Welcome to Seven on Shelter Island

Turn-of-the-century Hamptons farmhouse updated with sleek guestrooms and a knockout art collection, close to gorgeous sunset spot Crescent Beach.

This newly restored inn nails the 21st-century bed-and-breakfast formula, providing guests with a romantic, low-key hideaway while offering all the luxuries a modern globetrotter needs, like sustainable toiletries (from Cold Spring Apothecary), walk-in tile showers, flat-screen TVs and beds topped with goosedown comforters and colorful throw pillows from Capetown. The classic 1902 whitewashed farmhouse is filled with contemporary art, and arresting kinetic sculptures. Guests help themselves to coffee or tea, play a lazy game of croquet, or toast marshmallows over the fire. Mornings start with a European-style breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, local organic eggs and baguettes with gourmet jams (smoked salmon and quiche get a showing on occasion), while afternoons are bound to be spent at nearby Crescent Beach, with its gentle waves, beach bar and famed sunsets.

Get a taste of the Hamptons culinary scene without the velvet-rope mentality at two of the island’s casual-but-top-notch dining spots. Head to 18 Bay, which is set in a 19th-century farmhouse and offers a weekly changing Italian tasting menu that features hand-rolled pasta and produce from local purveyors.  Or Hamptons chic Vine Street Cafe where seasonally influenced menus reflect the local resources of farmers, fishermen and winemakers.

If gathering your own provisions is more your bag, make your way to Sylvester Manor, the beloved c. 1652 homestead whose organic farm and arts and education center are a hub for locals. Talking of the arts, try to catch a concert at the Shelter Island campus of the Itzhak Perlman Music Program, which nurtures talented young music students. Performances are conducted by Perlman himself, who sometimes joins in on violin.

Included in the Top 25 B&B's in the USA & in the top 1% in the world of hotels based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers, SEVEN on Shelter Island is a Travelers' Choice Award Winner.  Ample private parking is available. Bikes are offered (first come first serve) for a small activity fee.  Contact SEVEN directly for the best rate, and to organize flowers, wine, champagne -  or chocolate covered strawberries for your guest room to make your stay extra special.  Seven is dog friendly, upon request.