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The Samuel Durfee House

The Samuel Durfee House was built in 1803 and our guests enjoy the experience of staying in an historic building, yet with the comfort and convenience of modern amenities. Each of our uniquely decorated guest rooms offers triple sheeting, bluetooth alarm radio, television, small fridge, Keurig machine,  complimentary WIFI and parking. Robes and beach towels are available by request.   A complimentary gourmet breakfast and afternoon refreshments are served daily.  Self check-in is available by request.

Our History…
The Samuel Durfee House was built by an English banker, Samuel Durfee. The house is Federal Period, characterized by the unique molding, paneled walls, wide first floor floorboards, and fan window above the front door. The original twin parlors are now used as a guest sitting room and dining room. The inn had been a private residence until bought by the de Pinho family in November 1998, with the intention of opening it as an elegant bed and breakfast inn. When renovating the inn, consideration was taken to retain its historic character while being updated with modern amenities.

Your Stay…
At the Samuel Durfee House, our goal is to create a relaxing and enjoyable experience for you! After making several changes to the way our amenities have been offered during covid, we realized that our guests liked being able to make choices as to how are amenities are provided to them.  We still offer in person check-in but if you would rather have self check-in just let us know.  All stays will still include our delicious complimentary breakfast and afternoon refreshments.  For breakfast you have the option of a served breakfast on the guest patio or in the dining room (once covid allows), delivered room service to your room, or packed “to-go” style to take and enjoy as you explore Newport.  After a day of enjoying the sites of Newport, return to find delicious home baked goods delivered to your room to enjoy at your leisure.  We have added Keurig machines to all rooms so you can now enjoy coffee or tea at whatever time you like.  If you don’t want your room serviced during your stay, we won’t enter unless for an urgent matter.   We are available and happy to answer questions and give you advice as to where to go and what to do in Newport but for those that want a more private visit we want to offer that too.  Our guests are provided our cell phone numbers at check-in so we can be reached by phone or text at any time.

Our Commitment to the Environment…
We have many environmentally friendly practices at the Samuel Durfee House. A few of the many ways we help the environment is through the use of our water barrels for watering plants, our recycling program, earth friendly toiletries, optional daily housekeeping and energy efficient fixtures and appliances.

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Give your loved one a very special gift of a stay at Samuel Durfee House.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.