Think drink as you watch the sun sink and bask in the afterglow. Grace Vanderbilt is a historic boutique hotel in Rhode Island just minutes from the waterfront of Newport. A Newport landmark, the Grace Vanderbilt is a vintage mansion that has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning and top luxury hotel in Rhode Island. The property is comprised of 33 luxurious rooms and suites and a sumptuous spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Grace Vanderbilt’s robust beverage program is one of the town’s best kept secrets—the property’s expert mixologists not only use the freshest ingredients in innovative ways to create craft cocktails, but the head mixologist spent years in the kitchen as a baker who has recently taken her culinary talents to the bar, so guests can expect to enjoy cocktails unlike any others. Everything from the drinks’ textures, balance of flavors (they rarely use sugar and prefer to use different ingredients to sweeten), and Instagram-worthy presentation makes this property a true cocktail mecca–think edible roses floating atop your rosewater-infused drink or a hand-latticed dried rhubarb garnish that takes more than two hours to make. In the warmer months, guests can enjoy beautiful views of the harbor on the roof deck and enjoy cocktails, Dom Perignon champagnes by the glass and light bites.