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Unspoiled Beauty Reconnect with nature in a one-of-a-kind setting

FESTIVE FINDS

Holiday Picks from Resort Boutiques

SUITE LIFE

Discover the Latest Suites and Cottages

GET COOKING

NEW LANDMARKS

ART COMES ALIVE

THE PRESERVE

Meet Culinary Ambassador Trisha Pérez Kennealy

Explore Museum-Quality Works at Ocean House

Weekapaug Inn Adds Suites & Event Pavilion

Sneak Peek: Hilltop Lodge and OH! Spa


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CONTENTS

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16 Social Network

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Check out our buzzworthy events over the past season.

60 The Restart

OH Well Program adds safeguards to ensure an enjoyable and secure stay. by Judy Ostrow

62 Inventive Ways to Dine

23 Insider

Meet OHM insiders and discover their favorite vacations and travel tips. by Elizabeth Hole

Indulge in the rustic, luxurious and whimsical—with seriously good food and drink. b y E l i z a b e t h Ke y s e r

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66 Meet our New Culinary Ambassador

Browse our boutiques for signature gifts and other festive finds.

Trisha Pérez Kennealy shares her love of cooking with guests. b y E l i z a b e t h Ke y s e r

30 New Developments

From boots to beach tours, get the latest resort news.

70 The Latest Landmarks

33 On the Road with Relais & Châteaux

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Visit unique properties and experience the joy of arriving by car. by Owen McDonald

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New suites and an event pavilion create more options for a Weekapaug Inn getaway. by Judy Ostrow

74 Art Comes Alive

The Ocean House art program is a museum-quality experience and more. b y Ki m Ka v i n

41 Traveler

Explore the possibilities for local sightseeing, shopping, dining and entertainment. by Elizabeth Hole

78 The Suite Life

Preview the newest cottages and signature suites. by Jamie Marshall

54 The Sporting Life Awaits

82 The Fall & Winter Annual

Preserve Sporting Club & Residences opens a new lodge and OH! Spa. b y Ki m Ka v i n

Make the most of your visit with our full calendar of offerings and events.

92 End Quote Top Row Weekapaug Inn: Anna-Katrina Hostettler visits the Hunter® Boots Borrowing Closet; Entrance to the Inn's new event pavilion. Bottom Row Preserve Sporting Club & Residences: Signs help navigate the property's 3,500 acres. Ocean House Management: Trisha Pérez Kennealy is new Culinary Ambassador.

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WELCOME

Bright New Season

A challenging year brings exciting developments

Daniel Hostettler and wife Katie enjoy the Dinner & Disney event with children William and Anna-Katrina.

PRINCIPALS

Ocean House Hotel Partners

PRESIDENT + GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR Daniel A. Hostettler

GROUP PUBLISHER/SALES DIRECTOR Dear Friends, For all of us, 2020 has been a challenging yet remarkable year. It was a year in which our teams came together in incredible ways to deliver unforgettable moments for guests. Reimagined dining, events and experiences, plus the establishment of all-encompassing safety protocols, made us a great choice for a summer vacation. Guests joined us in record numbers this summer, and we thank all who stayed with us and for supporting our COVID protocols. The year 2020 also saw Weekapaug Inn achieve Forbes Five-Star status. I’m so proud of the team for their accomplishment, which brings added excitement to developments at the property. A stunning new events pavilion has opened, along with impressive new Carriage House Suites, both offering the best views anywhere on property. The Hunter® Boots Borrowing closet has been refreshed, awaiting your fall nature outings, and a new Jeep tour is available, cruising for miles up and down Rhode Island beaches here in the off-season. In May, we welcomed the Preserve Sporting Club & Residences to the Ocean House Management Collection. With 3,500 acres of experiential outdoor adventure—from fishing to sporting clays to golf—it’s just minutes from Ocean House, in Richmond, Rhode Island. Take a look at exciting adventures to be had in the cooler months, as well as new dining and real estate opportunities. Inn at Hastings Park, in leafy Lexington, Massachusetts, is blossoming with new culinary offerings. While Inn owner Trisha Pérez Kennealy joined us each week in Watch Hill this summer—to teach cooking classes for Ocean House guests in her role as OHM Culinary Ambassador—she’s returned to Lexington to open the new Whispering Angel Culinary Garden. This inspired new private dining experience offers lunch and dinner with fine rosé pairings in a gorgeous setting. Consider a trip to Lexington for the ultimate fall foliage experience, great dining, cooking classes and more. Explore all of this in the latest edition of our magazine. We wish you a comforting, safe fall and holiday season and we hope your plans bring you to one of our properties, where the holiday season will be as bright as ever.

Karen Kelly-Micka

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Sara Geen Hill

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Ben Tomek

EDITOR

Elizabeth Hole

ART DIRECTOR Garvin Burke

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Chris Bachmann

DESIGN ASSISTANT Taylor Stroili

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kim Kavin Elizabeth Keyser Jamie Marshall Owen McDonald Judy Ostrow

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Chip Riegel Reinhard Sokol

Yours in hospitality, PRESIDENT

Jonathan W. Moffly

VICE PRESIDENT/SALES Andrew Amill

Daniel A. Hostettler President & Group Managing Director, Ocean House Management Collection and President, Relais & Châteaux North America— United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

To book reservations for our properties: OCEAN HOUSE: 855-678-0364; oceanhouseri.com; 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI 02891 WEEKAPAUG INN: 855-679-2995, weekapauginn.com; 25 Spray Rock Road, Westerly, RI 02891 INN AT HASTINGS PARK: 781-301-6660; innathastingspark.com; 2027 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421 PRESERVE SPORTING CLUB & RESIDENCES: 844-451-5913 ; preservesportingclub.com; 87 Kingstown Road, Richmond, RI 02898

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VICE PRESIDENT/BUSINESS Elena V. Moffly

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Gabriella Mays Jennifer Frank

© 2020 Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn magazines are published by Moffly Custom Media. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The material in this publication may not be reproduced in any manner, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of Moffly Custom Media. Editorial suggestions may be forwarded to the publisher, who assumes no liability for the safety or return of unsolicited art, photographs or manuscripts. To renew or change your address, please email us at communications@oceanhouseri.com

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CONVERSATIONS

by ELIZABETH HOLE

portrait by BOB CAPAZZO

Award-winning broadcaster launches Legacies and Leadership

Above: Entrepreneur David McCourt discusses his book Total Rethink with Hoffman.

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ow do you bring life stories to life? “You start,” says award-winning broadcast journalist Ray Hoffman, “by recognizing that most lives well-lived are interesting. You just have to know what kind of questions to ask, and then let the conversation flow.” Inspired by the countless examples of good character and good decision-making in his interviews with entrepreneurs and business leaders—“stories too good not to be documented,” Hoffman is taking on his own entrepreneurial role. His venture, known as Legacies and Leadership ( legaciesandleadership.com), produces

broadcast-quality video biography conversations for personal and corporate use. Hoffman documents the lives and achievements, the lessons learned, the legacies, of people from all walks of life—creating a personalized record that can be shared with family, friends and associates for years to come. “I’ve spoken with some people who have documented their legacies in a book,” Hoffman says, “and each has come to the realization that almost no one is likely to ever read it. But a high-definition video is more readily enjoyed, and learned from, over and over.” He designs each well-researched biography to “show you as you are—your mannerisms, your inflections—in an easy, relaxed setting. That’s

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how you tell the story of your wonderful life.” Hoffman, the business journalist behind CEO Radio on New York’s WCBS Newsradio 880, has spent nearly four decades covering the financial markets. His approach has been called “breezy, yet richly informative.” Part of that came from growing up in Pittsburgh, listening to broadcast heroes Bob Prince and Jim Woods doing their high-wire act version of baseball play-by-play on the Pirates games. “They were very, very good at it, but there sure was a lot of fun going on in that broadcast booth. So I took a cue from The Gunner and The Possum, as they were known, and applied it to business news.” Throughout his career, Hoffman has been heard by tens of millions of listeners. CEO Radio has twice been recognized by The New York Press Club as “Best Business Radio Broadcast” (in 2012 and 2015). He represented BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal on air for a combined total of 32 years. From CEO Radio, which has aired daily since 2007, it was a logical extension to build something of his own. “About five years ago I started doing some on-set video interviews for WCBS, and I was surprised how much of a knack I had for it,” says Hoffman. “I started thinking about all the careers and life stories that could and should be documented in a serious, but watchable, interview format. Think of Legacies and Leadership as a sort of 60 Minutes interview

for home use.” Although a biography is going to be longer than a 60 Minutes sit-down, Hoffman says you can hold listeners’ attention by customizing each interview and breaking it into segments, especially when capturing more extensive, detailed careers. One of his first projects was a four-part biography series for a client who gave copies to his children and grandson as a Christmas present. “In my conversation with former Nestlé USA CEO Alan MacDonald, breaking it into four segments kept the story from ever dragging. One covered his family and history. The second featured his days in the hospitality program at Cornell. Part three—the longest—involved an extensive look at not only how he built his career, but also a serious look inside the growth of the Stouffer Corporation and the frozen food industry (Alan brought Lean Cuisine to the world),” notes Hoffman. “The fourth part covered his years at Nestlé, stories about golf and his friendship with Arnold Palmer, and how he feels about family and legacy.” For those of us who aren’t captains of industry, Hoffman suggests that “anyone with an interesting life, or interesting story to tell” is the perfect candidate for a video biography. No matter who he interviews, he follows the same journalistic format. “I approach a commissioned interview how I do my CEO Radio interviews: under the honest and sometimes unwritten rules of good journalism,” explains Hoffman. “I do my research and come prepared with questions. In my most recent Legacies conversation, I arrived with 25 pages of questions. And it can be done safely, with proper social distancing.” Reflecting on 13 years of hosting CEO Radio and the 1,000-plus interviews he has conducted over his career, Hoffman cites the biggest lesson learned: “Lead with character and anything is possible!” Hoffman may have storied tales about larger-than-life CEOs, adventurers, executives, celebrities, and all kinds of entrepreneurs, but he gives everyone equal billing. “There are so many good stories out there, and too few are being properly documented. This is one of the reasons why I started Legacies and Leadership,” says Hoffman. “I want to hear—and help share—these stories. Not just business stories, life stories."

Above: Hoffman at a beach near his Stamford home.

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ay Hoffman has learned life lessons from his passion beyond broadcasting and baseball—jazz. In addition to being a jazz historian and aficionado, he is a singer and lyricist in his own right. Several of his lyrics have been recorded, including his latest, “Is There Time for Paris?” by world-class jazz singer Alexis Cole. Hoffman's lyric, written to music by guitarist John Basile, addresses the uncertainty that many people of a certain age feel when they find themselves having to start dating all over again. Paris, in this case, is his metaphor. “My best learned lesson from my years around music? It came from bandleader and jazz great Woody Herman,” says Hoffman. “One time he told me a story about when he was a kid clarinet player in Milwaukee, and I took it to heart. A man he described as an old vaudevillian came up to him and said, ‘Never play down to your audience.’ I just adapted it to ‘Never talk down to your audience.’ (Or, if you’re a lyricist, ‘Never write down to your audience.’)”

Top left: Hoffman interviews Steve Odland, CEO of The Conference Board, during a CEO Radio broadcast. Bottom left: Speaking at Seton Hall University, Hoffman connects with future entrepreneurs.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY BEACH BALL at Ocean House

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INSIDER

THE WAY I TRAVEL

Meet the people behind your resort experience and discover their favorite vacations and travel tips

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help bring big ideas to life, such as Whispering Angel rosé and Hunter boots. Fostering brand relationships is a rewarding part of my job.

Geen Hill at Weekapaug Inn's backyard dock.

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Favorite Relais & Châteaux property? It’s hard to choose between Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and the Inn at Hastings Park. My nine-year-old Milo loves the elegance of Ocean House. When we stayed last winter, we took advantage of kids activities such as the Mortimer Mouse scavenger hunt. Milo’s favorite offering? “The Macarons at Sunday Brunch are spectacular.”

Never Leaves Home Without...

Geen Hill likes to pack vacation essentials such as lip balm, Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Moisturizer and LÄRABAR® —a healthy snack and "lifesaver when one of us starts getting hangry!"

Sara Geen Hill

Group Director, Communications & Brand Management

What is your role at OHM? I work with our marketing, social media and design team to communicate OHM news to guests, media and the community. It’s an evolving landscape based on how people like to receive information. How do you create new guest offerings at the resorts? We continuously think about ways to elevate the guest experience. Lifestyle brands

Where’s your hometown and what’s the coolest thing to see there? I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, a destination with tremendous soul. Brooklyn has brilliant restaurants—and I’m not referring to the new trendy ones. The real gems are old-school eateries, such as L&B Spumoni Gardens for a Sicilian square pizza, which has been open since 1939. Describe a perfect vacation. A favorite European jaunt was to Barcelona, Spain—the art galleries! Gaudí! Decadent dinners and dancing the night away! Now that I’m a mom, I see travel through a different

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lens. In fact, our best recent trip was to Disney World. Tell us about that trip… It was a multi-generational getaway meticulously planned by our family matriarch, my mom (aka Momma Mouse). There is nothing like the magic of Disney, and we mapped our days for maximum fun. From FastPass+ for rides, to our treat wish list, such as Pineapple Dole Whip in Magic Kingdom, and blue bantha milk at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Best travel companion? I married my favorite travel companion. My Scottish husband Dan and I are both explorers who take a spontaneous approach. Dan is patient and good-humored…. and luckily, our two sons are also easygoing. They’re always up for the next adventure. Is there a special food you crave when traveling? I’m a sugar addict and always on the hunt for locally-made sweets. I’m drawn to small businesses that produce regional flavors, whether it’s a doughnut shop, family-run ice cream parlor or bustling bakery.

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THE WAY I TRAVEL

Nicole Rodin

Rodin and her youngest son, Finn, explore a waterfall by the Preserve's main entrance.

Partner, Preserve Sporting Club & Residences

When you’re not working, what do you like to do at Preserve Sporting Club? As residents of the Preserve, we like to explore the miles of trails, enjoy the pool, fish in the ponds and photograph all of the wildlife with our children. When we’re able to enjoy the property without the children, my husband and I like to rock climb, shoot sporting clays, and we frequently use the catering services available in the Main Lodge. Describe a favorite vacation. Disney—we go every year.

What’s your favorite Relais & Châteaux property? Ocean House—there is no beating a beautiful Rhode Island beach and panoramic ocean views in a triple Five Star resort. Do you have a travel-related guilty pleasure? Snickers and an over-priced magazine. Any top travel essentials? I don’t think moms have travel essentials. I try to take exactly what we need and I TRY not to over pack, but it’s hard with a house full of boys. Where's your next trip? We have two children under three, so it’s likely we will be visiting Cape Neddick for proximity to our home and ease of travel with the kids.

Above: Trips to Disney World are a family tradition.

Since the quarantine affected your annual trip, how did you keep the kids busy at home? We had planned a few trips that have been postponed until traveling is a little safer with small children. One trip to Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine, and one to Disney. Luckily for us, we are residents at the Preserve at Boulder Hills, and the children were able to explore the 3,500 acres here, a privilege that so many families are experiencing as their travel destination this year.

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Best travel companion? Hands down, my husband. We travel the same way and like the same things; we have the same ideas about a perfect vacation pattern. We like to pack our days with sightseeing and try as many new things as possible.

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Snickers bars are a travel indulgence.

Never Leaves Home Without... Rodin typically packs short stories and novellas so she can "finish them in one sitting." She also likes to flip through magazines while on vacation.

Is there a special food you crave when traveling? Pasta for sure, something very hearty. Do you prefer tourist destinations or out-of-theway, local haunts? A tourist destination. I am not super adventurous, so I typically don’t go exploring without researching. What’s the craziest place you’ve discovered while on vacation? An underground bath converted to a restaurant in The Vatican.

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Monet's Garden in Giverny, France is on the must-visit list.

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Price meets in the Drawing Room, an event space at Ocean House..

