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The Media & Press Kit 2011 “a place where the shore, seaMill & skyHouse meet in a Inn remarkable stretch of landscape that is impossible to forget"

The Mill House Inn 31 North Main Street , E a s t H a m p t o n N Y 1 1 9 3 7

Information Document 2010

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631.324.9766

Fine Lodgings Circa 1995

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Good morning, I just want to take a minute to say thank you for the wonderful stay we had this week. Everything was simply perfect and could not ask for a better stay. We would like to especially thank you for the upgrade to the Hemingway Suite, that was a nice surprise and honestly it was one of if not the most pleasurable lodging experience we have ever had. The breakfast certainly lived up to its reputation, outstanding. Again, thank you and all your staff and we look forward to seeing you in the future. May 2010

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The Media & Press Kit 2011 “a place where the shore, seaMill & skyHouse meet in a Inn remarkable stretch of landscape that is impossible to forget"

The Mill House Inn 31 North Main Street , E a s t H a m p t o n N Y 1 1 9 3 7

Media & Press Kit 2011

631.324.9766

Fine Lodgings Circa 1995

A gracious Bed & Breakfast Inn in the heart of historic East Hampton Village with beautifully appointed rooms, spectacular suites & the best breakfast in the Hamptons, The Mill House Inn has been named one of the “Top 50 Small Hotels in America” in the Zagat US Hotel Survey, “Top 10 Inns in the Hamptons” by New York Magazine, “Inn of the Month” by Travel & Leisure Magazine and “10 Most Romantic Inns” by American Historic Inns. We are #1 in East Hampton in Trip Advisor and one of the first inns to be invited to join BedandBreakfast.com’s exclusive Diamond Collection. Situated in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful ocean villages, we are just steps from world-class shops, galleries, restaurants & theatres, within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean beaches & a short drive to the area’s myriad attractions including fishing, boating, hiking, biking & wine tasting. At the Mill House Inn we take pride in creating treasured memories. Let us help you plan your day’s adventure – whether it includes a massage in your luxurious suite or the best beach for your dog to run free, a very special winery tour or a family outing at the Children’s Museum, horseback riding on the beach at sunset or just curling up with a good book in front of your fireplace. The front porch is a wonderful place to sit and gaze at the Old Hook Mill across the street as the world goes by. Relax in comfortable Adirondack chairs on our bluestone patio under the sprawling maple tree in the Inn’s lush gardens. Room amenities include gas fireplaces, marble showers, organic spa products, Natura filtered water, lush robes, extra thick towels, fine linens, down pillows & quilts and lofty featherbeds, flat panel TVs with premium cable & DVD, wi-fi, telephones and airconditioning. The spacious dog & child-friendly suites feature king size beds, dining areas with wet bar, refrigerator & ice-maker; living areas with gas log fireplaces, leather sofa beds & armchairs, Polk ceiling speakers & IPod docks; private decks and oversized bathrooms with double marble showers, 6' Serenity Air Baths & pedestal sinks. Our Graybarn Cottage features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three gas fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, a 40’ heated gunite pool, 8 person hot tub, gas barbeque, extensive decking and more – all in a private estate setting in the heart of the village. Our guests call chef-owner Gary’s menu “The Breakfast” and there are over 20 reasons why! How can you choose between a lobster frittata, house-cured salmon scramble, chorizos & eggs, savory corn pancakes or Sylvia’s eggnog brioche French toast? If you just can’t choose, we invite you to design your own breakfast from the fine fresh ingredients at hand. Enjoy cookies-around-the-clock, “French Press Coffee” from the Hampton Coffee Company & Tazo tea, hot cider, iced tea or key limeade and our old fashioned hospitality in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Our Graybarn Cottage is ideal for small high-end corporate meetings, weddings, reunions and retreats. The Mill House Inn offers personalized professional services to cover every detail, in-house catering and, of course, help securing reservations in worldclass restaurants within walking distance. Our Concierge will arrange activities for your group including winery tours and tastings, horseback riding on the beach, sunset sailing, golf, a clam bake on the beach and more. Be creative – we will be responsive! Whatever your reason for visiting the Hamptons, we guarantee to make you feel welcome every time you come home to the Mill House Inn! www.millhouseinn.com

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gary

sylvia

sylvia & corry

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Amenities: Attentive concierge service, cookies-around-theclock, fine linens & down, organic spa products, beach bags,

beach towels & beach parking permits, computer access and

complimentary wireless high speed Internet service and so much more.

Activities: Where to begin? Apple picking, Bowling, Ca-

noeing, Dog walking, Eating out, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Ice skating, Just relaxing, Kayaking, Lollygagging, Movies,

Nature walks, Ogling sun bathers, Picnicking, enjoying some

Quiet time, Running on the beach, Surfing, Tennis, reading

a good book Under a tree, Virtually anything, Wine tasting… You get the idea! The Mill House Inn Fact Sheet 2011 Fine Lodging “circa 1790”

Overview: The Mill House Inn is located at 31 North Main

Accolades: The Mill House Inn has been voted one of the

“Top 50 Small Hotels in America” in the Zagat US Hotel Survey with 28 out of 30 points for Dining, 27 for Service, 25 for Rooms and 22 for Facility. The inn has been named

Street on a beautifully landscaped private acre, just steps

“Top 10 Inns in the Hamptons” by New York Magazine,

for its spectacular beaches, fine shopping, art galleries and

Most Romantic Inns” by American Historic Inns, and “Best

from the center of historic East Hampton Village, renowned “Inn of the Month” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, “10 world-class restaurants. The inn, built in 1790, is owned and

Hotel,” “Best Inn” and “Best Bed & Breakfast” by the

in 1999, have continuously striven to improve their guests’

Trip Advisor and one of the first inns to be invited to join

operated by Sylvia & Gary Muller who, since purchasing it

readers of Dan’s Papers. We are #1 in East Hampton on

experience through personal service, extensive renovations

BedandBreakfast.com’s exclusive Diamond Collection.

and quality amenities.

Sylvia & Gary Muller, Proprietors

Lodging: With 6 spacious dog & child-friendly suites and 4

Cygnus Enterprises DBA/The Mill House Inn

finest accommodations in the Hamptons. Introduced in

Tel: (631) 324-9766 Fax: (631) 324-9793

bedroom luxury house rental offering the hospitality of an

Web Site: www.millhouseinn.com

beautifully appointed rooms; The Mill House Inn offers the 2009, The Graybarn Cottage at 51 Buell Lane, is a four-

31 North Main Street, East Hampton NY 11937 Email: innkeeper@millhouseinn.com

exceptional boutique hotel with the privacy and seclusion of an estate style residence. Dining: Chef-owner Gary Muller has created a breakfast experience our guests call “the Best Ever.” Our breakfast

menu has over 20 entrees to choose from including a housecured salmon scramble, lobster frittata, chorizos & eggs, savory corn pancakes and Sylvia’s eggnog brioche French

toast – or guests can design their own breakfasts from the

ingredients at hand. For dinner the area offers a restaurant scene rivaling those of major “food” cities and some of the finest East End eateries are within walking distance of The Mill House Inn.

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Accommodations At The Mill House Inn we provide our guests with the finest accommodations available. To that end we have continuously renovated our facilities, creating an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. We are certain there’s nothing else like it in the Hamptons or anyplace else for that matter!

The Mill House Inn Six spacious dog & child-friendly suites and four beautifully appointed rooms situated in two buildings on over an acre of landscaped property in the heart of East Hampton Village. Rooms from $275—$795, Suites from $425—$1,275 depending on Season 

High Quality “Eclectic” Furniture & Furnishings

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King or Queen Size Beds

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Fine Linens & Featherbeds

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Down Pillows & Quilts

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Thick Cotton Towels

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Luxurious Bathrobes

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Organic Soaps, Lotions, Bath Salts & Essential Oils

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6’ Serenity Air Baths for two

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Marble Steam Showers

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Private Decks with Teak Furniture

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Fully Equipped Wet Bars

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Refrigerators & Ice Makers

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Coffee, Tea & Snacks

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Microwave Ovens

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Flat Screen TVs

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DVD Players & Lending Library

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Polk & Sony Audio Systems

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iPod Docks

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Premium Cable TV Package

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High Speed Wireless Internet Access

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Oversize Gas Fireplaces

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Personal Climate Control

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Dog & Child Friendly Suites www.millhouseinn.com

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The Graybarn Cottage For over 10 years The Mill House Inn has defined luxury accommodations in the Hamptons. Now we have introduced a very special rental home designed exclusively with our clients' comfort in mind. Hidden behind tall hedges and located in the center of East Hampton Village, a short walk to Main Beach, The Palm, Guild Hall and Polo Ralph Lauren, The Graybarn Cottage offers the hospitality of an exceptional boutique hotel with the privacy and seclusion of an estate style residence. Accommodates up to 8 adults, 12 people maximum including children For a long weekend, a week or the entire season... Rates from $1,999 to $5,999 per night depending on season, length of stay, number of guests…

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Dog & Child Friendly

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3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Main House with Great Room, Loft & Stocked Gourmet Kitchen

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1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Guest House with Family Room & Covered Porch

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2 Master Suites with Soaking Tubs & Steam Showers

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2 Wet Bars

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3 Gas Fireplaces

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7 Flat Screen TVs with DVD & Premium Cable

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Extensive Library & Loft Office

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High Speed Wireless Internet

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Stereo

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Custom Mahogany Game Table

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Private Gardens & Mahogany Decks

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Kingsley Bate Teak Furniture

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40' Chlorine-Free Gunite Pool with Fountain Jets and Electric Cover

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7’ Chlorine-Free Hot Tub

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Gas BBQ

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Daily Housekeeping & Laundry Services

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Luxury Hotel Concierge Services

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Shopping, Catering and Additional Services Available

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Walk to Beach, Shops, Theatres, Galleries & Restaurants

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Beach Parking Permits

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Ideal for Executive Retreats, Small Weddings, Family Reunions & Girlfriend Getaways

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“the breakfast” @ the mill house inn A word of caution: most menu items tend to be of dangerously large proportions…. ….upon request the kitchen may be coaxed to produce a breakfast of a more modest size!

please enjoy your breakfast … gary & bruce beginnings hampton coffee ~ bencheley & tazo teas ~ fresh-squeezed orange & grapefruit juice, v-8, apple, pineapple, & cranberry warm toasted seven grain bread, brioche or english muffin, butter & assorted jams

fresh fruit “champagne, honey & fresh mint syrup” stoney field farm organic yogurt ~ grandy oates granola ~ cheerios

our not so traditional omelets shrimp, tasso & andouille etouffee... red & green peppers, celery, sweet onions, plum tomato & jack cheese american mushroom council... shiitake, portobello, cremini, oyster, porcini, shallots, leeks & iowa maytag blue cheese vermont cabot creamery... aged cheddar, neuske’s apple-wood smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes & sweet vidalia onions white on green... egg whites, fine herbs, spinach, broccoli, asparagus & mushrooms “try it with fresh mozz or goat cheese”

flat omelets… frittatas lobster frittata... whole egg frittata, asparagus, five onion marmalade, roasted red peppers on a bed of crisp yukon gold potatoes and chopped bacon, topped with a full 1/2 lobster and crème fraiche

three cheese frittata... fresh mozzarella, reggiano & fontina, basil pesto, spinach & fire roasted peppers apple wood smoked bacon, canadian bacon & pork sausage frittata… cheddar & jack cheeses, tomato & vidalia onions basil pesto, veggies & egg whites frittata... spinach, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes & peppers

our scrambled eggs scrambled eggs gratin... five onions , gruyere & vermont goat cheese “like onion soup gratin for breakfast” “my sloppy joe scramble”… VS&C pepperoni, ground beef, tomatoes, onions, crisp potatoes & goat cheese green eggs & ham... spinach, fresh herbs, canadian bacon & brie scrambled & salmon... house-cured salmon, vidalia onions, asparagus, & goat cheese

some more eggs macaroni & cheese… penne rigate, cheddar, jack & goat cheese, tasso, vidalia onions & oven roasted tomato chicken sausage & wild mushroom hash… vermont goat cheese, fresh thyme, crisp yukon gold potatoes & vidalia onions uncle shorty’s breakfast… yukon gold potatoes, roasted peppers, balsamic onions, pork sausage & fresh mozzarella chorizo & eggs… spanish sausage, vidalia onion, ancho, chipolte & pasillo peppers, fried eggs, crisp tortilla & sonoma dry jack vegetable hash... spinach, broccoli, asparagus, roasted peppers, mushrooms, plum tomatoes, yukon gold potatoes & vidalia onions “please add eggs any style & your choice of cheese”

poached eggs & brioche... canadian bacon, spinach, cabot cheddar sauce & toasted brioche spring ‘sparagus special… poached egg, crisp prosciutto, grilled asparagus, chive crème fraiche & champagne burnt orange reduction “A Gourmet is a connosseur of extraordinarily discriminating taste... a Gourmand is a hearty eater who delghts in good food and drink and occasionally stuffs himself a Gastronome is an expert in the art or science of dining and wining... a Glutton is a slob who never knows when enough is enough! ” William Saffire

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“Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever” Aristophanes

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just a little eggs irish oatmeal…

sun dried cherries, peaches, blueberries & strawberries

american oatmeal… maple sausage, sautéed apples & cabot cheddar sylvia’s egg nog brioche french toast…

peach cream anglaise

blueberry, banana or chocolate... buttermilk pancakes & vermont maple syrup savory corn pancakes...

ham, onions, fresh corn & a little cheddar “try a couple of fried eggs on top!”

blue plate special… buttermilk pancakes or

french toast, bacon & sausage & eggs any style

our sandwiches “wes’ sandwich…” crisp neuske bacon, fried egg, melted cabot cheddar & toasted english muffin cheeseburger in paradise...

fried egg, smoked vermont cheddar, roasted tomato & grilled onion Thanks Jimmy

b b & t… canadian & hickory smoked bacon, maytag blue, plum tomato, scrambled egg & thomas's english muffin if you prefer something different, maybe … eggs any style or design your own omelet… be creative!! vermont cabot cheddar

sonoma aged jack

neuske’s applewood smoked bacon

canadian bacon

eli’s 7 grain loaf

vermont goat cheese

swiss gruyere

d’artagnan pork sausage

cajun tasso

brioche toast

d’artagnan maple pork sausage

house-cured salmon

thomas’s english muffin

bruce aidel chicken sausage

spanish chorizo

whole wheat wraps

fresh herbs

sweet vidalia onions

plum tomatoes

yukon gold potatoes

wild mushrooms

fire roasted peppers

fresh mozzarella

fontina

iowa maytag blue

parmigiano reggiano

parsley-basil pesto five onion marmalade

broccoli

brie

spinach

asparagus

the mill house inn menu is a “corry he’s a black dog” production “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world. It is the one material thing in the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection and which offers a greater range of enjoyment than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing, which may be purchased” Ernest Hemingway

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I don’t like gourmet cooking or “this cooking”

Too few people understand a really

Neuske’s

James Beard

Vermont Smoke & Cure

“thoughts on cooking” As cooks we accept the responsibility to nourish the body, mind and soul. Whether preparing family dinner for the holidays, cocktail parties for friends, a clam bake on the beach or a bbq by the pool, food is the delight that draws us all together. We must purvey the best product, prepare and cook to thrill the senses! Appearance, aroma, taste and texture are of paramount importance. The table setting, décor, music & flowers must enchant our dinner companions. Food so simple & perfect it reaches for the stars, or the renaissance of a very special “culinary moment” so long forgotten! All in all we cook to amuse, we cook for the smiles!! ge muller www.millhouseinn.com

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“coffee, tea &...” @ the mill house inn Coffee… for breakfast, late afternoon wake-up or after diner! We like coffee !! Only the best roast will be brewed at The Mill House Inn. The Hampton Coffee Company is our favorite roaster, their hand roasted, estate grown, artisanal coffees stand out as premium quality. Coffee reigns supreme at the moment the brew is finished… steaming hot & aromatic... always fresh at your request! Did I mention we like coffee?

“French Press Coffee”

Enjoy… Gary

from the Hampton Coffee Company

Locally Roasted, House Ground Gourmet Coffee’s Served in a Traditional French Press “Ready to enjoy in 5 Minutes”

Organic Peru Norte A mellow bodied bean with light floral notes and a crisp, clean finish

Costa Rican Tarrazu Rich with winey undertones, a lively aroma and clean finish

Sumatra Mandheling Swiss Water Decaf® A concentrated aroma and with what many consider the lowest acidity of any coffee

Kenya AA Trademark winey taste, unique acidity, citric berry flavor. Vivid aroma & mild fruity undertones

Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Tea... from Tazo & Benchley Black Teas 

Herbal Teas 

Green Teas 

Decaf Teas

Awake

Calm

China Green Tips

Black Current

Citron

Passion

Envy 

Blackberry

Darjeeling

Refresh

Green Ginger

Earl Grey

Iced Tea from Nilgiri Craigmore Estate & Newman’s Own Organics Lemonade Natura... Pure Fresh Water is a revolutionary system that lets you drink water the way it was intended. Crisp and fresh flowing through the mountains, rivers and springs without impurities and chemicals, with all the minerals and nutrients that give water its natural goodness and taste. The Natura Water system is an environmentally friendly alternative to the waste associated with conventional bottled water. Its proprietary filtration technology, which uses both “high tech” active carbon filters and a UV radiation chamber, removes bacteria and eliminates impurities while retaining healthy, thirst-quenching minerals. Equally as important our signature glass reusable bottles do not add to the landfill.

hampton’s coffee

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Concierge Services Suggestions from the Concierge... Besides helping you by making dinner reservations, offering itinerary suggestions, advising you about perfect places off the beaten track, regaling you with history and gossip about the Hamptons, supplying you with a weekly Calendar of Events, providing you with beach parking permits, beach bags and beach towels, advising you about the best dog-friendly beaches, or steering you to the best real estate agents to suit your style, let us go a couple of steps beyond… 

a candle lit massage for two in your suite or at a local spa”

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an afternoon tasting of the wonderful wines from Wölffer Vineyards on the South Fork

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a romantic afternoon on the North Fork tasting our world class local wines ... enjoy it from the luxury of a chauffer driven limousine!!

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Can we interest you in horseback riding on the beach at sunset or a private clambake on the bay?

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Let us arrange the perfect excursion on the water with a fly fishing guide or a deep -sea charter or a sunset sail on the Aliento - a 50', twenty ton teak sailing ketch.

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What about a personalized Proposal Package? We have a 100% success rate to date!

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Vintage Champagne, Special Chocolates, Extravagant Flowers, Dinner in your Suite....

Just ask! We will make it very very special!! www.millhouseinn.com

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Weddings—Birthdays—Family Reunions & Girlfriend Getaways At the Mill House Inn and The Graybarn Cottage we are proud of our record hosting memorable small weddings, family reunions, birthday celebrations and girlfriend getaways. All of our group packages are tailored to fit the occasion at hand and personalized to fulfill the dreams of the participants. We can host events at either venue, or house the attendees in both. If necessary we can make additional accommodations available at some of our neighboring inns. Conferences & Corporate Events The Mill House Inn’s Graybarn Cottage is an ideal venue for small high-end corporate meetings, weddings, reunions and retreats. We offer professional services to cover every detail, dedicated conference space to accommodate up to 20 participants, in-house catering and world-class restaurants within walking distance. We have wireless high speed Internet throughout the facility, DVD & flat panel TVs. We provide state of the art electronics as well as flip charts, pads and sharpened pencils. Our Concierge will arrange activities for your group including winery tours and tastings, horseback riding on the beach, sunset sailing, golf, a clam bake on the beach and more. Some of our more recent corporate clients include ESPN, Estee Lauder, Fidelity Investments, The Johnson Family Foundation, New Line Cinema/Picture House Films, Sabre, Showtime, UBS & US Trust. “What a wonderful way to work! We enjoyed your guest home while coordinating our creative efforts to open our three new stores for Macy’s (Puerto Rico, West Palm and Virginia Four Oaks). Next time we’ll bring the whole gang to enjoy Gary’s gastronomic expertise! Thanks for the best of our travel accommodations.” Karen, Chris & Robert (Macy’s Dept Stores) www.millhouseinn.com

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For over 20 years in the Hospitality & Entertainment Industries we have been making people happy! This is just a partial list of our clients: A&E Television Networks, ABC News, ADP, Aegis Insurance Services, Inc., American Bureau of Shipping, American Express, American Family Enterprises, Inc., American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American International Surplus Lines, Arthur Andersen, LLP, B R Guests Restaurants, B&P International Ltd., Banana Republic, Bankers Trust Company, Beaches Magazine, Bear Sterns, Bentley, Benjamin Moore, Blanc Bleu, BMG Entertainment, Boston Proper Catalogue, Brauner International Corp., Inc., Bravo Networks, British Broadcasting Corp., Broadway Video, Brown & Co., Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., BTM Information Services Inc., Buena Vista Pay Television, Canadian Broadcast Corp., Canal Plus, Cantor Fitzgerald, Capital Brokers Corporation, Inc., Carrier Container Council, Inc, Cartoon Network, CBS, Inc., Chancellor Broadcasting Co., Inc., Childrens Television Workshop, Cisneros Group of Companies, Citigroup, Clear Chanel Communications Inc., Clos Du Val, Coach, Cole Haan, Columbus Lines Inc., Comedy Central, Conde Nast Traveler, Control Associates, Inc., Cornick, Garber & Sandler, Country Living, Court TV, Cox Communications, Credit Suisse First Boston, Cushman & Wakefield, Daiwa Securities Trust Company, DCC Systems Inc., Dean Witter Reynolds, Deloifte & Touche, Delta Clearing Corp, Deutsche Bank, Directions For Decisions, Inc., Discovery Channel, Discovery Communications Inc., DKB Data Services USA, Inc., DMR Trecom, Inc., Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Dorling Kindersley, Dow Jones Telerate, Dreamworks SKG, Eileen Fisher, ESPN, Estee Lauder Global, Everest Capital Research & Management, Evergreen America Corporation, Ewig International, FDNY, Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Fine Line Features, First Chicago Trust, Five Stars Manager, LLC, FJ Wilkes & CO. Inc, Fleet Bank, Flex Resources, Inc., Fortune Magazine, Frankel & Co. Inc., Fred Alger & Company, Inc, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Ltd. Galavision DTH, Galaxy DTH, Georgio Armani, GL Consulting, Inc, Globalstar Intl, Golden Books Family Entertainment, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Gourmet Magazine, Greenbaum Interiors, GTE Telephone Operations, GX Clark & CO., Hamptons International Film Festival, Hamptons Locations, Harvard Business, Hay Management, Health Magazine, Hearst New Media, Heron Wines, Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc, HGK Asset Management, Inc, Hoegh Lines Agencies, Inc., Home Box Office, Homestyle Magazine, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Hunter Publishing, InnStyle Magazine, Japan Research Institute, Jefferson Insurance Group, JF Hartfield & Co. Inc., Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Knight Securities, www.millhouseinn.com

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Marketing "a place where the shore, sea & sky meet in a remarkable stretch of landscape that is impossible to forget" Service At The Mill House Inn we believe that excellent service is our most potent marketing tool. A satisfied guest becomes a repeat client and an ambassador to the rest of the world. From the moment of first contact, at check-in, at breakfast, and even after a guest’s departure it is our imperative to deliver an incredible experience. We strive constantly to achieve “WOW!”

Website As with The Mill House Inn and The Graybarn Cottage, Sylvia & Gary Muller have designed and implemented a stylish and compelling website, showcasing the fine accommodations & fabulous breakfasts they offer and enticing guests to the area – even in the off-season! Taking advantage of Sylvia’s talent as a photographer, the website is constantly updated with seasonal images, off-season specials, suggestions from the concierge and a comprehensive calendar of events – what’s New & Notable in the Hamptons. The website consistently ranks high on the first page in search engine results and generates significant revenue with online reservations from all around the world at all times of day or night. Supplemented by an aggressive email marketing campaign, a blog, a Twitter campaign, a Facebook Page, and a ubiquitous presence on the very best lodging and home rental directories world-wide, The Mill House Inn has a very successful Web 2.0 presence. Other than repeat business & personal referrals, the Internet is the single most important source of business for The Mill House Inn. Gone are the days of reliance on expensive and inefficient print advertising. Our presence on the Internet reaches everywhere.

White Stone Marketing In 2009 The Mill House Inn retained the services of White Stone Marketing to bring its online strategy to the next level. White Stone Marketing is an Internet marketing company specializing in luxury boutique lodging properties. With a reputation as the very best in the business, White Stone is a perfect match for The Mill House Inn, bringing another layer of marketing expertise to our team. Their passionate yet balanced, pedantic approach is blended with vigorous social media strategies, search campaigns, ROI analysis, directory placement, proprietary SEO, organic placement, blogs, PPC and brand and reputation management. And, most important, White Stone retains an exclusive relationship with their clients in their geographic area. They will never market our competitors!

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Accolades The Mill House Inn is proud to present the very best Hamptons Long Island accommodations. Our beautiful rooms, spectacular suites, the best breakfast in the Hamptons and our dedicated professional staff have received rave reviews. “Top 50 Small Hotels” Zagat US Hotel Survey “Inn of the Month” Travel & Leisure Magazine “Top 10 Inns in the Hamptons” New York Magazine “10 Most Romantic Inns” American Historic Inns “Destination of the Month”

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"Best of The Best in the Hampton's" Dan's Papers Guest Comments “We have arrived home safely - we signed your guest book but I would just like to express our thanks for your wonderful hospitality - to say we enjoyed our stay at the Mill House is an understatement and we hope that we may be able to return one day. The breakfasts and cookies are amazing but warmth of your staff makes your Inn very special.” Bridget & Michael, Brisbane Australia “Thank you so much for providing us with such a wonderful weekend getaway!!! Upgrading us to the Hemingway suite was an unexpected delight upon arrival! We had been so looking forward to some much needed downtime and were trying hard not to be disappointed with the weather forecast. To paraphrase the Rolling Stones- we didn't get what we thought we wanted ( a sunny, outdoors weekend) but we got what we needed!! Wonderful hospitality in accommodations that were perfect for a stormy weekend...Great breakfasts, cozy quarters in a storm... with cookies! Couldn't have been more relaxing!!! Thank you so much!!!” “ The Mill House Inn is the perfect place for a getaway. Thank you for being a destination I look forward to all year. I recommend you to everyone I know.” “We had the most wonderful time and the cottage was amazing. We will without a doubt be coming back. The staff were very welcoming and the breakfast was out of this world delicious. My daughter Kristen was the first to tell us about your Inn and I can't thank her enough. Thank you again for a memorable experience.” “Joe and I had a wonderful stay with you! It was an excellent way to escape for the night and celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thank you very much for the discount and the upgrade to a suite, we really appreciated it. The champagne was a great! The service was excellent. The suite was beautiful. And as expected from all the raving reviews I have received, the breakfast was delicious. Overall we had a fabulous time and I can definitely foresee us staying again. With two little babies at home it was a great away! Thank you for everything! Happy Holidays!” “When you close your eyes to sleep at night, know that you touch our life www.millhouseinn.com

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and that of many others. It takes very special people to do what you do so well!’ “Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We truly felt as if we were in our own home. The people, the food, the service It was truly perfect!” “OK so here’s the story…to me as a kid this place is very cool. It’s very cozy. It also has great food and it was just like put in the perfect place cause I mean like you can walk to a lot of great stores and your beach!” “Your warmth and hospitality emanate throughout this charming home. Plain breakfast will no longer do!” “Thank you for being part of our perfect dream. You have truly redefined the “Bed and Breakfast”!!!” “We think The Mill House is the Relais & Chateau of B&Bs! Breakfast is to die for, we hope for dinner in the future. Thank you for a delightful stay.” “You have created a wonderful country home here. We appreciate it all – the excellent cuisine. The charm, your capable management – but most especially your warmth and pleasantness.” “Thank you Sylvia & Gary for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Since we can’t wish you farewell in person, this Jimmy Buffett song lyric we hope will suffice: ‘take it all in, it’s as big as it seems count all your blessings remember your dreams.’ Jimmy Dreams…”

What They Are Saying on the Internet Zagats Zagats has named The Mill House Inn one of the Top 50 Small Hotels & Resorts - U.S. Zagat Review: With an “excellent location” in an historic area of East Hampton, this 1790 inn is the “perfect B&B”, serving up “warmth and intimacy” along with “service and amenities to rival any top-notch hotel” (for example, an in-suite fridge that “they’ll stock with provisions requested prior to your arrival”); “if you can’t relax here”, lounging on the porch in an Adirondack chair, “you can’t relax anywhere” – though regulars recommend you get up for “one of the best breakfasts you’ve ever had.”

