The Harbor Rose

253 Harbor Rd , Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA (Show map)
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Book Direct and Save!! The Harbor Rose Bed and Breakfast is a historic home built in 1849 as a rectory and is located in the heart of Cold Spring Harbor featuring water views and hiking trails. We consistently deliver a unique lodging experience, in a peaceful, eco-friendly resort setting where our guests are greeted with warmth and appreciation 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, Luxury 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, including Sagamore Hill, parks, beaches and rich in history and waterfront. 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.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Wonderful Experience

4.4 on August 27, 2018

I enjoyed 3 nights at Harbor House in the Princess Room on a business trip and overall it was a great experience. Everything was clean, very comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Deirdre is wonderful hostess. I enjoyed my stay and will certainly come back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again!

- Deirdre (innkeeper)

Very enjoyable

5 on May 16, 2017

We enjoyed our stay, very clean , Deidre is warm and friendly hostess. Sunday breakfast was awesome too! Will go back again

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review... Glad you enjoyed our farm to table organic breakfast. - we look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Deirdre - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Halloween with friends

5 on March 10, 2017

Sorry I didnt get a chance to write this well deserved review. Every Halloween for the past 5 years I book a room for my friend from Vermont to stay so we can spend halloween together in spooky cold spring harbor. I love this place, cold spring harbor is beautiful all year round but nothing better then fall. The Rose is great, I have never been disappointed in the last 5 years and wont be again this year. Thank you all again for making my friend have a great stay all the time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words, It is such a pleasure to host your friend. Last year we introduced our Organic "cook to order" Breakfast with options that include; home made waffles, fruit parfaits, steel cut oatmeal and more recently egg frittatas ! We are now preparing to introduce the "Vanderbilt" our newest guestroom complete with Harbor Views a fireplace and private en-suite bathroom. Looking forward to the next visit !

- Deirdre (innkeeper)

Perfect alternative from the city!

4.4 on January 17, 2017

Was everything i thought it would be like. And in some cases even more. Clean, Cozy, and Quiet. With a gourgeous view to wake up to. Will definitely book again!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed our hospitality and our unique historical home - we feel very " lucky to live here" and delighted to share all that our community has to offer.

- Deirdre (innkeeper)


5 on December 24, 2016

I spent just one night in the lovely Victorian room in December. When I arrived early evening, I was greeted by Deirdre and her charming young daughter. They were so gracious and showed me to my beautiful 2nd floor room with a working fireplace. After a long day of traveling, I settled into the very comfortable bed with very nice linens. The house was quiet and I enjoyed a restful night. A warm, homemade breakfast was waiting for me at 8:30am. Deirdre and Strfan are great cooks and Deirdre is an expert on healthful vegan cuisine if the traveler is interested. Would highly recommend the Harbor Rose when traveling to Long Island as an alternative to the larger motel/ hotel scene. The location in the heart of Cold Spring Harbor is superb!! Mary G

Very pleasant stay

4.2 on December 11, 2016

I stayed for 1 week in the garden room for a business trip and overall it was a great experience. There was a very pleasant atmosphere and every effort was made to make my stay at the Garden Rose comfortable. Everything was clean, the breakfast was great and it Deirdre and Stephan are great hosts. After my stay I was even taken to the train station to get to the airport, which I really appreciated. I enjoyed my stay and if I will visit Cold Spring Harbor again for a short period of time I will certainly come back! Thomas

Innkeeper Response
Thomas, It was such a pleasure to host you. We are a natural fit for anyone seeking a clean comfortable place that feels like home while traveling for business or pleasure. We are so glad you enjoyed our handcrafted farm to table organic breakfast! we look forward to your next visit. Many Blessings

- Deirdre (Innkeeper)

Absolute Pleasure

4.6 on May 28, 2016

The Harbor Rose is a calming and lovely Bed and Breakfast. The owner, Deirdre, is considerate and easy going; she is there if you need her but very respectful of a visitor's privacy. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and plan to stay again. Rita

Innkeeper Response
Rita: Thank you for leaving us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate our peaceful setting. We do our best to maintain a clean comfortable, service oriented environment and meet or exceed our guest expectations. We look forward to your next visit.

- Deirdre Ventura - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Long Island

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!

- Deirdre Ventura (innkeeper)

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.

- Deirdre Ventura (Innkeeper)

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.

