four nights at surf lodge in montauk

Okay, there’s some cognitive dissonance going on here. The sponsors of this sweeps, Royal Pains, a new TV series about a failed Manhattan doctor who reinvents himself as concierge doctor in the Hamptons, are calling this a HAMPTONS GETAWAY SWEEPSTAKES. Only, the four grand prizes include four nights at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, which is not technically the Hamptons, which is precisely what the Surf Lodge’s own website notes, thus: For decades, Montauk on the east end of Long Island has been considered the un-Hampton, a sleepy fishing village with the regions (sic) most beautiful coastline.

Also, the sweeps website says the accommodations are beachfront. But I don’t think so, the lodge is on a pond and the website says nothing about a beach. Ah, isn't the devil in the details. I am feeling rather devil may care this morning and I entered this sweeps anyway. After all, I have never been to the Hamptons or Montauk, and it would be great fun to go. The winners will get to visit standard Hamptons haunts like Nick and Tony's.

To enter, click HERE. Daily entry through September 2.