Barbara Gooss

The award-winning Southampton Inn invited hotel guests, local residents and seasonal visitors to a celebration of culture at the most desirable location in the heart of Southampton New York with the start of the annual Pianofest concert series and the launch of Dawn Watson’s new book, East End Fun & Games.

Pianofest is a summer festival that offers concentrated study opportunities to a small group of pianists selected by audition. A weekly concert series highlights the talents of these emerging artists at venues throughout the Hamptons starting in June through August. Pianofest’s director Paul Schenly along with celebrated faculty members Ursula Oppens, Orion Weiss, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and Pavel Nersessian are involved in the sessions which conclude August 1st.

Engaged with the world of literature, The Southampton Inn hosted a book launch party for the release of East End Fun & Games by Dawn Watson with illustrations by John Dempsey. The event included a specially created fun and informative Treasure Hunt throughout the grounds of the inn with prizes for the kids, and an opportunity to meet the author, Dawn Watson. In addition to offering signed copies of the book, guests were invited to enjoy dinner at award-winning Claude's Restaurant.  

The full-color 95-page interactive kids' book is full of puzzles, games, mazes, riddles, coloring pages, and much more. Published by East End Press, it's priced at $11.99 and perfectly sized for kids ages 5 and up. The book is available at the Southampton Inn, as well as other fine bookshops and retailers across the East End.  

Visit the Southampton Inn this summer and enjoy one of 90 renovated and comfortably furnished guestrooms, with 16 specifically designed for pets to enjoy with their owners. A weekend of pure relaxation awaits as each room is prepared with high-quality linens complete with triple sheeting over Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and renowned upscale toiletry brand, Gilchrist & Soames. Guestrooms also feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen TV, small refrigerators and guest-controlled air conditioning and heating. Other features of the property include a library with fireplace, flexible indoor meeting spaces such as a conference room, a ballroom and a game room for children of all ages, and newly renovated eatery Claude’s Restaurant, which offers a delicious, locally-sourced all-day menu.

Make the most of your summer getaway with on-site amenities and experiences. Every inch of the Southampton Inn’s several acres of lawn space appeals to guests needs. The beautiful grounds of the Inn consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens. Amenities on the property include a 50-foot heated outdoor pool, all-weather tennis and pickle board court and shuffleboard.


Dawn Watson With Dede Gotthelf

The friendly and efficient staff at the Southampton Inn can assist busy travelers with a selection of exciting local excursions such as restaurant reservations, tours at art galleries, studios and the Southampton Historical Museum. During Summer 2023 through Labor Day, Southampton Inn guests can access the complimentary beach shuttle service to the renowned Coopers Beach. The Inn also partners with local organizations to offer tickets to charity events and galas. Guests can indulge in the finest wines at local vineyards, and Agawam Park, Avram Hall and the Cultural Center hosts weekly concerts for visitors. Golf tee times, surfing, kiteboarding plus tennis lessons, fishing and boating expeditions, plus hiking trips at nature conservancies are just a few experiences the entire Southampton have to offer; all carefully selected for Southampton Inn guests.

For the latest packages, deals and rates this summer, please call 631-283-6500, or visit The Inn’s attentive staff look forward to welcoming you at the Southampton Inn!



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