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The Harbor Rose

253 Harbor Rd , Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA (Show map)
15 Reviews
$119 - $279
per night

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The Harbor Rose, a historic home built in 1846 as a rectory to St John’s Church is located in the heart of Cold Spring Harbor featuring water views and is adjacent to State Hiking Trails. We consistently deliver a unique lodging experience, in a peaceful, eco-friendly resort setting where our guests are greeted with warmth and appreciated and treated better than family! We only ask that you communicate your desires and we will do our best to assist in every way. The entire house features a water purification system, 1500 TC Egyptian Cotton Linens, and several sitting areas to relax and enjoy. You will often find the Innkeeper in the Kitchen after 9:00 pm and if you arrive late you may be offered an organic vegan bowl of soup and/or a seasonal salad. We are located at the western edge of Historic Cold Spring Harbor Village and less than 1 mile from Huntington Village (Voted best Village on Long Island 5 years running) featuring 87 restaurants mostly owned by chefs! Abundant unique retail, live entertainment venues including the Paramount Theater, many historic sites, parks, beaches and rich in history and waterfront venues. Walk to the Cold Spring Harbor Labs, St Johns Historic Church, several nature conservatories, and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery. Enjoy the local beaches and water sports, museums, parks, hiking & biking trails, festivals, and boutique shopping. Request our area guide book to assist in planning your visit. Harbor Guest House is minutes from the Vanderbilt Planetarium and Teddy Roosevelt's summer home. The Long Island Railroad is only 1 mile away to whisk you to Manhattan in a mere 50 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

Garden Room

The Room features;A Private Entrance, A wall of Windows with water views overlooking the garden deck, Queen Size Bed, guest controlled A/C and heat. Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Access, a full size refrigerator for house guests and plenty of parking. There are many different outside sitting areas areas for guests to enjoy. Visit with the Innkeeper in the Living room, enjoy a seasonal fire or wander the grounds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115/$95

Victorian Room

The Victorian room features Water Views, a balcony with views of the shoreline and Long Island Sound, Fireplace, Hi-Speed wireless and hard wired Internet Access, Romantic Bath and an occasionally shared shower The luxury bedding package is complete with 1500 TC Egyptian Cotton Sheets. We also have a full size refrigerator for house guests! Self Serve tea coffee and fruit are always found in the front foyer. visit with the Innkeeper in the living room... and enjoy all the different sitting areas inside and out.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150/$125

Parlor Suite

The Parlor Suite features an antique bedroom set, sitting area and beautiful writing desk, ideal for the extended stay traveler is at the top of the house, spacious enough to Dance, enjoy Yoga and even do cartwheels. The luxury bedding package is complete with 1500 TC Egyptian Cotton Sheets. Please note this room is on the 3rd floor, please book only if you are comfortable with stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175/$150

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.2

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3.6 on August 04, 2013

Alle tiders hvis man vil slappe af -stille og roligt område vældig hyggelig gode spisesteder i nærliggende by ingen morgenmad selv om det står der

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you were able to have a nice, relaxing, time with us. Our guests love the convenience of so many wonderful places to eat, in such close proximity to The Harbor Rose (87 restaurants within one mile). It is true, we do not serve a full breakfast; however, we serve more of a continental style breakfast of tea, coffee, and fruit. Our organic fruit and beverage bar is available 24/7. We are vegan and most guests want a traditional breakfast. We found the 24/7 organic fruit and beverage bar suited our guests best. We also take orders in advance for muffins and yogurt. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future. Think of us as your home away from home!

Pleasant Stay at Cold Spring Harbor

4.8 on June 09, 2013

Deirdre went the extra mile and made me feel at home. She was willing to do whatever I needed to make me feel comfortable, and genuinely cared about making my stay the best it could be. I loved the historic feel of the house, and the always available fruit and tea was a great bonus.

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure making The Harbor Rose feel like your home away from home. Our organic fruit and beverage bar is always a hit with our guests. We would love to have you as a guest again when you are in the Cold Spring Harbor / Huntington area again.

A Magic Place

5 on June 06, 2013

I stayed three nights at the garden room and enjoyed every single minute of it. I immediately felt comfortable, well taken care of with an abundance of thoughtful details in every aspect of the house. Extremely comfortable bed with a view into the trees one can hardly dream of. Like staying in the middle of nature which all the comfort of this beautiful and charming house. Thank you, Deirdre. It was a great pleasure.

