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Ruschmeyer's, Montauk

08/18/2011

The people behind King & Grove recently renovated a lakeside woodland lodge dating from the early 50s. It reopened this summer as Ruschmeyer’s, a hotel that evokes feelings of a grown-up summer camp. Understated nautical details feature throughout, but particularly in the Electric Eel where walls are lined with sails and drawings of boats. Simple wooden furniture ensures a modern yet warm atmosphere.

The 19 guestrooms that are dotted around a central garden are kept simple, with panelled walls painted white and curtains strung like sails. Chairs come in the shape of hammocks and beds are finished off with wicker-threaded headboards and fine linens from Frette. Details like unusual bronze lights and nostalgic imagery enhance the feeling of escapism that the rooms envoke. Images via King & Grove.

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