The Stony Brookside is located next to the Stony Brook Grist Mill, and adjacent to the StonyBrook Mill Pond and Avalon Park and Preserve approximately an hour and a half from New York City. Shops, museums and restaurants abound all within walking distance, as well as numerous entertainment options a short ride away. Think of our Inn as your base camp for your outdoor and cultural adventure. As you head down Main Street towards Stony Brook harbor, you will see homes that date back to the revolutionary era. Across from the harbor and just a block from the Inn is the historic Stony Brook Village. Constructed in 1939 as the vision of Ward Melville, the village was the first planned shopping area in the nation and today is a collection of thriving shops, restaurants and boutiques. Within a short walk of the Inn is also the Long Island Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate that showcases history and art with a Long Island connection. Within a short bike ride there are beaches, wineries, nature reserves and multiple sites that are on the list of national register of historic places.
The Three Village area was home to George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring of the revolutionary war as well as dozens of buildings that played a role in the revolution. The Three Village Historical Society maintains an active historical museum and tour scene, and conducts various tours throughout the season. During the summer there is outdoor live music each weekend on the Stony Brook Village green as well as at various venues & festivals a short ride away. A mile from the Inn is Stony Brook University, which host’s athletic events, world class music events, theatre and movies. Just 5 miles east from the Inn is the bustling harbor town of Port Jefferson. The Port Jefferson harbor is home to the Cross Sound Ferry to Connecticut and hosts dozens of fishing party boats, nightlife venues, ice cream parlors and restaurants. Just a few more miles east of the Inn begins the North Fork Wine Trail and agritourism district. So whether your passion is cycling, fishing, kayaking, music, historic places, or wine and food, the Three Village area has it all and its just waiting for you to discover.