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Colleen Price Director of Group Sales

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What is your role at OHM? As Director of Group Sales, my day-to-day schedule changes frequently. Selling during COVID has forced us to pivot more often and find a balance between maintaining great relations with our current clients and getting even more creative at discovering new ones. I find myself focusing more on keeping the team

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spirit up during the most difficult of selling times. Given your profession in luxury hospitality, how do you choose your vacation destinations? I actually let my daughter choose the destinations. She’s 15 and going off to college soon. I like to select off her wish list so that we can

experience it together. These destinations always include luxury accommodations, lots of shopping and great cuisine. What’s your favorite Relais & Châteaux property? Ocean House, of course! While you travel, do you prefer to relax or be active? I love to be active. The change of scenery is healthy and allows me to reset. I love to shop and soak in the local culture. Finish this sentence: A sensational travel experience always includes… Lots of laughter, conversation and new experiences. Time with family doesn’t occur often enough. Building memories that will last a lifetime is everything. It’s not where the vacation occurs—it is what’s remembered and spoken of for years to come. What’s the worst thing you forgot when packing for a getaway? I honestly don’t know. My philosophy is to not worry about what I may forget. Whatever I might need, I can buy once I get there. Where’s your hometown and what’s the coolest thing to see there? Endwell, New York. I always go

back to Highland Park and sit on a swing on top of a hill that overlooks my high school. I sit and reflect on where I’ve been, how far I’ve come and dream of what’s yet to be. What’s your travel-related guilty pleasure? Not worrying about price. Vacations are seldom so when I go, I don’t worry about the cost. Where are you headed on your next trip? Hawaii for my daughter’s 16th birthday. What’s the one place that tops your travel bucket list? Italy! Left:

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Gift of a Lifetime

Double Bag

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The "Lunchpail" by Cesta Collective in Zebra, and Emerald and Mustard stripe, $395 each.

Blanket Statement

Ocean House throw blanket as found in guest rooms and suites, $200.

Arm Candy

Bangle bracelet by jewelry designer Meg Carter. Panoramic rendition of Ocean House in enamel, on 18K gold-overpalladium, $145.

Festive Finds

Chill Out

Yeti Tundra® 35 cooler in Seafoam (other colors available) at The Preserve Sporting Shoppe, $249.99.

Browse our boutiques for signature holiday gifts

Top Cut

Custom Ocean House cutting board, maple and mahogany wood, $215.

Tree Chic Ocean House collectible Christmas tree ornament, $40.

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What's NEW at the Weekapaug Inn

Boots & Beach Tours! HunterÂŽ Boots Borrowing Closet

Adventures in Off-Roading

Guests visit the Inn to relax and connect with nature. There's never a need to pack extra gear. Whether it's bird watching, biking or splashing in the pond, every explorer can find the perfect fit.

Designed for wildlife expeditions, our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is equipped for wherever the steering wheel leads. Experience an open-air excursion and take in the sand, surf and scenery.

Above: Anna-Katrina Hostettler chooses new glitter HunterÂŽ boots for an outing. Below: Guests of all ages can borrow boots and outerwear to suit their needs.

Above and below: Our customized Jeep is meant to drive off the beaten path. Courtesy of Ocean Jeep in Westerly, this Wrangler Unlimited is "beach legal" and ready to roll.

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On the Road with RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX Discover the joy of arriving by car

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s travelers rethink their current mode of transportation, the trend has turned away from air travel towards drivable expeditions by car. Although the way we travel has changed, the final destination should be no less luxurious. Embrace the experience of a classic road trip, taking in sights along the way. Starting at Weekapaug Inn, we explore ways to enjoy the open road, and then visit three Relais & Châteaux properties in nearby New England towns.

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eaving A Weekapaug Inn isn’t anyone’s favorite thing—unless it’s for a day trip to enjoy this hidden corner of New England. First things first: you stop on the way for a delicious B Dave’s Coffee. Then, for a relaxing land cruise, we suggest what’s known as D The Connecticut River Loop. In your vehicle of choice, it’s a scant 40 minutes (37 pleasant miles) to the enchanting Connecticut town of Old Lyme. Well worth it to see the C Florence Griswold Museum, dedicated to the visionary woman who turned her family’s imposing Georgian estate into what would become the famed Old Lyme Art Colony, birthplace of American Impressionism. Drag yourself away from the Griswold’s stunning Krieble Gallery and go a tad

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further to Essex, Connecticut. With what may be the world’s most perfect gazebo, it’s such a beguiling spot that you’ll want to grab a scone at Essex Coffee & Tea Company, just to prove it was all real. Not far from there is the famed Essex Steam Train and Riverboat. That experience isn’t so much for you as it is for your inner child—it makes you feel like a kid again. Heading back to Weekapaug, thinking about cocktails and dinner, you glide through storybook places along the Connecticut River such as Deep River, Chester, Haddam and East Haddam. There’s something so wonderful about bopping between adorably shoppable hamlets in Connecticut’s woodlands.

Dave's Coffee

5193 Old Post Rd Charlestown, RI davescoffee.com

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TAKE THE WHEEL Automotive enthusiasts visiting Weekapaug Inn will find kindred spirits, wonderful day trip ideas and, if you like, a sleek Scandinavian SUV in the form of a luxurious Volvo to use as your own. The Test Drive Program is an innovative partnership that puts Inn guests in beautiful automobiles, adding an extra dimension to your visit. Weekapaug Inn features two Volvo models, the luxurious 7-passenger XC90 SUV, a Motor Trend SUV of the Year winner, and the XC40, a compact SUV with bold styling and all-weather capability. Both are a dream to drive.

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Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT essexsteamtrain.com

More to See:

Stop by towns like Deep River, Chester, Haddam and East Haddam along the way.

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onnecticut’s Litchfield Hills are a numinous hinterland whose gentle forested expanses are home to one of the finest Relais & Châteaux member properties anywhere, Winvian Farm. Designed with extreme love and whimsy by the Smith family, a name of distinction among the world’s best hoteliers, Winvian Farm features 18 utterly one-of-a-kind resort cottages and the amazing Hadley Suite, all designed by 15 different architects. The Woodlands Cottage has a tree growing through it in a Lord of the Rings fantasy. The Helicopter Cottage, meanwhile, is a stunning luxury suite incorporating a fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican helicopter. Other cottages you’ll have to explore to believe, which is easily done on the bikes provided for all guests. Then there’s the epicurean excellence of Winvian’s Chef Chris Eddy, pioneer of the seed-to-table culinary

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movement and admired as one of the finest practitioners working today. While here you really must reserve a treatment at Winvian Farm Spa, a fabled oasis that has long attracted the discrete, the famous, the beautiful people for transformative treatments. To leave this place, a joyride must be truly joyful. Fortunately, that is in plentiful supply in Litchfield and its surrounding delights. Take in the countryside near Winvian by sampling local wineries including Hopkins Vineyard in Lake Waramaug, or the Haight-Brown right in Litchfield. You’ll also love pick-your-own-fruit March Farm in nearby Bethlehem, a fascinating stop at The Institute for American Indian Studies in tiny Washington, Connecticut, and, as you depart, definitely a dip into Litchfield Candy Company, whose chocolates are simply marvelous.

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Hopkins Vineyard

25 Hopkins Rd New Preston, CT hopkinsvineyard.com

Haight-Brown Vineyard

29 Chestnut Hill Rd Litchfield, CT haightbrownwine. com

March Farm

160 Munger Ln Bethlehem, CT marchfarm.com

Above: Set on 113 acres, Winvian Farm has 18 uniquely different cottages on the property.

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Rd Washington, CT iaismuseum.org

Right: The Log Cabin is elegantly rustic with a wood-burning fireplace; At Woodlands Cottage, the spa-like bathroom is a "forest fantasy."

Litchfield Candy Company 245 West St Litchfield, CT facebook.com/ LitchfieldCandy/

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or guests driving from Weekapaug Inn on coastal Rhode Island to sublime Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, better to make overnight plans. It’s a glorious 222 mile tour through New England’s finest scenery. Originally the home of Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis and journalist Dorothy Thompson, he wrote this about Twin Farms: “There will be apple trees and flaming lilies, and the moon over the low mountains and you and me, after dinner, sitting….on the terrace." Lewis nailed it, only now add in decades of delightful design, Relais & Châteaux amenities, the restaurant, the spa—it’s simply magnificent. The Bridge House Spa at Twin Farms is a platinum standard, and the Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Massage is not to be missed. In wintertime, guests enjoy well-groomed

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cross-country ski trails and ice skating on a picture-perfect pond. Culinary delights come by virtue of star Chef Nathan Rich, awarded the Relais & Châteaux 2013 Rising Chef Trophy. For hikers and daytrippers, the breathtaking Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock is only 12 miles away. Fill your eyes with nature’s wonders before hitting nearby F. H. Gillingham and Sons, a family-run general store in business since 1886. Afterwards, take a short drive to The Mill at Simon Pearce in Quechee for some shopping and lunch. The mill sits on the Ottauquechee River within sight of a charming waterfall. Continue to drive by the river, and you'll have more photos of scenic covered bridges than you ever imagined.

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Marsh-BillingsRockefeller National Historic Park

54 Elm St Woodstock, VT nps.gov/mabi/index. htm

F. H. Gillingham and Sons 16 Elm St Woodstock, VT gillinghams.com

The Mill At Simon Pearce

1760 Quechee Main St Quechee, VT simonpearce.com/ our-restaurant

Covered Bridges Above: Twin Farms has 300 acres and a peaceful, bucolic feel. Right: Each room is individually designed with its own rustic spin; The restaurant offers a nightly farm-to-table dinner.

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Drive along the Ottauquechee River, and see how many you spot!

PHOTOGRAPHY: LEAF BY ©VALENTINA R. - STOCK.ADOBE.COM; THE MILL AT SIMON PEARCE COURTESY OF INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

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magine if Hollywood leading man Richard Gere and some friends created an inn. Let your mind wander as to what form such a fantasy might take, and then compare it to the real thing. Take a scenic drive to beautiful Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, New York to see for yourself. Coming from the Weekapaug Inn, it is a two-hour drive from Westerly, Rhode Island to Bedford—and a straight shot through coastal Connecticut countryside until Rt. 15, known locally as the Merritt Parkway. In foliage season, it’s been recommended by AAA and every in-the-know publication as a picturesque fall drive. Topography slowly transforms as you enter the historic enclave that includes the towns of Bedford and Katonah. With its close proximity to Manhattan and off-the-map vibe, Bedford Post Inn’s Farmhouse Restaurant has long been a hangout of beautiful people, and those who just love great gourmet food. A nice-weather alternative is The Terrace,

with a wood-burning stove and signature cocktails. Don’t miss brunch at The Barn, yet another prime dining spot on the property. You’ll certainly want to dine, and ideally spend a night in one of the unique suites, bask in restored colonial ambience, and savor the joys of a Relais & Châteaux jewel. Anyone for a little downward dog to start the day? The Yoga Loft is consistently rated one of the most superlative yoga studios in the northeast and worth the visit. Take a leisurely drive to the 6,000-acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in this land of exquisite reservoirs, interlaced with hiking trails, fishing spots and outdoor fun. While there, visit The Kitchen Table. Inn co-owner Russell Hernandez also loves nearby New Canaan, Connecticut, a sophisticated place with an amiable air, and things to see like Philip Johnson’s famous architectural marvel, The Glass House. Bedford Post Inn can arrange a Hot Air Balloon Ride over the charmed expanse.

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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Reservation Rd Pound Ridge, NY parks.westchestergov. com

The Kitchen Table 71 Westchester Ave Pound Ridge, NY thekitchentablepr. com

The Glass House 199 Elm St New Canaan, CT theglasshouse.org

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Above: Charming yet luxurious, the Bedford Post Inn has two restaurants and a yoga studio. Right: The terrace is a popular spot for specialty cocktails; One of eight guest suites.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: WARD POUND RIDGE RESERVATION COURTESY OF INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT; THE GLASS HOUSE BY MICHAEL BIONDO

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“Dave’s Coffee roasted daily, by hand, right here in Rhode Island.”

Dave’s Coffee Charlestown 5193 Old Post Road Charlestown, RI 02813 Open daily 6am - 6pm 401-322-0006 shop online davescoffee.com

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When staying at one of our resorts, there’s so much to see in nearby towns. Explore the possibilities for sightseeing, shopping, dining and entertainment.

periods. The home was occupied by several generations until it became a museum in 1972. Each December, the museum hosts a festive holiday boutique. 124 Granite St., Westerly, RI; babcocksmithhouse.org

Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Above: OMO Jewels has a curated collection of clothing, accessories, gifts and statement jewelry.

This museum and research center celebrates the Pequot tribe and preserves their history. Set to reopen in spring 2021, the museum boasts an impressive 85,000 square feet of exhibitions, dioramas and films. 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT; pequotmuseum.org

PHOTOGRAPHY: OMO JEWELS IMAGE CONTRIBUTED; INDIAN ARTIFACTS PHOTO COURTESY OF TOMAQUAG INDIAN MUSEUM

Mystic Museum of Art

CULTURE & HISTORY Historic Destinations Benefit Street’s “Mile of History”

the structure is an event space for both private parties and public events. Check website for updates, as it’s been temporarily closed for events. Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI; thetowersri.com

diverse landscape. One of five wildlife refuges in Rhode Island, it features grasslands, swamps and the largest coastal salt pond in the state. 50 Bend Rd., Charlestown, RI; fws.gov

Newport Mansions

A charming seaside locale, Wickford is one of the oldest preserved colonial villages in the Nation. For the modern set, there are plenty of shops and restaurants. The village hosts a Festival of Lights celebration each December. 55 Brown St., North Kingstown, RI; histwick.org

Book a ghost tour if you dare, as this historic stretch has been called “the most haunted street in Rhode Island.” Lined with preserved colonial homes and museums, Benefit Street’s history comes to life. Benefit St., Providence, RI; visitrhodeisland.com

Step into the Gilded Age and find out how the other half lived. From the Vanderbilt’s “summer cottage” to the chateau-inspired Elms mansion, there’s no shortage of opulence. For an updated list of tours, visit the website. Newport, RI; newportmansions.org

Narragansett Towers

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

Once part of the Narragansett Pier Casino, these seaside towers are a local landmark with a stunning view. Today,

Enjoy scenic hikes in this 858-acre refuge with over 250 species of birds and a

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Although closed at press time, this Mystic institution is making efforts to reopen soon. The museum houses permanent collections with key painters from Mystic’s former artist colony. Look for curated exhibitions and education programs as well. 9 Water St., Mystic, CT; mysticmuseumofart.org

Mystic Seaport Museum Set on 19 acres along the river, this seafaring museum has over 500 historic vessels in its collection. Visitors can learn about maritime history and then do some stargazing at the planetarium. 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT; mysticseaport.org

Tomaquag Indian Museum This unique museum shares the culture of tribal communities from Southern New England. Through a display of indigenous artifacts—and by offering educational services and events—the museum helps broaden a cultural understanding of these tribes. 390 Summit Rd., Exeter, RI; tomaquagmuseum.org

Art Avondale Arts/ OMO Jewels At this gallery and boutique in Watch Hill, you can take art classes or stock up on your favorite hobbyist essentials. You’ll also find unique gifts

Below: Tomaquag Indian Museum displays indigenous artifacts.

Museums Babcock-Smith Museum Built in 1734, this Georgian mansion showcases both Colonial and Victorian

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Casual Upscale Bouchard Restaurant & Inn

and handcrafted jewelry from OMO Jewels. 95 Watch Hill Rd., Westerly, RI; avondalearts.com

The Charlestown Gallery Owned by two artists known for spotting modern talent, this contemporary art gallery features everything from sculpture and paintings to photography and jewelry. 5000 S County Trail, Charlestown RI; charlestowngalleryri.com

J. Russell Jinishian Gallery New to the area, this gallery of fine marine art comes

to Stonington from Fairfield, CT. The owner—a leading authority in the art world— is a former Director of the Mystic Maritime Gallery at the Mystic Seaport Museum. 152 Water St., Stonington, CT; jrusselljinishiangallery.com

COAST one of the “World’s Best Waterfront Restaurants.” 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, RI; oceanhouseri.com

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Lily Pad Gallery This Bay Street mainstay has been showcasing art for over 30 years. With more than 70 artists featured, Lily Pad offers spectacular works of impressionism and realism as well as the abstract. 1 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; lilypadgallery.com

Below: This new Stonington gallery has fine marine art.

