Customer Reviews
Beck20
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor

"PERFECT -- but with an Inadequately trained summer waitstaff."

This is a small, very romantic inn with gorgeous rooms, grounds and a beautiful pool and spa in a great location; within walking distance of town, movie theatre and the beach.The breakfasts are glorious but -- if you sit outside, prepare to wait a long time for service as the young staff is happily chatting in the kitchen.

DO make certain your waitress repeats your breakfast order back to you, else you may be quite surprised at what arrives -- or doesn't. Also, do look at ALL the rooms online as the prices vary widely.

solei15
Lima, Peru
Level 6 Contributor

"ANOTHER LEVEL of B&B !!! fantastic location!!"

AMAZING PLACE!!, AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! TOP COMFORT!!! Where should i start?? we are not usuals in B&Bs mainly because we are too demanding and we prefer Full Luxury Service but The Baker house is there to PLEASE, and it does DELIVER!!! Although frequent visitors to NY never really had the chance to go to the hamptons. We dropped our children at their schools in upper NY and this was just THE PERFECT experience to CHERRY our Trip. Very Private and Quiet but Great Hamptons atmosphere. The bakers house is elegant, charming, perfectly located (walking distance to main town and restaurants) and EXTREMELY Comfortable. Nobody would believe that this property is not only a land mark but hundreds of years old;it smells delicious, it is SPOTLESS clean, homy and private! It has a Great collection of books and magazines throughout the whole property and the Decor is just perfect (even original floors and doors). Also, the linens are Top of the line,a bed that makes you not want to wake up, great amenities , an AC that works not only to perfection but totally noiceless (not very common) and gardens that are simply "To dye for".... I stayed at the Gardiner Room which is a fairly sized room (kind of a junior Suite and i believe the largest in the main building) with a superb view of the pool and gardens (there are 2 outdoor pools and one indoor). Since i liked the property so much i was lucky enough to get a Peek of some other rooms : There are to please all!!!, small and cute and more spacious for people that like to hang out more in their rooms (like us). Also, In the carriage house (a separate building) they have a Beautifull suite with its own spacious balcony. There is no room service but they have a fully stocked self service bar so upon arrival of your dinning experience you can enjoy a drink in the living room or at the terrace. The mini bar at the room is Great and what ever you request they will get for you!! Brunch is also Delicious (don't miss the home made scones!) we are definitely going back in the winter so we can see all those beautiful fireplaces working!! I really felt in another world and couldn't think of a critique!!! 7 stars to this one!!! View More
Padelis P
Lima, Lima, Peru
Level 4 Contributor

“Superb Service, Unique location”

It's the place to be in East Hampton!!! Impeccable rooms, excellent service. You have to try the brunch they serve. The location is key as you can walk to town if you want to. This exquisite small luxury hotel is exclusive and quite but THE place to be!!!

It has two pools a Spa and a fantastic garden. I cannot wait to spend a weekend during winter. Definitely the best alternative to owning a house at the Hamptons.

Panteleimon P
Lima, Peru

Superb Service, Unique location

Its the place to be in East Hampton!! Impecable rooms, excellent service. You must try the Brunch they serve. The location is key as you can walk to town if you want to. It is exclusive and quite but THE place to be!!

Two pools, Spa and a fantastic garden. I cannot wait to try it in the winter. No doubt the best alternative to owning a house at the Hamptons.

Mapleleaf1959
New York City, New York

"They put the Bed in B and B."

The Baker House is one the most beautiful, refined, and tasteful inns I have ever stayed in. The grounds are stunning and secluded with spectacular old trees and two pools to choose from. The rooms are all different but extremely comfortable with the best beds and sheets you can imagine. You almost wish for a rainy day so you can have an excuse to just stay in bed and watch movies. I loved the Frette sheets so much I bought some from the inn. The bathrooms are large and tastefully renovated with wonderful toiletries. They also have wonderful spa which I unfortunately did not have time to enjoy, this visit. Maybe next time. Breakfast is superb! The blueberry pancakes are the best I have ever had. Try and sit under the arbor, it is magical. I found the staff friendly and attentive but not overbearing. I will definitely be back.

Michael Y
Sydney , Australia
Level 6 Contributor

“Hampton experience without the mortgage!”

We were so glad we booked to stay here as it gave us what we were looking for - a Hamptons experience without needing to own the house. This house is beautiful, the staff both efficient and friendly, the gardens gorgeous. We stayed in the Gardiner room and it was perfect - large and decorated in a style that was totally relaxing ... spaces to sit, spaces to read, spaces to relax, bathroom was gorgeous, sizeable and although antique it was modernised. This room also looks over the gardens which has the advantage of not facing the road. Breakfast in the morning outside by the pool was a delight and the offering was broad enough to be anything we needed. We loved our stay here, would highly recommend it and would love to return one day

jLawrencem
forest hills
Level 3 Contributor

“A Delightful Weekend”

I am not a fan of the Hamptons. Unless you have your own home, have invitations to parties and/or love to shop...there are few things to do and fewer places to stay. Until this year for the film festival . We stayed in a great room (forget the price), in a great location, in a great little B & B: Baker House. Walked to town; walked to the beach; perfect.

