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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
When you are aboard the Quonnie Queen, a 24' electrical Elco boat, ask Weekapaug Inn's resident naturalist Captain Mark to share his story of how the Hurricane of 1938 lifted a home from the Atlantic Ocean side of Quonochontaug Pond and relocated it to the opposite side of the pond where it stands today, aptly named "Swept Away". That is how my husband, our dog Oakley, and I felt from the moment we arrived at the inn-swept away into the warm, cozy heart of this beautifully and historically restored lodge and into the charge of a well-trained and superbly-attentive staff led by innkeeper Simon Dewar. Whether it be house-keeping's turn down service, where the cords from your electronics will be wrapped in velcro strips, or the kitchen's thoughtful removal of those pesky plastic seals on the small ketchups, the attention to detail is ingenious. The waterside setting is quintessentially New England; I don't believe there is a bad view anywhere on the property. Don't be shy about taking the BMW 750i for a spin around the areas' sites. Special kudos to Morgan and Julien in The Restaurant and Maggie at the Front Desk for making our stay a special one; we look forward to returning soon.
Arrived at the Weekapague Inn on Friday, June1st and was greeted by two cordial looking door greeters welcoming us to the Weekapugue Inn. When we walked to the reservation check-in, we were greeted by Maggie, a recent graduate of Johnson and Wales, who escorted us to the Osprey Suite. The Osprey Suite is a magnificent 2 bedroom suite, tastefully decorated with neutral hues, large windows looking out towards the pool and ocean. Our full kitchen was was equipped with a full oven, microwave, dishwasher, double door refrigerator and newly equipped coffee maker that had, latte, cappuccino , and espresso capability. A complimentary open bar with a bottle of Red wine, Gin, Honey Vodka and Bourbon along with seltzer, ginger ale and club soda too. The refrigerator had soft drinks and waters all of which can be replenish in the open kitchen area slightly down the hall. I had ordered before checking in a few hor'durves which were promtply delivered giving the experience a true white glove feeling. In the open kitchen, daily supplied with cheddar goldfish, pretzel nuggets and the best cooking on earth similar to the cookies from the bakery, Sift located in Mystic, CT and Westerly , RI. The Weekapaugue is a tranquil, peaceful location void of noises that would overcast the sounds of nature and the nurture from the staff. Breakfast is included daily for guests staying at the Weekapague. Once our guests started arriving, I went to the lobby and was intorduced to the Innkeeper, who had a great Scottish accent while offering us a complimentary glass of welcome champagne. Thinking how could this get any better, we walked past The Restaurant and the host greeted us and informed us about the daily included breakfast for guests and Brunch offered (included in stay)on Sunday too. You do have the option on Sunday, to have the full table offerings for Brunch or a la carte item instead. The breakfast starts with glass of juice and coffee or tea, a basket of petite pastries. After our dinner at a local restaurant, we had a drink in the Garden Room , greeteded cordially by the bartender and live music played by a guatarist adding to another special touch at The Weekapague. The Salt Water pool has ample cushioned chaise seating. A small hot tub is attached to the pool, which out of fairness the to Fenway Suites(located above) closes at 6pm. In the evening when we arrived back, we were greeted giving that feeling of making you feel you're at home. Checkout is at 12pm, but we were fortunate enough to ask for a late check out and fortunately we were given till 3pm. There is complimentary shuttle service to the other OHM properties, the Ocean House and Watch Hill Inn. If you're looking for a stay at a property that has everything you would want , great staff, beautiful accommodations and more than a fairy tale feeling, The Weekapague Inn will not let you down.
We enjoyed The Weekapaug Inn for our 50th anniversary as much as we did on our first visit with our daughters 35 years ago. The Inn retains its New England Charm with world class amenities. Our room faced the pond and the ocean beyond. We walked the beach each day, swam and generally relaxed. The staff are warm and friendly and the food is excellent.
My husband and I were gifted a weekend at Weekapaug as a wedding gift. The hotel is perfect for a romantic weekend away. We loved our slow mornings at breakfast and enjoyed dinner by the fireplace. The food was fantastic and the service at dinner/breakfast was excellent. Even with the foggy weather we rode bikes, took walks on the beach, and explored the beautiful area around the hotel. The fitness center is small but all you need on vacation and we hope to return to use the pool on our next stay. Love that they have a closet stocked with Hunter boots/raingear for the unpredictable beach weather - we put them to good use. Can't say enough about everyone at Weekapaug - truly first class service. Already looking for a weekend to return, will hope for sunny skies next time!
This is the very definition of this place. Situated in Weekapaug where it's all shore houses and private beaches. There's no other place to find peace and relaxation than this inn. Since it's a Chateau & Relais property, there's an emphasis on great food and understated luxury. Staff was very attentive and there's plenty of public spaces where one can enjoy some quiet time to read a book, solve a puzzle, etc. It is definitely one place I'd like to visit again to get away from the hustle and bustle of NY.