The newly restored Pridwin Hotel and Cottages will reopen for stays this summer after having closed its doors in November 2019. The Shelter Island waterfront property will debut with a new look after an extensive two-year renovation.
Reopening under the ownership of a new collaboration between Cape Resorts, a leading hospitality investment and management company widely known for its expertise in adaptive reuse and historic preservation of resort and hospitality properties, and the Petry family which has owned and operated the resort since 1961, The Pridwin has officially opened its first set of reservation dates for stays beginning in August with earlier summer dates opening over the next few weeks. Those interested may begin making reservation requests for June and July dates. June rates begin at $749 per night based on double occupancy.
Nestled on more than seven acres of Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach overlooking the Shelter Island Sound, the 49-room luxury destination resort features several exclusive amenities and facilities, including 16 charming cottages, private beach and pool services, a variety of watersports, a full-service spa, a 100-seat American restaurant, bicycles for touring nearby shops and attractions, and a shuttle service to and from Cape Resorts’ Sag Harbor property, Baron’s Cove.
Under the direction of Cape Resorts’ head of design, Colleen Bashaw, The Pridwin’s new design welcomes guests with a playful, yet casual and classic aesthetic featuring furniture with a nod to the resort’s past — think: rattan and antique wicker while enjoying water views.
With its beautiful natural tree-canopy landscape, Shelter Island Sound views, and private location, The Pridwin offers opportunities for guests to enjoy several seasonal activities and celebrations throughout the year. In addition to the new design, The Pridwin will open with a variety of nostalgic seasonal programming including campfire singalongs, croquet, evening story time for children, dive-in movies, yoga, art classes, local farm experiences and tours with Sylvester Manor Farm, Mashomack Preserve picnic hikes, and more.
“With a timeless look and emphasis on comfort and the joy of simple pleasures, The Pridwin offers guests and families a fun, cheery escape from daily life,” said Curtis Bashaw, managing partner of Cape Resorts. “Our hope is for future generations of travelers to continue to enjoy the newly restored resort the way it has been cherished since it first opened almost 100 years ago.”
The Pridwin has been providing hospitality since it opened its doors to guests in 1927. In 1961, the resort was purchased by the partnership of three families, including the Petry family which has operated the hotel for the past several decades. In 2021, the Petry family partnered with Cape Resorts to renovate and operate the hotel.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming friends, family, and guests, both former and new, back to The Pridwin to create new memories during this new chapter for the resort,” said Glenn Petry. “We’re excited to open the Pridwin’s doors and share the classic East End enjoyment this resort offers once again.”
The Pridwin is Cape Resorts’ second property located on the East End and joins its portfolio of classic Northeast resorts which include Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor and a collection of hotels in Cape May, NJ, including the historic Congress Hall and Virginia hotels, the iconic Beach Shack, and the 62-acre Beach Plum Farm & Cottages.
Financial and construction partners for this Shelter Island project include Fort Amsterdam Capital, Tilden Park Capital Management, Estreich & Company, RLW4 Builders, and Stokes Architecture + Design.
Cape Resorts is a leading regional hospitality investment and management company with nine distinctive classic American resort properties in New York and New Jersey.
Widely known for its expertise in adaptive reuse and historic preservation of resort and hospitality properties, Cape Resorts manages multiple hotel and rental properties including America’s oldest seaside resort, Congress Hall; the impeccably-restored 1879 boutique Virginia Hotel and five elegantly-furnished historic Virginia Cottages; the laid-back ocean front Beach Shack; the classic seaside inn, The Star; the recently-renovated Congress Place Suites offering fully-equipped apartment-style accommodations; the fully equipped Sandpiper Beach Club condominiums; and five charming Beach Plum Farm Cottages on Cape Resorts’ very own 62-acre working farm in Cape May, NJ from which it sources fresh, local, sustainably-grown fruits, produce, poultry and meats for its restaurants. Cape Resorts also owns and operates the harborside Hamptons resort, Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor.
Cape Resorts continues to win accolades and awards for its properties’ delivery of classic seaside hospitality. For more information, please visit www.caperesorts.com.