ramsheadShelter Island, NY is a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city streets and get away for a little with out going too far.

This island is quaint and charming nestled between the two forks of Eastern Long Island. Shelter Island is best known for its stunning sunsets, prime beaches, and locally caught seafood. Since 1929, the Ram’s Head Inn has been this island’s “anchor,” welcoming vacationers from around the world to this beachfront retreat overlooking Coecles Harbor.

The current owners are a husband and wife team: James and Linda Eklund. They have been a big part of keeping this Shelter Island institution primed with sunset cocktails and fine dining, chic accommodations, and picturesque weddings.

With many local hotels and restaurants seasonally opening and closing, its good to know that the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island has truly proven to be an exception to the numbers!

Hows the food? Well, The Ram’s Head Inn is home to an acclaimed onsite farm-to-table restaurant, run by Chef Joe Smith for the past 4 years. Visitors may choose to be seated in the beautiful and spacious main dining room or (if the weather permits) dining outside al fresco at one of the many tables overlooking the harbor.

Chef explains, “Our menu celebrates both the richness and simplicity of the local agriculture. Taking full advantage of all that the East End has to offer, including our own cultivated gardens, ensures that each course is created using the freshest, most vibrant seasonal ingredients.”

RHI Sunday Jazz Series 2015Some fun happenings here from now until Labor Day:

Sunday Night Jazz is back for the Summer at the Ram’s Head Inn! Relax in the lounge with a cocktail or watch the sunset on the Great Lawn to the smooth sounds of live jazz by Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss with weekly guest vocalists and musicians. No cover.

Who: Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss, and Special Guests

What: Summer Sunday Jazz Series

Where: The Ram’s Head Inn

                108 Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island, NY 11965


When: 6:00pm – 9:30pm Every Sunday through Labor Day Weekend

Check out The Rams Head Inn this summer for some jazz, sips, and sun!