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A Historic & Charming Newport Retreat

When it comes to different types of destination, states across the country have certain connotations. For example, Florida is known for crowded theme parks, while California has a reputation for beachfront luxury. The northeast, on the other hand, is often paired with romantic and quaint bed and breakfasts. The Mill Street Inn, in the heart of Newport, is a shining example of this and the perfect place for a relaxing Rhode Island getaway.

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Aquidneck Island, Mill Street Inn’s beauty is evident both inside and out. The building itself is a former nineteenth century mill (hence the name) which practically exudes history; it’s even on the National Register of Historic places! That historic charm is combined with today's modern luxuries in the rooms themselves. Besides all the amenities you’d expect from a five-star resort, the all-suite accommodations feature the original beams and exposed brick walls of the mill. Meanwhile, the rooftop patio provides expansive views of the harbor, and is a great place to enjoy breakfast on a sunny morning throughout the summer months.

While families will find plenty to love at the inn, the most frequent visitors are romance-seeking couples. And while the coastal, old B&B is certainly a stereotype, here it is rightfully earned. Away from the charms and hospitality inside the inn, the Newport area is overflowing with things to do, see, and experience. The inn is only one block from lively Thames Street and the waterfront, where you’ll find a plethora of restaurants and shops. Walk along the cobblestone wharves and do a little window-shopping, then hit the town for an evening of seafood and dancing. Afterwards return to your impeccably cozy suite for some well-earned rest; it’s the perfect ending to a perfect day at Mill Street.

What’s more, depending on when you visit, there’s a good chance there’s something fun going on in town! Of course summer is the most popular time, and it’s no coincidence that it’s also when you’ll be able to attend The Schweppe's Great Chowder Cook-Off and/or The Newport Music Festival, where an eclectic mix of bands and genres puts on quite a show. Meanwhile, winter brings the ice-carvings and sleigh rides of the famous Winterfestival. Regardless of the season, the area’s natural beauty remains magnificent. Take a romantic stroll along the Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile walking path that winds between the sprawling lawns of the Newport mansions and the pounding surf of the Atlantic. 

So no matter when you plan your vacation, you’re guaranteed plenty of entertainment to keep you busy. Don’t hesitate to book a stay at the Mill Street Inn and discover all that this charming seaside city has to offer with the company of your love one!