This was our second visit to the Ram's Head, our first time staying over. The most obvious thing to say about the Ram's Head Inn is that the setting, from the building to the grounds and vista, is spectacular. We were blessed with perfect summer weather. Even poor weather does not take away the comfortable covered veranda, warm inviting lounge and elegant dining room.
When one did encounter a negative, such as the tiny bathroom in room 4, it was always balanced with a compensating treat.....no TV in the room. We may be odd, but this was very nice for us. This is a New England Inn which does not try to be a chain hotel in terms of amenities- and that worked just fine for us.
The Continental Breakfast is ample, unpretentious and tasty. The dinner menu, and every item on it, is amazing. Most of us had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly and served on a bed of the freshest and tastiest succotash I have ever tried. The pre-dinner salads were perfect. Our wait staff was attentive and thoughtful.
During the day we enjoyed the very clean beach, and its assortment of watercraft set aside for guests. The Ram's Head is nicely off the beaten track on Shelter Island, so one does not feel at all cramped by crowds. We can't wait to go back.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ram`s Head Hotel Shelter Island
- Rams Head Hotel