What We Love
- Location overlooking quiet Quonochontaug Pond; rooms come with binoculars for birdwatching, and there’s an in-house naturalist
- Bathrooms with heated marble floors and old-fashioned clawfoot tubs, along with modern showers
- Air of romance, from the wood-burning fireplaces to the furnished wraparound porch
What To Know
- Resort fee of $26 per day covers gratuities for bellmen and housekeepers, but not servers
- Reservations strongly recommended at the restaurant — and no shorts or flip-flops at dinner
- Free transfers to sister property Ocean House
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Classic Cape Cod. The building sports weathered cedar shingles accented by rust-colored shutters and dark brown trim; crushed clamshell walkways, hydrangeas and sea grasses enhance the beach house look. Interiors look to nature for design inspiration: a beach scene mural in the stairwell, Audubon prints in the lobby, rattan and wicker furniture mixed with traditional pieces in the common areas. A palette of cream, white, beige and soft greens replicates the colors of the New England shore, which is on show through the multiple uncluttered windows.
Bed and Bath
Spacious rooms have simple but comfortable furnishings, from braided rugs on hardwood floors to small tables with slat-backed chairs. Feathertop beds are dressed in Frette linens, and while there are no phones or televisions, each room is connected to the front desk by an intercom, and you can request a TV if you must. All baths have heated marble floors and towel racks (in the cool season), and many have old-fashioned clawfoot tubs, along with modern showers. Toiletries are custom-made by Red Flower for the Weekapaug and the Ocean House.
A fitness center and heated outdoor lap pool are adjacent to the main building. The wide white sand beach is a five-minute walk along a sidewalk that skirts the pond, passing sea grass, beach roses and the multi-balconied mansions that make up the tony village of Weekapaug. During the summer season, the inn operates the Bath House, which has showers, beach chairs, umbrellas and a snack bar serving Del’s lemonade, a Rhode Island classic. The inn’s formal dining room, the Restaurant, presents modern interpretations of New England coastal fare on a menu that changes daily. The sunny Garden Room offers casual dining and drinks. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and a 24-hour guest pantry is stocked with various coffee options and fresh-baked cookies.
How to Get There
We stayed two nights at the Weekapaug Inn to attend the “Weekend of the Spawning Moon”. We have previously stayed here for a murder mystery weekend. We have never been disappointed by a Relais & Chateaux property. The Weekapaug is my personal favorite. It is a quiet, peaceful escape set on a beautiful salt water pond but a close walk to the ocean as well. From the minute you arrive you are taken care of. Everyone that works here is genuinely kind, welcoming and attentive. They show you to your room which are beautiful. Everything you could need is available in the Inn, there are beverages and snacks available on the third floor throughout the day (they said the chocolate chip cookies were the best ever and they were not lying!) There are quiet spaces around the entire inn to sit and read, do puzzles, enjoy the outdoors or just do nothing.
We like nature events and environmental programs and thoroughly enjoyed, Mark, the naturalist at the inn and the nature activities that you can do. We went kayaking for the morning and got to enjoy all of the wildlife on the pond. On Saturday evening we enjoyed a presentation by Mark on the Horseshoe Crab and then went out on the pond after dark to see them spawning. The inn provides you with waders and flashlights and everything you need to be comfortable. It was a great way to experience this. It is clear that Mark loves what he does and was so knowledgeable it was just a pleasure to spend time with him.
The food is also excellent. We had breakfast each morning at the Restaurant which has great outdoor seating so that you can enjoy the early morning. We had dinner at the Brasserie which was excellent and the staff was wonderful. The seafood is delicious – we had the lobster and the scallops but the gnocchi was unbelievable!
The attention to detail and the peaceful ambiance just make this the perfect getaway, you feel like you have stepped into another time. We will definitely be returning and look forward to partaking in future events hosted at the Weekapaug.
The building and the setting are beautiful and the staff is well-intentioned enough, but that’s all I can say that is positive. The room we stayed in (26) was minuscule. The heat is from geothermal so you can’t adjust the individual heat in your room. There is no minibar so you can’t just help yourself to a juice or soda. It took 45 minutes to get a juice with room service. We then tried to get dinner and were told the kitchen was closed for room service (it was 9 PM). The shower was nice but the bed was not super comfortable. The breakfast was ok, nothing special. Again it took a while. I am pretty sure I was served instant coffee (inside a French press but the instant coffee granules were still not fully dissolved). It would have all been ok if this was $200/night. At $500+, I’m not coming back!
Visited over Easter weekend when it rained the entire weekend. We still enjoyed the lace with lots of sitting area, great food, guitar player in the bar area. Great service, greeted us by name at every meal. Rode bikes over to the Watch Hill Lighthouse and stoped at the sister hotel, The Ocean House . Stayed in the Great Egret Suite overlooking the water and the sound of the roaring ocean from our deck. A beautiful, stately place with a Naturalist full of information and a friendly staff.
We have been lucky enough to stay at other Relais & Chateaux properties around the world, but the Weekapaug Inn managed to elevate the experience to another level.
The reservation and followup process was easy and extremely helpful. Then, from the moment we stepped out of our car on arrival, all interactions were top-notch. The level of personal service from every staff member was exceptional at every turn.
Our room overlooking the cove was beautiful, stunningly decorated and extremely comfortable.
We enjoyed our meals at the restaurant and the activities that the Inn put on that weekend. We made some last minute changes to some activities that we had preplanned with the Inn and everyone was extremely accommodating.
The Inn is only about an hour from our house in Massachusetts, but we were truly able to switch off and relax while there. We will definitely return and are looking forward to trying out the Inn in other seasons.
We had a fantastic stay at the Weekapaug Inn. We stayed in a Fenway Suite, which was incredibly comfortable and private. The room also had great views of the Pond. From check in to check out, the service was impeccable. Our dinner at the Restaurant was delicious, with top-notch service to match. We can’t wait to come back!!!