A RETURN TO COMMUNITY
From the fanciful musings of Truman Capote to the expressionist strokes of Jackson Pollock, Sag Harbor has long been known as a melting pot of artistic creativity - a place where American masters could come to rest, confer, and inspire. Originally built in the late 1950s as the first resort development in Sag Harbor, Baron's Cove was quickly ingratiated into the town's colorful community as a quiet haven preferred by the period's creative elite.
In its first few decades, the hotel boasted prominent guests including John and Elaine Steinbeck, Paul Newman, Art Garfunkel, and Richard Kind. Local leaders, out of town guests, and regional artists — Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Truman Capote, George Plimpton, and Kurt Vonnegut, to name just a few — regularly gathered in the restaurant and hotel.
As the twentieth century drew to a close, the golden days of the Cove faded with it. Room accommodations became dated, and the original restaurant was razed to make way for new real estate after a failed foray as a nightclub. The future of Baron's Cove was uncertain.
After purchasing the property and completing nearly two years of work on a top-to-bottom renovation, Cape Resorts was delighted to reopen Baron’s Cove to guests near and far in 2015. The new resort maintains the name and footprint of the original structure, while also expanding to include a brand new pool area, chic guest rooms, custom interiors, beautiful landscaping, and a restaurant and bar serving the freshest food and drinks.
By using the past to inform the present, we’re proud to reopen the hotel and once again be part of the vibrant community of Sag Harbor.