Luxury staycation at The Preserve Resort & Spa, Rhode Island

A Year of Rhode Island Staycations

Published on March 14, 2024

As Rhode Islanders, it’s nice to remind ourselves from time to time that we live in a tourist destination. Looking from the outside in, national media outlets including Travel + Leisure, People, and The New York Times have all recently touted the charms of the smallest state, not to mention that Newport consistently tops lists of best places in the country to get married. Sometimes the best way to appreciate what you’ve got is to revisit it with a fresh set of eyes and immerse yourself like a traveler. Here, you’ll find a year of ideas, pairing places with things to do and where to stay. In most cases, you only need to park the car once, so you can explore by foot or public transportation, which only adds to the feel of being off on an adventure. We’ve aimed to include a range of price points and encourage researching year-round rates for the best fit for your budget.

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Horseback Riding with a Side of Potatoes at The Preserve Resort & Spa

If you enjoy activities like shooting clays from a 25-station course, then you’re probably familiar with The Preserve Resort & Spa, a luxury residential and sporting club on 3,500 acres in the heart of Washington County. If not, you might know it as the place with the Hobbit Houses – as seen on Instagram – of which there are three. During a visit, you could give archery a shot, zipline across 250-foot elevation drops, ride ATVs, or go fly fishing, for starters, followed by a trip to the OH! Spa for restorative treatments and yoga. Accommodation options include a room or suite at Hilltop Lodge, a tiny home, cottage, townhome, or cabin – each with their own amenities such as a fireplace and special views (water, forest, horses). For dining, in addition to the Hobbit Houses, there’s Double Barrel Steak, which is known for its Thanksgiving Day Buffet, complete with all starters, classic sides, and sweets.

By Elyse Major - Hey Rhody Media Co

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