Last week, Ryder and Siella were on spring break, so we decided to escape the city for a few days, by heading to the Hamptons. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that the East End is my happy place. Our family loves spending time out there, and it truly is the perfect escape for all of us. Normally, we rent a house when going out, but since the trip was only for a few nights, we opted for a hotel, and it was the perfect opportunity to check out the Southampton Inn.
It’s funny, because in all the years we’ve been there, I never even realized this sweet little inn existed. Located in the heart of the Village of the Southampton and walking distance from Maine Street, the Southampton Inn is the largest Inn in the community, offering 90 charming guest rooms. Over the next month, their outdoor heated pool will open and guests can enjoy the outdoor amenities including tennis, lawn games and beach cruisers. Bikes are also available for the kids, as management can make arrangements with a local bike shop. We would have totally taken advantage of a cool bike ride, but the weather was way too chilly.
Over Mother’s Day weekend, their newly renovated Clyde’s restaurant will be re-open. Clyde’s classic and healthy take on a Tavern Menu will include small pub plates in the afternoon, and a full dinner menu from locally sourced options with plenty of selections for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diners, all within a family friendly environment. We were bummed that we couldn’t enjoy the restaurant or pool, but thats ok because it gives us an excuse to go back during the warmer months to check it out.
One of our favorite parks, Agwam Park is only three blocks from the Southampton Inn, so after some complimentary coffee and fruit at the Inn in the morning, we would walk over to the playground so the kids can run and play. Between the gorgeous view and super fun playground, we spent hours each day there. And we were only 1 mile away from Cooper’s Beach, which is another summer stomping ground, so we took a pre summer stroll on the beach that afternoon.
For our first evening out there, we walked into town for a quick meal at Paul’s Italian Restaurant. Afterwards we strolled past all the boutiques along the way, including an ice cream shop, before making our way back to the hotel, where we enjoyed sometime in their newly renovated lobby, sitting next to the fireplace, while the kids played (or tried to play) chess.
Our standard size room had two queen beds, which suited our needs perfectly for our short stay. On the next trip, we would book adjoining rooms to give us some more room to spread out.
The grounds surrounding the Southampton Inn were pretty, and the kids couldn’t get enough of running all around the property.
Below are some photos of Clyde’s outdoor patio.
Complimentary bike rentals.
And, my favorite vineyard, Channing Daughters, is less than 20 minutes away.
Psyched to have discovered some new digs for our eastbound getaways, and until we find our dream home out there, the Southampton Inn, can be the perfect alternative!
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OK 🙂 I know I say it every time but my husband works in Manhattan and we don’t live there. I love Austin. You are making me question my love of Austin and get more and more curious about the city 🙂