2 Seaview Avenue Newport, RI 02840

Guest Health & Wellness

Best practices at Habberstad House to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Our plan for keeping our guests safe

To ensure your health and safety during your stay here at the Habberstad House, you may notice we made many changes in our normal routines. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience while here. We only want you to come if you are healthy and have not been exposed to the coronavirus. As this is our home, we expect our guests to be fully vaccinated if possible and only come to the Habberstad House if healthy.

While at the Habberstad House:

Please follow the CDC guidelines for handwashing and sanitizing. Bottles of hand sanitizer are located in in various areas throughout the property. Please use it as necessary.

Wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated or want to take extra precautions. Guests who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. 

Please follow proper social distancing guidelines when here however.

The public areas in the house are open. You are also welcome to enjoy the front porch and any of the sitting areas on the grounds.

Your keys will be available in your room door. The front door has a key pad and you will be provided an access code at checkin.

Self checkout is available. Just make sure to leave your key, preferably in your room or the room door lock.

Enhanced Safety Procedures:

We are using safety and cleaning protocols as outlined by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health

Our staff will only work if healthy. All of our staff are fully vaccinated.

One of the biggest changes is we will not enter your room during the duration of your stay. We will exchange and replenish items in your room as-needed while maintaining physical distancing. If you need anything, please ask.

There are paper towels and disinfectant wipes available to you in your room.

Breakfast Service:

We are serving breakfast in the dining room. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. We are so happy to have our breakfast table open again.

As an alternative to those who desire or who are not fully vaccinated, we will serve breakfast in the room. Breakfast will be delivered either in a basket or on a tray between 8:30 and 9 a.m. All food is covered in plastic wrap.

If the weather cooperates, you may sit outside for breakfast also.

The safety and comfort of our guests is a high priority for us, as well as the safety of our staff. We appreciate you booking a stay with us and look forward to welcoming you here.


Revised: Oct. 7, 2021

Elaine and Mark Edwards, innkeepers


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We Have Closed

The Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast is no longer taking reservations due to the sale of the inn. Thank you so much for your interest and support of this bed and breakfast over the past 25 years. We have loved serving our guests.

Please check out Lanesboro.com for other area accommodations.