Join us for the Holidays, we are open for Christmas in Newport Festivities, New Year's Eve and all winter with special rates and packages. Originally home to sea captain William Austin, the Austin House sits in the heart of Newport's gas lit Historic Hill directly adjacent to the waterfront. You are steps from Newport Harbor's special events and festival attractions, waterfront dining, bars, dancing and entertainment venues as well as extensive shopping opportunities. Harbor activities include boat charters for fishing, seal watching in season, sunset cruises and sightseeing.
Historic Hill is home to many wonderful cultural institutions. Walk to the Newport Art Museum, the Redwood Library, Bellevue Avenue Mansions, Historic Churches and Touro Synagogue. Beautifully restored 18th and 19th century properties on the Hill contain many beautiful antique, craft shops and cafes.
Beaches are within a mile from the property with kayaking, surfing, kite surfing available and oceanside nature trails nearby. The famous Cliff Walk which meanders above the Atlantic Ocean and fronts on Newport's most famous mansions is accessible by foot from the property.
Built in 1882 The Austin House is a stately Queen Anne Victorian thoughtfully restored in 2012 by an area team including regional artists and designers, Newport’s renowned artisans, crafts people and house wrights. Now open to the public as The Austin House Inn, guests will find aesthetically stylish and comfortable rooms which combine late 19th Century ambiance and design with contemporary amenities and flair. Catering to only four to six guests at a time, the Austin House INN is able to offer the utmost in service and comfort; with reservations personally tailored to meet your individual needs; whether for relaxation, business or both. Our knowledgeable, local staff will make your visit to Newport a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Austin House Inn features two elegant bedrooms located on the home’s first floor allowing guests’ convenient access. Your group can opt to rent the entire first floor and be self catering or have complete concierge, housekeeping and personal chef services.
The Spring Room's stained glass windows charm with glowing color as it’s ten foot high linen drapes are drawn back to greet the morning light. A very comfortable queen bed and luxurious bedding are complemented by Hollywood Regency inspired décor. Designer touches include a six foot high plush linen and silk headboard, a freshly restored and reupholstered vintage Louis the XVI loveseat, antique tasseled chandelier, cast plaster, painted Roman table lamp and artworks from our rotating collection. Contemporary amenities include flat screen HDTV with direct TV connection, wi-fi, air conditioning and a large closet space. The bathroom combines antique slag glass windows with a contemporary glass cabin shower enclosure. Antique subway and hexagonal tiles are juxtaposed by sink vanity and shower hardware fixtures fashioned of titanium by Dornbracht, Germany.
The Pelham Room features honey toned, antique quarter sawn oak moldings, sliding eight foot high French pocket doors, a three by six foot transom window and antique oak armoire define the space’s strong lines while providing a warm ambiance. The very comfortable queen bed and luxurious bedding are complemented by a raw silk upholstered headboard. A light filled, architectural bath featuring ten foot ceilings, marble tiled shower room with seating, hand carved granite sink by Stone Forest Artisans and titanium Dornbracht fixtures will invigorate or relax depending on the time of day. The adjoining two hundred square ft living room contains a very comfortable, Vanguard pull out sofa bed with queen sized, air dream mattress, flat screen HDTV with direct TV connection, wi-fi, air conditioning and artworks from our collection. The suite’s highlight; a bright, pentagonal sitting area serves as a great dining nook / work area and the suite room has an adjacent powder room with tub. The air conditioned Pelham Room and Suite Room feature antique Hollywood Regency décor including chandeliers, lighting fixtures, neo-classical credenza and other period pieces and details.
Gourmet and healthful breakfasts and other culinary offerings are custom tailored to your individual preferences and needs; offered to you based on your schedule. The Austin House Inn is a moveable feast with outdoor patio eating / sunning area, large covered porch with tables or in room or suite service. The owner / proprietor originally from NYC has many years in the restaurant and hospitality profession as well as an artist in residence over twenty years in Newport, RI.