Elegant weekends in historic Newport, RI B&B, from $154/night
By Sarah Pascarella, SmarterTravel.com Staff - October17, 2006
The Admiral Fitzroy Inn, bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island, is offering discounted packages for fall getaways. The inn's "Two Night Package" features accommodations, dining discounts, and a historic mansion tour from $154 per night, with a two-night minimum stay, for a total package price of $308.
Newport, well-known for its estates, is a festive place to weekend before the holidays. Some of the mansions get decked out in holiday finery with tours and tree lightings, the city hosts its first-ever Restaurant Week, and there are plenty of cultural activities, from gallery talks to concerts.
The Two Night Package includes:
* Two nights' accommodations
* $50 dinner gift certificate at Pronto Restaurant
* One mansion tour for two
* Continental breakfast each morning
Rates range from $308 to $394 for weekend stays. This package is available from October 22 through December 28, not including holidays.
The Admiral Fitzroy Inn was built in 1854 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Rooms have antique beds, cable television, tea kettles and tea, and private baths.
Is this a good deal?
I priced the package's components one by one against the cost of the promotion's price. After checking each item separately, I found the package will save you $52 over buying items a la carte.
For reservations, call 866-848-8780. Read more about this historic Newport, RI B&B on the Admiral Fitzroy Inn website.
No Newport visit is complete without a trip to the historic mansions. The town has 11 estates open for tours. The Breakers, the Elms, and Marble House decorate for the holidays; a visit to any property also includes live holiday music, eggnog and cider, and other seasonal treats. Holiday tours start November 18. If you can visit earlier in the month, Newport is hosting its first Restaurant Week from November 6 through 12; more than 35 area restaurants are participating. For more getaway ideas, visit GoNewport.com.
The closest major airport is located in Providence. To find the lowest prices for your route, you can compare airfares from multiple travel providers with our price-comparison tool. Airfare is not included in the package.
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