Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Experience RI Tours: Christmas at the Mansions 2015

Christmas At The Mansions

Come with us as we travel to three different towns and take an inside tour of three of Rhode Island’s most amazing mansions all decorated for Christmas! You will love this journey into the opulence of a bygone era. After we tour the mansions, you will be brought to the largest gift store in New England which is filled with Rhode Island treasures and many other things! With your coach bus decorated for Christmas as well, this fantastic day will fill you with the joy and spirit of the season!


November 28 – December 19 
Saturdays @ 10:00am

Tour Length: 
6 Hours

Departure Location: 
Visitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence 02903)

Cost: $65

Senior (65 and above):
Group (15 or more):
Youth (ages 5-17):
Child (ages 0-4):

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WaterFire Announces The 5th Annual Christmas WaterFire

[WF Logo] WaterFire Providence

Friday, December 18th

WaterFire is also encouraging the public to bring donations of new unwrapped toy gifts, for the Providence Rescue Mission.

Special activities throughout the evening include:

  • A Christmas Artists' Village will be open along the Mall side of the Basin. 
  • WaterFire's Festival of Trees will surround the basin, transforming it into a winter wonderland. WaterFire and the Providence Rescue Mission will be reaching out to local organizations to sponsor and decorate trees. At the conclusion of the event, all trees will be donated to families that would otherwise be unable to afford this holiday joy in their homes. For more information and to sponsor a tree please visit:http://waterfire.org/festival-of-trees/
  • Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop by to visit santa himself, and tell him your Christmas Wishes!
  • Christmas carols will be performed throughout the evening on the basin stage next to the grand Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments done by Rhode Island area school children.

For more information, please visit www.waterfire.org

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Boat Rides with Santa!

The Nutcracker

Festival Ballet Providence presents
The Nutcracker

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St, Providence RI 02903

December 18 - 8:00pm
December 19 - 2:00pm 
December 19 - 7:00pm
                                        December 20 - 1:30pm  (Clara's Tea at Gracie's)

Tickets: $23, $38, $53, $68, $85

Order by Phone: 401-421-ARTS
Clara's Tea at Gracie's - an unforgettable holiday party prior to Dec. 20th matinĂ©e performance Click here to learn more.

Festival Ballet Providence


38th (2015-2016) Season Preview

Performances are held at both the 
Vets Memorial Auditorium and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)

For more a list of upcoming performances and ticket information please visit: Festival Ballet Providence

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show 2016

February 18th-21st, 2016

Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

"The Rhode Island Flower Show attracts more than 25,000 attendees annually, showcasing garden displays and over 200 larger-than-life garden marketplace vendors. See demonstrations and lectures, with an emphasis on organic gardening and bring the kids for some family fun. Children under seven receive free admission. For over two decades the Flower Show has been the beacon for early Spring fun in Rhode Island."

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Providence Boat Show; February 4th-7th, 2016

February 2016 Providence Boat Show 

About The Show

The Providence Boat Show is conveniently located at the Rhode Island Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Providence, where you will find great hotels, restaurants, and activities. 
The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop, learn, and get inspired about boating in the Ocean State. Come see what the boating industry has in store for you—with hundreds of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, inflatables, and other watercraft on display, plus a wide selection of gear & accessories. Building on the success of the 2014 show, the 2015 show included a comprehensive seminar program, a special Volvo Ocean Race display, and a Show Pavilion featuring special guest appearances, sea-to-table cooking demonstrations, and hands-on activities. 

Dates & Hours
February 4-7, 2016 

Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm 
Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm 
Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm 
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm 

Adult One Day: $12 
Adult Two Day: $20 

Family Pack: $20
(includes 2 adults & up to 4 kids 15 & under for one day) (online only) 
Kids 12 & under: FREE! 

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903

For more information, please visit: www.providenceboatshow.com

Sunday, May 10, 2015

We are now on Facebook & Twitter!

The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast is now on Facebook.  Check out our page and become one of followers.  Just click on "Like" to see upcoming events, comments, and room information, etc.  
We can't wait to see you there!

The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast is now on TwitterCheck out our page and become one of our followers. Just click on "follow" to stay up to date on events, comments, etc.  
We can't wait to tweet you there!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Our Favorite Providence Restaurants

Our Favorite Providence Restaurants

Like the city of Rome, Providence is surrounded by seven hills but the two best known are Federal Hill and College Hill, which is where you'll find some of the city's best restaurants. 

On Federal Hill the Cassarino's on Atwells Ave is a favorite Italian bistro featuring authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere. Another favorite of ours is Hemenway's Seafood Grill on College hill which features creative Mediterranean cuisine, homemade pastas, breads and tapas. Also on College hill is Mill's Tavern, an american and french restaurant featuring upscale seafood and wood grilled dishes set in a warm colonial tavern atmosphere.

So come stay with us at the Christopher Dodge House, a wonderful and charming alternative to conventional Providence hotels, and let us make your dinner reservations at some of the best cuisine Providence has to offer.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pawsox Baseball

What do Ted Williams, Curt Schilling, Jason Varitek, Jim Rice, Manny Ramirez, Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens all have in common?

They all played for the Pawtucket Red Sox, just minutes from the Inn, before they made their mark in the big leagues for the Boston Red Sox. The Pawsox at McCoy stadium offer a wonderful baseball experience for a fraction of the big league price and you may very well see some future baseball all-star, pitch a no hitter or hit a home run. It's a great way to spend a Summer afternoon or evening here in Providence along with the many fine restaurants Providence has to offer.

Let's play ball!

For more information, tickets and schedule please visit www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t533
or call 401-724-7300

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Rhode Island Brew Bus

The Rhode Island Brew Bus
All-Inclusive Brewery Tours

Hop on board

Weekly Tours
Private Bookings
Drink Local

4 Different  tours to choose from

For more information please visit www.therhodeislandbrewbus.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Vets Auditorium

Did you know that the... 
Christopher Dodge House 
is within walking distance of the 
Veteran's Memorial Auditorium

Just 1/4 mile away from the Dodge House, The VETS has just over 1,900 seats and it's Masonic charm and history provides the best atmosphere to take in some awesome performances such as the  Festival Ballet of Providence, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Providence Singers and many more legendary performers.  

VMA Interior_SH2

Visit their website for a list of upcoming events: www.vmari.com/events 

 1 Ave of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-2787

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tour Providence by Boat

Tour Providence by Boat

Afternoon Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours
WaterFire Boat Rides

Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays), from 11am-8pm, all tours are by reservation only.  Call us at 401-580-BOAT if you have any questions or to make a reservation.

Season ends November 30th!

For more information, please visit www.providenceriverboat.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"We love people, and we love Rhode Island. We know the local culture, the back roads, and the places and people that make this such a great place, and we've brought together the very best of Rhode Island on each of our tours to give you an authentic experience you won't forget."

September Offerings:

Monday – Saturday: 10am and 2pm Tour length: 2 hours 

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 11am Tour length: 90 mins 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am Tour length: 90 mins 

Friday: 7pm Tour length: 3 hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9am Tour length: 7 hours 

Friday: 10am Tour length: 6 hours

Sunday: 12:30pm Trip length: 6 hours 

For more information & to reserve please visit www.riexperience.com
or call 401-864-3168

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Southern New England Bridal Expo

Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 
10:15 a.m. thru 4:30p.m.

at the Rhode Island Convention CenterProvidenceRI

For more information please visit www.southernnewenglandbridalexpo.com