Admiral Thayer Mahan and his family were regular summer guests at the Hallock House in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Admiral Mahan, a naval geo-strategist and historian, has been called “the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.” He is remembered, among other things, for coining the phrase “the Middle East.”
More recently, as the Inn at Quogue, the Hallock House served as a local restaurant as well as the only surviving hotel in Quogue. In 2012, a group of local residents purchased the Hallock House and embarked on an extensive restoration that has returned the building to its appearance of a century ago, including reinstatement of its elegant porch and slate roof. It is now a private membership dining club as well as a hotel featuring 14 restored and reimagined rooms and suites. The interior decor has been designed by Alexa Hampton, honored annually as one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers since 2001.