A huge Rhode Island estate on Watch Hill is making headlines, and it has nothing to do with Taylor Swift.
Ocean House is a 13-acre oceanfront luxury hotel located in Watch Hill. It was named one of the top 15 beach resorts in the United States by Travel and Leisure in an unranked list published on Monday. According to the Travel and Leisure website, each hotel is “selected and reviewed independently by our editorial team.”
The luxury accommodation is about a two-hour drive from Boston. It offers 49 rooms and 20 unique suites, all of which overlook the magnificent waters of the Block Island Fjord, allowing guests to indulge in Gatsby’s fantasy. For more space, visitors can book one of the eight cabins, the largest of which, Minnebama, has seven rooms and its own hotel.
Countless on-site restaurants offer exquisite banquets: Verandah Raw Bar serves fresh dishes; Dune Cottage offers Mediterranean-style dishes; Taco Shack offers frozen tacos and cocktails. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea at Sipping Terrace, crepe delicacies at Secret Garden, ice cream, smoothies, and other delicacies at Under Deck.
The hotel also has its own wine and culinary arts center for those who want to learn wine methods from sommeliers or try cooking classes or wine tastings. Ocean House has two cellars and 8,000 bottles to choose from, not to mention four yachts.
Staying at Ocean House can also mean appreciation for the stars: Swift bought a nearby mansion for approximately $ 17 million in 2013.
The luxury resort first opened in 1868 and reopened after a rebuild and $ 140 million restorations in 2010. This isn’t the first time Travel, and Leisure has noticed: In 2014, Ocean House was ranked first among the best resorts in the continental United States and fifth among the best hotels in the world.
The prices of all these luxury items are high-starting at $1,200 per night.
Among the other beach resorts on the list of best travel and leisure: Gurney`s Montauk Resort in Montauk, New York; Island Golf Club Lodge in Georgia Island; Little Palm Island Resort and Spa in Little Torch Island, Florida; And Alila Maria Beach Resort Encinitas in Encinitas, California