La Lancha Guestroom

La Lancha

We approached the beautiful La Lancha by a small boat across the lake, spying its pretty thatched rooftops peeking out from the rainforest high above. To the sound of birds and howler monkeys we were […]

Montauk Beach House Main Pool

The Montauk Beach House

Set a block back from the beach, the Montauk Beach House strikes a pleasing balance between chic retreat and casual beach shack. No one balked when we walked through the lobby sandy-footed and half-dressed from […]

The Surf Lodge Hotel Bar

The Surf Lodge Montauk

I had read a lot about the Surf Lodge before I came: about the summer series of free gigs; about the parties peppered with famous faces; about how this place was integral to Montauk’s transformation […]


The North Branch Inn

We can thank Brooklyn for bringing vintage authenticity back into vogue. But urbanites ready for the real thing make the drive into the Catskill Mountains for a stay at the North Branch Inn. At this […]