July 13, 2019
We arrived in Rhode Island where Mummy and Daddy decided on our FIRST DAY that they wanted to see a few of the “Newport Cottages” that really aren’t cottages at all! They are HUGE MANSIONS (that were summer homes) and they don’t allow doggies, which is odd because I KNOW they must have all had little doggies living in those “cottages” at one time or another… but whatever. We were left behind at OUR COTTAGE, “The Yorkie Express” while our parents toured three of the most popular. Here are a few facts so you can compare them:
Square Feet: 62, 482 on 5 floors
This is the largest “cottage” in Newport.
Rooms: 70… 30 are for the hired help
This was given to Alva Vanderbilt for her 39th birthday… that’s a pretty nice present!
It cost $11 million to build in 1892 and $7 million of it was for MARBLE!!!
This house has the largest ballroom of all the “cottages” measuring 40 x 80 feet
You can rent this place out for special events… like a dream wedding!!!
THE YORKIE EXPRESS
Square Feet: 200
This “cottage” can be moved to any location in the country making it the PERFECT second home!!! ??❤️??
Your post is cute. Mine can be moved too.???
I like the kind of homes that can be MOVED! ?
I love this post!!! My choice – ‘The Yorkie Express”. Gotta be doggie friendly, no question about it.
The DOGGIE FRIENDLY ones are ALWAYS BEST! ?
I loved this post! My favorite is the Yorkie Express too!!
Thank you…. we love our YORKIE EXPRESS soooo much! ?❤️?
Lol! I’ll go with the Yorkie Express too! ?❤
Yes!!! It really IS THE BEST, even if it’s a tiny bit smaller! ?❤️?
Your cottage is SO much better than those!! We have a cottage like yours and we just love it!! ?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️
Ohhhhh I’m glad you have a nice cottage too! Aren’t they THE BEST?!?!?! ??
Interesting about the mansions. Have to agree that the Yorkie Express is best.
I think so too… it’s very cozy in THE YORKIE EXPRESS! ?❤️??
With the “Yorkie Express” you don’t have to have a staff to maintain it!!!!!!! Best of the “cottages”!
Just a staff of TWO… Mummy and Daddy! ???
I am sure I would like your cottage the best! Phooey on those stuffy old musty mansions that won’t let doggies in! ????
I sort of thought they would LIKE to have a few doggies there!!! Mummy said they had pictures all over the houses of people with DOGS!!!!
I would rather have the “Yorkie Express”
Anyone that doesn’t allow fur babies isn’t the place for me…????
That’s what we think too! ??
Well I’ve decided I like the “Yorkie Express” much better❗️
Them big cottages is to much to clean and heat and cool for me. My fur babies might get lost in there.
I’m sure mummy and daddy liked to look at all the pretty marble.
The marble would be good for “so when Benz wants to mark his territory” it could be cleaned up easier. lol
Happy Traveling ♥️♥️??
LOLOLOLOLOL that’s what Mummy said about the MARBLE HOUSE!!! It would be EASY TO CLEAN! ???
WHEN MY MASTER AND MISTRESS CELEBRATED THEIR 19TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, THEY SPENT PART OF THEIR TRIP TOURING THE ‘COTTAGES’ . LIKE YOU AND YOUR SIBLINGS, I DID NOT GET TO GO WITH THEM. NO TURTLES ALLOWED. HISS, HISS, HISS.
Ohhhh Snuggles Anne, they thought of you today! At one of the cottages there was a fancy ceiling done in mosaic tiles and in the design was a TURTLE! Mummy said, “LOOK! It’s SNUGGLES ANNE!” They took a picture of it and will email it to your Mommy. ??
I vote for the Yorkie Express – lots of love ? and fun happening there!
I know I would choose the Yorkie Express Millie. I prefer dog friendly places. Stay safe. Love and kisses.
We love our YORKIE EXPRESS too ??
I’d hv to say, the Yorkie Express sounds like the perfect cottage, especially since it’s on wheels!!! ??
Having a second home ON WHEELS is the best! It’s like having a home in EVERY CITY!!! ??
