Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

As we feel the brisk New England air, our minds turn towards all of the upcoming holidays. This is a spectacular time to spend in our little slice of the world. The leaves are changing colors and the view is breathtaking! Fields of pumpkins, cornstalks, hay, and mums join the trees in making Rhode Island one of the most beautiful places to visit during the Autumn season.

Along with hayrides, candy apples, and pumpkin picking, Newport is also beginning to gear up for Christmas and New Years Eve. They may be a few months away, but the Newport Mansions will dazzle you with their Christmas displays starting in November so we want to give you time to plan!

The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House will be dressed in silver and gold and will offer music and tours to help usher in the holiday spirit. From The Preservation Society of Newport County:

 "Thousands of poinsettia plants, spectacular evergreens, trees, wreaths and fresh flowers and 19th century style ornaments turn the houses and their grounds into a Christmas wonderland.  Dining tables set with period silver and china and mannequins dressed in authentic costumes complete the elegant setting.  

All three houses will be decorated and open daily for tours from Saturday, November 17 through Monday, January 1, 2013.   The Breakers opens daily at 9 a.m., The Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m.   The last tour admission at all three houses is at 4 p.m., and the houses & grounds close at 5 p.m.

Please note, on Christmas Eve, December 24, the last tour admission at all 3 houses will be at 3 p.m.  Houses are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day."

Lands End Limousines can help arrange your travel around Rhode Island so you can enjoy Autumn in New England!  Call to make arrangements!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Food, Wine, and Newport Mansions

Newport is known for it's food, festivals and of course, it's mansions. The upcoming 7th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival being held at Rosecliff, The Elms, and Marble House promises to be delicious and memorable. It will take place on September 21st - 23rd and Lands End Limousines will be happy to arrange your transportation!

Join chefs Jacques and Claudine Pepin for a once in a lifetime opportunity enjoying brunch in the Gold Room at Marble House on Saturday and view a cooking demonstration by Emeril Lagasse on Sunday.

Over 100 of the world's finest vinters will be joined by more than two dozen of New England's finest restaurants and caterers.

From the Preservation Society of Newport County's website:

Festival Highlights


  • Two-day Grand Tasting with over 100 wineries on the lawn of Marble House 
  • Celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national and regional personalities 
  • Seminars with leading wine experts
  • Wine & Rosecliff gala celebration 
  • NEW! Collectible Wine Dinner 
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Free Parking & free shuttle transportation

  • Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this is a remarkable weekend experience not to be missed!

We hope to see you there!