Rhode Island is beautiful, but it’s perhaps at its most lovely in Newport. This colonial town still looks like it must have looked three hundred years ago, complete with cobbled streets, city squares, and colourful old houses. The Marshall Slocum Inn is one of those old houses, and it was our home for the duration of our Rhode Island issue shoot week.
When we arrived, we were greeted by one of the owners, Dana, who was in the middle of baking batches of chocolate brownies and blueberry scones for the guests. This sort of welcome is what this place is all about, and we really did feel at home during our stay.
The Marshall Slocum Inn is a B&B that’s executed to a much more first class standard than many others. Each of the eleven suites are distinctly decorated in period furniture and elegant palettes, the linens are top notch, every room has its own private bathroom with plush towels and terry cloth robes, and there is a cosy dining room and lounge with a selection of books, magazines, and films to watch... and coffee is always on! Then there’s a gorgeous backyard deck for when you’re here in warmer months to while away the evenings with a bottle of wine and good conversation.
You’re also close to everything, so you can leave your car out back and walk to restaurants, shops, cafés, and even to the beach. You’re also near to the oldest pub in America – the White Horse Tavern, founded in 1673. It’s only a seven minute walk from your room (I timed it), although there is space outside to tie your horse up if you’re really in a hurry to grab your pint!
I really adored my time here, and even though I was shooting mainly in Providence, Rhode Island is such a small state that it was only a forty minute commute to and from the capital. So really you can see all of Rhode Island and stay in gorgeous Newport the entire time, hopefully right here at the Marshall Slocum Inn. And if you go, say hello from Elska.
MARSHALL SLOCUM INN, 29 KAY STREET, NEWPORT, RI 02840, USA
WWW.MARSHALLSLOCUMINN.COM / +1 401 841 5120