East Hampton’s Main Street is lined with classical homes and historic buildings, adorned with manicured landscaping and understated beauty. Baker House 1650, the deluxe and exclusive bed & breakfast, might be the subtlest and prettiest of them all. As the hospitable staff welcomes you to your new home, you realize that yes, you’ve made it away from the city, and this is where you want to be.
The house’s entrance is obscured by tall, trim green hedges, but inside lays a preserved elegance. Striking green-and-ivory checkered tiling around the fireplace. The 17th-century Cotswold-inspired architecture runs from the historic and triangular formation of the outside, to the wood beams running across sizable guest rooms — with deceptively comfortable vintage furniture. The backyard, rife with lush trees and vibrant flowers, is a dream wedding locale.
For those who want the calm, posh Hamptons experience, East Hampton is the pick. High-end boutiques adorn Main Street just south of the main drag of Newtown Lane. Refined dining options extend north of Newtown, giving plenty of ways to splurge by looking at a bevy of menus paired with lengthy, enticing wine lists.
Luxury doesn’t just exist on the clothing rack or on the dinner plate — or outside the property. Downstairs lies The Baker Spa, flanked with two tubs, a pool, steam showers, and massage beds ready for you to hop on. The first-rate masseuses at the spa can deliver comfort with a Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, and shiatsu treatments. There’s never a bad time to Zen out for an hour.
For beaches, nature, wineries, and that air of class that only the Hamptons can deliver, making the Baker House your temporary home is a no-brainer.