Thursday, March 4, 2010

Newport Irish Heritage Month

Kinsale, Ireland in Newport, Rhode Island
Irish Heritage Month - Great Food Great Fun

It's going to be in the 50s this weekend, sunny and Irish Heritage Month is in full swing! The visiting chefs from Newport's sister city in Kinsale, Ireland take over the kitchens in Newport and prepare specialized Irish imspired menues serving up tasty and creative fare. So, bring your appetite, your Irish and have a great time!

Irish Heritage Month, Newport RI web site

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Next America's Cup Race in Newport???

Ellison Buys Newport Mansion

Will the America's Cup race be coming back to Newport? Possibly. After winning the cup last month, Larry Ellison brought it back to San Francisco and the yacht club that won the race. In recent interviews, Ellison mentioned Newport as one of the three venues that were possible locations for the next race in 2013. What is most interesting, Ellison recently bought the Astor's Beachwood Mansion on Bellevue Avenue, closing it for daily tours and canceling all future weddings. What he will do with the mansion is not yet known. Dumpsters, though, have been seen outside the building. Could he be seriously thinking of Newport for the next race? Let's hope so! Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best Food and Lodging during Newport's Restaurant Week

Newport Restaurant Week Returns
March 19 - 28, 2010
Three-course prix fixe:
Lunch $16 Dinner $30

The always popular and sold out, Newport Restaurant Week, returns to Newport, RI, on March 19 - 28, 2010. As in prior years, this event will feature the most popular restaurants in and around Newport, featuring the talents of their great chefs.

Because of the popularity of this event, last minute reservations are difficult to come by. Once the event is posted, most restaurants will sell out. Don't delay! Make your reservation at Hydrangea House Inn and your restaurant choice for the time you are with us. As always, we will be happy to make your dining reservations for you.

While you are on our web site, be sure to become a Facebook and Twitter fan. Just click the links at the top of our home's that simple!

Here are the links you will need to make your bookings.

Hydrangea House Inn web site
Newport Restaurant Week web site

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunlight on the Poppy

Summer in Newport, RI
The sun rises on our first poppy bloom!

A sure sign of summer are the first poppies that bloom in our garden. This photo was taken this morning and the flower is one of 4 currently in bloom in the Hydrangea House gardens. By the end of June, all our hydrangeas will be in full dress.

New June rates are available on our web site. See you soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Secret Garden Tour, Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off, Huey Lewis And The News, PLUS, June - October Special Internet Rates at Hydrangea House Inn

Newport, RI Secret Garden Tour

June begins the great summer events in Newport, Rhode Island, and as in years part, this year there's something for everyone! The Newport Secret Garden Tour begins on Friday, June 19, with tours of the private gardens of some of Newport's most prestigious properties. Behind the fences, privet hedges, brick and stone wall you will find amazing and unique garden designs for every taste. The tours are self guided with a map to lead you to the next delightful garden. Tickets are available for advance purchase on the Secret Garden Tour web site.

Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off

The annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off will be held at the Newport Yachting Center as part of their Newport Waterfront Summer Events. The cook off is a competition between some two dozen competitors. Past winner's have been the Smokehouse Cafe, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar and The Boat House. This years competitors come from all four corners of the United States, including Cedar Key, Florida, Kennebunkport, Maine, Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California. The Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off takes place on Saturday, June 6, 2009, from 11 AM to 6 PM. Bring your appetite and be ready to vote for your favorite chowder!

Huey Lewis And The News

The Sunset Music Series kicks off this year with the rock n' roll band Huey Lewis And The News on Thursday, June 25th. Tickets are on sale online through the Newport Waterfront Events at the Newport Yachting Center web site.

Hydrangea House Inn

When you are coming to Newport for these and other great events, be sure to book your accommodation reservation on-line at Hydrangea House Inn and SAVE! Standard rooms are $295 and all luxury suites are $345. Weekend minimum stays have been reduced from three to two nights though out the summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Newport Spring Boat Show

The annual Newport Spring Boat Show comes to the Newport Yachting Center May 15 - 17, 2009, with everything you need to launch the summer boating season. And we hear there are bargains to be had! Brokers, dealers or private sellers are eager to sell. Eperts in the field of finance, insurance and banking are available to answer all your questions. Educational seminars will run during all the three days on a variety of topics. Check out the entire schedule on this website.

The show will also feature booths with marine electronics, services and accessories. Part of the proceeds from the sale of items will go the Seamen's Institute. Part of the ticket sales will be donated to the show's chartible partner the Potter League for Animals.

To top off your day, there will be demonstrations, live music on the weekend and food and fun on the Newport Waterfront.

Friday, December 5, 2008

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