OVERVIEW of The Cliffside Inn
Just outside of town and about a block from the legendary Cliff Walk is one of the most charming B&B’s we have seen, the Cliffside Inn. Once the home of noted artist Beatrice Turner, it has retained all the wonderful subtleties of days gone by, while including all the modern conveniences travelers look for today.
The walls of the public spaces are covered with an amazing collection of over 100 works of art, all by Ms. Turner. Even more incredible is that the subject of this art is Ms. Turner herself!
THE ROOMS at The Cliffside Inn
The 16 guestrooms and suites are all different and have wonderful touches only an old Victoria house could offer like window seats and tiny alcoves. Antiques abound, some very rare, most notably some wonderful antique Victorian beds.
The Inn has 25 fireplaces; each room has at least one, and some have two or three. 14 of the rooms have whirlpools and two have steam rooms. One even has an antique Victorian birdcage shower.
I prefer the rooms in the Main House rather than the newer annex. They are much more interesting and have much more charm. The Library Room is one of the smallest, but it is just so cozy with its mahogany trim, bookcases and fireplace. Beatrice’s Room is a junior suite with a window seat, flat screen TV and great bathroom with a whirlpool set in a bay window. Finally, the Governor’s Suite has an amazing bathroom suite (the Victorian birdcage shower) with a fireplace and two person whirlpool.
DINING at The Cliffside Inn
You decide when you want coffee or tea in the morning and it arrives at your room at the appointed time on a silver tray. Breakfast follows in your room, beside the fire in the parlor or out on the veranda. Lots of fresh fruit and juices and an amazing array of pastries and muffins precede a delicious hot entrée. So this is how they lived…
Afternoons, the Inn hosts what many believe to be the best tea service anywhere. Scones with Devonshire crème, finger sandwiches, fruit tarts and savories are served with tea on antique china.
AMENITIES at The Cliffside Inn
Pretty amazing list of amenities here:
*Gas fireplaces in every room
*An extensive wine list available on site for our guests
*Afternoon wine and refreshments offered from 5-6pm everyday
*Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bottled water available in common area (self-service) 24/7
*Bluetooth radios in every room
*LED flat-screen TVs
*Free high-speed wireless internet
*On-site parking included in room rates
*Complimentary use of beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, and sunscreen
*Bath amenities from Lather
*Blackout shades in rooms for leisurely mornings
*Waffle kimono robes
THE RATES at The Cliffside Inn
From $596 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY about The Cliffside Inn
AAA Four Diamond Award
Frommer’s Top B&B in Rhode Island
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