Above: Diners at COAST are treated to a four-course menu. Above: Savory entrée from The Brasserie at Weekapaug Inn

The Brasserie at Weekapaug Inn The Weekapaug Inn’s casual restaurant serves up French and European fare in a warm, inviting setting. Inspired by classic French brasseries, the menu features delectable weekly specials like coq au vin, cote de boeuf, bouillabaisse and more. 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, RI; weekapauginn.com

Bridge This lively spot offers a seasonal menu with a scenic view. Seated above the Pawcatuck River, diners can choose from a variety of seafood, sandwiches, vegetarian entrées and popular brunch staples. 37 Main St., Westerly, RI; bridgeri.com

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Above: End of the Day by Dennis Sheehan, Lily Pad Gallery

COAST A Forbes Five-Star rated restaurant, COAST is the waterside dining sensation at Ocean House. The prix-fixe four-course menu changes nightly and showcases the finest, freshest flavors of the season. CNN Traveler rated

Serving burgers, beer, bourbon and a hearty American menu, this rustic eatery is housed in an old marine engine building. The wood-paneled décor and lively crowd enhance the vibe. 14 Holmes St., Mystic, CT; engineroomct.com

Essex Clipper Dinner Train Take in spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley, as you savor a delightful four-course meal. This 2 ½-hour experience is

Below: Bridge features seafood, hearty apps and brunch staples.

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Above: Contemporary fine art is on display at Charlestown Gallery.

For over 20 years, Bouchard has been serving fine French cuisine in the heart of Newport. The restaurant appeals to sophisticated palates, while the inn is perfect for a romantic getaway. 05 Thames St., Newport, RI; bouchardnewport.com


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Latitude 41° Restaurant Located on the Mystic shore, this premier seafood spot offers new American cuisine and classics like clam chowder, fresh catches and lobster. You can also dine in their laid-back Shipyard Tavern, which features a full menu and a bevy of brews. 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT; coastalgourmetct.com/ latitude41

Olympia Tea Room Part of the village landscape for over 100 years, this family-owned gem prepares “elegantly simple, locally sourced food and the most generous cocktails” in town. The best part? You also get waterfront vistas. 74 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; olympiatearoom.com

The Restaurant at Weekapaug Inn Enjoy a farm-to-table experience and scenic pond views at Weekapaug Inn’s main dining venue. The Restaurant offers a modern interpretation of New England coastal cuisine. Guests love their “off-the-boat” seafood and in-season favorites made with fresh, local ingredients. 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, RI; weekapauginn.com

Spain of Narragansett For authentic Spanish cuisine, try the eclectic dishes prepared by Chef Salvador. It’s all made fresh, cooked to order and served to please. For wine lovers, there’s an extensive list. 1144 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI; spainri.com

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Stoneacre Brasserie Designed as a neighborhood gathering spot, this brasserie serves French food in a convivial setting. Don’t miss brunch options like freshly baked scones, quiche and truffle egg toast. 28 Washington Sq., Newport, RI; stoneacrebrasserie.com

Italian Bravo Bravo Set in a prime Main Street location, this contemporary Italian is known for house-made pastas, sauces and desserts. Sample delectable dishes like pappardelle Bolognese and cacio e pepe, washed down with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail. 19 East Main St., Mystic, CT; bravobravoct.com

Mamma Luisa Ristorante Italiano Since 1992, diners have been coming here for a taste of Italy, specifically Northern Italian. Mangia on homemade pasta like ricotta and spinach gnocchi with marinara and arugula or a classic spaghetti carbonara. 673 Thames St., Newport, RI; mammaluisa.com

Mango’s Wood Fired Pizza Co. A destination for thin crust pizza, this popular spot has been in Olde Mistick Village since 2009. Brothers Stefan Ambrosch and Ben Hall practice the “art of authentic pizza making” using the freshest fixings. After dinner, stop by Mango’s Ice Cream across the street. 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; mangospizza.com

Pizzeria Longo This Westerly restaurant offers “Italian soul food” prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Their dishes are meant to be shared, so order a delicious variety like chicken Francese, cavatelli Bolognese and coal-fired pizza done 20 different ways. 84 High St., Westerly, RI; pizzerialongo.com

Japanese Johnny’s Peking Tokyo Sushi lovers turn to Johnny’s for an extensive menu with inventive flavors and delicious handmade rolls. Serving Japanese fusion and Asian cuisine, this sprawling eatery has a variety of entrées to please any palate. 12 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; johnnysushibar.com

Koi Japanese Cuisine With appetizing choices like hibachi, sushi, teriyaki and chef’s specials, Koi is a popular Westerly destination. Don’t miss lunch-time deals like Bento boxes and offerings from the sushi bar. 65 High St., Westerly, RI; koijapaneserestaurantri. com

and vegan options for a custom taco. 2 Canal St., Westerly, RI; amigosri.com

Milagro Café Come to this colorful café for traditional street corn, tacos and spicy margaritas served with shave ice. They put an innovative spin on classics like Baja fish tacos, enchiladas verdes and chile relleno. 142 Water S., Stonington, CT; milagrocafe142.com

Perro Salado New England fare with a twist, Perro Salado is a little more caliente. Dine in this historic maritime home with everything from lobster tacos to Caesar salad with jalapeno bacon and cotija cheese. 19 Charles St., Newport, RI; perrosalado.com

Refreshments The Candy Box Channel your inner child at this Watch Hill gem, adjacent to the Flying Horse carousel. Their fudge is made in a copper kettle the old-fashioned way. Feeling adventurous? Try the chocolate covered potato chips for a salty, sweet delight. 14 Fort Rd., Watch Hill, RI; Instagram: candyboxwatchhill

Dave’s Coffee Enjoy an iced or hot cup of Dave’s house-roasted coffee in a charming colonial setting in nearby Charlestown, only 15 minutes from Ocean House. Regulars love their signature lattes with quality blends and flavors. 5193 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI; davescoffee.com

Samurai Noodle Bar & Grill Ramen lovers flock to this downtown Mystic noodle bar and grill. If you’re looking for non-noodle options, they also serve tasty Asian barbecue, Japanese curry and cocktails like lychee and ginger martinis. 27 West Main St., Mystic, CT; Facebook: samurainoodlemystic.com

Mexican Amigo’s Taqueria & Tequila This upbeat eatery is meant for enjoying authentic meals and margaritas with your amigos. Dine on savory fajitas, chimichangas or choose from 17 different meats, fish

Above: Dave’s Coffee is made fresh in their local roastery.

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especially unique, as dinner is served in a restored 1920’s Pullman dinner car. 1 Railroad Ave., Essex, CT; essexsteamtrain.com


Waterfront Dining Sea Food

Sea Friends

Sea View

Open year round 7 days a week FOR Lunch AND Dinner 40 Ocean Road, Narragansett • 401.789.0700 • thecoastguardhouse.com


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Deviant Donuts

of both worlds with seafood paella, an entrée with monkfish, shrimp, mussels, Spanish chorizo and bomba rice. 1 Holmes St., Mystic, CT; sp-oyster.com

These artisan donuts are so popular, Deviant Donuts had to expand to a new location near their sister shop, Vault Coffee Roasters. From samoa and pb+j flavors to alwayschanging creations inspired by movies, these donuts are delicious works of art. 27 Coogan Blvd., Building 6, Mystic, CT; deviantdonuts.com

Vineyards & Breweries Beer’d Brewing Company With a mission “to make craft beer accessible to everyone,” this independent microbrewery creates seasonal flavors, triedand-true favorites and experimental, small-batch brews. Check out their new Beer’d Garden in the American Velvet Mill. 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, CT; beerdbrewing.com

This family-owned chocolatier serves premium truffles and assorted chocolates in their Westerly sweets shop. Everything is made in-house daily. Good news for travelers: They will ship to you. 59 Tom Harvey Rd., Westerly, RI; hauserchocolates.com

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream A local institution, this ice cream store hand mixes every batch like they did in the 1800s. Try unique flavors such as Kona coffee, Vermont maple nut and Southern peach. They also have soda floats, shakes and smoothies. 2 West Main St., Mystic, CT; mysticdrawbridgeicecream. com

Root, A Vegan Juice Bar & Eatery This plant-based eatery believes in “the power of healthy eating” and it shows. Choose from proteinboosting smoothies, custom juices, breakfast bowls and a variety of sandwiches and toasts. Their grain bowls are filled with veggies, quinoa or rice, and you can add toppings like avocado, vegan tzatziki and kimchi. 6 Broadway St., Newport, RI; rootonbroadway.com

Sift Bake Shop Changing the menu seasonally, this French patisserie prides itself on

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Above: No visit to the Coast Guard House is complete without oysters.

sourcing ingredients from local farmers. Their fresh breads, pastries and quiches are not to be missed. 5 Water St., Mystic, CT; siftbakeshopmystic.com

Seafood 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille Enjoy a taste of global cuisine right on Bowen’s Wharf. This harborside tavern’s surf and turf menu is a refined dining experience for all seasons. Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI; 22bowens.com

The Coast Guard House With stunning views of Narragansett Bay, this seafood oasis is in a former U.S. Coast Guard station. Treat yourself to a fresh anchor platter filled with oysters, littlenecks and shrimp. No matter what you order, it’ll be a feast of land or sea. 40 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI; thecoastguardhouse.com

Dog Watch Café

Oyster Club

Check out this waterfront café and family-friendly spot for delicious sandwiches, salads, barbecue and surf and turf. They also carry a fun selection of Good Dog merchandise and apparel. 194 Water St., Stonington, CT; dogwatchcafe.com

Patrons love the ever-changing menu and top-rated oyster bar at this Water Street eatery. Using ingredients from Stone Acres Farm and off-the-boat catches, Oyster Club takes the term “locally sourced” to heart. Visit sister restaurants Engine Room and Grass & Bone Butcher Shop. 13 Water St., Mystic, CT; oysterclubct.com

Matunuck Oyster Bar You can’t get fresher than Matunuck’s farm-to-table and pond-to-plate options. Tour the oyster farm to see trappers harvest shellfish, clams and steamers. Water views are a bonus. 629 Succotash Rd., S Kingstown, RI; rhodyoysters.com

The Mooring Set in the original New York Yacht Club building, this scenic spot boasts “top-ofthe-catch seafood” and “panoramic sunsets” of the harbor. Diners love their sophisticated wine list and surf and turf menu. 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI; mooringrestaurant.com

Red 36 With a prime location, this seaport spot makes you feel like you’re on vacation. The menu has a full raw bar and features everything from lobster rolls and fish tacos to shrimp and grits. You’ll also find non-seafood selections like burgers, salads, flatbreads and more. 2 Washington St., Mystic, CT; red36ct.com

S&P Oyster Co. Dishing up New England fare with a South American spin, Chef Cobena gives seafood a little zest. Enjoy the best

Barley Head Brewery This downtown Mystic nano-brewery offers four to six beers on tap, changing the selection each week. Using many locally grown hops, Barley Head also sources fresh ingredients from the brewer’s own garden. Beers are available by the glass, the growler and the can. 12 Water St., Mystic, CT; barleyheadbrewery.com

Cottrell Brewing Company Since 1997, Cottrell Brewing Company has aimed to “produce the best product… using fresh, natural, quality ingredients.” Owned by a husband and wife team, the company is known for brews like Old Yankee Ale, Off Duty, Stonington Glory and Incredibly Pretentious Ale. 100 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck, CT; cottrellbrewing.com

Grey Sail Brewing Dreaming of a brewery for over 15 years, Alan and Jennifer Brinton opened

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Hauser Chocolatier


WATCH HILL

117 BAY STREET, WATCH HILL, RI 401-596-1035 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY—LABOR DAY 10-9 SPRING AND FALL HOURS 10-6 NOVEMBER & DECEMBER WEEKENDS 11-5

NEWPORT

381 THAMES STREET, NEWPORT, RI 401-619-5528 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY—LABOR DAY 10-9 OPEN DAILY YEAR-ROUND 10-7

ROCHELLE’S ON MAIN

42 WEST MAIN STREET, MYSTIC, CT 860-980-3224

ROCHELLE’S ON COTTRELL

11 COTTRELL STREET, MYSTIC, CT 860-415-9445 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY—LABOR DAY 10-9 OPEN DAILY YEAR-ROUND 10-7

THE VELVET MILL

22 BAYVIEW AVENUE UNIT #77 STONINGTON, CT 06378 OPEN WEEKENDS YEAR-ROUND

WWW.ROCHELLESBOUTIQUE.COM @ROCHELLESBOUTIQUES


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a “maritime microclimate” that compares to the French wine regions of Bordeaux. The winemakers are meticulous about their acres of Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, and the grapes are picked by hand. Come for tastings, tours, events and even yoga sessions. 523 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, CT; stoningtonvineyards.com

Above: Grey Sail Brewing serves seasonal and year-round offerings.

Grey Sail in 2011. Today it’s an award-winning brewery with a new sister company and recent expansion. South County Distillers is now located between the Brewery and Tap Room. Year-round offerings include Flagship Ale, Hazy Day, Dave’s Coffee Stout and Captain’s Daughter. 63 Canal St., Westerly, RI; greysailbrewing.com, southcountydistillers.com

Jonathan Edwards Winery

in 1875 on the homesite of former Rhode Island Governor Samuel Ward Langworthy, it’s a scenic destination for tastings. 308 Shore Rd., Westerly, RI; langworthyfarm.com

Stonington Vineyards Part of the CT Wine Trail, Stonington Vineyards has

Specializing in estate-based wines, this unique vineyard occupies the former site of a WWII-era airport. Reimagined as a winery, the airplane hangar is an iconic design feature. Brides magazine named it one of the “Top 50 Most Romantic Venues in the U.S.” 349 Elm St., Stonington, CT; saltwaterfarmvineyard.com

Whalers Brewery Whalers is an award-winning brewery serving flagship beers and rotating selections on tap. Rise—a refreshing and tangy ale—was recently awarded “Pale Ale of the Year” and Whalers itself was named “Rhode Island Brewery of the Year” in the

Above: For outdoor adventures, Cahill & Company has the goods.

New York International Beer Competition. 1174 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI; whalers.com

SHOPPING Book Barn With baked goods, complimentary coffee and friendly free-roaming cats, this is not your average book store! Visit the Book Barn to buy or sell gently used books. They carry more than 350,000 titles. Main Barn, 41 West Main St., Niantic, CT; bookbarnniantic.com

Cahill & Company Below: Jonathan Edwards is a draw for wine tastings and weddings.

With a bicoastal flair, Jonathan Edwards merges Napa style with New England charm. The winery sits on 20 acres of grape fields, expertly crushed and fermented for an unforgettable wine experience. Come for a wine tasting and enjoy artisanal cheese and charcuterie. 74 Chester Main Rd., North Stonington, CT; jedwardswinery.com

Langworthy Farm Winery Langworthy Farm is a winery and B&B, just minutes from Misquamicut Beach. Built

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Shop for locally made goods at this Westerly store specializing in outdoor lifestyle gear. Stock up on backpacks, accessories and apparel for your next adventure. 2 High St., Westerly, RI; cahillandcori.com

Christina Limited A Westerly institution, Christina Limited has been selling “free-spirited clothing” and boho fashion for more than 25 years. This downtown boutique also carries unique jewelry and gifts. 1 Canal St., Westerly, RI; christinaltd.com

Christina Stankard Jewelry Before she started making jewelry, Christina Stankard was a painter. Her colorful statement jewelry is the perfect example of art imitating life. The store in Watch Hill is closed for part of the winter, but her pieces are on Etsy year-round. 100 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; christinastankard.com

Clad In The fashion experts at Clad In are known for their knack as personal shoppers. If you’d rather define your own look, the store sells countless brands of high-end apparel, jewelry and footwear. 32 Friendship St.,Westerly, RI; 152 Water St., Stonington, CT; 497 Angell St., Providence, RI; cladin.com

CoCo & LaLa Check out vacation-inspired clothing and accessories in this mommy and me store. At CoCo & LaLa, it always feels like summer. 103 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; Instagram: @cocoandlalawatchhill

Elizabeth McKay Feminine with bright colors and flattering silhouettes, Elizabeth McKay is an upscale fashion brand and timeless Watch Hill staple.

