The Weekapaug Inn, one of New England’s last great family resorts, will re-open its doors in October 2012 after a $20 million transformation. This historic inn now joins the Ocean House as a collection of seaside resorts renowned for their scenic Rhode Island oceanfront setting, sense of tradition, exceptional food and highly personalized service.
Originally built in 1899, the Inn is inspired by classic Cape-Cod style architecture, covered with red cedar shingles and accented by dark brown trim. The original 67 rooms will become 27 guest rooms, and four two-bedroom Signature Suites, giving the Inn 31 rooms. Other additions include a three-lane 75-foot lap pool connecting to a fitness center, in the area where the tennis courts were located previously. To entice guests to enjoy the romance of winter in New England, rooms will have bathrooms with heated floors and towel racks, and four wood-burning fireplaces in the public spaces. There will be three dining outlets that will offer a modern interpretation of New England Coastal Cuisine, featuring farm-to-table delicacies prepared simply yet elegantly with a nod to the traditional cultures of the region – including Italian, Portuguese and Native American. Executive Chef Jennifer Backman will oversee the inn’s dining experiences.
The inn will also feature an on-site dedicated “Naturalist” to connect guests to the surrounding stunning environment via educational classes such as bird watching, evening constellation sessions, guided kayaking tours, and more.
Located just five miles away, the AAA Five Diamond Property and Relais & Chateâux Ocean House
will serve as a sister property and manager, allowing guests of the Inn the use of its facilities, including Rhode Island’s only Forbes Five Star OH! Spa
, six restaurant outlets, championship croquet, two squash courts and a 650-foot private white-sand beach. The partnership allows guests at each property to experience the best of both worlds, and enjoy two properties with vastly different styles.