Stone House Inn

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Stone House Inn
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Stone House Inn is located in Rhode Island
Stone House Inn
Stone House Inn is located in the United States
Stone House Inn
Location122 Sakonnet Rd.,
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°27′58″N 71°11′11″W / 41.46611°N 71.18639°W / 41.46611; -71.18639Coordinates: 41°27′58″N 71°11′11″W / 41.46611°N 71.18639°W / 41.46611; -71.18639
NRHP reference No.08000255 [1]
Added to NRHPApril 2, 2008

The Stone House Inn is a 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.[2]


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.[citation needed] 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 five modern rooms in the barn, four suites on the inside of the main house and two two-bedroom suites in the main house.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ NRHP nomination for Stone House Inn