A stay at the 1880 Seafield House Bed & Breakfast in the picturesque town of Westhampton Beach on Long Island is like a visit to a dear friend. "Everyone is treated in a special way," says innkeeper Elsie Coolins. "I want each guest to feel at home." In surroundings as inviting as this, it would be difficult not to.
Inside the rambling house, heirlooms and treasured antiques blend with colorful patchwork quilts and bouquets. From the book-filled library, where guests may take afternoon tea, to the cozy dining room, there's no doubt that this is a personal setting designed to delight.
Three generous-sized suites welcome visitors year-round. Each features little extras - embroidered pillowcases, Godiva chocolates, sumptuous towels - that have brought the Inn a long list of faithful fans. Charming in the cold seasons when the fireplace and potbelly stove blaze, the 1880 House is equally alluring in warm weather, with both a swimming pool and a tennis court.
When it's time to end your visit, Elsie will send you off with a homemade goodie as sweet as 1880 House itself.