Destination Luxury

Set on the site of America’s oldest inn, Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays gets a 21st-century twist.

Nestled along the scenic Shinnecock Canal sits Canoe Place Inn & Cottages, a Long Island landmark established in 1697. Rich with history from centuries past, Canoe Place has undergone a complete transformation this past year, lovingly restored with a fusion of Old World elegance and contemporary features catering to a new generation of travelers. Preserving the inn’s charming boutique ambience, Canoe Place now boasts 20 luxurious guest rooms and five guest cottages on 6 meticulously landscaped acres, plus the all-new restaurant, Good Ground Tavern and a 350-seat event venue.

With a quintessential seaside resort aesthetic, the inn’s spacious accommodations evoke the cozy feeling of a family home through sunny white interiors, en suite brick fireplaces and vintage-inspired claw-foot tubs. Designed by the acclaimed Brooklyn-based firm Workstead, the decor pays homage to the property’s storied past with art from local and internationally renowned painters and sculptors. Additional on-site amenities include a heated pool, fitness center, gardens, outdoor lounge areas and a convenient shuttle service.

The property’s restaurant, Good Ground Tavern, is helmed by Relais & Château veteran Chef Ülfet Ralph. The Mediterranean-inspired indoor and outdoor dining space centers around open-fire cooking, house-made pastas and pizzas, and a focus on local ingredients. Canoe Place’s stunning grand ballroom is the perfect setting for both large and small gatherings, featuring soaring ceilings, gourmet catering, plus a separate window-wrapped pavilion with tented spaces for outdoor soirees.   

For those in need of full-body R&R during their stay, pop into Canoe Place’s state-of-the-art spa, created in partnership with Onda Beauty. “I, along with the entire Onda team, am so thrilled to be partnering with the storied Canoe Place,” says Onda co-founder Naomi Watts. “We’re enchanted by the history of the property and can’t wait to share it with our beloved fans.” Opening in mid-August, the spa’s offerings include signature Onda experiences like the Ultimate Lift facial, The Total Wellness massage and rejuvenating facial and body bliss treatment, alongside a collection of ONDA’s clean skin care bestsellers. 

239 Montauk Hwy., Hampton