7 great North Fork and Shelter Island B&Bs for a winter stay

One of the rooms at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast is one of our favorites on the North Fork. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Whether you prefer a laid-back, rustic vibe or want to indulge in a refined, romantic weekend, spending a winter’s weekend on the North Fork is one of the best ways to experience the characteristic charm of Long Island’s wine region.

This list highlights the most reasonable NoFo and Shelter Island bed and breakfast winter 2016 specials.

Cozy, All-American Comfort

The Driscoll Room at Fig & Olve B&B. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

The Driscoll Room at Fig & Olive B&B. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Experience the true comforts and countryside of the North Fork after waking up to a cup of piping hot, freshly brewed coffee, the Sunday paper, homemade breads, and music in Fig & Olive Bed and Breakfast’s welcoming dining room. This delightful inn offers a winter special rate of $175/night with no minimum nightly stay until February. Their Valentine weekend special is $199/night with a two-night minimum. There is also a one-night stay available for $285.

580 Skunk Lane, Cutchogue, (631) 765-8895

An Artist’s Haven

Seven on Shelter

Beth Swanstrom at her new B&B, Seven on Shelter. (Credit: Beverlea Walz, file photo)

SEVEN on Shelter is a top-rated, environmentally friendly bed and breakfast just a few steps away from Crescent Beach. To achieve some well-deserved downtime, SEVEN offers a mid-week special where if guests call and request a two-night stay, the boutique B&B will offer them a complimentary third night.

Be sure to greet their resident Weimaraner pup, Evie, who loves children and adores company. Lavish in a luxurious boutique B&B with nightly rates of $225.

7 Stearns Point Road, Shelter Island, (347) 326-3259

Pampered Escape

The dining room at Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

The dining room at Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

At Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa, you can settle into the weekend with chocolate, an aromatherapy couples massage and wine within their on-premises spa, the only full-service spa and B&B on the North Fork. With five unique rooms and suites, you will become enrobed with splendor as each is decorated from corner to corner in heartfelt details.

To top off the experience, the B&B will infuse a touch of romance into their brunch-breakfast and afternoon tea with the addition of raspberries, champagne and more surprises. Rates start at $289 per night.

8985 Main Road, East Marion, (631) 477-9400

Entwined in Vineyard Vines

One of the rooms at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

One of the rooms at Sannino Vineyard Bed & Breakfast. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

In the heart of North Fork’s wine country in Cutchogue is Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast. You may wish to stay in their exclusive Tuscan Suite or Tuscan Villa, both of which have all of the amenities for a romantic getaway. Included in your stay is a full, chef’s choice, hot breakfast. Special requests can be made in advance.

Also enclosed within your experience is a complimentary wine tasting and cheese platter at their winery, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, located in Peconic, as well as a discount card to local wineries, shops and restaurants. Call for rates.

7490 Alvahs Lane, Cutchogue, (631) 734-8282

Charming, Old World Luxury

Credit: The Chequit, courtesy

Credit: The Chequit, courtesy

Go back to the turn of the 20th century and the golden age of overnighting on Shelter Island with The Chequit. Escape for Valentine’s Day weekend with rates for a standard king room starting at $195 per night.

Their spacious guestrooms feature luxury bedding, restored hardwood floors and a private en-suite bathroom. Combine your experience with dinner at the chic new rustic American restaurant, Red Maple, which offers a two-for-one entrée special every Thursday and half-priced bottles of wine Sundays through June 30.

There are special additions to the menu for Valentine’s Day, including striped bass with wild mushrooms and leeks. The next morning, be pampered with their daily rotating breakfast menu, which includes freshly baked pastries, house-made granola, rustic hot savory dishes and a yogurt parfait bar.

Care for breakfast in bed? Enjoy a hot drink, freshly baked treats and your yogurt du jour delivered just for you.

23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island, (631) 749-0018

Romance on the Sound

The 'Rose Room' at Shorecrest Bed and breakfast. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

The ‘Rose Room’ at Shorecrest Bed and breakfast. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Nestled between the Long Island Sound and Hashamomack Pond in Southold is Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast. With rates starting at $235 per night, cozy up with spectacular water views sprinkled with a mix of comfort and Old World charm.

Book two nights through April 15 and pay only $99 for the second night, or book three nights for the price of two. Add a ‘Wine Surprise’ welcome, which includes Champagne (in room), a picnic with a bottle of local North Fork sparkling wine, a selection of cheese, fruit, crackers and chocolates arranged with crystal stemware, or a 90-minute massage by clicking the Enhance your Experience tab on the website.

54300 County Route 48, Southold, (631) 765-1570

Tranquil Simplicity

One of the rooms at The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

One of the rooms at The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

The Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast was recently refurbished as three elegantly appointed rooms with antique furniture. Take a deep breath and relax with your loved one this Valentine’s Day weekend. Upon check in, you’ll receive a very special box of Valentine’s chocolates from North Fork Chocolate Company (valid with a two-night minimum stay from Feb. 21.)

Mention the special offer at the time of reservation. Their most romantic suite is Suite 1, which features a queen four-poster bed, fireplace, and private bathroom with a heated floor.

1855 Depot Lane, Cutchogue, (631) 734-8539

Vanessa Gordon is a Hamptons-based writer, tutor and fitness instructor. She received her Master of Arts degree in Education from New York University. She loves paddle boarding, antiquarian cookbooks and tea rooms. Find Vanessa on social media @EastEndTaste.