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The Breakers

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The Elms

Both The Breakers and The Elms are rated highly by writers. Overall, The Breakers ranks slightly higher than The Elms. The Breakers has a TripExpert Score of 97 with accolades from 5 reviews such as Frommer's, Lonely Planet and Lonely Planet.

Both The Breakers and The Elms are rated highly by writers. Overall, The Breakers ranks slightly higher than The Elms. The Breakers has a TripExpert Score of 97 with accolades from 5 reviews such as Frommer's, Lonely Planet and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Newport
location

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If you have time to see only one of the cottages, make it this one. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    These former stables and carriage house belonging to their eponymous mansion now house a museum of Vanderbilt family memorabilia, restored carriages and a fascinating model railway. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Used as a summer retreat for the family of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Full Review →

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93
#2 in Newport

367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Elms was built for Edward Julius Berwind, a bituminous-coal baron. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Architect Horace Trumbauer is said to have been inspired by the Château d'Asnières outside Paris. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Take a 'behind-the-scenes' tour which will have you snaking through the servants' quarters and up onto the roof. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Take time to stroll around the 12 acres of lovely landscaped grounds. Full Review →

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