Topping Rose House

A Hamptons escape for foodies
VERIFIED LUXURY
While the haute Hamptons have long been a vacation destination for travelers and Manhattanites in need of a getaway, luxury lodging options in the area were slim. That is, until hoteliers Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell opened Topping Rose House in 2013 in the tiny hamlet of Bridgehampton.

The 22-room boutique hotel filled that glaring void, offering chic, modern accommodations; a picturesque locale on Long Island’s East End; and fantastic food.

Food plays a central role in Topping Rose House. The hotel has its own one-acre farm, which provides herbs and produce that feature heavily on the menu at the onsite restaurant, Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House.

Topping Rose House anchors Bridgehampton’s quaint strip of Montauk Highway. It’s kitty-corner from French bistro Almond (an outpost of the NYC restaurant) and a pleasant stroll from stop-offs like Loaves & Fishes Cookshop and the small Dan Flavin Art Institute.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Take yoga classes in a light-filled studio that overlooks the heated outdoor pool nestled in the well-manicured grounds. 

• Or for another dose of wellness, visit The Spa at Topping Rose House for a Nirvana massage (hypnotic strokes and aromatherapy combine to help you find inner peace) or a Natural Face Lift Facial (LED therapy firms you up — no surgery needed).

• Traditional and modern mingle in the hotel’s interiors, courtesy of design powerhouse Alexandra Champalimaud and her team (whose other works include Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles and The Dorchester in London).

• On the second floor, the sunny library offers an inviting place to lounge, whether it’s in front of the roaring fireplace or on one of the built-in window seats lined with brightly patterned mismatched pillows.

• Another aesthetic standout is the edgy art that peppers the hotel’s walls and spaces curated by Christine Wächter of Winston Wächter Fine Art (based in both New York City and Seattle).
Things to Know
• But be sure to make your appointment in advance at the hotel’s spa; there are only four treatment rooms, which can fill up quickly (though if you’re staying in a cottage room, you can have a service on your private patio or deck).

• While the Hamptons hotel is two miles from the beach, it will transport you there in one of its complimentary Lexus SUV house cars.

• Our favorite pieces in the hotel’s art collection come from Seattle artist Christopher Boffoli, who plays with scale and food photography. His whimsical food-centric art is especially relevant at this foodie focused property.
The Rooms
• Whether you opt for rooms in the main house for its lively, convivial atmosphere, or the cottage accommodations, which are more private and quiet (and have either a patio or roof deck), you’ll still have the same amenities at your disposal.

• All rooms come with crisp Frette linens, Matouk towels and bath products from The Spa at Topping Rose House.

• In the residential-like guest rooms, subdued wood floors, dark wood furniture and white wainscoting allow the graphic area rugs and throw pillows to be the focal points.

• Black wooden Windsor chairs sit around a contemporary white marble pedestal table; and the white subway tiles in the bathroom get a luxe accent with black marble.
The Restaurants
• The hotel has its own one-acre farm, which provides herbs and produce that feature heavily on the menu at the onsite restaurant, Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House.

• You’ll taste the farm’s fresh tomatoes, watermelon, sweet corn, eggplant and more in the seasonal American dishes.

• The menu changes frequently to make room for the season’s crops, but you can count on seeing the heirloom kale salad with parmesan and lemon and the Bridgehampton Town Fry with bacon, fried oysters and a dusting of chili.

• Thanks to consulting chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his use of hyper-local fish and produce, you’ll get a top-of-the-line, truly farm-to-table experience.
Getting There
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, PO Box 1312, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
TEL631-537-0870
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
ISP (50 min-1 h)   JFK   LGA