The Haddie Pierce House Bed & Breakfast
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Spring has arrived in Wickford - "One of America's 10 best Main Streets"! Visit our village with its pictureseque waterfront streets and historic homes. Then be our guest at the Haddie Pierce House.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our three story home was built in 1906 by Haddie and Christopher Pierce. At that time, the Seaview Trolley brought visitors from Providence and the Steamboat would take them across the bay to Newport. While the trolley and the ship have long passed into history, the Haddie Pierce House has retained its Victorian charm and elegance. Our location is excellent with a short walk to the beach on Narragansett Bay or to the Village shops. A short drive takes you to our beautiful South County beaches. Come join us and see all that Wickford has to offer. We know that you will come back again and again.
Your hosts, Darya & John Prassl
Welcome to our home and see what many people call 'casual elegance'. The common areas include a double parlor, dining room, and a fireplaced entry room. Antiques, period furnishings, and parquet floors will remind you of days gone by.
Join us for breakfast! Our dining room is the gathering place each morning. Guests enjoy a full breakfast consisting of fruit, hot entre, baked goods with juice and coffee. Perhaps it might be Creme Brulee French Toast or a Fiesta Egg Casserole. Special dietary needs are always accommodated. And tea and cookies are available 24 hours!
Bright and cheery in the morning, our guests also enjoy their morning meal in our breakfast room. Antique oak furniture, ceramic tile floor. A pretty start to a new day!
The Haddie Pierce House has five guest rooms, all with private baths. Comfort and cleanliness is a priority. Sleep on line dried sheets in the summer and air conditioned guest rooms.
Amenities include robes, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Complimentary facials by NuSkin. Cold beverages, hot tea, coffee, and cookies available 24 hours. Wireless internet connection.
A visit to WICKFORD VILLAGE is a rare treat. Streets of colonial homes are clustered around the scenic harbor. Shoppers enjoy the 40 shops and boutiques and strollers can watch the fisherman returning from a day on Narragansett Bay. Or book a sightseeing cruise on the Brandaris, a restored Dutch fishing vessel.
SOUTH COUNTY'S HISTORIC TRAIL: Begin your tour in Wickford with Casey Farm, Gilbert Stuart House, and Smith's Castle. Visit the Old Narragansett Church, one of the oldest Episcopal Churches in America. Or enoy the vintage aircraft at the Quonset Air Museum. Continue on the TRAIL, following the footsteps of America's founding fathers.
KAYAKING: Visit Wickford's own Kayak Center. Rent a kayak and paddle the bay, or sign up for a weekend clinic.
THE BEACH: Walk out the door and trip down to our sandy beach. Swim in the bay or enjoy a picnic under the trees. Or take the short drive to Narragansett or Scarborough State Beach.
Venturing "Out of Town":
NEWPORT: The historic "summer cottages" of Newport are 20 minutes away by car. The city hosts many summer festivals, including the Jazz Festival, Rhythm & Blues and many more!
FISHING: Charters can be booked at Snug Harbor Marina in Wakefield, or Galilee at Point Judith.
NATURE CRUISE: Board the Night Heron in Snug Harbor for a sightseeing, snorkeling or a Sunset Nature Cruise.
GOLF: Eight 18-hole public courses are within a half hour's drive of the B&B.
CASINO: The Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun establishments in Connecticut are 45 minutes by car.
MYSTIC VILLAGE & SEAPORT: Another 45 minute drive will find you in historic Mystic Village. Enjoy the shops or step back in time visiting the seaport's whaling ships.
BLOCK ISLAND FERRY: sails hourly from the port of Galilee, a 30 minute drive from Wickford.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD FAST FERRY: leaves twice daily from Quonset Point. Arrive at the Vineyard in 90 minutes.
How to Find Us
The Haddie Pierce House is accessible via train, plane, or automobile. The AmTrack station in Kingston is a 20 minute drive. T.F. Green Airport (Providence/Warwick) is also 20 minutes.
FROM THE NORTH
Route 95 South to Exit 9. Route 4 South to Exit 5A (Route 102 South). Continue through 5 lights into Wickford Village. At stop sign, bear right over bridge. Go through one light. Guest parking is the first driveway on the left.
FROM THE SOUTH
Route 95 North to Exit 5A. Bear right at fork. Turn left at light (Route 102 South). Continue for 10 miles, through 7 lights into Wickford Village. Bear right over bridge. Go through traffic light. First driveway on the left is guest parking.
Route 138 West over Newport and Jamestown bridges. First exit after the Jamestown bridge. Turn left at the end of the exit onto Boston Neck Road (Route 1A). Continue 3 miles. The B&B is at the second traffic light. Guest parking is on the right, just before the house.
FROM T.F. GREEN AIRPORT
The Providence T.F. Green Airport is actually located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Exit the airport to I95 and pick up I95 South. Exit 9 for Route 4 South. Continue until Exit 5A (Route 102 South). Go though 5 lights into Wickford Village. Bear right over bridge and go through first traffic light. B&B parking is on the left.