Zagat Member Reviews: “What more could you ask for; the most extraordinary breakfast one could imagine! The rooms/suites are simply sumptuous. After trying most other "top-tier" places, we've settled on the Mill House Inn. It doesn't come cheap, but worth every penny...particularly with the inclusion of the beach parking pass. The hosts seem to go out of their way to one-up the last stay. A true treat.” “A friend from CT and I have gotten together for a "catch-up" vacation during Restaurant Week for the past two years. We have stayed in two different suites at the Mill House Inn, both extremely comfortable and filled with all of the extra touches to make it a special event for us. We start the day with the sumptuous breakfast and end it at one of the fantastic Hampton restaurants recommended by the Mill House. We can't wait to go back!” www.millhouseinn.com

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“Great place, great hosts, great food, great area. If you can't relax here you cannot relax anywhere.” “The Best B&B West of the Atlantic! What ever you do in the Hamptons, "DO NOT" sleep in and miss the breakfast it’s awesome!” “While they may not serve lunch, you won't need it after enjoying the best breakfast you've ever had! WoW.” “this is what they made movies of....summer in the Hamptons… beautiful rooms” “Just returned from our second stay at Mill House Inn and it was as magnificent as the first. We recommend staying in one of the suites in the Cottage House. Suite was well appointed like a luxury apartment. Bathrooms are big and the double-headed shower and whirlpool bath ensure fun and relaxation "for two". Owners treated us like old friends and stocked our mini fridge with water bottles and a bottle of local wine. Believe the hype about the breakfast!! We hope to make the Mill House Inn part of our annual vacation plans for years to come.”

Trip Advisor The Mill House Inn is ranked # 1 in East Hampton with over 50 reviews. Here is a sampling: “The most charming and hospitable B&B ever! Definitely worth a stay.” I found The Mill House Inn online and was immediately sold by the charm it exuded. Since it was my first time staying in East Hampton, I also asked a friend who coincidentally recommended Mill House, having just stayed herself. Then I had no doubt. I booked an amazing one-bedroom suite with a separate living/sitting area (complete with a fireplace!), an outdoor deck and a fantastic bathroom with a two-person tub. Just perfect. And the breakfast! Outstanding, Delivered to your suite, warm and scrumptous. Worth every penny. You will not regret. Excellent and highly recommended choice for a getaway. “Perfection” I took my wife to the Mill House Inn as a surprise weekend trip for her birthday. It was a huge success, and the Mill House couldn't have been a better destination. The staff was incredibly helpful with preparations in advance, and helped book us reservations at some incredible local eateries. We took a jog to the beach, visited local wineries and spent some valuable time just relaxing on the back deck. The Mill House is a must visit B&B and will certainly be on my short list of 'go-to' destinations for short weekend get-aways from NYC. “What a Gem in The Hamptons” My wife and I stumbled upon the Mill House while making some trips out to the Hamptons this winter to look for a summer rental. This place is a real GEM; it is like going to stay at a friend’s house without the worry of being on time for breakfast. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave you are tempted by little subtle treats. There breakfast room/ check in area has a self service goodies bar with about 8 different glass jars of fresh baked goods ( the peanut cookies are to die for) as well as hot and cold beverages. We have stayed in 2 different suites and found both to be similar in comfort and amenities. When I say amenities this is not another boutique hotels with a mini bar that costs you more than the room itself, here you will find a complimentary bottle of wine, a fridge with water and snacks, fresh milk for your coffee www.millhouseinn.com

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in the morning and the best bath salts I have ever smelled. Not to mention the breakfast that is included in your room rate which is guaranteed to add a few pounds for a weekend visit, try the oatmeal as it is the best ever. In addition to the amenities you will find a VERY comfortable bed, beautiful bathroom (some with bath and shower) fireplace, 2 TV's ( in the suites) and the most personalized service you will ever find. Chris and Lee have both been very helpful with anything from restaurant bookings to assisting with finding a housekeeper for our summer rental. Our only regret is that we will now have to wait until the fall for our next visit! "A Very Special Vacation!" My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous week at the Mill House Inn. Everything written in the reviews is absolutely true! From the second you walk through the front porch, the inn and innkeepers welcome you into a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The breakfast entrees are the BEST that you will ever have! There aren't words to describe how delicious it is. You order from a menu that can match any restaurant menu and the generous portions are out of this world! We never needed to eat lunch. On a sideboard in the dining room, there is a constant supply of pretzels, fruit, wonderful cookies and drinks. The Mill House has thought of everything to make their guests stay comfortable. We have stayed in many B&Bs and this was absolutely the best one ever! The behind the scenes work that went on was seamless - our rooms were cleaned and straightened up before we were finished our breakfast! Sylvia, Gary, Lee and all of the help are the friendliest innkeepers and are there to make sure that you have an enjoyable stay. The inn is located in the heart of town...just a few steps to shopping, restaurants and historic areas. The beaches are a short walk, drive or bike ride away. You will not go wrong staying at this first-class B&B!!!" “The world's best breakfast and most comfortable bed" Stayed here for a couple of nights mid-week in June and had one of the most relaxed few days of my life. The breakfasts are indescribably good, I've never had better breakfasts in my life. The beds are perfectly soft and amazingly comfortable. The rooms aren't large, but don't feel cramped. The beach parking pass that they provide is an extremely important perk. The service was professional and they covered all the bases, with details like local maps and dining recommendations and cookies throughout the day, though neither the staff nor the guests were especially warm (this is the Hamptons after all). So I wouldn't necessarily suggest staying here for the experience of meeting new people. The room prices are extremely high, but again, this is the Hamptons. So as long as you can forget about the cost of staying here, the Mill House is a great experience. "A legendary Breakfast + friendly management = Great Stay!!!" My wife and I stayed for a long weekend, and I'll bullet point the visit. ·

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Great town -- Great beaches, Great restaurants!!

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Clean and Comfortable rooms!!

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"Christmas Retreat with Pups" We ventured out east to this inn with our two retriever pups for the holidays. We were looking for something different this year and we got it. The suite we reserved was perfect for us, and especially suited for our furry "children": Wood floors, 'fridge, bowls, a container full of 'treats', a packet of baggies, and a private entrance for visits outside when nature called. The linens, toiletries, towels, furniture and fixtures were all top notch. I loved the white decor and white walls and especially the fireplace. It was extremely comfortable and serene. Breakfast was delicious too. Every detail was addressed. What a great way to break away from the same-old holiday fare. “Another Wonderful Getaway” My wife and I were very pleased (again) with our stay and wonderful accommodations at this beautifully appointed getaway inn in East Hampton. The suites are magnificently decorated & painstakingly detailed. The gas fireplaces & luxurious featherbeds help to make this a great romantic getaway or simply a delightful respite from a sometimes hectic lifestyle. The innkeeper, Sylvia, and her staff are great. We are planning to make the Millhouse Inn a regular stop for local minivacations! "Ambience Incarnate" I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and the new year celebration. We could not get out of the room on her birthday - the bed was entirely too comfortable and the ambience much too romantic. Topping off that day, we were very pleasantly surprised when the owners sent up a bottle of champagne - such hospitality is, sadly, uncommon these days. The breakfasts are, without a doubt, the most scandalously delicious you will have on the East End. The Innkeepers are so warm you feel as though you are family about 15 minutes after you arrive. I must say that prior to my stay I thought them a bit expensive. After our visit, I find them to be a true bargain. Stay there. As long as you can. A lot. We are going back and hope to become regulars. “Loved the Mill House Inn!" My wife and I stayed at the Mill House Inn for our anniversary. This place is wonderful. The feather beds are the most comfortable beds possible ... your head almost disappears into the oh-sosoft pillows while the mattresses are firm and stable. Cookies every afternoon; and the most impressive array of cook-to-order breakfasts that rival the best hotels (examples include: crayfish and andoullie sausage omelette, chicken sausage and wild mushroom hash, make-your-own omelettes with over 20 fillings). The Inn is located just outside the cute downtown shopping area of East Hampton, and a half-dozen restaurants are within a few minutes walk. We will definitely stay here again, and recommend to all coming to the Hamptons. "Best B&B We Have Ever Stayed At" The Mill House Inn was a gem of a find. It had everything we wanted - king-size beds, non-smoking and private baths. The amenities are outstanding - full range of bath products, plenty of towels and ample seating areas in the rooms. Small touches were a delight - fresh cookies in the afternoon and complimentary map and welcoming letter. The Mullers were extremely helpful making dinner reservations at Della Femina down the street. But the star here is the incredible breakfast offering. Fresh fruit to begin (tropical and berries) and a wide choice of omelet's, eggs and other selections. We'll be back!

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BedandBreakfast.com The Mill House Inn was one of the first inns to be invited to join BedandBreakfast.com exclusive inspected Diamond Collection. Here is what guests had to say... "It’s hard to be this good!" “Just a wonderful experience. The most luxurious rooms imaginable in a close to town (walkable) location. The most extraordinary breakfast imaginable. The much heralded food review is certainly earned. All modern amenities in a charming setting. Really a first class spot. Expensive? Sure, but really seemed to represent a value to us after we left. It is, after all, East Hampton. Is anything there truly inexpensive?”

TheDailyBasics.com March 29, 2010 The DB’s Favorite Picks for Traveling with your Puppy in Style - The Dog Friendly Hotels You have heard of five star hotels all over the world, but did you ever in your wildest dreams think that you could bring your pup to one of them with you? Consider it. If your dog is pretty well trained, loves being with you and is not a major yapper, you might want to try it. The only limitation with some dog-friendly hotels is the size of your dog. Your St. Bernard, for instance. Uhm, perhaps you’d like to take him camping instead…

The Mill House Inn, East Hampton, NY Why: Located in the heart of town, this charming Inn’s personalized service is extended to dogs, who are not merely welcomed but spoiled. Four of the 10 individually appointed rooms and suites are dog-friendly. The property boasts a four–bedroom cottage with a private pool, great for families and pets. Do not miss the Mill House Inn’s fabulous breakfast, included in the room rate. They will even prepare breakfast for your dog, on request. You will need willpower to resist keeping your hand out of the cookie jar, which is always filled with homemade treats.

Pooch Package: The Inn supplies dog beds, nightly turn…The Mill House Inn in Easthampton, New York is luxury down with treats, and bowls for food and water. The Inn’s animal-loving owner Sylvia gives loving attention to your at its finest. Located close to town, you and your pooch can take long walks and check out all the great happenings dog’s special needs. In peak season, dogs are not allowed and shops. The beaches are the best on the East Coast and on most ocean beaches from 9a.m. to 6p.m. though many bay beaches allow dogs at all times. Before May 15th, dogs if you are not rejuvenated by a week in the country, you are given free run of local beaches, so spring is a great dog will be. time of year to visit East Hampton. The Inn’s owner will OffManhattan.com March 4, 2010 gladly point you in the direction of local establishments that will welcome you and your dog. All dogs will incur a Have Dog, Will Travel: 7 Pet–Friendly Getaways Near $50 per night charge. The Inn has a two-night minimum NYC by Allison Tibaldi policy on weekends, three-night weekend minimum inseason. How to get there: The Mill House Inn is located a few blocks from the East Hampton Jitney stop. Alternatively, take the LIRR to the East Hampton station.

Spire.com – Suzanne’s Files Mill House Inn, Award Winning Retreat in East Hampton The Hamptons have many little hotels and guest houses, but many agree The Mill House is one of the best bed-andbreakfasts on Long Island. Tucked away in picture-perfect East Hampton, a two minute walk from town, nearby to many beaches, bays and country lanes, this award-winning retreat is the sort of home you wish was yours, and a place www.millhouseinn.com

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in which affable owners Gary and Sylvia Muller want you to feel at home.

side. These are the famous Hamptons — buy a pair of dark sunglasses and live like a media mogul for a weekend.

Just 10 luxurious rooms and suites, but what a bed and what a breakfast! Think king-size feather beds, fine linens, down pillows and quilts, extra-fluffy Frette towels, whirlpool baths with organic soaps, gas fireplaces, flat-screen TVs/DVD, iPod docking stations and WiFi. What's for breakfast? It has to be Gary's brioche French toast with sautéed peaches (followed by a two hour beach walk!). Drive to all the Hamptons have to offer—fishing in Montauk, farmers markets in Amagansett, antiques in Sag Harbor, wineries in Bridgehampton—or just curl up with a book in the breezy sitting room.

If shopping is a priority for your holiday, the towns of Bridgehampton and Southampton should provide ample fodder. In addition to upscale national labels, you’ll find a lot of quirky boutiques, galleries and restaurants. The more shopping you want to do, the better off you’ll be going in the high season between Memorial Day and Labor Day (many places shut down for the winter); just expect that the crowds will go with you.

Home Brew Adventures

There are only three wineries on the South Fork, so it’s good to have some other distractions planned for your trip. The south shore has fantastic beaches and all the associated water attractions — boating, fishing, and the like. Fire Island, the tiny strip of land that separates the Great South Bay from the Atlantic, has a lot of fun nightspots. Take a drive down Dune Road and ogle at the multi-mullion dollar mansions built on stilts to protect them at high tide. They wash away every couple of years — you can’t even buy insurance here any more, but somehow, people keep building them. Stay at the Mill House Inn, in East Hampton. This is a bed and breakfast that knows romantic doesn’t need to be cloying. Hubbardton Forge lighting fixtures, delicious leather couches and chairs and a style somewhere between Mission and contemporary. Splurge for the America’s Cup Room, which has its own deck, fireplace and kitchen area. You practically need a step stool to get into the beautiful, wrought iron featherbed. Ahhhhh. The breakfast is to die for — in December I had a giant bowlful of blackberries that tasted like they had been picked that morning. You know it’s going to be a good day when your most difficult decision is which of 10 different kinds of omelet to have. Then, head out to the wineries and indulge yourself some more — don’t worry, this was a place created to serve guilty pleasures without the guilt.

