Ruschmeyer's: Montauk's Newest Camp-Inspired Lodging

Ruschmeyer's: Montauk's Newest Camp-Inspired Lodging

Kimber Watson
Jun 2, 2011

Oftentimes, the travel emails that flood my inbox are automatically deleted — no sense in tempting myself when I can't spare time off. But slap a photo of an intriguing interior in said email, and well, I can't help but take a peek. So was the case with Ruschmeyer's of Montauk, New York.

I'm always on the lookout for a good vacation spot — doesn't hurt when that good vacation spot boasts a "nautical camp" yet modern design close to the beach. One glimpse of the simple, fresh decor with a pop of color here and there and it instantly reminded me of another Montauk lodge I've wanted to check out. Turns out, Ruschmeyer's is brought to us by the same duo that gave us The Surf Lodge. Although this time around, the vibe is more summer camp over surf camp.

The owners were inspired by the property's original function back when it was first built in the 1950s — you guessed it — a summer camp. Given that, it's no surprise you'll find nineteen cabins instead of one main building. Also on the grounds are hammocks, picnic tables, bicycles, a fire pit and even a teepee. There's a restaurant and bar as well, and judging by the photos, a pretty cool disco too.

Ruschmeyer's was said to have opened Memorial Day weekend. If you happened to have spent the holiday there, let us know if it's worth the trip!

Images: 1, 4, Jetsetter; 2, Curbed; 3, 5, Ruschmeyer's

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