I like your cottage better, too, little Millie! I have toured some of those mansions, also! They are beautiful, but overwhelming! ?
Mummy said they were gorgeous but just not for REAL PEOPLE to live in! We love our YORKIE EXPRESS! ??
I’ve seen your “cottage” and it’s much better than those and you can take all your things with you no matter where you go!
Being able to pick up and move makes it GREAT! We can travel ANYWHERE! Did you know you can even ship these things across the ocean and travel to EUROPE?!?!?!
Whenever I see “cottages” like this, I first think of all the cleaning…..of course if I could afford one, I would be able to hire someone to do it.?. I really prefer the Yorkie Express. Have a wonderful stay.
I KNOW!!!! They had an ENTIRE FLOOR of bedrooms for the live-in help that was required to run these cottages! You don’t just hire MERRY MAIDS to come and clean for the afternoon when you have one of those places and someone has to COOK for the parties!!!
My Condo is Dog ? Friendly to any dog any shape or size! I’ll bet the doggies back then didn’t know how to have and make adventures like your family does! I’d much rather have my tiny Condo or your Yorkie Express any day!
It is pretty easy to clean our YORKIE EXPRESS! A quick sweep and a swish of the SWIFFER and then wipe down the ONE kitchen counter and it’s basically done! Lol
Well said Millie. X
I love your attitude Millie! “But, whatever” LOL you crack me up! Love you and your sisters, and I enjoy following you on your travels!
We are soooo happy to have you along with us on our summer vacation! ??
Love, love, love this post. Just what I needed this Sunday morning. Your posts always make me smile ?
Thank you for keeping up with us this summer. ??
I would prefer to stay in the Yorkie E press
It’s always better in the DOGGIE FRIENDLY places… but that 40 x 80 foot ballroom would have been a FUN PLACE TO RUN WILD!!! Lolololol
Love this post. I vote for Yorkie Express! The cottages are much too big!
Mummy said they were HUGE!!! Her favorite was Rosecliff because it was the smallest and the most REAL of all of them. The others were just wasaaay too big and just tooooo much!
And I just know there is a lot more fun and love in your cottage. ❤❤❤❤
It’s pretty lively inside our YORKIE EXPRESS! Mummy brought a few toys with us so we had something to play with. ?
I’m so sorry they wouldn’t let you in Millie. Don’t they realize Yorkies are like royalty? Their loss for sure.
I don’t think they knew who we were!!! ?????
Well i agree id rather see the Yorkie Express,they can keep their mansions, ,the White House even has fur babys,,living in it with our president, id love to have the Yorkie Express pull up in my driveway, ,what a welcome ud all recieve ,hugs and kissess to all and prayers ??????????????????????????
We will find something fun to do today. Enough with the COTTAGES! PHEW! ???
Ohh Great information!!! But I Love more your Doggy Friendly Mansion….????????????
I should add this too: If doggies are not allowed. in those HUGE Mansions… such a waste of space!!! ????
Lololololol there was PLENTY of room, but they didn’t even allow BABY STROLLERS!!! People had to carry their little babies!!!
Sounds like the Yorkie Express is the most desirable! What kind of place excludes little doggies??? I’m mean seriously???? A house is not a home without us!
I can’t imagine! But I will say they wouldn’t let people bring in STROLLERS EITHER!!!! They had to CARRY their babies so they are pretty strict!
Don’t worry Millie, I would much rather stay in your Yorkie express. The mansions look beautiful. Continue with the fun Kiss Kiss ???
Mummy said if she lived in one of those big mansions she would have NO PROBLEM getting her “steps” in every day because it’s about 1,000 steps from the bedroom to the livingroom!!! Lolololol
Good Morning Millie….The mansions are pretty and all but you and your sisters have the best deal with mummy and daddy. The Yorkie Express welcomes visitors. Continue having a fun and safe trip.
Thank you… we are really enjoying iur mobile mansion/cottage! Lolololol
Hands down…The Yorkie Express has my vote! This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us! Wow! How many steps did you take today? Can not believe they would not let the real royalty in. WHAT were they thinking??? I love Millie’s adventures and travel. We are getting to see things and learn so much!
