Drone view of Gurney's Montauk Resort and private beach at sunset.


Gurney’s Guide to Fall 2022

By Editor 2022, September

As the seasons change and our tans fade away, there is so much to look forward to in the fall on the east end. While summer is considered peak season for most visitors to Montauk, the insiders know not to underestimate the fall and winter. There are delicious farm stands and tons of family-friendly kid approved activities, cozy fireplaces and warm cocktails to enjoy, and endless dining options and wellness activities to partake in during the off seasons. The swarms of weekend warriors dissipate after Labor Day, and you can be sure you’ll get a parking spot in town. To most onlookers, the Hamptons will always be a summer-specific destination, but those in search of cooler-weather activities wait until the leaves start to change to visit.

View of Montauk Lighthouse from across field.

Stay With Us All Year

One of the few hotel options open year-round in the Hamptons, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Spa is set on a 2,000-foot stretch of private beach with rooms overlooking the water. Take a dip in the indoor seawater pool, catch up on R&R at the spa—complete with hot & cold baths, saunas, and steam rooms—or hang by the fire pit with a cocktail in hand. Take in a fitness class, enjoy lunch on the terrace overlooking the Atlantic or learn how to make a killer cocktail at one of our weekend Mixology classes.

Purple and pink beach sunset over crashing waves.

Explore "The End of the World" 

Enjoy the scenic views from the oldest lighthouse in New York State at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum, ride the waves at Ditch Plains, go bird watching at Shadmoor State Park or horseback riding at Deep Hollow Ranch. Located on the very eastern tip of Long Island, Montauk State Park stretches 862 acres, all of which are especially beautiful come fall. Watch the sunrise or sunset over the Montauk Lighthouse, check out the Montauk surfers, and take a hike on the park’s grounds. Hither Hills State Park has a more intense 10+ mile trail, if you're up for that.

Beautiful fall sunset over Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa.

Take a Wellness Break

Ever since reopening in May after a $20 million renovation and complete overhaul, the Seawater Spa has been the go-to wellness destination in Hamptons. For starters, it's breathtaking, with a large koi point at the entry and the massive seawater pool surrounded by cushy lounges that envelop you as you sink in. Enjoy a dip in the ocean followed by a few laps in the pool. Then it's onto the bathhouse with cold and hot plunge baths, sauna and steam rooms, heated stone bench and showers to wash away any stress or worries of the day. They also have a state-of-the-art gym offering daily fitness classes to cap off the full-circle healing experience.

A beachside spa day doesn’t get more restorative than what Gurney’s has to offer at its 30,000-square-foot Seawater Spa, newly renovated by architect Ignacio Alonso. Featuring the only ocean-fed seawater pool in North America and multiple indoor-outdoor treatment suites overlooking the Atlantic, the spa was carefully curated with input from some of the nation’s top skin- and body-care experts. Products from celebrity-adored specialists including Dr. Dennis Gross are offered alongside bespoke facials and skincare treatments.

Wooden pathway to the beach from Gurney's Montauk.

Savor the East End 

You can't go to Montauk and not have dinner at Scarpetta at Gurney’s Montauk Resort. It's a must for a romantic date night and we are known for our signature dishes like Creamy Polenta with Truffle Mushroom, Tuna 'Susci' and Short Rib and Bone Marrow Agnolotti. Not to mention it's one of the most beautiful restaurants in the Hamptons, located directly on the beach with indoor and outdoor dining and a top-notch wine list. Down the road you'll find our sister property Showfish at Gurney's Star Island Resort, with local land and sea options in a pristine setting.