The Historic Ram’s Head Inn Celebrates Their 40th Season
The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island, one of the East End’s oldest hotels, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Built in 1929, the building turns 90 this year, as the Ram’s Head Inn celebrates its 40th year under the current ownership of James and Linda Eklund. Host to 22 quaint and relaxing guest rooms and a 110-seat fine dining restaurant, the Ram’s Head Inn has been the location of more than 800 weddings during the past 40 years, creating memories of a lifetime for thousands of guests.
Known for gracious accommodations and Old World charm, The Ram’s Head Inn continues to offer returning visitors and first time guests a relaxing and idyllic escape. With its private beachfront location, award winning restaurant, and pristine accommodations, it is truly relaxation at its finest. The Inn offers relaxed and accessible luxury with attentive service and plush amenities, including well-appointed bathrooms, quiet suites, and shuttle service to the island’s ferries.
What sets the Inn apart from other Hamptons lodgings perhaps are amenities like its 9 complimentary moorings, ideal for the boating crowd looking for a relaxing lunch on the beach or a chic sunset cocktail excursion. The historic Inn also offers complimentary paddle boards, kayaks, and a small sailboat for use on their 800 feet of private beach. Guests can also enjoy an all-weather tennis court and a regulation-size bocce court.
Ram’s Head Inn features a critically acclaimed fine dining farm-to-table restaurant, led by popular and award winning Chef Joe Smith from 2011 to 2016. Just in time for the 40th Anniversary, the Eklunds welcome back Chef Smith to the Ram’s Head Inn, returning after stints showcasing his culinary talents to Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor and the Frisky Oyster in Greenport.
Open 7 days a week during the summer months for brunch, lunch and dinner, Smith’s seasonally focused New American menu boasts fresh local produce, game, and seafood, accoutered with herbs from the Inn’s own garden. Smith’s cuisine has been a favorite in the popular Dan’s Papers’ food and wine festivals on the East End.
Open 7 days a week during the summer months for brunch, lunch and dinner, Smith’s seasonally focused New American menu boasts fresh local produce, game, and seafood, accoutered with herbs from the Inn’s own garden. For more information and reservations, please visit www.theramsheadinn.com or 631-749-0811.
Food Photo Credits: Cat Brigham
All Other Photo Credits: Madison Fender Photography