Rich in history and tradition... Refreshed and renewed for a new era of storied guests. Welcome to the the Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina -- the Hamptons premier destination resort!
Named one of the Top Ten Marina Destinations in North America, Mexico, Bahamas and the Caribbean by Yachting Magazine.
The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina -- A Hamptons full-service resort and spa -- is well known as a Long Island family vacation and New York City weekend getaway. The Montauk Yacht Club is also perfect for Hamptons wedding events and Montauk meetings. The Montauk Yacht Club is located in the hamlet of Montauk, part of the Town of East Hampton, New York which is on the South Fork of Long Island. The newly renovated historic property is the perfect destination for savvy travelers, meeting attendees and, of course, cruising yachtsmen and boaters. Guests seeking the relaxation of the pristine ocean beaches, excitement that only the Hamptons can provide and Montauk's world-class saltwater fishing, all in a luxuriously casual atmosphere, will find the resort to be the hotel of choice when traveling to the East End.
Whether it be for a quick getaway, a Seasonal stay, an event of a lifetime or just an evening in one of our restaurants, guests will experience high levels of service. Be pampered at the resort that treats you like a member of a private club -- the Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina. Our setting, graced by our historic lighthouse, is spacious, refreshing and breathtakingly beautiful.
A Hamptons Legacy for Over 80 Years
For eight decades, the Montauk Yacht Club has been a perennial favorite playground for those who frequent the shores of Long Island's South Fork East End. The Resort actually began as three separate estates. The original club building was built in 1928 by entrepreneur Carl Fisher, the master builder who turned Miami from a sleepy backwater town into a thriving resort city. Fisher had dreams of replicating his success with the small seaside village of Montauk by creating a playground for the rich and famous.
He began with an elegant Tudor manor and quickly realized that he needed a harbor to attract the grand pleasure yachts of the day. He dug a deep channel between freshwater Lake Montauk and into Gardiner's Bay creating what was then the world's largest private harbor.
His crowning glory was the 60 foot replica of the Montauk Lighthouse in the midst of 20 elegant guest suites. The lighthouse served as a perfect beacon to guide guests to the resort. Today the lighthouse remains as a focal point of the resort and now houses meeting rooms and beckons visitors to the Resort's celebrated Lighthouse Grill.
The club's original membership included Vincent Astor, J.P. Morgan, Nelson Doubleday, Edsel Ford, Harry Payne Whitney, Thomas Eastman, John Wanamaker and Harold S. Vanderbilt. Among the many guests was famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, who often flew his seaplane into the harbor to dock at the Marina.
According to local legend, the Island Club, which was located next door and would eventually become part of the Resort, had become the area's most popular speakeasy and gambling casino. To ensure total privacy, the Island Club posted sentries at the stone stanchions at the end of the island's causeway. When the police stopped by to pay a visit, the sentries would radio the club and management would hide the liquor and gambling equipment.
The third property to form the current Resort was the Bragg estate. Caleb Bragg, one of the original governors of the club, was so enamored by the Island that he built himself an elaborate pleasure palace right next door. Florence Ziegfield of the Follies fame eventually purchased the estate and they remain as our picturesque Villas.
Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina: the grace, refinement and elegance of yesteryears preserved and refurbished for your pleasure today and beyond.