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The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages Acquired by Cape Resorts, Set to Reopen With New Look For Summer 2022


Cape Resorts recently acquired The Pridwin Hotel and Cottages on Shelter Island, NY. The project is a partnership with the Petry family, who has owned and operated the hotel since 1961. Currently undergoing an extensive renovation, the waterfront hotel and its 16 private cottages are scheduled to open the summer of 2022. 

Nestled on more than seven acres of Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach, which overlooks Shelter Island Sound, the 49-room luxury resort will feature several exclusive amenities and facilities, including private beach and pool services, a full-service spa, a 100-seat restaurant, and bicycles for touring nearby shops and attractions.

“We are excited to be expanding on the East End of Long Island by adding The Pridwin to our portfolio of time-honored American resorts and destinations,” says Curtis Bashaw, managing partner of Cape Resorts. “As an historic landmark on Shelter Island, we are looking forward to preserving the tradition of this exceptional property while enhancing offerings for year-round enjoyment.”  

The classic American resort hotel has been providing hospitality since it opened its doors to guests in 1927. In 1961, The Pridwin was purchased by the partnership of three families, including the Petry family, who has operated the hotel for the past several decades. The Petry family partnered with Cape Resorts to renovate and operate the hotel.

“Our family could not be more thrilled for this next chapter of The Pridwin,” says Glenn Petry. “In Curtis Bashaw and his team at Cape Resorts, we have found kindred spirits dedicated to tradition and community. When we saw the meticulous restoration of Congress Hall in Cape May and the bustling year-round business they had created from their venerable seasonal hotel, we knew it was a match we hoped to make.”

Led by Cape Resorts’ interior design director Colleen Bashaw, The Pridwin’s redesign will maintain and preserve the key elements of the original building that opened to guests in 1927. “We were drawn to the resort because of its incredible location and familiar, welcoming appeal,” says Bashaw. “The spaces are amazing, and our renovation will reinforce them in a playful yet timeless way.”

The Pridwin is Cape Resorts’ second property located on the East End and joins its portfolio of Northeast resorts which include Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, NY, and a collection of hotels in Cape May, NJ, including the historic Congress Hall and the Virginia hotels, the iconic Beach Shack, and the 62-acre Beach Plum Farm & Cottages.

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Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.