Stayed with Nancy and Tom 10/17 - 10/22 in order to visit a friend in Newport, and introduce my husband to some of my favorite New England places like Block Island and parts of CT. Great beach two block walk from the house, 5 minutes from the BI ferry, 35 minutes to Newport and an hour from the two casinos or Groton Submarine Force Museum in CT. Great central location in a super quiet and pretty neighborhood. B&B is warm and cozy; we stayed in the front room with the private bath. There is a fridge right outside your bedroom to keep snacks or drinks in. Plenty of fresh linens and towels available and anything you asked for (we wanted a floor fan for the noise) was provided with a smile! Breakfast were great, pumpkin pancakes, johnny cakes, fresh fruit, muffins, coffee and more! We were stuffed every morning! Take Nancy's advice about routes to get places (like the ocean drive to Newport) and places to visit (Venda Ravioli in Providence WAS TO DIE FOR). She knows the ins and outs of the area and won't steer you wrong! Both Nancy and Tom are down-to-earth, friendly and funny. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks Best Kept Secret B&B!
Location notes: SEE: the Providence Zoo rocked!, Newport, BI but go IN season or nothing is open, Venda Ravioli in Providence, Groton Sub Museum (free!)
SKIP: Breakers mansion - what a waste of time and money unless you love audio tours and NO writing or signage of any kind! If you have been to ANY other mansion or castle in the world Breakers will disappoint IMHO.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our "inn" was built in 2005 and is a Victorian contemporary. We are 5 minutes from Scarborough Beach, a large white sand beach with a boardwalk and beautiful views of large rocks, Ocean Road and Black Point (a long walk along cliffs with ocean views. One room sleeps 2-4 and the other 2. Both have a queen bed and the larger room also has a sleep sofa and portable twin bed. We have several cats, outside most of the time, and a few hens for fresh eggs in the morning. We will accomodate any special dietary needs including vegan, macrobiotic or the traditional standard American breakfast. ... more less