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Situated in the heart of downtown Newport, just footsteps away from
harbor front shops and restaurants, and a leisurely stroll to the fabulous Newport
Mansions and Museums. Also just minutes away are Newport's magnificent beaches and the
world famous CliffWalk, our seaside walking trail, which await your arrival and discovery.
The large and comfortable sitting room is yours in which to relax after a busy day of sightseeing in downtown Newport.
Each room is distinctly decorated in the romantic Laura Ashley tradition, creating a warm, yet casually elegant atmosphere. Six rooms have queen size beds with private baths. For families or couples traveling together, there is a two bedroom, one bath suite.
Keeping your comfort in mind the Inn is centrally air-conditioned and each room has cable television and telephone. There is ample off-street parking provided.
For that special romantic getaway stay in one of the Inn's luxurious Jacuzzi and fireplace rooms where you will relax in total comfort.
Come and enjoy your stay at The Black Duck Inn.
Intimate tables for two grace the charming breakfast room where guests enjoy a hearty continental breakfast.
This large, well-appointed inn is conveniently situated opposite Bowen's Wharf in downtown Newport.
The name "Black Duck" occupies a memorable place in Newport history. It was the name of the notorious 1929 "Rum Runner" vessel that smuggled liquor into Newport Harbor. It was the bane of the US Coast Guard, but much admired by the local population.
Finally, one foggy night, the "Black Duck" was captured by the Coast Guard who opened fire on the boat and killed three of the four crewmen. This action caused such a furor locally that Coast Guardsmen were attacked on the streets of Newport by outraged local citizens, and demands for action against the Coast Guard reached the desk of the President of the United States.
The one surviving smuggler, considered a "Robin Hood" by many local citizens, was so well linked that when the case finally came to trial he was acquitted.In preparation for the new 2008 season, the Black Duck Inn has just been completed remodeled, including all of our 8 guest bedrooms and jacuzzi/fireplace suites. We are very excited about the new atmosphere and comfort we are creating, and look forward to hosting your vacation get-away this season!
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