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Sun Set Music Series, Newport RI

  
  
  
  

Newport Sunset Series Kick off: Grammy award winning Toots and Maytals 

Imagine a picturesque crimson sky and golden hues bouncing off Newport harbor as the sun sets on the horizon; a dockside drink in hand and the rhythms of reggae around you; a perfect way to get into that summer time state of mind. What more could you ask for? With summer’s arrival almost here; Newport Yachting center begins its preparation for the return of its premier summer concert series.  This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the summer concert , and as always Newport’s water front welcomes an electric lineup of unique world renowned musicians in the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series.   

 Nantucket Nectar's Sunset Music Series

 May 25, 2013 kicks off what will be one the best lineups yet, starting with legendary reggae artists Toots and the Maytals whose sound embodies a unique combination of reggae, soul, rock, and Ska.  Their hit singles include “Pressure Drop,” “ Reggae Got Soul,” and “ Funky Kingston,”.   The summer concert series has plenty to offer with an array of popular musicians including, Willie Nelson and Family, The B52’s, Doobie Brothers, BB King,  One Republic , Pat Benatar and so much more.

No need to fret over the traffic and parking, the Ivy Lodge is within walking distance of the Summer Concert series, and when you stay with us you can enjoy all that Newport has to offer.  Toots and the Maytals

Tickets for the Nantucket Nectar Sun Set Concert Series are on sale now starting at $24.00 in advance, and $ 36.00 at the door, Gates opening at 4p.m.  For more information go to www.newportwaterfrontevents.com 

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http://www.gonewport.com/events-calendar/music/sunset-music-series-toots-the-maytals

Newport Restaurant week April 2013

  
  
  
  

dessert entreeIf you love to eat and enjoy the experience of a good restaurant, a great prix-fixe meal awaits you at top restaurants during Newport, RI Restaurant week. The two-week-long event show cases our best and brightest chefs tantilizing your taste buds with a prix-fixe meal that won't break the bank.

Visit Newport and sample some of the best food in New England for an unbeatable price!

 Newport Restaurant Week is 4/5-4/14. Enjoy lunch & dinner prix-fixe menus for an incredible price. From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport & Bristol County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a three-course lunch and $30 for a three-course dinner.

So make your reservations, the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast has availability and so do the restaurants, but we're all booking-up nicely. Allow us to concierge you on the best places to make those dining reservations . . . you still have time!main course entree

Newport RI Winter Festival 2013

  
  
  
  

Skating rink Newport RI25th Newport Winter Festival gives us all a reason to emerge from our cocoons to celebrate the 25th “Silver Celebration.” Ten days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun with over 150 events for families, children and adults. Come enjoy the 25th anniversary of New England’s largest winter extravaganza. Featured events include the 18th Annual Samuel Adams Chili Cook-Off, the Children’s Fair by Radio Disney, the 3rd Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off, Beatlemania and Festival Day at Easton’s Beach.

 

As the Newport Winter Festival commemorates it’s 25th Anniversary , the recent heavy snow falls contribute to the festivities with a curriers and Ives backdrop. The snow enhances the exploration of this city-by-the-sea and all the festival events.

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 Winter is a wonderful time to appreciate the island and the weather forecast is predicting mild temperatures through-out the week. I love the reduction of details in Newport’s winter season. The spare beauty of the landscape exposes the island’s assets, like magnificent structures of our trees with their dramatic shapes and private estates that you may not otherwise see. The beauty of the land, plus the festiveness makes Newport, RI a must-stop location.

This festival is touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 15th-24th, 2013 throughout Newport and Newport County.  Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Newport Winter Festival buttons, which offer special discounts at local businesses including restaurants, retailers and all official festival events, are available for purchase at the Newport Visitors Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue (open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as well retailers throughout Newport. Visit www.NewportEvents.com/winterfest  for additional details and a complete event calendar.

For more information on lodging, contact The Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast at 1-800-834-6865 or See our website at: www.Ivylodge.com Allow us to complete your stay with a cozy room with fireplace and a delightful gourmet breakfast.

Newport RI made the list of Happiest seaside towns

  
  
  
  

According to Coastal Living Magazine, Newport, the City by the Sea made the list of the happiest seaside towns in America. Those of us who live, work and play in Newport love all that it has to offer, from the mansions to the Ocean Drive and so much more. If you love Newport as much as we do, now is your chance to bring it to the top of the list.

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Please use this link to vote Newport, Rhode Island the Happiest Seaside Town in America! The results will be published in the June, 2013 issue which goes on sale May 17th.  We’ll be glad you did and so will you when you visit the City by the Sea, Newport, Rhode Island.

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Vote for America’s Happiest Seaside town in 2013

There are 10 finalist for the top places to live on the coast, according to coastal living

This historically town of deep water harbors and 25,000 residents has drawn a wonderful variety of retail, hotels, Bed and breakfast and dining, with Bellevue avenue, one of the hippest shopping districts. The Ivy Lodge Bed and breakfast has cast our vote, we are truly happy to live in such a unique place. For those of you that know and love the city by the sea, please take a moment to cast your vote

Ivy Lodge Pre New Year's Eve Reception

  
  
  
  

Ring in the New Year, meet new friends and enjoy light repast in a beautiful setting.

December 31, 2012 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Ivy Lodge

  • Complimentary wine or Champagne

  • Hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats

  • Mingle with the guests and your innkeepers Darlene and Daryl McKenzie

  • Reflect on the past, look forward to the future and enjoy the present in the warmth of the Ivy Lodge with our most diverse and interesting guests.

  • This reception is for guests lodging with the Ivy Lodge

 Champagne flutesNew years Eve Newport RI

 

Looking for an intimate setting to celebrate New years eve? When you book your New Eve's stay at the Ivy Lodge, we provide a complimentary New Year's Eve reception from 5PM to 7PM enjoy light repast in a beautiful setting:

 

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Experience The New Year in one of the detail-filled guestrooms at the Ivy Lodge and share romantic memories to last a lifetime! The magic and special feelings you expect in a romantic Newport, RI getaway are guaranteed to be found, as well as, from the special attention you receive from the staff at The Ivy Lodge.

* This reception is exclusively catered to the guests staying at Ivy Lodge.

Christmas in Newport, RI

  
  
  
  

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 Here in Newport RI , the holiday season is magical, enchanting, enticing and so inspiring. Throughout December and January, come  experience the wonder of the Holiday Season with Christmas in Newport Ri! You'll be charmed by Newport’s unique atmosphere. Discover its many delightful neighborhoods as they come alive with the Holiday spirit. There’s a community collaboration on the island among residents, businesses and the city alike  in the decorating and illuminating of the island from early December till mid-January. Visit Christmas exhibitions, enjoy concerts, live performances and winter family activities, such as our outdoor skating rink.

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A stay in Newport is a  great way to say farewell  to the loss of summer and embrace the onset of winter with a two-week festival that celebrates the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 42nd year, the annual Christmas in Newport program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.   For more information about Christmas in Newport, call us at (800)834-6865, or email innkeepers@ivylodge.com

Newport, Rhode Island, offers an unparalleled array of historic homes to explore this holiday season. And, without summer's restaurant lines and crowded beaches, Newport is perhaps an even more charming and peaceful getaway this time of year.

This time of the year, three mansions are operated by The Preservation Society of Newport County officially open for the holiday season on November 17, 2012. The BreakersThe Elms and Marble House will be decorated and open daily through January 1, 2013. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at The Elms and Marble House; The Breakers opens at 9 a.m. Plan to arrive before 4 p.m., when the final tour begins at each property. The houses are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the 3 p.m. tour will be the last tour of the day at all three mansions.

Special Winter Passport tickets are available at any one of the houses, or they can be purchased at a discounted price When you book your stay at the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast, this combination ticket for admission to all three houses is $25 for adults and $9 for children ages 6 to 17. Purchased separately, admission to The Breakers is $19.50 for adults, $5.50 for children 6-17. Tickets to view Marble House or The Elms are $14.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 6-17.  Call 1-800-834-6865 for more information.

