It Feels Like Home

A Butler’s Manor is known as “The Hamptons B&B.”

When thinking about a unique experience for your upcoming vacation, there’s no better place to stay than at a bed and breakfast. These small inns open their doors to you like you are family coming to stay a few nights with your relatives. In contrast to hotels, B&Bs are often more personal since staff are accommodating only a few families.

Here are just a few of the many places in New York that provide these experiences.

A Butler’s Manor

244 N Main St., Southampton, NY

Coined as “The Hamptons B&B,” this house is at the center of one of the most popular towns on Long Island. A Butler’s Manor has five rooms to choose from, including new king-sized rooms, and a pool to relax by. While the inn itself is a cozy place to stay put, the staff will help recommend things to do in the area, including going down to the beautiful beaches on the south shore. Luckily, the home is in walking distance of many attractions throughout the Hamptons.

Caldwell House

25 Orrs Mills Rd., Salisbury Mills, NY

Located in the heart of Orange County, Caldwell House sits in the middle of a forest right next door to Beaverdam Lake and the Hudson River. The home provides rooms that are unique from one another while providing luxurious amenities from large beds and kimono robes to flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served in the house’s historic dining room, with each gourmet breakfast coming from ingredients of local farms. There is also a chapel on the grounds that could serve as host for weddings.

Union Gables Inn

55 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY

Residing in upstate New York, this Queen Anne Victorian mansion is a historical landmark of the Saratoga area since 1901. Services at the Union Gables Inn include not only a complimentary breakfast, but also a wine hour and a selection of baked goods. For outdoor experiences, there is a garden that you can walk around in and a heated pool available during the summer. Complimentary bicycles are provided for those who want to ride around town. The home also welcomes pets for some rooms in the house.

The Inn At Erlowest

3178 Lake Shore Dr., Lake George, NY

This castle-like mansion sits right on the coast of Lake George, one of the biggest lakes in the Adirondacks. The Inn at Erlowest invites travelers to escape the world and travel back in time to the late 19th century, living in rooms that are similar to those on Millionaire’s Row in that era. The mansion has plenty of places to relax by a fireplace and even spend time in one of their Jacuzzi tubs. In addition to the breakfast served to its guests, there is a restaurant inside the lodge that is also open to the public, serving lunch and dinner.

Red Coach Inn

2 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY

The Red Coach Inn sits only 500 yards away from one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The B&B has 37 suites to choose from, each with their own name & look. Complimentary breakfast is provided in the morning with traditional and unique selections, including their crab omelette and crème brûlée French toast. You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner right on the patio while you look out onto the Niagara Falls right nearby.

Christopher Birsner
In addition to being the editor of the Massapequa Observer and Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald, Chris Birsner is the sports editor for Long Island Weekly and often contributes gaming articles to the arts and entertainment publication.

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