A gorgeous waterfront Georgian mansion with stories aplenty will whet your appetite for Colonial-era history and modern-day romance.. In Short This historic mansion was originally built in 1760 for Colonel Francis Malbone. Located on the harborfront, the inn is within walking distance to Newport's top attractions. Twenty luxurious guest rooms featuring four-poster beds, private baths and period decor are located in the original house, the building's Courtyard addition and the Benjamin Mason house, a freestanding colonial home on the premises. Gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea with cheese, crackers and homemade sweets is served daily.