Hiding Away in Hotel History in Sag Harbor, New York
250 years ago, at the height of the Revolutionary War, British soldiers were sitting where you are now. 150 years ago, it was a prime place for mingling with whalers on shore leave in Sag Harbor. Today it’s just you and a glass of local merlot on The American Hotel’s iconic trellised porch. Built in 1846 (replacing an earlier inn that billeted the Redcoats), the famous American Hotel now features lavish, antique-filled rooms and one of the best restaurants on the East End. Extensive restoration and preservation efforts have resulted in an enduring reputation as a weekend getaway gem. And from this spot—with a view of Sag Harbor’s lively Main Street flowing by and, say, a bison filet mignon coming—you see why.