Roger Williams Park Zoo – Gala Auction: Newport Polo
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Two-Night Stay at Ocean Cliff & $50 to 22 Bowen's

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Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty. Take a step back to the nineteenth century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views by making your winning bid on a two-night stay in a deluxe guest room. 

Don't forget dinner at the sophisticated, elegant, and easy going 22 Bowen's. Inviting guests with a touch of opulence to a world where indulging yourself is encouraged. On any given evening, a smattering of Newport’s finest come to sink into soft leather, glass in hand, and be treated to some of the City by the Sea’s best food and drink.

OceanCliff Resort occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa. Owned by Arthur Bronson of New York, the Villa was built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point, both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. OceanCliff was used as a summer residence by the Bronsons for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton, a wealthy industrialist who built the Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia for Czar Nicholas. Mr. Hutton and his wife razed the original wooden structure, and construction began on the new estate in 1892. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold by the Hutton family and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs.