My wife and I have been visiting Newport for a decade, and thanks to our gracious hosts Sue and Bill at the Spring Seasons Inn, I can honestly say that we just completed our most enjoyable stay as of this writing.
Sue and Bill were gracious and hospitable the entire time, and they are an invaluable source for information on the Newport attractions (they offer discount tickets for some of them) and dining options (listen carefully to what they have to say about where to eat!)
Although the tea room itself was closed for Labor Day weekend, Sue did not hesitate to brew some of her specialty teas for my wife, which she both appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed each morning. We also enjoyed our casual evening "chats" over a glass of sherry (Sue places a bottle in the living room for the guests to enjoy).
The inn itself is warm, cozy, inviting, tastefully decorated, and meticulously maintained (the owners even apologized for a mismatched showerhead in our bathroom!). We stayed in the Victorian Room (Room #1) on the first floor. The room itself was larger and more even more beautiful than it appears on the inn's website. Even with a queen size bed and a large wardrobe armoir, there was plenty of room in the bedroom to move about. The bathroom was surprisingly large and featured a whirlpool tub/shower combination.
A hot breakfast, accompanied by warm muffins, scones, juice, and coffee, is served each morning in the dining room. This provided an opportunity to mingle with both Sue and Bill as well as the other guests, which we enjoyed.
The inn is also ideally situated, and is a short walk (about 5 minutes) to the wharf area's shopping and dining. Access to the Cliff Walk and the Bellevue mansions is only about a 20 minute walk as well.
And before we forget, we would like to thank Lisa her hospitality during our first night and morning at the inn... many thanks for your advice on the local pubs and eateries!
In summary... warm, gracious hosts; scrumptous breakfasts and teas, and an ideal location make this inn a sleeper gem. We will be returning for another stay next year!
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