Owned and operated by the Post Family since 1975 The Wayside Inn is a piece of Newport's history. Located on Bellevue Avenue and originally built in 1896 "Wayside" was the home of Elisha Dyer,IV who was a prominent member of the Exclusive "Four Hundred" of New York and Newport Society and also a descendent of Roger Williams, founder of the Rhode Island Colony.Well preserved, the property maintains much of its glorious original detail including soaring ceiling heights, original hardwood flooring, an extraordinary entry hall with paneled central staircase, 8 fireplaces and one of the few remaining ballrooms in Newport. Currently run as a bed and breakfast the home consists of 7 guest rooms all with en-suite baths and offers more than 10,000 sq ft of living space. As you enter the property you are greeted by a wonderful entry hall with an enormous limestone fireplace,a seating area as well and the expertly detailed staircase and handrail. This central space is flanked by an enormous ballroom to the left and a gracious dining room and guest room 1 to the right, the first floor also offers the innkeepers kitchen. The second floor is made up of 6 large guest rooms all with private bathrooms. The third and fourth floors offer wonderful overflow space and could be extra bedrooms or the innkeepers quarters. The estate sits on over an acre of land with a circular drive with porte corchere,an in-ground pool,a guest house/2 bed apt with a large garage below and ample parking
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