La Farge Perry House

24 Kay Street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)
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La Farge Perry House has a perfect location, within walking distance to all of the major Newport attractions, yet far enough away from the active nightspots to provide a restful atmosphere for those that wish to relax. This charming estate was once occupied by renowned painter and stained glass artist, John La Farge and his wife Margaret, the grand-niece of Commodore Matthew Perry. In the heart of historic Newport, experience unparalleled amenities in our five timelessly appointed guest rooms. Each has been uniquely designed to fit the distinctive characteristics of the famous personalities who once lived here. With handmade linens and 300 thread count sheets, the rooms have extraordinary comfort; many with small sitting areas and most having either a single or double jacuzzi bath tubs. A full breakfast is served in a beautiful dining room where you are surrounded by scenes of Newport on a mural original to the house painted in 1900. Here you’ll experience an enchanting town that offers a variety of things to do including tours of the famous Newport Mansions, one-of-a-kind boutiques and a busy waterfront. So whether you’re interested in walking along Newport’s Cliff Walk, Easton’s Beach or within the historic district, our inn places you right at the center of the city. The local knowledge of Paula James, the innkeeper, will help you with answers to any questions about our inn or current activities in Newport (including dining, shopping, arts, history, sports, etc).



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

LaFarge Perry House-Newport

5 on July 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time at LaFarge. The location was convenient to many of the sights and activities. Paula was most helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. The master suite was perfect for the 3 of us on a girls trip. I'd highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast!

Finest B&B We've Ever Visited!

5 on July 05, 2017

Everything about LaFarge Perry House is Outstanding. The location is perfect for exploring Newport on foot. The property, living areas & spacious guest rooms are beautifully done. Housekeeping is meticulous (I believe it's done by the staff of the upscale Chanler House, a sister property.) Very delicious breakfast was served in a lovely sunlit dining room. And the innkeeper, Paula, could not have been more gracious & helpful. We stayed for three nights in June, 2017, and intend to return from California as soon as we can.

Just like staying with family!

5 on July 05, 2017

My mother and I stay here and it was wonderful. Good food and Paula was outstanding! She was always asking if we needed anything. She spoiled us!

Absolutely Beautiful

5 on July 01, 2017

I brought my family and we stayed in the master suite. The rooms are absolutely beautiful, well kept and very clean. The onsite hostess was wonderful. She cooked fabulous breakfasts, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. The house is within walking distance to downtown Newport.

Just like staying with family!

5 on June 27, 2017

Paula (runs the B&B and she is fabulous! She helps you decide where to go, eat, and see while in Newport. Breakfast was very good. The house is spotless! Chocolate cookies every day! Wine and cheese late afternoon. I would stay here again!

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on June 17, 2017

We stayed for 4 days in June 2017, and had a fantastic stay at this Inn. Paula, our Innkeeper, is the heart of this beautiful home. She is welcoming and made us comfortable right away in our beautiful, clean room. Paula gave us a tour and explained about the breakfast in the morning and wine, cheese, and fruit from 4-5 if we cared to stop by the living room. Paula answered questions and gave us tips o make our plans even better! I can't say enough good things about this Inn. We loved hearing the history of the place and looking at the beautiful interior and the garden. I wish we could go back tomorrow! the Inn had Great rooms, beds, baths and a lovely front porch to relax on. Breakfast was delicious and cookies were always around along with tea. Coffee in the morning was perfect!

Comfortable and Classy Access to Newport

3.6 on May 29, 2017

This B&B is run by hired hospitality agents rather than a family like others we've been to, but that didn't take away from the experience. The house is beautifully decorated and was very quiet during our end of May stay. It's close to everything worth seeing in Newport. Worth every penny!

Beautiful Inn and wonderful stay!

5 on March 30, 2017

Our stay was fabulous in the Master Suite. It was very roomy and clean with beautiful period furnishings. The bathroom included a double walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath tub. There was an additional bedroom attached that serves wonderful for added guests or kids. The Innkeeper, Maureen was extremely nice and attentive. She made a delicious breakfast that was served in an incredible dining room/attached sunroom. The wall murals were especially beautiful to dine in. The Inn made our visit extra special with afternoon cookies and early evening wine and cheese. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much and will be visiting again the next time we are in Newport. Top notch place to stay!!!

Jerry & Julie

5 on March 15, 2017

Everything was absolutely perfect. The room was absolutely wonderful. The breakfasts were as well. The staff was attentive and extremely amiable. Our stay in Newport was highlighted by The Lafarge-Perry House. We will definitely stay there on our next Newport excursion.

Delicious inn

4.4 on January 05, 2017

Nice place, wonderful room, peace and quiet and good breakfast

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Rooms & Rates

John La Farge

Queen four-poster with full canopy, sitting area, antique mahogany furnishings, crystal chandelier. Large white marble bath with double Jacuzzi, separate tub & shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $325

Oliver Hazard Perry

Large room with queen sleigh bed with sitting area, nautical antiques, brass fixtures, carved mantel with working fireplace. Bath with fill tub, shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $295

Margaret Perry La Farge

Country style room with queen iron poster bed with lace drape, hand painted furniture. Large flowery marble bath with double Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $295

Matthew Perry

Queen bed with corona, oriental antiques and artwork. Separate sitting room with window seat, chaise, view of Newport bridge. Marble bath with tub shower. (2 TVs/DVD Players)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $295

Master Suite

Two bedroom suite with queen poster beds sharing marble bath with shower. (2 TVs/DVD Players)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $295

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Oceanfront, Wine country


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From South: 95 N to 138 E. Follow 138 through Jamestown over Jamestown & Newport Bridges. Take Downtown Newport Exit off bridge. Go right at end of ramp onto Farewell St. Continue on Farewell St. until you must bear right onto Thames St. at "do not enter" sign. Follow Thames into Washington Sq. Turn left onto Touro St at Banana Republic. Go straight up hill through one light. At top of hill take left onto Kay St. Proceed one block down Kay to the corner of Bull St. La Farge Perry House is on left, 24 Kay St. From North: 24 S to 114 W. Proceed on 114 into Newport. 114 becomes Broadway. Go left on Ayrault. Right on Kay St. La Farge Perry House is on right just before Bull St., 24 Kay St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, outlet stores are 1 hour away, sunset sails, over 200 restaurant on island, sister property to the Chanler at Cliff Walk, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone , ample common areas in Victorian decor, beautiful garden w/wicker furniture, breakfast cooked by a chef, whole house bookings-esp. for weddings, fresh cut flowers daily through summer, breakfast in bed if desired

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, scenic Cliff Walk between ocean & famous mansions, mansion tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No 1st & 3rd Floor outside porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12, but house is better suited to adults
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night min on weekends May thru October and 3-night on all holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance deposit of 50% total required if booking stay for two or more evenings.Balance due on arrival. Advance deposit of 100% total required for one night stay.
  • Cancellations: Due to our intimate size, we require a 30 day notice of cancellation for a refund of the deposit taken at the time of reservation. All cancellations requiring a refund of advance deposit will be charged a $25.00 processing fee. All cancellations within the 30 day cancellation period and date of booking as stated above forfeit their advance deposit and assess no additional processing fees.
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Paula James & Scott Sumner

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Room service for breakfast is available upon rqst, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict on Sundays
Classic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise, poached egg, English muffin and Canadian bacon. Also serving brioche French toast; buttermilk pancakes; eggs any style with bacon and sausage. All pastry is made on premises from scones to "sticky" buns as well as fresh cut fruit every morning. A package of our signature coconut macaroons with recipe is presented to the guest at check-out.

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