Meet The Owner
Dear Friends of Belcourt Castle
you for joining me in the preservation effort of this historic
castle on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. For more than
fifty years the Tinney Family has created magic for millions of
guests by opening their doors to visitors.
What Oliver Belmont began in 1891 when his father August Belmont
died, continued to evolve through the changes made by his wife Alva
Erskine Smith Vanderbilt, and is now a vibrant home filled with
collections of antiques and a new spirit.
On your visit I hope you will imagine yourself living in a place
where the outside world stops and all is calm and beautiful. When
you come to our ghost tours or champagne candlelight tours, I will
likely be here to share my stories of the nine lives of Belcourt and
how we plan to preserve the dream for future generations.
I am sincerely yours,