We decided last-minute on a overnight getaway to Newport and happened on Escobar's Farmhouse Inn from a Google search of the area. The pictures on the website looked promising, but we've been duped by misrepresentation in the past, so we were dubious. Not only were the photos accurate, they didn't do justice to the lovely location we found. Warmly welcomed by Stuart, we were shown to our room which was all lit, spotless, toasty warm and filled with music. We stayed in the Katherine Suite which was enormous and gorgeously decorated. From the luxurious Matouk sheets and plush towels to a gourmet breakfast and cookies for the road, our stay far exceeded our expectation. Stuart couldn't have been more helpful, informative and delightful. Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful Country Inn offering hometown hospitality and tranquility to our guests. A restored turn of the century farmhouse, which once served as the fellowship hall and classrooms of The Founder's Memorial Baptist Church from 1959 until 2001. The adjacent building on the property originally served as a barn and was converted into a sanctuary. The house, church and land were purchased by Louis & Jane Escobar in 2001 and fully renovated to function as an Inn during 2009. Our door was graciously opened to the public in June of 2010. Our four guestrooms are unique from each other and all offer private baths. Situated on 3 acres of property and directly "across the way" from the Escobar's working dairy farm. The award-winning dairy farm is located on Middle Road, just behind the Inn, and has been a fully operational dairy farm since 1937. Milking of the cows occurs twice a day, every day at 6:00-8:00 am and 4:30-6:30 pm. All of our guests are cordially invited to wander over to meet owner Louis & his wife Jane, all the farm hands, as well as the cows, heifers and calves! During the months of September & October, you can visit our Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch! The Innkeeper Dawn, who is a native of Portsmouth with strong family roots, will greet you with warmth and unparalleled knowledge of the local landscape. A complimentary full, country breakfast is served each morning, so bring your appetite! Relaxed comfort awaits you at Escobar's Farmhouse Inn - We love the area, we love our Inn, and we'd love to welcome you to what will hopefully become your new 'Home away from Home'! ... more less