Angela B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor

“. The Gatsby Experience With a Modern Twist”

The Baker House and its Carriage House is defined as a bed and breakfast guest house, but quirky, superior and totally beyond expectations. The rooms were modernised, spacious and all had huge bathrooms.Both houses had large fireplaces which had been upgraded to use instant light logs which kept the lounge areas cosy. In each lounge was provided with free coffee on tap plus a bar which worked on an honesty basis. guests had to fill in a slip with their drinks and pass it to reception. Breakfast was served in the dining room in the main house with a wide choice to suit all tastes. The hot breakfast menu was different each day. There was a choice of cereals with berries, mixed fruit salad, yoghurts, fresh fruit, croissants and side orders of English style muffins, toast and bacon. Cooked dishes ranged from scrambled eggs to blueberry pancakes and French toast. In spite of its modest title as a guest house, there was a spa pool with massages and facials on offer. This place packs a real punch for warmth and a genuine Long Island experience. View More
Jean_Bird123
Level 2 Contributor

“Ask for a room in the back”

This is a charming, historic home, but the rooms in the front have highway noise all night long. The rooms overlooking the back garden are much quieter.

The 200-year-old wisteria, the tiger lilies hanging over the pool, and the grounds in general are gorgeous. They have so many beautiful coffee table books both in the main living room and the guest rooms that were a pleasure to read through in the evening.

Caaron W
Level 3 Contributor

“English country in the Hamptons”

Secluded Tudor home on Main Street. Large, modern rooms. Privacy in the rear cottage. Lovely breakfasts; comfortable common rooms. Pricey but it is the Hamptons. You can take wine and liquor as you wish- on the honor system. Thus you feel at home away from home. It's not super cushy in terms of service but fine for a short retreat

kmcg21
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Level 6 Contributor

“1st Anniversary”

We decided to spend the night at The Baker House 1650 for our first wedding anniversary. What a great decision we made. Every square inch of this historic residence is impeccably designed and beautifully furnished. It's décor is only surpassed by the magnificent service we received.

Shortly after arriving we were shown to the spa on the lower floor. Candles were lit, appropriate music was playing, and the pool was set to a comfortable bath temperature. For 2 hours we had the entire facility to ourselves. Under lock and key, curtains drawn, it was a magical time.

After going out to dinner that evening, we came back to the Baker House and indulged in our wedding cake that was stored in our freezer at home for one year. (An odd tradition, as the cake surely was better the day after the wedding.) The staff were great hosts in allowing us to keep the cake in their kitchen until we were ready to partake.

In the morning, a delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes and huevos rancheros awaited us. Coffee, tea, fresh juices and pastries were also part of the fare.

All in all, a wonderful time at a wonderful location.

On the negative, while it was completely out of their control, the weather this winter has been horrible. As a result, clumpy blocks of ice scattered the stone driveway, and the grounds were impassable. The walk from the house to the parking area was quite treacherous, especially at night because there is not adequate driveway lighting. It's too dark.

Also, the pillows and linens on the bed are fantastic, of the highest quality. However, we believed the mattress to be a bit too firm.

But certainly do not let these two slight negatives stop you from staying at The Baker House. Highly recommended.

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CaliforniaMillers
California
Level 6 Contributor

“Great Stay in East Hampton!”

We stayed for a long weekend at the Baker House, and we absolutely loved the place! Our room was very large, clean and comfortable with a great view of the main street. The bathroom was fantastic. We had a huge walk in closet and lots of books, trinkets and nice antique furniture. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, and we loved the breakfasts. Many choices that rotated each day. The common rooms and the grounds were beautiful and inviting. The location was great, too, as we walked to the beach, restaurants and shops. We will stay at the Baker House when we return to the Hamptons!

Doug O
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor

“Gorgeous and classy yet warm and comfortable”

We usually don't spend this much for a room but we wanted to actually stay in East Hampton. What a treat. This place is impeccably maintained and beautifully decorated. I read several reviews, so knew if I choose a room on the street, I'd hear some road noise. Yes there was some noise but mostly in the morning. We loved this place, it is actually nicer than most photos we looked at. Besides the main house they have a carriage house that is huge and sits far behind the main house. The grounds are like a park and both the main house and the carriage house have their own pools. All the staff we encountered were respectful, friendly and the service was perfect. They made us a delicious custom breakfast every morning and offered a good variety to chose from. In the dining hall they have a honors bar (well stocked) and also a refrigerator (discreetly hidden in a cabinet) in our room. It was an easy walk to dinner (except Nick and Tony's). I compared many B & B's and this one is the best and for East Hampton, fairly priced.

alopezmontano
Madrid, Spain

“A small paradise...”

I spent 5 days at the Baker House this summer as part of my honey moon and I can say that these days in the House were the best part of the journey! The House is simply amazing, well located close to the town centre and the beach, the breakfast delicious (specially if you take it in the garden close to the pool), a well designed spa and the staff is ready at any moment to help you. I have a remark in this regard, we had a problem with a local car renting and, since we are in Spain, Heather and Karen helped us contacting the company and fixing the problem!

In sum, as a say in the title, a small paradise.
Antonio y Rocio

Shoeguy-1
Southampton, Ontario,
Level 4 Contributor

“Perfection in every way”

We were so fortunate to be able to stay in the Carriage House for our weekend in May. We arrived at the Inn after two days on the road and were so pleased. Talk about discreet, the only signage is a small oval tucked into the hedge on the street and I just saw it in time to make the driveway. The driveway is an old carriage lane way and so you might want to take it a bit slowly as you enter from the street.

Our room overlooked the gorgeous pool at the rear of the property and I don't know how you could make a very old building any more stunning. The furnishings, the artworks, the bathroom fixtures, even the beautiful coffee table books that abounded all combined to make a lovely overall impression. There is a beautiful common room as you enter the building and it too is stunning. Sadly, we were too busy with our wedding activities to enjoy it as much as I would have liked.

Ah the next morning....a short walk through the back yard to the dining room/bistro to enjoy the best pancakes I have ever had. I want that recipe! Just two breakfasts there, so I can't tell you what or if there are other meals but definitely worth getting up out that comfortable bed for breakfast!

I noticed in other reviews some comments about price and all I can say is to be so wonderfully cosseted in this very pricey area of the country is worth every penny.

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ChathamR
Charlotte, Nc
Level 4 Contributor

“Golf trip to the Hamptons”

We had a four day golf trip to the Hamptons scheduled with a large group and would be traveling to courses between Southampton and East Hampton. We chose the Baker House based on Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The property is simply beautiful. While I am not a big B&B fan, this felt more like a small hotel that a private home. The common areas are elegant with every magazine, book, periodical and books on local history you could ask for. We appreciated the honor bar in the dining area and the late afternoon nibbles. Our room (the Gardiner) was very large, beautifully decorated and light filled, as was the marble bathroom. We appreciated the free wi-fi (my husband's biggest pet peeve is to be charged for wi-fi when staying at any luxury accommodation…..don't hoteliers know how maddening that is?). Breakfasts were simply delicious and the staff could not have been more accommodating. My only negative comments are that there was no one to help us with our bags upon arrival. All rooms are upstairs, there is no elevator and it took us 15 minutes to lug all of our belongings to our room. Same issue on departure….no one to help me lug a 40 pound suitcase down the stairs and no one even offered! Secondly, there is a "loft suite" on the third floor which was directly above our room. Perhaps that guest was particularly heavy footed but all we could hear was his or her clomping around above us until well into the night. This can be a problem with any old house but I would think that a layer of padding underneath carpet could easily solve the problem. While we did not use the pool area in the backyard, it was very beautiful as is the guest house and gardens at the very back of the property which would be an amazing venue for a wedding, group getaway spot, etc. We would love to return! View More
Serial_Traveller
London
Level 6 Contributor

“This Is Exactly What An Inn In The Hampton's Should Be Like.”

There's quite mixed reviews for the Baker House, and being two people who have experienced a variety of properties around the world, and who have high standards, we were a little wary about whether to make a booking. Plus, the Baker House, like all properties in The Hampton's, are pretty expensive, and no one likes to make an expensive mistake.

We were to celebrate a very important occasion, and really didn't want to risk being let down by a badly run, or uncomfortable disappointing property. But I can state we made the absolute best choice - and certainly this is without doubt the best property we've ever stayed at in The Hampton's.

We booked The Lily Pond suite for a few days, and further tried The Polo Room for a few days - both are in the Carriage House - both had excellent firm beds, luxurious bed linen, pleasant seating areas and good wet rooms. As many people seem to have been disturbed by traffic whilst staying at various Hampton's properties, to the best of my knowledge, The Baker House is the only inn to have the luxury of having further rooms in the completely separate lovely Carriage House which is well away from the main road or the train tracks. Not a sound was to be heard. And to our absolute delight one morning we woke to find a deer peering in our window. I should add that I also believe The Baker House to be the only inn with proper large gardens and 2 swimming pools.

