It may seem hard to believe it has been five years since we opened our doors to welcome our first hotel guests here at The Quogue Club at Hallock House in 2014. What began as a bold vision by a few local families in 2012 has blossomed into a five-star private club and luxury boutique hotel serving both residents and visitors to Long Island’s East End. Since its renovation, The Quogue Club has become a treasured establishment and we are all thrilled to have it reborn as the centerpiece of our small Hamptons community.
The Hallock House Story
Originally built in 1824 as a simple farmhouse, it was not long before the Hallock House became one of Quogue’s first true hotels as the Hallock family began welcoming boarders to their homestead with a guest registry dating back to 1828. With notable guests including Daniel Webster and Admiral Thayer Mahan, the Hallock House became a popular destination for 19th Century travelers to the East End of Long Island. During the Boarding House Era, the Hallock family expanded the property, adding two private cottages to accommodate a growing roster of guests. Drawing people from all over the country, the Hallock House became the thriving center of the local community.
Historic Photo of The Quogue Club
Through the years, the Hallock House continued to provide accommodations for visitors to the East End and, most recently as the “Inn at Quogue,” served as a local restaurant and, ultimately, the only surviving hotel in the village. After nearly 200 years, however, the historic building was in need of serious repair. This situation prompted several local families to work together in 2012 to purchase the Hallock House, ultimately inspiring 50 founding members to invest significantly in an extensive restoration to return this Quogue landmark to its former glory.
Over the next two years, through the commitment of time, money and resources from a dedicated group of Quogue residents, the Hallock House was painstakingly rebuilt, from its classic front veranda and slate roof to its graceful exterior. Its completely renovated interior now features all the modern technology and conveniences of a first-class hotel and club. Today the Quogue Club again flourishes as the vibrant heart of the village, serving as a private dining club and luxury boutique hotel featuring exceptional dining and 14 uniquely designed hotel rooms, including the two private cottages. Amenities include a fully-equipped fitness center, yoga studio, massage room and child-friendly lounge, plus access to everything the wonderful East End of Long Island has to offer.
Brand Quogue Club Bicycle
The Quogue Club at Hallock House
Since reopening in 2014, The Quogue Club has become one of the most highly regarded hotels on Long Island. With numerous 5-star guest reviews and high praise from Architectural Digest, Hamptons Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, among many other publications, we are very proud of the growing recognition the Club is earning in the Hamptons’ tourism community. Recently named one of the Best Hotels in the Hamptons by Jet Setter.com, The Quogue Club is quickly becoming a go-to destination on the East End.
Quogue Club Hallock King
In addition to serving as a hotel, the Club has also had the honor of hosting many joyous occasions including small weddings, anniversary parties, bridal showers, baby showers and birthdays. The Club has welcomed numerous company events as well, from corporate retreats to simple business luncheons, and has worked with organizations such as Bulgari, WPP, M&T Bank, and Estée Lauder.
Events and Meetings at The Quogue Club
While we are truly delighted to have enjoyed such success as a hotel and event space in our first few years, we are also very proud to be serving the local community in numerous ways. In addition to hosting residents in our private dining club and events for local organizations, the Club has contributed to the surrounding community by drawing visitors to the area and supporting the growth of local businesses. As Club member and local business owner Theresa Summer observed, “The beautiful restoration of the Hallock House has enhanced not only the already charming landscape but also the quality of life, civic interaction and commerce (in Quogue).”
While there is still significant room to grow as a club and hotel, we are very excited by how far The Quogue Club has come in just five short years. We eagerly look forward to a bright future as we continue to welcome visitors to Quogue and share the magic of this quaint Hamptons village. We truly believe there is no better way to experience the Hamptons than a stay at The Quogue Club and we have no doubt that once you have visited, you will return time and time again. Come experience the “Quiet Hampton” with us.
Kind words from a few of our Proprietary Members:
“We have been committed to the restoration and preservation of Quogue’s historic architecture and ambiance since we first started summering here. When we heard Simon Rose and other village leaders were seeking to rebuild the Hallock House to maintain the integrity and beauty of Quogue and open up the community so new and long-time residents alike could get to know and enjoy one another, we were all in. It’s not often one gets to be so involved in a project that makes such a significant and positive difference to a community. It has been a wonderful experience for us and we are confident The Quogue Club will continue to contribute to Quogue’s cultural and social vibrancy for many, many years to come.”
– Hayes Roth & Lynn Mestel
“From a small group, the idea of a new club sprouted. It is so satisfying to see this group turn into an operating and managing board, the drawings turned into a building, the membership effort turned into 380 members at the present time, and the Club become the centerpiece of town. We all have great pride in what we have accomplished and we are so pleased for Quogue.”
– Allen Adler
“My involvement in the restoration of Hallock House was inspired by the prospect of preserving our village inn to its former grandeur. Never could I have imagined the unity and joy The Quogue Club would bring to our wonderful community.”
– Rose Petrocelli
“An iconic, beautifully restored 19th Century inn in a bucolic setting. The hotel feels like a private club because it is. Nothing like this in the Hamptons. It’s the Cheers of Quogue – Everybody knows your name.”
– Gary Talarico