- Deirdre Ventura (Innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


The Victorian Room features a working fireplace. fireplace, and spectacular winter water views, and through the foliage, water views in spring, summer, and fall, luxury Sealy mattress, linens and pillows. The water views are most enjoyable during the evening sunsets. The Bath: This spacious bath features a deep claw-foot soaking tub and shower. We have daily housekeeping, so the bathroom is always clean and fresh and is tended to twice daily!

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

3-Harbor Hill

Our largest guest room is at the “top of the house,” tucked away on the 3rd floor. Our guests must be comfortable with stairs and slanted Ceilings. Sutable for people up to 6'2" Features an antique bedroom set, lovely afternoon sunlight, and plenty of room to dance, do yoga, and cartwheels! There are two windows facing south and one facing east.It's our only guest room with wall-to-wall carpeting. The bathroom features a skylight and a stall shower (there is no bathtub). The granite vanity features a large mirror, great lighting and space to spread out. The shower is shared by the occupant of the Princess Room, We have never had a shower conflict, and somehow, magically, the occupants of the Harbor HIll and the Princesas Room are traveling together, or they are often on such different schedules they rarely see each other. The Location in the House: Tucked away on the third floor, on the south side of the “top of the house,“ with windows facing east and south.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Although The Harbor Rose Bed & Breakfast is filled with Asian influences, this converted portch is very Zen. Sliding doors separate the entrance foyer from the bedroom. Two walls of windows face south and west with views of the harbor. Be prepared to bath in sunlight and moonlight. If you prefer sleeping in a very dark room, better bring your sleeping eye mask! You will love this room; it has the feel of a greenhouse! This is our only pet friendly room.( fee's will apply - please see our pet policy) Pets are not permitted to sleep in the guest bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The Princess Room is perfect for children or an additional adult when booked with the Harbor Hill. The Princess room is delightfully decorated without a TV and makes people smile. Its complete with a comply club chair to cuddle up with a book. The full-size bed features luxury linens.The Harbor Hill and the Princess room occupy the 3rd floor with a bath in the hall between the rooms. The room is complete with toys and books to keep the younger ones entertained.Sights and sounds – You will enjoy the pitter-patter of rain on the roof, and whether the windows are open or closed, this is a very quiet room and has limited views of the harbor and tends to be one of the cooler rooms in both winter and summer.Perfect for single guests on a budget who are comfortable sharing a bathroom. If you are over 6 feet tall you may be more comfortable in one of our other guestrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location Type

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


20 miles

Directions to property:

Distance to New York City: 32 ;Directions to property;From North and West: Take the LIE (Interstate 495) east to Exit 41N toward Route 107/106. Take 106 North. Travel approximately 4 miles north to Route 25A.(Northern Blvd) Make a right, and travel east for 4 miles. You will see the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Entrance on your left. Go to the bottom of the hill and 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. From Eastern Long Island: Take the LIE (Interstate 495) west to Exit 44N Seaford Oyster Bay Expy (Route 135N) Take Exit 14E toward Woodbury. Turn Right onto Jericho Turnpike (NY-25 E). Make a left onto Avery Road and follow to its end. Make a right onto Woodbury Road make left onto 108 East, left onto Lawrence Hill and quick right onto 25A East The first driveway is on your right 50 yards from the intersection. From the South: Verrazano Narrows Bridge to I-278E, take Exit 35A to Long Island Expressway I-495E and follow directions from North and West

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Bethpage State Park and Golf Course, Festivals, Live Music, Historic Sites, Paramount, Meditation Center, Oyster Bay Waterfront Center, Teddy Roosevelt Home, Vanderbuilt Planitariam, Cold Spring Harbor Lab; DNA Learning Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Board games, Childcare, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Wet bar , Daily Breakfast of Tea/ Coffee/Fruit, Outside Balcony, Outside Dining Area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is Allowed Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes well behaved children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The garden room only and under 15 lbs. Must scoop poop
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Usually 1 day
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment required to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: * We are a small bed and breakfast 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 the service charge*) will be honored when (a) the reservation is for 1 room and canceled 31 days or more prior to the arrival date. Refunds are not available when (a) your reservation was for 1 night or (b) you reserved more than 1 room or (c) cancellation is requested 30 days or less prior to the arrival date. Service charge is equal to the average cost of a one night stay for the room reserved.
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Deirdre Ventura Salomon Sanchez

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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: 8:30am week/9.00am weekends
  • Serving Location: Front Foyer 24 hours a day, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly

Signature Dish

Vegan/Vegetarian Homemade Soup
Made with spices from our own garden, the soups have been recognized by many people as unique, providing an authentic flavor. They are occasionally offered to guests, especially during the fall/winter seasons. For more information visit

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