The Pridwin Lodge on Shelter Island Returns to Its Roots

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The Pridwin Lodge and Cottages has been a mainstay of the Shelter Island group because it opened in 1927. After a two-year renovation, the property is again in motion, and if it initially appears like little has modified, that was exactly the purpose.

“As a historic landmark on Shelter Island, we have now sought to protect the custom of this distinctive property whereas enhancing choices for year-round enjoyment,” Curtis Bashaw, managing accomplice of Cape Resorts mentioned of the resort, which celebrated its official ribbon slicing on July 14.

The Petry household has owned The Pridwin since 1961, however partnered with Cape Resorts, a administration firm recognized for its preservation of historic hospitality properties, on the renovation and operations of the resort. “Our household couldn’t be extra excited for this subsequent chapter of The Pridwin,” says co-owner Glenn Petry. “In Curtis and his workforce at Cape Resorts we have now discovered kindred spirits devoted to custom, group and repair.”

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The resort sits on 10 acres on Crescent Seaside overlooking Peconic Bay the place friends can benefit from the waterfront views throughout from the 49-room property. There’s swimming within the pool or on the non-public seashore (with full bar and meals companies). Different actions embrace biking, paddleboarding, kayaking, tennis, fishing and motorized water sports activities, offering summer time camp staples with an expensive twist. Including to the childhood pastime really feel, there are 16 non-public cottages with wooden burning fireplaces, kitchenettes and personal decks overlooking the water. (Definitely not the bunk beds of our adolescence.)

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Whereas the primary property could have gotten a spruce, particulars from the resort’s early days stay intact. The higher foyer has authentic wainscotting and hardwood flooring, and three chandeliers salvaged from the 1927 eating room. A restored fire facilities the lounge, embellished with books and classic ship fashions rescued from an property on the island. “We discovered methods to repurpose most of the basic items which have been a part of the resort for therefore lengthy, together with the unique wicker furnishings within the lounge which so many friends will keep in mind, in addition to most of the eating room chairs and even a number of the authentic China, says Colleen Bashaw, Vice President of Design for Cape Resorts.

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To essentially hit the purpose dwelling, there is a “historical past corridor” full of images, authentic property signage, room kets and resort mementos from the previous 95 years. “It is necessary to all of us that The Pridwin nonetheless appears like someplace individuals can ‘return’ to, the place they will relive their fond reminiscences whereas additionally creating new ones,” Bashaw says.

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Take pleasure in some new choices on the property, just like the Pridwin Spa, which gives a full menu of massages, physique, and face therapies utilizing OSEA merchandise. Wine and dine at The Terrace, the brand new foremost restaurant with an open-air deck that includes American delicacies from government chef Drew Hiatt, who makes use of native seafood, produce and wines from East Finish vineyards. There’s additionally the adjoining Crescent Bar for cocktails and sundown views. And for any locals and longtime patrons who’ve been occupied with the property’s beloved freshly baked donuts — no want to fret, they’re again too. Candy!