B&B News & Blog
Welcome to the Historic Jacob Hill Inn blog! We will be using this space to keep you updated with our bed & breakfast news and local activities and events. Check back regularly for the latest info!
Hillary Clinton will be in Seekonk Massachusetts on July 26 at 2 P.M. to sign her new book “Hard Choices”.
A limited amount of event wristbands will be distributed throughout Saturday 7/26 starting at 7 A.M. at Sam’s Club 1110 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, MA.
If you are planning a East Coast Ivy league tour, trying to decide between Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard or Brown, you will probably want to find the best bed and breakfast, to get a sense of the local culture. Although Brown University is the closest school to the Historic Jacob Hill Inn and a popular rest stop for both students and parents, there are many other local colleges that take full advantage of our bed and breakfast. In fact Rhode Island is known as the state with more students per capita than any other state in the United States.
Literally next door to Brown University is RISD which stands for Rhode Island School of Design. RISD offers art history, graphic design, film, animation, video, photography and visual arts programs. Students can share classes and a social life between RISD and Brown because they’re so close. More information on visiting Brown or RISD
Many of our guests use the Inn as a place to relax after dropping their son or daughter off at Brown University or RISD to take a summer program, some stay and drive in for day programs, there are many options. More info on summer programs at Brown.
Providence College is about a 15 minute drive west of the Historic Jacob Hill Inn, just outside of the city PC has more of a “campus-y” feel. More information about PC tours.
Johnson & Wales University is known for culinary and hospitality, as well as international business programs. The Downtown campus is only 10 minutes from the Inn, more information of tours at J&W
Roger Williams University is strong in Law and architecture programs, RWU is located on 140 acre campus overlooking beautiful Mt. Hope Bay in Bristol, RI only 20 minutes away from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn. More information on RWU tours
Wheaton College is located in Norton, MA, which is an easy 30 minute drive away from the Inn. Wheaton College is small liberal arts college only about 1600 undergraduates. More information on visiting Wheaton
Whether you are just looking, a beginning Freshman, visiting for parents weekend in the fall, searching for commencement lodging or coming to join your alumni for home coming at these schools or the many others that we did not mention in this blog. We are here at the Historic Jacob Hill Inn and our sister property the Providence Luxury Hotel waiting to make your stay the best you have ever had. One last link to check availability and a recommendation to book early!
Restaurant weeks have started! Your chance to try one of the many excellent restaurants in the Providence RI Area during the next two weeks, July 6 to July 19, at a special price. Visit our sister property The Providence Luxury Hotel Blog for additional information or the Providence Restaurant Weeks website
There are many local festivities that are going on all this week. The main events are in Bristol, Rhode Island just 20 minutes away from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn There’s a concert series all week until the 4th of July. Throughout the day on the 3rd there will be a carnival in the Town Common followed by Fireworks on Bristol Harbor at 9:30pm.
Bristol’s Fourth of July Parade is famous for being the oldest of its kind. The first 4th of July celebration in Bristol was in the year 1785 and the parade is an evolution of the community’s walks through the town. Today it is a fun event that even appeals to adults especially those in education. There will be a stream of floats which are in a competition to win the best for a certain category. The parade’s last march ends to honor the military and firemen of the town. From tradition, there are patriotic speakers who will reenact historical events relating to the Fourth of July, and then people can visit a U.S navy Ship.
This week is all about the fireworks, my Independence celebration is never complete with out at least one good showing. This year there are many opportunities in and around Providence to watch amazing fireworks.
Pawtucket Rhode Island my home town and home of the Pawtucket Red Sox’s is a 10 minute drive from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn on July 1, 2 or 3 you can watch a baseball game topped off by a great fireworks display all for only $8
On the night of the Fourth of July enjoy a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic at India Point Park, Providence preceded by fireworks at 9:15
On July 5th Seekonk Speedway will have a Show at 5PM with ground shaking fireworks to follow.
But if you just want to chill you can relax at Historic Jacob Hill Inn and watch the Fireworks from the comfort of the property. Our favorite place to watch them.
Hope to see you soon!
“Xin Nian Kuai Le” or Happy Chinese New Year! We at The Historic Jacob Hill Inn are happily anticipating The Year of the Horse; perhaps because this elegant animal was so much a part of this property’s History. From 1924-1943 it was known as the Jacob’s Hill Hunt with a member list that was straight out of “Who’s Who in America”. A few of the most recognized club members included: the Vanderbilt’s, Firestone’s and the Grosvenor’s.
Seekonk was always known as the country side of Providence, RI where many of the old Providence families stabled their horses. Later known as the first farm in America to breed and raise New Forest ponies.
Though changed dramatically just one valley away from the city of Providence, the past is still treasured. At this Providence Bed and Breakfast our motto for the last 20 years has been “Arrive a stranger, leave a friend”. This year Hainan Airlines will start to offer direct service from Beijing to Boston. We look forward to share our History with our new friends from China and everywhere else.
More on the History of Jacob Hill Farm can be found at HistoricSeekonk.com