Being a history lover myself, I frequently read about the East Hampton being a summer getaway for the rich and richest. East Hampton from its earliest days has had a reputation as being a home for the wealthy and the haves. No wonder it's a favorite, they have beautiful scenery with New England style villages, beautiful farmlands, pristine beaches, great restaurants, exciting nightlife, plus a wide arrange of great stores for shopping & antiquing. The atmosphere of an old city village with old row houses, lush greenery with big trees shadowing the street are among the beautiful things that you're gonna see there.
One of my wish list is to be able to stay at one of those old houses or bed and breakfast style hotel and try to imagine myself as one of those ladies from the old era who came to the east hampton village for a more-than-a-weekend summer getaway ^o^
And one of my choice would be: c/o The Maidstone.
It is located in the storied East End of Long Island with a Scandinavian inspired design. It has 19 rooms and I love that every room were designed differently from one another. Each of the room was individually designed by Swedish designer Nadia Tolstoy and each theme is inspired by 19 different Scandinavian characters/personalities such as HC Andersen room (yes that's Hans Christian Andersen, the children book writer), or the Her Royal Highness' suite just to name a few..
They have 10 rooms, 6 suites, and 3 cottages. Each one is unique and has a distinct style that really differentiate one another. And they all seems to have great views with big windows that looks on to the luscious green bushes and trees that seems to surround the hotel. Here below are some of my favorite rooms from the hotel:
Alvar and Aino Aalto room. Alvar and Aino are Finnish architect and designer couple. The room design was inspired by their work, this room has a little of masculine feel to it, the bathroom was also designed very bachelor-pad with dark tiles and simple design.
The Tove Jansson room has a very cozy cottage feel and faces the front with views of the town's pond.
The Thor Heyerdahl suite has a full spa rain shower bathroom with separate free standing tub inside the bedroom.
The Birgit Nilsson room has a very quirky colorful decor (which I LOVE!), and it has separate windowed sitting room complete with chaise lounge and a unique tray table with wide windows that overlooks the town pond & village green.
The Astrid Lindgren room has a cheerful vibe with multi-pattern furnishings, yellow/white bathroom and pink headboard! For those of you who didn't know, Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish author who successfully created Pippi Longstocking!
The Edvard Munch room has a very gothic feeling, dark and mysterious atmosphere which surprisingly very tempting and looks very inviting. It has a bay window with a set of great big cocoon-like chairs. The bathroom has gorgeous decor too.
The Karen Blixen room has twin beds or king bed, a full spa bathroom with vanity, a bath tub, and a separate rain shower. It also has a sitting room with lounge chairs, and the room has lots of gorgeous views because it has windows that faces both the front and the back with both pond & garden views.
The beautifully designed sitting room of the Karen Blixen room.
His Majesty's Suite has a rich opulent design with old-world style furniture, thick curtains and rich deep tone colors. The room has a full spa rain shower bathroom with separate free standing claw foot tub, a living room with sofa, lounge chair, and desk, plus it has the beautiful view of the town pond.
His Majesty's Suite claw foot bath tub inside the bedroom while the shower and vanity are in a separate room just right behind the tub.
The Carl von Linné cottage is a freestanding cottage with it's own private parking and private blue stone patio surrounded with green hedges. Carl Von Linne is considered the father of Taxonomy. The room has a sitting area with sofa, desk, and a wood burning fireplace. It has a country side cottage feel to it, and the bathroom has a simple but pretty design.
The Carl Von Linne private terrace.
The Kurbits Cottage is probably the biggest in the hotel with 550 sq ft, perfect for family retreat. The cottage has full spa rain shower bathroom complete with a dressing room. It also has a dining table for 8 persons, a counter with wet bar, and a refrigerator. Not to mention the beautifully styled living room with big windows and wood burning fireplace, a private blue stone patio, a private parking, and it can connect with the Alfred Nobel cottage, perfect if you stayed there with big companions.
The Kurbits cottage's living room.
The hotel also boasts for their highly acclaimed slow food restaurant called The Living Room. And it's a pet-friendly hotel too! The price range is from around $600 to above $1000 (pretty much dreamy wish list ;p).
So how about you? Which room do you like most? Or have any of you ever been to the East Hamptons? or stayed at the c/o The Maidstone. Ooh please do tell...
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Pic Source: Luxury Travel Magazine and c/o The Maidstone website