The rooms and public areas of The Carriage House are best described as "as if designed by Ralph Lauren" - it's chic, tasteful and the perfect home-away-from-home. If we could live here we happily would.

Breakfast was a joy - the absolutely lovely Spanish speaking ladies were charming and will cook anything you want. Don't rush - spend an hour over your breakfast before a walk on the fabulous beach or doing a bit of shopping. The breakfast will set you up for the day.

I wanted to individually thank the ladies who run The Baker House, but I can only remember one or two names, and it seems unfair to not mention everyone by name. So I shall just say every lady we dealt with was completely different in personality and style, yet ALL of them were extremely helpful for information, booking restaurants, getting taxis, hiring cars, etc etc. We really could not fault any of them. Everything they did was graciously carried through, nothing seemed to be any trouble for them.

I've said this elsewhere about inn's in The Hampton's - they are not hotels. The staff aren't there to open and close doors, and aren't sitting behind reception desks wearing uniforms. They are much more informal and discreet. They don't fuss over you - they leave you do what you wish - and that lets you feel more at home and relaxed.

We certainly wouldn't hesitate in returning for a stay at The Baker House, and we also would not mind staying in the main house just for a different experience. And if a little noise from the traffic may disturb you, then simply request a quiet room at the time of booking. However, I'm not sure how anyone can complain about noise traffic at any of the inns - they are inns. Don't people understand the history and definition of the word inn? Do some research.

So, our stay at The Baker House was perfect. And we really could not have stayed at a better property for our very important celebration. And we are delighted that we will always look back on our stay at The Baker House with great fondness, and I truly hope one day we will return.

Lastly, yes, The Baker House is a little expensive. The whole of The Hampton's is expensive. But don't complain after checking out. You know what you're going to pay before you get there. And even though our final check-out bill was a bit high, it was exactly what was expected - NO hidden extras or surprises. And we don't begrudge a single dollar spent in staying here as we loved it. Sometimes you simply have to pay a bit extra for the best!

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MartineDavis
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor

“Lovely boutique retreat in East Hamptons”

Gorgeous boutique hotel / B&B in East Hampton. Had two outdoor pools to use which was great when you couldnt be bothered to go to the beach, although the beach was close. They provide everything you need from towels, chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Also the goodies in the room were top notch, everything from soap to sewing kit. The breakfast great, fresh fruit and you could order eggs any style. Lovely place.

ddpeats
LaGrange, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor

“Beautiful grounds”

We loved the rooms and the breakfast! The drinks were on the honor system which was great! Location right on the busy street was noisy and the sidewalk was not well lit for nighttime walking to restaurants. The rear grounds were beautiful and we enjoyed the pool waterfall sounds during breakfast and afternoon wine!

Mary M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor

“Amazing Bed and Breakfast”

My husband and I stayed at the Baker House for our honeymoon after getting married in NYC. This bed and breakfast is amazing - the furnishings and décor are really luxurious, you are given L'occitane products in the bathrooms and the garden and pool area is so relaxing. The location is excellent - a short walk into East Hampton where there are lovely boutique shops, bars and restaurants.

The breakfasts are incredible! Freshly baked muffins are laid out every day as well as fresh fruit. A friendly waitress then offers you the specials, typically French toast, pancakes or frittatas.

The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the beach. We were there after Labor Day and it was very quiet and peaceful.

boymama
blue point, ny
Level 2 Contributor

“A hidden jewel!”

When my husband and I were looking for a night away without our four children, we began the search by asking friends for their recommendations and looking online. We quickly discovered that no two people recommended the same place and it seemed overwhelming, that was, until someone mentioned Baker House 1650. I fell in love with their website and was practically drooling over the lovely photos. We decided to book it and it was a great decision! What we wanted was an Inn that catered to a luxurious experience and not something that had community dining and socializing. From the moment we arrived, we loved every detail of Baker House from the gardens to the furnishings and the warm staff.

We loved our room from the wood burning fireplace to the claw foot tub to the private alcove balcony. They also did a lovely turndown service complete with chocolates and replaced our log in the fireplace with a fresh one. Our mattress and linens were so comfortable. The next morning, our breakfast experience was excellent. They had a wonderful array of fruit, yogurt, etc and then the chef gave us our breakfast choice then made it to order. The breakfast room was set up like a cafe with tables for two. After breakfast, we explored the spa. The pool was warm and delicious and the sauna was roomy. It was a perfect experience and we will be dreaming of it until we can return again!

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Laura D
Oyster Bay, New York
Level 1 Contributor

“Springtime in East Hampton- the Baker House 1650”

My husband and I have just returned from a lovely stay at the Baker House 1650 in East Hampton. The Baker House is a beautiful structure with lovely grounds and, while it is located on the main road, once inside its walls you find yourself in a mini oasis.

