Shelter Island House

One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Queen or King Room at La Maison Blanche in Shelter Island

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Boutique Shelter Island Hotel a Stone's Throw from Crescent Beach

There's not a single traffic light on Shelter Island. It's a sign of the leisurely pace that prevails across this 27-square-mile stretch of land, which is situated on the east end of Long Island. Where the streets end, you'll find Mashomack Preserve, which acts as a sprawling refuge for hundreds of bird species. There are miles of quiet beaches here, too; they're all sparsely populated by anglers and sunbathers. La Maison Blanche is located steps from Crescent Beach, and the hotel makes it easy for you to enjoy this peaceful natural setting.

After arrival, guests are free to take out complimentary bicycles from the concierge. You can use the bikes to meander past historical estates on secluded side streets, or pedal into town to check out antique shops and art galleries. Once you're back at La Maison Blanche, you can lounge on a covered, wraparound porch, play bocce ball on the hotel's two courts, or take a nap poolside. In cooler weather, cozy up by the fire with a glass of wine.

The hotel's eight guest rooms overlook meticulously maintained flower gardens. When New York Times travel correspondent Donna Paul stayed in the king-size room, she lauded its 165-square-foot bathroom as "like being in a grand private home."

In the morning, you can gather around the hotel's wood fireplace or on the porch to enjoy French-style pastries that were baked on the premises. La Maison Blanche also houses a brasserie-style restaurant, where Chef Charles Le Tous uses local organic ingredients to enhance traditional French dishes such as duck confit ($28) and moules marinieres ($16).

Shelter Island, New York: Coastal Wilderness Refuge and Victorian-Style Houses

Shelter Island is located on the east end of Long Island, New York. Nearly one-third of Shelter Island is set aside as Mashomack Preserve, which has 2,100 acres of meadows, salt marshes, and oak forest. You can pass through the preserve only on foot, but it's fine to take it slow here—you might spot ospreys or snowy egrets that often roost along the refuge's 10 miles of pristine coastline.

Meanwhile, walking through Shelter Island Heights—located 4 miles away on the island's west end—can feel like stepping into an idyllic past. Queen Anne– and Victorian-style houses and storefronts line the quiet streets, and historical residences such as Havens House feature period furnishings and antique fishing equipment. After exploring the town, step into a harbor bar, where you can dine on freshly caught lobster, scallops, or striped bass.

What You Get

Accommodations for two. Combine up to four Groupons to extend your stay.

  • Option 1: $90, one-night stay in a queen room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday 9/4–12/27 (up to a $150 value)
  • Option 2: $129, one-night stay in a deluxe king or petite king room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday 9/4–12/27 (up to a $225 value)
  • Option 3: $269, two-night stay in a queen room, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday 10/12–12/27 (up to a $450 value)
  • Option 4: $379, two-night stay in a deluxe king or petite king room, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday 10/12–12/27 (up to a $700 value)

Book by: 10/12/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Steps from beach
  • Brasserie-style restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Covered porch with white wicker furniture
  • Complimentary bike rental

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/12/12 or promotional value expires
  • Weekday options valid 9/4/12-12/27/12
  • Weekend options valid 10/12/12-12/27/12
  • Not valid 10/5-10/8, 11/21-11/24, or 12/31
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 50% refundable deposit required at booking if reserved online
  • 3% local and 8.625% NY state tax not included

Other Details

Room Details

Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Deluxe King and La Petite Maison King Deluxe

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $150 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 96 miles from LaGuardia International Airport (LGA); about 97 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • By car: about 100 miles east of New York City
  • By transit: Long Island Railroad, Bridgehampton or Greenport Station
  • By ferry: from Greenport on the North Fork or from Sag Harbor on the South Fork

Traveler's Tips

  • If you travel to Shelter Island by ferry, there are two entryways: on the south end at Bridgehampton station, and on the north end at Greenport station. The Greenport ferry station is only a few steps away from the Long Island Rail Road.
  • The dining options' hours change with the season: from September 22 on, the bakery is only open on Saturday and Sunday, starting September 17 the restaurant is closed Monday–Wednesday and then is only open for lunch and brunch starting September 20.

Customer Reviews

Too many things to choose from. The staff was wonderful, the food was great and the room was wonderful.
Louise C. · January 7, 2013
the quaint room
Jennifer S. · January 4, 2013
we had a great time at the hotel. The restaurant was on the expensive side however.
Jennifer S. · January 4, 2013
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