Beech Tree Inn and Cottage

34 Rhode Island Ave, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Innkeeper(s): Jim & Jeff & Shelley & Irina & Cindy
  • Introduction

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, front view

    Framed by two enormous beech trees, the Beech Tree Inn and Cottage B&B in Newport Rhode Island are charming Victorian homes that offer spacious guest rooms. Perfectly located accommodations in quiet "Historic Hill", it's just a short walk to Newport's fabulous restaurants, boutique shopping, ocean beach, and famous history.

    Lovingly renovated, you are welcomed in a comfortable living room with fireplace and then afforded the added convenience of a common area complete with an equipped kitchen, refrigerator, and ice machine. Many rooms feature a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub for extra luxury.

    The garden and rooftop decks allow you to soak up the sun, daydream quietly, or chat with a bottle of wine.

    "Famous for our warmth & hospitality" you will wake to a scrumptious full breakfast. Comfortable and casual, we invite you to discover the relaxed ambiance of The Beech Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast in Newport, RI.

    The Beech Tree Inn is perfect for quiet getaways, honeymoons, Naval War College breakfast seminars, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, extended stays, small groups, reunions, family events, and business travel.

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    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, flowersBeech Tree Inn and Cottage, patio

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Shelley Mahood for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Good price, good food, good rooms!

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We’re known for the biggest breakfast in town (Frommers), but I love our rooms the best. They are spacious, clean, and contemporary.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Newport has a ton of things to do with lots of history, the beach, yachting, restaurants, shopping. It is definitely a destination. I can’t say there is a #1 reason people visit since we have guests coming for everything from bird-watching (we have 2 bird nature areas and are on a migratory trail) to military (Newport Naval Station & Navy War College) to Tennis Hall of Fame to guilded-age mansions.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The book in our front lobby is FULL of great compliments. We’re happy when guests say they feel at home, have a good night’s sleep, and enjoy breakfast. Probably the best compliment is that we have a bunch of return guests. We have one couple that have stayed with us every year for their anniversary for a decade.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Newport’s best kept secret is how integral it has been to our country’s overall history. Tammy & Sam from Newport Tour & Guide Company give private tours of the area and I have learned so much. People would be amazed at how central Newport has been. I just learned yesterday that the sailor kissing the woman in NYC upon hearing the news of the end of WWII is from Newport and lives here today.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Four nights is not enough to take-in all that Newport offers. I’m still learning & doing new things after all these years. Go to Breaker’s mansion (built by Vanderbilts), walk on the Cliff Walk, go to Sachuest beach (aka second beach) for surfing, take a walking tour from Newport Historical Society and Newport Tour & Guide Company, sail in Narragansett Harbor, shop at antique & trinket shops, go to Newport Art Museum or Tennis Hall of Fame or Redwood Library or Touro Synagogue, and eat at many great restaurants.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Newport is not very big and is a walking town. Walk to some wonderful restaurants on Broadway in 5 minutes. Walk to the beach or to the harbor in 10 minutes.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Too many great restaurants. Our two favorites are Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen for fresh & local dishes, and Fifth Element for interesting, unique & yummy food.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our visitor’s center is awesome

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    8 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets.


  • Amenities

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, breakfast

    • Bright rooms with private bath
    • Full breakfast - hot off the grill
    • Easy walk to Newport center
    • Big, flat screen cable TV
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Free, off-street parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Jacuzzi and fireplaces available in select rooms
    • Patio, deck, ice machine
    • Pet-friendly rooms - Families welcome
    • AAA 3-diamond rated
  • Fun in Newport

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, fun in Newport

    We just love Newport and don't mind sharing some of our favorite things - you may notice it's mostly FOOD! Everybody asks for a recommendation so be sure to give us your feedback.

    Tied for most favorite

    Fluke Wine Kitchen - 41 Bowen's Wharf, 849-2228,

    Fifth Element – 111 Broadway, 619-2663,

    Best clam chowder

    Coddington Brewery – 210 Coddington Hwy, 847-6690,

    Black Pearl – Bannister's Wharf, 846-5264,

    Yummy Italian

    Mamma Luisa – 673 Thames, 848-5257,

    Pasta Beach – 7 Memorial, 847-2222

    Nikolas Pizza – 38 Memorial, 849-6611,

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, lawn bench


    Scales & Shells – 527 Thames, 846-3474,

    Anthony's – 963 Aquidneck, 846-9620,

    Flo's Clam Shack, 4 Wave Ave, 847-8141

    All around good

    Red Parrot – 348 Thames, 847-3140,

    Salvation Café – 140 Broadway, 847-2620,

    Atlantic Beach Club - 52 Purgatory Rd, 847-2750,

    Norey's – 156 Broadway, 847-4971

    Benjamin's – 254 Thames, 846-8757,

    The Pier – 10 Howard Wharf, 847-3645

    Becky's Barbecue – 82 E Main, 841-9909,

    Quick bite or picnic lunch:

    International Pocket Cafe - 52 E Main Rd, Middletown, 847-8900,

    Greg's Handy Lunch – 462 Thames, 847-9480

    Sig’s Deli – 1115 Aquidneck Ave #1, Middletown, 847-2654

    Coffee Grinder – 33 Banister's Wharf, 847-9307,

    Corner Café – 110 Broadway, 846-0606

    People’s Café – 282 Thames St, 619-1022

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, fort Adam's

    Pub Food & Drink:

    Diego's – 11 Bowen's Wharf, 619-2640,

    FastNet – 1 Broadway, 845-9311,

    Sambar – 515 Thames, 619-2505,

    Pour Judgement – 32 Broadway, 619-2115,

    H2O – 359 Thames, 619-5401

    Newport Blues Cafe – 286 Thames St, 841-5510,

    Newport Vineyard – 909 East Main Road, 848-5161,


    China Star III – 110 William St, 841-5556, – Crab Rangoon a must!