While all the rooms and public areas are well maintained and beautifully appointed, there is a homey feeling that emanates from the surroundings and the staff, which we really enjoyed. The management at the Baker House have thought of every possible need or desire a guest might have while staying with them; there is a multitude of books and magazines displayed throughout the house and in individual rooms, and a well stocked and eclectic dvd selection is available as well. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and oh so fresh. There are warm selections offered daily, as well as fresh fruit, breads, cereals and yogurts. There is a well stocked honor bar in addition to the well priced mini bar in the room, and self-serve coffee and tea are available all day and night. The guest rooms were very clean and well-maintained and the service was impeccable. While we did not need these services during our stay, the staff were very helpful if dinner reservations were needed and they do supply beach passes, towels, etc in the summer season. In short, our first stay at the Baker House was a truly relaxing experience and we look forward to returning again soon, I especially hope to make use of the spa which looked very inviting as well.

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Ekammeyer
New York City, New York

“Amazing stay at Bake House”

Amazing is the only word I feel adequately describes Bake House. My boyfriend and I stayed in the carriage house in the back of the property and absolutely loved it! The grounds were so beautiful and relaxing, our room was stunning and well designed. Everything was perfect from the fire place, the amazing shower to the perfect high end bath products provided.

If the accommodations weren't amazing enough, the staff took it to the next level. Everyone was friendly and warm. The full sit down breakfast was super tasty (coming from a NYC foodie) and had all the right extras.

tasumner
New York

“A Fantastic East Hampton Bed and Breakfast and Hotel”

Wow this East Hampton bed and breakfast was tremendous. The staff was super friendly without being overbearing and every detail was well thought out from the decor and amenities in the room, to the lemon infused water to the coffee and oh my the breakfast was amazing. The grounds are simply gorgeous, both in summer and winter, and they have great connections for things to do in East Hampton like spas and vineyards. If you are looking for a wonderful weekend in East Hampton, renting a room at the Baker House is definitely the way to go.

Larry T
New York, New York, United States
Level 1 Contributor

“excellent experience, top notch service”

After staying in several B&Bs out East, this is easily my favorite! Great service, friendly non stuffy vibe, delicious food, comfy rooms with cozy fireplaces, excellent common areas, beautiful property and gardens. Grab the gardiner room if you can!

Steenie123
Level 2 Contributor

“Love love love the Baker House”

The Baker House is our home away from home in East Hampton. They make you feel like fabulous guests at a gorgeous old estate. We've stayed in the Gardiner Room - absolutely beautiful views of the gaden, fireplace and window seat. You're made to feel like an old friend, from the front desk staff, the incredible breakfasts, and the low-key honor bar. They really know how to make you feel at home.

Amanda M
New York, New York, United States
Level 2 Contributor

“Beyond Amazing at The Baker House!”

If I could give more stars....I would! I can't say enough wonderful things about every element of The Baker House. The house is beautifully appointed, the staff is extremely warm and welcoming, our guest room was beautiful, comfortable, spacious, very quiet, with comfortable linens and Frette towels. While it's located just down the street from the heart of East Hampton, it's tucked away like a secret garden and the staff truly make you feel as though you're staying at a family friends home. The breakfast was incredibly delicious, with several fresh and creative choices daily, along with fresh juice, bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, coffee, etc. The spa was an even bigger treat. It's the most special and intimate spa experience I've ever experienced - (and I highly recommend Dawn and Christine!). In addition, the grounds are beautifully maintained, and the pool and lawn are so inviting. My fiancé and I will definitely be making a trip to the Baker house a new tradition! It is such a special place and I'm so glad we learned of it!

MariaPashby
New York
Level 2 Contributor

“the best place in the Hamptons”

My husband and I have stayed at the Baker House once again and we can't think of a better place. The Staff is most welcoming, our bedroom was wonderful with the best linens, wonderful bathroom and the breakfast is a simple treat. We have brought our family from Europe to visit and everyone had a wonderful stay. Don't miss the gorgeous indoor swimming pool, enjoy the best massage (have to book ahead of time) and have breakfast outdoors under the wisteria! Hamptons at its best.

David82NY
New York City, New York

“Fantastic Baker House”

We had a great weekend at the Baker House, the service, the design, the breakfast, the location, the architecture and attention to detail was perfect! My favorite part was (except the very comfortable beds) the Spa, with a steam shower, sauna, Jacuzzi, and massage facilities. There is no doubt that I am going back again!!

suelpc
New York
Level 4 Contributor

“fabulous and restful get away”

we juat stayed for the president'.s weekend at the baker house for a romantic weekend away . the inn us impeccably kept - every attention to detail is paid . we were greeted by a lovely young woman who showed us around and took us to our room. the room was lovely but the tv was dissapointing and the bath room was beautiful but the bath tub looked like it had seen better days .

the drawing room with the roaring fire was beautiful warm and inviting . they had every magazine , newspaper that you could think of and available for their guests.

they had a beautiful and delicous breakfast complimentary for their guests. amazing omelettes , french toast , fresh fruit etc. the timing of breakfast was a little late at 8:30 but maybe it is beacuse my husband and i are early birds.

my husband had arranged for me to have a massage and a facial . the massage was fabulous - the baker house has a beautiful spa downstairs . the facial unfortunately i had an off putting experience. i asked her if she had frangrance free - the facialist got very defensive and made me feel uncomfortable . i was a little surprised when i spoke to the hotel - they too were defensive and not very caring about how to make the experience better . i love getting services at the places we stay at - they can enhance the experience . the massage i adored but was surprised at the negative experience i had with getting the facial ( which ultimately did not happen)

i would highly recommend staying at the baker house - it is like vising an english country home .

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terryK58
New York City, New York

“PERFECT STAY, PERFECT PLACE”

In a number of past trips to heavenly East Hampton over a number of years, I had always wondered about that quaint yet sumptuous inn behind the ivy covered wall, steps out of the village. Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity to check into The Baker House for 3 days. My curiosity quickly turned to wonderment. Staying there was like staying at the home of your very best and very wealthy friend. Truly, it was if I were staying in a sumptuous home. The decor is faithful to the flawless architecture of the grand old structure. Yet, the aura is not stuffy, not unduly formal in the slightest. The grounds, gardens and pools are impeccable yet casual and organic to the locale. On my second day, I took a massage in the Spa, which is in the sub-ground level. It's intimate and private feeling, again like a home-- yet it's all you could want.

I took breakfast there in 2 of my mornings- an easy and gracious presentation of freshest fare- the crepes were incredible! My room overlooked the pool and garden and was truly the warmest, coziest in which I ever stayed. I am planning on copying the bath in my home's forthcoming renovation. Anyway-- if it seems like I cannot say enough great stuff about The Balker House, it's because I can't. It's all about grace and ease there-- rare these days!!!

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mrsotu
New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor

“Almost Perfect, BUT...”

Staying at the Baker House was an almost perfect experience, BUT...there was one big thing that hampered our stay a bit. We stayed in the Fithian Room, which was lovely, except the king bed (2 twins pushed together) was like sleeping on a cement slab. I couldn't believe it. By the time we went home, our backs were broken. I would respectfully advise that the owner spend one full night sleeping in that room, and I can't imagine that he/she would not make an immediate call to the nearest mattress store in the morning to purchase a new one(s). Also, by the third night before we went to dinner I had to go downstairs to speak to someone ask for fresh soap. My husband and I spent 3 days sharing one very tiny square of soap for the shower. The second tiny bar was kept at our sink for washing our hands. By day 3 we were literally using a chip of soap. I've never been in an inn or hotel where the tiny hotel soap is not refreshed everyday. Let alone after 3 days of 2 people sharing it.

Andre P
Sao Paulo, Brazil

“MY PERSOL SUNGLASSES DISAPPEARED”

I had a wonderful stay. Accomodations are very good. Although the room I stayed faces the street and there are some noise. Staff were very kind and educated.

The bad experience was related to the fact that my sunglasses disappeared misteriously. (Not inside the room). Probably in the garden or in the breakfast table...

Really not something expected from a place like this...

MICHELLE M
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Level 4 Contributor

“The real deal”

All Hamptons B&Bs wish they were the Baker House. This spot is the real deal. They can do no wrong. I wish I had the sense and taste of their interior designer (love the decor)! And, the breakfast is not to be missed.

elmcrest
nj

“Amazing stay.. can't wait to return!”

My husband and I visited the Baker House for a long weekend. The hotel is beautiful, and the staff is very friendly. We stayed in the Maidstone room and despite being told the hotel was completely booked we felt as though we were the only couple there. Although the hotel is located close to the bustling center of town both the hotel and it's grounds are quiet and peaceful. The spa is great and if you book a treatment you will have the luxury of having the spa all to yourself. There are plenty of restaurants nearby so it's not a sacrifice not having a restaurant located in the hotel. The Breakfast served every morning was to die for, pastries, eggs, pancakes all wonderfully cooked. My husband and I travel extensively and have to stayed at some of the best hotels both in the US and Europe and we both agree the Maidstone is amazing and worth every penny.

Benny60763
New York City, New York

“If you want romance and ambience in an intimate and tasteful setting, this is the place”

The Baker House is a wondeful hybrid of a European Inn and an American luxury hotel that affords one a gracious lodging and lounging experience with first class amenities. The main building is a beautifully updated Tudor with a lovely English style garden in the rear with a magnificent trellis covered with ancient wisterias.

For those unfamiliar with the area, Baker House sits on the town green in the historic town of Easthampton, NY; one of the more charming villages on the South Fork. For the uninitiated, abandon the thought this is retreat set in a nature preserve at the ocean's edge. Baker House is in town on Rte. 27 so one may hear automobiles and other vehicular traffic but the village location is such a blessing since one can stroll the town; ride bicycles to the beach; walk to religoius services and languish in the magnificent garden at the end of the day with a book and a glass of limoncello!! The rooms are updated, (magnificent linen and bedding) well-appointed, clean, comfortable and lack that anonymous and ubiquitous hotel decor. We found that the staff was efficient, courteous and helpful without that Ritz Carlton cloying "how may I be of service" attitude. My partner is an architect and his impression of the renovation was that it was remarkably well-done considering the inherent problems of re-modelling an existing building. When one considers that a pool and a spa were dropped in the basement of this gorgeous home, it is hard to believe that as much of the original detail was maintained. We were simply thrilled with the whole experience and travel often to the Hamptions from the pastoral Berkshires and each time , we love the idea of being in such a beautiful Village where cars are left behind. Although we are not gourmands, the food was sensationally fresh, well-presented, abundant and graciously served. Thoroughly impressed with the experience and will come back.

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MDR0608
Melbourne, Australia

“I wish I could live there”

Sometimes when you travel for a while you looking forward head back to the comfort of your own place, except when you stay in a place like the Baker House, where seriously you will hate to leave.

I stayed in The Baker House with my wife as a part of our honeymoon and was the best part of it. The place is awesome, very well located and the rooms are massive and fully stocked, the beds are so inviting we didn’t want to leave the room.

The breakfast is simply amazing and the staff is so friendly they makes you feel like you are at home.

I would definitely recommend a stay at The Baker House

grayarchitecture
New York City, New York

“Baker House Staff made my kids feel right at home!”

The spacious garden with its lush lawn and ancient trees gave my kids endless hours of fun during our week away from the city, and the friendly staff made them feel right at home. They can't wait to go back this summer!

The short walking distance to the centre of East Hampton is another big plus for us grownups at evening dinner-time.

DOODLEMOM18
Sag Harbor, New York

“Romantic, Peaceful, Easy....just what we needed!”

A stay at Baker House 1650 is relaxing & laid back ~ yet you are aware that there is acute attention to detail. The staff - especially Heather - is very courteous & non-obtrusive. Any requests we had were addressed satisfactorily and in a timely manner. This wasn't the busy summer season, but the whole weekend was tranquil. That was exactly what we were looking for. The rooms and common areas are very clean and well-apportioned. Getting a massage in the spa was pleasantly womb-like... Local & business newpapers and magazines abound. It is a MUST to have Alba's french toast for breakfast/brunch. I was worried at first about the proximity of the building to the main street, but there was no cause for that worry. I can't wait to stay when the outdoor pool is usable and the lovely gardens are teeming with flowers!

Anguila88
Lima, Peru

“The best of the Hamptons”

Located in a perfect area. Beautiful comfortable rooms with clean bathrooms.

MariaPashby
New York
Level 3 Contributor

“Just wonderful!”

My husband and I spent the best of times at the Baker House. Not only did we enjoy the wonderful bedroom suite in the best setting but also had guests join us for a late breakfast (felt as a brunch) which was served under the wisteria in the garden. One could not ask for a better setting. Staying at The Baker House is a treat, you will find privacy, quietness and the most devine indoor swimming pool one has ever seen. You can enjoy a massage in the most beautiful, peaceful environment. The gardens are perfection, the outdoors swimming pool and chaise longs made us feel right at home.

The service is wonderful, the staff is helpful yet gives you privacy.We always look forward to our stay.

Highly recommended!

johnHayward
Madrid, Spain
Level 3 Contributor

“A trip to history in a romantic sauce”

I never thought that far away from what we all learned is the real history (europe) I was going to experience such a trip to the sevententh century. Details everywhere that you can see, hear, breath, eat and touch. An explosion for the senses with a superb service. I felt at home....well...the home I used to have back in the XVII century. Congratulation a total A+

milesnadal
New York City, New York

“The Baker House is incredible. Their staff, service and amenities are second to none.”

I stay at the Baker House every summer for a month. As an International Business man who travels 250 days a year, my annual trip to the Baker House is something I always look forward to. Their staff is incredible and no detail is overlooked. I continue to stay at the Baker House because of this attention to detail and personalized service. I would highly recommend the Baker House to anyone who is looking for a spectacular holiday.

