Estelle Frances Bailey-Babenzien

Shou Sugi Ban House

  • Where:
  • Why:Couple retreat for our wedding anniversary
  • When:Summer
  • Who:My Husband and I

"Spoil Yourself Retreat"

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Shou Sugi Ban House Rolling into wellness like...

Rolling into wellness like...

Shou Sugi Ban House The beautiful entrance of Shou Sugi Ban House and the gorgeous gardens designed by Lily Kwong

The beautiful entrance of Shou Sugi Ban House and the gorgeous gardens designed by Lily Kwong

Shou Sugi Ban House I felt so good to have the garden right outside our door

I felt so good to have the garden right outside our door

Shou Sugi Ban House So much natural light in the bathroom that greets you first thing in the morning

So much natural light in the bathroom that greets you first thing in the morning

Shou Sugi Ban House Had to pose with this Japanese wood bathtub stunner!

Had to pose with this Japanese wood bathtub stunner!

Shou Sugi Ban House Cozying up by the fire, perfect way to relax

Cozying up by the fire, perfect way to relax

Shou Sugi Ban House Food at Shou Sugi Ban is curated by Michelin star chef Mads Refslund

Food at Shou Sugi Ban is curated by Michelin star chef Mads Refslund

Shou Sugi Ban House White table clothed finesse for your tastebuds

White table clothed finesse for your tastebuds

Shou Sugi Ban House Where the Michelin star magic happens

Where the Michelin star magic happens

Shou Sugi Ban House How can you not workout when the gym looks so sexy?

How can you not workout when the gym looks so sexy?

Shou Sugi Ban House Wide, open spaces inviting you to just take things slow and relax

Wide, open spaces inviting you to just take things slow and relax

Shou Sugi Ban House Spa treatment is definitely the highlight

Spa treatment is definitely the highlight

Shou Sugi Ban House The pool in its tempting glory

The pool in its tempting glory

Shou Sugi Ban House Lounging by the pool

Lounging by the pool

Shou Sugi Ban House Such a beautiful tennis court

Such a beautiful tennis court

Shou Sugi Ban House Knock knock... Room service

Knock knock... Room service

Shou Sugi Ban House The retail space looking on point

The retail space looking on point

Shou Sugi Ban House A post-wellness face

A post-wellness face

Shou Sugi Ban House Acres of greenery to explore

Acres of greenery to explore

Shou Sugi Ban House A healthy and delicious breakfast

A healthy and delicious breakfast

Shou Sugi Ban House Cozy, cream communal spaces

Cozy, cream communal spaces

Shou Sugi Ban House Until next time...

Until next time...

Shou Sugi Ban House Namaste!

Namaste!

Highs & Lows

  • The peace and serenity, you really feel rejuvenated.

  • The hotel is intimate and private. Great for peace of mind.

  • The landscaping designed by Lily Kwong is really special.

  • Even though we had one of the 13 rooms, we didn't manage to book the treatments we wanted during our stay. I had a facial which was okay. My husband really enjoyed his massage inside the dome.

  • Unfortunately, because of the close proximity to the main road, I could still hear the traffic from some areas of the hotel.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 35/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury wellness retreat

  • Vibe

    Relaxed oasis of private luxury rooted in Japanese wellness and traditions

  • Location

    Situated at the beginning of the renowned Hamptons stretch, the area is buzzing in summertime

  • Rooms

    13

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Excellent... They anticipate your arrival and make it smooth sailing. Everything felt tailored and personal

  • Future Forward

    Everything is considered and at one with nature wherever possible

  • Music

    The rooms have a relaxing playlist preloaded that automatically plays upon entry... Which is actually amazing

  • Year Opened

    2019

  • Designed By

    The retreat is the brainchild of Amy Cherry-Abitbol, a former corporate attorney, and her business partner Kathleen Kapnick

  • Health & Wellness

    Five-treatment-room spa!! Also, infrared sauna and hydrotherapy pools, tennis courts and gym

  • Food

    Excellent, delicious, healthy food prepared to your liking or the chefs. Menus designed by Michelin starred chef Mads Refslund

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The main event is wellness — i.e. eat well, sleep well and treat your body well

  • Minibar & Retail

    The organic chocolate was divine... BYOB

  • Accessibility

    Accommodative

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    All guests must be 16 years or older to visit or stay at Shou Sugi Ban House

  • Price

    Dubiously expensive

  • Tel.

    +1 631 500 9049

  • Website

    Visit website

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

337 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976

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In the Area

Hotel Location 337 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976

Just off the main road, nestled between Southhampton and Bridgehampton. Shou Sugi Ban House is located just past Southampton and not too far from Sagaponack which is one of the most beautiful areas of the South Fork. Easily accessible to neighboring towns, but besides going to the beach, the idea here is not to leave the property.

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