Summer may officially be over, but some may argue that this is truly the best time to explore the North and South Forks of Long Island. The beach crowds have all gone home and traffic has slowed; the beauty and splendor of the region are there for the taking!
In between the two forks is a special escape, Shelter Island. After a day of touring the wineries on the Northfork, we hopped on the ferry to rest our heads at Seven on Shelter, a boutique bed and breakfast. I prefer the accommodations of a b&b, and I tirelessly scroll through Trip Advisor reviews choosing a place based on it's location and breakfast reviews, Seven on Shelter excelled and surpassed all of my expectations.
|Wine and afternoon snacks were waiting for us upon arrival.|
We stayed in Room #1. The duvet was so soft I could have stayed in bed all day.
|Thoughtful touches including restaurant recommendations, local activities, water and chocolates!|
|A quaint sitting porch off of the back of the house|
Our hostess, Beth, was a former art dealer. Her beautiful art is showcased throughout the house.
After a delicious dinner at Vine Street Cafe, I was so excited to go to bed so that I could wake up and experience my favorite part of any B&B, breakfast!
All of my favorite things greeted me in the morning! Fresh pastries, organic eggs, yogurt, berries, and not 1 but 2 different kinds of granola to choose from! It was a beautiful spread that we enjoyed in the sunshine on the front porch.
After fueling up, we jumped on Seven's cruiser bikes for a ride around the island.
Beth's puppy, Evie, was there to greet us on our return.
Being from the West Coast, it was a bit disconcerting when I first realized that the sun doesn't set over the ocean on the East Coast. The one place I've found on this coast to watch the sun set over a body of water is from Crescent Beach on Shelter Island. A 5 minute walk from the B&B, we grabbed a bottle of wine and headed down just in time to catch the sun melt into the horizon.
If you're looking for an easy escape from NYC I would highly recommend a stay at Seven on Shelter. This sunset is waiting for you!