The Secret Garden at Ocean House

Looming high above the town of Watch Hill, Rhode Island like a golden watchman, sits the luxurious and iconic Ocean House, a Relais and Châteaux property that dates back to the 1860s. With a history like that you’d expect the property to have plenty of stories; but do you know it has plenty of secrets as well….

The Secret Garden Champagne Bar featuring the iconic Veuve Clicquot collection is a unique outdoor deck that overlooks the stunning views of Block Island Sound.  The bar decor features Veuve’s signature orange everywhere; from the pillows in the seating area to the flowers and table settings. Every corner is picture perfect.

They have an amazing custom champagne cocktail menu as well as a selection of fancy but fun finger foods and charcuterie, but I chose to keep it simple with a glass of their Rich Rose, a slightly sweeter version than their regular Rose Brut. 

With a delicious orange goblet of bubbly in one hand and the scent of the sea and summer all around, this hidden gem quickly reveals why it is should also be called The Magic Garden. Did I have another glass? Shhhh, that’s our little secret.

The Ocean House Secret Garden will be open to guests and visitors 21 and older from Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Its season will run from June 1 through October 3