Known as America's first resort, this elegant Victorian mansion is still one of its best.. In Short Former summer home of legendary Rhode Island artist Beatrice Turner offers 16 rooms within the main house and a Seaview Cottage located across the front lawn. Eight guest rooms and eight suites feature working fireplaces, antique decor, Beatrice Turner artwork and elegant bathing salons. Digital Video rooms feature flat-screen TVs and access to a DVD library, while Spa Suites are equipped for in-room spa and massage services. Seasonal gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily.