This stone house in Narragansett is one of Rhode Island's most charming bed and breakfast inns. The 8500 square foot home resides in a lovely area of South County about 1.5 miles from the beautiful town beach. The home was built in the 1800s from stone quarried on the site. Although the floor plan has stayed true to the original design, it has completely been updated - including the elevator. The home and gardens are a continuous work in progress with new flowers, trees, gardens and improvements every year. The gardens include a white garden, water garden with koi, a shade garden, and a small formal garden with a fountain. The Richards has four bedrooms with king or queen beds. All rooms have private baths and fireplaces. A queen suite and a two-bedroom king/queen suite both have separate sitting rooms. Each morning, guests wake up to the smell of Nancy's full, gourmet breakfast, served in the beautifully appointed dining room.
5 on June 10, 2013
My sister and I along with our parents went up to Narragansett for a family wedding last weekend. We stayed in the blue room and the lavendar suite. Both rooms were spacious, comfortable, and clean. The bathroom in the blue room had a great shower with great water pressure. Breakfast was delicious. The grounds are beautiful and the hosts were very nice. I would recommend this B&B.
4.8 on August 28, 2012
My husband, 2 grown sons and our 12 year old granddaughter spent a wonderful weekend at the Richards' while we relaxed in Narragansett. We had the 2 bedroom suite, with sitting room and private bath which were decorated beautifully and gave us plenty of room for all of us to be together, and have separateness when needed! Nancy and Steven were terrific, interesting and engaging hosts and we had quite a few laughs as well. Nancy made scrumptious breakfasts each morning....great for grown-ups and kids alike. We wandered the lovely grounds, enjoying the hammock, plantings and koi pond. We will definitely be back!
2.6 on July 18, 2012
As shown on their website, the Richards B&B is a lovely old stone home in Narragansett. We booked the two bedroom suite so we could share it with our daughter and son-in-law. Imagine our surprise to find that the most expensive "room" was the most bare bones. Decorated sparsely with no attention to charm, the suite looked like what it was originally used for when the house was built - the servants quarters. The sitting area was comprised of an uncomfortable loveseat and 2 uncomfortable chairs and there was neither a TV nor music anywhere in the house. We have stayed at a lot of B&Bs and there is usually a feel of welcome, but "Druids Dream" was a nightmare of cold, impersonal space. Sherry in the rooms? No. Water glasses that once used were never cleaned or replaced? Yes. The extra blanket from the closet turned out to be full of beach sand and ruined one night's sleep. On the positive side, the breakfasts were good, the other guest rooms were quite lovely as were the grounds. However, our overall impression was of a formal and impersonal house where we did not feel comfortable or particularly welcome.
5 on July 25, 2011
We just returned from 3 days in paradise at The Richards Bed and Breakfast. The Inn keepers were down-to-earth and charming. The house is beautiful, elegant inside with beautiful gardens outside. I enjoyed resting in the hammock while listening to the gentle water fall by the Koi pond. The breakfasts were delicious, Nancy should market her homemade muffins! Our rooms were air conditioned which was needed during the heat wave this weekend. The beds are comfortable, the shower was forceful and had plenty of hot water. The inn is close to the beaches and we are ready to move-in with the Richards!
4.8 on June 24, 2011
This will go down as one of our most memorable stays anywhere. The set up of the home is excellent plenty of common areas and everything fully decorated (we came away with many new ideas for our own home). The grounds are wonderful we spent considerable time walking the gardens and in the Folly. The hosts were very open and happy to explain about the house and made great food recommendations. They are definately people persons. We will come back.
Beachside, Oceanside, Village
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 26 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Surfing, Spa, Diving, Live music and dancing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace
Elevator, Sherry in Rooms
Nancy and Steven Richards
Steven and Nancy Richards have owned a Bed and Breakfast for over 20 years. Nancy is known for her gourmet breakfast, gardening and decorating.
Peanut Butter and Jelly muffins
A guest favorite: Peanut butter muffins with a crunchy topping and a warm grape jelly center.