Shou Sugi Ban House

Discover Innate Wisdom Inspired by Japanese Principles


Grade 2 - Moderate
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Welcome to the first of its kind in the Hamptons! Shou Sugi Ban House is guided by the belief that every person walks a unique path to wellness. Sitting on three acres in the pastoral hamlet of Water Mill, adjacent to the Parrish Art Museum, Shou Sugi Ban House offers a balance between seclusion and connection through its architecture and intentional balance of public and private spaces.

This thirteen-room destination spa and retreat embodies global wellness and healing-arts practices in pursuit of integrative wellness. Featuring holistic living, nutrition, education, fitness, meditation, advanced skincare, therapeutic bodywork, artful massage and hydrotherapy, Shou Sugi Ban house is the only comprehensive wellness program in the Hamptons. 



Shou Sugi Ban House honors timeless truths and curiosity through an all-encompassing and balanced approach towards mind, body and spiritual wellness.

  • Recognizing that luxury is rooted in self-discovery and personal care, Shou Sugi Ban House's wellness program offers a full range of daily activities for all levels and includes movement, yoga, breathwork, meditation, tea and nutrition.
  • Inspired by Japanese principles of wabi-sabi and a spirit of openness and exploration, Shou Sugi Ban House offers spa, healing arts, nutrition, fitness and complete wellness experiences in a holistic, educational setting. 
  • Learn from practices, scientific and spiritual, and the world’s greatest wisdom traditions. Shou Sugi Ban House is dedicated to sharing them in a genuine way.


2-Night Introductory Stay

from $1,300 Per Night

Based on rate for one guest

The price displayed is per night for one person and is not inclusive of service charges and taxes. Price is based on seasonality. Inquire about double occupancy rates.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations in Guest Studio with fireplace and garden patio
  • 1 Edge of the Woods massage per guest (60-min)*
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch and 1 dinner per guest
  • Daily morning movement class
  • 1 private guided beach or trail walk (up to 2 hours)
  • Organic Japanese in-room amenities and nightly seasonal soak

*Edge of the Woods massage: This therapeutic Swedish massage nourishes life force by blending golden organic jojoba, rosehip, yuzu and cedar atlas oils. Feel your muscle tissues relax and your mind calm with the herbal compresses steeped in warm elderflower, mugwort and willow tea. This treatment is recommended for insomnia, anxiety, stress and emotional fatigue.

Shou Sugi Ban House

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From the moment you step inside the gated sanctuary and stroll the zen-like pebbled pathways of landscaped gardens, time stands still at this healing haven. Designed to resemble a ryokan—or traditional Japanese inn—the 13 guest studios, wellness barn, hydrotherapy spa, tea lounge and glass mediation hall whisk you away to another world. An ultra-luxurious world that is rooted in self-discovery and personal care where you slow down, tune into yourself and indulge in whole-body spa rituals. There's no doubt in our minds that you'll definitely want to namastay here.

Guest Studios
Guest Studios

The 13 guest studios are designed with a focus on clean lines and wabi-sabi, creating calming spaces to inspire relaxation, meditation and luxurious self-care. Each studio accommodates 1-2 guests and features a private garden patio, saltwater pool access and view, and gas fireplace. Unwind nightly with an in-room seasonal soak in a Hinoki Ofuro or Bain Ultra Air Massage soaking bathtub. 

Shou Sugi Ban Wellness
Shou Sugi Ban Wellness

Shou Sugi Ban House’s wellness activities are an integral part of their boutique wellness retreat and their expert team will help you craft enriching experiences through both private and group wellness programming. Enjoy a comprehensive list of guided activities that include breathwork and yoga, meditation and sound, fitness, tea traditions, nutrition consultations, walks, and more to kick start or further your wellness journey.

Michelin-Starred Cuisine
Michelin-Starred Cuisine

Shou Sugi Ban House’s plant-rich culinary program has been thoughtfully chosen to encourage a reflective and nourishing environment. Designed in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Mads Refslund, founder of Noma, the property’s guiding principles of wellness and sustainability combined with his no-waste philosophy has created a balanced menu that changes with the season.


Shou Sugi Ban House offers a balance between seclusion and connection through its architecture and its intentional balance of public and private spaces. With a focus on clean lines and wabi-sabi design, the 13 guest studios are calming spaces meant to inspire relaxation, meditation and the true luxury of self-care.

Features & Amenities

Throughout your stay, Retreat Hosts are available to help with anything you may need. Property amenities include access to the courtyard saltwater swimming pool, spa relaxation roof-deck, solarium deck, cherry orchard with outdoor dining, gathering lawn, ceremonial fire circle, winding garden pathways for walking meditations, tennis court and geodesic dome.

Guest Studio Features & Amenities

  • Complimentary welcome gift
  • Custom-built furniture by local artisan All Things Dirt
  • Organic mattress, bed linens and towels
  • Pure flax linen robes
  • Organic Sasawashi slippers
  • Organic Japanese bath amenities
  • Signature Shou Sugi Ban House soaps
  • Sustainable bamboo toothbrushes
  • Hairdryer
  • Structured water system
  • Selection of Signature Shou Sugi Ban House teas and electric tea kettle
  • In-room safe

Spa Facilities & Amenities

  • Indoor and outdoor relaxation lounges
  • Solarium deck
  • Thermal suite with infrared sauna, dry sauna, and aromatic steam room
  • Hydrotherapy with three contrasting outdoor plunge pools and Watsu pool
  • Experience shower with chromotherapy
  • Ice fountain



Terms & Conditions

Deposit & Gratuities:

All Retreat reservations require a 50% deposit at time of booking, with the remaining balance payable by credit card 31 days prior to your arrival. Gratuities are not included in any retreat package rate and will be added to your retreat bill upon check-out. Spa services are subject to a 20% discretionary gratuity.


Check-in begins at 3:00 pm daily. Arrivals are accepted until 8:00 pm. If you plan to check-in outside of these hours, we request that you notify our team ahead of time. Check-out is at 11:00 am. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • October through April: In the event of a cancellation more than 14 days in advance, a refund will be issued. Cancellations made within 14 days of your scheduled visit are non-refundable.
  • May through September and Select Holidays: In the event of a cancellation more than 30 days in advance, a refund will be issued. Cancellations made within 30 days of your scheduled visit are non-refundable.

Please note: A change in the length or dates of your reservation may result in a rate change or additional fees.

Property Restrictions:

Shou Sugi Ban House is a non-smoking property and alcohol is not permitted on site.