It seems like only yesterday that the long, lazy days of summer were stretched out before us. Now it’s nearly time for the joys of autumn to take over. As much as we look forward to sweater weather, gorgeous foliage and pumpkin spice lattes, it’s always hard to say goodbye to another New England summer.
This year, head down to the Grace Vanderbilt Hotel in Newport Rhode Island for a final romantic getaway before the season slips away.
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The Grace Vanderbilt is an historic boutique hotel located minutes from Newport’s breathtaking waterfront. It was built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt in 1909. The property is one of the adored vintage Newport mansion that has been fully restored. While many of the Newport mansions are available for tours, the Grace Vanderbilt is one of few private homes of the era open to overnight guests.
As one of Rhode Island’s top luxury hotels, the Grace Vanderbilt offers 33 rooms and luxury suites, a lavish spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools, and the five-star Vanderbilt Grill Restaurant.
Couples looking to explore the romantic side of Newport may choose from several promotional packages and add-on excursions offered by the resort.
The Quintessential Newport package is available year-round and focuses on the history and heritage of the town. It includes:
- Two night stay at Grace Vanderbilt
- Two Newport Mansions Passports (including admissions to any three of the following: The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House & Rosecliff)
- Two tickets for a private tour of Greenvale Vineyards
Expecting a new mini-human? The Mommy-To-Be Getaway features a pre-natal yoga session followed by a mommy-to-be-massage and a special gift to take home featuring products from Farmaestetics. Bring daddy along for a final romantic escape before the arrival of your bundle of joy!
The Bespoke Sailing Experience features a voyage on the beautiful “Lyra” or one of the America’s Cup sailing boats. You will set sail from the historic Newport Yacht Club and explore Newport from the sea.
The Newport Glass Blowing excursion takes you to the Thames Glass Studio where you will learn to make your own hand-blown keepsake. Once it has cooled, you can sign your names on the bottom, making for a perfect anniversary memory.
The Wine With A Touch Of Grace package takes you to nearby Greenvale Vineyards along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth. You will take a wine master class led by the hotel’s Wine Steward, followed by a private tour of the local Greenvale winery.
Foodie couples will love the Vanderbilt Private Cooking Classes. Lessons are flexible depending on what you wish to taste and experience and the seasonality of the local fish and produce. You might take a private fishing trip to catch local lobster and learn to prepare your catch or create a vegan meal sourced from local, sustainable farms.
Worried about leaving your furry children behind? The Vanderbilt Grace welcomes pets! Dog-friendly accommodations include their own bed and a specialized canine room service menu featuring Peanut Butter and Banana Frozen Yogurt – a doggy favorite. Many Newport shops and restaurants also welcome four-legged family members.
If you're having a 'ruff' day, grab your furry friend and head down to #TheVanderbiltGrace to enjoy #YappyHour. Taking place every Wednesday from 3pm, come and let your canine dine whilst you sip some wine. #petfriendly #hoteldog #travelbuddy #mansbestfriend #newportlife #rhodeisland #petfriendlyhotels #doggytreats #adogslife #thingstodoinnewport
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