Stone House Inn
Stone House Inn
|Location||122 Sakonnet Rd.,|
Little Compton, Rhode Island
|NRHP reference #||08000255 |
|Added to NRHP||April 2, 2008|
The Stone House Inn is an historic property located at 122 Sakonnet Point Road in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
The four-story stone home was constructed in 1854 by David Sisson, an iron and textile manufacturer, and was home also to his son Henry Tillinghast Sisson, a Civil War hero and Lt. Governor of Rhode Island (1875–77). The house became an inn in the early 20th century; in its basement is an old tap room rumored to have been a speakeasy during Prohibition. The inn gradually decayed but it was revived starting in 1959, first by the Rawson family and then by the Moores, who remodeled it along with its massive 1880 barn to serve for social functions.
Now, The Stone House is a luxury resort. It has been registered in the National Register of Historic Places. Many green technologies have been incorporated—the heating and cooling systems rely on geothermal technology. The Newport Experience owns and runs the Inn as a traditional Bed and Breakfast. It no longer hosts weddings or parties. It has unobstructed ocean views from most rooms with access to the private beach. There are 5 huge modern rooms in the barn, 4 King suites on the inside of the main house and 2, 2 bedroom suites in the main house. In addition there are 3 additions to the main house of King Suites. Total beds 16 plus 2 sofa sleepers. Amazing grounds and views far off the beaten path.
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