Longing for Long Island Wines

You can visit vineyards on both the north and south forks of Long Island in the same day. Vineyard to vineyard the trip is only about an hour. But in spite of being a native — or perhaps because of it — I prefer to think of them as separate spaces. They seem to have different characters, the Salli Vates' NY Food Page north relaxed and homey, the south seductive and stylish. Although both shores’ wineries share grapes from many of the same vines, the full experience of your trip can be completely different. It seems each year I go back to visit my mom, I gravitate in one direction or the other, but that might just be the Gemini in me. Try one. And when you’re feeling a little bit to the contrary, come back and try the other. It’s the best of both worlds. The South Fork — How the Other Half Drinks On the south shore the scrub pine is close, dense. Unpaved roads twist off of the main thoroughfares, leading off to hidden houses, hidden lives. Unexpected breaks in the road expose the bay and the ocean, sometimes right at the roadwww.millhouseinn.com

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most daunting breakfast decision ever. I craved eggs, but did I want them scrambled with house-cured salmon, mascarpone, Vidalia onions and asparagus, or in egg nog form in the three-slice brioche French toast, or in a crawfish Andouille etoufee, or fried with chorizo, ancho, chipotle and pasillo peppers and tortillas, or how about in a fivecheese (mozzarella, grana padano, mascarpone, ricotta salata and Parmigiano Reggiano) frittata? And if I didn't want eggs, there were blueberry pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, grilled sandwiches, even three kinds of pizza! With a bit of gracious guidance from Sylvia, we finally decided on the Irish oatmeal, green eggs and ham, scrambled eggs gratin, homefries and toast. We were first served a selection of fresh fruits with Champagne mint honey syrup (excellent over the blackberries).

Although I've been fending off the winter blues with numerous cups of cocoa, the latest subzero spell has drained Then it was time for... the best breakfast I can remember me. Noticing my gloominess, my companion suggested that eating. Satisfyingly chewy Irish oatmeal arrived with a we rejuvenate ourselves with a bed-and-breakfast stay. stripe of sweet berry compote and hot milk. My eggs gratin was a casserole of soft, Gruyere-gooey scrambled eggs, Armed with "Frommer's Wonderful Weekends from New York City" and the Internet, I set about finding an inn that topped with snipped chives, shredded Parmigiano Regwas close to the LIRR. During my Web search, I happened giano and a sprinkling of breadcrumbs over a layer of upon the homepage of the Mill House Inn. I'd had a couple caramelized onions and leeks, and then another layer of other places in mind for our excursion, but when I clicked eggs. My companion's green eggs and ham, also served in on the Mill House breakfast menu, my mind was made up. a casserole, was quite generous with the Canadian bacon, spinach and Brie. The homemade sweet-tart ketchup was When we arrived, we were greeted by six canisters of cook- tasty, but the amazing Yukon Gold home fries needed no ies, a friendly dog named Corey, and Sylvia, the co-owner of the inn. Sylvia invited us to help ourselves to the cookies, and then led us into the dining room, which offered delicious hot cider, Mill House coffee and Bencheley tea. I accompanied my cider with homemade chocolate-chip and double chocolate-chip cookies. My mood was beginning to lighten (if not my weight). While I was munching, a guest sang the praises of the Mill House morning meal. "It's legendary," she said, "but you can only enjoy it if you're staying here. I'm meeting a real estate broker, and he asked me if he could pretend to be my guest just so he could have the breakfast." I couldn't wait for Sunday morning. An invigorating scrub with honey-lemongrass soap and a soak in a lavender-scented whirlpool bath were a wonderful prelude to a nap under a goose-down comforter. (Later, we roused ourselves for an exquisite dinner at Della Femina. This restaurant is truly a subject for another post, but I must mention in passing their astonishing banana chocolate-chip croissant bread pudding. I'd never eaten a bread pudding made from croissants, and the flaky dough added extra butter to what was already a decadent treat. The next morning, we made sure to wake up by 10, as the brunch at Mill House is served only until 10:30. In the dining room, the four round wooden tables were festooned with poinsettias, and sunlight streamed through the windows. Smiling, I picked up my menu, to be met with the www.millhouseinn.com

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condiments. The crunchy-soft potato cubes were browned in olive oil and white wine and seasoned with garlic and thyme. And I couldn't even finish the hearty seven-grain toast and Vermont farm butter. Our spirits lifted, and our bodies nutritionally fortified against any possible weather conditions, we packed up and made a note to return again soon.

that include steam showers; it’s one of the best features any great hotel can incorporate. After steaming away your stress, grab the dog and hit the beach–it is literally steps away.

American Historic Inns Winners of the prestigious 2005 Top 10 Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Award, given for the 11th straight year by publisher American Historic Inns, Inc. and companion website iloveinns.com, are sharing their ideas for planning a romantic getaway. Innkeepers play a fascinating role when romance is concerned. At times they are asked to be the keeper of secrets and orchestrator of dreams come true. To a growing number of travelers, inns serve as the key to romantic escapes. 2005 Top 10 Most Romantic Inns innkeepers offer the following tips: History and Nature breeds romance. When considering a property, you might want to look into the history of it and its region. History, in combination with natural surroundings, can create unparalleled mystique.

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“The magic of an inn makes the difference,” said Sylvia Muller, innkeeper of The Mill House Inn. The inn, built in The evolution of the Inn is possibly one for the science 1790 and surrounded by spectacular ocean beaches, prisbooks. What was formally a concept that conjured up old- tine bays and picturesque country roads, has been witness lady lace and tacky wallpaper has morphed in to a different to two centuries of romantic ventures. Muller is proud of one all together. In the last decade, it seems that the "Inn" the Mill house’s record where wedding engagements are has undergone a facelift (like so many these days). All over concerned, as no one has ever said “no” to a proposal in the USA, modern, stylish and luxurious Inns are popping its years of operation. up in the quaintest of places. A traveler can have all of the comfort of a high-class hotel while avoiding the inevitable Dr. Beach's America's Best Beaches List 2010 pitfalls that can accompany them. East Hampton’s Main Beach #6 in the USA "Gazing out to sea, he wiggles his toes in the sand. Next he turns his With an increased emphasis on culinary excellence and charming accommodations all within the unique setting of face up to the sun. He may also have to swim a little to make sure the water's okay. And if he's happy another a private home, these seven Inns are giving us travelers a beach may have made Leatherman's much vaunted Amerreason to get in with the "Inn" crowd… ica's Best Beaches list." -- People Magazine If ocean-side, dog friendly luxury is what you are searching for, look no further. The Mill House Inn is your next desti- "Leatherman's list of America's Best Beaches has become to seashore what the Oscar is to actors and movies." -- The nation. Located in the tranquil serenity of East Hampton, NY, the Mill House has been a fixture in the community for Tampa Tribune-Times over 200 years prior to its transformation to an inn. Decorated in muted tones and crisp whites, the Mill House Inn provides a subtle luxury that is a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of nearby Manhattan. The innkeeper’s describe The Mill House as "beach-chic" and that couldn’t really be more apt. Seven of the Best Inns in America By: Jennifer Knoepfle

On top of already being perfectly fabulous, the Innkeepers are constantly renovating the rooms and the results are spectacular. If money permits in this ailing economy, make sure to book into one of the more recently upgraded rooms www.millhouseinn.com

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weekly Bridgehampton’s Polo Club meetings and the Hamptons Social concert series.

Press Reviews

Even without retaining a PR Firm, The Mill House Inn Other big events on the social calendar include the October has garnered an impressive portfolio of press menFilm Festival, which OK! USA sponsored in 2007. tions and reviews… OK! Magazine (UK) July 28 2009 Head to the Hamptons - Rub shoulders with the stars at New York’s beach retreat You know the summer season’s arrived when stylish New Yorkers and the Hollywood A-list upsticks and fly onto Long Island - a long, thin slice of land that juts out from America’s north-east coast - for their annual vacation. Extending into the Atlantic, the Hamptons is an umbrella term for the string of seaside villages which are dotted along Long Island, from the eastern suburbs of New York to its most easterly tip at Montauk. Devoid of billboards and fast-food outlets, the Hamptons exudes a rustic-chic vibe which appeals to writers, artists, stars and surfers alike. With a pristine shoreline, pretty boutiques, antique stores and white picket fences, the Hamptons is a juxtaposition of picture-postcard scenery and quaint seaside villages alongside grand beach-front mansions where the rich and famous like to escape. WHEN SHOULD I VISIT? In the summer, the 100-mile route connecting New York to Long Island is bumper-to-bumper traffic and a normal twohour drive can often take far longer which is, no doubt, why the wealthy prefer the 30-minute helicopter option. WHERE SHOULD I STAY? Summer is the time to rub shoulders with the stars, but hotel rates are also at their highest. The season kicks off with the Independence Day celebrations on July 4 and other summer highlights include the

The Mill House Inn (www.millhouseinn.com), located at the edge of East Hampton, is a historic woodclapperboard house within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and beach. Sylvia and Gary run this charming B&B with cosy rooms, big bathrooms and a legendary breakfast – take your pick from eggnog French toast, homemade pizza or crayfish. We loved the Frette linen, nautical décor and round-theclock cookie station. A chic beachside bolthole, it’s got everything you need to relax, from the comfy beds to the hot tub-style bath with organic soap, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. WHAT ARE THE MUST-SEE SIGHTS? Although there is a glamorous side to the Hamptons, there are also plenty outdoor pursuits on offer. Go horse riding at Deep Hollow Ranch or head north to Sag Harbour, a beau-

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tiful small marina town where mega-yachts are a dime a dozen. Follow in Billy Joel and Bill Murray’s footsteps and try some fine wines at the Wolffer Estate vineyard. There are 3,000 acres of vineyards on Long Island so there’s lots of sampling to be had.

For Manhattan-style ambiance try The Laundry, where Gwyneth took her mother recently. Looking for the best breakfast? Visit Tate’s Bakeshop in Southampton, where the socialites queue around the block every morning. Elsewhere try La Fondita in Amagansett where Sarah Jessica Parker likes to eat, or Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, where Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Cindy Crawford and Uma Thurman have all been spotted. WHERE CAN I GO AT NIGHT? The trick in the Hamptons is to get invited to the fantastic house parties and endless round of cocktail soirees where you may just bump into a star. To party like Lily Allen and Scarlett Johansson, head to The Estate in Southampton, or rub shoulders with Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel B and Paris Hilton at Dune. For more star-spotting try the Surf Lodge in Montauk, a funky new hotspot where Jerry Seinfeld, Ralph Lauren and Smith from Sex And The City like to hang out. OK! loved the cool deck, funky furnishings and laid-back vibe.

But the Hamptons is really all about the unspoiled beaches. If music’s more your thing, try the Talk Tavern in AmanTiana, Peconic and Noyac Bays are best for windsurfing gasett, where live nights can turn into impromptu celebrity while Shinnecock is great for diving. jamming sessions, with locals such as Jon Bon Jovi and Chris Martin popping in. For cool pool parties head to Sole WHICH STARS WILL I SEE? East in Montauk. Anyone who’s anyone has a home here – from Steven Spielberg, Jon Bon Jovi and P Diddy to Billy Joel to Gwyneth Paltrow. The Jolie-Pitts have been renting a vast waterfront estate in Lloyd Neck while Angelina has been filming Salt on the island. Also keep an eye out at the beach – celebrity mums such as Naomi Watts, Madonna, Gwyneth, Liv Tyler and Sarah Jessica Parker spend their summer relaxing with the kids. WHERE CAN I EAT? Stop at the Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett for delicious fish and chips and burgers. Renée Zellweger and Jodie Foster have been sighted as has Ethan Hawke. OK! loved the 14oz NY strip steak and the crispy onion rings. Another must is the bistro-style Fresno (www.fresnorestaurant.com) in East Hampton, where Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr hang out. The New American bistro is all about great food and a friendly atmosphere. OK! loved the rigatoni with braised veal and truffle oil and thought the Valrhona chocolate cake was heavenly. www.millhouseinn.com

WHERE CAN I SHOP? In Southampton there are 200 stores to be found along the narrow leafy streets – everything from Ralph Lauren and a branch of Saks to cute local boutiques such as Hampton & Co, a haven for handbag lovers. In East Hampton, head to Main Street and Newton Lane, where Gucci, Hermès, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co sit

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together by Gary and Sylvia. Go kayaking, surfing or fishing. There's golf too, horseback riding at Deep Hollow Ranch and 3,000 acres of vineyards to visit. Another must? The spectacular sunsets at Sag Harbor armed with a classic lobster roll picnic supper and a bottle of bubbly. Style

Cosy & Chic

Setting

Beachside Cool

Elle Germany 2008 Traumdestination Long Island Die besten Adressen für einen tollen Trip. Hier die TopHotels auf Long Island alongside Trina Turk (Cindy Crawford is a fan), Espo’s Surf Shop and Starbucks. Watch out for Gwyneth Paltrow, with daughter Apple in tow, at Dylan’s Candy Bar. For serious retail therapy there’s a Tanger outlet mall about an hour’s drive away in Riverhead. You’ll find all the big brands at discounted prices here.

Harper’s Bazaar July 2008 “Destination of the Month” Mill House Inn, the Hamptons Reviewed by Rowena Carr-Allison In August every stylish New Yorker escapes the soaring city temperatures and heads 120 miles east to the Hamptons. The quaint beachside resorts between Westhampton and Montauk play host to all from Martha Stuart to Steven Spielberg, whilst retaining a low-key New England vibe.

MILL HOUSE INN. Luxuriöses Bed & Breakfast. Zimmer mit Kamin, iPod, Docking Station und Flatscreen. DZ ab 145 Euro. North Main St, East Hampton, Tel. 324-97 66, www.millhouseinn.com

Westchester Magazine June 2008 "Take A Few Days Off" - By: Malerie Yolen-Cohen with Esther Davidowitz, Marisa LaScala, and Laurie Yarnell Who says weekends away have to be spent lounging poolside in some dusty B&B? While that’s all well and good, here are some easy-to-drive-to jaunts that will have you hiking, shopping, dining, soaking in culture, living it up— or being completely daring.

Travelers these days have a voracious appetite for value but not at the expense of luxury. We want high-thread-count linens, featherbeds, transcendent views, meals that transport, award-winning wine lists, and, at checkout, a bill that doesn’t insult our intelligence. In other words, we want With over 50 miles of pristine shoreline, antique shops, art highbrow without the “if-you-have-to-ask-then-you-can’tgalleries, fine dining and happening nightlife, it's the place afford-it” attitude. We searched for those B&Bs, inns, and to kick off your Manolos. hotels whose owners or managers wish to provide an exJoin the beautiful people in East Hampton, one of the coast- ceptional body, mind, and soul-satisfying experience but, line's hotspots, with its white picket fences and charmingly amazingly, take pleasure in service over outrageous profit. named beaches like Lazy Point or Gin beach. At the historic Mill House Inn Bed & Breakfast, a beautiful white wooden clapboard (sic) house, the theme is beachside chic. Cosy yet sophisticated, it has all the ups of a family run bolthole with all the trimmings you'd expect from a luxury hotel; king size beds, double marble showers, organic soaps, wireless internet, DVD players, flat screen TVs and iPod docks in plush all-white suites. Their biggest asset though, has to be the breakfast, a veritable feast with everything from crayfish to eggnog French toast or fresh mozzarella pizza! Take it easy in the Adirondack chairs on the porch or invest a little time in reading the ‘what to do guide' lovingly put www.millhouseinn.com

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thin-crust breakfast pizza), use of beach blankets, towels, cookies round the clock, oversize bathrooms with double marble showers in suites, iPod docks, the New York Times, and flat-screen TV.

