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. (more…)

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. (more…)

A Visit to the Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode IslandGiven Newport’s deep and storied history, most notably as the summer home for America’s wealthiest families during the Gilded Age, it should come as no surprise that Newport is a deeply historic town.  Many of Newport’s historic landmarks have been thoughtfully preserved for generations to come. The Touro Synagogue is one such place to add to your list for the next time you’re in Newport.  This spring, take a step back in time and journey into Newport’s history with us. Begin your stay at the beautifully renovated Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Our Victorian Manor House was originally built in 1876, and has since been authentically restored to its original condition.  Our award-winning Inn, now rated as TripAdvisor’s #1 Bed and Breakfast in Newport, is the perfect place for history lovers to stay when in Newport!  Book your room today. (more…)

Visit the Newport Art Museum

Visitors often think of Newport as a summer destination. It is, but there is so much more!  Newport is also an incredible cultural destination, with lots to discover for the avid art enthusiast.

Come visit Newport and the Cliffside Inn this winter, and see what’s happening at one of Newport’s top attractions, the Newport Art Museum.  To get started, simply make your reservation at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.

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Historic Landmarks in Newport

Historic Landmarks in Newport, Rhode IslandNewport has been many things to many people over the years.  Most famously, it was the summer playground for many of America’s wealthiest and most prominent families during the Gilded Age. Remnants of this storied past are visible today in the many mansions and historic landmarks that dot our shores.  Many of Newport’s historic landmarks have been preserved, and visiting these destinations is an excellent way to get a feel for this charming City by the Sea.  This fall, take a step back in time and journey into Newport’s history with us, at the beautifully renovated Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Our Second Empire Victorian Manor House was originally built in 1876, and has since been authentically restored to its original condition.  Our award-winning Inn the perfect place for history lovers to stay when in Newport!  Book your room today. (more…)