Miles Nadal Chairman & CEO MDC Partners

BGH79
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor

“Quality accomodation, attention to detail and fantastic service”

My husband and I stayed at the Baker House as part of our honeymoon in December 2010 and the stay, without a doubt, enhanced our whole honeymoon experience.

The rooms were beautifully decorated, perfectly clean and well stocked with everything you could need (the pillows were like clouds!). The shared spaces were comfortable, homely and a great place to read and relax.

The staff were attentive and helpful and the breakfast chef was just fantastic.

We were pleased for the torrential rains that occurred one day while we were staying so we didn't have to feel guilty about spending some more time lounging around the Baker House and enjoying the ambience.

We both would definitely recommend a stay at this beautiful guest house.

BGH (Australia)

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Babybucky
Woodstock

“Perfect Birthday Weekend Getaway”

My husband surprised me with a birthday trip to visit dear friends who live in the City but weekend in The Hamptons. We live in Oxford, England so it was a great escape sort of! The Baker House is very English country house in style but has all the modern creature comforts. Our room was very spacious with William Morris paper and a superb shower. And breakfast was divine- scrumptious gourmet pancakes & beautifully warm bread. We did not use the spa as we were too busy walking on the beach and around town. Great fun! In fact we hope o go back in March if there are any vacancies. The best place to y for The Hamptons proper....oh and gorgeous books everywhere- dreamy!

MikePatlin
Thousand Oaks, California
Level 1 Contributor

“A four star oasis”

A very peaceful place to spend some time with the added plus of being within a short walk of shops and eateries. Immaculately kept and exceptionally well furnished with all the proper accoutrements. You don't feel like you're staying at a B&B, but rather a good friend's home.

The breakfasts were excellent - ESPECIALLY the Huevos Rancheros which I'd go back just for that.

esteffi
Lima, Peru

“GREAT AND NICE”

We stayed for 3 nights and its the place to stay at the Hamptons. The room was great, clean, everything worked. The beds are the best.

ferngon
New York City
Level 6 Contributor

“Amazing experience - quality and proximity”

I was their for 2 nights during the summer of 2008, and I had a great time. This is definitely THE place to stay in the Hamptons if you dont own a property. The rates are within standards, the facilites are excellent and traditional, the location could not be better, the grounds are manicured and beautiful; overall a great experince. The service was on point and everything was always clean. The food could be better, but the drinks and the ambiance was very very nice. All-in-all, I would recomend this to all my friends.

I was also told they are expanding to a nearby property !! great news.

Liked — facilities, location and service

Disliked — food could be better -

A TripAdvisor Member

“A Magical Memory”

My husband and I were married during our stay at the J Harper Poor Cottage in East Hampton. It may sound silly, but we felt like we were in Alice in Wonderland's Secret Garden as we discovered the magical floweres, aromas, and details scattered throughout the property - both inside and out.

We stayed in the Huntting Room which was well appointed with lovely antiques, a crackling wood fireplace, an old rocker from long ago, and first class antique linens. The charm cannot be simply put into words! We awoke to the smell of blueberry pancakes, sausage and gourmet coffees. We meandered the inn, only to find wallpaper by William Morris, photographs from centuries ago, and overstuffed antique furniture. It was so comfy that we wished we had time to relax and read a few books from cover to cover. Every surface of the inn was hand crafted, and architecturally marvelous! In the late afternoon, chefs were in the kitchen preparing beautiful snacks. The spa in the basement was a tempting treat - if only we had time. We lingered too long at breakfast, and slept in too late to really enjoy all that the inn had to offer. We were married the next day, and never felt more refreshed and comfortable lounging in public...it was an intimate and warm setting, unlike any other. The next day we took a stroll to the beach, and walked the streets of East Hampton where shoppes and restaurants were in close proximity...and the lane where we had to say goodbye to our guests could not have been more picture perfect.

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Kathleen025
Murray Hill New Jersey

“Gem on Eastern Long Island”

My husband and I just stayed at this B&B and I feel the need to tell everyone about this gem on eastern Long Island. Our room, which was immaculate, was beautifully decorated and had a view of the gardens. The staff was so accomodating and the breakfast was suberb. We can't wait to go back when the wisteria tree is in full bloom!

A TripAdvisor Member

“Classy refuge”

This is probably the best spot in East Hampton for people who don't want the "full hotel" treatment...it's really kind of a cross between a B&B and a hotel. Comfortable but posh common areas, big homey rooms (and only a handful of them) and a spectacular backyard garden. It's kind of like staying at a beautiful country manor in the Cotswolds (or what I imagine that would be like!). Again, if you expect to be waited on hand and foot, go to a hotel, but otherwise...this is the place!