This Fall, Stay at One of the Best Bed and Breakfasts in the Country!

Fall Getaway at our Newport Bed and BreakfastThe end of summer is nearly upon us, and it’s time to start planning for an extraordinary fall. There’s no place better to do that than the beautiful coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a destination defined by relaxation and luxury. Spend your days enjoying our New England small town charm as you browse boutiques, art galleries, mansions, and museums. Or, spend a rejuvenating day walking along the scenic Cliff Walk, enjoying the sound of waves crashing below. Book your room at our Newport Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

Visit the Audrain Auto Museum in Newport

Audrain Auto Museum, Motors and Mansions, NewportThe historic nature of Newport is one of its most defining characteristics, and something that draws visitors each year from around the world. Newport was once a thriving port city, later becoming the summer playground for America’s wealthiest and most prominent families during the opulent Gilded Age. The “summer cottages” these families once built on the shores of Newport, now known as the mansions, are the top attraction in the area. But, beyond the mansions and beautiful rocky shoreline, Newport has a variety of other wonderful attractions worth visiting. One such place is the Audrain Auto Museum. Book your room at our #1 rated Bed and Breakfast today, and come explore Newport with us this summer. Continue reading

Ocean Drive Showcases Newport’s Beauty

Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode IslandSummers in Newport, Rhode Island are perfect; feeling those warm summer breezes coming off the water, strolling along the picturesque rocky shoreline, enjoying gardens in full bloom, visiting Newport’s mansions and historic attractions, watching and/or playing polo and tennis, and setting sail in Newport’s picturesque harbor. This summer, drink in the indescribable beauty of Newport along the famous Ocean Drive, also known as the Ten-Mile Drive. It won’t take you long to see why Newport has been such a popular vacation destination over the decades.  Find your own little piece of paradise with us, and book your room at the luxurious Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

Celebrate at Rough Point Like Doris Duke

Rough Point Mansion in NewportDuring the 19th Century, Newport, Rhode Island served as a summer playground for America’s wealthiest families, like the Vanderbilts, Astors, and Morgans. These families spent their summers on Newport’s coastline, at what they referred to as their “summer cottages.”  To the average person today, these summer cottages are breathtaking, and are one of the most popular attractions in Newport today. This summer, there are a couple of unique events at one of our favorite mansions, Doris Duke’s Rough Point. Come celebrate in style with us! Book your room at the Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

Blithewold Mansion’s Summer Events

Summer Events at Blithewold Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport’s Blithewold Mansion is arguably one of the most beautiful of the Newport Mansions, with it’s incredible gardens and a stunning view of Narragansett Bay. Blithewold is considered to be one of the most intact examples of a Country Place Era estate, and is a stunning example of the Arts and Crafts movement in art and architecture. But Blithewold is really known for their extraordinary gardens, which feature and incredible range of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, and whimsical stonework. The majority of the gardens are still intact and as they were in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, and they bring the estate to life the way Bessie Van Wickle McKee envisioned all those years ago. Come stay with us at the Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast in Newport this summer, and explore the extraordinary grounds at Blithewold Estate. Continue reading