Ivy Lodge is a timeless staple of the city of Newport, balancing an authentic Victorian experience with luxurious, modern amenities. With gorgeous four-poster beds and other period pieces—plus WiFi, cable, and a flat-screen TV—our inn makes the perfect honeymoon destination, romantic getaway, or couple’s retreat.
As the owners of the Ivy Lodge, we believe that the course of events in our lives has led us to where we are, and operating the inn is our true passion and purpose. We are proud to maintain the heritage of Ivy Lodge, and we have been privileged to meet many amazing people along the way. No matter what brings you to Newport, we hope you’ll consider Ivy Lodge for its quintessential Victorian feel and one-of-a-kind charm the inn has possessed for centuries.
Don has had extensive training in culinary arts and was previously a chef at Ken’s Steakhouse and Café V. Upon earning a degree in business and finance, he changed careers to banking. After 26 years, Don retired from Brown Brothers Harriman, the oldest and largest partnership bank in America, where he was Senior Vice President and Division Executive.
Over the past 26 years, Jacqui has had many passions—the first of which is being the mother of two wonderful sons. She is skilled as an interior designer and space planner, and she had her own design business for residential and commercial spaces. For many years, she worked at one of New England’s largest garden centers, studying and selling plants, trees, and shrubs. For the past 10 years, she also studied culinary arts; during this time, she worked as a personal cook and catered to large groups for lunches and dinners.
We are committed to nurturing people’s vacation experience by preserving the beauty of the surroundings at Ivy Lodge and sharing our passion for hospitality, which includes offering mouth-watering breakfasts made in-house. (Be sure to try our homemade granola!) Browse our getaway packages and join us for what we hope you come to call your romantic home away from home.
Don and Jacqui are proud to work alongside an incredible team of devoted professionals. Our staff members possess extensive knowledge about Newport and the surrounding areas and are eager to make guests feel at home, whether they’re socializing in one of our historic rooms, refueling in our dining room, or lounging outside on our wrap-around porch. All meals are cooked to order by our talented chefs and served in our dining room, which was designed to foster great conversation and enjoyment for all guests.
Additionally, our housekeepers have incredible attention to detail to ensure that all of Ivy Lodge’s unique rooms remain in spectacular condition. Whether you want to take a short stroll to the Cliff Walk or you’re just looking to relax in our private neighborhood, the staff will make sure that you get exactly what you’re looking for!
Ivy Lodge provides elegant, comfortable accommodations steps away from downtown Newport. To learn more about availability at the inn, call us at 401-849-6865 or book your reservation now.