My husband was having minor surgery at a hospital in Port Jefferson, and I wanted to stay nearby at a place appealing and comfortable enough that it would brighten his spirits.
The Ransome Inn would be lovely in any circumstance, but even in February [and a month later, when we returned for second part of the procedure], it was delightful. Port Jeff is a delightful small waterfront town, and the Inn is a fairly short walk from the beginning of it. (Well, that's a short walk up and down a very steep hill, but if you like exercise ....)
Dan and Barb were incredibly accommodating. Since we had to leave for the hospital by 7am, Dan held breakfast for me for several hours and kept me company while my husband was in the Recovery Room and I was feeling anxious.
On the second visit, he felt well enough to sit up and eat after I picked up him, so Dan made us both breakfast at 11 am.
We stayed two nights on each trip and felt like we were visiting friends. The owners were warm and welcoming and delightful company. And they run beautiful B&B, with lovely rooms and a wonderful location. No matter what kind of questions we asked, they helped us figure out exactly what seemed to best match our preferences -- and were invariably right.
I'm not expecting to need the nearby hospital anymore, but liked Port Jeff and the Ransome Inn more than enough to look forward to returning under "real-life" circumstances.
- 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