The Darius Inn is named after Captain Darius B. Dodge, a druggist, who made and sold medical elixirs on the property in the 1800s.  The newly renovated Darius Inn was also the former switchboard house, the Wayside Inn and the Gables 2 Inn.

This iconic Block Island property was renovated under the new name The Darius Inn in the Spring of 2013 by a pair of sisters, Christy and Becca, who are originally from the Philadelphia area. The building now offers 6 guest rooms upstairs & 5 pet friendly suites on the first floor - all are walking distance from the ferry landing, in the heart of old harbor & steps from the beach.  All accommodations include happy hour, beach chairs/towels, TV, WIFI, grill access and exceptional service.  Many are pet friendly, feature private bathrooms, kitchenettes, ocean views, private porches, air conditioning and include a delectable hot healthy breakfast.