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“A romantic getaway...” 5 of 5 stars
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108 Rams Island Dr, Shelter Island, NY 11965   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Shelter Island
Huntington Beach, California
1 review
“A romantic getaway...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband were lucky enough to be at The Rams Head just a few weekends ago. It was such a lovely Inn. Our bedroom was clean and had a beautiful view of the rolling lawn and the bay.

We had received an email the restaurant would be closing for the season but when we arrived... it was open. We made 8:00 reservations and it was wonderful. We both enjoyed our dinner very much.

After dinner we enjoyed brandy on the deck outside, the weather was just starting to chill and again it was lovely.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sag Harbor, Ny
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144 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A wonderful old Inn with excellent destination restaurant - in the summer.
Romantic rolling lawn down to the bay on a lovely island near the Hamptons.
Very old fashioned - lots to do, but no TV.
Hammocks, a swing, and the beach...

And it is for sale, I believe, - here is hoping someone equally as talented buys and
maintains it.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yonkers, New York
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is not your kid's vacation. In fact, the rooms don't even have TV's. There's one in the TV/den room. There are only 17 rooms and some have to share a bathroom. Mine didn't. If you are looking to get away from the stresses of life then you found the right place. This is quiet elegance of days gone by. Peaceful serenity abounds here. Only on Sunday nights does things heat up with some local classical music entertainment. We only stayed 3 nights and ate in the hotel one evening. It was an excellent meal at a table on the porch overlooking the water and the sunset. I would recommend this for either a romantic getaway or for a rest and relaxation vacation away from one's daily hustle and bustle. There are no shortage of fine restaurants on Shelter Island so consider this locale for a quick driveable vacation.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Having enjoyed a relaxing weekend on Shelter Island at the wonderful Inn at Chase Creek in the fall of 2010, we decided to return to Shelter Island with our kids this past August. For our return visit we needed a place to accommodate a family of four and the Ram's Head Inn seemed to fit the bill. We were not disappointed.

This is a great old place with beautiful grounds, its own private beach and a restaurant on site in case you decide not to venture into town (though, be warned, it's not intended for the budget conscious). The staff was very friendly and available and the rooms were clean and well appointed. Keep in mind that this is essentially a plus sized B&B so don't expect a TV in every room with free HBO and 24 hour room service.

So, if you're looking a for a quiet and relaxing stay on Shelter Island with the family, the Ram's Head Inn is the place to stay,

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Great inn with huge yard and beach. A bit shabby chic. Great restaurant too.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City
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39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Beautiful property overlooking water. Staff was helpful and professional. Our room was immaculate....(but tiny...not sure if some rooms are bigger.) We had dinner one night at restaurant, and it was excellent with interesting local wines. Only disappointment was breakfast (included in room rate) which was dreary buffet of dry and instant cereals and ordinary pastry. Hotel is old so you hear people going in and out of rooms, but this wasn't a problem for us, and we will go again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

The setting is remote and beautiful with sweeping lawns leading down to the water. The service was fairly good, but never enthusiastic or exceptional. Many rooms have shared bathrooms which caused some social awkwardness. The food and drinks were tasty, but we ate many meals away from the Inn just for variety. It was very pleasant to sit on the large porches and visit with others attending the wedding.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 108 Rams Island Dr, Shelter Island, NY 11965
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Shelter Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Shelter Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ram's Head Inn is a gracious center hall colonial with 17 charming and comfortable suites. It's a world apart, without being a world away. ... more   less 
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Ram`s Head Hotel Shelter Island
Rams Head Hotel

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