    A1 Pizza – 306 Broadway, 849-2213,

    Carmella's – 330 W Main Rd, 847-2424,

    Vicker's Liquors for spirits – 274 Bellevue Ave, 847-0123,

    Water's Edge for flowers – 212 Broadway, 847-1111,


    Newport Creamery – 181 Bellevue or 280 W Main Rd, 846-2767,

    Empire Tea & Coffee – 22 Broadway, 619-1388,

    Cold Stone Creamery – 258 Bellevue Ave, 846-7927,

    Del's Lemonade – 343 Thames,

    Newport Fudgery – 168 and 359 Thames, 849-2228,

    Newport Chocolates (now Sweet Shoppe) – 82 William St, 841-8975

  • Things to do

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, things to do

    Aurora – Goat Island, 849-6683,

    SightSailing – 32 Bowen's Wharf, 849-3333,

    Historical Society – 127 Thames, 841-8770, – GREAT walking tours!

    Ghost Tours of Newport – 841-8600,

    Viking Trolley Tours – Visitor's Center, 847-6921,

    International Yacht Restoration School IYRS – 449 Thames St, 848-5777,

    Redwood Library – 50 Bellevue Ave, 847-0292,

    Newport Art Museum – 76 Bellevue, 848-8200,

    Newport Artillery Company – 23 Clark St, 846-8488,

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, sailboat

    Mansions – 424 Bellevue, 847-1000, and Rough Point, 849-7300, and Belcourt Castle, 846-0669,

    Gulls Baseball – 20 America's Cup, 845-6832,

    Newport's Polo Club – 715 E Main, 847-7090,

    Scooter's World – 9 Christie's Landing, 619-1349,

    Ten Speed Spokes – 18 Elm, 847-5609,

    Kayak Newport – 365 Thames, 848-9249

    Newport Dinner Train – 56 Bridge St, 841-8700,

    Shopping – everywhere!

    Beaches (1st, 2nd & 3rd)

    Sachuest Point Natl Wildlife Refuge – 769 Sachuest Pt Rd, 847-5511,

    Norman Bird Sanctuary – 583 3rd Beach Rd, 846-2577,

    Cliff Walk –

    Newport Tree Walks - history & nature can't be beat,

    Drive – Follow Ocean Drive. Check out Eisenhower's Summer House ( at Ft Adams ( Feed carrots to animals at the old Hammersmith Farm (Jackie Kennedy's home). Visit the lighthouse at Castle Hill.  Enjoy the kite sailing at Brenton Point State Park (  See mansions along Bellevue.

    Work out

    • YMCA – 792 Valley Rd, 847-9200,
    • Newport Athletic Club – 66 Valley Rd, 846-7723,
    • Newport Power Yoga – 112 William St, 619-4540,
    • Favorite Running Route: Best in early morning; left to Memorial, left and across to the Cliff Walk then South to Narragansett, right to Bellevue, right to Kay, right to Rhode Island Ave.
    • Newport Bike Kiosk - Maps, bike shops, rules of the road, more,
    • Magic of Touch Massage – 849-7227
  • Directions

    Beech Tree Inn and Cottage, front view

    From the South & West - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

    1. Take interstate 95 North to Exit 3A in Rhode Island Follow 138 East (about 23 miles) & the signs to Newport Bridge – first cross Jamestown Verazzano bridge then Newport (toll) Bridge
    2. Take the first exit off the Newport Bridge called "Scenic Newport" & turn right.
    3. Take a left at the first light onto Van Zandt Ave – there are several four-way stop signs then Van Zandt intersects Broadway
    4. Take a right onto Broadway – go four blocks
    5. Take a left onto Rhode Island Ave – just past the Newport Hospital
    6. Take a left into the Beech Tree Inn driveway at 34 Rhode Island

    From the North - Boston, New Hampshire

    1. Take 93 South to 24 South
    2. Follow Route 24 South until it ends and Route 114 South begins
    3. Follow 114 South into Newport where it turns into Broadway
    4. Take a left onto Rhode Island Ave – just past the Newport Hospital
    5. Take a left into the Beech Tree Inn driveway at 34 Rhode Island Ave

    From Providence / TF Green Airport:

    1. Take interstate 95 South to Route 4 South, which is a left exit
    2. Take Route 4 South about 10 miles
    3. Take Route 138 East to Newport – first cross Jamestown Verazzano bridge then Newport (toll) bridge
    4. Take the first exit off the Newport Bridge called "Scenic Newport" & turn right.
    5. Take a left at the first light onto Van Zandt Ave – there are several four-way stop signs then Van Zandt intersects BroadwayTake a right onto Broadway – go four blocks
    6. Take a left onto Rhode Island Ave – just past the Newport Hospital
    7. Take a left into the Beech Tree Inn driveway at 34 Rhode Island Ave