History

The Inn at Longshore has an illustrious history. Built in 1890, Longshore was originally a private estate turned country club until the Town of Westport purchased the land in 1960. Before it opened to the public, Longshore played host to a steady stream of celebrities and notable public figures. Prominent families like the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe were all part of Longshore’s storied past.

The ‘Crown Jewel’ of Westport, Longshore is still a beloved setting for locals and visitors alike. Rory Tagert, current proprietor of The Inn at Longshore and renowned hospitality professional, entered into a long-term lease with the Town of Westport in 1984. Over the last 30 years, The Inn at Longshore has become a sought after event space under his direction. Marc Weber, chef and entrepreneur, now joins him to enhance the dining program and continue to delight clients and guests.

HISTORICAL FEATURES

Longshore Golf

The beautiful 18-hole golf course was built in the mid 1920s by famed golf course architect Orrin E. Smith and later renovated by John Harvey. Today, the course is ranked 9th best course in Connecticut by GolfWeek Magazine.

The Inn

Originally a private estate built in 1890, The Inn now plays host to many a private affair and functions as one of largest waterfront event spaces in the County.

Longshore Beach & Country Club

Not to be confused with Compo Beach, Longshore was home to a beachfront during its heyday as a Beach & Country Club. The sandy shores have since receded, but still outline one of the most well-known parts of the Gold Coast.