For an extra special treat, plan to visit Newport's mansions during one of five special "Holiday Evenings at The Breakers" featuring live holiday music and elegant refreshments. The five "Holiday Evenings" are slated for Saturdays, November 24 and December 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $28 in advance or $35 at the door (if tickets remain) for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 17. There will also be a Holiday Evening Duet event at The Elms and Marble House on Saturday, December 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., when guests can see two houses for the price of one and enjoy musical performances.

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So Book your stay, The Ivy Lodge Bed and breakfast is all dressed-up, the house is beautiful, with a festive atmosphere. Make your reservations early so that you have plenty of options and rates to choose from. Looking for an intimate setting to celebrate New years eve? When you book your New Eve's stay at the Ivy Lodge, we provide a complimentary New Year's Eve reception from 5PM to 7PM enjoy light repast in a beautiful setting.We still have availability for the New years weekend. So join us to ring in the New year and enjoy our  New Years Eve reception.



Ring in the New Year, meet new friends and enjoy light repast in a beautiful setting.

December 31, 2012 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast

  • Complimentary wine or Champagne

  • Hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats

  • Mingle with the guests and your innkeepers Darlene and Daryl McKenzie

  • Reflect on the past, look forward to the future and enjoy the present in the warmth of the Ivy Lodge with our most diverse and interesting guests.

  • Experience The New Year in one of the detail-filled guestrooms at the Ivy Lodge and share romantic memories to last a lifetime! The magic and special feelings you expect in a romantic Newport, RI getaway are guaranteed to be found, as well as, from the special attention you receive from the staff at The Ivy Lodge.

* This reception is exclusively catered to the guests staying at Ivy Lodge.

 


Ivy Lodge added value gift certificate sale

  
  
  
  

                  The Annual Ivy Lodge added value Gift Certificate Sale

 Ivy Lodge Gift Certificates: they are a fabulous holiday or special occasion gift idea! Surprise your loved one with the renowned comfort and pleasures of a Mansion getaway. Starting December 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013, when you purchase a gift certificate to the Ivy Lodge, you purchase an experience and an added value to your purchase price! Gift Certificates are ideal gifts for Weddings, Holidays, and Anniversaries or as a special Thank you. By giving a Gift Certificate for a getaway at our Historic Newport Inn, you are sure to give a gift filled with found Newport Memories. Give them memories, not stuff and you will provide that special someone with an unforgettable escape.

 

Buy Your Gift Certificate by January 1, 2013 and receive additional bonus dollars.

■An additional 10% of value will be added to gift certificates worth $100 - $250.

■An additional 15% of value will be added to gift certificates worth $251 - $500.

■An additional 20% of value will be added to gift certificates worth over $500!

 

This promotion cannot be used with other gift certificates or discount promotions.

 

To purchase: call us at 1-800-834-6865, tell the reservationist the code:promo12 to recieve the added value gift certificate. We can email you a certificate or for an additional cost, over night your certificate.

Newport RI Restaurant week Fall 2012

  
  
  
  

Newport Restaurant Week November 2-11

A three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurants without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport & Bristol County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a three-course lunch and $30 for a three-course dinner. See all the restaurants participating at: Website:www.GoNewportRestaurantWeek.com

Newport's restaurant community invites you to celebrate its love for food from fine dining to fast food. Participating restaurants will feature special menus, promotions, and discounts. 

Diners will have the opportunity to sample new restaurants they haven't yet experienced, and explore exciting new dishes at their old favorites . . 

 

 We've been getting lots of calls from people today asking if Sandy has affected Newport Restaurant Week. It has not - Restaurant Week is still on starting November 2nd to 11th! Make sure you have your reservations

Looking for the perfect time to visit the city by the sea? Why not book during Newport Restaurant Week! Check out our culinary escapes

at http://www.gonewportrestaurantweek.com/accommodations

The Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast has availabiity. See our Restaurant week package:

Two Nights Sunday-Thursday in one of our queen rooms w/ Fireplace. Gourmet Breakfast,afternoon seasonal snacks and beverage, 2 passes for three of the Newport preservation Society Mansions. For Larger rooms and whirlpool tubs, please call us for pricing.

