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Gems of Newport: Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour and Marketplace

Posted by Darlene McKenzie


Alright, you've just digested your turkey and now you need to motivate yourself for holiday decorating, it's hard, I know, but once you see these Inns and luxury hotels all dressed-up, you'll want to rush home and get your own holiday grove on. We are not talking Griswold's Christmas vacation; we are talking simplicity, elegance and pure class. This tour not only inspires your creative side, it benefits children and there is nothing more important than giving to our children and those in need and that my friends is the real meaning of the holidays.

The Ivy lodge is exceptionally dressed-up this year, I know, self praise is no praise, but really, the out door boxes and planters are gorgeous and most material came from our yard and the woods, no, I swear I did not do any night gardening to get my materials, honest neighbors, check your berries and evergreens. Each fireplace mantle is decorated and if you have never experienced our army of nut crackers, this is a treat unto itself. Our 33' gothic foyer has garland to the top, it's the wow factor. If you are unable to see us on December the 5th, you can book a tour with the Newport Inns and bed and breakfast association and see additional Inns of Newport on December the 6th.

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM (2.30pm last check in for tour itself)

Location: The International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport RI 02840

Contact: The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. 401.331.9302 http://www.jlri.org/jlri/npo.jsp?pg=home

Ticket Price:   $32.50    

 This event will feature self-guided tours of historic Bed & Breakfasts and luxury hotels decorated for the holidays. Participating inns and hotels on the tour include: The Chanler at Cliff Walk, The Francis Malbone House, Hilltop Inn, Ivy Lodge, Sanford-Covell Villa Marina and The Sarah Kendall House.


All proceeds from the event will support the mission of The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. and its current community service partners: Children's Friend and Service: Supporting Literacy for Young Children Program and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank: Women Ending Hunger Campaign.


Online ticket purchase includes a $2.50 Service fee





The Junior League of Rhode Island

21 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02903

(401) 331-9302 (p) | (401) 331-0517 (f)

jlri.jlrimail@verizon.net (e)

Topics: ivy lodge newport rhode island, newport bed and breakfast, junior league of rhode island, newport rhode island holiday tour