About The Inn

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Artful Lodger Inn

HISTORY

The Artful Lodger Inn in Historic Newport, Rhode Island, was built circa 1850, one block from the Harbor, located in the Mansion District. It has been operating since 1992 after being meticulously restored by owners Rory and Ric Ranucci. The Inn has ample off-street parking, and a Full breakfast is served in our Conservatory with stunning views of the Newport Harbor.

The year 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of The Artful Lodger Inn and corresponded to the 210th anniversary of our "literary patron saint," Charles Dickens. The original owners (now semi-retired) Ric and Rory Ranucci, both performing musicians, acquired the Inn in 1992; they embarked upon the project that continues to this day.

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THE GROUNDS

Our Beloved Magnolia "Maggie"

Our Magnolia Tree "Maggie" is nearly two centuries old, and is registered with the National Registry of Historic Trees.

Also, on our grounds, are three different seating areas, the Front Porch facing Spring Street to watch the world go by, the award winning Garden Patio, and the Lily Pond where guests can relax to the sound of the trickling fountain.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

From the Newport Bridge

  • Take 1st exit, turn right, travel through 2 lights, and turn right onto route 238. You will enter downtown Newport and travel down Americas Cup Ave - follow to the end (about ½ mile), coming to a traffic light (the Red Parrot restaurant is on the corner.)

  • Take a right onto Lower Thames Street.  Proceed about half a mile and look for Dixon St on the left.

  • Turn down Dixon and go to the end - you will see a picket fence and our sign on the right - enter and park the back door is on the left backside.

  • Please call us when you arrive, and we will greet you at the door!! (800) 503-1850.

From Route 114

  • You will enter Newport via Memorial Blvd and pass Easton Beach (on your left); you will continue about a mile and pass through about four traffic lights.

  • You will come to the bottom of a hill and (the Red Parrot Restaurant will be on the left-hand corner.)

  • At this intersection, turn left onto Lower Thames St. Proceed about half a mile and look for Dixon St on the left.

  • Turn down Dixon and go to the end - you will see a picket fence and our sign on the right - enter and park the back door is on the left backside.

  • Please call us when you arrive, and we will greet you at the door!! (800) 503-1850.

Parking

PARKING IS FREE

Our Parking Lot is available for pre-check-in at 11:30 AM the day of arrival; you may contact us to utilize the parking lot and get your keys before your room is ready.

Please call us the day before your arrival for your estimated time of arrival at (800) 503-1850.