Saturday, October 2, 2010

A glimpse of New England . . . Rhode Island

We flew into Providence, Rhode Island, and arrived about midnight; it was pouring down rain. We rented a car without a GPS (you can rent them now for about $10 a day ~ and really . . . I thought I would rather spend $60 on treasures). We arrived at our Bed and Breakfast where the innkeeper had our room key ~ a real key ~ not a plastic card ~ in an envelope taped to the door. (This is the first thing we noticed . . . people don't worry about locking their doors or cars). 
We stayed at the Edgewood Manor Inn, and it was amazing! It has been rated as having the 'best antiques', and you can see why . . .

  We stayed in the Victorian home next door, which is part of Edgewood Manor. 
The first night we had the whole house to ourselves.

 Our room  . . .  it was old, not perfect, and I loved it!

 Take a look inside the manor . . .

the library 

  This lamp was gorgeous!

 the dining room

a sitting room

 the sun room . . . where we ate breakfast . . . just beautiful!

up the stairs and a peek inside a few of the other rooms . . .

 My favorite piece in the whole house.

Before we took off in the morning, we realized we needed a GPS device; the streets and maps were just too confusing and I didn't want to spend my time looking at maps and missing the sites. So, first stop . . . Enterprise Rental Car.

 some beautiful homes in the neighborhood and on Benefit Street in Providence

Downtown Providence . . . this one's for sale.

Wickford Village

Rhode Island, in review:
Edgewood Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast ~ highly recommend/great breakfasts by a chef
City of Providence ~ don't need to go there
Wickford Village ~ a cute little village with a few shops, only takes about an hour
Great group of Italian restaurants in Providence on Atwells Avenue ~ we ate at Andino's ~ excellent
Get a GPS device

Thanks for hanging out with the long post. I filled the whole camera card on this trip. If you like New England architecture, it's here. Next blog will be day 2 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

~ Julie


  1. Looks like a beautiful place Julie! I loved the, old and major detail! Glad you got the GPS and found all these great places.Thanks for sharing, and look forward to day 2.


  2. What wonderful photos Julie! I really enjoyed seeing all of the gorgeous homes with all the trim, and large porches.
    Thank you for taking us along.

  3. This is absolutely amazingly gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I love old homes and where you stayed and the rest of RI homes you showed are amazing:)

  4. Dear Julie: Exquisite photos! What a beautiful inn you stayed in! My eldest brother actually won a scholarship to Brown University in Providence many years ago. We travelled there many times over the course of his schooling as he played for the hockey team. He is ten years older than I but even as a child I remember all the history of this city. He actually roomed with some of the hockey players in an old victorian home near the university. What a nice 'walk down memory lane'. I would love to go back some day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Julie! Oh, how gorgeous! I've been to New England a couple of times but have never stayed in such a beautiful place as this! How lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. I agree about Providence! Newport would have been a place to stop..., the ocean drive, cliff walk or Sachuest Point park!!! I live nearby and we often go for great walks there.

  7. Dear Julie, What a wonderful glimpse of New England and especially of the interesting and varied architecture. You obviously picked, in Edgewood Manor, a delightful place in which to stay and somewhere which, judging from your pictures, has been very carefully and lovingly looked after.

    Sadly, I have no idea what a GPS device is, nor why I should get one.

  8. dear julie,
    the photos they are great.the houses looks absolutley amazing,i love old houses .
    thanks for sharing us.
    have a nice week
    love regina

  9. Edgewood Manor is gorgeous! I think the sunroom would be my hangout. The homes you posted are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your trip. Take care, Connie

  10. Sigh, all those fabulous old homes!!!
    And the one where you stayed is absolutely amazing.

    Great post!


  11. Oh, I DO like New England architecture. This was a great tour, Julie. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I've added New England on my bucket list. How utterly beautiful!!! Can you imagine living in those big old homes years ago?? Wow. It sure looks like you're having a wonderful time, and I can hardly wait for more photos! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. got some amazing shots. I have never been to Rhode's so different than here! The Victorian you stayed in looks incredible...thanks for taking us along!!

  14. Looks like you had an AMAZING trip! Providence is so beautiful... I need to go there someday! ♥

  15. Thanks for staying at Edgewood Manor Inn in the Providence Rhode Island area and we look forward to you coming back to stay with us real soon!!!! Andrew @ Edgewood Manor


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