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Hungry Palette Color is key at the Hungry Palette. The fabrics are bright, distinctive and locally designed, and they can be transformed into stylish dresses, tops and skirts. You can also find a variety of sweaters, hats and paintings. 105 Water St., Stonington, CT; stoningtonboroughct.com

Farmaesthetics Founder Brenda Brock created natural skincare products from a Rhode Island farm stand over 20 years ago. With seven generations of farming in her family, it’s no surprise that Brock incorporates farm-grown ingredients into her sustainable beauty products. 144 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI; farmaesthetics.com

Galapagos Boutique Men and women swear by this friendly Charlestown boutique for casual chic wardrobe help. The store features name brands, up-and-coming designers

Kimberly Pucci Atelier + Vault

Selling antiques with a “modern twist,” owner Deborah Norman is also known for “making antiquing fun.” In addition to the storefront, she has a design service called REDESIGN. She loves helping clients redesign rooms based on what they already own. 135 Water St., Stonington, CT; grandandwater.com

Inspired by Italy’s art and culture, Kimberly Pucci immersed herself in the Florentine artisan scene. She worked for renowned jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio and learned their time-honored methods. She also studied the leather goods craft. Today, she works with Tuscan artisans to create luxurious, bespoke handbags for Kimberly Pucci Atelier. Similarly, she designs the “finest in wearable art” with diamonds and semi-precious stones under her Vault label. 449 Thames St., Newport, RI; kimberlypucci.com

Above: Luxury handbags from Kimberly Pucci Atelier

and American-made merchandise. For clothing connoisseurs, it’s paradise. 5193 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI; galapagosboutique.com

Below: A mix-and-match ensemble at Galapagos Boutique

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Gray Goose Cookery

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A popular place for wedding registries, Gray Goose Cookery carries colorful Le Creuset Dutch ovens and KitchenAid mixers. The store also holds cooking classes in a small, hands-on setting to help you hone your skills. Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; graygoosecookery.com

This classic American line debuted its signature style in 1977. Since then, it’s become the unofficial dress code of Watch Hill and neighboring towns. Looks for timeless tailoring, custom fabrics, pops of color and bold prints. 124 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; jmclaughlin.com

Highpoint Home

A quintessential New England brand, Kiel James Patrick’s flagship store is right at home in Newport. Every product “has a story, a season, and a rich heritage

This Watch Hill favorite offers colorful eye candy for home décor. Owned by interior designer Kaitlin Smith, Highpoint Home

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in American craftmanship.” Shop for coastal-inspired apparel and accessories right on the wharf. 3 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI; kieljamespatrick.com

Lilly Pulitzer at Anchored In Pink Anchored in Pink is the only Lilly Pulitzer signature store in Rhode Island. In addition to resort favorites and more wintery arrivals for women and girls, the store carries a line of colorful backpacks, date books, pen sets and patterned masks. 471 Thames St., Newport, RI; lillypulitzer.com

Main Street Soap Emporium Offering sustainable products “accessible to everyone,” owner Susanne Valerino makes sure everything she sells is under $40. Shop for everything from bath bombs and body butter to face masks and roll-on perfumes. 22 East Main St., Mystic, CT; mainstsoap.com

Marc Allen This men’s clothier is inspired by the Italian tradition of bespoke clothing. Each suit and stitch is carefully designed to appeal to its New England clientele, while offering a cosmopolitan look. To add luxury to your wardrobe, book a consultation for tailormade shirts, trousers and suits. 142 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI; marcalleninc.com

Mystic Disc Named as one the country’s “50 Best Record Stores” by Vinyl Me, Please magazine, Mystic Disc has been a music lover’s paradise for vinyl records, turntables, amps and speakers since 1983. 10 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT; mysticdisclp.com

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stocks home accessories, jewelry, gifts and even a little something for baby. 6 Fort Hill Rd., Watch Hill, RI; highpointhomedecor.com

You’ll find a selection of classic, sophisticated dresses, skirts and blouses. The pieces have eyecatching necklines and other special details. 101 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; emckay.com


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exclusive brands and a variety of fragrances, bath essentials, Italian soaps, loungewear and gifts. 16 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI; soapandwaternewport.com

With lines like Cotton Candy, Free People and She + Sky, Rochelle’s Boutique offers statement pieces to dress up or down. Owner Rochelle LaRue Gallo has been serving the changing fashion needs of loyal customers since 2003. 117 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; 381 Thames St., Newport, RI; 11 Cottrell St., Mystic, CT; rochellesboutique.com

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Based in Newport, SLLD is a lighting design firm founded by American designer Sandra Liotus and British engineer Sir David Crampton-Barden. The duo creates bespoke lighting systems for art collections in private homes, galleries and resorts. SLLD did a recent project for Weekapaug Inn. Their eco-friendly system, The Newport Flyer, protects art while showcasing it in the best light. sandraliotuslightingdesign. com

Above: Seasonal staples from Rochelle’s Boutique

If you’re looking for “jewelry with a nautical twist,” Style Newport has something for everyone, including the family dog. Look for sterling silver, gold and leather jewelry with anchor and mariner flag pendants. They also sell baseball hats, dog collars and décor. 306 Thames St., Newport, RI; stylenewport.com

Toci Saltzman’s Watches A third generation, family-run store, Saltzman’s repairs Luminox, Fendi, Baume et Mercier, Cartier and more. 117 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI; saltzmans-watches.com

Below: One of Lilly Pulitzer’s latest signature styles

Savoy Bookshop & Café Browse two floors of fiction, nonfiction and exclusive finds at this treasured book store and café known for supporting local authors. With locations in Westerly and Mystic, bibliophiles can sip on a delicious latte while checking out their favorite bookshop. 10 Canal St., Westerly, RI; 53 W. Main St., Mystic, CT; banksquarebooks.com

Live in relaxed luxury with Toci’s comfy cashmere,

pima cotton, linen and silk sweaters, shirts, joggers and more. Layer up for colder months or wear the pieces with an airy, casual style for warmer temperatures. 18 Franklin St., Newport, RI; thisistoci.com

The Velvet Mill A gathering place for artists and craftspeople, The Velvet Mill inspires creativity and togetherness. The community hub is a glorious assortment of shops, event showrooms, eateries and creative arts services. It’s also home to an award-winning nanobrewery, Beer’d Brewing Company. 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, CT; americanvelvetmill.com

Below: The founders of Sandra Liotus Lighting Design, LLC (SLLD)

Sea Bags Sea Bags totes and handbags come in a variety of nautical and special-edition prints, but you can also customize bags, guest books and accessories for weddings, special dates and more. Made with recycled material from used sails, you’ll feel good about your purchase too. 101 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI; 36 West Main St., Mystic, CT; seabags.com

Soap and Water Luxury gets the last word at Soap and Water. Look for

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history and the most spectacular views. sail-trim-again.com

Terra Firma Farm

B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill

A non-profit since 2004, Terra Firma Farm aims to educate children about food so they make smart decisions “with respect to their health and our environment.” There are many inventive programs and fun ways to get kids involved, including a trip to The Creamery for a delicious chocolate milk. 564 Norwich-Westerly Rd., N. Stonington, CT; terrafirmafarm.com

Open September through December, this historic mill started making cider in 1881. Today, B.F. Clyde’s is the last steam-powered cider mill in the country. Be sure to stop by the farm stand for apple cider doughnuts. They also have fresh produce, specialty breads, apple wines and more. 129 North Stonington Rd., Old Mystic, CT; bfclydescidermill.com

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Visit the wildlife sanctuary— where several species of owls, hawks, turtles and bullfrogs roam indoor and outdoor enclosures—or hit the hiking trails for a great family activity. Since 1946, the nature center has been teaching the community how to preserve and protect the natural world. 109 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, CT; dpnc.org

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Above: Sail Trim Again offers charters out of Watch Hill.

Holiday Boat Parade

The Dinosaur Place Come face to face with over 50 life-saved dinosaurs at this theme park in Montville. Kids also love the T-Rex playground, walking trails, ice cream shop, maze and mini golf. 1650 Hartford- New London Turnpike, Montville, CT; naturesartvillage.com

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory This whimsical knick-knack store, garden and café doubles as a petting zoo. Open year round, The Factory has goats, emus and scores of chickens and ducks you can feed for a small fee. WICK-ed Candle Co. is also on the

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Experience the great festivities the resort offers— from a magical Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Brunches with Santa, to a themed New Year’s Eve Party for adults. 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI; oceanhouseri.com

premises, offering a line of soy-wax and non-toxic scents for the home. 4820 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI; fantasticumbrellafactory. com

Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory For stargazers of all ages, this year-round observatory and science center is the place to be. Frosty Drew’s mission is to “enlighten, discover and inspire” visitors about “science, the night sky and the universe.” 61 Park Ln., Charlestown, RI; frostydrew.org

Mystic Aquarium At this premier maritime aquarium, guests experience aquatic encounters up close and personal. There are thousands of animals you can “sea” for yourself, including African penguins, seals, sea lions, whales and sharks. 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT; mysticaquarium.org

Sail Trim Again Join Captain Jack Spratt on his classic sailing yacht, Trim Again, or the wooden motor yacht, Encore, for private charters through November. Perfect for a romantic date or family outing, these coastal adventures offer fascinating

Mark your calendar for November 28, 2020, when Santa arrives by tugboat along the Mystic River for this nautical Christmas event. As part of the annual Holiday

Lighted Boat parade, judges determine the most creative and festive crews. Mystic River Park, 10 Cottrell St., Mystic, CT; mysticchamber.org

Washington Trust Ice Rink Starting in November, skate along a 12,000-square-foot ice rink with your family or friends. Afterwards, take a breather with some hot chocolate in the surrounding 200-seat arena. 61 Main St., Westerly, RI; oceancommunityymca.org

Christmas in Newport The Christmas jingle “Silver and Gold” takes on a new meaning during this festive time of year in Newport. Visit the gilded mansions decorated with yuletide garlands and lights, and celebrate the holidays with a little extra opulence. Newport, RI; newportmansions.org

Wickford Festival of Lights A town tree lighting ceremony kicks off this four-day event, complete with hayrides with Santa, Ye Olde English Carolers, ice sculptures and more. 55 Brown St., N Kingstown, RI; Instagram: @ilovewickfordvillage

Below: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Ocean House

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n the autumn and winter, when the air gets a chill, ponds start to freeze and snowflakes begin to fall, Todd Corayer can be found outside in the fresh air. He’ll often be practicing shooting sports from the covered, heated deck of The Warming Hut, one of the most popular buildings at Preserve Sporting Club & Residences in Richmond, Rhode Island. “We have a giant stone fireplace on the deck. You can stand with the heaters over your head, and you’re nice and warm,” says Corayer, the Preserve’s Resident Naturalist. “And there’s a kitchen and big leather couches inside, so if you get cold, you can go in and take a rest.” That experience and a whole lot more is now available not only to members of the Preserve, but also to guests of Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and Watch Hill Inn. The Preserve, which spans 3,500 acres, has become part of the family of properties, which means any resort visitor can enjoy the activities at the other locations. “It’s unique in the wealth of activities there are to do,” Daniel Hostettler, President and

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Left: Paul Mihailides, the Preserve's Chairman, works closely with Daniel Hostettler (in blazer), President and Group Managing Director of Ocean House Management. Opposite page, top row: Main Lodge at the Preserve; Crosscountry skiers and snowshoers have countless trails. middle row: A children's menu is offered as well as fine dining at Double Barrel Kitchen. bottom row: Executive Chef Spencer Cain oversees the cuisine; Ice skating is a popular family excursion.


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“For me, being an outdoor enthusiast, the winter means homes with multiple fireplaces, getting cozy with your family and hunkering down. Especially during these times of COVID, you can keep your distance and enjoy the best lifestyle experiences with your family in luxury.” —PAUL MIHAILIDES Chairman of the Preserve Sporting Club & Residences

Top left: The Sporting Clays Course pavilion. Top right: Directional signs help guests find activities on the Preserve's expansive acreage. Bottom left: Member Lounge with dining and a full-service bar at the Main Lodge. Bottom right: Todd Corayer serves as Resident Naturalist for the property.

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Group Managing Director of Ocean House Management, says of the Preserve. “There’s over 35 different activities there, from 18-hole golf to some of the best sport shooting in the country to ziplining and rock climbing. It’s a phenomenal new addition to our portfolio. It’s 25 minutes up the road. Guests of any of our hotels can go there and use the facilities, and guests there can come here and use the beach.” During the fall and winter months, the Preserve comes alive with activities geared toward the cooler-weather months, says Paul Mihailides, Chairman of the Preserve Sporting Club & Residences. “There’s mushroom hunting. There’s hiking in the fall with the foliage. It’s breathtaking,” he says. “You can see for miles. There’s over 100 miles of trails at the Preserve. There’s a lot of world-class amenities that are available during the fall and winter season.” And starting this winter, there will be more than ever to do at the Preserve. The Hilltop Lodge is scheduled to open with the OH! Spa, an offshoot of the award-winning Ocean House original, which is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Rhode Island. It will feature yoga classes, a sauna, a steam room, new restaurant, three pools and massage services. Guests can go ice skating in the morning, and then visit the Hilltop Lodge for an afternoon of pampering and relaxation. And, after a full day of activities and pampering, guests can retreat to the comfort of a private residence. “For me, being an outdoor enthusiast, the winter means homes with multiple fireplaces, getting cozy with your family and hunkering down,” Mihailides says. “Especially during these times of COVID, you can keep your distance and enjoy the best lifestyle experiences with your family in luxury. We have so much open space. Here, hunkering down is a pleasure.” The part of Rhode Island where the Preserve is located sits about halfway between the state capital of Providence and the city of New London in Connecticut. It’s inland about 10 or 15 miles from the Atlantic coast, with a lot of natural forest left exactly the way Mother Nature made it. During the autumn months, that foliage puts on a gorgeous display of changing colors for

When people come to visit us, we want them to have the best time possible. There will be plenty to do no matter what time of year you come. Todd Corayer

// The Preserve’s Resident Naturalist

Top row: Stone fireplaces are a signature element; Hobbit Houses are available for rent; The largest fishing pond is 10 acres. Above: This hunting lodge and warming hut has a nice vantage point of the clays shooting course.

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HILLTOP LODGE CONDOMINIUMS // Penthouse Unit G18 The ultimate in upscale living, this penthouse has two private balconies and panoramic hilltop views. As part of the new Hilltop Lodge, it's an elevator ride away from the OH! Spa, fitness center and Hilltop Café. A gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace enhance the stylish interiors. 3 bedroom, 3 baths For details on owning at the Preserve, contact Lexi Munsey at 401.539.4653 or lmunsey@ohmcollection.com.

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guests to enjoy during a nature walk along the Preserve’s trails. “With 3,500 acres, we’re surrounded by red oaks, white oaks, maples, all sorts of conifers, the firs and cedars,” Corayer says. “Most of Rhode Island at one point was farmed, so there are many different trails and stone walls. There’s one part of the property where we have all kinds of root cellars, and many things to see from the past. Hiking is one of our most popular activities. You can spend hours just walking around looking at the canopy.” Year-round shooting sports, he says, are one of the greatest amenities. The property has pistol shooting, trap, skeet and a 19-station sporting clays course with multiple covered pavilions. There are no caliber restrictions, so guests can shoot any type of gun they’d like. Some types of guns are available as rentals. The Preserve is also home to the nation’s longest indoor automated range, with programmable target retrieval systems and lanes more than 150 yards long. Each of the lanes has cameras and lights, as well as a setup that lets shooters stand or lie prone to practice shooting from any height they choose. “It’s really cool,” Corayer says. “We even have a section where we bring in Navy Seals to train. It’s a separate facility with flashing lights and LED lights to create a high-stress combat situation. If that’s your thing—the horns, sirens and whistles—it’s very cool. You need to calm yourself down and focus on your shooting.” There’s also a FATS room, which stands for Firearms Training Simulator. In that room, the weapon is disabled, and the targets appear on an interactive video screen. It’s basically a shooting game that is designed to help marksmen improve in many ways—much like a golf simulator that measures body position and the way a person swings a club. Highly trained instructors and guides are available for every activity the Preserve offers, be it shooting, ice skating or fly-fishing. And autumn, Corayer says, is one of the best times for fly-fishing. Popular species tend to be running in the rivers, allowing for plenty of catches. Come winter, ice skating is popular. “When people come to visit us, we want them to have the best time possible,” he adds. “We want it to be a memorable experience. There will be plenty to do no matter what time of year you come.”


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THE RESTART

OH Well program adds safeguards to ensure a luxurious, enjoyable and secure experience

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Above: Guests have a choice in housekeeping services. Opposite page, near right: Each room is equipped with Molekule, a medical-grade air purifier. top right: Room 205 at Ocean House awaits guests. Arrivals are spaced out to allow for individual check-ins. bottom right: The staff follows strict cleaning protocols.


