c/o The Maidstone, East Hampton, New York
Once a private pre–Civil War residence, this Greek Revival home gained fame as The Maidstone Arms, a go-to inn for New York socialites visiting the Hamptons in the 1920s. In 2008, Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg purchased the property and re-envisioned it as c/o The Maidstone. Each prettily patterned guest room is individually designed to represent a famous Scandinavian, such as Hans Christian Andersen or Alfred Nobel, and features Hästens beds, a Sony PlayStation 3 and an electric kettle. Dogs get a special “Woof Menu.” The spa moves to the garden in the summer, so treatments can be enjoyed without sacrificing sunshine, and Ljungberg’s gifted eye for special touches is seen in everything from to-go picnic baskets to rotating art exhibitions. Rooms from $489; 207 Main St.; 631-324-5006; careofhotels.com.