Historic image of Canoe Place Inn, on the site of America's oldest Inn.


The first stop

Once the first stop of beach-bound socialites and visiting dignitaries making their way east, Canoe Place has been reimagined—and meticulously renovated—for a new generation of well-traveled guests.

Here in the town of Southampton, in the waterfront hamlet of Hampton Bays, two picturesque bays meet where friends, families, and cultures have come together since 1697. The site of the nation’s oldest inn, this special place has been everything from a waterside retreat to a discreet celebrity rendezvous to a racy late-night scene. That history of gathering and memory-making continues to this day.

Vintage image of vacationing couple at Canoe Place Inn from the 1940s.

Centuries old yet refreshingly new, Canoe Place reopens after years of careful restoration and thoughtful, luxurious enhancements. The return of our beloved inn and the opening of our beautifully landscaped grounds, classic pool, and our bars and dining mark a new chapter in the long history of this special place. 

Detail image of a historic postcard from the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays.

an artful escape

In addition to the history that fills Canoe’s storied halls, an exceptional collection of thoughtfully curated art adorns the inn’s walls. Stay among hundreds of contemporary masterpieces, presented in a striking historical setting.


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