05/11/17 6:00am
Shelter Island's The Chequit. (Credit: The Chequit)

Shelter Island’s The Chequit. (Credit: The Chequit)

In 2015 when Salt Hotels opened the doors of The Chequit, the newly refurbished and reborn grand dame of Shelter Island quickly became a favorite for those seeking a stylish retreat.

This season, those who have come to love The Chequit will be pleased to know a few new offerings have been added to the lineup for summer ‘17.

Under the heading of “what’s new” is an expanded selection of fresh baked goods at the inn’s White Hill Café, a new selection of merchandise across the street at Salt Supply (the property’s lifestyle retail shop) and tasty new menu items at Red Maple, the bar and restaurant which operates on the lower level of The Chequit.

Here’s a little more detail on the offerings: (more…)

12/22/16 1:24pm
All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy

All pictures by Monique Singh-Roy

While Shelter Island sits near the end of the North Fork, don’t ever lump them together.

The displays here on the ‘Rock’ are as unique as its residents. While much of the North Fork is decorated with bright lights and color, Shelter Island décor is more natural, rustic and individualistic.

Here’s a look at 10 Shelter Island holiday displays you don’t want to miss. (more…)

12/12/16 3:28pm
The Chequit christmas carolers

Carolers Eileen Hanley, Chris Wade, Megan Brunning, Chris Harris and Kirsten Egnes help celebrate the lighting of the Chequit’s Christmas tree. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

A quintet of Victorian-clad carolers helped kickoff the Shelter Island holiday season during the Chequit‘s second annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday. (more…)

11/25/16 6:01am
The Chequit held their first official treelighting (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Chequit held their first official Christmas tree lighting in 2015. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Get ready to celebrate the season when the Chequit Inn hosts its second annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, December 10.

Everyone is invited to attend the celebration, as the hotel lights an enormous 15-foot Christmas tree outside on its patio. (more…)

11/15/16 6:00am
Bass Creek, Mashomack

Enjoy the fall colors, while hiking Mashomack Preserve this weekend. JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Bass Creek, Mashomack

Looking for something to do on Shelter Island this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Here are three events worth checking out. Or as always, you can visit our events page.

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10/22/16 6:00am
Credit: The Chequit, courtesy photo

Credit: The Chequit, courtesy photo

There’s something about crisp, fall nights on the East End that leave people craving a little comfort food.

Luckily for the hungry among us, Chef Cheryl Scarberry understands exactly where we’re coming from. As the executive chef at Red Maple, the modern-American restaurant and bar located at The Chequit on Shelter Island, she has tuned into those fall feelings and created an autumn dinner menu full of locally-sourced rustic plates.

“We really wanted to focus on comfort food and fall produce, like chard, squash and root vegetables,” explains Chef Gayle. “We’ve added heartier dishes and returned with the Snug Menu, which has mac and cheese, smoky shrimp and cheddar blue grits.” (more…)