89 State Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809, United States

(401) 253-3553

Bed & Breakfast Bristol, Rhode Island


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The Wissing House in the heart of Bristol Rhode Island

Just around the corner you will find a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops. From upscale fine dining to pub food, tacos & pizza, a bagel shop and several breakfast establishments, you will have many options for a variety of tastes and budgets. Jannie has many local menus available and can help guide you in a tasty direction. 


Linder Place, Bristol, Rhode Island

Centrally located lodging, The Wissing House is located in the heart of Bristol, Rhode Island. Linden Place is just around the corner and the waterfront is two blocks away. We are close to Roger Williams University, The Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Colt State Park, East Bay Bicycle Path and Coggeshall Farm Museum. 

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The Wissing House comfort

Whether this is your first visit to our bed and breakfast, or you have been a guest many times, we want your experience to be excellent. The proprietor, Jannie, is always available to help with any questions or concerns you may have. 


About Us

The Wissing House circa 1902

A Russel Warren House

The Wissing House was built by Russell Warren in 1850. Russell Warren (1783-1860) was an American Architect best known for his Greek Revival Style and notably the design of the Weybosset Arcade, now known as the Westminster Arcade in Providence, Rhode Island.

Janke Wissing, The Wissing House

Janke Wissing

Janke, or Jannie, is your host & proprietor. She will make your stay a wonderful one!

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing

Benno Wissing (1923-2008) is considered one of the best graphic designers of his time. His work is everywhere: from Wang Corporation, US Navy, Austin Company, the signage system at Schiphol, Amsterdam International Airport, and the hub terminal American Airlines in Raleigh Durham, The Holland Festival, PAM, Makro, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. He was the founding partner of Total Design in 1963 in The Netherlands. After leaving Total Design in 1980 he accepted a professorial position at Rhode Island School of Design.

Benno and Jannie fell in love with this home here in Bristol which is now known as The Wissing House. Although much of Benno's work is now hanging in museums in The Netherlands, you may still see some of his works hanging throughout The Wissing House. It is no wonder why so many writers and other artists make The Wissing House their home.  

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The Wissing House

89 State Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809, United States

(401) 253-3553