Getting a pre-summer makeover is common practice, whether it comes in the form of working out more or getting a tan. The Village Latch Inn in Southampton got one, too. It reopened Memorial Day Weekend as the Latch Pop-Up Inn with a look and feel fresh for the 2017 season. Located just off Main Street, the Inn is aiming to provide guests with an oasis-style getaway while allowing for easy access to shops and restaurants.
“Unless you own a house in the Hamptons with a couple of acres, you don’t get this kind of peace and quiet,” explained owner Steven Dubb of The Beechwood Organization. “We offer something that harkens back to the days before the Hamptons were as busy as they are now, and people really respond to that.”
Originally the Southampton Irving Hotel, the Latch Pop-Up Inn’s history goes back to the turn of last century and an era when the Hamptons first began to spike in popularity for the summer season. Embracing its roots in serving East End vacationers, the Inn has simultaneously distanced itself from the summer bustle with a laid-back approach to a Southampton getaway.
The Inn’s light, airy and spacious rooms are furnished in light blues, grays and whites, adding to the simplicity and tranquility. They feature all new paint, furniture, beds and linens.
But Dubb knows vacationers don’t come East to sit in their rooms. The Inn offers guests other amenities, like traditional breakfast of pastries, fruit and coffee in a refurbished greenhouse-turned-dining-room and beach passes.
Outside, the five-acre paradise with a two-acre meadow is designed to help guests relax, unplug and enjoy the atmosphere without moving a muscle.
“It’s all about communing with nature and just enjoying the beauty of the land,” said Dubb. “The layout of the property is such that, even when we’re fully booked it doesn’t feel crowded. People can expect to have a really relaxing, amazing time.”