Chart House Inn Debuts in Newport’s Historic District

Stoneacre Hospitality Group, the hospitality gurus behind Newport’s Stoneacre Brasserie and Stoneacre Garden, has officially expanded its suite of offerings with the grand opening of the completely remodeled Chart House Inn. The newly renovated inn is Stoneacre’s first venture into the hotel business. It draws inspiration from the grounds of Newport’s Stoneacre Estate and offers a glimpse at the city’s historic past.

Originally built in 1880, the Chart House Inn offers seven guestrooms and suites, a dining room and spacious salon where guests can relax after a day spent out in Newport. The inn has been completely renovated and updated with modern amenities and decor, and is located in Newport’s historic district, nearby bustling restaurants, shops and museums for guests to explore.

A stay at The Chart House Inn gives guests premier access to the full Stoneacre Hospitality experience. Be it preferred reservations at Stoneacre’s two nearby restaurants—Stoneacre Brasserie and Stoneacre Garden—or the ability to book a unique luxury Stoneacre Picnics experience, offered in many locations throughout Newport, guests of Chart House Inn can take advantage of Stoneacre’s suite of offerings all throughout their stay.

Jane Pickens Suite at Chart House Inn
The Jane Pickens Suite at Chart House Inn (Colby Raposa)

The inn offers guests daily breakfast, a curated and always-evolving seasonal menu, sourced from local farmers, butchers and fishermen. As restaurant owners first, Stoneacre Hospitality offers a selection of biscuits and brunch treats, their signature Parlor coffee and a selection of curated teas. Personalized concierge services are also on-site and can book preferred reservations at either Stoneacre Brasserie or Stoneacre Garden, both just a short walk away.

In addition to complimentary refreshments in each guestroom and suite, the Chart House Inn offers guests a drink token, redeemable at either of its sister restaurants and will later begin to serve afternoon wine and a selection of Stoneacre’s signature treats daily from 5-6 p.m. within the Parlor. Those looking for some additional libations can order wine, beer and cocktails from the Brasserie or Garden directly to their guestrooms. Room service is also available through the innkeeper to bring Stoneacre’s signature menu items for in-room dining.

The Mabel Norman Suite at the Chart House Inn
The Mabel Norman Suite at the Chart House Inn  (Colby Raposa)

The Chart House Inn’s rooms and suites are all uniquely designed and named in honor of women who charted their own courses in life and history, and herald from Rhode Island. Three luxury suites are found on the second floor, each offering large bedroom accommodations, private bathrooms and sitting rooms. The Mabel Norman Suite pays homage to the vast natural expanse of the nearby Norman Bird Sanctuary, which is the former home of Mabel Norman Cerio, a nature-loving local who donated her property to the community after passing in 1949. The Jane Pickens Suite offers rich textiles and old Hollywood appeal, reflecting not only the cinema it overlooks but also the famed starlet herself. And honoring “The Bravest Woman in America” is the Ida Lewis Suite, a woman who was famed for watching over Newport’s historic Lime Rock Lighthouse and saving countless sailors over the years.

The Inn’s third floor has four rooms, with both private and shared bathroom options and can be booked individually or offered under a full buyout package for larger groups. Guests can stay together enjoying the privacy and independence of a house rental with the amenities and services of a hotel. The spacious Princess Red Wing Room is designed in honor of the Narragansett and Wampanoag leader and peacekeeper and has a private bathroom as well as flex space for larger groups. The Lizzie Murphy Room is named after the self-titled “Queen of Baseball” and Warren native and shares a bathroom with the Mary Balch Room, named after famous Newport artist and philanthropist. The final room on this floor is the Catherine Williams Room, inspired by famed Rhode Island writer and poet who was a leader in the Dorr Rebellion and a Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Famer as of 2002.

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