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fter a spring season unlike any other since the opening of its flagship resort in 2010, autumn has begun with a happy migration of guests to Ocean House Management Collection properties. In addition to a seamlessly executed and relaxing respite from an unusual and unsettling year, guests will find more reasons than ever to choose Ocean House and its sister resorts as go-to getaways. Back in March, when the coronavirus pandemic began to spread within the United States, Ocean House Management properties shuttered temporarily. In order to develop a reliable template for best practices and procedures in advance of reopening, President and Group Managing Director Daniel Hostettler organized a team of property general managers and senior staff, and then sought expert advice. In consultation with Dr. David Lucas, director of research administration in the Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School, the optimal products and protocols were chosen to create a comprehensive OH Well program. Team members then proceeded to identify and address every possible detail for providing a healthy and secure environment throughout each property. As members of Relais & Châteaux, Ocean House resorts also had the benefit of Hostettler’s role as president of the North American properties. He notes, “Since everyone was planning for

reopening, we held weekly meetings and were able to exchange ideas and best practices of the 88 resorts in the Relais & Châteaux group.” By early summer, after thorough preparation and staff training, Ocean House properties reopened their doors. New and returning guests will find public health recommendations for social distancing, sanitizing and masking in place at all properties. At the same time, the expansive nature of Ocean House resorts— which cover acres rather than square feet— allows guests freedom of movement on the grounds as well as the opportunity to enjoy the unique attributes of the surroundings, activities and amenities of each property. The details and luxury of five-star service remain. Summer and early fall weather have provided many opportunities for pre-set table service, allowing guests to dine in an expanded variety of private outdoor locations at Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and the Preserve. Contactless meal delivery also continues to be available in resort rooms and suites. With the arrival of colder temperatures, Ocean House’s Fondue Village gondolas return earlier this year, and the Preserve will launch its own Maker’s Mark Hobbit House to accommodate cozy and private dining and bourbon experiences. Every modification was made to ensure that points of contact between guests and staff, and between guests and resort facilities, are safe and secure. While new safeguards may make a visit feel slightly different than in the past, what remains unchanged is the reliability of superior service for which Ocean House properties are recognized. Many favorite activities and events will continue to be held within the new guidelines; celebrations, workshops and holiday festivities have been reimagined for the comfort of all participants. Says Hostettler, “We want all our guests to know that it is a point of pride for us to continue to deliver the experiences that they have come to know and love at our properties.” Complete information about health and safety protocols can be found online at all Ocean House property websites. Written guides and video overviews of all practices for addressing guest health questions are also available in each guest room. And as they have been in the past, OHM staff are always happy to address inquiries from guests.

“Since everyone was planning for reopening, we held weekly meetings and thus were all able to get the benefit of the ideas and best practices of the 88 resorts in the Relais & Châteaux group.” —DANIEL HOSTETTLER President and Group Managing Director of Ocean House Management

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Inventive Ways to Dine

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photography by CHIP RIEGEL illustrations by BOB CALLAHAN

Rustic, luxurious and whimsical— with seriously good food and drink

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hhh!” They capture the imagination, these enchanting stone Hobbit Houses cleverly tucked into the earth. The big circular door beckons us to enter a magical space inspired by Tolkien’s 1937 children’s book The Hobbit and the more recent blockbuster movies. A special, personalized dining experience awaits. The Maker’s Mark Hobbit House is the newest OHM pop-up at Preserve Sporting Club & Residences. The interactive four-course (plus) menu and bourbon pairing features a signature bourbon whisky Maker’s Mark has created especially for the Preserve. “It’s a very special bourbon,” says Daniel Hostettler, President and Group Managing Director of Ocean House Management. “There’s only one barrel, and it’s only available here.” And that’s just one of the intimate and interactive fall and winter dining experiences at OHM’s properties. In October, Ocean House’s Fondue Village opened early with a new fall Alpine menu paired with Veuve Clicquot champagnes. And at the Inn at Hastings Park, a new magical Culinary Garden offers interactive cooking lessons and seasonal menus featuring Whispering Angel’s celebrated rosé. Across OHM properties, guests and members have opportunities to enjoy a range of personalized and to-go dining, perfect for our times.

MAKER'S MARK HOBBIT HOUSE // Preserve Sporting Club & Residences It looks like it’s been there forever, this new Maker's Mark Hobbit House, built into the stony land, chimney rising from a roof covered in plants. The delightfully outsized circular door sparks curiosity. What’s inside? Larger than the Preserve’s original Hobbit House, it fits up to eight people for lunch or dinner around a table crafted by Maker’s Mark

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from repurposed whisky barrels. A tasting of the fine, small-batch bourbon whiskies can be paired with each course, featuring: Maker's Mark, Cask Strength, Maker's Mark 46 and Private Selection. And, they add sweet, smooth flavors and notes of vanilla, oak, caramel and spice to the menu’s glazes, sauces and sides. The meal begins as an intimate group gathers around a forged cast-iron firepit for a cocktail featuring Maker’s Mark. With a view of a meadow before them, guests hear chirps

and calls of quail and pheasant. Diners enter the cozy, warm Hobbit House and sit down to nibble on assorted wild game sausage, local cheeses, bourbon mustard and a toasted baguette. The rustic interior, with its wood-burning fireplace, stone walls and skylights is simply decorated in warm-toned neutrals, with faux-fur throws, and pops of red—a cue from Maker's Mark's distinctive red wax seal. The red theme reappears in Cerise Le Creuset cookware, the enamel-clad cast iron beloved by chefs, which is elegant enough to go straight from oven to table. A personal server sets the appetizer course on the table, a bourbon-glazed quail served with baby frisée, roasted apples and a shallot marmalade. Many guests keep the great round door open, which whimsically pivots from the center, giving a view of the grill and tantalizing scents rising from it. Their personal chef prepares bourbon-braised short ribs, or a filet of bourbon-glazed salmon that gets a final, dramatic flambé (in Maker’s Mark, of course). Sides are plentiful and hearty, including cornbread with whipped honey butter, smoked potato galettes and Brussels sprouts cooked with bacon and cranberry. Dessert brings a perfect pairing, berry cobbler in adorable Cerise Le Creuset Dutch ovens. Guests lift the lids, and add whipped cream and a dreamy bourbon-caramel sauce. After dessert, the group is invited out to the fire pit, to relax in Adirondack chairs, sip a final bourbon and breathe the fresh air. Everyone gets a S’mores pack of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate to melt over the fire. Or, save it for later, to remember an intoxicatingly magical meal that really hit the Mark.


DID YOU KNOW? THE ORIGINAL HOBBIT HOUSE // The Preserve

Hobbit for a Day The Preserve’s original, smaller Hobbit House is popular with guests hosting barbecues, or renting a play area for children. What memories!

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Above: For a well-rounded flavor profile, all four bourbons are offered on the menu.

BARREL OF FUN MAKER'S MARK HOBBIT HOUSE // Preserve Sporting Club & Residences

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aker’s Mark Hobbit House offers a full range of small-batch bourbon whiskies. Bourbon is a traditional American distilled spirit with Kentucky roots— it’s the base for Mint Julep and Old Fashioned cocktails, and a favorite for sipping straight up. Bourbon is distilled from a mash that is 51% corn and aged in new, charred oak barrels. Maker’s Mark uses soft red winter wheat and Kentucky limestonefiltered water in the mash, which brings out its fabled smoothness, sweetness and delicacy. The OHM and Maker’s Mark teams have created a special barrel for the Hobbit House, which will be served with the main course. “We picked out the level of toast in the barrel to create our own unique style,” says OHM Group Wine Director Jonathan Feiler. “The quality of Maker’s Mark bourbon matches the quality that OHM and the Preserve bring to our guests."

Insider Tip Located on the hiking trail, the original Hobbit House can be the site of a fun winter pop-up, serving hot cocoa to guests returning from the Preserve’s beautiful trails in the unspoiled countryside. Check preservesporting club.com for news.

Above: The Hobbit Houses blend into the landscape. Below: A bourbon whisky pairing enhances the dining experience.

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FONDUE VILLAGE // Ocean House

Above: Cocktails and canapés are delivered at Happy Hour.

COCKTAILS ON WHEELS! BARMOBILE // Ocean House

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hen you can’t go to the bar, BarMobile brings the bar to you. Ring... It’s cocktail hour, and BarMobile has started its rounds. Between 5 to 7 each evening, guests can open their doors to Ocean House’s new bar cart, and relax with a pre-dinner cocktail and canapé in the privacy of their rooms, balconies and decks. The world stops for a moment. The Ferrari-red cart with blonde wood trim has a retro-appeal. BarMobile’s Relais & Châteaux logo signals Ocean House style. Offering a signature cocktail, wines of the day, and classics like scotch and soda, BarMobile brings a moment of friendly, yet properly distanced, social interaction. “Guests say, ‘We’ve been waiting all day,’” says Jonathan Feiler, OH group director of wine. BarMobile is staffed by masked and gloved senior bartenders, known to regular guests. “They have a rapport,” says Feiler. The Signature Cocktail changes every day. Oh My! blends apple cider, Grand Marnier, and pear liqueur. It’s like a spiked-cider martini.

(Ask your bartender about the name.) Snowbird Nog is a creamless, yet creamy concoction of Velvet Falerum, a spiced sugar cane liqueur, and black walnut and hazelnut liqueurs. With a touch of cinnamon simple syrup, it can be served straight up or over ice. House-mulled wine, fortified with brandy, triple sec, pomegranate juice and honey, warms guests as they take the air on decks and balconies. Along with cocktails ($15), comes a pale blue and aqua box, embossed with the Ocean House logo. Inside, are two charming canapés, a gift of the house. Canapés change daily. Perhaps a crosino (singular) of homemade sourdough, with fig jam and local triple cream cheese, rhubarb and goat cheese, or endive with fall ratatouille. “As much as some of our guests love bar and cocktail culture, everyone loves room service,” says Feiler, “It’s the ultimate luxury, sitting in a gorgeous room with a balcony with a view, and having your needs met.” BarMobile moves down the hall. Ring.

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Top: Fondue Village's fire pit is a cozy gathering spot. Middle: The fondue is made from a blend of three traditional cheeses, wine and a hint of kirsch schnapps. Bottom: A plum tart is part of the fall dessert menu.

Fondue Village returns to the Ocean House lawn, with a new menu of Swiss specialties. Three vintage ski gondolas, painted glossy Veuve Clicquot yellow outside, and refurbished into cozy Alpine dining rooms are decorated with antler chandeliers, cuckoo clocks and a bistro table. Two to six guests enjoy a personalized culinary adventure—a threecourse meal that can be savored with a Veuve Clicquot pairing. The champagnes highlight the styles and complexities of wines from the House of Veuve Clicquot, with a champagne cocktail, and pours of the classic yellow label brut, and a vintage rosé. Guests sip traditional Etter kirsch schnapps with dessert. New for fall are starters of a healthful Swiss salad of julienned vegetables in vinaigrette, or a warming bowl of creamy broccoli soup. For the entrée, guests can choose fondue to share, dipping little potatoes and cubes of bread into the warm, melted blend of three traditional cheeses, wine and a hint of kirsch schnapps. Or guests can choose the new veal medallion stew with mushrooms in wine sauce, with rösti, Swiss hash browns. Or the simple glory of a golden-breadcrumb-crusted (fried in clarified butter), pork schnitzel, with a lemon wedge and fries. Cucumber salad comes with both options. All the entrées are so tempting, the only recourse is to return to Fondue Village to dine in a different gondola (each has its own charming design). For fall, dessert is plum tart with cinnamon ice cream. Guests leave with a gift of Swiss chocolates. The winter menu arrives with the resort's holiday festivities and lighting of the 35-foot Christmas tree. Raclette rejoins the offerings. The chef melts the pungent semi-soft cows’ milk cheese and scrapes it onto steamed potatoes, where it adds a mild, nutty, fruity flavor. Fondue stays on the menu, always. This is Fondue Village after all. Other returning favorites include a starter of Swiss barley soup, brimming with finely cut vegetables, and an entrée choice of Veal bratwurst with rösti. Winter dessert is apple strudel with vanilla crème Anglais and Swiss Christmas cookies. Afterwards, guests linger by the fire pit, holding take-home gift bags of Swiss chocolates. Fondue Village is popular, so make reservations early. For details and to view complete menus, visit oceanhouseri.com.


WHISPERING ANGEL CULINARY GARDEN // Inn at Hastings Park A food and wine lover’s paradise has sprouted up between the Inn at Hastings Park's main building and its restored barn. Inside the charming wood-and-wire fence, beds of herbs, vegetables and edible flowers surround a rustic farm table. Groups of up to 12 gather for interactive cooking lessons and seasonal multi-course menus, with an optional pairing of Whispering Angel and Château d’Esclans rosés. Guests experience relaxed luxury as the wines, in their pale shades of pink, are poured into a curated collection of Baccarat crystal glasses. Whispering Angel started the rosé renaissance. The blush pink, refreshing and dry rosé is made in the heart of Provence, France, at Château d’Esclans. Rosé is made from red grapes (the juice is white), and its paleness indicates how briefly the juice sat with the skins. Château d’Esclans’s portfolio includes world-class rosés, such as Château d’Esclans, Les Clans and Garrus. These elegant, rich and complex wines are on Culinary Garden’s pairing menu. Trisha Pérez Kennealy, owner of the Inn, loves her role as Culinary Educator, teaching

guests the techniques that are the foundation of great cuisine. Culinary Garden’s changing menu is inspired by Whispering Angel. Using seasonal produce from local farms, the menu begins in fall with corn chowder, Brussels sprouts grilled cheese, mini sun-dried tomato and eggplant pizzas, grilled baby lamb chops, and peach spoon cake made in a cast-iron pan. The menu evolves with the seasons, and Pérez Kennealy expects to dip into her Puerto Rican heritage with asopao, a hearty, tomato and sofrito-based soup delicious with chicken or seafood. At night, the garden is lit overhead by strings of Edison bulbs. The blush hue of Whispering Angel is repeated in Culinary Garden’s décor, in pillows, candles and soft throws. The elegant wine garden evokes memories of travels in Europe and Scandinavia, where dining al fresco extends into colder weather. Whispering Angel Culinary Garden’s rustic luxury is grounded in the moment, as guests come together around the table, and experience the Inn at Hasting Park’s Revolutionary Hospitality.

It feels like an elegant wine garden, evoking memories of travels in Europe and Scandinavia, where dining al fresco extends into colder weather.

Above: The Easter menu features favorites like glazed ham, roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes.

FESTIVE FEAST

HOLIDAY TO-GO MENU Ocean House / Weekapaug Inn Inn at Hastings Park

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HM’s style and special culinary touch mark the Holiday To-Go menus at Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn and Inn at Hastings Park. Packaged like a gift, each gourmet meal is arranged in attractive dark blue boxes with a complimentary bottle of red or white wine. The Ocean House menu offers irresistible appetizers like goat cheese and cranberry crostini, baby frisée and wild rice, and a shaved Brussels sprouts salad with pomegranate, manchego cheese and Asian pear. The mains are roasted turkey breast with leg confit or seared Atlantic salmon with tarragon gremolata. Classic sides get that OHM luxurious touch—roasted garlic in mashed potatoes, crispy shallots in green bean casserole and cornbread stuffing with chestnut cream. Pumpkin tart, pecan bars and flourless chocolate cake are offered for dessert. Order meals ahead, and they can be picked up or delivered. Check the websites for full menus and the latest updates on Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter offerings.

Above: For each holiday theme, the meals are packaged like a present.

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CUISINE

by ELIZABETH KEYSER

photography by CHIP RIEGEL

Meet Our NEW Culinary Ambassador:

Trisha Pérez Kennealy The Inn at Hastings Park owner shares her love of cooking with friends, family and resort guests

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he unexpected can inspire. When the quarantine began, Trisha Pérez Kennealy started teaching cooking again. The owner of the Inn at Hastings Park taught a weekly class for OHM staff, and multiple classes for members of the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA. One was done live on Zoom, where she cooked outside at a local farm with vegetables harvested that morning. Her love of teaching was reignited. When Ocean House reopened in June, Pérez Kennealy, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, became OHM’s Culinary Ambassador. Her classes on dinners and hors d’oeuvres sold out.

