Our favorite rooms:The Porchside Room has a four-poster bed, big windows, and an en suite bathroom. Plan ahead:Take a close look at the description of each room—not all have en suite bathrooms.