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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 plush robes, triple sheeting, iPod/iPad bluetooth alarms, television, small fridge, complimentary WIFI and parking. A complimentary gourmet breakfast and afternoon refreshments are served daily. 

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! Start of your day with our delicious complimentary breakfast which is served in our dining room, and patio in the warmer months. After a day of enjoying the sites of Newport, return to the Samuel Durfee House for complimentary afternoon refreshments which are served daily in our dining room. We offer coffee and tea to go along with delicious home baked goods. In the warmer months, guests often take their treat to relax on the patio.

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, and energy efficient fixtures and appliances.

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