Friday, June 22, 2012

Adele Turner Inn

Newport, RI

Whenever we travel, my wife and I enjoy staying at local bed and breakfasts.  We find them interesting, comfortable and the breakfasts are wonderful.  This year, as a Christmas present, my daughter and son-in-law treated us to a stay at this inn in Newport, RI.  Located on Pelham St, the first gas-lit street in America, the inn was built in 1855 to house captains and officers of shipping merchant Augustus Littlefield.  It is believed to be the oldest lodging house still serving guests in Rhode Island.  It sits on land that was once owned by Benedict Arnold, the great-grandfather of the infamous Revolutionary War traitor, who was a governor in these parts back in the mid to late 1600's.  Innkeepers Cheryl and Harry Schatmeyer were a pleasure to meet.  They made us feel right at home.  

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