My husband and I wanted to do something special and different for our first anniversary. Rather than deal with the headaches of travel (flights, accomodations, car rental, etc.), we decided to stay local but still somehow have the feeling of getting away. We live about an hour away from the Ivy Lodge so this was perfect.
We chose the Trunk Room because of its unique characteristics compared to the other rooms. It was bright, beautiful and so comfortable. We felt relaxed the minute we stepped into that room. As a surprise my husband ordered a dish of chocolate covered strawberries which was waiting for us in the room. They offer some very nice add-ons to make your stay even more special.
Our hosts Darlene and Daryl were very gracious and were more than willing to talk to us and answering any questions we had, and even offered to make reservations at any of the local restaurants. The staff were friendly and nice and had a never-ending supply of smiles for the guests.
One thing that pleasantly surprised us was the breakfasts. To us, we would consider their breakfasts gourmet. It was different every day and was absolutely delicious. We expected bagels, pastries, cereal and coffee but instead got all that, fresh fruit, yogurt and a unique fresh, hot meal. On our second day we couldn't wait to get downstairs to see what Daryl was cooking up for us!
I would highly recommend the Ivy Lodge. The sitting rooms were beautiful. There's a wraparound porch and a baby grand piano too, which you are welcome to play. Our hosts were so nice and helpful and were sincerely anxious to help in any way. We liked that the Thames Street area was within walking distance, but if you don't feel like walking, the drive is just a few minutes long. The Cliff Walk wa practically in their back yard and is a very quick walk from the B&B. But the Ivy Lodge is so pretty and comfortable, I had a very difficult time leaving each day to experience what Newport had to offer!
All in all, the Ivy Lodge has made our first anniversary very special and unforgettable. I'm so glad we chose the Ivy Lodge, and I made sure to tell everyone I know to consider it if they plan a stay in Newport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Newport's enchanted Gilded Age at historic Ivy Lodge. Located in Newport, Rhode Island's mansion district off famed Bellevue Avenue, The Ivy Lodge is just a short stroll to the mansions, downtown Newport, The Cliff Walk and the beaches. Period antiques and victorian accents throughout its rooms complete the newly-renovated home and gardens. The richly-detailed oak walls and fireplace hearths provide the quintessential Newport backdrop for a memorable experience in the City by the Sea. Explore our inn and discover Newport the way it was meant to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ivy Hotel Newport