We’ve spent the last few weeks writing about customized honeymoons and mini-moons in New England. Today we’ll wrap up our series dedicated to combining the perfect honeymoon with personalized hospitality at the Cliffside Inn. And for those who don’t have time for a full honeymoon, a mini-moon in Newport, RI is a wonderful way to relax after the wedding.
The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) honeymoon series started by exploring the ideas in New Hampshire for romantic vacations at the Chesterfield Inn and Manor on Golden Pond. The next entry in our series focused on Vermont and the Grafton Inn and Rabbit Hill Inn. Next, we explored waterfront honeymoons and mini-moons on the Connecticut Shore in Mystic Country at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. And last week we explored all the ways to enjoy honeymoons and mini-moons in Massachusetts at Captain’s House Inn, Deerfield Inn, Harbor Light Inn and Gateways Inn and Restaurant. Today, we’ll wrap up the series at the Cliffside Inn with ideas for the ideal Rhode Island honeymoon or mini-moon.
Start your romantic Rhode Island getaway in Newport at the Cliffside Inn. This luxury inn offers guest rooms and suites ideal for honeymoons and mini-moons. Enjoy cottage suites with pass-through fireplaces, sitting rooms and amenity-filled bathrooms. Or opt for one of the beautifully decorated guest rooms in the main house. The romance of the Victorian era is captured in the décor and architecture, including working fireplaces in every room, and all rooms offer up modern amenities for the perfect romantic honeymoon or mini-moon seamlessly integrated into the historic décor here.
Your Cliffside Inn honeymoon is filled with delicious and complimentary foods, baked with love in the Cliffside kitchen. Your day starts with a delicious multi-course breakfast, including homebaked treats and a hearty entrée, plus juices, coffee and teas and cereal, yogurt and other additions. One of the highlights of your breakfast is the famous French-press Legendary Blend coffee, roasted daily and blended exclusively for the Cliffside Inn by local Custom House Coffee, Rhode Island’s top artisanal coffee roaster. Enjoy a day of exploring Newport then return for the daily 5:00 wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. You’ll be treated to an assortment of complimentary red and white wines selected from the inn’s cellar, and an array of hors d’oeuvres prepared daily in the Cliffside kitchen.
Enjoy night after night on the town at one of Newport’s wonderful restaurants. You may choose a harborside restaurant one night, watching boats come and go from the harbor, then one of Newport’s fine dining restaurants another night. There are so many fabulous choices, it might take a few honeymoons or mini-moons to try them all. Your innkeeper is happy to help with suggestions and reservations to customize your dining experience just the way you want it.
During the warmer months, return from dinner and join other guests around the outdoor fireplace, or retire to your room with a bottle of wine to enjoy privately. The Cliffside Inn offers guests a selection of wines both from the Southeastern New England Wine Growing Appellation — New England’s top wine zone, as well as some of the innkeepers’ personal choices from small production international vineyards. Order prior to your arrival or on the spur-of-the-moment. Your wine is delivered to your room.
A honeymoon, mini-moon or romantic getaway to Newport and Cliffside Inn isn’t complete without a hand-in-hand stroll along Newport’s famous Cliff Walk. Just steps from the Cliffside Inn, this paved walkway takes you past Newport’s famous mansions and beautiful cliffside views. Another great way to explore Newport is via the famous Newport Ten Mile Drive, a loop that takes you past Newport’s highlights. Drive it, rent scooters and ride it or bike it. There are several scenic overlooks where you can get out and take photos too.
Newport is replete with outdoor activities, museums, of course the famous Newport Mansions and a vibrant harborside shopping area. The Cliffside Inn has created a virtual compendium of things to do ideas to complete every honeymoon. Consider it your personal honeymoon or mini-moon concierge. Your innkeeper will be happy to offer suggestions, directions and help achieve reservations for the things you want to do on the water or on land. Of course, if you’d rather stay in your room and snuggle fireside, that’s always a great option too.
At holiday time, look for the global collection of beautifully handcrafted creches’s collected by the innkeepers during their travels.
Whether it’s a honeymoon or mini-moon, plan your next romantic getaway at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.
In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic