At a glance
Shou Sugi Ban House is a Japanse-style wellness retreat on Long Island. The Hamptons is just down the road. It’s comprised of 13 cedar studios, a main house, a hydrotherapy spa and wellness barn. All are connected by pebble paths. The minimalist style is very chic. The Japanese influence is reimagined with a distinctly American twist.
The retreat is run by women, many of whom have come from high flying careers in New York. They set out to create a refuge from the non-stop bustle of life in the Big Apple.
- Luxury Japanese-style wellness retreat
- Close to The Hamptons
- World-class cuisine
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The guest studios are spread out over 13 buildings. They all embody the minimalist asthetic, featuring wabi-sabi influences, clean lines and light, warm colours. It’s an ideal setting to clear your mind. The rooms are free of clutter.
All rooms have pool views and open onto private gardens with a massage area. The beds have Cocuchi and Morihata linen. The bathrooms feature Hinoki Ofuro bathtubs with in-built air massage.
An extensive selection of spa treatments are available. These include hydrotherapy, thermal suite, a solarium deck and spa lounge. Try the apres-sauna ice fountain, watsu and plunge pools and a thermal suite with an infrared sauna.
Wellness is the essence of this retreat, and it’s one of the finest wellness resorts in New York State. You’re guaranteed to leave with mind and body feeling fully rejuvenated.
Food And Drink
The food and drink at Shou Sugi alone justifies the visit. The executive chef was a co-founder of Noma, the iconic Copenhagen restaurant. The restaurant inaugurated the New Nordic dining trend. All the food is very healthy – obvs – and made from locally sourced ingredients.
Dining takes place around a single long table – cue Last Supper jokes. Breakfast features Scandi favorites, such as avocado with eggs and rye bread.
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