With its roots in agriculture and fishing and a fondness of the arts, it’s no surprise that the Hamptons has become a popular summer destination. And because of its disposition as a go-to getaway for the wealthy, you and your dog are sure to enjoy a trip of luxury and comfort.
Places to Stay
Located a block from the boutiques and galleries of East Hampton, the Mill House Inn is a bed and breakfast with creature comforts like down-stuffed dog beds, nightly turndown treats, and a fenced yard. It’s known for serving one of the best breakfasts in the Hamptons, and the chef will even prepare a fresh breakfast for your pup upon request. Dogs of any size are welcome in select suites for a fee of $60 per dog, per night. Enjoy leisurely strolls among the lushly landscaped grounds at the Southampton Inn, which welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $49 per pet, per night. For a great value, book a room at The Atlantic, which welcomes pets up to 40 pounds for a fee of $40 per pet, per stay. The hotel boasts a heated pool, a beach volleyball court, and two full-sized tennis courts. Enjoy the privacy of your own Hamptons guest cottage at Gansett Green Manor, which welcomes pets for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per night.
The Restaurant at the Maidstone in East Hampton allows you to enjoy a drink inside in the hotel’s cozy lounge with your dog by your side. They offer a menu just for your four-legged companion to enjoy on the porch or patio, while you indulge in chilled lobster and local littleneck clams. In Sag Harbor, make a reservation at Page at 63 Main for one of the sidewalk tables on Main Street. Fido will be greeted with an organic dog biscuit and a water bowl while you munch on locally-sourced, seasonal dishes like garlicky handmade pappardelle pasta with porcini mushrooms and shaved black truffles. They are open for lunch, dinner, and are especially popular for their weekly Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dog-loving health nuts should check out Babette’s Restaurant in East Hampton for breakfast or lunch. They serve a special menu just for your dog, such as turkey burgers, free-range chicken breasts, and turkey hot dogs, while you enjoy a Bloody Mary from the juice bar alongside an order of avocado toast topped with a sunny-side up egg. If you’d like to treat your pup to a private chef, call Hampton Pet Chef to order healthy, human-grade meals during your stay. The chef-prepared dinners include arroz con pollo, fresh fish stew, lamb meatloaf, and more. They are also available to cater dog parties with food for canines and frozen dog mocktails.
A great way to experience the Hamptons is by sea, and Captain Hagen welcomes you and your pup aboard the Marlinspike for a trip with Sag Harbor Charters. Design your own charter or pick from one of the Captain's favorite trips. Prefer a day at the beach? In the off-season (October through the second Sunday in May), dogs are allowed off-leash on East Hampton's Main Beach at any time. During the summer, they're only allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m., so it's better to head to Cedar Point County Park for an outdoor adventure. The 5.6-mile hike to the lighthouse provides incredible views of Gardiner's Bay and a mile-long stretch of rocky shoreline where your dog can swim in the ocean. Afterward, clean up at The Classy Canine in Southampton, where your dog can enjoy a bubble bath, hot towel wrap, and blueberry facial. Just be sure to make it back to East Hampton in time for Yappy Hour at The Maidstone bar, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Want to get your canine companion an extra posh souvenir from their trip to the Hamptons? Head to Dog Store Hamptons in Wainscott for luxurious pet accessories and collars. They also sell dog beds, harnesses, pet carriers, and leashes in an array of stylish fabrics. Bring your dog to Herrick Hardware in Southampton to replenish his kibble supply and treat your good boy to a bone. For the ultimate in convenience, just call One Stop Pet Shop, with locations in Amagansett and Southampton, and they’ll deliver your dog food purchase to where you’re staying.
If Fido is in need of a bath and blow-out, book an appointment at Lauren’s Dog House in East Hampton or have the groomer come to you with Hampton Mobile Groomer. Want to take in a show at Guild Hall or go somewhere else where you can’t bring your pup? DogTown NY offers 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas for doggie daycare. If your pup needs to extend his stay overnight, book one of their luxurious mahogany wood suites outfitted with an orthopedic bed, blanket, and water bowl; 24/7 concierge service and add-on spa services are also available. If you have to visit a veterinarian during your stay, you can place your trust in the experienced professionals at East Hampton Veterinary Group or South Fork Animal Hospital.
Travel destination descriptions are provided by BringFido.