Forbes July 12, 2007 Travel Feature - Summer Hot Spot Hotels by Shivani Vora Looking to get away for a weekend or week-long summer break? Want to visit the Hamptons, Nantucket, Tuscany or any other destination where summer-home rentals are popular? If you missed the boat on locking in a property or don't want the commitment of renting a house, finding a luxury hotel to stay at can be a challenge. [over-the-top] Fido-Friendly Fun The Mill House Inn Two and a half hours from White Plains If the big black dog on the Mill House Inn’s website doesn’t convince you that this standout B&B in tony East Hampton is pet-friendly, perhaps the big plush black dog that lounges on each and every bed will. Proving that you don’t have to sacrifice ultimate indulgence while traveling with Fido, the Mill House Inn was voted one of “Top 50 Small Hotels in the U.S.” by Zagat 2007 and 2008. If you’re taking your dog, why not bring your kids along, too? Rooms are smashing nautical sleek–the America’s Cup Suite has navy blue walls, flat-screen plasma TVs, two-person glass shower—and filled with the snazzy amenities you’d expect in an extravagant human/adult-only property: Frette linens, Kohler fixtures, featherbeds, organic soaps, and bath salts. Complimentary breakfast here is so over-the-top amazing, non-guests often call for reservations. “We once ran an ad in a local magazine offering ‘Breakfast for two starting at four hundred dollars, lodging included,’” says owner/innkeeper Sylvia Muller, “and we got calls for breakfast alone.”

"There aren't always a lot of hotels in places where vacationers rent summer homes," says Cheryl Boyer, president at Lodging Investment Advisors, a New York City hotel consultancy. "If they do exist, they tend to be smaller properties that are family owned and operated, and only some are upscale." Hotels in popular summer-home rental spots can be few and far between because it can be economically difficult for them to sustain themselves during the off season, says Boyer. Domestically, experts say the Hamptons, Nantucket and

While Here: Take the kids to the elaborate playground in the middle of East Hampton or to the Bridgehampton Children’s Museum. You can enjoy pony rides, salamander Palm Springs are among the popular summer-home rental walks, story times, or Sag Harbor’s Goat on a Boat Puppet spots. Internationally, Tuscany, Capri and the South of Theatre. Slather on the sunscreen and spend a day or two at France are favorites. Main Beach—considered one of the world’s best. Luckily, you don't have to resign yourself to skipping these Ask for: Captain Suite ($950 in season), a two-room suite destinations. Hotels do exist that will satisfy the discerning with one king and one queen sofa bed, gray-green walls, traveler. and a fireplace. Add $75 per child and $50 per “good "There are a handful of properties that are very nice," says dog.” Janine Safer Whitney, a travel consultant with Altour InterJust the Facts: Room rates ($225-$1,200) include extraor- national, a luxury travel firm based in New York City. dinary gourmet breakfast (e.g., salmon-and-goat cheese "You're just not going to find recognizable brand names, so www.millhouseinn.com

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it can be hard to weed out the good ones." We're here to help. If you're heading to the Hamptons and want a place in the heart of the action, check into 1708 House, situated on Main Street in the village of Southampton. You'll be in the midst of art galleries, trendy boutiques and hot restaurants like Plaza Café, the New American boite. The property dates back to the mid-17th century and has 17 rooms with flat-screen televisions and furniture and décor from Asia and England. To get away from the crowds, stay at Mill House Inn, a 12room property in East Hampton that is surrounded by trees and set back from the main road. You'll find fireplaces, featherbeds and marble baths in the rooms. The hotel also New York Times April 2007 provides parking permits and beach towels for the area Getting the C.E.O. Treatment at Conferences by Micheline beaches. Maynard April 16, 2007 Sylvia Muller, co-owner of the property, says that those FIRST there were boutique hotels — small, private, luxuriwho were too late in locking in a summer home or people ous and impressive. They were expensive, but that was not visiting friends make up the majority of her guests. an issue for the people frequenting them. "People will book rooms for multiple weekends just like Now they are settings for boutique business meetings, they would a house share," she says. "A lot of other guests where executives are cosseted, achievers are rewarded and are people who want to see friends who don't have the group identity encouraged. These hotels are also meant for room to put them up for the weekend."… no more than a few dozen people, often those doing the most important work. Don't wait too long to make your plans, though. While these hotels still have rooms available for summer, you In such exclusive settings, these people are likely to feel should book fast to guarantee your dream vacation. appreciated and worthy of more than a PowerPoint presentation, a lunch of chicken and cheesecake, a nondescript room and the anonymity of a large hotel. The day might start with a multicourse breakfast of fresh fruit and omelets at the Mill House Inn in East Hampton, N.Y., where guests can brainstorm in a living room with a fireplace, do some quiet thinking nearby while gazing at the Atlantic Ocean, relax in a whirlpool bath and sleep on feather beds. Guests have “the feeling that they’re important, they’re valuable and that we splurged on you,” said Christina Wilkes, who oversees business-travel consulting at American Express Business Travel Advisory Services. A small hotel or inn is ideal for a group of 50 to 60 people when their host “wants to leave the attendee with a great impact, make it memorable, make it different, make it stand out,” she said. At a big hotel, that size group might rattle around in a room far too big or sterile. Even more worrisome, a competitor could get wind of the meeting, eavesdrop outside the door or buttonhole a participant in a corridor. “When you start looking at a boutique hotel, you’re purwww.millhouseinn.com

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posely doing it to avoid the big-hotel feeling,” said Kurt Paben, vice president for business development at Carlson Marketing, an international conference planner. At boutique hotels, meetings can be almost as much of an adventure as a vacation.

Boutique hotels are marketing themselves as ideal for small meetings within big companies, like board meetings, Mr. Paben said; they are also courting entrepreneurs who need alternatives if their companies have outgrown the office conference room.

To get to the Harrison House Suites, in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington, guests can take a ferry or a seaplane. At Porches, a small hotel in North Adams, Mass., tours are set up for corporate guests to visit the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art across the street. Elsewhere, guests wind up a day’s work with a trip to a vineyard followed by a gourmet dinner, cooked by the guests themselves. Companies choose boutique properties because of their reputations for attracting the rich and famous. That is especially true in vacation spots like the Hamptons or New England. The idea that their site has been mentioned in gossip columns and celebrity Web pages can help excite employees about having a meeting there, Mr. Paben said. “They get to When a company is planning a meeting that might draw stay at a hotel that X Y Z celebrity stayed at,” he said, add- attention from the news media, elegance and an air of exing that such excitement leads to “buzz, pride, bragging clusivity can be helpful, say, for introducing a new car. rights, that kind of thing.” In that case, Mr. Paben said, his clients are looking for a place that “supports the lifestyle of the owner and ties it all together.” But sometimes the goal is not to be seen by competitors or the public. That is attractive for remote spots like the Harrison House Suites on San Juan Island. “A more intimate setting is a bit more desirable than milling around hundreds of other people,” said Sallyan Zenko, global head of marketing for UBS, the investment firm. UBS likes to take over all the rooms in a hotel to ensure that managers do not encounter other guests, especially those that might be interested in UBS business. “It makes everyone feel like they are getting V.I.P. treatment,” Ms. Zenko said. Small hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts don’t have the space for the hundreds of people who might have to attend conferences and other big business meetings. As a result, the small lodgings offer little direct competition for chains like Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, which can provide large meeting spaces and serve meals in a short time to big groups. But when it comes to smaller gatherings, boutique hotels are eager to take customers away from their big counterparts, and meeting planners are taking heed, forming alliances with small hotels, said Anna Maria de Freitas, genwww.millhouseinn.com

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eral manager of the Harrison House Suites. The planners want something special for their clients, and the small properties want to fill their rooms during the week and the off-season. Business events “keep us going and keep my staff employed during the winter,” Ms. de Freitas said of her inn, where Microsoft, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University have held events.

“The rates can be quite good, because they are looking to bring in this type of business,” Ms. Wilkes said. But boutique hotels do not have a monopoly on the smallmeeting business. Big hotels are pitching themselves for smaller gatherings, especially in areas where the economy is weak, Ms. Wilkes said. “Some of the chains are starting to try and cash in, and see this as a successful area of hotel growth and management,” she said. In some cases, the large hotels have the advantage of location for companies that do not want a hard-to-reach resort. Ms. Zenko of UBS said that her company preferred to hold meetings within 20 minutes of an international airport, which can rule out hotels in farther-flung areas like the Hamptons or the Berkshires. “So, if there’s a really exclusive, wonderful property at a location,” but it requires changing planes and driving for an hour, Ms. Zenko said, “it might be tough for us to consider that in the final running.” Still, far-flung and unusual places are appealing, and have become the norm for meetings at Mentice, a company based in Sweden that develops computer software for virtual reality surgery. Carleen Theisen, the United States financial manager for Mentice in Evanston, Ill., said she went to a meeting last year for 60 managers from around the world at a spa in northern Sweden. Since then, Ms. Theisen arranged a management meeting in the United States at the Inn at Union Pier, which is on Lake Michigan. It features Scandinavian décor, and most guest rooms have vintage wood-burning fireplaces, called kakelugns, which were imported from homes in Sweden.

The Mill House Inn in East Hampton, N.Y., has relaxing space for brainstorming, inside and out.

“Going to the Marriott within the city is normal,” Ms. Theisen said. “To go outside and experience a new type of

Meeting planners say such mutual needs give companies a chance to try places they might consider too costly in high season — and which might not want their business when they can attract vacation guests. “That’s the perception that these properties leave you with, the sense that it’s ritzy and it’s expensive,” Ms. Wilkes of American Express said. But in the off-season, she said, inns are willing to make deals to win corporate guests. For example, the Inn at Union Pier, in southwestern Michigan east of Chicago, offers a deeply discounted rate, just $95 a night a person, for company groups. www.millhouseinn.com

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environment and enhance your team building, that’s some- Sylvia and her husband, Gary, came to Long Island in the thing that our company does. You see your employees in an mid-nineties from New Jersey. They are true Hampton’s evangelizers. It's probably worth staying at the Mill House entirely different way.” Inn just for the what-to-do guide that the couple leave in At the Michigan event, meetings with Jonas Ohlsson, the each room, a personal and opinionated compendium of chief executive of Mentice, and managers were enhanced East End attractions. Of the walking dunes of Napeague, with fresh-baked cookies and lemonade, as well as a gothey write apocryphally: "Imagine yourself as Rudolph kart race. Valentino in the silent film The Sheik, which was shot Ms. Theisen, who arranged the race, admitted that she had here." Of the off-season: "The beautiful weather lingers even when the beautiful people have fled—replaced first by been a little intimidated. clouds of monarch butterflies migrating through, and then “I was the only female, and I basically had to leave the by swirls of autumn leaves, starry skies, and snowflakes." track,” she said. “The go-karts go about 65 miles per hour, Even more exhaustive is the lengthy breakfast menu. Breakand it was a very intense competition.” fast is the only meal served at the Mill House Inn, but one meal alone cannot contain Gary's enthusiasms—from the Afterward, Mr. Ohlsson had to catch a train from nearby crayfish and andouille étouffée omelet and Sylvia's eggnog New Buffalo, Mich., to Chicago for his flight home. brioche French toast to the plum tomatoes and fresh mozzarella pizza with ricotta salata and basil-parsley pesto He missed the train — by minutes — so an inn employee drove him to O’Hare International Airport, about two hours ("Try adding some sausage or Parma ham!"). away, Ms. Theisen recalled. “I thought to myself, What other hotel would do that?”

Condé Nast Traveler Dream Trip 2007 "The Hamptons" by Adam Sachs February 2007 The Old Hook Windmill still stands in East Hampton. The weekend traffic flows around it, but there is a pocket of perfect quiet across the street occupied by the Mill House Inn. April and I check in one morning and are led down a little path behind the eighteenth-century main house to our mansion-sized suite in a newer structure behind the gardens. The ceilings are high, and there is ice at the bar and model sailboats on the mantel. We immediately turn on the flat-screen televisions, light the gas fireplace, and run the gigantic bath. It is a shame to have to actually leave a room like this, but in the interest of research we must return to the main house, where Sylvia Muller, the proprietress, is setting up breakfast.

Sylvia tells me that she likes to give guests advice about favorite walks and fishing spots and historic homes, because so many people come to the Hamptons without a real sense of what to do. The beaches are the draw, but there is so much more to see, and Sylvia would like to help. A mother and daughter came out and wanted to get invited to a cocktail party and have their picture taken like real socialites; Sylvia worked it out. I'm convinced, though, that Gary's large portions are a subtle attempt to sedate the guests by overfeeding them. Everyone in the breakfast room has the pliant, drunkenly happy look that Iberian pigs get after they've been feasting on acorns.

Vox Magazine Memorial Day 2006 “Bountiful Breakfasts” The rich history, culinary excellence and artistic charm of the East End are nowhere more apparent than in East Hampton’s B&B's. From bohemian beach bungalows to grand resorts, East Hampton offers the perfect B&B to www.millhouseinn.com

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meet the weary traveler’s style and needs. For the last seven years, Silvia and Gary Muller, proprietors of the Mill House Inn on North Main Street, have sought to create a B&B that caters to an elite clientelewithout losing the Inn’s country charm.is a restauranteur and chef who always dreamed of owning his own in, so breakfast at his establishment is not you average fare.The menu offers 26 full entrées to choose from- a foodie’s fantasy-including a crayfish and andouille omelet, five kinds of scrambled eggs with a variety of fillings, eggnog brioche French toast, chorizo and eggs and savory corn pancakes, just to name a few. “We guarantee that our guests won’t need lunch, and I’ve never been challenged on that,” said Ms. Muller. But it’s not just the sumptuous breakfasts that have kept this B&B humming. The spacious suites feature king-sized, overstuffed feather beds; gas fireplaces; grand bathrooms with marble showers; Serenity air baths; heated stone floors and, of course, fluffy towels and bathrobes. Flat screen TVs with DVD players, plus iPod docks and internet access, ensure that guests will be entertained on even the rainiest of days. The gorgeous grounds feature Adirondack chairs, a perfect spot for reading the paper and enjoying one of the Mullers' homemade cookies. The Mullers and their setter, Corry, take pride in the fact that the Mill House is both dog and child friendly. The family’s constant presence, a friendly staff, attention to detail and a commitment to continually improving the Inn are reasons why this historic 1790 homestead bustles throughout the summer season.

