KDHamptons Featured Hotel: The Eighty Year Old Historic Montauk Yacht Club

 

 

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 newly renovated historic property is the perfect destination for savvy travelers, 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 luxe nautical atmosphere, will find the resort to be the hotel of choice when traveling to the East End.

 

 

 

Whether it be for a quick getaway [Doc & I love to book an overnite date night here!], a seasonal stay, a wedding or just dinner in one of great restaurants, guests will experience high levels of service. The resort pampers its guests. The setting, graced by Montauk’s own historic lighthouse, is spacious, refreshing and breathtakingly beautiful.

 

For eight decades, the Montauk Yacht Club has been a perennial favorite playground for those who frequent the shores of the 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.

 

 

At the newly renovated restaurant, The Gulf Coast Kitchen, guests are transported to a southern coastal manor with the warm ambiance of a living room-styled lounge that opens onto a floor-to-ceiling windowed dining room with inspiring water views. A serene setting, the Gulf Coast Kitchen focuses on using perfect, local ingredients with impeccable technique to generate intense flavors and an unforgettable dining experience. The dinner menu features Gabriele Corcos’ signature blend of Tuscan food and traditional farmers’ cuisine.

 

The fresh breakfast buffet...

 

Hotel Guest Rooms, Villas and Suites: The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina offers 107 luxuriously appointed Guestrooms [below], Villas [far below] and Suites on the historic grounds starting at $469 a night during the summer months. Amenities include a full service spa, in-room dining, access to tennis courts, charter fishing, shuttle to Montauk town and more.

 

 

**The Montuak Yacht Club is located at, 32 Star Island Road, Montuak; (631) 668-3100 Or go to: http://www.montaukyachtclub.com/

 

 

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