Shou Sugi Ban House


Overview

Just ninety miles outside of bustling New York City lies a new destination spa and integrative wellness retreat in the Hamptons. Set on three acres in Water Mill, New York adjacent to the Parrish Art Museum, a space drawing international artists and creatives. Shou Sugi Ban House is deeply rooted in the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi known for finding beauty in imperfection and transience. Guided by the belief that each person walks a unique path to wellness, guests are immersed in healing arts, holistic living, nutrition, fitness, meditation, hydrotherapy, advanced skin and body care and the restorative powers of nature. Founded by the visionary Amy Cherry-Abitbol, a longtime Hamptons resident, Shou Sugi Ban House reflects her life-long connection to Japanese culture and wabi-sabi sensibilities from when she lived in Japan for several years.

A place of quiet and undeclared beauty that speaks to serenity and balance, thirteen guests studios offer overnight guests a private sanctuary. The grounds are meant to be explored and viewed as places of reflection with winding pathways, reflective pools, fountains, a dining orchard and Japanese gardens which connect guests with the surrounding natural world. The fully immersive retreat programs blend global wellness philosophies with state-of-the-art technologies and healing arts for a deeply personal experience designed and led by their resident and visiting experts. Each spa ritual caters to individual needs and can be paired with hydrotherapy and access to the thermal suite, spa lounge and solarium deck. Days begin with a morning tea meditation and a dynamic movement and intention session, before a beach walk and breakfast. In the afternoon, rebalance your chakras with a reiki treatment and customized aromatherapy or partake in a vibrational sound healing treatment or a deeply relaxing Watsu water massage. Its culinary philosophy celebrates that true health is grounded in nature and food is medicine. In collaboration with Noma co-founder, Chef Mads Refslund, meals are plant-focused and nutrient-dense, and designed to cleanse, heal and sustain throughout your stay, but never meant to be restrictive. Ingredients come from local organic suppliers and the property's own gardens. Guests dine in the Main Barn, a beautiful light-filled space where conversation flows like wine at the communal dining table, although alcohol is not permitted. The tea lounge hosts a variety of ceremonial world teas where guests can taste custom creations. In the evening, head to the Healing Arts Barn for a breath work journey or a communal fireside gathering. Embark on a restorative and reflective journey whil being present in the moment at Shou Sugi Ban House.

Accommodations

Boasting thirteen guest studios, each studio has a focus on clean-lines and natural accents found in Japanese and Scandinavian design. Guests studios feature sleek woods, artisan-crafted furniture and accessories, traditional Japanese Hinoki ofuro (wood tubs) or Bain Ultra Air Massage modern tubs, signature bath products, organic king or queen-sized mattresses and linens, a fireplace, and a private garden patio with massage area. Set in a neutral palate with Japanese wabi-sabi influences and a minimalist aesthetic, these sanctuaries are designed as a calming space to nurture guests on their personal journey to discovery.

Amenities

Inclusive Retreat Packages:
• Private studio with fireplace, soaking tub, and garden patio
• Organic Japanese in-room amenities
• Daily massage in room or in spa (or a $200 spa credit for treatment of choice)
• Daily fitness and meditation classes from light to challenging
• Culinary program offering three daily plant-rich meals and cooking demonstration classes
• Spa facilities include five treatment rooms, dedicated wet rooms, Ashiatsu massage room, thermal suite, integrated infrared sauna, dry sauna, steam room, ice fountain and experience shower with chromotherapy, contrasting hydrotherapy plunge
pools, Wastsu pool, flotation tub, indoor and outdoor relaxation lounges, Solarium deck, and aromatherapy blending bar.

Spa Rituals:
• Access to variety of spa treatments for day guests
• Hydrotherapy facilities
• Thermal suite
• Spa lounge
• Solarium deck
*Available for up to two hours after treatment (fee applies)

Activities

• Immersive Retreat Programs
• Culinary demonstrations
• Daily walks
• Fireside gatherings
• Healing arts
• Hydrotherapy
• Movement and mediation classes
• Swimming pool
• Tea tastings in the Tea Lounge
• Yoga sessions

Skin and Body Care include:
• Earth & Fire Body Treatment with Soak Scrub and Massage
• In Fiore Full-Body Deep Tissue Massage with Cupping
• Biologique Recherche Algae Treatment
• Earth & Sea Body Wrap
• Micro-Needling Facial by Biologique Recherche
• Deeply Relaxing Watsu Water Massage
• Chakra Balancing Reiki Treatment with Customized Aromatherapy
• Vibrational Sound Healing Treatment

Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Shou Sugi Ban House is tucked away along three acres adjacent to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. A wellness retreat in the Hamptons just 90 miles outside of New York City, it is approximately a 10-minute drive from Southampton; a 15-minute drive from Bridgehampton; a 30-minute drive from Amagansett; and a 50-minute drive from Montauk.

 Click here to see Annual Weather Overview


Signup Form