Chef Jensen Lorenzen and his wife, Grace, helped turn this 19th-century house (originally owned by the town's founder, James Cass) into a luxe five-room inn. Jensen's exceptional four-course dinners are built around locally-sourced ingredients and produce from the inn's garden; the wine list emphasizes Central Coast producers like Tablas Creek.
c/o The Maidstone; East Hampton, New York
Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg has given East Hampton's iconic 18th-century Maidstone Arms a Scandinavian twist. There are colorful Josef Frank upholstered chairs in the lobby and red Kronan bikes (a civilian version of Swedish army bikes) for riding to the beach; there's also a place to play Kubb, a Viking game. Chef James Carpenter is even serving some Swedish dishes like skagen—toasted brioche topped with shrimp, caviar and lemon crème fraîche and dill—at the hotel's restaurant, the Living Room. The 200-vintage wine cellar, however, is Scandi-free.