Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ocean House at Watch Hill, RI

Wedding season is upon us, which brings me back to a year ago today when we attended a wedding at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  (Well, technically the wedding was at The Misquamicut Club, but the Ocean House was kind enough to house our rowdy crowd.)

The Ocean House does it right, in every way.  From the bar, to the staff, to the rooms, there is a reason this getaway continues to operate under high standards, a rare five star and five diamond resort.  Despite its recent restoration and renovation, all the old charm remains.

Ocean House from the Front

And Oh, the spa...  It's a lovely must, especially the spa experience room with its uniquely oval room overlooking the ocean.  They'll serve you up some spa water, hot tea, and tasty housemade granola.  Need anything else?  Just ask and it'll be there.  

Don't forget to participate in the activities - cooking, wine tasting, squash, spinning, yoga.  But remember, if you plan to play a little croquet, wear your whites!  Then again, there's nothing wrong with spending the day poolside, or beachside with the ocean breeze.

Ocean House from the Beach

Watch Hill itself is an adorable little town.

Being only about 100 coastal miles south, and even closer to the neighboring Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, the town is highly reminiscent of Cape Cod, on a smaller scale. 

Ocean House overlooking Watch Hill
The Beach at Watch Hill

As with most eastern coastal towns, there is the historic lighthouse that has guided the way for boaters for centuries and still operates to this day.

The Watch Hill Lighthouse

Happy 1-year Anniversary Marc and Sarah Allen!