What Our Hamptons Giveaway Winner Did in Montauk

by Stacey Franchina

Wandering on the Ruschmeyer's grounds. All photos by Stacey Franchina

Summer is only over if you stop thinking about it. Last month, along with Eater and Pure Wow, we gave away a sweet, late August weekend getaway to Montauk. Ruschmeyer's provided the room; Uber provided the rides. New Yorker Stacey Franchina was the big winner. We caught up with her to hear how it went.

Are you the kind of person who usually wins things like weekend trips to the Hamptons in high season? Never!

How was Ruschmeyer's? Like summer camp for adults. It's a rustic oasis tucked in the woods, with a top-notch restaurant to boot.

What did you love about Montauk? The quaint, peaceful atmosphere during the day.



Around Ruschmeyer's.

You can't want to go back for: The seafood.

The best moment: Riding my bike alongside the pond and tall grasses on the way to the beach.

Other places you're dying to visit: South Africa, Morocco, Bali.

You travel for the thrill of being exposed to new foods, cultures, and sites.

Ruschmeyer's Bicycle

Borrow a bike and head to the beach

Stacey at the beach

Stacey soaking in the last bit of sun for the summer


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