The Ivy Lodge embodies centuries of history, making it a timeless staple in the city of Newport. Our inn provides a unique balance between creating an authentic Victorian-style experience and including the luxurious amenities that make a vacation truly comfortable. From overnight stays to elaborate weddings, we ensure that all of our guests feel at home throughout their entire stay. Our rooms have undergone modern renovations, and we have added a number of comfortable amenities while still maintaining the quintessential Victorian feel and one-of-a-kind charm that the Ivy Lodge has possessed for centuries.
About the Owners
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 purpose. We are proud to maintain the heritage of Ivy Lodge, and we have been privileged to meet many amazing people along the way.
Don has had extensive training in culinary arts and was previously a chef at Ken’s Steakhouse and Café V. With 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 business 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 where she was a personal cook and catered 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 at the Ivy Lodge, as well as through the quality of our breakfasts and our passion for hospitality. Browse our Getaway Packages and join us for what we hope you find to be your “Romantic Home Away From Home.” Don’t forget to try our delicious Ivy Lodge homemade granola!
About Our Staff
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 area and are eager to make guests feel at home—whether they’re in one of our historic rooms, our dining room, or outside on our wraparound 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 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 district, historic mansions, or 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!
If you want to learn more about Ivy Lodge and our accommodations, call us today at (401) 849-6865! You can also make your reservation online.