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Maximizing Your Summer Stay On Long Island

Written By The Inn at Fox Hollow | 04/22/21 | 3 min read

There are many benefits to an extended stay at the Inn at Fox Hollow. It all starts with a seemingly never-ending list of amenities offering exquisite comfort, great food, and a high standard of cleanliness, all delivered by a professional, attentive staff. 

All of that glamour increases tenfold in the summer months, as the beauty of the North Shore of Long Island truly shines through and gives our guests something to look forward to during their extended stay. The Fox Hollow’s spot on Jericho Turnpike gives guests convenient access to the North Shore, the home to wealthy Americans at the turn of the 20th century. And for a peek into that lifestyle, the area offers tours of old mansions, as well as beautiful grounds that are open to the public for walking, hiking, and birdwatching.

Access to Long Island Beaches from the Inn at Fox Hollow

For a classic Long Island beach day, there is no better spot than Jones Beach. World famous for its long sandy shore, Jones Beach features 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach with ocean fun, boardwalk strolling, fishing opportunities, and sunbathing. This is the place to be for wild fun in the surf—the quintessential “day at the beach.”

Then there’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in Oyster Bay, which is the historical opposite of Jones Beach. Roosevelt Beach matches the quaint beauty of its village, with eateries, ice cream shops, and plenty of small-town shopping. Meanwhile, the harbor’s calm waters stand as a welcome contrast to the south shore ocean.

Parks & Preserves on the North Shore of Long Island

The island’s opulent Gold Coast inspires the inner Gatsby in all of us, with the beauty of parks, preserves, and mansions providing sightseeing opportunities and relaxing experiences every day of the week.

There is no better place to start a North Shore tour than F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for “East Egg” in The Great Gatsby. Once known as the Guggenheim Estate, the Sands Point Preserve park boasts 200-acres of hiking trails, beaches, lawns, gardens, and a pond for visitor exploration. Meanwhile, Hempstead House, one of the four mansions on the property, opens its doors for public tours.

Open to visitors every day of the year—except Christmas—the Planting Fields Arboretum was donated to New York State by William Robertson Coe in 1948, with Coe Hall and the surrounding property intended for use as a horticultural school. The 409-acres of pristine grounds features lawns and hiking trails, along with pop-up art exhibits in the greenhouses.

Meanwhile, Old Westbury Gardens boasts 200-acres of gardens, woodlands, and ponds perfect for visitors to wander around in outdoor beauty. Visitors can participate in educational workshops, family programs, horticultural demonstrations, gardening classes or simply revel in nature.

Then there’s Nassau County’s largest preserve, clocking in at 550-acres, Muttontown Preserve. With marked trails for birdwatching, encounters with other wildlife, and plenty of opportunities to admire the flowers, Muttontown Preserve is comprised of three separate estates, including the Nature Center and the Chelsea Mansion, located on a 100-acre parcel, along with the Lansdell Christie Estate and its Winthrop Mansion. There’s no shortage of gorgeous vistas and natural charm along the preserve’s land.

Summer Fun at the Inn at Fox Hollow

Of course, all the rest and relaxation associated with summertime is available to guests without ever leaving the grounds of the Inn at Fox Hollow. 

There’s our incredibly popular heated saltwater pool located at the Inn’s Courtyard Lounge. This outdoor space also features a full-service bar, al fresco dining, luxury cabanas, lawn games, and live entertainment on select nights. It’s the perfect five-star summertime treatment—and when you stay at the Inn at Fox Hollow, it’s right in your own backyard.

Experiencing poolside bliss in the Courtyard Lounge affords guests access to the previously mentioned luxury cabanas, which are available to rent from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Cabana rentals provide guests a personal cabana attendant, plush seating for up to 10 guests, water bottles, pool towels, privacy shades, wireless internet access, and two padded lounge chairs.

Takeaway

Summer fun on the North Shore of Long Island means plenty of time for snoozing on the beach or sightseeing along trails. But it also means lots of time spent poolside relaxing and not moving a muscle while the Inn at Fox Hollow takes care of everything. 

Contact the Inn at Fox Hollow at 516-224-8100 or info@theinnatfoxhollow.com to learn more about extended stays during the summertime!


Or visit our website at: thefoxhollow.com/hotel/accommodations/extended-stay