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Full-Service Hotel With a Lounge & Bar – a Drive Away From Sag Harbor

Just about everyone wants to be taken care of when they’re on holiday. Choosing a full-service hotel is a simple way to make any stay feel luxurious, short or long. At The Rams Head Inn, we pride ourselves on catering to all our guests’ needs, big or small. From the elegant suites and rooms to the inviting lounge and bar area, the Inn invites you to relax and enjoy its unique historic atmosphere.

The Hamptons might be known for its celebrity shine, but don’t be fooled by the glitzy reputation. In truth, it’s a relaxed escape from the everyday, a constellation of small towns and beautiful beaches. Take Sag Harbor, an idyllic village just a short drive from the island. Its historic buildings, museums, gorgeous harbor views, and tight-knit local community make it a wonderful place to spend a day, or even longer. Hotels in Sag Harbor range from self-catering cottages to luxury beachfront resorts. For anyone with a hankering for the best of boutique hotels, it’s a very pretty drive down from Shelter Island, home of The Rams Head Inn.

Golden pan-seared scallops served at Rams Head Inn's top-notch Shelter Island restaurant.
Bartender crafting a drink at the Rams Head Inn's pristine Shelter Island restaurant.
A woman paddleboarding during sunset in Shelter Island, New York.

Enjoy World-Class Amenities

The Rams Head Inn goes above and beyond your average Sag Harbor hotel to provide everything you need to make your stay comfortable, convenient, and memorable. It’s the kind of place where exceeding expectations is a daily goal. Our rooms and suites are fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a fantastic stay, whether alone, as a couple, or with the whole family. The quality of your stay is our top priority, so we’ve provided all our guests with a range of world-class amenities to enjoy.


From the lavish continental buffet breakfast in the morning until your final specialty cocktail of the night at our bar, our on-site restaurant will keep you satisfied in grand style. With fresh, seasonal ingredients on every menu, many from our own garden, you can join us for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Our menus have plenty of delicious gluten-free and vegan options, so the whole family can find something to savor.

When the sun comes out, you can laze on our private beach or try your hand at some water sports and activities. Explore the island’s waterways on a paddle board or kayak, or rent a boat and set sail from our private dock. Challenge a friend to a game of chess or mahjong, or tap into your inner kid with some hula hoop fun. Our pop-up pickleball court is ready for a match whenever you are – or how about some traditional lazy afternoon games like bocce ball, croquet, or cornhole? When it’s time for a rest, our hammocks and beach beds are the perfect spot for lounging around. It’s all here for you to enjoy throughout your stay with us!

Aerial view of Rams Head Inn — a captivating Shelter Island hotel with breathtaking views.

On-Site Dining at Hotel Near Sag Harbor

Some may say that hotel restaurants are uninspired, only worth a last-resort call for room service. That’s certainly not the case here. Our talented chefs take pride in every dish on our menus, offering you a farm-to-table taste journey through exceptional flavors that add a new twist to classic favorites. Our menus are changed seasonally, ensuring the freshest, tastiest local ingredients. 

As an ocean-facing community, it’s no surprise that the seafood at restaurants in and around Sag Harbor, NY, hotels is exceptionally good. From crab cakes to grilled swordfish, don’t miss our mouth-wateringly delicious seafood dishes during your stay with us. Try the Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, served with piquillo pepper and our Yukon gold potato and artichoke hash. This is fine dining quality with unpretentious warmth, bursting with flavor. 

After your meal, treat yourself to one of our luscious desserts. The Poppyseed Pavlova is a must-try dish, served with whipped cream topped with lemon curd and fresh blueberries. For cheesecake lovers, there’s our drool-worthy Roasted White Chocolate Cheesecake. How about an after-dinner drink for the perfect finishing touch? You can choose a glass of port wine or sherry, a classic Irish coffee, or our cold-brew martini.

A sophisticated table setting at the luxurious Shelter Island restaurant at the Rams Head Inn.

Stylish Lounge & Bar Area

After a long day of fun in the sun and exploring the historic villages of the Hamptons, like Sag Harbor, a bar or lounge is the perfect place to relax. There are some great bars on the mainland, but you don’t have to go far to find a great selection of wines, beers, and spirits in a chic, relaxed environment. Let our knowledgeable team guide you through our extensive wine list to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal or just the right wine for the moment.

Our bar team has crafted a menu of specialty cocktails made to wow. You’ll want to try a different one every day of your stay. Take off with the Jet Plane – tequila blanco, Aperol, cayenne agave, lemon, and salt – or go classic with our take on the Vesper Martini. For the gin and tonic fans, we have a few options for you to choose from. The Ocean Pearl offers an unexpected twist with Isle of Harris sugar kelp-infused gin, lemon, tonic, and a pearl onion. We also offer non-alcoholic cocktails for the designated drivers and teetotallers. Try the Ginger Fizz, a vibrant combination of lime juice, blackberry, and Fever Tree ginger beer.

Keep an eye on our calendar for live music evenings and other entertainment to enjoy with your drinks.

Stunning Views & Beach Access

There are so many reasons to visit Rams Head Cove, whether you stay with us or at a Sag Harbor hotel. The Rams Head Inn is nestled amidst the beauty of nature, with easy access to our private beach as well as breathtaking hikes. It makes the perfect base, whether you’re looking for a laidback star-gazing vacation or something packed with action and exploration. We provide everything you’ll need to get away from it all, from our stunning modern facilities to the little personal touches, like a picnic basket to take with you on your next adventure.

Enjoy the sightseeing on Shelter Island, or take a trip down to Sag Harbor for even more to fill your days. Stroll down the main street, admire the many well-preserved historic buildings, and get curious at the museums. We recommend visiting the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum for anyone interested in local and nautical history. Whether you’re excited to hike in the local wildlife refuge or take in some of the local art, there’s something for every kind of vacationer.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Rams Head Inn, whether you’re joining us for a meal or a stay.