October 17, 2012
LOCATION & HISTORY
Nestled on a 40 acre peninsula overlooking the southwestern corner of Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill Inn is a picturesque enclave of dramatic vistas, lush grounds and elegant quietude. A 19th-century mansion that originally served as the summer residence of famed marine biologist Alexander Agassiz, Castle Hill Inn for 138 years has beckoned guests – including actress Grace Kelly and playwright Thornton Wilder – to relax, rejuvenate and play against a spectacular natural backdrop. Located just minutes from the vibrant scene of downtown Newport, Castle Hill Inn is the perfect base from which to tour the historic Gilded Age mansions, explore Fort Adams State Park or enjoy the gorgeous beaches.
In 2008, Castle Hill Inn became the first hotel in Rhode Island to earn the distinction of belonging to the Relais & Chateaux family of properties. Widely regarded as the foremost authority on luxury hospitality, Relais & Chateaux recognizes hotels that combine one-of-a-kind accommodations with exceptional cuisine.
About Castle Hill Inn
For more than a century, Castle Hill Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property, has captured the imagination of guests from around the world with its enchanting coastal setting, relaxed elegance and authentic Newport spirit. Nestled on a 40-acre peninsula overlooking Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill Inn exemplifies the warmth and quiet luxury of 19th century seacoast life. Combining the elegance of a boutique hotel with the inviting comforts of a coastal inn, the Inn offers resplendent lodging options to suit the needs and preferences of all guests. Accommodations include nine guest rooms and suites in the original 19th-century Agassiz Mansion, and 24 private, waterfront accommodations in the Harbor House, Chalet, Beach Houses and Beach Cottages. Within the mansion, indulgent meals are prepared by renowned Executive Chef, Karsten Hart, and the recently renovated Lawn at Castle Hill is the epitome of classic New England al fresco dining. On property activities include stargazing, clambakes, bonfires, games on the lawn, kayaking, paddle boarding, yoga, surfing, sailing and much more. Voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the top hotels in the world, and lauded by the New York Times as ‘the best spot in town,’ Castle Hill Inn is the epitome of Newport elegance.
Castle Hill Inn is operated by Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned (ESOP) hospitality corporation based in Newport, RI. For more information on Newport Harbor Corporation, please visit the website at www.newportharbor.com. For more information about Castle Hill Inn please visit www.castlehillinn.com.