Reopening June 1: Shou Sugi Ban House, the Hamptons’ First Wellness Retreat

Shou Sugi Ban House, the Hamptons’ first destination spa and wellness retreat, will reopen on Monday, June 1st, 2020. The gated thirteen-studio property opened in May 2019 and spans three acres in Water Mill, an area two hours from New York City that is celebrated for its pristine beaches, sprawling farms, vineyards and estates.


At the heart of Shou Sugi Ban House is its global wellness and healing arts practices intended to inspire a return to the “Simplicity of Self.” This summer, the property will be open seven nights a week and introduce new booking options and programming. They will introduce Custom Stays, which allow guests to collaborate with the team to create a flexible and customized wellness experience. They will continue to offer the popular, three-night, all-inclusive Signature Reset Retreat, as well as roll-out new programs such as the Vitality Immersion which focuses on enhancing the immune system.

Current wellness retreat offerings and experiences include:


Custom Stays will be offered seven nights a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day with a flexible one-night stay available during the week and a two-night minimum over weekends. Guests booking Custom Stays can work with the team to curate an itinerary, adding on spa and healing arts treatments, wellness and fitness activities, and additional meals. These stays can also be customized with add-on programming to suit specific intentions.


Dates: Offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Rates: Starting at $975/night (single occupancy); +$420/night (double occupancy); includes accommodations in a private guest studio, daily communal breakfast and access to daily movement activities.


The new Vitality Immersion was designed specifically for the upcoming season as an all-inclusive retreat for those seeking to improve their immune system and overall well-being. The program includes a combination of private movement and healing sessions as well as specific workshops for self-care.


Dates: Offered on an ongoing basis through Labor Day.

Rates: Two-night program starting at $3,200 (single occupancy); +$1,090 (double occupancy); includes accommodations in a private guest studio and three daily, plant-rich meals. Additional treatments and programming may be added at an additional cost.

Signature Reset Retreats offer an all-inclusive program led by resident experts and allow guests to immerse themselves for three nights in a transformative experience with accommodations in a private guest studio. A full day might start with a 7:00am tea meditation, continue with body alignment and yoga, a guided beach walk, holotropic breathwork for increased vitality, and ending the day with a group sound bath, followed by a seasonal soak and Dream tea back in the guest studio. Three daily, plant-rich meals and a daily signature massage and hydrotherapy are also included. Signature Reset Retreats are offered monthly and local day guests can also participate in the monthly Signature Reset Retreats without accommodations.

Dates: July 26-29, September 24-27, November 12-15

Rates: Starting at $1,550/person/night (single occupancy); +$960/night (double occupancy). Additional treatments and programming may be added at an additional cost.


Signature Reset Day Retreat prices starting at $2,355/person including full, three-day program without accommodations.

Shou Sugi Ban Spa offers an extensive menu of advanced skincare, body work and healing arts treatments. Signature treatments include: Deeply Relaxing Watsu Water Massage; Micro-Needling Facial by Paris-based Biologique Recherche; and Full Body Deep Tissue Massage and Cupping with In Fiore, a natural botanical beauty line from Japan. The complete menu of spa and healing arts treatments can be viewed at


For local residents and visitors to the area who don’t require accommodations, full and half-day spa rituals can be customized with a range of experiences and treatments as well as access to the tranquil spa setting, hydrotherapy circuit and thermal suite, as well as meals from the plant-rich culinary program.

Day Spa Rituals start at $300, including a $100 service fee applied to all spa treatment bookings which provides access to the hydrotherapy facilities, thermal suite and indoor and outdoor spa lounges for up to two hours pre- or post-treatment.


Shou Sugi Ban House is also available for buyouts though Labor Day. Private parties can reserve the entire property with added services and amenities including housekeeping, fitness and wellness activities, and meals created by the culinary team. Individual guest studios are also available to book for the full summer. Price upon request.


Amy Cherry-Abitbol is the visionary founder and creative force behind Shou Sugi Ban House. A longtime Hamptons resident, Amy set out to establish an innovative experience that blends global wellness philosophies with state-of-the-art practices – programs that merge wellness, culture and science. The House reflects her life-long connection to Japanese culture and appreciation of wabi-sabi principles, in ethos and design.

The design allows guests to connect with the natural world around them with winding pathways, reflective pools, fountains, and a landscape inspired by the local dunescape and Japanese gardens. The thirteen 400-square foot guest studios each have their own private entrances and floor-to-ceiling windows opening to the outside. Each studio has its own fireplace and private garden patio for meditation or massage.


The stand-alone spa welcomes guests with its custom-designed shou sugi ban clad reception area. In addition to the five treatment rooms, the spa also features a thermal suite equipped with a far infrared sauna that is highly effective in detoxifying the body, and a chromotherapy shower that uses colored lights for relaxation and stress relief. The tranquil space also encompasses Ashiatsu massage rooms, a relaxation lounge, and outdoor solarium deck and Watsu and hydrotherapy plunge pools.

Shou Sugi Ban House’s culinary philosophy is born from the belief that true health is grounded in nature, and food is medicine. Meals are designed by chef Mads Refslund, a co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen. Along with a resident nutritionist, he has created balanced and hyper-seasonal menus that are inventive, plant-rich, and locally-sourced. A tea lounge invites visitors into the ceremonial world of teas, tonics and elixirs, allowing for individual consultations and customized creations.


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