The Narragansett Inn on Block Island RI was perfect for our I “Girls Weekend/Mothers Get Away” on Block Island, Rhode Island. This was a trip we had been dreaming about for over twenty years and it had to be perfect. After many hours searching on the internet for a place to stay at an Inn that was very similar to a bed and breakfast with all the New England and coastal charm found in a travel magazine.
Karen Brown’s New England 2010: Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries (Karen Brown’s New England: Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries)Best Places to Stay: New England: Bed & Breakfasts, Country Inns, and Other Recommended Getaways — Eighth Edition
- Quiet location to relax (so we had to stay out of the Old Harbor area)
- Near the water
- Two beds (we like each other, but not that much…)
- Private bath
- Reasonable distance to the beach
- Scenery (to satisfy my photography craving)
Many of the travel review sites did not have an overall favorable score, but I noticed in 2010 the reviews changed. Seems the original Mott family took over the management again in 2010, after an absence of many years, and starting in 2010 the reviews were the opposite of the previous years. So I decided to call, find out the rates and talk to the manager/owner, and I’m glad I did.
The infamous Narragansett Inn has returned to it’s glory days. Jim Mott, the latest of the 13 generations to live on the island is now the proprietor and from what I could glean from several island residents, the island is happy for their return.
The rooms have all been renovated, and everything is clean and new. It’s still quaint, like an inn should be, you are on a New England seasonal island, so don’t expect five star accommodations. But do expect family hospitality, good food, a relaxing atmosphere, and views that will take your breath away. Our room had two beds, a private bath and was only $199/night. This is during high season when most of the rooms at Inns were $299 or higher.
The Narragansett Inn is one of the original Inns on the island with the main house being built in 1909. Our room was in the original farmhouse, built circa 1709 and we couldn’t have found a better place to stay. The view of the Great Salt Pond was amazing, the sunsets spectacular and the staff extremely friendly. The bike rental shop was basically in the back yard and we had our choice of four restaurants within 100 yards.
It was a great place to kick back. put my feet up, read a book, and relax.
I could have stayed at on Block Island all summer. It was a perfect vacation, just too short.