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A Gatsby-era hotel on beautiful Shelter Island

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Rainbows Everywhere

June 28th, 2015

We are very excited the summer season has begun at the Pridwin, which means we are now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily to our hotel guests and the public. The bar is open daily too, serving an inventive new mix of cocktails, aguas frescas (non-alcoholic elixirs), local wine and beers and many other refreshments…..with our incredible view.

We were greeted by a rainbow on opening night, a beautiful auspicious sign. And then this week the Supreme Court permitted the rainbow to spread across the nation. What a great start to the summer!

Please come visit us this summer. You can make dinner reservations online here on our website or by calling (631) 749-0476. And, don’t’ forget our Wednesday night cookouts, which begin this week, July 1.

Happy summer!


“Pridwin-Caught” Fish

March 29th, 2015

The tradition of Pridwin-caught fish goes back to the very beginning when Dick Petry began running the hotel in the ealry 1960s.     His passion for fishing was unrivaled… least until the birth of his second son, Gregg.

Gregg was unstoppable.     As a child, he would ask to fish everyday and eventually his parents capitulated to let him go on his own, provided he wear his zip-up life preserver (called “Willy the Whale” because of a cute whale print on it).   You can see the pride of the catch in the photo above where he’s holding a bluefish almost as big as himself with his Dad.

Eventually Captain Dick procured a boat substantial enough to go fishing ‘off shore.’      Up until this point all of the fishing was done in-shore,  in and around Shelter Island and Gardiner’s Bay on the threshold of the Atlantic ocean.    Catching striped bass, weakfish, fluke, bluefish.

But with the new vessel, the crew started to head out beyond Montauk into the deep blue sea often fishing on the edge of the continental shelf where the water depth plunges from about 700 to 3000 in the various ‘canyons’ at the edge of ‘the deep.’

Yellowfin.  Bluefin tuna.  Albacore.   Wahoo.  Mako.  Swordfish.  Mahi-mahi.    The catch expanded to many of the most delicous fish in the sea as Captain Petry and son Gregg began regular 2-day trips off shore throughout the season.  And when they can’t get off shore, you can be sure they are fishing in shore.   If one of the Pridwin boats is not at the dock, they are out fishing for the hotel restaurant.

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Summer is Almost Here….in our minds

January 10th, 2015

Baby, it’s cold outside!   There’s nothing like a winter cold snap to get you daydreaming about beautiful and balmy summer Shelter Island months.    At the Pridwin, it kicks us into gear like a ‘cold slap in the face,’ reminding us that we have turned the corner on winter and it’s time to get ready for the new season.   The Pridwin team is getting ready and we are counting the days!

We are taking reservations for the 2015 season, which you can make here on our website or by phone.   If you have any reservations questions, please e-mail Elizabeth at [email protected] or give us a call at the office, which is open Monday-Friday 10AM to 6 PM, 631-749-0476.    For other general questions,  please e-mail us at [email protected]



Sign Up for Specials at the Pridwin Hotel

Over the course of the too-long winter we will be offering specials to our past guests and loyal website followers.  If you’d like to receive notice of such offers, please send us an e-mail and we will add you to our list.   To do so, just send a quick e-mail at [email protected]