Newport Winter Festival 2012 – A Great Event!

Winter Fest 2012 was another great Newport get away for all who stayed with us at the Cliffside Inn.  The weather was fine and the festivities abundant.  Nancy and I had a chance to sneak away and enjoy some of the activities first hand, and we got the low down on the other big events from our guests.

Beach Polo at Easton's Beach in Newport, RITop draws among our guests seemed to be BeatleMania, the Eagles tribute band – Another Tequila Sunrise, the Sam Adams Chili Cook Off (won, for the 6th year in a row by Chef Kevin Thiele from the Viking Hotel!), the Ice Sculpting demonstration and the Beach Polo Match at Easton’s Beach.


Many of the Cliffside Inn guests arrived with their Winter Festival 2012 buttons in hand at check-in, and were treated to a bottle of wine, compliments of the Cliffside Inn, to enjoy during their stay as part of our own Newport Winter Festival promotion.

We hope everyone enjoyed the best of Newport during this year’s Winter Festival.

Spring is just around the corner, so follow us on facebook and watch our posts for news about our upcoming Dinner and a Movie Special during Newport Restaurant Week, and our first annual Maple Syrup Boil at the end of March.

Our First Bucket of Maple Sap at teh Cliffside Inn

Did you know that we will have to boil down approximately 40 gallons of maple sap to make each gallon of maple syrup?  We have 8 taps and buckets, and the flow of sap is best when warm days follow cold nights.


See you soon.

Bill & Nancy