Love all of you!❤️??
Mummy broke her fitbit so now she can’t keep up with her steps!!!! But she said she couldn’t walk ONE MORE STEP so she must have walked a LOT!!! Lolololol
We’ll take the Yorkie Express! While the mansions are beautiful to visit I wouldn’t want to live there! We prefer doggie friendly! I guess our 5th wheel would be Pesola Express lol
The doggie friendly places are the best!!!
AWE THE FAVORITE POST HERE AND FAVORITE 2ND HOME IS THE YORKIE EXPRESS. THE OTHER HOMES MAYBE LARGE BUT NOT COMFY. I LOVE A WARM HOME W/MY PETS AND FAMILY.
LOVE THE HISTORY YOU SHOW SOME OF US WHO COULD NOT TAKE A TRIP LIKE THIS. LOVE ALL YOUR TRAVELS. THANK YOU!!
BE SAFE. BE CAREUL. LOVE THE PETS I DO…
Thank you for coming along with us this summer! We love having so many friends along with us! ??
I think the Yorkie Express is much homier and dog friendly!
We love our YORKIE EXPRESS too! It has been a GREAT second home. ?❤️?
Hands down, the Yorkie Express. I will bet there is more love per sq. ft. in those 200 feet than any one of those entire mansions. When it’s all said and done, isn’t that where your heart is the happiest…where you are loved to your inner being? Keep the mansions, give me the warm and cozy home on wheels where you know you are loved and wanted.
At leastwe don’t get lost inthe YORKIE EXPRESS! Lololol
I would rather visit your mansion than those other mansions. Yours is doggie friendly and I could bring my boys
to visit you all. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.
For sure! Being doggie friendly puts the YORKIE EXPRESS at the TOP! ?
Definitely would chose the Yorkie Express! Hugs ❤️❤️❤️
Your Cottage is more comfortable. You may get lost in those other “little cottages”.
Ohhhh we would need GOOGLE MAPS if we lived in the other cottages!!! And all of those STAIRS!!!! OH MY ACHING KNEES!!!
All I can say is WOW.
Yes! I know!!!
My husband is from Rhode Island.
Ohhhhh it is so beautiful up here!!! All of the little towns on the water are beautiful!!!
Love the Yorkie Express the best!
Thank you very much… we love it too! ?❤️??
You are loyalty millie
Personally, I think I should have been allowed inside those cottages… but that’s just me. ???
Your Yorkie Express is by far the best , we also have a mobile cottage and our little yorkie loves it ! Have a fun and safe trip
The mobile cottages are THE BEST!!! ???
I agree your Yorkie Express is the best of all.
Thank you… we love our YORKIE EXPRESS too! ??
Sounds like the Yorkie Express is perfect, although the Mansions are gorgeous, I like the one you can travel around in.
Mummy daid the huge mansions were super gorgeous but our little YORKIE EXPRESS is a pretty nice second home and being able to move it anywhere in the country makes it even better! ?❤️?
Yorkie Express all the way!!! I’m sure the other cottages were fun to see!?
They were soooooo pretty but very, very BIG!!!! It’s hard to believe that they were only used for a few weeks a year!!!!
Rofl. The Yorkie Express sounds the best! We’ve been to a few of those cottages a while back. Definitely crazy no little carried doggies allowed! Not even carried!
They didn’t allow ANY KIND OF STROLLER. People haad to carry their little children! I guess stroller can present problems in the small hallways.
I’ve heard of The Breakers, but I would much prefer the Yorkie Express, which sounds comfy, cozy, and just perfect for a visit with four ADORABLE little yorkies and their two WONDERFUL human parents! Kiss kiss and happy travels to you all!
Thank you very much. We love our YORKIE EXPRESS too! ?❤️?
Such beautiful cottages! As big as the rooms are you’d receive quite the workout daily just getting to a bathroom??. The Yorkie Express wins hands down. ? hugs
For sure… we would get our steps in every day just walking inside those cottages!!! Lololol