RATES:

Starting at $349 for Two night stay plus tax

An elegant 1886 Victorian in the Mansion district, 8 rooms, furnished with antiques and reproductions, A phenomenal foyer entry with 33 ft.’ ceiling, gracious wrap around porch, large common areas, private baths,whirlpool tubs,fireplaces. Amenities include: telephone, voice mail, Wi/Fi ,cable tv ,cd player, full gourmet breakfast, seasonal snacks and beverage, walk to the harbor front.

CONTACT:

Phone: 401-849-6865
Email: innkeepers@ivylodge.com
Website: http://www.ivylodge.com

 



Newport - Home of the America's Cup

  
  
  
  

Newport Sailing America's Cup

This past weekend, Newport RI had the pleasure to host the inaugural America's Cup World Series off of Fort Adams State Park. While the America's Cup has not graced Newport for almost 30 years, Newport is still considered the home of America's Cup. The World Series is designed to expose more people to the sport of sailing. The Cup was always designed with the intention of showing off not only the best sailors in the world but the latest in technology. The AC45 catamarans - a test run of designs to come for the AC72 did not disapoint. These boats are able to go double the wind speed.

Watching Team Oracle USA (Spithill and Coutts) not only was impressive but it gave you a sense that they have a huge advantage in defending the cup in San Francisco in 2013. While Newport lost out on hosting the cup, it is always advantagous for our city by the sea to have a U.S. team as the defender.

It's no suprise that the America's Cup chose Newport on its inaugural showcase, as many of world's best sailors call Newport home. Narraganset Bay provided great conditions for most of the week, including Saturday's speed trials, where Team Oracle USA Spithill proved to be masterful reaching a speed of amost 20 knots.

If you missed out on the America's Cup World Series stop in Newport, then at least make a point to experience Newport from the water when you visit, you won't be disapointed.

Here are a few great ways to experience Newport's wonderful harbor and sailing conditions:

Sail Newport - Rhode Island's Public Sailing Center is a great stop for the experienced sailor or families or couples looking to learn. They have a fleet of J22s that the experienced sailor can rent or choose to go out with an instructor to learn the basics.

Sakonnet Charters - Crewed day-trips and custom charters from Sakonnet point or for pickup at Third Beach in Newport. We have sailed on Eclipse, their 59' Hinckley, it is impressive to experience the waters around Newport in such a wonderful boat and friendly crew.

Sightsailing of Newport - Has a nice fleet ranging from Schooner Aquidneck, a historical touring vessel, to a newer cruising sailboat called Sightsailer.

12 Meter Charters - Experience Narraganset Bay in 70 foot yachts that are passed winners of the America's Cup.

Photo Credit: Richard Brown, Digital Eclectic - was a guest at the Ivy Lodge over the weekend as he covered the America's Cup World Series.

2012 Tall Ships Festival – Tall Ships America in Newport RI July 6-9

  
  
  
  

Summertime in Newport RI is always a great time, but this summer is especially exciting! Not only will the America's Cup events be held in Newport from June 22 to July 1, the Tall Ships America challenge will be coming to Newport from July 6-9! The last time Tall Ships America came to Newport RI was in 2007, and it attracted more than 200,000 spectators, and organizers for the event estimate that attendance will far surpass that number.

 Tall Ships America

The 2012 Tall Ships event will be part of the Tall Ships Challenge sponsored by Tall Ships America. Participating ships will begin in Savannah, Georgia form May 3-7, go on to Charleston, South Carolina, May 10-14 and will then be in Greenport, New York from May 24-28 before heading to Newport. When the Tall Ships depart Newport, they will sail for Halifax and other Nova Scotia ports on July 18-2 and July 24-30th. These events are all part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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(Pictured above: The HMS Bounty)

 

The scenic and historic waterfront of Newport is the idyllic setting to observe the splendor of the tall ships, and families delight in the majesty of the Parade of Sail through Newport Harbor. This event will also feature exhibits, food, music and family entertainment. Children especially enjoy boarding these remarkable vessels, and the opportunity to meet international crew members provides all visitors with insight into the many unique cultures that have helped to shape the past and future of sailing.

 

 

The Ivy Lodge currently has availability for the dates of these events, but we expect the months of June and July to fill up extremely fast, so if you're planning on visiting Newport for these events it's a good idea to start planning immediately, as the local hotels and inns will sell out soon.

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