Muller, owners of the Mill House Inn will play concierge, chef, and event planner once you check into their 1896 Dutch Colonial, just steps from Main Street and its trendy boutiques. Guests are welcomed by the strains of Lyle Lovett and enthusiastic tail-wagging from Corry, the inn's Gordon setter; they're also given the Mullers' encyclopedic, 175-page leather-bound guide to the area (map included). The 10 rooms and suites come stocked with luxurious essentials for brisk nights: gas fireplaces, roomy bathtubs, and downy feather beds with 340-thread-count linens that promise a great night's sleep. Breakfasts, with Gary at the helm, are epic adventures in gluttony (eggnog-brioche French toast, anyone?), but it's the small details—housemade ketchup, fresh cookies around the clock—that make you feel like you've arrived.

Dan’s Papers Dan’s Papers Best of The Best 2003 - Best Bed & Breakfast, Best Hotel & Best Inn! Letters to Dan “Dear Dan, To give you some history, my relatives have owned Catena’s Market in Southampton for many years, and I have been reading your paper for many years as well. I know from time to time you receive comments on outstanding customer service and this is one of those letters. The Mill House Inn B&B, Gary and Sylvia Muller, (owners), were so incredible that I needed to let you know. Their hospitalTravel & Leisure – Inn of the Month September ity and warmth are such a fresh change for East Hampton. 2004 They understand what people want and it starts in their first class rooms and begins again with their wonderful Hamptons Hideaway By Niloufar Motamed homemade breakfasts. My wife and I were treated like royIt's all about access in the Hamptons. And there's no better alty on our wedding day last March 1st. I want to recomway to get on the inside track than to spend the night with a mend their establishment for any who happens to be out on couple in the know. Year-round residents Sylvia and Gary the East End of Long Island looking for a place to call home for a couple of days. Steve and Marjorie Guthrie www.millhouseinn.com

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nally built by the Parsons family in 1790. What is now known as the Mill House Inn was once a traditional Cape This is the Hamptons spirit. –D.R Cod very much like the “Home Sweet Home” building in the National Historic District of the village at the other end “Dear Dan, of Main Street. It was only one-and-a-half stories high a If possible could you please consider publishing the follow- century ago and was symmetrically divided by a center ing message in your paper. I know for sure the couple I am door. about to refer to read your paper and they have gone out of their way to show how much they appreciated what the rescue workers at the world trade center have done. Via Email October 31, 2003”

This note is a very special thank you to Gary & Sylvia Muller, Proprietors of The Mill House Inn. They were very affected by the tragedy on 9/11 and thought long and hard about what they could do for the rescue workers at the WTC site. As a complimentary gift to rescue workers, we were allowed to stay at their Inn for two days for a much needed rest and relaxation. Along with the gift were two complimentary dinners. One at Della Femina’s and the other at the Laundry. I cannot begin to express my sincerest thanks to Gary & Sylvia, as well as the staff and the owners of Della Femina’s and The Laundry for such a wonderful and generous gift.. My wife and I had a fabulous stay, much rest and two very delicious dinners.

The house, which is now located at 31 North Main Street was originally number 33 and had an old barn behind it that was moved to another location. Abraham Parsons had lived in the house from 1772 to 1844, with his son William, who out-lived him by only two years. The heir to the It is their kind considerate way that really made us feel, as house, William Parsons’ eldest son William Lewis Parsons, well as many other rescue workers, appreciated, loved and went off to do some mining in Denver, Colorado in 1869. After taking part in the Civil War he settled in Kansas— welcomed. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts never to be seen in East Hampton again. No less adventurand wish them all the very best. ous, his younger brother, Abraham Stratton Parsons, had Bill & Lisa Lutz NYPD / ESU March 2002” gone on a whaling voyage out of Greenport with Captain George Hand in 1857 and decided to move to Amagansett after he married. One of 300 Irish immigrants who survived a ship-wreck on the shores of Amagansett during the summer of 1851, Patrick Lynch was immediately hired by Colonel William D. Parsons, who sold the Parsons house to him in 1860, after Lynch had worked on his farm at Fireplace in the Springs for nine years. The Irish immigrant had originally intended to journey all the way to California in search of gold, but fate led him to purchase the house and settle in East Hampton instead. He remodeled the house in 1898, raised the roof in order to create a full second story, and added a porch with a side entrance. East Hampton had no Roman Catholic Church at the time so Patrick Lynch, James Gay, and Richard Gilmartin opened up their homes for services. Services were held at "Interior & Exterior" The Mill House Inn by Vania Morthe Lynch home every week and. the congregation was so purgo large that many of the worshipers overflowed into the garden areas. The house remained in the Lynch family until The charming 18th century house across from Old Hook Windmill on North Main Street in East Hampton was origi- 1973 and like so many historic buildings in East Hampton

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it was used as a boarding house for summer residents and migrant workers. Breakfast and dinner were served on the premises.

In 1973 the building was sold to Kuang Chung Tsang, who took in boarders and served meals. In 1980 the house was sold to Cymrot and Levine and the property was subdivided in 1981. The main house was sold to Ann and Hans Ryden, who converted it into an inn after adding bathrooms. It was called the Ryden House and guests were served breakfast. In 1984 Mary Boyd purchased the inn and continued to serve breakfast with the accommodations until she sold it to Edmund Churley and Jerold S. Cohen, who also served breakfast. A year later, the new owners Kevin and Barbara Flynn served a hot breakfast, and in 1994, Inn Keepers Daniel and Katherine Hartnett took it over and continued to operate the inn under the name of Mill House, since it sits opposite the old windmill that marks the separation of North Main Street and Montauk Hwy.

at their first meeting in July of 1995. The two had just been introduced at the bar of the Memory Motel in Montauk and Gary, a restauranteur and chef, told Sylvia of his dream to become an innkeeper. Sylvia, who had worked in the television business for years, stayed up all night talking to her future husband about these plans. Gary, divorced and single, lived in a Jersey City historic brownstone near one of five restaurants he owned; Sylvia’s habitat was Rockland County. A year and a half later, in December 1996, the couple married on a Hamptons sand dune at sunset. By July of 1999, they had their inn. The Mill House Inn sits across the road from one of East Hampton’s landmarks – the Hook Mill, a windmill locals know signals the end of the classically manicured town of East Hampton and the beginning of the wilder stretches to the east – Amagansett, Napeague and Montauk. Gary found The Mill House Inn, which was operational, on a website operated by an inn consultant. On the day the Mullers closed on the property, The Mill House Inn was fully booked and guests found themselves with new innkeepers. “We were booked through August and kept every room available so we’d have revenue for a kick start,” reminisces Sylvia. Former owners had decorated the inn with chintz and, as Sylvia says, “people don’t want chintz,” so “everything came out of the house.” The eight rooms available to guests are now furnished with antiques, 330count linens, extra large cotton towels, abundant down pillows, quilts and lavish featherbeds. Each room has a full bathroom; some have whirlpool baths and working fireplaces.

The new proprietors are Sylvia and Gary Muller and they serve the most elaborate breakfast in the entire history of this historic inn. Gary Muller, the owner of a 250-seat restaurant in a bustling downtown area of New Jersey— has applied for a liquor license and may be offering intimate dinners to his guests in the near future. His wife, Sylvia majored in music and went on to pursue a career in television before becoming the innkeeper. The inn boasts of having the softest feather beds that can be found in all of the Hamptons and the owners take pride in the coordination of antiques that makes the decor of each room unique while offering their guests all the modern con- Breakfasts are sumptuous; cooked by Gary and served by veniences of the 21st Century. Sylvia. Some of the choices include Sylvia’s Egg Nog Brioche French Toast, Meyers Dark Rum Buttermilk Banana New York Living April 2002 Pancakes and Duck Confit and Poached Eggs. The Hamptons – All Year Round Daily Hamptons life has settled into a routine for the couGary Muller revealed his fantasy to his future wife, Sylvia, ple after almost three years. Once the Mullers have finwww.millhouseinn.com

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American Express Departures Magazine October 2001 Just outside of Manhattan: Great Escapes By Laurie Werner Part of the rhythm of living in Manhattan is getting out of the city on weekends. Fortunately, there’s abundant countryside in all directions. This guide covers five options that are three hours or less from the city and contain the requisite weekender mix of restful scenery and fine restaurants and inns as well as a sprinkling of sights- some dating back to the country’s beginnings. Hotels: The Mill House Inn - It’s difficult to find innkeepers as helpful and generous as Sylvia and Gary Muller, refugees from restaurant and marketing careers. From their detailed guest book, listing every restaurant, service, and possible bit of history in the area, to Gary’s massive breakfast menu, you do feel coddled. Among the thirteen breakfast choices: a luscious cheddar, bacon, tomato, and Vidalia onion omelet; house-smoked salmon with mascarpone; pancakes with bananas and Meyers Rum. They’re beautifully furnished [the rooms] with Asian antiques or Shaker furniture. ished breakfast service, a cadre of workers begins cleaning rooms as the last night’s guests depart. Around noon, Gary departs for the gym across the street. Sylvia continues work on the inn’s website, which is continually updated. She also answers phones and coordinates bookings. “Our work is basically 24/7,” she says. Despite the intense work, the Mullers agree that the lifestyle change has been good for them. During the past summer, the couple had time to go to the beach, kayak, take flyfishing lessons and entertain friends. The Mullers take advantage of local eateries such as Della Femina, The Laundry, The Palm, Rowdy Hall and The Maidstone Arms, all located within walking distance of the inn. Their private habitat reflects the same décor as the rooms for the public. A huge, well-organized kitchen has commercial appliances a novice chef only dreams of. The couple entertains their friends at a long wooden table in the dining room, which opens into an extensive library. And the two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs are even more luxurious than the guest’s quarters. Gary estimates that the property value has doubled since its purchase. The Mullers are currently investigating the expansion of The Mill House Inn; Gary’s dreams now center on doubling the size of the inn by next year and possibly even buying another local inn. www.millhouseinn.com

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crowds and worrying about being blown up in the sky. I also nixed an expensive and tiring paltry few days in the crowded Caribbean. Instead of going South for a long weekend, I dragged a friend out East. It was so low maintenance – pack up our garment bags, toss them in his BMW and go – that I started to think Id been an idiot to visit the Hamptons only in the summer. “Could it be done?” I wondered as we drove eastward, unfettered even by the usual heavy Hamptons summer traffic. “Might we actually have a successful winter getaway without leaving Long Island?”

Newsday Travel Section Cover Story Sunday January 9, 2000 THINK HAMPTONS for the WINTER” BY Beth Whitehead

Our four-night jaunt turned into a vacation of fabulous moments. Moments like the one at Babette’s, when we felt utterly relaxed and warm. Moments like the one at the end of a drive down Dune Road in Westhampton, when we got out of the car and walked on the beach at Cupsogue County Park.

There I was, settled under the fronds of a palm tree, sipping a pineapple-coconut-banana smoothie from a straw, the heat of the late morning sun kneading my face. The tropics, you say? I think not. I was at a corner table in Babette’s café in East Hampton, knowing but not caring one bit that soon I would venture back outside into to 30-degree December Day. The glorious early winter sun was breaking-and-entering through the windowpane, the palm was a potted one, and the smoothie ordered from an eclectic breakfast menu that included choices such as a Thai omelet made with grilled shrimp and spicy gingered peanut sauce. I’ve visited Long Island’s East End dozens of times, but this was the first time I packed earmuffs and gloves to go to We’d spent the whole miles-long ride along the barrier isthe Hampton. land’s spine – Dune Road- with our heads mechanically wobbling back and forth as if table fans. “Wow, look at This winter, I crossed off the idea of sparring with airport that: after “Wow, look at that” spewed forth as we passed beach house after opulent, contemporary beach house, struck by the creativity of their builders. Then we arrived at the literal end of the road. We left the car – earmuffs back on, gloves back on – and walked out onto a boardwalk, and it silenced us. Spread ahead were dunes of sand like snowdrifts, wheat-colored dune grass that blew like a woman’s hair in the wind, and an ocean that sparkled in the winter sun. The waves rolled up to the shore as if they had nothing better to do than meander their way toward us. It may have been a cold winter day, but it was still the beach, and, as I held my collar tight against my cheeks, the view reminded me that humanity’s ingenuity is nothing www.millhouseinn.com

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compared to nature, and it infused me with a much-needed sense of what is truly awesome. But our trip was not all so deep and real. After all, there is that other side of the Hamptons – that name-dropping, darling-this-darling-that, material excess side. And who can resist that? So we went shopping and antiquing and gave our credit cards a tiny workout in Southampton and East Hampton. We went vineyard hopping – there are three on the South Fork – Channing Daughters, Wolffer Estate and Duck Walk – and sipped wines galore as the hosts cajoled us into tasting more of their offering. We spent a long morning at Gurney’s Spa in Montauk, where we traded in our winter clothes for terry-cloth bathrobes. I had a seaweed wrap and my friend allowed the spa to scrub him with kosher salt and few enough that there were plentiful dinner reservation lavender oil. We both had hour-long Swedish massages. slots. And for fun, throughout the weekend, we counted fur coats We dined at the elegant Maidstone Arms in East Hampton, on fellow visitors to – or perhaps they were year-round residents of – the Hamptons. There were enough people so scoring a spot next to a roaring fire as we feasted on turkey that we felt we weren’t in a summer-resort ghost town, but with chestnut stuffing and yams. And the acid test: we got a table at Nick & Toni’s, and – unheard of! – were even able to call the same evening we were scheduled to dine to ask if we could please push our reservation back a half hour later than planned. Ahhh, winter. In the Hamptons, it has its plusses. The only disappointment of our trip was that we didn’t get to take a horseback ride along the beach in Montauk; the woman who runs the trail rides at Deep Hollow Ranch warned us that she would take us out, but that it was so brutally cold that weekend we would likely freeze our feet. Because it was winter, most everyone seemed to have time for us. At the Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, tour guide Scott Guerra gave us a tout-for-two. It included introducing us to the man who takes care of the vineyard’s five cows, from which they get the milk to make cheese they serve with the wine at tastings, and a chance to wander among the barrels in the basement, finding a cask that had been signed by Bill Murray and searching fruitlessly for the one that had been signed by Billy Joel. We stayed three nights at the moderately priced Southampton Inn, but splurged for one night at The Mill House Inn Bed & Breakfast across from the East Hampton village windmill. The owners’ dog, a black Gordon Setter named Molly, galloped up to us as we walked in with our luggage, welcoming us with a red bandana round her neck, her shaggy ears flopping. Innkeeper Sylvia Muller told us how she and her husband, Gary, bought the house just this past summer, chatting with us about how the couple had married right on the nearby beach in Napeague. Our room, called “Sail Away,” was www.millhouseinn.com

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decorated like a ship – I chose it before the trip by perusing all the rooms on the Inn’s Website, www.millhouseinn.com. A gas fireplace bathed our room in shadows with the ultraeasy flick of a switch, and the firelight playing on our faces was entertainment enough for the evening. “Abundance is what it’s all about,” Sylvia Muller said the next morning, when, after eating a breakfast of banana pancakes and salmon omelets, we commented on the plushness of the inn. “Luxury and abundance.”

