Welcome to the Hygeia House
a unique Block Island lodging experience
Built in 1883, the Hygeia House served as both the homestead and practice of Dr. John C. Champlin, one of the island's most successful hoteliers and also the island's only physician. Nearly condemned by the town after years of passive neglect and abandonment, the building was purchased and fully restored in 1999 by Champlin Starr, the great grandson of Dr. Champlin, and his wife Lisa. The Starrs and their two young children are the innkeepers. Perched high on a hill with commanding views of both harbors, the Hygeia House is the also the home of the Block Island Poetry Project, a springtime celebration of poetry, music & people.
Take a tour of the Hygeia House Bed & Breakfast by clicking the image below.
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If you are looking for something to do there is something for everyone. You can kayak, paddleboard, parasail, play tennis, basketball; go charter fishing, or sail into the sunset. Maybe browse through our unique boutiques and galleries or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment. There is something exciting for everyone, at every age, here on Block Island.