Archive for March, 2011

How to spend your visit in Williamsburg

March 29th, 2011 by wdtp

Williamsburg offers a variety of “things” to do.

How you decide what to do depends on the time you have to spend in our town. There is Colonial Williamsburg with its historic homes, buildings and programs which you can easily spend at least 2 full days doing. Then there is Jamestown Settlement with its “state of the art” museum,  3 ships you can tour, the Fort and the Indian Village. Behind the Settlement, you will find the actual Jamestown Island where the archaeological dig is going on as well as a wonderful archearium to tour.  A short drive down Colonial Parkway will bring you to Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Center and the Yorktown Riverwalk.

Of course if history is not your interest, Busch Gardens and Water Country is less than 5 miles down the road. Maybe you prefer to golf, have a spa day or shop in over 150 premium outlet stores? Finally, stop at the Winery for your tour and stock up on wine for your cellar!

I haven’t even mentioned the fine restaurants that Williamsburg has to offer or the wonderful shops in Merchant Square.

Maybe just a day relaxing at the Inn, playing some chess, reading a book? Enjoying afternoon wines and snack.

Whatever you trip entails, we can help you plan your itineray when you stay with us, just ask!

John and Debbie at A Williamsburg White House Bed & Breakfast

Busch Gardens for All Ages

March 16th, 2011 by wdtp

Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Va

Explore six countries full of European themed rides, shows and eateries.  Theme Parks Magazine’s fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards have chosen Busch Gardens as a clear winner; placing in nine of 17 categories. Busch Gardens was voted most beautiful park. The European-themed park also had three of the top 10 steel roller coasters, with Griffon placing second in the favorite “New for 2007″ category. Other notable placements include best food, best live entertainment, cleanest park, best seasonal event, best water ride and best themed ride or attraction.

For the 20th consecutive year, the European-themed park has been voted the “Most Beautiful Park” by members of the National Amusement Park Historical Association. The combination of European-themed architecture, lush landscaping and elaborate costumes contributes to the beauty and charm of the park.

Additionally, Busch Gardens has ranked highly in Amusement Today’s international “Golden Ticket Awards” survey in the “Best Landscaping – Amusement Park” category. Busch Gardens has won the award every year since 1998 when the category was established.

With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, entertaining shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, Busch Gardens is the ticket to world-class adventure.

Busch Gardens is adding new thrills in 2011. With the addition of a new  thrill ride, Mäch Tower℠, the rejuvenation of an iconic village and the return of exciting events, 2011 will bring a year of thrills at the Williamsburg theme park. Mäch Tower, opening late spring, will lift riders nearly 240 feet above Oktoberfest and drop them at breathtaking speeds. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Busch Gardens’ Oktoberfest village is getting a fresh new look complete with restaurants, games and performance areas. Summer, fall and winter are packed full of excitement with the return of IllumiNights:  A Busch Gardens Encore, the 13th anniversary of Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town:  A Busch Gardens Celebration, the holiday spectacular that transforms the European-themed park into a winter wonderland.

Located about 5 miles from the Inn, you can easily drive to Busch Gardens and spend the day. Combination tickets are available to Colonial Williamsburg as well as Busch Gardens.

Click here to book your reservation now and ask about Busch Gardens ticket options.

Breakfast at the Inn

March 6th, 2011 by wdtp

The Bed and Breakfast experience is one that has many preconceived notions. We try to break those misgivings and show you that once you stay at a Bed and Breakast, you may never go back to a hotel.  We are set up like a small boutique hotel. You as our guest, come and go as you please, you have your own room, your own bathroom and your own key. You do not have to see the innkeepers for any reason but know that we are there to assist you if you need us.  We have common areas for you to enjoy with other guests such as the Diplomatic Reception Room and the JFK Library. Breakfast is served every morning at the same time for all of our guests. You can choose to sit together with other guests in the Reagan Dining Room or at a table for 2 in the JFK Library. No matter where you sit, you are served the same entree. Every morning that you stay at our Inn, you are served a beginner and an entree. This also includes unlimited Orange Juice and Coffee or Hot Tea.  The entree rotates daily and can include such entrees as

omelets, Belgium Waffles with bacon, Stuffed French Toast drizzled in Blueberry Sauce or Eggs Benedict. We can accommodate special diets with advance notice.  Many of our guests are first time Bed and Breakfast visitors and really appreciate the interaction with other guests as they can get a “birds eye view” of the area from them. From young couples in their 20’s to our seniors in their 80’s, we promise that our breakfast experience will be one of the highlights of your day in Williamsburg.