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 docking alarms, television, small fridge, complimentary WIFI and parking. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served daily. After a day of touring Newport, we welcome you to relax with coffee, tea and afternoon baked treats and snacks.
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.
At the Samuel Durfee House, our goal is to create a relaxing and enjoyable experience for you! Start of your day with our delicious three-course 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 guest sitting room. We offer coffee and tea to go along with delicious home baked cookies or brownies. In the warmer months, guests often take their treat to relax on the patio.
Michael and Heather de Pinho have been welcoming guests to the Samuel Durfee House since the inn opened in August 1999. Both originally from Maryland, Michael grew up vacationing in Newport and shared his love of the area with Heather. They both enjoyed entertaining and decided to merge their passion for entertaining and of Newport together when they opened the Samuel Durfee House. Michael and Heather know the area well and enjoy sharing their love of Newport with guests.
In 2001, they welcomed their son, Jaxson, who also has great knowledge of the area and assists with guests and breakfast.
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.
- Check-in is from 2 to 6 PM. Advance arrangements must be made for check-ins after 6 PM. Check-out is by 11am.
- A full gourmet breakfast is served each morning normally between 8:30 & 10 am, coffee and tea are available at 7am.
- The Samuel Durfee House is air conditioned in the summer months.
- Off-street parking is provided, one space per room
- Complimentary WI-FI is available, throughout the inn.
- Afternoon tea and coffee with a treat (typically cookies or brownies) are served daily. Snacks are also provided.
- In accordance with state fire law, there is no smoking allowed in the Samuel Durfee House and the use of candles is not permitted in guest bedrooms.
- Children 8 and over are welcome.
- We do not accept pets.
- All of our guest rooms can only accommodate two adults. The suite can accommodate two adults and one child age 8 and older yet under the age of 18.
To guarantee your reservation, a 50% or 1 night deposit (whichever is higher), is required. A refund less $25 processing fee per room cancelled will be issued if cancelled 14 days or more in advance of the date of arrival. If cancelled less than 14 days in advance and by noon the day before arrival date, a merchandise credit less $50 processing fee per room cancelled will be issued, valid for one year toward a minimum of a two night stay. There is no refund or merchandise credit issued for cancellations after noon the day before arrival date or for early departures.