I've been traveling out to the North Fork for business off and on since October 2010 and have had the wonderful good fortune to find myself bunking down at Ruby's Cove in the historical seaport village of Greenport, NY.
Honestly, I don't know where to start, except to initially qualify that when I say I found me some "Boho Victorian Love Vibe," I did not transpose and mean to write, "Hobo"...! LOL.
You see, although Ruby's Cove is a B&B housed in a historic Victorian... it is most definitely not your typical historic Victorian B&B.
There is this altogether bohemian gypsy vibe to the place. Maybe because the owner, Donna, is a lively expression of such herself. So, you see, I coined this phrase for the place: Boho Victorian... because I think it's important for travelers to get a good sense of what they have to look forward to discovering in a word or two.
I've spent mostly cold, winter days/nights at the Cove, but found myself completely surrounded by a loving warmth there. It's definitely Donna's home and yet Ruby's (the house) certainlyhas a spirit all her own. It's just seriously full of love and energy and great music, as well as a peaceful quietness too.
I have mostly stayed out at Ruby's Cove for business and spent many hours working on presentations, sitting cross-legged on one of the overstuffed chairs in the turret part of the living room with a fuzzy blanket on my lap and my laptop on top of that. In the mornings, I've had coffee sitting there. In the evenings, I've enjoyed wine. In the late nights, hot tea.
Obviously, I have felt completely and utterly relaxed and comfortable at Ruby's... as if I were in a home that felt more like a home than my childhood home.
I don't mean to sound so new age fuzzy wuzzy, but that's how it's been for me there. And, because of this, I've gone back with family to stay at Ruby's Cove and visit Greenport (over New Year's in fact) and my family have experienced the same fuzzy feeling I have for Ruby's.
If you're looking for a hands-off very predictable Victorian B&B experience. This is not the place for you.
One thing I've discovered over my many stays is that it's always evolving. And the place (and Donna) encourages or nurtures the same in you, if you're open to that. And maybe even if you're not. It just sort of happens!
Enjoy your travels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ruby's Cove Bed and Breakfast ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ruby's Cove Bed And Breakfast Greenport, NY - Long Island