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Located in the mansion district, Ivy Lodge is a eligant Queen Anne Victorian "cottage,". Large wraparound porch, gables and a turret; the dramatic foyer is a 33-foot-high English Gothic paneled chestnut and three-story stairway with large brick fireplace. Guest rooms all have private baths, Fireplaces, TVs, DD Phones and most with whirlpool tubs.
5 on August 28, 2014
We have stayed at The Ivy Lodge a number of times. It's very convenient to the mansions and cliff walk..the Tennis Hall of Fame...just everything. The breakfasts are superb and the innkeepers are very helpful and friendly. We love to sit out on the porch with our morning coffee when we are there. Check it out...you won't be disappointed.
5 on June 04, 2013
A perfect location, thrown back in time yet updated with comfort and convenience, and very pleasant place to stay. I would enjoy taking in all the elegance at a more leasurely pace next time, experiencing all that is offered throughout this property. Darlene is a gem as well...
5 on April 26, 2013
Our 2nd time staying at the Ivy Lodge. Beautiful, large, well-appointed room (Queen Ann Room) with a king size bed and fireplace. Perfect quiet location steps away from the cliff walk, yet close enough to walk to the action on Thames Street. Delicious full breakfast each morning, someone knows their way around a kitchen!! Thank you Darlene for all the recommendations and for making our stay in Newport the best yet! Ted and Krysti
4.8 on April 01, 2013
I surprised my wife with a weekend stay at the Ivy Lodge. It was a superior experience. The room was beautiful, the lodge itself was breath-taking and it was walking distance to the Walk and we could see many of the mansions along the way.
4.0 on December 13, 2011
Great play to stay. Darrell is a great host. The room was beautiful.
3.4 on April 04, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Ivy Lodge during the second half of our honeymoon. We had a great romantic time. Our room featured a gas fireplace, four-poster canopy bed and the house’s turret. The Ivy Lodge is a good walk or short cab ride to shopping and dining. It is comfortably located in the mansion district not far from Bellevue Avenue. Daryl and Darlene McKenzie are knowledgeable about the area and are easy to talk to. They are extremely accommodating and provide a satisfying breakfast each morning. Very fun experience and well worth the stay--cozy accommodations.
5 on June 29, 2010
This is a lovely and very comfortable place and the Innkeepers, Darlene and Daryl McKenzie, couldn't be more obliging. We were able to park in their lot way ahead of check-in time, a great convenience as we wanted to walk around the neighborhood and along the Cliff Walk. We only had a one night visit but loved the architecturally facinating house, and the food was great! This is a superb location, within a walk to the mansions and Eaton's Beach, and not far from a number of restaurants and shops. After we had checked out, they told us we were welcome to come back later for lemonade. We will definitely come back for another visit, when we can have a longer stay.
4.0 on April 06, 2010
Daryl and Darlene were very helpful with recommendations for our first trip to Newport. They welcomed us and helped us get great dinner reservations at their favorite restaurants, with great seats!
5 on March 31, 2010
My husband and I have stayed at the Ivy Lodge many times since our first visit in 2004. It is by far, the most welcoming B&B I have ever stayed in. The owners are most friendly and eager to answer any questions and be helpful. When I arrive, I feel as though I am coming (to my other) home!!! The breakfast is wonderful, the rooms are spotless and the common areas feel as though they are your home. The rooms are beyond beautiful and the interior decoration of the Inn is impeccable. While family suites are available, many rooms are perfect for romance. :-) Diane Lucas
5 on February 25, 2010
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast and on top of that my fiancee and I were spending a weekend together after having gotten engaged earlier in the week and Ivy Lodge was the perfect place to spend our weekend in Newport. Even prior to arriving in Newport I spoke with Daryl and Darlene and they helped me with reservations and planning events to make sure we could eat where we wanted to eat and get in on the things we wanted to do for the weekend. Upon arriving to the beautiful property we were initially pleased that we were able to walk to the Newport Mansions which we were planning to tour. Darlene met us at the front door and it was like being welcomed into a family member's home. The architecture of Ivy Lodge is exquisite! We reserved the Turret Room, which if it is available and you want to make your stay even more romantic I highly recommend booking this room. We felt pampered every day we spent at Ivy Lodge. Daryl and Darlene make a homemade excellent breakfast each morning (we had pineapple pancakes and eggs benedict with a Grand Mariner hollandaise sauce, YUM!). The inn is very clean and beautifully kept. Also we learned about an important part of staying at a bed and breakfast ...... the other guests. Everyone that stayed was very nice and we actually spend our time touring the Mansions with another couple. The breakfast conversation was delightful. My fiancee and I have already booked our honeymoon stay with Ivy Lodge. If you are considering Newport for a week or weekend getaway consider staying with Daryl and Darlene at Ivy Lodge. You will not be disappointed!
