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Woodbine Cottage (Architect's Inn)
Gay Owned Accommodations in Newport, RI, USA
Gay Newport, Rhode Island Bed & Breakfast

Originally called the George Champlin Mason House, Newport's Architect's Inn was originally constructed in 1873 as the private home of George C. Mason. Mason was a famous Newport mansion architect, and his beautiful twenty-two room Victorian mansion is located just off Bellevue Avenue in an area known as "Top of the Hill". It is located directly in the center in Newport, making it a convienent walk to all the attractions and beaches.

This fabulous Swiss Chalet Stick Style Victorian is 99% furnished with period antiques, and each room is well appointed in a different style. All rooms have king or queen beds with a couple of rooms with two beds. The bathrooms vary with some with whirlpool soaking tubs or two person showers. (Shower bidet is available in some rooms.) Second floor rooms have real working fireplaces and canopy beds. Third floor rooms have electric fireplaces and are more economically priced for those on a budget. All rooms have TV, VCR or DVD, Air conditioning, space heaters, free local calls, WiFi, Movie Library, Restaurant Library, shampoo, lotion and conditioner from Gilchrist & Soames.

We serve a large gourmet breakfast on our verandah overlooking our gardens in the summertime, and inside by the cozy fireplace in the winter. We use completely organic food in the summertime, and if you have any special dietary needs, just let us know - we can accommodate most requests with advance notice.

Architect's Inn has free off-street parking which is hard to find in Newport. We're a close 3-block walk to everything - walk to the beach, great shopping, fine dining, the waterfront, museums and more.

We also offer special packages, which can include champagne, wine, in-room massages, homemade chocolate, mansion tickets and more. If you want to provide a little surprise for your loved one in your room, we can provide wine or champagne, roses, chocolates, massages, and much more upon request, for an additional fee.

We also provide complimentary concierge services, beach chairs and towels, and afternoon refreshments for our guests. Coming soon is a full high tea in the afternoon. We also own the Inn Bliss too if you are struggling to find availability.

We are the only gay owned, operated and owner occupied Inns in Rhode Island. There may be other Inns in Newport, but no one takes care of the GLBT community like the Architect's Inn. Please support the community.

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Woodbine Cottage (Architect's Inn)
2 Sunnyside Pl., Newport, RI, 02840, USA

Contact: Nick & Brian
Clientele Welcomed: Gay Men, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender,

# of Units: 7 Ph: 1 401 845-2547
General Discount: 10% cash - cannot be combined Tf: n/a
Purple Roofs Discount: $15/night - - Mention PURPLE ROOFS. Cannot be combined with other discounts Fx: n/a
Agent Commission: 10% Mbl: 1 401 845-2547
High Season: 1-Apr-31-Oct
Amenities: Private Bath, Wireless in Room. Nonsmoking Facility, No Handicap Access, No Children, No Pets, Cont./Full Brkfst, Drinks, Snacks
Payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, Trav Checks, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex, Debit Card, Paypal
Cancellations: Our cancellation policy requires 14 days notice for a refund, less a 15% cancellation fee per room. For a cancellation within 14 days of check-in, the deposit will only be refunded, less the 15% per room cancellation fee, if the room can be rented. We cannot guarantee that the room can be rented. No refunds are given for early departure or no shows. We are unable to grant refunds due to cancellations regarding the weather. In order to assist you, if a snow storm occurs during your stay you can receive one of two options. You can receive a gift certificate for a future stay with us to be used within 30 days of your original stay OR guests will be allowed to come 1 night earlier free of charge (subject to room availability).
Check-In: Between 4 and 6 PM daily
Check-Out: Before 11 AM Please call if you would like to request an early check in.
Smoking: For the safety and preservation of our historic home, no smoking is allowed on the premises. It is now illegal by RI Gen. Law 23-20.10-7.

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