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Mill House Inn prides itself on personal service. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Mill House Inn prides itself on personal service. Front desk attendants are more like full-time personal assistants, ready to suggest a screening of a vintage Elvis film at the Bay Street Theatre and arrange for a cab to deliver you there. (Jan. 19, 2013)

East End inns are great winter destinations

Beachfront motels are great in August, but cozy village inns with fireplaces are better in February. Here is a roundup of the East End's best winter accommodations.

Its name says 1708, but parts of the
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Its name says 1708, but parts of the impeccably restored and updated 1708 House in Southampton actually date back to 1648, making it one of the oldest buildings in New York. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Furnished with period art and antiques (owner Skip
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Furnished with period art and antiques (owner Skip Ralph owned an antiques shop nearby for many years), the 1708 House is a warm, welcoming and very comfortable museum of early American history. (Jan. 19, 2013)

1708 House's room No. 2 is an 18th
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1708 House's room No. 2 is an 18th century two-bedroom suite. (Jan. 19, 2013)

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Room No. 2 at 1708 is a two-bedroom
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Room No. 2 at 1708 is a two-bedroom suite. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Warm up with a glass of local wine
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Warm up with a glass of local wine (complimentary every afternoon) down in the Colonial-era wine cellar, where you can sit by the fire playing backgammon or checkers. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Afternoon tea is included in 1708 House's room
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Afternoon tea is included in 1708 House's room rates. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Sunrise Guest House in Montauk is located 300
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Sunrise Guest House in Montauk is located 300 feet from the ocean, and three of its four rooms have ocean views. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Just a short walk along the water gets
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Just a short walk along the water gets visitors of Sunrise Guest House in Montauk into town. (Jan. 19, 2013)

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Sunrise Guest House's room No. 2 has a
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Sunrise Guest House's room No. 2 has a gas fireplace and water views. (Jan. 19, 2013)

The lobby and sitting area at the Sunrise
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The lobby and sitting area at the Sunrise Guest House. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Sunrise Guest House, run by veteran innkeeper Jim
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Sunrise Guest House, run by veteran innkeeper Jim Barnds, has a funky Montauk vibe. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Sunrise Guest House visitors Jillian Puszkowski and Tom
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Sunrise Guest House visitors Jillian Puszkowski and Tom Pagano, both from New York City, have breakfast before taking a walk along the beach. (Jan. 19, 2013)

If you want to vacation like the 1
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If you want to vacation like the 1 percent, spend a night at the Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett. (Jan. 19, 2013)

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The cottages at Inn at Windmill Lane have
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The cottages at Inn at Windmill Lane have private gyms and saunas. (Jan. 19, 2013)

The Inn at Windmill Lane's suites and free-standing
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The Inn at Windmill Lane's suites and free-standing cottages, on a manicured Amagansett property, offer genuine luxury and privacy. (Jan. 19, 2013)

The Inn at Windmill Lane Cottage 1 has
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The Inn at Windmill Lane Cottage 1 has three levels, one bedroom, three bathrooms, living room, wood-burning fireplaces and a dining nook, a personal exercise room and steam room with a rain shower. (Jan. 19, 2013)

All accommodations at the Inn at Windmill Lane
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All accommodations at the Inn at Windmill Lane have Duxiana beds, wood-burning fireplaces, and enormous (we're talking studio apartment-size) tile and marble baths. (Jan. 19, 2013)

When innkeeper Halina Siemaszko renovated and redecorated Fordham
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When innkeeper Halina Siemaszko renovated and redecorated Fordham House, a stately Victorian on Greenport's Main Street in 2012, she eschewed ruffles and lace in favor of a more streamlined traditional style. (Jan. 19, 2013)

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The style of the historic Fordham House in
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The style of the historic Fordham House in Greenport is straight out of a Ralph Lauren ad, with bedrooms and common spaces that are understated and elegant but in keeping with the history of the building and the town. (Jan. 19, 2013)

During winter, Fordham House guests receive a discount
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During winter, Fordham House guests receive a discount card for local shops, restaurants and wineries along the North Fork wine trail. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Humphrey, the resident dog at the Fordham House.
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Humphrey, the resident dog at the Fordham House. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Fordham House in Greenport is within walking distance
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Fordham House in Greenport is within walking distance of the microbrewery Greenport Harbor Brewing and a harbor-side ice skating rink and an adjacent old-fashioned carousel inside a heated pavilion. (Jan. 19, 2013)

East Hampton's tony shops are just steps from
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East Hampton's tony shops are just steps from Mill House Inn's front door. (Jan. 19, 2013)

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Mill House Inn prides itself on personal service.
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Mill House Inn prides itself on personal service. Front desk attendants are more like full-time personal assistants, ready to suggest a screening of a vintage Elvis film at the Bay Street Theatre and arrange for a cab to deliver you there. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Breakfasts at Mill House Inn (lobster frittata, chicken
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Breakfasts at Mill House Inn (lobster frittata, chicken sausage and wild mushroom hash, eggnog brioche French toast) are legendary. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Mill House Inn has an extensive breakfast menu
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Mill House Inn has an extensive breakfast menu and homemade cookies baked throughout the day. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Corry's Room at Mill House Inn has a
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Corry's Room at Mill House Inn has a gas fireplace and steam shower. (Jan. 19, 2013)

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