Looking over the bluffs of Watch Hill Cove, Rhode Island, the iconic Ocean House drips with Victorian charm and serenity with its picturesque location and warm yellow facade.
The Ocean House originally opened its doors in 1868, just after the Civil War. Throughout the 1900′s, the Ocean House was the go-to summer spot for wealthy New Englanders. In 2004, the hotel underwent a major renovation to restore the property while staying true to the original design.
The Ocean House contains 29 rooms and 13 spacious suites that have retained much from the original property. Over 5,000 artifacts and furnishings from the original hotel remain at the Ocean House, in addition to updated amenities and decor.
Hotel decorator Peter Niemitz implemented traditional New England elements into the ocean-view rooms, including Early New England artwork, custom wood furniture and a soft color palette.
Resort activities like croquet, squash and a visit to the OH! spa keep guests busy during the day. Area activities in Watch Hill like visiting the 1856 Watch Hill Lighthouse, boutique shopping, art galleries, and of course days spent at the Napatree Point Beach, East Beach, and the hotel’s own private white sand beach are all popular attractions.
Step back in time and vacation like the wealthy New Englanders of yesteryear at the Ocean House hotel.
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