Looked around online for a one day retreat for my wife and my anniversary. Stumbled across the Jedediah Hawkins Inn website and fell in love with the place.
Called the Inn and spoke to the manager Colin. I asked if I booked a room could I have an early check in, he said no problem. So I decided to book. I explained that the room was for my wife and my anniversary and at the end of our conversation Colin said that if it was available he would upgrade us to the suite. I was blown away from just the offer to be honest, that hasn't happened to us on any occasion. After looking at the website once again I was no praying that no one booked the suite. We stayed midweek so there wasn't much going on in the area but my fingers were crossed anyway.
The next day I checked the website and the suite was vacant, I was excited like a kid waiting for Christmas day. Later on in the day I once again checked and the room was booked. I was so disappointed although I really had no reason to be.
Finally the day arrived of our get away. After dropping off the kids and making arrangements for the dog we traveled to Jamesport in search of rest and relaxation. As we made our way to the Inn and turned onto the gravel driveway, this beautiful old majestic building was standing proud on a lush well manicured property. It's quite a site.
As we entered the building we were greeted by both Colin and Jackie. The decor and old world charm immediately hit you as if you were transported in time. After speaking to Jackie she said she had a surprise for us and brought us to our room. The surprise to the delight of my wife and I was the Belvedere Suite. My jaw hit the floor, I couldn't believe that not only did they upgrade us but they didn't allow the room to be booked so we could stay in the suite. What do you say? My wife and I were so appreciative.
As Jackie brought us up the stairs we enter this remarkably designed room. It is built in the attic of the in with many well designed nooks and crannies. Rustic wood timbers and brickwork grace the interior of the room along with built in bench seating if you want to enjoy a book by the window. The widows walk which is located up the stairs, it is like a cupola with a telescope and a couple of comfy chairs. A great place to read the paper and enjoy some coffee. The bathroom had a nice tub and heated floors. There was also a flat screen TV and fireplace with plenty of seating. The bed was plush with super cozy sheets and comforters. I could go on and on but you get the picture.
After getting settled we explored a winery and had lunch in town. We also did a spa treatment at the East Wind which was very nice. After dinner we got back and there were 2 glasses and 2 bottles of wine for us to enjoy. We went to the suite and relaxed by the fire with a few glasses of wine. A perfect end to a perfect day. I couldn't wait however to get into that bed, it looked so inviting.
The next morning I woke up and strolled through the premise. The outside has hammocks and our great seating area to enjoy a morning cup. when 9:30 hit it was time for breakfast. This was served in the atrium with wonderful views of the barn and backyard. Fresh squeezed OJ, greek yogurt with fresh fruit, blueberry crumb cake and farm fresh eggs over double cut bacon with a root vegetable stuffing. Was I still in bed and dreaming? I hate to sound like a broken record but it was delicious. I went out and laid on the hammock for a bit before check out. I hated having to go.
These folks at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn get it. They know how to make you feel absolutely wonderful. Like your the most important people and they want to make every single detail perfect. We will most certainly be back again, that I can promise. Well as long as we can get a babysitter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among the farms and the vineyards of the North Fork's wine country, Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant is a stunning historic property, known for its luxurious accommodations, genuine hospitality and exceptional food. Our property with its barn, gazebo, fountain, gardens and bridal suite is a gorgeous location for amazing wine country weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jedediah Hawkins Inn And Restaurant
- Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant Hotel Jamesport