Shelter Island's Historic Ram's Head Inn Lists for $12M

The historic Ram's Head Inn on Shelter Island is for sale.Ever dreamed of owning your own hotel? If so, you’re in luck: Shelter Island’s historic Ram’s Head Inn is listed for $11.995 million with Peter McCracken of Corcoran Group Real Estate. Built in 1929, the 15,000-square-foot shingled manse has 17 guest rooms, a 180-seat dining room, a sunroom, and a terrace, all overlooking Gardiners Bay. The 4.3-acre plot, which can be subdivided, touts 800 feet of beach frontage, a dock, and a tennis court. And because it’s located within a residential zone, a new owner could turn it into a private estate. The inn’s current proprietors, Linda and James Eklund—who have been in business since 1979—are selling in order to spend more time with their grandchildren. “It’s a magnificent property and would make a wonderful home,” says Linda Eklund. “My biggest hope is to visit and enjoy the inn from the other side of the table one day.”