With centuries of history, The Ivy Lodge has become a timeless staple of Newport. It provides a unique balance between an authentic Victorian-style experience and top-quality service for all guests! We seek to ensure that all of our guests feel at home throughout their entire stay. Our rooms have undergone modern renovations and many comfortable amenities have been added to the space, while maintaining the quintessential Victorian feel and one-of-a-kind charm that the Ivy Lodge has possessed for centuries.
About the Owners
Throughout life’s journey, we may veer off in many different directions on the compass of our lives never realizing that all points of light are leading to one place, and possibly one’s “soul” purpose. We, the owners of The Ivy Lodge, both have had many points during our passage that led us to consider owning our own small piece of paradise.
Back in the day, Don had extensive training in culinary arts when he was chef at Ken’s Steakhouse, Café V. With a degree in business and finance, he changed careers to banking. He retired from 26 years at Brown Brothers Harriman, the oldest and largest partnership bank in America, where he was Senior Vice President and Division Executive.
During the past 26 years, Jacqui has had many passions – the first of them being a mother of two wonderful sons. She is skilled as an interior designer and space planner, and had her own business in redesign for residential and business spaces.
For many years, she worked at one of New England’s largest garden centers learning, studying, and selling plants, trees and shrubs. For the past ten years, she also studied culinary arts where she was a personal cook catering to large groups for lunches and dinners.
Our Commitment to Our Guests
We are both committed to nurturing people’s vacation experience by preserving the beauty of the surroundings, the quality of our breakfasts, and mostly the love of hospitality. Please join us for what we hope you find to be your “ROMANTIC HOME AWAY FROM HOME,” and don’t forget to try our delicious Ivy Lodge homemade healthy Granola!
About Our Staff
Don and Jacqui are proud to work alongside an incredible, devoted team. Our staff members possess extensive knowledge about Newport and the surrounding area, and are eager to make guests feel at home — whether they’re in one of our historic rooms, our dining room, or on our porch. All meals are cooked to order by our extremely talented chefs, and are served in a one-of-a-kind dining room which fosters great conversation and enjoyment for all guests.
Additionally, our housekeepers pay incredible attention to detail to ensure that all of the Lodge’s unique rooms remain in spectacular condition. Whether you want to take a short walk to visit Newport’s downtown, mansions, or Cliff Walk, or you’re just looking to relax in our private, secluded neighborhood, the staff here will make sure that you get exactly what you’re looking for!
Want to learn more about the Lodge? Call us at 401-849-6865 today!