The William's Grant Inn is a beautiful Colonial Federal style home with seven fireplaces built in 1808. The Inn is conveniently located on tree lined High Street in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island. Within walking distance of the Inn is downtown Bristol that boasts fine restaurants, museums and local shops. Wedding venues Linden Place, and the Herreshoff Marine Museum are also within easy walking distance. Roger Williams University, Blithewold Mansion and Mount Hope Farm are only about a mile away.
- Free Breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking (off-street available)
- Guest Dinning and Lounge with HD Cable-TV
- BBQ Area
- Completely Non-Smoking Property
Elizabeth and Doug Miller become the new owners of The William's Grant Inn in June 2016. Doug is originally from Newark, Ohio. Doug's background is in Chemical Engineering, and for the past 18 years has run a successful contract sweeping company. Elizabeth was a substitute and special education teacher for 10 years. For the past 12 years her career was in hair styling. Both are food and wine enthusiasts and enjoy traveling and spending time together.
History of the Inn
The William's Grant Inn is a beautiful five-bay Colonial Federal style home with seven fireplaces built in 1808. William Bradford III, grandson of Deputy Governor William Bradford built the home as a residence. The younger William was a sea captain and ship owner and was away for long periods. He built the house on land deeded in his wife Mary Smith's name by her father, Nathanial Smith, the largest landowner in the region at the time.
The Inn remained in the Bradford family for a 150 years through several generations. It became a bed and breakfast in 1993. Your Innkeepers Doug and Elizabeth Miller purchased the Inn in 2016 and are the third owners of the Inn.