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One of the secret joys of living in a summer resort year-round is, in a word, winter. On the North Fork, that’s when you can tour the wineries at leisure; enjoy the stretch limo-free-roads; dine at the area’s best restaurants, no need to book ahead; walk the beaches in solitude; ice skate in Greenport’s Mitchell Park; or just take in the moody atmosphere of the seaside. And in off-season, hotel prices drop when the mercury does. Here are our top picks for cold weather getaway spots:
American Beech. Housed in a converted nineteenth century carriage house, this tiny inn in the thick of Greenport, on Stirling Square, has five ultra-modern suites, all located up a flight of stairs. Vibe-wise, think minimalist interiors, posh creature comforts (Frette bed linens, C.O. Bigelow amenities, your own private bicycle). The ground-floor restaurant serves casual impeccably-prepared farm-to-table classics and in winter, there’s often a crackling fire.
300 Main St., Greenport.