Topping Rose House
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK
“Just what the Hamptons needed! A small charming full-service luxury hotel with amenities such as a pool and spa, an excellent restaurant and superb services. Located in the heart of the Hamptons, this brand-new charmer, which opened in May 2013, is the perfect year-round weekend and summer destination.”
- Jennifer Rubinstein
(Date experienced: April 2013)
A year-round weekend getaway or a mini summer vacation.
With family, a romantic partner or a girl’s getaway.
The restaurant’s staff and my son’s smiles after my son devoured his ice cream, noting to the staff that it was the best ice cream he ever had and them bringing out another one.
Best time to go
Year-round. The Hamptons are very happening between Memorial Day and Labor Day but it may not be for everyone. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the true charm and beauty of the Hamptons, I recommend visiting March through May or September through December.
Topping Rose House’s restaurant, which has been open since fall 2012, is very popular with local residents, Hamptons visitors and hotel guests alike so make reservations prior to your arrival!
Good to note
The hotel has two event spaces, which can be rented for private functions and meetings.
There are 22 elegantly appointed accommodations to choose from of which seven are located in the main building, a completely renovated 1842 Greek Revival-style mansion, and 15 in newly-built adjacent cottages but connected to the main building through an underground tunnel. All rooms have a modern Hamptons-style décor featuring contemporary artwork by numerous artists that are all available for sale. Note that many of the rooms and suites in the cottages feature private patios.
Service & vibe
The service is very friendly and the staff will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
The hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, is not to be missed. Considering that the property is run by restaurateur Tom Colicchio it is no surprise that the restaurant’s food and service is exceptional! The focus is on seasonal farm-to-table food featuring produce that is grown on the property’s one-acre organic farm and ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen. The well-chosen wine cellar features over 250 selections from all over the world with a focus on Bordeaux and Burgundy. The hotel bar is a great place for a pre or post-dinner cocktail too.
Price per night
Prices range from $950 to $3,000 between May 1 and October 31 and from $600 to $2,250 in the later fall/winter season. There are various minimum stays on weekends and holidays.
To Do & See
Visit the newly relocated Parrish Art Museum in Watermill featuring works by arts from the 19th century to today. Oenophiles will enjoy the various local wineries such as Wölffer Estate or Channing Daughters, which often feature tastings or live music depending on the season.
Sport & Activity
Take a swim in the hotel’s heated pool or head to the beach that is less than a 5-minute drive away. The hotel shuttle can take you there and pick you up if you don’t feel like driving or biking. Alternatively, borrow one of the hotel’s bikes to explore the area. Surfers can catch the waves further east in Montauk while yoga lovers should consider taking a class with world-renowned instructors Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee at their studio Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor. The hotel’s concierge can also arrange other seasonal activities such as horseback riding, tennis and golf.
Spa & Grooming
The hotel’s spa, which will be run by East Hampton institution Naturopathica, and fitness center are currently under construction and is scheduled to open this summer.
Nearby Southfork Kitchen features sustainable seafood and local produce while Tutto Il Giorno in both Sag Harbor and Southampton are worth a visit for excellent Italian cuisine. For a casual home-style meal with or without the kids, try Estia’s Little Kitchen.
The hotel is located in Bridgehampton making it an easy walk to the local boutiques and art galleries including interior design store Maison 24 and fashion boutique 25 Park. If you are looking for a bigger shopping excursion, head to nearby towns East Hampton or Southampton, or ask the hotel’s concierge who will set you up with a personal shopper and take you to some of the under-the-radar stores.
The hotel is 51 miles from MacArthur Islip Airport, 90 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 93 miles from JFK International Airport.
New York City is 100 miles away and guests can take the Hampton Jitney (www.hamptonjitney.com) or Hampton Luxury Liner (www.hamptonluxurylinter.com) bus, or Long Island Railroad if they don’t feel like driving. All these options have stops in Bridgehampton and the hotel shuttle will pick you up.