I stayed 10 nights at the Ransome Inn in November 2007 whilst visiting Stony Brook University. My stay was very pleasant. Barbara and Dan make good hosts - they have travelled widely and are good conversationalists. Barbara is a good cook and was happy to accommodate my vegetarianism. I enjoyed the home-baked muffins, cinnamon rolls, omelettes and quiche that she prepared for breakfast.
I stayed in the standard room which was certainly fine for one. The bathroom (which was for my exclusive use) was just across the landing and the shower was great. The room could get
slightly chilly at night in November, but extra blankets were provided. There was a fridge with sodas and some nibbles in the room. There was also a good TV (which I hardly watched). The house had wireless internet which was very useful for me as I had brought my laptop.
There were four small dogs and a few cats in the inn but they were very well behaved and enhanced my stay.
I was without a car and used the bus stop less than 10 minutes walk down the hill to catch a bus to the University. The Long Island Rail Road station (with connections to New York City and JFK airport) is 1.2 miles away along a straight, slightly sloping road. There seemed to be yellow taxis meeting each train so walking is not essential. The ferry to Connecticut is also just down the hill near the bus stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ransome Inn Circa 1868, this cedar-clapboard covered, side-gables house began as a simple Cape Cod with a central-front entry-way with windows placed symmetrically on either side. Over the years, a front porch was added as were dormers on both the front and back. Recently a two story addition on the west side of the house gave an extra room to each floor. Shutters on the six-over-six windows add to the Cape Cod effect.Join us at The Ransome Inn and make your stay in Port Jefferson a special one.Upon arriving at The Ransome Inn, you will be greeted by all the conveniences of your home and office while treating yourself to an abundance of indulgences waiting for you. The house has private and secure parking. Local taxis are available for those traveling without transportation. The Inn's charm and warmth make even business travel a bit more relaxing. Fresh flowers fill each room. The Ransome Inn is within walking distance of our historic downtown, which features a unique shopping experience and waterfront special events. While strolling through our business district, stop by our museum for an exhibit, take in a show at Theater Three, or visit our wonderful deep water harbor and docks to unwind. Both St. Charles and Mather hospitals are within walking distance Stony Brook Hospital and University is 10 minutes away and New York City and the Hampton s are only an hour away.Member of the Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of CommerceMember of the Empire Bed and Breakfast AssociationApproved and permitted by the Village of Port Jefferson ... more less