Open for the Season!

Frozen Lake Agawam


No snow on the beach!


South of the Highway tagger with a sense of humor

The sky is blue today and the forecast clear as we open A Butler’s Manor for the 2015 season!

It was by all accounts a brutally cold and snowy winter here on the East End, which Chris and I missed entirely while on sabbatical in Southern California. We came home with suitcases of sunshine, though, and the snow has been melting ever since. (Maybe in another week, we’ll be able to see the pool?)

Apart from the snow, all is well. Roads are clear and the year round shops and restaurants are open and welcoming. If you’ve never taken a walk on a winter beach you are in for a treat…the sand is firm underfoot and the empty beach is absolutely pristine.

Long Island Winterfest–Live on the Vine, is a six-week, midwinter music festival that takes place in the North Fork winery tasting rooms, historic theaters, hotels and other venues through the end of March. A total of over seventy different events, featuring a diverse lineup of jazz, folk, rock, blues, world music, and more are scheduled Fridays through Sundays. Check out their calendar of events here.

Back at A Butler’s Manor after a day out exploring, you’ll find our crackling fireplace a welcoming place to enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

We look forward to your visit!

Quote of the Day: There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you. . . In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. —Ruth Stout

March 9, 2015: Until the flowers in the garden start to bloom….

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