Admiral Farragut Inn, The Clarkson. The Cleveland House and more offer variety, value
Story and photos by Dwight Casimere
NEWPORT, R.I.-Summertime is the busiest time of year in Newport, Rhode Island with wall-to-wall festivals adding to the already crushing stream of visitors to the Mansions and the numerous historic and nature sites in and around this idyllic harbor city. Fortunately, there is a network of quaint, yet elegantly appointed bed and breakfast inns that are within walking distance to all the action, yet off the beaten path enough to afford peace and quiet and a thoroughly relaxing environment.
Inns of Newport offers an enticing selection of properties that respond to the needs of the most discriminating traveler. The inns are all historic, yet. each has its own distinctive character. Frequent visitors to Newport tend to rebook with Inns of Newport for subsequent visits, either to reserve a favored room, or to experience a different property. For example, the Wynstone is graced with wood-burning fireplaces, deluxe jacuzzis and accoutrements that harken back to the golden age of travel. Admiral Farragut Inn and The Clarkeston both have an historic feel that rekindles images of Colonial times. Adding to the variety is The Cleveland House, which has exquisetly appointed rooms and serves as the unofficial 'hub' of the Inns of Newport properties, located on Clarke Street, a quiet, residential lane just a few blocks up the hill from the main shopping district and harborside restaurants. One of the outstanding features of the Inns complex is the stupendous breakfast that is offered each day. It includes a small, but scrumptious menu of hand-prepared breakfast items such as blueberry pancakes or hand-turned omelettes and a selection of fresh-made pastries and cookies, muffins, scones and shortbreads made each day in their ovens. The fresh-squeezed orange juice is a highlight! The communal breakfast tables in both the Cleveland and Wynstone Inns become meeting places for travelers from points hither and yon who quickly become friends who anticipate reuniting to trade gossip and travel adventures at the start of the day.
Variety, excellent location and superb value are the hallmarks of the Inns of Newport. For further information, visit InnsofNewport.com