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“Guests had an incredible reaction. They’d come to one class, and then book all the rest,” Pérez Kennealy says of the classes where she demonstrated how to transform fresh milk into ricotta, concentrate flavor by oven-roasting tomatoes, and emulsify eggs, olive oil, lemon and garlic into a creamy aioli that students dipped vegetables into. This fall and winter at the Inn at Hastings Park, she offers experiential cooking weekends, interactive classes and private virtual lessons. Chef Kat Caine, whose official title is Food Forager, teaches classes at Ocean House. Updated class times can be found on innathastingspark.com and oceanhouseri.com.


I love sharing my skills as a chef and helping people feel more comfortable in the kitchen. —Trisha Pérez Kennealy OHM Culinary Ambassador & Owner of Inn at Hastings Park

Left: Pérez Kennealy offers weekend immersion courses as well as complimentary classes. Opposite page: The chef teaches guests how to bring out the best in seasonal ingredients.

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CUISINE “I offer full weekends where I teach five cooking classes. We incorporate Lexington’s beautiful agrarian history and founding of the country,” Pérez Kennealy says. Look for classes on how to simmer stocks, braise meat, roast chicken and stir-fry vegetables. Each recipe demonstrates a technique that students can apply to many dishes. This is the same set of classic French cooking techniques that Julia Child learned at Le Cordon Bleu. “I got the best culinary education,” says Pérez Kennealy. “If you learn the techniques, you can learn to cook anything. I love sharing my skills as a chef, and helping people feel more comfortable in the kitchen.” Students will discover how to make everyone’s favorite, short ribs. “Braised short ribs are the epitome of the dish you want to eat when the first chill comes in the fall,” she says. “I show guests how to make short ribs with a beautiful red wine sauce. You can serve it with egg noodles and it’s just wonderful.” An important key to the depth of flavor is her technique of first roasting the ribs on the bone, building the foundation for layers of flavor, sautéing root vegetables, herbs and garlic, then deglazing with a whole bottle of Chianti, before simmering in the oven. A Le Crueset Dutch oven, which can go from stovetop to oven to table, is the chef’s choice for short ribs. Pérez Kennealy believes that cooking skills have become more important than ever, for many reasons, like health. Eating lots of vegetables, fruits and fiber can lower risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. “We all know we need to eat more vegetables,” says Pérez Kennealy. She shows guests how to bring out the best in seasonal vegetables. And there’s the togetherness factor. “Cooking brings families together,” she adds. “The act of sitting down together has a profound impact on academic success.” She believes in teaching young children and young adults to think about what they’re eating every day, and to learn about cooking for themselves. The spirit of the Innkeeper is strong at each Relais and Châteaux property. As Culinary Ambassador, Pérez Kennealy brings her passion for teaching, cooking, and sharing the bounty of land and sea across OHM properties.

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Trisha's Culinary Studio ESCALIVADA 8 Servings Prep: 30 minutes Total Time: 150 mins.

Ingredients

2 red peppers 2 yellow peppers 2 orange peppers 3 medium eggplants 1⁄2 cup olive oil Sherry vinegar Coarse kosher salt

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°. 2. Wash and dry vegetables. 3. Toss to coat in olive oil. 4. Place in roasting pan, cover with aluminum foil and roast for 2 hours. 5. Remove vegetables from oven and allow to cool. Peel skins off of the eggplant and peppers. Slice vegetables into 1/2 to 1-inch slices. 6. Add a pinch of salt, drizzle generously with oil and add sherry vinegar to taste.

SHORT RIBS

8 Servings Prep: 30 minutes Total Time: 150 mins.

Ingredients

2 fresh parsley sprigs 2 fresh thyme sprigs 2 Turkish bay leaves 1 fresh rosemary sprig Celery leaves 6 short ribs (3 1⁄2 to 4-inch bones), approximately 3 1⁄2 pounds of meat 2 tablespoons cooking oil 2 onions, quartered 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 2 celery stalks, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks

5 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 bottle of Chianti 3 cups beef stock (Homemade stock makes a difference.)

Directions

1. Preheat broiler. 2. Position rack in top third of oven about 6 inches from heat source. 3. Line bottom of broiling pan with foil. Arrange short ribs, bone side up, on broiler pan. Season liberally with Camp Mix (campmix.com) or salt and pepper. Broil ribs 5 minutes. Turn ribs over and broil on meat side until browned and sizzling, about 10 minutes. Transfer ribs to large bowl. 4. Position rack in center of oven and reduce oven temperature to 350°. 5. While ribs are in oven, lightly dampen large piece of cheesecloth and place parsley, thyme, bay leaves, rosemary and celery leaves in center of cheesecloth; gather cloth around herbs and tie at top with kitchen string, enclosing herbs completely, to make a sachet. 6. Heat oil in heavy large oven-proof pot over medium heat. I use a Le Creuset Dutch oven or a large All-Clad stockpot. Add onions, carrots, sliced celery, garlic and season with Camp Mix seasoning. Sauté until vegetables are softened and browned in spots, about 10 minutes. 7. Add tomato paste and reduce heat to medium

and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add wine and herb sachet. Increase heat to high; boil liquid for 5 minutes. Add ribs, bone side up and in single layer, to pot; add broth to cover ribs and bring to boil. Cover pot with foil or cut out a piece of parchment paper to place over cooking liquid. Place lid on pot and transfer to oven. Braise until meat is very tender and falls off bones, about 2 hours. 8. Transfer ribs to storage container. Strain sauce, separating it from vegetables cooked with ribs. 9. Discard vegetables and pour liquid over ribs. Refrigerate ribs overnight. Spoon off fat from surface of sauce and reserve. Remove ribs and cut sinewy part of meat (where meat was attached to bone). 10. Place ribs in shallow roasting pan. Add sauce to cover bottom of roasting pan. Cover with foil and heat in 350° oven till heated through. Pour into pot and boil until reduced to 2 cups, about 15 minutes. 11. Whisk reserved 1 tablespoon fat with 1 tablespoon flour in small bowl; whisk flour mixture into juices and boil until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. (Alternatively, combine a teaspoon of cornstarch with water to make a slurry.) Whisk into sauces and cook off for at least 5 minutes. 12. Season with pepper. Plate short ribs with a few spoonfuls of sauce.


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DESIGN

by JUDY OSTROW

photography by CHIP RIEGEL

The Latest Landmarks New guest suites and an event space create more options for a Weekapaug Inn getaway

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Top row: An elegant wedding tablescape; Pavilion entrance; Fireplace has hand-set local stone. Bottom row: Windows retract for an outdoor feel; Special reception moment; Pavilion views.

n unparalleled location, great food and its atmosphere of relaxed luxury continually serve as enticements for a stay at Weekapaug Inn. Despite these award-winning amenities, management and staff always work to offer something new with every season: reimagined spaces, expanded activity choices, freshly designed events. As fall 2020 proceeds toward the new year, guests will discover some delightful additions to the Inn landscape. Through the summer, visitors began to notice construction activity taking place at the far end of the lawn. Now a new two-story structure—called the Pavilion—offers splendid views of the pond and ocean beyond, as well as a dramatic location for Inn activities and many kinds of private events.

The Inn gets multiple inquiries from guests and event planners about holding meetings and celebrations. They are looking for “unique venues with privacy, big daylight views and great ambience,” according to the Inn’s general manager, Corinne Finn-Heyl. Ocean House Management responded long before with a plan for a new freestanding structure to meet the needs of such special occasions. “The Pavilion’s main room has a high vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that can be retracted fully to create a true indoor to outdoor gathering in a sheltered space,” notes Finn-Heyl. “It also features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, crafted with hand-set local stone, to create a dramatic focal point.” The new venue will accommodate up to 78 guests, while lawn space adjacent to the Pavilion can be tented to expand the guest list to 250 for a wedding or

Guests love that most of The Pavilion's windows “open up to an extraordinary view of the pond and ocean.” —CORINNE FINN-HEYL Weekapaug Inn General Manager

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Top row: A custom-built table is set with Simon Pearce dinnerware; Seasonal menus feature locally sourced food. Bottom row: Grilling plays a central role; Pondhouse offers brunch and dinner.

The Pondhouse is a rustic and luxurious dining venue on the Inn’s back lawn. Operated in partnership with the prestigious Louis Roederer champagne house, it now offers brunch, in addition to two seatings in the early evening.

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other large event. “Because the gathering space is on the upper level, with the ground floor used for storage and a small lobby area, events at the Pavilion will feel particularly inviting,” says Finn-Heyl. “The main room’s elevation and windows on all sides, except the one wall adjacent to the Weekapaug neighborhood, open up to an extraordinary view of the pond and ocean. Guests are at the Inn, but the new space puts them in their own private world, just steps from the Inn’s accommodations and amenities.” Equipped with an elevator as well as a dramatic stair to its main floor, the new space is fully accessible. For meal service as the warm weather winds down, guests will be able to enjoy distinct and intimate outdoor dining in perfect privacy a bit longer, as the Pondhouse continues its

second season. This rustic and luxurious dining venue on the Inn’s back lawn, operated in partnership with the prestigious Louis Roederer champagne house, has tweaked its menu and now offers brunch, in addition to two seatings in the early evening. With a custombuilt, in-table grill, staff provides preset grilling ingredients and side dishes before each seating, as well as flights of premium champagne. This private yet open-air enclosure will accommodate a single party of up to six family members or related guests per seating. Guests are encouraged to book early for a Pondhouse experience during their stay. Fall and winter guests will find an expanded selection of accommodations with the opening of the Carriage House suites, two new freestanding hideaways just across from the


Inn’s main building. Like the new Pavilion, the suites are positioned on the second level of a new structure, providing exceptional views of the pond and salt marsh. “The ability to add to our roster of rooms and suites also enables us to refine the details and present offerings that feature suggestions we hear from guests,” says Finn-Heyl. Like the Fenway Suites that are located close to the pool, these new offerings include private terraces with built-in soaking tubs; as an added design benefit, the new tubs are set off from the suite’s outdoor patio for an even more secluded and restful outdoor bath, and increased patio space. Each Carriage House suite is fully equipped with its own kitchen and dining space, along with a luxurious, comfortable bedroom, bath and living area. For guests who want access

to all of Weekapaug Inn’s seaside activity and dining options—with the added feature of an exquisitely private and self-contained retreat— the new Carriage House accommodations provide one more tempting entry on the hospitality menu. This commitment to continually elevate and expand the amenities of an already acclaimed resort has not gone unnoticed. Recently the Forbes Travel Guide—a serious arbiter of quality in the world of fine hotels and restaurants—awarded five-star status to Weekapaug Inn. Staff and management are honored by the distinction, and continue to justify this and the Inn’s other awards with an ongoing commitment to provide exclusive and satisfying experiences for all guests, in every season.

“The ability to add to our roster of rooms and suites also enables us to refine the details and present offerings that feature suggestions we hear from guests.” —CORINNE FINN-HEYL Weekapaug Inn General Manager

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Top row: Private terrace is a scenic retreat; Bedrooms overlook the pond and salt marsh. Bottom row: Each suite is equipped with a luxurious and roomy living room, kitchen and dining space.

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EXPERIENCES

Art Comes Alive by KIM KAVIN

photography by CHIP RIEGEL

The Ocean House art program is a yearround, museum-quality experience—and more

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Top: Character drawings by artist Ludwig Bemelmans hang in the breezeway between the lobby and porch. Middle: There are 90 works by Bemelmans on display. Bottom: Lisa Szaro is Resident Curator and Director of Art Education.

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hen visitors arrive at the Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island, they’re coming to far more than a

hotel by the sea. “We’ve been called one of the top art hotels in the country,” says Laurie Hobbs, Group Director of Public Relations and Marketing. “We have carved a niche for ourselves based on the depth of our collection and the experiences here.” Lisa Szaro, Resident Curator and Director of Art Education, has played a pivotal role in making Ocean House different from other resort and hotel destinations. In her two years at the property, she has worked not only to showcase the Ocean House collection of art, but also to broaden the depth of the on-site art experiences that are available to guests and the community. “You can buy it. You can smell it. You can ask the artist what colors they prefer,” Szaro says. “You can engage with the art, with the artisans, or you can just take the tour of the permanent art collections and learn about what we have. There’s so much to do if you’re interested in the arts.” One of the things Szaro created is an hour-long audio tour that’s available all year round, fully indoors. The tour is self-guided with a handheld device and an earpiece; visitors point the device at sensors near various pieces of art to hear information about its origins. For guests who prefer a personal tour, Szaro makes herself available.

“We have an incredible collection of over 250 pieces of art that each have stories unto themselves,” Szaro says. As an example, Ludwig Bemelmans—creator of the Madeline series of children’s books—was also a hotelier. The Ocean House collection includes 21 drawings from his “Goodbye to the Ritz” series commemorating the closing of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The collection also includes murals from his La Colombe restaurant in Paris. “When he had the Paris bistro, it was torn down, and walls with fresco paintings were torn down,” Szaro says. “They are now at Ocean House.” Guests taking the audio tour can hear Deborah Royce, who owns the property with her husband, Chuck, narrate how the couple acquired that collection. Yet another part of the permanent collection and audio tour is a series of antique, collectible cruise ship brochures that Hobbs says are a perfect fit with the overall Ocean House experience. “We think of Ocean House sometimes like a cruise ship, providing guests with a whole variety of activities,” she says. And to be sure, the collection and audio tour are accessible for guests of all ages. Children can have fun art interactions during the audio tour. “For example, we might challenge them to count how many dogs and cats are in a hallway full of paintings,” Szaro says. “They get the answer at the end, to see who wins.” Guests who prefer a different type of interactive art experience can take part in


Above: Self portraits created by famous writers, artists and celebrities are on display in the Member's Club Room. Left: Chuck and Deborah Royce in front of Ludwig Bemelmans' Dining Room. The mural is from the artist's restaurant in France.

one of the art lectures given by Stephen Lash, Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas, who hosts the series “In Conversation with Stephen Lash” on-site. The talks are seasonal, so returning guests always have a chance to experience a new topic. One recent conversation featured Lash interviewing the Royces about how they acquired the Bemelmans collection from the family that had the fresco paintings from the Paris bistro. “They were very distrusting, originally, of the Royces,” Szaro says, “and then realized they had good intentions, so the Royces were able to acquire the paintings.” The galleries at the Ocean House include more than 250 pieces of original art that are part of the permanent collection. There are paintings, frescoes and drawings, some of which have a uniquely entertaining nature. “We have a series in the club room, and they are all self-portraits of famous people such as Maurice Sendak and Gloria Steinem,” Szaro says. “Famous people would visit this bar in New York City, and the bartender would challenge these people by putting down a bag or a piece of paper or a napkin, and have them do just a quick pen-and-ink drawing of themselves. So we have those in our club room.” In addition to the permanent collection, the seasonal galleries change three times a year and feature pieces that are for sale. “In winter, we’ll have more snow scenes, and in the summer, there will be florals,” Szaro says. “All of them will be available for purchase, so it’s a true art gallery with art for sale. The artists are from all over the world, and they’re all internationally known. It’s high-, highquality art.” Another seasonal offering that guests can enjoy during fall, winter and spring at the Ocean House is the Yankee Artisan in Residence Program, which is created in collaboration with Yankee magazine. Its focus is artists and artisans from the New England area who interact with guests while making art. “This is an example of how art goes beyond painting,” Hobbs says. “We have found that our guests and the community enjoy the diversity of artisans in the region. We’ve had potters, rug-hookers, ceramics, fabrics, embroidery,

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Top: Glass blower Eben Horton designs art and functional objects. This piece is from his Tsunami series. Middle: The artist has a "hot shop" and gallery in Wakefield. Bottom: One of 550 glass orbs Horton created for the Glass Float Project. The pieces are hidden all over Block Island.

