With 20 hotel suites and 20 boat slips, new waterfront hotel The Shoals is the first of its kind in Long Island‘s North Fork; a 30-mile-long peninsula more commonly referred to as ‘the fork less taken’. Accessible by both land and sea, guests have the option to come by train, seaplane, or boat, arriving in style to hang out for the day or stay in design-led, apartment-style accommodation kitted out with Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed custom furniture, bespoke kitchenettes, an open-concept living area and private terrace or balcony providing enviable outdoor space and intercoastal views.
The Shoals seeks to pay homage to the property’s nautical history by integrating custom marine design elements and framing rooms to accentuate stunning coastal views. A cedar-shingle exterior and clean lines are reminiscent of New England modernism, and the two storey property ensures each guest room provides views of Peconic Bay and the marina.
Respecting the local heritage and culture, The Shoals have partnered with female-owned family business, Little Ram Oyster Company, to offer a robust oyster programme, whilst collabs with local community partners will showcase exactly what the area has to offer and create a full-circle hospitality experience that is connected to the heartwarming folk who make up the locality.
The hotel’s vintage Chris-Craft charter boat is ready to whisk guests off to close-by nature preserves and beaches, whilst those who arrive on the water can take advantage of one of 20 docking ports and affordable rates. With private outdoor showers featuring Malin + Goetz bath amenities, one can ensure they return home as clean and preened as when they arrived.
Situated less than 100 miles from New York City and a short drive from the Hamptons, The Shoals is an island escape that allows guests to indulge in a host of off-site activities, or simply do nothing at all in hyper-relaxed surrounds.