History and hospitality meet at this waterfront Victorian Inn
By the middle of the 19th century, Narragansett had become a prominent seaside resort. Quieted during the Civil War, it rose again to rival Newport in elegance and social prestige. It once featured the Narragansett Pier Casino, designed by the most prominent American architectural firm of the era, landscaped by the revered Frederick Law Olmstead, and populated by many of America's most affluent and important citizens. Today, the town and the namesake of the proud Native American tribe is set amidst elm trees and filled with the homes of 19th century whaling captains. In perfect harmony, this historic and Victorian lodging and landmark welcomes you to enjoy its modern amenities and waterfront pleasures on Narragansett Bay, hard by the Atlantic.
1 Bluff AvenueWatch Hill, RI, 02891Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442
Proud past, modern luxuries make this oceanfront inn ideal vacation spot
Opening in 1868, the Victorian Ocean House inn soon became the quintessential summer home for distinguished guests who loved its perch on the bluffs of Watch Hill and uncompromising service. That past is honored today with the inclusion of more than 5,000 artifacts and furnishing elements in the modern luxury resort, still providing the private-beach access, fine dining and activities (from croquet to kayaking) that keeps guests returning year after year. The world-class inn features an award-winning spa, 8,000-bottle library wine cellar, indoor saltwater lap pool, culinary institute, ocean-inspired rooms with glorious views and access to nearby golf, tennis, shopping and the mansions of the Gilded Age. Set on 13 lush acres by the sea, it has only added to its storied reputation.
38-44 Bay StreetWatch Hill, RI, 02891Phone: 877-394-8903
Modern luxury inn by the sea has not forgotten its storied past
While embracing all the modern touches of today’s luxury resorts, the Watch Hill Inn does not forget its roots in the golden age of hospitality. The inn, which thrives in the heart of charming Watch Hill village on coastal Rhode Island, has been welcoming visitors for more than a century and a half, from Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. to Andrew Mellon and Henry Ford. They found what guests still discover at the inn, meticulously renovated in 2013: luxurious accommodations, breathtaking sea views and warm hospitality. Inn and nearby sister inn activities range from kayaking and croquet to saline pools, in-suite spa services, wine-tastings, cooking classes – and viewing that sunset from your expansive room’s private terrace.
25 Spray Rock RoadWesterly, RI, 02891Phone: 877-394-8902
Pondside inn has deep roots in warm hospitality, laid-back atmosphere
Discover the charm, hospitality and breathtaking water views that first drew people to the Weekapaug Inn in 1899. In its early days, the inn was known for its warm social atmosphere and carefree schedule of sporting, swimming and boating. That is still true today at the modern inn, where guests still gather around a wood-burning fireplace for dinner and conversation or compete in shuffleboard and bocce or take the kids exploring along the tideline. When the building was moved after the 1938 hurricane to its sheltered location overlooking Quonochontaug Pond, the stage was set for future fun vacations for generations, with boat tours on the pond, pedal boats off the private beach, luxuriously furnished rooms and farm-to-table dining.