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A Gilded Age of Opulence & Elegance

With an iconic One Bellevue address, our hotel near the Newport RI mansions makes it easy to take a deeper look at the opulent homes and the Gilded Age of America. All you have to do is take a stroll down the street! However, if you require more information about Newport Mansion tours and hours of operation, be sure to visit The Preservation of Newport County’s Newport Mansions website.

The Breakers Mansion

The Breakers is the grandest of the Newport summer mansions and a National Historic Landmark. Built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II by architect Richard Morris Hunt in 1895, this 70-room Italian Renaissance-style house includes a 45-foot-high Great Hall. The Breakers sits on a 13-acre estate with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, and is particularly stunning in December, as part of Newport Mansions Christmas celebrations

Exterior shot of the Breakers Mansion
Marble House

With 500,000 cubic feet of marble, this opulent Newport mansion was completed in 1892 for William K. Vanderbilt, whose wife Alva oversaw its construction and received it as a birthday present. It contains a 22-karat gilded ballroom, and cost a reported $11 million to build and furnish. In 1914, Alva added a colorful Chinese teahouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A National Historic Landmark, Marble House is also decorated for the holidays during December.

Exterior of Marble House Mansion
The Elms Mansion

A National Historic Landmark, this French-style chateau built for Philadelphia millionaire Edward Berwind represented the best of gracious living and entertaining when it opened in 1901. The estate includes a 10-acre park and elaborate sunken garden. Decorated for the holidays in December.

Experior shot of The Elms Newport Mansion.
Kingscote Mansion

This mansion was one of the early summer houses designed in the Gothic Revival style. Dating back to 1839, Kingscote’s dining room was added in 1881, and it includes one of the earliest installations of Tiffany glass. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and houses the original furnishings and collections of four generations of Newport’s influential King family.

Exterior of Kingscote Mansion
Rosecliff Mansion

Modeled after the Grand Trianon at Versailles, this beautiful house was completed in 1902 for Nevada silver heiress Theresa “Tessie” Oelrichs. Rosecliff was the setting for many spectacular Newport parties, and in recent years has been used as a film set for several Hollywood movies including The Great Gatsby, Amistad, and 27 Dresses.

Exterior view of the Rosecliff Mansion and it's ornate fountain.
Château-sur-Mer Mansion

Built for a China Trade merchant, this 1852 stone villa is one of the greatest Victorian houses in America and a National Historic Landmark. It was the grandest of Newport mansions until the arrival of the great Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s, and was home to a Rhode Island governor and U.S. senator. Its grounds include rare specimen trees, a Chinese moongate, and a Colonial Revival garden pavilion.

Exterior of Chateau-sur-Mer mansion
Isaac Bell House

A restoration work in progress, this National Historic Landmark is one of the finest examples of shingle-style architecture in America. Built in 1883 by McKim, Mead and White, it combines Old English and European architecture with Colonial American and exotic details, such as a Japanese-inspired open floor plan and bamboo-style porch columns.

Exterior of Isaac Bell House
Chepstow Mansion

This Italianate-style villa designed by architect George Champlin Mason in 1860 houses a collection of 19th century landscape paintings by Hudson River school artists. Tours by reservation only.

Exterior of Chepstow Mansion
Hunter House

This National Historic Landmark was built in 1748 by a prosperous sea merchant. Noted for its superbly carved and grained woodwork, it also houses a fine collection of Townsend and Goddard furniture.

Exterior of the Hunter House.
Rough Point

Originally built in the late 1800s as a Vanderbilt vacation home at the south end of Bellevue Avenue, Rough Point is a stunning mansion and museum with sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The museum’s renowned collection of art, furniture, and fashion is courtesy of Rough Point’s most famous owner, Doris Duke, the heiress and preservationist known as “the richest little girl in the world”.

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Exterior of Rough Point Mansion
Belcourt of Newport

The third largest mansion in Newport, the 44,000-square-foot Belcourt is designed in a myriad of European periods and styles ranging from French Renaissance to Gothic. It reflects the diverse tastes of its numerous owners, including socialite Oliver Belmont and Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, a major figure in the American women’s suffrage movement.

Belcourt of Newport

Exterior of Belcourt Mansion