The Ocean House is definitely the gem of Watch Hill having first opened its doors to guests in 1868! There is something so special about walking into a place you know has been luxurious for so many years, it's fascinating to imagine the people and styles that have walked up and down the hallways and relaxed on the vast porches.
Brian and I were fortunate to choose a day that the Ocean House had set aside to open up to the public and show off the renovation that has brought it back to life since closing in 2003. I snapped photos at all of the amazing details my eyes saw:
the view from the beach
view from the hotel
how gorgeous, when I pick up the paintbrush again, I may want to paint this...
although the Ocean House is a hotel, apparently you can purchase residences to own which is such a nice feature
of course there is croquet!
the view from the main dining area
Shorely Chic heaven!
guests were given a tour of the rooms on the first floor
the rooms walk out onto this...
loved this sitting area in the spa, and especially the magazine on display :)
the indoor pool
one of the lobby bathrooms
this gigantic antique mirror was one of my favorite additions, I wonder if it was an original from the "old" hotel.
It was a lovely day and I encourage all of you to take a trip and tour this marvelous New England landmark.