Located just minutes from our Newport Bed and Breakfast lies the crown jewel of the Newport Restoration Foundation, Rough Point. Rough point was the home of Doris Duke and avid collector, animal lover, and philanthropist who also happened to be very rich.
Guests at the Newport Rhode Island Inn can access Rough Point by car, trolley or, for those fitness buffs, a 4 mile walk from our Newport Inn. The oceanfront estate off of exclusive Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI is filled with European art, tapestries, and Chinese porcelains collected by Doris Duke on her travels throughout the world. Guests on their Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast vacation will also enjoy beautiful ocean views from expansive grounds at Rough Point.
For those intersted in architecture, the grounds were designed by renowned landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted. Tour this Newport estate as a Newport Inn guest, and experience life as a 20th-century heiress. All tours are led by a knowledgeable guide. Small, intimate groups of 12–14 guests allow for a relaxed and personal experience. Lasting approximately one hour, the tour visits the entire first floor of the house, then continues upstairs with a visit to Doris Duke’s bedroom and to special exhibition galleries featuring fashion in the 20th century. Follow Doris Duke for the couture houses of Paris to America’s top department stores. Explore the wardrobe of this heiress and world traveler and learn how she chose the stylish and bold attire that established her as one of the best dressed in Newport Rhode Island and around the world.
One of the most popular and value oriented bed and breakfast packages that we offer at our Newport Inn is the Gilded Getaway Package. The package was first developed by the previous owners of this Newport Bed and Breakfast and gained it’s original popularity from the lobster dinners offered on the Inn’s back deck. After purchasing the Inn 5 years ago we continued to offer the Wednesday night lobster dinners but last year decided to change the venue for the lobster dinner to an actual Newport Rhode Island Restaurant. Now, our Newport Bed and Breakfast Package consists of the following:
2. Two tickets for a sunset sail around Newport Harbour. Enjoy a guided tour around Narragansett Bay.
3. Dinner for two at your choice of three Newport restaurants. Choose from french/american, new england seafood, irish pub fare.
4. Lobster dinner for two at your choice of three Newport Restaurants. Enjoy lobster the classic way or innovatively prepared by cutting edge chefs.
5. Three nights of Newport Accommodations at our Newport Bed and Breakfast. A full gourmet breakfast, parking, and wireless internet is included with the package. Choose from any one of our beautiful guest rooms.
If you have never been to Newport, Rhode Island the Newport Rhode Island Inn Mansion Package at the Marshall Slocum Inn is a great way to see the sights and sounds of our beautiful historic city on land and on sea. The Package is a great deal, especially for those Bed and Breakfast guests that are able to travel to Newport midweek as rates during the week fall to $725 while weekend rates can go as high as $995. In addition, the Newport Rhode Island Mansion Package is a perfect gift or anniversary idea as everything is already planned for your visit to Rhode Island. Visit our website for reservations and more details on this great package.
Although most of our guests at our Newport, Rhode Island Inn visit to tour the famous Newport Mansions many do not realize that there are award winning Spas and Wineries on the island. So, two years ago, we created our wonderful Newport Spa & Wine Package in a hope to expose some of the other great resources we have close to our Newport Bed and Breakfast. This two night Newport Bed and Breakfast Package starts with a private tour, tasting and lunch at beautiful Greenvale Vineyards overlooking the Sakonnet River.