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Rosecliff

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Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, at a reported cost of...more
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584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good self.directed audio tour. Easy to follow and not too long. There is also a small gift shop as well as a gallery at the end of the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cfalz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mansion is particularly beautiful in the details, but is smaller and may be better suited to a visit when you are not looking for sheer size, and the feelings of shock and awe that The Breakers or the Marble House inspire before you even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Headsets are provided for this self guided tour. You have the option of getting more details of the house as you walk though which lengthens the tour from 30 minutes to about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Well worth the time and very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If planning this trip next year, don't wait for this home to open as they had few decorations. If you haven't seen it before, go in December to see the house, not the decorations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BCM1225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good but more boring than the others. Obviously opulent etc. But slightly less "wow" than marble house and breakers. (Do it first and work your way up.) Kind of an interesting story of the owner .... audio set included. No cafe or restaurant. Expect to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful property with an interesting history. It isn’t furnished to the extent of the other house museums in the area, but it’s definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite astonishing place, got to imagine a grand ball here, must of have been a dream! Loved to realize that we have watched the movies filmed here! It was a lot smaller and faster after visiting the breakers, but still full of charm. Wanting to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So pretty! The least decorated for xmas, but the home itself is beautiful. I am so blessed to have found out about the mansions in Newport and having gone to visit them!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited rosecliff recently and was impressed by this sometimes overlooked mansion. The home is simply decorated and not overdone. This home is not as massive and the others in Bellevue Avenue but should not be missed. Stunning ballroom and water views. A must see if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Such an elegant but inviting mansion! The preservation is spectacular. The entrance, the dining-dance rooms are so fine. The original level of details are preserved. Modern amenities do not take away from the ambiance! The upper areas are worth the visit. Take your time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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abpoobear2
November 6, 2017|
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Response from sunnynene | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There is no set dress code because the Pierre Cardin exhibition is just like any other museum exhibition you would go to. Dress as fashionably as you'd like - but definitely, wear comfortable shoes is the one thing I... More
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murphman
south jersey
Newport Mansions Visit. (1 Replies)
Just came back from visiting the Newport Mansions. My family and I visited Breakers,Marble House, Elms, Chateu sur Mer and Rosecliff. We had a great time. The price to visit all five mansions was only 82.00 for 2 adults and 2 children.We thought the Breakers was the best followed by the Elms, Marble House,Chateu sur Mer and Rosecliff. Rosecliff was actually very dissapointing.The gardens were in terrible shape with so many dead roses.Outside of the heart shaped staircase there is nothing...More
July 08, 2009|
Response fromHyborian1|
Glad you had a good time there. My wife and I were there for a couple of days last week, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. We got there Wednesday during a monsoon.........or was it a typhoon? Hard to tell. Anyway we still managed to have a good time. Checked out The Elms again, since last year when we were there we somehow got separated on the audio tour, don't ask me how. Spent a good portion of the time looking for my wife and missing the tour, so we just had to try it...More
Seektravel
Glen Head, New York
Visiting the Mansions (15 Replies)
I am about to purchase tickets for my upcoming trip to Newport for the Mansions. I am purchasing the Guilded Age Experience which includes the Breakers, Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff and the Green Animal Garden. I have 2 questions - 1. Is there parking available at each of the above? I want to take my car to do this tour. 2. I have to make a choice on which Mansion I will start at and pick up the tickets. Can someone suggest my itinerary of which Mansion to start at which would...More
June 13, 2005|
Response fromToucherette1|
there is parking at the mansions but if there is room when you go is another thing there is a great trolly that goes alone the route and some are in walking distance of others I wuld not waste the time going to Rosecliff we went and spent the first 20 in in the firsst drawing room being told that all of the furnishings where not original and that they had nothing to do with the house whats-so-ever the outside is nice to see as it is where the Great Gatsby was filmed I can't quite...More
LisaP44
Los Angeles, California
Most popular 2 mansions to visit? (7 Replies)
I love, LOVE old mansions and I have never been to Newport before. I was looking into Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, and Chateu -Sur-Mer I'll be in Newport with my family for 3 full days, and was interested in visiting two and was wondering which are the top favorites? I know it might not be pratical to visit all 5 of them, because after a while they are similar. So, anywho i was just wondering what are peoples two favs:)
August 03, 2018|
Response fromLisaP44|
Also is the parking generally easy at the mansions?