Bend in the Road Guest House

58 Spring Close Highway , East Hampton, NY 11937 USA (Show map)


We have two lovely rooms, each with king-sized beds, private baths, TVs, VCRs, refrigerators and air conditioning. The larger of the two rooms also has a sleep-on couch, very comfy. The guest rooms share a large, comfortable living room and a separate entrance shaded by a huge maple tree. In the back there is a private walled garden with a large swimming pool and a hammock hung under one of the many shade trees that surround the pool. We are situated on a twenty-two acre farm, perfect for jogging or just walking your dog, free from traffic and very quiet and safe. Home-made cookies and dog biscuits are available to all guests. In addition, we have a fully equipped pottery studio on the premises. Anyone wanting to do pottery or have a Raku firing workshop may feel free to make these arrangements with me.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Can't wait to visit again!

5 on August 24, 2015

I decided to go on a spontaneous trip to the Hamptons and immediately began to look for a place to stay when I found the "Bend in the Road Guest House". I called Carolyn and from the jump I knew that her guest house would be it. I could tell from that phone conversation that she would be a great host. I went with my gut and made the arrangements & I am so happy that I did. She was such a wonderful, warm and caring host. Carolyn is truly accommodating. The space is very big and welcoming. We shared our love about art and spent some time with her dogs (so cute!). The overall stay there was just wonderful and very relaxing. It truly saddened me to leave! I cant wait to visit again! Carolyn, once again, Thank You for such a Great stay!

Delightful Country Inn

5 on August 15, 2014

I recently returned to Bend in the Road Guesthouse for the third time. The Guesthouse is clean, comfortable, and delightful, filled with art and antiques. Carolyn, the proprietor, goes out of her way to make her guests feel completely at home. I absolutely love swimming in the pool, which is situated in a lovely garden, in the shade of a large tree. This makes it so nice to swim in, because you really feel that you are in the country. I am thrilled to have found this place and look forward to many more visits in the future.

hidden gem in east hampton

3.8 on June 30, 2014

artsy and eclectic, carolyn has designed a comfy little inn for both dog and owner. she is a friendly, courteous person who takes time to make her guests feel right at home. if our lab could write he would say how sad he was to leave . we will certainly be back. Paul , Beth and Heri.

Wonderful place to stay

4.2 on June 12, 2014

We recently spent the Memorial Day Weekend at Carolyn's Guest House and had a great time. Carloyn was a wonderful host. She made sure that we felt at home, shared several insider tips with us and spoiled us with delicious wine & cheese, and interesting conversation. The rooms are adorned with charming vintage pieces, antique furniture, retro sofas...and we just loved the "Hippie-Vibe" to it. The most beautiful beach is within walking distance. So is the best bagel place in the Hamptons.

rustic relaxation

3.2 on October 28, 2012

Bend in the Road was the perfect place to bring our city dog for the vacation of his life. Carolyn has created an expansive and safe wonderland for dogs to play and explore in her fenced in yard and surrounding farm. Humans will love it too! This inn has the best of both worlds - it is extremely well located right in East Hampton close to town, restaurants, nightlife and beaches, but the property is tucked away on a quiet road and the house has a rustic charm with a Catskills feel to it. If you are looking for posh/chic, this may not be the place for you but if you are looking for a home away from home and real relaxation, you will find it here. Don't miss wine and cheese around 6pm with the innkeeper and her friends. They will give you great tips on special things to do and see in the area.

The Perfect Blend of Nature and Nurture

5 on October 18, 2012

Carolyn is the most gracious host you could ever hope to find. The moment we arrived she came outside to welcome us in, especially my little doggy! Offering a choice of guest rooms (so hard to choose) and bringing in snacks on handcrafted plates, she couldn't make us feel more at home. Lucky for us it was a business trip and long-term stay. From the very first visit to our more recent, we have enjoyed the sparkling rooms as well as the gorgeous grounds. The only problem is we cannot get back often enough to that perfect blend of nature and nurture. PS Don't leave without stopping into the gallery. I bought two pieces of lovely pottery that made great gifts.