Undoubtedly the most requested room in the house, this stately and very spacious room has a king size, four poster canopy bed with fine fabrics of burnt silks and a fireplace. The private bath has a two-person whirlpool tub and double-sink vanity. The Turret Room is also furnished with a flat-screen television with cable and DVD/VCR. The most notable guests to have stayed in the Turret Room are actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, television newscaster Maria Shriver.
This spacious family suite sleeps up to four people and is located on the second floor. One large room has a king size bed with raised fireplace. Above the fireplace is a television with a DVD/VCR tucked away in the cabinetry. On each side of the cabinet are book cases disguising a refridgerator. Closed off in a smaller room is a trundle bed with two twin beds and shelving that offers its own television with cable. The bathroom is large with a two-sink vanity and an very large two person shower featuring a frog motif.
The elegant and romantic Victoria Room, located on the second floor features a king size bed, raised fireplace and private bath with two-person whirlpool tub. The room is done in monotone fabrics and wallpaper with blonde furnishings. A white-washed armoire hides a television with cable - ideal for a bridal suite!
This spacious room is located on the third floor with a king size bed, raised fireplace, private bath (shower only) and the only room with a skylight above the fireplace. The windows in this room overlook the south side of the property showcasing a 150-year old Japanese Maple. The king size bed in this room can be split into two twin beds and the room is equipped with cable television.
The only room located on the first floor, the Library Room has a queen size bed and fireplace. Tucked away in the cabinetry is a television with cable and DVD/VCR and a small refridgerator. The private bath has a two-person whirlpool tub and a shower. The romance is jump-started for you in this room with red silk wall paper and red felt setée at the foot of the bed. Behind the bed are bay windows with floral pattern draperies. This room has the feel of an older Parisian hotel.2
Located on the third floor, this spacious and sunny room has a queen bed, fireplace and multiple windows, three of which face the west. The private bath has a shower only. This room was inspired by the town of Savannah, Georgia and is mingled with a lot of New England charm. The room is equipped with cable television.
The Cour de France queen size bed defines this bright and airy room furnished with hand painted Bombay chest and French country prints. Located on the second floor with private bath, shower, one-person whirlpool tub and fireplace. Tucked away in the armoire is a television with cable. This room accesses a small and narrow balcony smothered with bountiful flower boxes.
This spacious room is sunny and bright with a king size bed, private bath (shower only), bay windows and a window seat facing west. Located on the second floor, this room is adjacent to the balcony of La Chambre Jaune (The Yellow Room), showing off the bountiful flower boxes. This room is very elegant with an old-world feel and is equipped with cable television.
Standard size room with fireplace and private bath. Cable TV, wireless internet access, AC, Telephone, free local calls, Full gourmet breakfast, afternoon snacks and off street parking included.
Historic Seaside Community, Oceanview, Small town
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 30 miles
Follow signs to Newport Mansions, traveling south on Bellevue Ave past International Tennis Hall of Fame and The Elms Mansion, turn left onto Narragansett Ave and then left onto Clay Street. We are two hundreds yards on the right. Parking is on the north side of the main building.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Newport Mansions, Cliff Walk, Redwood Library, Touro Synagogue, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Copier, Fax Machine, Piano , beautiful common areas, Wrap-around porch, Complementary off street parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports