With all our lives pretty much on pause since March, I don’t think we all had trouble envisioning what the summer of 2020 would look like. I didn’t make a single family plan- no escapes, no camps for the kids, nothing. But as the weeks rolled by, and the August heat battered the city, I longed for some beach time with my family. Air travel during a pandemic is not high on my list, so I searched for something close to home. If you’ve been following my blog at all, you know that I am obsessed with the east end of Long Island, my forever happy place. We are usually out there for weeks at time during the summer months, so I decided to reach out to Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor.
With sixty-seven guest rooms, you can choose from lofted suites with harbor views, village rooms featuring intimate private gardens, and cozy dog-friendly accommodations, Baron’s Cove has something for every traveler seeking a getaway on the East End. Not having stayed in a hotel since February, I was somewhat skeptical with the idea of any travel during the pandemic. I was very comforted by Baron’s Cove’s safety protocols and precautions implemented to keep guests safe. All staff wore masks, poolside chairs were socially distanced, and their outdoor dining area and restaurant on the Long Island Sound was airy and refreshing.
When the kids were young, we could manage with one room. But now as the kids grow older, we can never travel without a second room. Fortunately, Baron’s Cove offers adjoining rooms ideal for larger parties. Jason and I had a king size bed, while the kids room had two full size beds. In previous stays at Baron’s Cove, we had one of their duplex suites, which is another great options for families.
The restaurant at Baron’s Cove offers outdoor dining, and all tables are spread out. Our cute table was situated in corner, so it felt as if we were in our own backyard. This season Baron’s Cove is home to new executive chef, Nicholas Vogel, and our dinner was one of the best meals we’ve ever had at Baron’s Cove. The menu offerings included surf and turf, grilled burgers, fresh fish, and my fav when out east – lobster rolls!
Breakfast was included in our stay, which was also enjoyed outdoors. We could have opted for in room dining, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to side outside, while a lovely morning breeze came in off the sound. And, all of their food is prepared with fresh and local sourced ingredients. Yum!
The beaches in The Hamptons are some of my most favorite ever. Baron’s Cove is located centrally, with access to Long Beach along the Long Island Sound, and Sagg Main Beach along the ocean. Naturally, we hit up both! Baron’s Cove offers their beach going guests complimentary chairs, towels and umbrellas, as well as complementary private shuttle service to the beach which is available by reservation. As an alternative to the shuttle, we took advantage of their daily beach parking passes, which is a huge perk as most beach parking lots typically charge as much as $40 a day! A late afternoon dip in the pool after a long day on the beach was on our agenda, each evening before dinner.
One of my favorite things to do during the summer is relax on the beach or poolside with a good book. I was happy to see Baron’s Cove is still partnering with Bedside Reading, who offers participating hotel guests with a fun tote filled with curated books available over the course of their stay!
Happenings This Fall
Ok this is major! This fall and winter, Baron’s Cove is offering all the space and fresh air you need, with the flexibility to come and go as you please with a new extended stay offer, A Key to the Hamptons. I mean, it’s basically like having a place in the Hamptons, and these months are some of my favorite out there. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, winery tours, and cutting down Christmas trees. Woo hoo! The rate for these six months are starting at 10k, and I’m looking at it at just $1600 a month! With homeschooling, work from home, this is truly a deal of a lifetime, I may just be taking them up on this offer!
Overall, the salty air and beach days were exactly what the family needed. It was so nice to escape New York City for a few days and feel like we were on vacation, all while safe and socially distanced! Baron’s Cove, we will definitely be back!