Newport, R.I. (August 17, 2015) - The Newport Experience, a leader in hospitality and special event venues, today announced that it recently acquired the Stone House, and is now accepting reservations for events and wedding receptions for 2016. This is the Newport Experience’s third event venue and marks the latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio of fine properties.

“The Stone House is a unique property and we’re excited to add it to our portfolio of exclusive venues,” said Kate DeCosta, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Newport Experience.

The Stone House is a luxury resort located in Little Compton that sits on 2.7 acres near the tip of Sakonnet Point. Little Compton is a seaside farming community nestled in beautiful southeastern Rhode Island known for its many vineyards and orchards.

The original four-story building was constructed in 1854 as a private residence and was once home to David Sisson and his son, Henry Sisson, a civil war hero. It was converted to an inn during the 1920’s and an old tap room remains in the basement that was once a speakeasy during Prohibition.

The Stone House recently underwent a comprehensive renovation that was ultimately estimated to have cost in excess of $12 million. At that time, many green technologies were incorporated, including a geothermal heating and cooling system. As a result of the historically accurate restorations, the Stone House was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

The property features spacious and well-appointed guest rooms, a restaurant, a state-of-the-art spa, and a private beach. There is also a renovated barn on the grounds that features guest rooms and a beautiful function space with an outdoor terrace and gorgeous water views.

The house has 11,000 square feet of interior space, and the barn 8,500. Together they have 19 bedrooms, 16 full bathrooms, and three partial bathrooms.

The Newport Experience plans to re-open the Stone House in the spring of 2016 and the spa will re-open shortly thereafter. Personnel decisions are currently being made with the goal of creating jobs in the local community and partnering with local businesses.

“Having been a life-long resident of Little Compton,” said Kevin Vendituoli, General Counsel for the Newport Experience, “I am truly ecstatic about our acquisition of this unique Little Compton landmark. I can say with the utmost confidence that our organization is perfectly suited to operate the Stone House successfully and in a manner that will greatly benefit the local community.”

The Stone House will be accepting guest room reservations as of January 1st, 2016.

For media inquiries, contact Kristen West at (401) 619-7968 or email To book an event, please call the Stone House at (401) 635-2222.


The Newport Experience is an award-winning hospitality company specializing in oceanfront weddings, social events and corporate retreats in Newport, RI. Its portfolio of fine properties includes: OceanCliff Hotel & Resort, The Safari Room Restaurant, The Regatta Place, Goat Island Marina and The Schooner Aurora. For additional information, please visit


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