Sleeping Around: Montauk Manor
By Shari Hartford
So here’s the scenario. You’re stressed, overworked and need a quick getaway, but there are no wheels to take you out of town. The answer is the Montauk Manor. In just three hours, by either Long Island Railroad or Hamptons Jitney, you can be gazing at the Atlantic Ocean and enjoying lobster rolls and cocktails by the sea. The great hook of the Manor is the complementary shuttle service offered to all guests. The vans are at your service to pick you up from the station, deposit you at the resort, whisk you to the ocean beach, to a myriad of shopping and restaurant offerings or just into town to stroll and poke around. Ready to return? Just give a call.
The Manor has held court from its perch on a hill over the fishing village of Montauk on the eastern most point of Long Island since built by industrialist Carl Fisher in 1927. After decades of both success and neglect, this magnificent Tudor-style structure is the now a year-round place to be.
With 140 condominium apartments for rent, there is a size and configuration for every need and all have fully equipped kitchens. I’ve been coming here for many years and have enjoyed summers lounging at the spacious outdoor pool, have curled up with a book by the massive lobby fireplaces in the winter and taken a dip in the indoor pool and whirlpool during inclement weather.
In addition, you will find most of the amenities travelers have come to expect from a resort…room service, spa treatments, tennis, fitness room and free Wi-Fi. But best of all it’s accessible and convenient.
Montauk is glorious in the fall…with warm days and crisp nights. It’s yet another perfect time of year at the Manor. Hop on the train and come visit. It will be the start of your own tradition.
For more information, see montaukmanor.com
Shari Hartford is the former managing editor for Diversion magazine, where she wrote about travel in the northeast and cruising. She is currently a freelance writer and editor based in her hometown of New York City.