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we had a knitter, a jewelry-maker, a number of unusual things that people have really gravitated to. We’ve had such a delightful collection of artisans that have really stretched the minds of our guests and the community.” Eben Horton is one of the artisans expected to be part of the program in upcoming months. Horton is known for his work with the Block Island Tourism Council to create an event known—and beloved—as the Glass Float Project. “We make 550 Japanese fishing net balls, and we hide them all over Block Island. Whoever finds one can keep it,” says Horton, who makes a variety of hand-blown glass objects at his studio, The Glass Station, in South Kingstown, R.I. “It’s really an amazing thing. So many people are just wild for it.” He’s looking forward to bringing the same program to the Ocean House, where he plans to combine the artisan-style treasure hunt with lessons in his craft for any guests who want to learn the art of blowing glass. “Just the same way we hide them around Block Island, only on the grounds,” he says. “And I’ll offer a glass-blowing class for anyone who wants to make the half-hour drive to my studio and create a float themselves.” Summertime will bring plein air visiting artists to the Ocean House. They include Harley Bartlett of Hope, R.I., whose work captures landscapes throughout the Americas and beyond. While at Preserve Sporting Club & Residences in Richmond, R.I.—an Ocean House sister property known for shooting sports and wildlife—Bartlett paints Western landscapes that evoke the feeling of places like Yellowstone National Park. His paintings of flats fishing in Florida and the Bahamas leave viewers practically tasting the salt air and feeling the sea breezes. And the plein air paintings he does at the waterfront Ocean House capture the property’s feeling of a timeless family getaway. “The building is very pretty, and the grounds are maintained to a high degree. It’s very picturesque,” Bartlett says. “There’s a feeling of a period long gone at that property, and people enjoy it for that reason.” Bartlett often paints the Ocean House building itself, and is happy to stop and chat with guests who drop by to watch each of his paintings take shape. One of the things he likes about the property’s Artist in Residence

Top: Plein air artist Harley Bartlett shares his techniques with resort guests. Above: Ocean House Cabana captures Bartlett's love for the coast.

program is that he gets to share his love of plein air painting with people who are genuinely curious about the art form, and about the techniques he has honed over the years. “I’m happy to talk about what I do,” he says. “A lot of times, people have this crazy idea about artists not wanting to talk. Some artists are like that, but it’s not me.” He’s exactly the type of person who helps to bring art alive in an elevated way that’s not available anywhere else—which is precisely what the entire art program at the Ocean House is all about. “These artists are very giving of their time,” Szaro says. “Traditionally, artists are very introverted. Their world is their art. For them to share it is a rarity, and we are very grateful.” For more details on the art program, to view the galleries or to sign up for Art Adventures & Experiences, visit oceanhouseri.com/ experiences/art-adventures.


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THE SUITE LIFE

Experience luxury with a stand-alone cottage or signature suite

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hile the lure of a summer beach vacation is a given, savvy travelers know that autumn and winter are among the best times of year for a coastal getaway. In fall, when the water is still warm enough for swimming, think crisp bluebird days, sparkling ocean breezes and long walks on uncrowded strands; as the temperature falls, add crackling fires and warming mugs of hot cider into the mix. All this, plus seasonal offerings from the OH! Spa, await post-Labor Day visitors to the Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn. To make the most of an off-season jaunt, consider booking one of the Ocean House signature suites, each of which is individually owned and uniquely styled. The newest addition to the collection, the oceanfront BAYRIDGE, has an inviting floor plan that features a sleek dining and living area, an outdoor terrace that can be accessed from three different rooms, two bedrooms with full baths and sweeping views of the Atlantic. From its second-floor perch, the light-filled space is warm and welcoming: Walls are painted a serene seafoam, linen window treatments frame oversize windows, dark wood floors are topped with wool area rugs, a deft mix of vintage and contemporary furnishings and rattan and nautical accent

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pieces add to the relaxed, breezy feel. Interior Designer Brittany Borghesi, who has been with Ocean House Management Collection for six years, helped spearhead the property’s classic coastal design, which evokes the original Ocean House built in the late 1800s. In the suites, particularly, she strives for a sense of timeless elegance. “We use a lot of the original pieces and reupholster them with modern fabrics, so they have that touch of old charm,” she says. Not surprisingly, Bayridge reflects that philosophy perfectly. “The owner is from Watch Hill and she has fond memories of the Ocean House before it was renovated,” says Borghesi. “She wanted to maintain that sense of history and connection to the sea.” Decorative details such as seashells from the owner’s collection, the pebbled stone fireplace hearth, brass lighting fixtures, and a blue embossed dresser that resembles a mermaid’s tail, all play up the water theme. An added bonus: The suite’s curved terrace wraps around from the guest bedroom to the master bedroom to the living room. “It’s a magical place to watch the sunset,” she adds. And speaking of magical, it’s hard to imagine a cozier setting for a fall or winter getaway than one of the stand-alone cottages, which range in size from two to six-bedrooms. The 120-year-old

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shingle-style MINNEBAMA, just steps from Ocean House, has plenty of historic charm—beautifully restored antiques and original wood floors—updated for the modern traveler. There is a large master bedroom on the second floor, and six additional bedrooms of varying sizes are spread among the second and third floors. The downstairs living area is ideal for entertaining with its abundant natural light, wraparound porch and formal dining room that provides seating for 12. The adjacent threebedroom guest house, built in 2008, has an open floor plan and large terrace that leads to the pretty gardens. Another nifty option is the four-bedroom EMERALD CITY COTTAGE, set on nearly an acre of land, not far from the picturesque Weekapaug Inn. From the outside, this lovely shingled cottage retains its historic colonial Gambrel silhouette; inside it’s all about barefoot beach-house living. A spacious family room opens up into a more formal living room and dining room, while the bright eat-in kitchen and tiered outside deck invite outdoor entertaining. As with all the cottages in the collection, both Minnebama and Emerald City are tailored for families and friends, large groups or small, seeking the ease and comfort of a private residence with all the amenities of Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn just a short drive or stroll away.

Opposite page: Bayridge is a new signature suite at Ocean House. Above, left: The historic Minnebama Cottage blends antique and modern design elements. Above, right: With Weekapaug Inn nearby, Emerald City Cottage is a popular choice for families.

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The B AYRIDGE Suite

Th e MI NNEBAMA Cottage

Above: Designed with a relaxed, coastal flair, Bayridge has two bedrooms and baths, along with a roomy dining and living area. A large outdoor terrace provides expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Above: Minnebama is a beautifully restored, 120-year-old home with modern updates. In addition to the master suite, it features six bedrooms and an adjacent guest house. Gracious living areas and a formal dining room accomodate family celebrations.

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Th e E M E R A L D C IT Y Cottage

Left: Guests enjoy ocean views from the spa's relaxation room. Right: Massages and other treatments include marine and harvest themes.

RELAX & REJUVENATE AT OH! SPA

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Above: Located near Weekapaug Inn, Emerald City is a shingled home with almost an acre of land. The four-bedroom cottage offers families comfortable gathering spaces with a living room, eat-in kitchen, dining room and outdoor deck.

ell-being is front and center at the OH! Spa, where an intoxicating array of seasonally inspired treatments and products incorporate the natural healing properties of the surrounding landscape. “We try to incorporate what is local in the area and what the chef may be using in his menus, to maintain cohesiveness,” says Darcie DeBartelo, Group Director of Spas for the OHM group. For winter, think notes of cranberry, blood orange and ginger, and— always—lavender, as well as trace marine elements found in the Phytomer product line from the Brittany Coast of France. The 12,000-square foot spa is designed with relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. “We want our guests to think of this as their oasis away from home,” DeBartelo says. “It’s really about getting them to slow down and get into a state of tranquility.” Here you’ll find a variety of massages, body treatments and facials—each with a harvest or ocean theme. In addition to the spa’s signature offerings such as the Your Way custom massage and the Ocean Awakening Facial, new for fall are the two-hour Harvest Experience, which begins with an energizing cranberry-orange sugar scrub, followed by a relaxing hour-long massage, the 45-minute Harvest Body Polish, which gives guests the choice between the Cranberry Orange sugar scrub or the Espresso and Lemon salt scrub, and the 60- or 90-minute Beach Stone Massage, which features a relaxing ginger oil that is worked into sore muscles using a combination of hands and warm stones. The pampering continues in the relaxation lounge, a semi-circular glassed in room that seems to touch the ocean. Here, guests are encouraged to linger over a cup of specially brewed organic tea and homemade granola bars and chocolate. “Usually people spend about 30 to 40 minutes there, sometimes a bit longer,” says DeBartelo. “It’s a really nice place to bring yourself back in touch.”

DeBartelo’s 3 Wellness Tips 1. HYDRATE “I always have spa water on hand or on the go,” says DeBartelo. “Fill a large pitcher with one lemon sliced, one cucumber and a handful of mint leaves. I add purified water or mineral and let everything sit overnight. It’s a great natural detoxifier.” (Come summer, she substitutes watermelon and lime.) 2. RETHINK SKIN CARE “As the seasons change, now is the perfect time to adjust your routine. An OH! aesthetician can help you get on the right track to great looking fall skin. That might mean changing out your make-up with new fall colors or adding a serum to help prep your skin for the day.” 3. BREATHE “Start the day off right with a simple five to ten minute breathing exercise. It’s important to breathe slowly in through your nose, and out through the mouth for a count of ten.” Another easy way to inhale wellness? “Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the palm of your hands, rub them together, cup them over your nose and breathe deeply. I love a great grapefruit or citrus blend in the morning and sandalwood or lavender in the evening.”

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SOCIAL CALENDAR

Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn feature a full calendar of events, gatherings and experiences for the fall and winter, designed to create lifelong memories

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WINE & CULINARY ARTS

For the budding wine expert and the food aficionado alike, Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn offer foodie and wine events. These yearround series offer an inside look at the farm-to-table philosophy with hands-on culinary opportunities, farm-fresh wine and beer dinners, and wine education seminars.

Brewmaster’s Dinner At Weekapaug Inn, you can enjoy New England’s bounty in season, plus ice cold beer pairings, during an immersive culinary experience. The series highlights a different local brewery at each event. Family-style courses are expertly paired with a delicious craft beer.

Champagne & Oysters During this event, shucking instruction will be offered and oyster appetizers will be served paired with wines. The Naturalist will also be on hand to go over the natural and human history of the native oyster.

Farm & Vine Dinner Series

Guests celebrate New Year’s Eve. at Ocean House.

Using fresh, seasonal ingredients from a local farm, notable chefs from across the country join forces with the Ocean House culinary team to craft exquisite three-course meals that are carefully paired with

wines from distinguished wineries around the world.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

From Vine to Wine Series

There are a variety of programs offered for guests at our resorts. Classic films are screened in the Screening Room, colorful cabaret performances are put on in the Drawing Room, and love songs can be heard on the Pond where guests sit under the moonlight.

Twice a month, Ocean House hosts an exclusive wine event. Engage with the Director of Wine Education to discuss the chosen topic and sample a selection of wines during this Saturday seminar.

In the Cellar Series Join our Food Forager and Sommelier to explore the symphonic world of food and beverage. Find out why certain combinations complement each other so well.

Movie Nights

In the Kitchen Culinary Education Series

Author Series

Come one, come all! Find your seat in the Ocean House Screening Room and enjoy the show with freshly popped popcorn and sweet treats from Below Deck.

On select Saturdays each month, join the Ocean House Food Forager for this series. Work hands-on with members of the culinary team in the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts as you master the art of the soufflé, preserve the flavors of the season, and much more. Take home an Ocean House apron and recipes from your class.

Wine Camp Weekend With the Ocean House Director of Wine and Sommelier as your guide, take part in this hands-on seasonal experience that includes tastings, an exclusive tour of a nearby winery during harvest and an opportunity to craft your own unique blend.

Meet local authors, who will share anecdotes about their newly published memoirs and novels. Books will be available for purchase.

ART ADVENTURES

These programs encompass art education and lectures, guided tours and exhibits with a little wine sipping mixed in. On select weekends, through the Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence Program, we invite talented local artists to showcase their work. Guests are invited to interact with the artists, learn about their process and engage in creative activities.

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CELEBRATIONS & HOLIDAYS

Allow our team to take care of the details for any holiday. Join us for celebrations large and small—from Thanksgiving and Christmas to New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day—and enjoy inspired cuisine, five-star service and good old-fashioned fun!

As we continue to maintain safety standards and follow health regulations, events are subject to change. Visit oceanhouseevents. com for the most current schedule. PLEASE NOTE: prices do not include tax, gratuity or any service charges.

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In the Cellar: Cooking with Wine—Brittany Region

Join our culinary experts in a class that focuses on classic flavor profiles, rustic dishes and beverages

from one of France’s most revered regions. 3 p.m.; $65*/person

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Movie Night: Freaky Friday

Enjoy a luxurious viewing experience in Ocean House’s Screening Room, with plush theater seating, freshly popped popcorn, gelato and bite-sized candy. 6 p.m.; $15*/person

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A whimsical private dining and whisky experience launches at Preserve Sporting Club.

The Maker’s Mark Hobbit House will serve an upscale grilled menu and bourbon in a magical setting. For groups

up to 8 people. October 31 debut for season; For pricing, visit preservesportingclub. com/hobbithouse

5 NOV. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Farm + Vine Dinner

A special guest chef and the Ocean House culinary team prepare a multi-course dinner in COAST, each course expertly paired with wines from Montalcino Italy’s Altesino Winery. The night begins with a special wine reception for guests. 7 p.m.; $135*/person

6 NOV. ART ADVENTURES

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Eben Horton Artisan Reception Join us for a special wine

Signature Events Our most talked-about musical and culinary affairs as well as special events are not to be missed! Enjoy gourmet cuisine, musical entertainment and a spectacular setting at year-round events you’ll remember for years to come.

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reception to welcome the weekend’s Artisan in Residence, notable glass blower Eben Horton. Founder of the Glass Station Studio & Gallery in Wakefield, RI, Mr. Horton will display his work and be available to discuss his Saturday glass blowing workshop. Attendees will receive a complimentary issue of Yankee Magazine. 5 p.m.; complimentary

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Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Glass Blowing Workshop Join Eben Horton, nationally celebrated glass blower, for a Saturday morning workshop in his Glass Station Studio in Wakefield, RI. Learn about the art of glass blowing and make your own beautiful glass orb to take home. Guests will meet at Ocean House at 10 a.m. Transportation from Ocean House to the studio and back will be provided. Attendees will receive a complimentary issue of Yankee Magazine. 9 a.m.; $65*/person

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Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Eben Horton Dine in a Hobbit House at Preserve Sporting Club & Residences.

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Get to know celebrated glass blower Eben Horton. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea and enjoy spending time with the artisan and his works. Attendees will receive

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NATURALIST

Explore nature’s wonders with expert guidance from Weekapaug Inn’s resident naturalist. Comb the beach for treasures, identify native creatures in the salt pond or take in the beauty of a full moon with new friends. Whatever the season, the Inn offers a variety of programs and events to discover the natural beauty of our surroundings.

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Learn glass blowing with Eben Horton.

how different growing climates affect different olive varieties. 3 p.m.; $65*/person

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21 NOV.

The young and the young at heart are invited to enjoy Ocean House’s signature teatime, complete with tea cakes, snacks and assorted desserts. 3 p.m.; $55*/adult, $35*/child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Cellar: Wine & Food Pairings 101

Learn the basics behind choosing the right glass of wine to go with your meal in our Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. 3 p.m.; $65*/person

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Thanksgiving Buffet in the Ballroom

a complimentary issue of Yankee Magazine. 9 a.m.; complimentary

8 NOV. ART ADVENTURES

Up Close & Personal: How Artists Make Art + Reception

PHOTOGRAPHY: HORTON BY SETH JACOBS ON

Enjoy a lecture from renowned glass blower Eben Horton where he’ll discuss his personal journey in creating the Block Island Glass Float Project–with a surprise ending! Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, water and wine. Attendees will receive a complimentary issue of Yankee Magazine. 2 p.m.; complimentary

14 NOV. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Wines of the Pacific Northwest Take an afternoon’s journey tasting the wines of the Pacific Northwest in our wonderful Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. 11 a.m.; $65*/person

14 NOV. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Kitchen: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Taste and evaluate with our culinary experts while learning what it takes to produce good olive oil and

Enjoy a spectacular Thanksgiving feast in the Seaside Ballroom and Drawing Room. Join family and friends and savor holiday favorites that include succulent roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. 11 a.m.; $85*/adult, $45*/child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

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Children’s Thanksgiving Tea

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Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Village The lighting of the Ocean House Christmas tree is an

annual tradition that marks the beginning of the holiday season in Watch Hill. Please bring a new toy for our toy drive. 4 p.m. Christmas Village opens; 5 p.m. Tree Lighting

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Dinner with Santa In honor of Santa’s official visit to Watch Hill for the Christmas Season, Ocean House invites families to join us in the Ballroom and the Drawing Room for a magical dinner with Santa. 6 p.m.; $65*/adult, $35*/child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

The Christmas Tree Lighting at Ocean House is a family favorite.

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Thanksgiving To-Go

As another way to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast, our To-Go gourmet meal comes with easy instructions to heat and serve. Order ahead for pick up or delivery. Place your order by Saturday, November 21.

