My husband and I arrived here with our big dog after a seven-hour drive. The weather had turned cold and, being mid-November, the summer season was long gone. However, the gracious, large house that is Blueberry Cove Inn was welcoming in the fading light; the brick pillars at the driveway's entrance had twinkling lights, and we admired the stately, grand old tree at the front of the house. We were cordially greeted by Sara, who showed us to our room and also gave us useful tips about restaurants in the area. Our room was clean and beautiful with high ceilings and tall windows. The walls were freshly painted in a cheerful yet elegant apple green, with crisp white window treatments and unusual decor that was well suited to the home's 19th-century lineage, e.g., lovely antique plates and (I believe) replica paintings that were captivating. Lead crystal wine glasses were provided along with water challises. (Narragansett drinking water, by the way, is sweet and pure, even better than our Quabbin water in Massachusetts and that is saying something.) You can order extras at the inn and I had done this; Sara brought up to our room a luscious dark chocolate fudge cake with raspberry creme. It arrived on a silver platter with cutlery and pretty glass plates. Seely, one of the owners, makes these cakes and ours was delicious. As the night was too cold for outdoor dining (with our pup) we brought takeout back to our room from Trio, a bar and grill just three blocks away. We enjoyed delicious fresh seafood (clam chowder, crab cakes, scallops) with a bottle of white wine we had brought with us. Our room had a small leather couch which made dining there a cozy and pleasant experience. Our bed was firm and had soft linens and plenty of blankets. Our bathroom was modern, painted in pale lilac and gray, with a large shower that sported a rain showerhead. Breakfast was served in an old-fashioned dining room. We enjoyed Seely's eclectic teapot collection and the soft classical music. From our table we could watch different bird species at the several bird feeders hanging in the garden outside the window. Seely served us a sumptuous homemade breakfast of baked apples and yogurt, eggs and cheese, sausage, toast, coffee and juice. One could also choose waffles or french toast. She is a witty and personable host and we had a fun chat with her. The ocean and beach are only about four blocks away and the walk is through a pleasant residential neighborhood, with the last block becoming restaurants and shops. Even on a cold day, it was a nice walk with the dog. Blueberry Cove is a one-of-a-kind place, and we would love to return when the trees are green and the days are warm. It was an amazing one-night oasis in November, as we were on our way home from the Chesapeake to the Boston area. As a final note, the pet fee is $25, quite reasonable compared with many hotel chains, and no size limit on your dog.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PLEASE NOTE: On-line booking and available can be found ONLY through the inn's website. All other booking sites will claim that we have no availability because I don't pay their commissions which I would have to pass on to you, my guests. Near the Town Beach and historic Towers this 1870's home offers eight rooms with private baths (some with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces), air conditioning, wireless internet service, full breakfast, and off street parking. High quality linens, robes, and in-room amenities make your romantic get-away an affordable luxury. It is a smoke-free and pet-free property suitable for guests over the age of eight. A self-catered apartment is available for families on a weekly basis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blueberry Cove Hotel Narragansett