Innkeeper Response
The Garden Room is a favorite of our nature loving guests. We are happy you enjoyed your three nights as our guest. We would love to have the pleasure of having you as our guest again.


5 on June 06, 2013

The Harbor House was a great place to stay, during my recent trip to the New York City Area, this month For the two weeks on business I' was there. Comfortable, inviting, relax , lay back setting with an unwinding ambiance. "Loved that, Garden Room"... I truly enjoy the amenities it had to offer and the surrounding area' and having to zip" into NYC on numerous days while in Cold Spring Harbor/Huntington Village made my stay that much more enjoyable', with the easy of the quick commute. I will be back in mid-July for a long weekend, so' looking towards it! ... Thanks for the awesome stay! Mr. J. Raphael, Los Angeles California ...

Innkeeper Response
Hi Mr. Raphael. We truly enjoyed having you as our guest and are delighted you enjoyed the Garden Room. People are always amazed at the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere we have here and they can be in the hustle and bustle of New York City in such a short time. We look forward to having you as our guest again in July!

A great place to stay!

4.6 on April 22, 2013

We enjoyed 4 nights at Harbor House in the Garden Room on vacation in early spring. It was very comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Deidre is a wonderful hostess and is there to meet your needs but also respects your privacy. We loved our stay and would stay again. It's a great location - in a small town wooded setting, but a short drive to a train station to get to NYC, and close to many wonderful restaurants. We enjoyed her coffee station and delicious weekend croissants. Not a B&B but we liked it that way - plenty of places to enjoy coffee/breakfast on the way to exploring the area. Highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in the Garden Room. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Many of our guests comment on how comfortable and relaxing an environment is at The Harbor Rose.

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Location Type

Cablevision / Local area Hospitals, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Cold Spring Harbor Labs & DNS Learning Center, Huntington Village, Points of interest: Long Island University, Beachside, Countryside, Island, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country


New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 20 miles

Directions to property:

LaGuardia Airport: Right at Airport Exit to Eastern Long Island merge right onto Grand Central Parkway, use Exit 10E LIE-East. Take the LIE (I-495) east to Exit 41N toward Route 107/106. Take 106 North. Travel 4 miles north to Route 25A. (Northern Blvd) Make a right, and travel east 4 miles. Landmark: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on your left. At the bottom of the hill at the traffic light (intersection of 25A / Lawrence Hill Road/ 108) turn left onto 25A east. The first driveway is on your right 50 yards from the intersection. For other area Airports please contact us for directions.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Meditation Center, Bethpage State Park and Golf Course, Festivals, Live Music, Historic Sites, Paramount, Teddy Roosevelt Home, Vanderbuilt Planitariam, Cold Spring Harbor Lab; DNA Learning Center, Oyster Bay Waterfront Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Oyster Bay Waterfront Center, all activities are off sight and nearby, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance , Outside Dining Area, Outside Balcony, Daily Breakfast of Tea/ Coffee/Fruit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Oyster Bay Waterfront Center, all activities are off sight and nearby, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: well behaved children are welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited The garden room only and under 15 lbs. Must scoop poop

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment required to confirm reservation. Reservations less than 30 days in advance are non-cancellable must be paid in full. Payments typically put through same day you make reservation.
  • Cancellations: We are a small inn and cancellations affect us dramatically. We only have three rooms and they deserve to be enjoyed! If you have any concerns about possibly having to cancel, we do recommend inexpensive trip cancellation insurance. We also encourage you to transfer your reservation as a gift to a friend or family member rather than cancel. Refunds minus a $50 service charge per room per night will be made if a cancellation notice is received 30 days prior to the reservation date. If a last minute cancellation is necessary, we will refund the payment received less the service charge(s) ONLY if we can re-rent the room for the entire reservation for the same period. In the event of early departure, your reservation must be honored.




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1 Cat

About the innkeepers

A veteran of the hospitality industry, I'm a vegetarian, and also a certified holistic health counselor with a background in Chinese and homeopathic medicine. I'm an avid sailor, spiritually minded, meditate daily, love to cook, Kayak and I truly enjoy hosting guests, and have an affection for the international traveler.

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  • Time Served: Self Serve Always
  • Serving Location: Front Foyer 24 hours a day

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253 Harbor Rd , Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA (Show map)

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