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Enjoy a luxurious viewing experience in Ocean House’s Screening Room, with plush theater seating, freshly popped popcorn, gelato and bite-sized candy. 6 p.m.; $15*/person

Brunch with Santa Enjoy great food, live music, unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas with the big man himself during this famous Ocean House tradition. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $79*/adult, $30*/child (ages 6-12), children ages 5 and under complimentary

6 DEC.

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From Vine to Wine: Scotch Whisky Join our Sommelier to explore the decadent tastes of Scotch Whisky. 11 a.m.; $65*/person

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday activities, crafts, stories, light refreshments and pictures with Santa! We ask that children bring an unwrapped toy for our toy drive. 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.; $25*/adult

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Enjoy an afternoon of holiday-inspired cheer over a proper tea with special guests from Disney’s Frozen! 3 p.m.; $65*/adult, $48*/ child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

Enjoy great food, live music, unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas with the big man himself during this famous Ocean House tradition. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $79*/adult, $30*/child (ages 6-12), children ages 5 and under are complimentary

Brunch with Santa is a holiday tradition.

The pastry chef teaches gingerbread making.

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Children’s Christmas Tea

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Children’s Christmas Party

Brunch with Santa

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Children’s Christmas Tea with the Penguins Enjoy an afternoon of holiday-inspired cheer with family and friends over a proper tea in the ballroom with some very special guests from Mystic Aquarium. 3 p.m.; $48*/child, children ages 3 and under are complimentary

13 DEC. M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Movie Night: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Enjoy a luxurious viewing experience in Ocean House’s Screening Room, with plush theater seating, freshly popped popcorn, gelato and bite-sized candy. 6 p.m.; $15*/person

14 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Gingerbread Village Competition Local high school culinary students compete to craft the best gingerbread creations. Explore the delightful gingerbread village they create. 6 p.m.; complimentary

15 DEC. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Gingerbread House Workshop

Master the art of creating a gingerbread house with the Ocean House pastry chef and others from the culinary team. 5:30 p.m.; $65*/adult, $40*/child (age 4 to 11)

16 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Ornament Making Workshop Join us for a new addition to our Twelve Days of Christmas programming, with a special ornament

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Movie Night: Babes Toyland


FALL & WINTER ANNUAL making class. Enjoy crafting ornaments to give as gifts or for your own Christmas tree. 6 p.m.; $25*/person

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Cocktails & Canapés

Impress your guests after learning how to make the best holiday appetizers and cocktails, with guidance from Ocean House’s culinary experts. 5 p.m.; $45*/person

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Christmas in Song Carolers, storytelling, Christmas bells and festive cheer fill the Watch Hill Chapel during this beloved community event. And don’t miss the cookies, cocoa and fireworks! We ask that guests bring an unwrapped toy for our toy drive. 5 p.m.; complimentary

Clicquot Champagne in our Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. 5:30 p.m.; $65*/person

20 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Brunch with Santa Enjoy great food, live music, unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas with the big man himself during this famous Ocean House tradition. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $79*/adult, $30*/child (ages 6-12), children ages 5 and under complimentary

20 DEC. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Class Let a little sugar bring loved ones together at our cookie

and cupcake decorating workshop. Our pastry chef will help you choose from colorful icings and sprinkles and finish with chocolate and other seasonal sweets. Each guest will leave with an Ocean House pastry box and their creations from the day. 4:30 p.m.; $25*/person, $15*/child (ages 4-11), children 3 and under are complimentary

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ART ADVENTURES

WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Cork & Canvas

Yule Log Workshop

Join our Director of Art Education for an afternoon of artistic expression, with paints, brushes and canvas provided to guests for the creation of their own beautiful painting. Wine and cheese enhance this relaxing special event. 3 p.m.; $35*/person

Master the art of frosting and decorating a Yule log with guidance from our master culinary team. 5 p.m.; $35*/person

24 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Christmas Eve Feast of Fishes Dinner at COAST

21 DEC.

The holiday magic always peaks on Christmas Eve. Enjoy a spectacular fourcourse dinner, inspired by the Feast of the Fishes tradition, with optional wine pairing. Seatings available 5:30 to 8 p.m.; $125*/person, optional wine pairing available for $95*/person

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Feast of Fishes Workshop

Under the expert guidance of our Director of Culinary Education, learn how to prepare a traditional ItalianAmerican Feast of Fishes holiday dinner. 5 p.m.; $75*/person

25 DEC. Meals get festive with live music.

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Christmas Day Brunch in Bistro The day we’ve all been waiting for is here! Celebrate with Christmas brunch in the Bistro with delicious food, live music and unlimited festive drinks—a perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Seatings available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $68*/adult, $25*/child (ages 4 to 12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

19 DEC. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

A Very Veuve Christmas: Veuve Clicquot Champagne Flight Tasting Take a festive tour through the bubbly world of Veuve

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ART ADVENTURES

Christmas Day at COAST

New Year’s Day Brunch in Bistro

An exquisite four-course dinner at COAST caps off this special day of celebration. Seatings available 6 to 9 p.m.; $125*/person, optional wine pairing available for $95*/ person

Let 2021 be filled with joy and good fortune! Welcome the new year with a delicious brunch. Seatings available 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $68*/adult, $25*/child (ages 4 to 12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

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9 JAN.

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New Year’s Eve Gala Celebrate the end of 2020 and the arrival of 2021 with our festive celebration and midnight toast. We ask that this event be enjoyed by guests 21 and older. 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.; $145*/person

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From Vine to Wine: Sparkling Wines There are as many varieties of sparkling wine as there are bubbles in a bottle! Pop open a bottle with us, and discover some of our favorites with our Director of Wine Education. 11 a.m.; $75*/person

15 JAN. ART ADVENTURES

Ring in 2021 with Ocean House.

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Sarah Benning Artisan Reception Meet Sarah Benning, an artist, educator and designer working in contemporary embroidery. 5 to 6 p.m.; complimentary

In the Cellar: Hearty Red Wines from Around the World and One-Pot Stews

Cozy up in our Center for Wine & Culinary Arts to explore a variety of warming red wines and deliciously hearty fare with our food and beverage team. 11 a.m.; $75*/person

16 JAN. ART ADVENTURES

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Embroidery Workshop Enjoy an interactive workshop where students will create a beautiful embroidery piece, using Sarah Benning’s inspired designs. 9 to 11 a.m.; $85*/person

17 JAN. ART ADVENTURES

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Sarah Benning Get a chance to speak with Sarah, learn how she got started in embroidery and enjoy a gallery of her pieces. Coffee and tea will be available. 9 a.m.; complimentary

Up Close & Personal: How Artists Make Art + Reception Enjoy a lecture on how Sarah Benning became an artist, educator and designer, and learn about her thoughtfully designed DIY kids and digital embroidery patterns. 2 p.m.; complimentary

23 JAN. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Kitchen: Curing & Braising

Learn techniques for curing and braising meats, to achieve perfect winter comfort. 3 p.m.; $65*/person

12 FEB. ART ADVENTURES

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Roula Rallis Artisan Reception Meet Roula Rallis, fiber artist and business owner, over a glass of wine and view her works. 5 to 6 p.m.; complimentary

13 FEB. ART ADVENTURES

Artisan in Residence: Fiber Arts Workshop Adult students will learn how to create their own beautiful rope and fiber baskets as well as other objects. 9 to 11 a.m.; Visit our event website for pricing.

13 FEB. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Whisky 101 It’s great fun discovering (and tasting) the difference

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between whiskies and blends. Spend time with our Director of Wine Education and learn all the basics. 3 p.m.; $75*/person

14 FEB. ART ADVENTURES

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Roula Rallis Get a chance to speak with Roula, and find out how her hobby became a creative arts business. Enjoy a gallery show of her works. Coffee and tea will be available. 9 to 11 a.m.; complimentary

14 FEB. ART ADVENTURES

Up Close & Personal: How Artists Make Art + Reception Take an inside look at how Roula creates her fiber art designs, and learn about her work of weaving fabric with clothesline rope to create beautiful objects. 2 to 4 p.m.; complimentary

14 FEB. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Valentine’s Day in COAST

Let COAST set the mood with a tempting menu for the most romantic day of the year. Harpist Faith Leitner provides the evening’s melodies. We ask that this event be enjoyed by guests 8 and older. Seatings available 5:30 to 9 p.m.; $125*/person, optional wine pairing available for $95*/person

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In the Cellar: Wine & Chocolate Have a delicious time pairing great wines with great chocolate in our Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. 3 p.m.; $75*/person

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Meet wood sculptor Mark Perry, who is a self-taught sculpture manufacturer living in Westerly, Rhode COAST offers Island. 5 to 6 p.m.; special wine pairings for complimentary

Valentine’s Day dinner.

In the Kitchen: Date Night Dinners

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Learn to make the perfect (and easy) romantic meal that’s designed to impress. 3 p.m.; $65*/person

Artisan in Residence: Wood Working Workshop

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Wine Camp Weekend

Winemaker Jonathan Edwards and the Ocean House Director of Wine Education host a weekend for wine enthusiasts, in which guests take part in this hands-on wine making, winery tour and dinner with the winemaker. $1,850*/person; $2,250*/couple

13 MAR. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

From Vine to Wine: Off the Beaten Track Wines Looking to broaden your horizons and veer off the beaten path with your wine choices? Join our Group Director of Wine as he takes you on a wine journey; some of these wines may become your new favorites! 3 p.m.; $75*/person

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Mark Perry Artisan Reception

Up Close & Personal: How Artists Make Art + Reception Mark Perry shares his journey from growing up on Nantucket to exhibiting in top shows across the country. 2 p.m.; complimentary

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Adult students can create a custom wooden sculpture with the guidance of Mark Perry using a carving gauge and mallet. Bring home a treasured keepsake perfect for any home. 9 a.m.; Visit our event website for pricing

20 MAR. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

In the Cellar: French Classics & Wine

What goes better with classic French cuisine than fine French wine? Learn about (and taste) it all in our Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. 3 p.m.; $75*/person

21 MAR. ART ADVENTURES

Yankee Magazine Artisan in Residence: Meet & Greet Mark Perry Enjoy a chance to speak with Mark, learn more about his craft, and interact with some of his pieces. Coffee, tea and baked goods will be available. 9 to 11 a.m.; complimentary

In the Cellar: Instapot Cooking

Have an Instapot but not sure what to do with it? Learn excellent recipes and techniques from our culinary experts. 3 p.m.; $75*/person.

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24 OCT. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Brewmaster’s Dinner

Join us for a casual, threecourse, family-style meal, where each course is expertly paired with the brewer’s choice of beer. This month, we are featuring select beers from Harpoon Brewery. 6:30 p.m.; $75*/adult 21+ years

24 OCT. WINE & CULINARY ARTS

Champagne & Oysters

Enjoy oyster appetizers alongside hand-picked sparkling wine pairings, and learn why certain wines pair well with these delectable mollusks. Our Naturalist will also be on hand to discuss the natural and human history of the native oyster. 5:30 p.m.; $60*/person

31 OCT. N AT U R A L I S T

Supermoon Viewing Experience the magic of the night sky and the full moon with us at Weekapaug Inn. Settle in with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the view from the beautiful Weekapaug Inn. 5:30 p.m.; complimentary

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Signature Sunday Pasta Nights Dinners will be held on November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. Join us at the Inn on select Sunday evenings and enjoy a three-course shared familystyle menu, featuring our fresh handmade pastas, raviolis and risotto. Seatings 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $45*/adult, $35*/child (50% off children ages 9-12), complimentary 2 courses from kid’s menu for children ages 8 and under

15 NOV. N AT U R A L I S T

Trustom Pond Birding Walk Follow along as the Weekapaug Inn Naturalist leads you through Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge and helps identify some of the feathered creatures that call Rhode Island home. 10 a.m.; $20*/person

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Thanksgiving Day Family-Style Dinner at The Restaurant A family-style, three-course dinner is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday with loved ones. Take pleasure in a meal created by the Weekapaug Inn culinary team, and indulge in a mix of traditional favorites and creative interpretations of classics. Seating available 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; $74*/adult, optional wine pairing $50*/person, $37*/ child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

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Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

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Seal Days As the days shorten and the

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temperatures drop, harbor seals return to the lagoon for winter. Ride aboard the Inn’s skiff as you scout the waters off the back lawn for seals on the rocks. 10 a.m.; $15*/ hotel guest, $25*/non-hotel guest

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FALL & WINTER ANNUAL closed on Monday nights, we’ll study the night sky a day early. Join us, as we take in the sunset from Watch Hill Lighthouse and witness an exciting planetary development. 4 p.m.; $20*/person

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Dinners will be held on December 6, 13, 20 & 27. Join us at the Inn on select Sunday evenings and enjoy a three-course shared

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view of ducks and a bevy of other waterfowl and seals. Includes a boxed lunch. For ages 16 and older. 1 p.m.; $40*/hotel guest, $60*/nonhotel guest

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Birding Trip to Sachuest Point The Naturalist leads a van outing to the renowned U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge, where participants can experience an up-close

Santa Margherita Pasta Cooking Classes Every Saturday through March 3 p.m. Who doesn’t love pasta? Join us for a unique culinary experience making pasta with our expert chef in the classic, cozy atmosphere of the Inn. Learn how to prepare fresh pasta and sauce while savoring wines from Italy’s Santa Margherita. $45*/adult; $15*/child

20 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Brunch with Santa Spend a memorable Sunday at the Inn, filled with holiday cheer! Join us with friends and family to enjoy a delicious brunch, with Santa on hand from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Seatings available 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $68*/adult, $25*/child, children ages 3 and under are complimentary

Signature Family Sunday Pasta Night Every Sunday Night through May Seatings available 5 to 9 p.m. Cozy up at the Inn on select Sundays for a three-course shared familystyle menu, with fresh handmade pastas, raviolis and risotto. The menu changes each week, starting with a salad and bread course. Guests can choose their delicious pasta mains. The meal concludes with delectable sweets to pass around the table. A Wines by the Glass Menu is available upon request. $45*/adult; $35*/child (50% off children ages 9-12), complimentary 2 courses from kids’ menu for children ages 8 and under

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Spend a memorable Sunday at the Inn, filled with holiday cheer! Join us with friends and family to enjoy a delicious brunch, with Santa on hand from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Seatings available 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $68*/ adult, $25*/child, children ages 3 and under are complimentary

20 DEC. N AT U R A L I S T

Sunset and the Great Conjunction at Watch Hill Lighthouse

Jupiter and Saturn will be very close together during this time period. The actual conjunction is the 21st, but since we’re

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Feast of Fishes Christmas Eve Dinner A tradition for ItalianAmerican families, the Feast of Fishes is now a treasured Weekapaug Inn custom. Enjoy a sumptuous threecourse meal featuring the area’s freshest seafood and produce served family-style. Seatings available 5 to 8 p.m.; $68*/adult, optional wine pairing available for $50*/ person, $34*/child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

25 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

Christmas Dinner at The Restaurant The countdown is over. Christmas is finally here! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a multicourse meal. Seatings available 4:30 to 8 p.m.; $75*/adult, optional wine pairing available for $50*/person, $35*/ child (ages 4-12), children ages 3 and under are complimentary

31 DEC. C E L E B R AT I O N S & H O L I DAY S

New Year’s Eve Celebration Come together to bid 2020

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farewell and welcome 2021 at the Inn! Celebrate with a festive meal in The Restaurant. Event includes a champagne toast at midnight. 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; $125*/person

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New Year’s Day Brunch at The Restaurant This is the perfect occasion to toast to health and happiness with loved ones and good friends. A tasty brunch is expertly crafted by our award-winning culinary team. Seatings available 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $62*/adult, $25*/child, children ages 3 and under are complimentary

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Restaurant Steal away with your sweetheart to Weekapaug Inn and delight in the most romantic day of the year with a spectacular four-course tasting menu. Seatings available 5:30 to 9 p.m.; $65*/person, optional wine pairing available for $50*/ person

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Full Moon Viewing Party Experience the magic of the night sky with us at the Inn. Settle in with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the view from the beautiful Weekapaug Inn. 6:15 p.m.; complimentary

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family-style menu, featuring our fresh handmade pastas, raviolis and risotto. Seatings 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $45*/adult, $35*/child (50% off children ages 9-12), complimentary 2 courses from kid’s menu for children ages 8 and under

centerpiece to adorn your holiday table. This two-hour, hands-on workshop includes all materials necessary to craft a work of art. 10 a.m.; $65*/person


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