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Post Holiday Escape with the Ivy Lodge

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

The presents have been opened, the lights are taken down, and each and every ornament hasIvy Lodge Winter Escape been carefully packed away until next December.  Now relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the tranquility of the season ahead.  You have survived the holiday season of frantic buying, crazed shopping, and endless office partying; now it is time for your post-holiday escape.  Come join us for a relaxing retreat in one of New England’s most beautiful seasons and take that well deserved romantic getaway you and your loved ones deserve.   Sip on a hot tea and cuddle up beneath our fluffy soft comforter in front of the flame of our fireplaces, it may be chilly outside but it is warm nights here at the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast.

 Even though it is off season in Newport, there is still so much to do here in the city by the sea.  There are some wonderful advantages when visiting Newport in the winter.  Less crowds, more parking, and the bliss of being away from home with the ones you love.  Enjoy your post-holiday escape with some fun and romantic date ideas.  


spa terreDecompress with a spa treatment at Spaterre

Indulge in a serene transformation with an Atlantic Seaweed Body Mask or a Seaside Salt Glow. This Rhode Island Spa experience is like no other, with many of the sensual adventures that utilize a blend of herbs and minerals indigenous to, and inspired by, the Newport area.


Movie Date Night at the Jane Pickens Theater

 The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center is a world-class art house cinema based in Washington Square in the historic center of Newport, Rhode Island. As the only movie house in downtown Newport, The Pickens as it is known locally is a film and event space with a sense of style based on history. The theater shows the best movies available, films that are selected to play to the discriminating taste of the target audience.

Jane Pickens Theatre Newport RI

The theater presents a mix of first run movies, documentaries and classic films and does not just show films but creates experiences for its clientele. The goal is to make our events memorable and unique in their presentation, approach and/or mix of media. And we try to never take ourselves too seriously as we build events that inspire, challenge or make the experience just plain fun!

 For showtimes and more information visit the Jane Pickens Theatre Website:http://janepickens.com/showtimes-tickets


 Enjoy Live Teater at the Newport Play House

The Newport Playhouse was established in 1983 and has been a favorite with locals and tourists ever since we first opened our doors.Their dinner theatre is unique...enjoy a great buffet along with a wonderful play and a fun-filled cabaret. 

For more Information about the Play House Theater: http://www.newportplayhouse.com/

Get active with an evening skate at the Newport Skating Center

Newport Skating CenterEnjoy the historic colonial charm and singular ocean views surrounding our outdoor waterfront rink, Located in the midst of Newport’s famous downtown shopping district walking distance from the Ivy Lodge,  down by the rink you'll find quaint shops and a variety of local restaurants. At the Newport Skating Center take advantage of free parking,  and if you don’t have your own skates no need to worry, there are ice skate rentals for adults and children.  It is a wonderful date night activity with on-site concessions, admission discounts, professional skating instructors, and of course skating by the sea.

Fore More information about the Newport Skating Center visit there website: http://www.skatenewport.com/


Laugh your socks off at the Fire house Theater with live “Improv” Comedy

The Fire House Theater is a short driving distance from the Ivy Lodge located off ofFire house Theater Bit Players Broadway, in the heart of Newport.  The Fire house theatre is home to an amazingly talented improvisation group known as the Bit Players.  Their show is modeled after the hit TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" but with many of their own spins and interpretations. No two shows are ever the same with a large cast of improvisers and a vault full of different games or "Bits". Every show is entirely improvised. Nothing is ever pre-planned, scripted, or rehearsed in advance. The shows are dictated by the audience's suggestions however no audience member is ever "picked on" or singled out...unless they bring the attention upon themselves. ALL shows at The Firehouse are BYOB. There is no age limit but shows are promoted as PG13.  Shows are every Friday and Saturday Night starting at 8:00 p.m.

For more Information visit the Bit players Website: http://www.bitplayers.net/

Enjoy the Company of one another with an Intimate Dinner at one of our recommended restaurants:

Fluke Wine and Bar:

Located in the heart of downtown Newport, Rhode Island, Fluke overlooks Bowen’s Wharf and Bannister’s Wharf, offering harbor and sunset views of Narragansett Bay. Fluke has gained a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Newport restaurant scene in less than five years.

Fluke’s relaxed, modern American cuisine is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy New England lobster and seafood prepared with the best local, seasonal ingredients. Innovative specialty cocktails are made with fresh pressed juices. 

The Mooring Restaurant:

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar elevates the Newport seafood tradition to a new level, providing a casual elegance while maintaining all of its relaxed Newport charm.

22 Bowens:

Located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Newport, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille is a world-class steakhouse serving USDA Prime beef, New England's finest seafood, and is complemented by an award-winning wine list. We look forward to having you experience one of Newport’s best.

The Black Pearl: 

The Black Pearl, located in the heart of the city's bustling waterfront, is one of Newport's best-known and best-loved restaurants.

From the warm ambience and classic cuisine of the commodores room or the casual setting of the tavern side, the black pearl has many options to offer, and is known for the best clam chowder in town!

Castle Hill Restaurant:

Formal Dinning, with an elegant dining room, castle hill restaurant offers a world-class culinary experience led by Executive Chef Karsten Hart. He showcases seasonal, local ingredients in a variety of thoughtful and unexpected dishes using cooking techniques from around the world. His creations, paired with their award-winning wine list and panoramic views of Narragansett Bay, make dining here an unforgettable event.

Mama Luisa's

Mama Luisa has been one of Newport most sought after favorites for tourists and locals alike.  At mama Luisa’s you will experience a comfortable, cozy atmosphere with home cooked Italian food prepared in an elegant style.  

Tallulah on Thames:

Tallulah on Thames is committed to sourcing seasonal market-driven ingredients highlighting local farms and artisans to create a genuine and delightful dining experience, one restaurant we highly recommend to our guest.

This article was composed by Elyse Neilan

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