East Hampton Star December 16, 1999 ...There were two big surprises on the tour, one of them a B & B and the other a private house. The first, far smaller and less well known than the Big Three inns, even to yearrounder's, was the Mill House on North Main Street, just across from Hook Mill. Sylvia and Gary Muller, who have owned Mill House only since August, went all out for the occasion, welcoming grateful visitors with steaming bowls of clam chowder and a hot roast beef and turkey buffet. Christmas music came wafting from the kitchen along with good smells. Upstairs, half a dozen or so immaculate bedrooms feature oversized white European-style duvets, elegant little curtain pulls, and botanic prints or Hamptons Classic posters on the walls. All have their own sparkling bathrooms, four of them with a Jacuzzi. Clearly a lot of

thought went into making Mill House a reflection of its historic surroundings. The Dominy Room, so close to the mill you can almost reach out and touch it, is adorned with the famous “Picturesque America” illustrations of East Hampton, circa the I870s, that first drew artists to the village. The inn’s dining room, parlor, and an outdoor porch were crowded on Saturday with happy visitors, many of whom could be heard telling each other how much at home they felt. “It reminds me of being a little kid again,” one woman said. Another remarked, in a wistful tone: “I could be very happy here. I must tell my therapist.” The Mill House Inn serves only breakfast for now, which is clearly a great loss to the village. The chowder was extraordinary!

Local Guide (restaurants/activities) “East End” Restaurants As well as attracting sun-worshipers, lovers, artists, writers, carpenters, fishermen, farmers, filmmakers, famous people and paparazzi - the Hamptons have cast their spell on world-class chefs and restaurateurs. The restaurant scene here rivals those of major “food” cities and some of the finest East End eateries are within walking distance of The Mill House Inn. The dress code in the Hamptons is casual "blue jeans are just fine with that $500 shirt from Polo-Ralph Lauren!" and the clientele is always an eclectic mix. Most of the best Hamptons restaurants are now open www.millhouseinn.com

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"west of the village" Bridgehampton, Watermill & Southampton Almond, Bobby Vans, Pierre’s, Plaza Café, Roberts, Red Bar, World Pie "north of the village" Sag Harbor & Shelter Island American Hotel, Beacon, Dockside Bar & Grill, Vine Street Café “the end” Montauk Dave’s Grill, East by Northeast, Fishbar, Harvest, Inlet Seafood Restaurant, Second House Tavern, Shagwong, Westlake Clam & Chowder House year-round, but their schedules and reservation policies vary widely. We are happy to advise you on the choices and make your dinner reservations. The following are most of our favorite restaurants. You might find us there - we usually eat at the bar since we never manage to make reservations for ourselves! "walking distance" East Hampton Village 1770 House, Babette’s, Cittanouva, Della Femina, Fresno, The Living Room, Nick & Toni's, The Palm, Rowdy Hall, Sam’s, Serafina "a very short drive” East Hampton The Boathouse, Bostwick’s Chowder House, Cafe Max, Nichols, Turtle Crossing "a short drive east" Amagansett & Napeague

A Short Guide to the Hamptons Antiques & Home Furnishings Between Southampton

to the west, Sag Harbor to the north, and Montauk to the east there are over 50 antique and/or home furnishing Clam Bar, Cyril's Fish House, D’Canela, Hampton stores, ranging from chic and comfortable furnishings at Chutney Company, Indian Wells, La Fondita, Hamp- Rum Runner in Southampton & Wainscott to one of a kind ton Chutney, The Meeting House, Sea Slug Lounge at furniture masterpieces at Pritam & Eames in East Hampton Fish Farm Multi Aquaculture Systems and modern furniture at Home in Sag Harbor, from the Home Store’s chic modern housewares in East Hampton to Country Home’s comfortable furnishings in Montauk. Keep looking – you might stumble upon a barn sale in Water Mill or a yard sale in Sagaponack…

Art & Historic Museums, Galleries & Gardens The Hamptons have been home to many artists over the years, drawn by the incredible landscape and light, the relatively inexpensive real estate (OK – not in this day and age unless they have been out here for a long time) and the relative tolerance of the community. Accordingly, the area has spawned numerous museums, galleries and artists’ gardens which continue to attract more artists as well as patrons of the arts and just plain people who appreciate beautiful things. From the Parish Art Museum in Southampton with www.millhouseinn.com

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ful, dotted with small islands and Osprey nests on high platforms. Continue south along the North Shore and detour to the little known Little Albert’s Landing on Napeague Bay. Take Cranberry Hole Road east to Lazy Point on Napeague Harbor, a favorite spot for windsurfing. For surfing, Ditch Plains in Montauk is the most popular beach. Gin Beach, on the east side of the mouth of Montauk Harbor, recalls the bootlegging past of the East End. Legend has it that crates of hooch used to wash up on the shore.

Children’s Activities There are things for children to do

its significant collection of American art - from William Merritt Chase to Willem de Kooning, to the Madoo Conservancy – an artist’s garden, and the numerous historical museums that abound throughout the villages, there is something here for every art lover’s heart.

(and adults to delight in!) beyond the beach on a not so sunny day. There is the remarkable Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) in Bridgehampton, hands-on Pony Care at the Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Center in Sagaponack, Pony Rides at Miss Amelia’s Cottage in Amagansett and Art Classes at the Golden Eagle in East Hampton.

Beaches Face it; no matter what else The Hamptons have to offer, it’s the beaches that bring the crowds. If you’re into crowds, Main Beach in East Hampton is the place to be. But if the scene is not your scene, just walk a few hundred feet up the beach and there will be no one casting a shadow on your tan. West of Main Beach, off Lily Pond Lane, is Georgica Beach. Walk west on the beach to the stretch where Georgica Pond almost meets the ocean. There you can see the very exclusive homes of folks like Martha Stuart and Steven Spielberg. And of course there is the gay beach at Two Mile Hollow… But don’t spend all your time on the ocean – our bay and harbor beaches are spectacular, too. The water is and warmer. Maidstone Beach at the mouth of Three Mile Harbor gives you a good view of the boats coming & going and of Gardiner’s Island There are Salamander Discovery classes at the South Fork across the bay. Louse Point juts out between Accabonac Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton and Puppet Harbor and Gardiners Bay. The harbor is amazingly peace- Shows at Goat On a Boat Theatre in Sag Harbor. Plus dance lessons, Jujitsu, miniature golf, pumpkin picking and much more.

Equestrian From English Riding in Bridgehampton’s horse country to Western Riding on the beach in Montauk at sunset, there are numerous activities in the area for horse lovers. Or bring your own horse and join the Southampton Trails Preservation Society for an Equestrian Event! And if you need new gear there are tack and bridle shops in Bridgehampton and Amagansett. And don’t miss our annual Hampton Classic Horse Show! Fitness The East Hampton Gym has just been totally renovated and is just steps from the Mill House Inn. If you have a little more time the Sag Harbor Gym is larger, full of light and has harbor views. The Hamptons boast an www.millhouseinn.com

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offer some of the most exciting salt water Fly Fishing experiences in the North East - from sight fishing for bass on the flats and duping weakfish in the back bays, to big game fly fishing with one of our talented guides.

Golf The eastern end of Long Island, with its rolling hills

abundance of Yoga, Spinning, Tai Chi, Meditation, Aerobics and Pilates classes or just take a vigorous walk on the beach. Bicycle rentals can also be arranged – take a stroll down Main Street and pick up a good old fashioned around town bike from Khahn’s sports in East Hampton or have Amagansett Beach & Bicycle deliver a high-end racing or trail bike to the inn.

& water holes, is a natural for golf and boasts several of the first and finest golf courses built in the United States. With more than 30 courses within 30 miles of East Hampton, there is something for everyone. Montauk Down’s Trent Jones designed public course is considered one of the top 3 in the state and top 50 in the country. With high elevations (and beautiful views) this course can be especially difficult when the wind is blowing. And of course, if you can wangle an invitation, there are the most famous private clubs in the Hamptons – the Maidstone Club, Atlantic and Shinnecock Hills.

Guest Services Whether you need a bank, a drugstore, a haircut, a dozen roses, new tires for your car, a new ratchet for your tool box, a Laundromat, a dry cleaner, a battery for your camera, or a photographer for your wedding … we have it all in the Hamptons. Just ask your innkeeper.

Fishing One of the "Fishing Capitals of the World"... Montauk currently holds 30 of the world's records for sport fishing. Local waters abound with tuna, swordfish, marlin, mako sharks, bluefish, striped bass, codfish, porgies, blackfish, flounder, haddock, pollack and tile fish ... the list goes on and on. Whether you want to troll for striped bass by Montauk Point or experience an offshore trip for shark and tuna there is a charter boat and captain just right for you. Or watch the birds along the beach and join the frenzy of Surfcasters in the autumn. The East End’s majestic waters also

Houses of Worship From the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in its beautiful sanctuary designed by renowned architect Norman Jaffe in 1968 to the First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton which has been a part of the community for more than three centuries; from the Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church on Buell Lane to the First United Methodist Church across the green from the Mill House Inn, the Calvary Baptist Church in Springs and the stately St. Luke's Episcopal Church on James Lane, and more, there is a home in East Hampton for every soul.

Night Life We are fortunate to have the Stephen Talkhouse in nearby Amagansett, an intimate local club with world-class music year round. “Regulars” at The Talkhouse include Suzanne Vega, The Neville Brothers, Jonny Winter, Coco Montoya, Marc Cohen, Ritchie Havens, Southside Johnny, Judy Collins, Christopher Cross, Martin Sexton, David Johansen, Nils Lofgren and the occasional surprise guest that might just be in the audience. Pierre’s offers jazz some evenings, and several of the local restaurants www.millhouseinn.com

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feature live music or DJ dancing after dinner. In Season we have Lily Pond on Three Mile Harbor Road if you really want to dance the night away.

dian campgrounds and bald eagles. Or take a drive through the protected farmland and marvel at an agrarian culture preserved in the Hamptons.

Recreation Where to begin? Apple picking, Bowling, Canoeing, Dog walking, Eating, fly Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Ice skating, Just relaxing, Kayaking, Lollygagging, Miniature golfing, communing with Nature, Ogling sun bathers, Picnicking, enjoying some Quiet time, Running on the beach, Swimming, Tennis, reading a good book Under a tree, Virtually anything, Walking into the sunset… You get the idea!

Salons, Spas & Massage We are happy to arrange a massage for you in the comfort of your spacious suite, within walking distance at the A Studio Day Spa, or a couple of miles away at Naturopathica. Our excellent salons include M Salon in East Hampton, the Salon & Spa at the Square in Amagansett, or Scott J Salon & Spa in Bridgehampton. Parks & Nature Preserves Over 60% of the land in East Hampton Town (from Wainscott to Montauk Point) is preserved greenland, and with the combined efforts of the State, County, Town, Nature Conservancy and citizens, this continues to expand. There are the Nature Trails off David’s Lane for a local walk to feed the ducks, the Two Dune Reserve on the ocean beach from Egypt Beach to Amagansett, Hither Hill State Park encompassing a good part of Napeague and Montauk, and many many more. Take a hike in the Walking Dunes – high white sand dunes that “walk” with the winds, covering scrub oak and exposing old tree skeletons. See the seals on the rocks off Montauk Point in the winter, or hike through the Mashomack Reserve which takes up over a third of Shelter Island. Go kayaking in Alewive Pond at Cedar Point and see the water birds and hear the bull frogs calling, or in Georgica Pond where you can wave at the rich and famous drinking cock- Shopping Shopping in the Hamptons has never been bettails on their waterfront lawns! Follow the Nature Trails ter. There’s Tangers Outlet Mall in Riverhead, antiquing around Big Reed Pond in Montauk where you can see Infrom Quogue to Montauk and of course the wonderful shops in East Hampton – just steps away from the Mill House Inn. Polo Ralph Lauren always has a spiffy window (or four!); the diamonds are glistening in Tiffany’s display cases; Eileen Fisher has beautiful & comfortable dresses and Coach has fine leather to dress up whatever money you have left after shopping; Bookhampton has more great books than you could read in a year! Check out the bargains at the Ladies Village Improvement Society Thrift Shop or buy lingerie for the lady in your life at Bonne Nuit. There are children’s toys at Steph’s Stuff and art supplies at the Golden Eagle. The list is endless – see for yourself! Theatres The Hamptons host a vibrant theatre community year-round. The newly renovated John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall in East Hampton holds plays, play readings, concerts, lectures, forums and films. Bay Street Theatre in www.millhouseinn.com

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Sag Harbor’s MainStage presents 4 or 5 world class productions a year as well as KidStage, play readings, musical events and classic films. The Playwright’s Theatre of East Hampton is on the cutting edge, and of, course, we have a 6-plex first run movie theater in East Hampton, while Sag Harbor’s old fashioned movie palace leans more towards art and foreign films. And in October the Hamptons International Film Festival fills all the theatres with luminaries from around the world…

Transportation We are happy to arrange transportation for you, whether you need a taxi to dinner, a bicycle to ride to the beach, a car rental to be delivered to the inn, or a limo to take you on a first class wine tour of the North Fork. Arriving from New England? Consider taking a car ferry from New London or Bridgeport rather than driving around. It might not be any faster, but you don’t have to drive half the time and you are out on the open water. Then two more little car ferries take you from the North Fork across Shelter Island to the South Fork and you are almost home! Coming from the city without a car? Consider the Hampton Jitney or the Luxury Liner, express bus lines servicing Manhattan and the Hamptons. The train is OK if you catch one of the two express trains per day, but the Jitney tends to be far more convenient.

Wine Country & the North Fork You don’t have to be an oenophile to be enthralled by Long Island’s wineries. In the last 20 years, Long Island’s wine industry has grown from one small vineyard to over 3,000 acres of vines and over two dozen wineries producing world-class wines. The praise and awards continue to accumulate, and Long Island wines just keep getting better. There are three wineries in the Hamptons (don’t miss Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack – take home their Pinot Noir and the Cuvee Sparkling Wine Brut), but for the full experience take a day trip to the North Fork. There are now over 20 wineries to choose from but don’t miss Pindar (if the good Doctor is leading a Champagne tour you are in luck, but in any case, try out their Mythology – if you can get it - and the Cabernet Port) and Lenz (their Pinot Noir, Cuvee and Chardonnays consis-

tently win blind tastings over the top French wines costing easily 10 times as much). We love the Road House Red and the Cupola at Bedell Cellars and the Rieslings at Paumanok. For lunch stop in at Claudio’s in Greenport and experience a bit of history with your local clams on the half shell. Go back all the way east (do take the detour to the “Business District” of Orient village – it has a post office, an ice cream parlor and a general store) to Orient Point and walk the nature trail out to the very tip.

Calendar of Events Year-Round Activities Just a small sampling of the types of activities available year-round. There is always something to do in the Hamptons if it rains or snows! Night Life The Stephen Talkhouse Amagansett Live Music – Great Acts –Intimate Setting! “Regulars” at The Talkhouse include Suzanne Vega, Judy Collins, Christopher Cross, www.millhouseinn.com

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Marc Cohen, Ritchie Havens, Southside Johnny, The Neville Brothers, Jonny Winter, Coco Montoya, The Strawbs, Martin Sexton, Nils Lofgren and the occasional surprise guest who might just be in the audience tonight

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Cigar bar Sag Harbor 7 nights per week. Great music. The last legal place to smoke in the Hamptons

The Parrish Art Museum Southampton - An impressive collection of American art with an emphasis on artists of the East End. Including William Merritt Chase, Fairfield Porter, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock.

Pierre’s Bridgehampton Jazz Standards Tuesdays

Guild Hall’s Woodhouse and Moran Galleries East Hampton - Exhibitions year-round, many featuring local artists

Canio’s Books Sag Harbor- Art Exhibitions, Book Readings & more East Hampton Historical Society East Hampton - Exhibitions, Lectures, Lantern & Cemetery Tours The Old Hook Mill East Hampton - Across the street from the Mill House Inn. Open to the public. Montauk Lighthouse Montauk - Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop.

Wine Country & The North Fork Over 30 Wineries producing award-winning Wines! Wine Tastings, tours, music and more. Local Lavender & Goat Cheese, Farm Stands and rural vistas – water everywhere!

Outdoors on The East End Nature Walks & Workshops The Viking Fleet Montauk - Fishing trips leaving from Montauk Harbor year-round. Whale Watching in the Winter. Sailing Lessons and Fishing Charters

Body & Soul Yoga, Massage, Meditation, Retreats, Weight Lifting & Spinning

Children’s Events Art & Historic Museums & Galleries From Classic to Eclectic, From the Past to the Future Pollock-Krasner House East Hampton - Tours, Lectures, Films and Inspiration! Vered Gallery East Hampton - Various Works of Peter Beard, Vuillard, Sisley, Picasso, Duffy & Chagall Giraffics Gallery East Hampton - Original Art, Signed Books, Special Limited Edition Prints, Poster Art Solar Gallery East Hampton - Latin American Art and Dewww.millhouseinn.com

The Children's Museum Of The East End (CMEE)Bridgehampton - The permanent exhibit focuses on what makes the East End a special place, with an emphasis on the people and living creatures that inhabit it. Themes include agriculture, fishing, world celebrations, and community. In addition to the indoor activities, visitors are encouraged to explore outdoor exhibits, mazes and gardens. South Fork Natural History Museum Bridgehampton - Nature Walks & Workshops Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Sagaponack - Pony Care Learn barn care, riding and do arts and crafts on this rescue

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ranch. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Water Mill Museum Children’s Hands-On Mill Tours Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre Puppet Play-Groups for children Puppet Shows Saturdays

Off-Season Events Typically labeled as a seaside resort that lies dormant as the winter season approaches, East Hampton is hardly quiet when covered with a fresh dusting of winter snow! With a vibrant year round population and many people spending long weekends at their summer homes, calendar of events that seems beyond belief in summer has reduced itself to an almost manageable depth. Bay Street Theatre Sag Harbor Bay Street Theatre's Play Reading Series offers established and emerging playwrights an opportunity to hear their new The Picture Show@Bay Street Theatre - our classic film series that gives you the opportunity to see films as they work in front of an audience. were meant to be seen - - on the big screen! Special guests have included Alan Alda, Lauren Bacall, Sydney Lumet, Eli Wallach and more, in conversation following their films. Southampton Artists Association Winter Show Guild Hall Woodhouse and Moran Galleries East Hampton - Annual Students Art Festival Guild Hall Hampton - Staged Play Readings - The Naked Stage is a working collective of performing artists dedicated to the development of theatre on the East End of Long Island. Works in Progress serves as an incubator and laboratory for actors, writers, directors, dancers, composers, musicians and designers to practice and explore their craft free from the constraints of production schedules, budgets, criticism and public performance. Annual Free Winter Film Series on Sunday Nights - First Run, Award Winning, Independent Films Group For The Southfork Bridgehampton - Ospreys Call For Volunteers! Volunteers who enjoy exploring the outdoors during the winter months are needed to conduct a survey of the condition of the Group's osprey poles in Southampton and East Hampton. Long Island Wine Country Winter Festival During the entire month of February the Wine Country Winter Festival Passport is your entrée to great events, activities & deals around the East End of Long Island. For only $30 you can take advantage of the full program of activities at wineries and other businesses around the East www.millhouseinn.com

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End, including concerts, art shows, cooking classes, barrel tastings and much more!

Springtime in the Hamptons

prix fixe for $21.95 all night (except Saturday when it will only be offered until 7 PM). Participants also include Lodging (The Mill House Inn!), Wineries and Retail. Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade On the Sunday after St Patty’s Day – This is truly the kickoff of the new season in Montauk and one of the largest parades on the East Coast with numerous fanciful floats, marching bands, bagpipe bands & more fire engines than you have ever seen before! Guild Hall’s Woodhouse and Moran Galleries East Hampton - Annual Guild Hall Members Exhibition - the oldest non-juried exhibition remaining on Long Island.

High Season Highlights Ahhh… Summer at the seashore…She sells seashells and he has sand between his toes…Bicycle built for two?A picnic on the beach (was someone lunching on Spring is a special season in the Hamptons. The bulbs the beach when they came up with the name for sandpush up through thawing ground and buds swell on the bushes and trees. The birds sing at dawn and days grow longer. East Hampton gardens fill with bright flowers and soft breezes. We kick off our shoes to feel sand between our toes again! And we dream of summer pleasures…This time of year there’s plenty to do in the Hamptons besides just relaxing – time to dust off your bicycle or go horseback riding on the beach again. There is great music at The Stephen Talkhouse, movies and galleries and shops reopening with new paint jobs and spiffy new merchandise. The wineries are open year-round for tours and tastings and what better time to treat your self to a relaxing massage or spa. Hamptons Restaurant Week Last week of March/First week of April from Sunday to Sunday, all participating restaurants offer a three course

wiches?) with a bottle of Wölffer Rose and a pocket full of posies, picked along the way…Maybe wish upon a star (or catch one performing unannounced at Stephen Talkhouse Thursday night!).It’s that time again – and the place to be is in the Hamptons. Montauk's Annual Harbor Festival - Food, inflatable rides, carnival games, face painting, clam shucking contest, best baked clam and hot dog eating contests, fish filleting contest, dunking tank, live music, retail Annual Blessing of the Montauk Fleet Star Island Yacht Club Shark Tournament Montauk Mainstage @ Bay Street Theatre Sag Harbor - Four Plays showcasing Bay Street's commitment to the most talented new voices in the theatre world. Past stars have included

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group of pianists selected by audition. Concerts open to the public. Antique, Art, Crafts & Garden Shows Bridgehampton Polo Club - Saturdays July & August. If you don’t have a ticket to hobnob with the rich & famous under the tent, bring a blanket and a picnic and watch from the sidelines. You might even get to see the sport! Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival The Hampton Designer Showhouse The Hamptons Cottage & Gardens Idea House Charity Balls and Gala Events Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin and more.

Super Saturday, The Red Cross Ball, Heart of the Hamptons and so many more!

Kid street @ Bay Street Theatre - Sag Harbor Theatre events for children featuring singers, dance troupes, circuses and more from around the world. The Music Festival of the Hamptons 4 Weeks of Concerts held in various venues throughout the Hamptons July Fourth Fireworks and Parades on the East End Fireworks in East Hampton, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Amagansett, Shelter Island and Southampton Parades in Southampton & Sag Harbor Annual Artists' Studio Tour - Visit the studios, homes and gardens of over 50 artists in the Hamptons. Purchase original works of art.Demonstrations along the way showing different artists' techniques and works in progress. Pianofest is a summer festival located in the Hamptons which offers exceptionally concentrated study to a small

Annual East Hampton Sand Castle Contest Amagansett Hamptons Food and Wine Festival - Internationally acclaimed chefs and winemakers converge for an incredible weekend of parties, wine and food tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, live competitions and spectacular Grand Tastings The Hampton Classic Horse Show Bridgehampton - With 1,400 horses exhibiting and 40,000 spectators, this is one of the country's largest Show Jumping competitions. Over 60 vendors offering everything from antiques to fine art, souvenirs to saddles, gifts, toys, house wares to fashion and accessories. The Hampton Classic is the premier social event of the Hamptons. Artists and Writers Softball Game East Hampton - An annual charity event which showcases the baseball skills of such luminaries as Alec Baldwin, Roy Scheider, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and more. A perennial favorite for

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submit their work for judging and it is the audience that also votes. As well as wonderful films of all kinds, there are panel discussions where the audience gets to ask questions of notable local celebrities such as Alec Baldwin and Kevin Bacon.

spectators, too!

Shinnecock Reservation Southampton- Annual PowWow with championship Intertribal dance and singing competitions, demonstrations of bow & arrow making, archery, wood & antler carving, bead & leatherwork & jewelry making. Native American crafts for sale including Navajo Artists Studio Tour East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Waterrugs, pottery, moccasins & jewelry. Food offerings include mill, Springs, Amagansett, Sag Harbor - Visit the studios, homes and gardens of over 20 established and emerging venison, fry bread & succotash. artists in the Hamptons. Meet the artists in their studios and purchase original works. Harvest Festivals, Wine Tours, Pumpkin & Apple Picking Corn Maizes, Farm Stands and more!!!

Autumn in the Hamptons Cool nights, Indian Summer days, Monarch butterflies, stripers and blues!!!Our foliage lingers long after the flash of New England – in muted colors of burgundy and dark gold.The crowds disappear, traffic subsides, you can get a dinner reservation, the world is relaxed, yet there is still plenty to do.A play at Guild Hall, music at the Stephen Talkhouse, our own inter- Gary & Sylvia national film festival, a walk on the beach…There is no better time to be on the East End. Hamptons Film Festival - This event is one of the high points of the East End’s season! Many independent and budding directors and stars as well as some old favorites

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Historic East Hampton & the “East End” The East End of New York’s Long Island, jutting 100 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, is home to some of the world’s most spectacular ocean beaches, pristine bays & estuaries, secluded freshwater ponds, scrub pine forests with quiet nature trails, foggy mornings, lazy sunny days, blazing sunsets painted on the evening sky, and star-filled nights. The soil is fertile and the climate is kept mild by the Gulf Stream waters. A fisherman’s playground, a vintner’s paradise and an artist’s inspiration, the historic “East End” has attracted visitors for thousands of years, from the earliest settlers - the Native Americans - to today’s world savvy travelers.

who felt that Southampton (which was founded by settlers from Massachusetts only 8 years prior) was getting too crowded and restrictive. Thus began the rivalry between the two main villages of the Hamptons! Over the years, East Hampton has managed to maintain its classic old New England village charm, its agrarian roots and its unspoiled green lands, even as it has blossomed into an internationally recognized resort destination and year-round home to an ever-growing population. The village was laid out around a broad commons (which is now Main Street) running from the Town Pond

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Catherine out of Liverpool was driven ashore off the coast of Amagansett. The Catherine and all her cargo were lost, but luckily all of the 300 Irish immigrants aboard fleeing the great potato famine were saved. Among them was a young man named Patrick Lynch, bound for the gold fields of California. Colonel Parsons offered him work on his farm at Fireplace, so he settled in East Hampton and, shortly after 1860, bought the house now known as The Mill House Inn. In the 1870s and 1880s, there being no Catholic Church in East Hampton, Roman Catholic services were held every other week in the home of Patrick Lynch – the congregation spilling out into the yard and kneeling under the window to hear Mass. In 1898 Patrick remodeled the house, raising the roof to the current Gambrel, giving it a full second floor and adding the front porch.

The house remained in the Lynch family until the mid 70’s and was, like many other houses in the area during the late 18th and early 19th century, used as a boarding house for the new on the west end to the sheep fold on wave of summer visitors, artists and the east end, across from where the migrant workers. When the Lynch post office now stands. Many of the family sold the house the subsequent historic homes and sites have been owners continued the tradition of preserved; Main Street is lined with accepting paying guests and serving stately old trees instead of gas stations them breakfast, making The Mill and our Historic Districts (Main Street, House Inn one of the oldest continuing Huntting Lane and Hook Mill) are Bed & Breakfast establishments in listed on the National Register of East Hampton. Historic Places. The Mill House Inn is situated in the heart of the Hook Mill Historic District.

The Hamptons have increasingly become a year-round destination as visitors from around the world discover the many pleasures the area has to offer. The beaches continue to attract the summer crowd but the beautiful weather lingers even when the beautiful people have fled replaced first by clouds of Monarch Butterflies migrating through, and then The Mill House Inn has been part of by swirls of autumn leaves, starry skies East Hampton history for over 200 years. The house was originally built & snowflakes. by the Parsons Family in 1790 as a Originally settled by Native Americans traditional salt box like “Home Sweet as early as 1290 B.C., the Village of Home,” a Historic Museum on the East Hampton was founded in 1648 other end of the village, across from A.D. by a group of English farmers Town Pond. In 1851, the ship

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