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Along the North Shore, step inside Long Island’s Gold Coast for a look into the elegant and opulent lifestyles of the elite. Owned by past presidents, artists and aristocracy, many of these homes once hosted royalty, heads of state and stars such as Charlie Chaplin. Often the backdrop for Hollywood productions, the Gold Coast mansions also served as inspiration for The Great Gatsby. Open for tours and events, travel back to an era bygone when visiting these estates.
Sands Point Preserve rests on the original Guggenheim Estate which embodies the elegance and opulence definitive of the Gold Coast during the early 20th century. Sands Point was the famed “East Egg” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Visit Sand’s Point Preserve where you’ll see four mansions: Castlegould, modeled after Ireland’s Kilkenny Castle; Falaise, a Normandy mansion filled with historic artifacts; Hempstead House, illustrating life in the roaring 20’s/30’s; and Mille Fleur.
Visit Planting Fields Arboretum/Coe Hall, a Tudor Revival mansion where you can view the family’s original furnishings, including the completely restored Louis XVI reception room and the spectacular grounds and gardens (created by the Olmstead Brothers).
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay is the place President Theodore Roosevelt called home from 1885 until his passing in 1919. President Roosevelt spent so much time in this beloved home that it claimed the nickname ‘Summer White House’. Explore the 80 acres of serene landscape 7 days a week from dusk until dawn.
Built in 1910 on the 55- acre estate of John and Ruth Pratt, The Mansion at Glen Cove boasts 187 luxuriously designed guest rooms and suites, 60 renovated rooms featuring Safavieh designs.
After your overnight stay, take a tour of the mansion, grounds and modern amenities. The mansion includes an indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, steam room / suana, yoga room, basketball court and spa treatments.
This elegant estate, which features a 44-room English manor house and traditional, formal gardens sprawling over 200 acres, was built by financier John S. Phipps and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps, in 1906. The public is welcome to explore both the house, furnished with priceless antiques and decorative artwork, and the grounds, which include sweeping lawns, wooded paths, and some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
OHEKA is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America®, boasting 32 luxorious guestrooms and suites.
The OHK Bar & Restaurant offers patrons a unique culinary experience paired with a European ambiance and al fesco dining.
Resting majestically on the highest point of Long Island, emanates the elegant refinement of a chateau in France and a rich history that is distinctly American. Financier and philanthropist, Otto Hermann Kahn built OHEKA CASTLE close to a century ago on the highest point on Long Island in Cold Spring Harbor. During the Gilded Age of the 1920s, Kahn used the 109,000-square-foot estate as a summer home where he hosted lavish parties and regularly entertained royalty, heads of state, and Hollywood stars. Today, the castle serves as a Hollywood backdrop in music, television and film productions.
William K. Vanderbilt II was heir to one of America’s greatest fortunes and traveled the world collecting marine and cultural artifacts for the museum and mansion he built on Long Island in 1910. Eagle’s Nest boasts 43-acres of waterfront estate in Centerport, Long Island with a 24-room Spanish-Revival mansion filled with priceless art and furnishings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Eagle’s Nest is a time capsule with decor and art work left exactly as the Vanderbilt family left it, a true present day “living museum” for visitors looking to travel back in time.
An American Kitchen & Bar, Prime is located on the waterside serving up top tier steaks and a diverse lineup of sushi offerings.
Enjoy unique shops, dining, and nightlife in trendy downtown Huntington Village