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Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn/ Slow walker

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Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn/ Slow walker

Reviews here of the Bay Voyage Inn seem lukewarm at best. We would be there 3 nights in May to visit the area and get away for a few days. My husbands MS will most probably limit our touring of Mansions, Cliff Walk, etc. We do 1-3 blocks. Any feedback? Thanks for pointing out that we will be staying in Jamestown, not Newport. Barbara

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1. Re: Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn/ Slow walker

Many nice little restaurants right in Jamestown, so you won't always have to go to Newport. If you get a nice day, it would be great to have a "picnic" lunch down at Beavertail Point. You can drive in, park in one of the lots, and walk a few steps to a great view. In Newport, have lunch at La Forge Casino; don't know if they'll be playing tennis there yet, but if they are, you can watch as you lunch. Newport also has trolley tours of the area; check out Viking Tours. Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn/ Slow walker

If you will be there after May 25, I would recommend you take the Jamestown-Newport Ferry

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You can see lots while walking very little. The ferry is actually a small semi-historic wooden launch. I have seen the crew be extremely accomodating to people needing extra assistance boarding etc. You purchase tickets in advance at the Jamestown Marina so you would be able to find out beforehand if it is suitable for your husband. That website will show you the ports visited, and it's really a great, affordable way to get out on the bay and see Newport from the water. The crew is always able to point out the famous yatchs in residence, their owners, etc. I live here and do it at least once every summer.

If you're here before that, visit Bowen's Wharf and see what water tours are available. Getting out on the water is something I recommend to everyone.

I actually like Jamestown even more than Newport, and that's saying something. The Slice of Heaven is the best place in all of RI to get breakfast. It's on Narragansett Ave. Try the Gran Marnier French toast and the breakfast burrito... delicious! Beavertail is SO beautiful and best seen by car. So is Ocean Drive in Newport... do NOT miss it!

Cliff Walk is a self-designed sort of tour. It goes 3 miles one way, then 3 miles back. I always tell people enter at the 40 Steps but you may be better off at the Memorial Blvd entrance. Walk as far as you want and then turn around and walk back. The views are very different coming and going so you can enjoy it even if you only walk a few "yards" (those yards being the estates the mansions sit on).

The Breakers I believe has an elevator installed for guests unable to climb the stairs. The walking beyond climbing the stairs is not overwhelming. I think it may be do-able, and even enjoyable for you. At any point I am sure you would be able to beg off and leave.

I had the Sunday Brunch at the Wyndham and it was wonderful. I have always wanted to stay the night there to enjoy Jamestown to the hilt... I think you will enjoy it as well.

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