East End: Jedediah Hawkins Inn
In this week's the East End, News 12's Doug Geed visited a house built in 1863. Today the Jedediah Hawkins Inn is a popular inn and restaurant.
Capt. Jedediah Hawkins built the house for his wife, but sadly by the mid-1900s the house went abandoned.
By the early 2000s, it was slated for demolition. But then a group of local investors stepped in and returned the inn to its original glory.
Today it's considered one of the most elegant inns on Long Island. Just like 160 years ago, guests can get a 360-degree view from the belvedere, which is part of the suite that takes up the entire third floor.
The six-room inn is also a popular restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and a glassed in patio where overnight guests have breakfast.
The menu is primarily farm-to-table American, including local fish and duck. This past summer they hired a master sushi chef from Japan.
They also hosted about 60 weddings this year.