47 Pelham Street
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840
Geocode: latitude: 41.485892329742, longitude: -71.31311416626
Originally built by ship captain William Austin in 1882, The Austin
House has a long and storied history in the center of Newport’s
Historic Hill. Over the past four decades two generations of fine
artists have lived and worked in this stately Queen Anne Victorian.
Completely restored and refurbished in 2012, guests are now treated to
stylish and comfortable rooms which combine late 19th
Century opulence with contemporary amenities and flair.
Catering to a maximum of six guests at a time, the Austin House INN is
able to offer the utmost in service and comfort; with reservations
personally tailored to meet your individual needs; whether for
relaxation, business or both. Our knowledgeable, local staff will
make your visit to Newport a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Austin House Inn features two elegant Bed and Breakfast lodging
options located on the home’s first floor allowing guests’ convenient
access: the Spring Room and the Pelham Room / Suite.
The Spring Room’s stained glass window’s beguile with glowing color as
it’s ten foot high linen drapes are drawn back to greet the morning
light. Deluxe queen bed and fine linens are
complimented by Hollywood Regency inspired décor.
Designer touches include a newly tailored six foot, plush linen and silk
headboard, a freshly restored and reupholstered vintage Louis the XVI
loveseat, antique tasseled chandelier, cast plaster, Roman
table lamp and artworks from the owners’ extensive collection.
Contemporary amenities include flat screen direct HDTV, wi-fi,
air conditioning and a large closet space. The new bathroom
combines antique slag glass windows with a contemporary glass cabin
shower enclosure. Antique subway and hexagonal tiles are complimented
by sink vanity and shower hardware fashioned from titanium by
The Pelham Room is available by itself or as a Suite. Honey toned,
antique quarter sawn oak moldings, eight foot tall French
pocket doors, a three by six foot transom window and antique oak
armoire define the space’s strong lines. A deluxe queen bed and designer bedding are
complemented by an upholstered headboard in raw silk. A completely new,
light filled, architectural bath featuring ten foot ceilings, marble
tiled, sit down shower room, hand carved granite sink by Stone
Forest Artisans and titanium Dornbracht fixtures will invigorate or
relax depending on the time of day. The adjoining three hundred square
ft suite room contains a Vanguard pull out sofa bed with queen sized,
air dream mattress, direct HDTV wi- fi, air conditioning and artworks from the owners’ collection.
The suite’s highlight; a bright, pentagonal sitting area serves as a
great dining nook / work area and the suite room has an adjacent
powder room with tub. The air conditioned Pelham Room and Suite Room
feature antique Hollywood Regency décor including chandeliers,
lighting fixtures, neo-classical credenza and other period pieces and
Gourmet and healthful breakfasts and other culinary offerings are
custom tailored to your individual preferences and needs; offered to
you based on your schedule. The Austin House Inn is a moveable feast
with outdoor patio eating / sunning area, large covered porch with
tables or in room or suite service. The owner / proprietor originally
from NYC has many years in the restaurant and hospitality profession
and has resided over twenty years on site painting
teaching and raising a family.