My husband and I spent 3 nights here in late January. Upon arrival, our hosts, Daryl and Darlene, greeted us warmly and had delicious chocolate cookies waiting for us along with other snacks. Darlene also spent quite a bit of time, informing us all the great places to visits with her candid impression of what were the "must do's". Having never been to Newport before, we really appreciated this.
The room was so comfortable and the sitting rooms so inviting, we spent the next day and a half reading and lounging around Ivy Lodge without any sightseeing except for a beautiful but chilly walk along the Cliff-side Trail. The fireplace and jacuzzi tub are wonderful in the winter time. We finally decided to do some sightseeing on our last full day in Newport. Even so, after a wonderful dinner out, we opted to head back to Ivy Lodge for some more of those yummy chocolate chip cookies rather than indulge in the restaurant's decadent desserts.
If I had to choose something critical, I would says the breakfasts are good, but not outstanding, the front door is beautiful, but difficult to close and may require some muscle, and if you're trying to sleep during off-hours, the house can be rather noisy if cleaning or maintenance is occurring.More
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