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Harvest Celebration!

September 15th, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

Rustic, robust, and unique tasting experiences await the adventurous traveler to the North Fork of Long Island, NY this Fall.  Try the 2016 vintage wines, distinctive craft beers, vodkas, and potent ciders. A moderate climate supported by two bodies of water, the Long Island Sound, and the Peconic Bay, produces Indian Summer weather turning languid days into soft nights.wineries North Fork

Fall festivals abound, starting with the September staple, the annual East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation celebrating the nautical history of the east end of Long Island with its Maritime Festival. Last year over 30,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.

 

Wine Sips Mid-Week!

August 31st, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

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Relaxation isn’t just for the weekend anymore. Stay at Quintessentials 2 nights anytime Monday – Thursday for our “Wine Sips Midweek Getaway” special and beat the weekend crowds to North Fork Wine Country. *Lower mid-week rates apply. *Complimentary wine tasting – flight of wines at our featured North Fork winery of the month. *Quintessentials Preferred Guest card to 25 North Fork wineries for discounts on tastings and purchases!  *$10 off hour-long massages in Quintessentials Spa! Mid-week offer. Valid year-round when checking in Mon-Thursday and checking out by Friday. Must book wine tasting in advance. Not Valid with other promotions or holiday periods.

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June 22nd, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

Lavender By the Bay nearby Quintessentials B and B

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Lavender By the Bay farm is just steps away from Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa in East Marion on the North Fork. Showcasing a vast field of lavender, this East End of Long Island shop also offers all things lavender, including their famous honey. Cut your own, or buy already cut, fresh or dried lavender. It’s an awesome treat, to see and smell over twenty varieties of lavender, 50,000 plants spread across ten acres. Lavender By the Bay sells all varieties of bath and body products, domestic and imported, soaps, soaks, salts, essential oils, sachets, sprays and even edible treats. Owners and farmers Serge Rozenbaum and his wife Susan are patient, gracious and informative. They give sound advice on how to cultivate lavender and use it. The farm is open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, through the end of September. There are so many things you can do with lavender. Here is a simple and refreshing recipe for Lavender Honey Sorbet.

Quintessentials Lavender Honey Sorbet

6 cups water

2 heaping tablespoons fresh Lavender

3 tablespoons Honey

1 cup sugar

(Optional: 2 teaspoons vodka- this keeps the sorbet from freezing too hard if that is a problem with your freezer) Boil sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Chop lavender fine and add to boiling sugar water with honey. Turn off heat, let cool an hour or two. Place in refrigerator until chilled (8 hours or more). Run mixture through a sieve to remove lavender bits, put in ice cream maker for time recommended, for type used. Red and blue food coloring can be mixed to create a lavender hue. Serve with mint sprigs and lavender blossoms.

So remember when booking a room at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa, that you are not a only in the heart of wine country, but you are just a few steps away from one of the most amazing lavender farms on the east coast, and you can enjoy live music in the park in the heart of Southold, every Wednesday night, all summer long, Click here for the schedule and to find out more.

 

North Fork Long Island July 4th Holiday Special

June 6th, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

We’re offering a fun-filled special 3-night weekend in celebration of all the things to see and do on the North Fork over the long July 4th holiday. After a day of fun and exploring Long Island East End, come home to Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa. Book direct by calling or through our website for a delightful weekend get-a-way at Quintessentials! Receive a bottle of champagne to celebrate! Valid for redemption June 29 to July 4th, any 3 consecutive days of the week (must book 3 nights). To redeem use code: J418 Special during reservations.

Read about this Quintessentials Special in our things to do July 4th post.

Follow this link on Fireworks displays and celebration parades.

Fourth of July fireworks, parades on the North Fork

 

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