Relaxing Getaway

4.6 on September 25, 2012

Rather than battle the hectic six our drive home on Sunday, we stopped at the Bend in the Road Guest House and found accommodations. What a wonderful choice we made! Even our dog was welcomed. We stayed in a lovely bright floral suite. It was quiet, private, and very comfortable. In the morning we enjoyed the bright sunlight streaming in through the trees and through the large skylight in our bath. The freshly baked popovers were delicious and the lovely brisk walk around the grounds was invigorating. Both made our return home relaxing and refreshed us for the long trip. Although this was a last minute choice for us, it was one I would highly recommend for a refreshing getaway at any time.

Bend in the Road Guest House

5 on September 25, 2012

I had the good fortune of staying in The Bend in the Road Guest House while I was looking for a property to buy in East Hampton. I had brought my dog and was thrilled to find that there was a beautiful landscaped acre for her to roam as well a big pool for myself to relax in after a busy day of house hunting. Caroline,the proprietor, was most gracious and extremely helpful in introducing me to the area. I was treated to homemade baked goods every morning by the pool. I was so taken with the area that I ended up purchasing a home in the same neighborhood.


4.2 on September 19, 2012

I was about to post our own review of our stay at this charming guest house, and saw a highly negative review, which surprisingly related to the very same weekend we stayed there. There were three or four women in the other suite who were quite unfriendly Yes, the house is old, as is the wiring, but it hardly as derelict as they depict. It's an old farmhouse with large beautiful grounds. We have no complaints at all, quite the contrary! We will be back, gladly. The hostess is gracious and supportive, and only a phone call away. if needed. Our continental breakfast was served to us outside under a shade tree, and consisted of warm homemade popovers with homemade jam! She offered to bring it into our bedroom, but took it outside relaxing out by the pool with fresh coffee. That suited us better. We shared wine and cheese with her one night, again a delightful change from a motel experience. I'm not prone to respond to the other review directly since people are entitled to their opinions, but our opinion is that this is a gem of a find. BTW the location is superb, halfway between E Hampton and Amagansett , and you can walk to either for fine restaurants and watering holes. In July it is bit difficult to cross the Montauk highway Rte 27 because of heavy speeding traffic; the nearest safe crossings are at traffic lights about a half-mile in either direction. The Inn is not on the highway but one block north.

Charming & Relaxing

5 on September 17, 2012

I have been a guest at the Bend in the Road Guest House a number of times over the years and was treated in a gracious and hospitable way each time. My most recent visit was the best. We arrived and were greeted by Carolyn and allowed to check in even though we were early. Both rooms are comfortable and we don't have a preference because they are equal in delight. The pool and garden area is incredibly gorgeous and a very relaxing place to sit and read or just rest. Carolyn's talent is reflected throughout the house with the pottery that she creates herself. This is a charming place to stay. Be assured you will enjoy yourself while visiting East Hampton.

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Rooms & Rates

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This spacious cathedral-ceilinged room, papered with antique off-white roses and decorated with fine country antiques, has a walk-in closet, private bath, a TV, VCR, refrigerator and airconditoning. It has a very comfortable king-sized bed and a couch, also very comfortable for sleeping, and a free-standing folding screen for privacy. The view from this room is all trees -- maples, cerries and evergreens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100 - $200

Ivy Room

The Ivy room is papered with a lovely fresh ivy pattern and is surrounded outside by climbing ivy. This is a very bright, cheerful room, filled with afternoon sunlight. It also has its own bathroom, this one with a bathtub as well as a shower. It has its own TV, VCR, refrigerator and airconditioning. It faces a large, private walled yard full of shade trees and is very quite and peaceful. The view from this room is a sunny, walled garden filled with blooming shade trees.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $175

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Location Type

East Hampton, , New York, Close to all beaches

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Health Spa / Massage , Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Private entrance

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Fitness Center / Gym , Volleyball , Jogging Trails - , Diving / Snorkeling , Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required No Cats
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: call for information
  • Accepted payments Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits (half the fee for the total stay)are made by bank checks, traveler's checks or postal money orders. Payment is due on arrival in cash or traveler's checks.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable, minus five percent of the total fee for procesing charges, up until six weeks prior to arrival date.
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Carolyn Bistrian

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About the innkeepers

pet massage,some basic dog training, cooking, baking (I offer homemade dog food),pottery, painting, doggie tennis.

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Continental Plus

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Home-made jam and bread, and popovers

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