Our first visit to Ocean House, RI

October 4, 2016

We have admired this beautiful resort on our visits to Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  Ocean House has every reason to be admired for its beauty and charm. We likened it to an European seaside resort that you would most likely see in the U.K.  This local resort has accomplished many things including being the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in the state of R.I.  

When you walk into the Ocean House, there is something elegant about how you are greeted right away by the staff all impeccably dressed and groomed.  The decor is definitely conservative;however not pretentious. This hotel also has a rich history background in Rhode Island being that its been open since 1868 just after the Civil War.  And when you walk in and around the hotel and its property there is a feeling that you are walking through history.  If only those walls could talk...

We were surprised to find out that along with the hotel rooms for the public to use there were also rooms that were privately owned to residents who reside at the Ocean House.  When we were asked if we would like to tour the Club Room used for private functions and for dinning for the residents at the Ocean House we were delighted.  

Stylish Mama's personal favorites of the Ocean House:

I was amazed as to how the Ocean House had a Parisian twist to it, it houses a gallery of murals and drawings from the story book Madeline.  The Ocean House is the home of two original Madeline drawings from the story "Madeline and the Bad Hat." If you visit this resort you must take a walk to the lower level to admire all of the art.  

I also enjoyed a glimpse of Paris when sitting outside on the veranda,  I noticed the wait staff are all dressed in navy and white striped shirts and navy shorts or pants.  Very Persian.  Being that I dream of vacationing in France one day....this will do for now.   

The veranda also is a beautiful place to enjoy a cocktail.  The day we went was still on the warmer side so we took advantage of being a little early for our dinning reservation and decided to have a drink outside while overlooking the ocean.  Definitely a must if you visit during the summer or warmer months.

Organized Chica's personal favorites of the Ocean House:

There is just something about being at the ocean, hearing the waves crash and breathing ocean air.  It gives me serenity.  That alone is one of my favorite things of Ocean House, it's location.  

I fell in love with all the architectural details that Ocean House has as well. Here are just a few that caught my eye.  The molding used on the walls as you go down the stairs or the large pine doors used for a room. Each area has its own flair.  If you follow us on Instagram, I shared with you the ladies room because it displayed paintings of ladies fashion throughout the earlier years. Also, when you step outside and use their stairs, you will notice the cutout detail on each riser. They didn't miss one detail in their interior or exterior design.  

Ocean House also has the cutest little shop, Below Deck, where you can find an assortment of old fashioned candy, fresh made donuts, gelato and beverages.  I couldn't leave without buying half a dozen of donuts with their cinnamon sugar on them. 

Ocean House has become one of our favorite destinations and now that we were able to experience it, we understand why guests keep on returning and why some call this home.  We highly suggest that you add this to your summer list.

Love, Stylish Mama & Organized Chica xox

Make sure to check out our next post on enjoying High Tea at the Ocean House....

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