Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences Paired with Luxury Accommodations and Travel on Tap for “Live The Gilded Life” Sweepstakes Winner

The famed “summer cottages” of the Vanderbilts, Berwinds, and other Gilded Age tycoons have long been a coveted destination on many travelers’ East Coast itineraries. This year The Preservation Society of Newport County will fly one lucky couple to Newport for a luxurious romantic getaway, complete with deluxe accommodations and exclusive  Newport Mansions experiences  as winners of  the Live the Gilded Life Sweepstakes.

“The Newport Mansions represent the height of luxury of a bygone era, when America’s wealthiest families enjoyed a lifestyle that few of us can imagine today,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County. “By entering this sweepstakes with just a $5 donation to the Preservation Society, one lucky couple will enjoy a taste of that lifestyle.”

Tickets can be purchased at www.LiveTheGildedLife.org.  Each five dollar donation to the Preservation Society will help protect, preserve and present some of America’s most important legacy buildings, furnishings and landscapes.  One winner will be selected at random to receive:

  • Round-trip airfare for two within continental U.S. with all transfers;
  • Three nights’ luxury accommodations in Newport;
  • In-room flower arrangement from the Preservation Society’s greenhouse;
  • Photo portrait taken in one of the mansions or on the grounds;
  • Breakfast in the Conservatory at The Elms;
  • Personal tours of all the Newport Mansions;
  • “White Glove”  tour of treasures from the Preservation Society archives;
  • Croquet lesson on the lawn and afternoon tea at Chateau-Sur-Mer;
  • Five-course dinner with wine pairings in the Gold Room at Marble House.

“Every donation is tax-deductible, and donors will have the additional satisfaction of knowing that they are making a tangible contribution toward ensuring that these magnificent properties will continue to be available for future generations to enjoy,” added Preservation Society Director of Development Maureen Sheridan.

Sweepstakes entries, rules and additional details can be obtained by visiting any of the Preservation Society’s properties or online at www.LiveTheGildedLife.org.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history.  Its 11 historic properties–seven of them National Historic Landmarks–span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

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