If you want to get away from the noise and clanging of city life, this is the place. This historical property is like an oasis, its extensive grounds spreading out a welcome mat as you drive past the strong stone walls that surround the old house once owned by the first governor of Rhode Island. The laid back but helpful attitude of the staff fits right in with the gentle landscape. There are not many rooms to choose from, but they are large and cozy at the same time. The common areas are charming and the grounds lovely, rich with ponds and old trees and a large barn and sweet little out buildings. A great place for long walks and contemplation. The gardens here draw you outside, as do the animal enclosures. We had a fun visit with a group of baby goats and the chickens provide the eggs for some of the best breakfasts I've ever had at a bed and breakfast. We would return in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate and historically charming getaway with warm hospitality, The Inn at Mount Hope Farm is a escape from everyday life where guests come to unplug and enjoy the peacefulness and simplicity of history and nature. The 12-room Inn dating back to 1745 offers individually-styled rooms, many with antiques, that ensure comfort and relaxation. Architecturally designed gardens and expansive landscape provide beautiful views from every angle and our central location provides easy access to major happenings in Bristol, Newport and Providence, and is just over an hour from Boston on Route 24. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mount Hope Farm's grand country estate sits on the shore of Mount Hope Bay and encompasses 127 acres of preserved open space, offering miles of easy and beautiful forested walking trails. Families love visiting with our goats, sheep, chickens and donkeys. Mount Hope Farm is the preferred setting for hundreds of weddings, special events and milestone occasions throughout the year. We host family reunions, corporate events and weddings. The Inn consists of three different buildings, one of which is a 4 bedroom 4 1/2 bath guest house which may be rented as a single unit. A full country breakfast is served during the summer with a continental breakfast served during the rest of the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn At Mount Hope Farm (Governor Bradford House) Hotel Bristol
- Country Inn Bristol
- Bristol Country Inn