June 19th, 2013 by wdtp
Come and experience hundreds of reenactors march into town on June 28 as General Cornwallis brings his troops to Colonial Williamsburg. The town is taken over and the reenactors set up camp throughout the historic area while Martial Law is declared. A series of events take place over the weekend and locals as well as tourists interact with the British Army for 3 days.
A great event to experience as it is the largest group of reenactors in Williamsburg yearly. Camps are set up with tents and fires to prepare the meals. A Military Hospital is set up for the injured and the British army demonstrates their skills as well as performs artillery demonstrations.
Within walking distance from our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast, you can first enjoy the modern amenites of fine dining before stepping back in history. Treat yourself to a fun weekend of history, luxury and great food all at the same time. This event only happens once a year so don’t miss it. A Few rooms are available for the weekend. To check our availability or book online just click here!
May 30th, 2013 by wdtp
July 9th in Merchant Square, Williamsburg will host the 5th annual Invitational Car show!
Williamsburg, VA –– On Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Merchants Square will host the Colony Auto Enthusiasts for their 5th Annual Williamsburg Invitational Car Show featuring a collection of 19 Porsches that celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Porsche and the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911.
Fifty-five carefully selected cars from throughout the world are included in this unique display. A special exhibit of vehicles from 1927-1931 will recognize the 85thAnniversary of Merchants Square. This exhibit will feature a circa 1775 replica landau from the Colonial Williamsburg collection of carriages, a 1937 Rolls-Royce and a 2013 Tesla.
This show is open to the public at no charge. All who attend are encouraged to make a cash donation in support of the wonderful service provided by the Williamsburg area Meals-on-Wheels, who will have a special display at the center of the car show.
Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining.Most retail stores open at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday. Individual store hours vary. The hotline, 757 565-8889, and the Merchants Square website, merchantssquare.org, contains information about any schedule changes for outdoor events due to weather. Find us on Facebook.or follow us on twitter: @MerchantsSquare.
The Colony Auto Enthusiasts are a group of more than 50 Ford’s Colony residents with a common passion for cars: antique and modern, foreign and domestic. Inquires regarding the car displays may be directed to the Colony Auto Enthusiasts: [email protected].
April 11th, 2013 by wdtp
Williamsburg VA Garden Week!
“America’s Largest Open House” better known as Historic Garden Week in Virginia 2013, will be held the week of April 20 – April 27. Cited as “On of the top ten garden 10 great flower shows and garden events” by USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2013/02/28/shows-flower-bloom-garden-events-herald-spring/1954755/
Williamsburg’s Garden Tour will be highlighted on Tuesday April 23 from 10am -5:30pm. Beautiful homes and historic houses will be featured on this day. Enjoy gorgeous interior décor, architecture and art as well as their meticulous gardens.
Ticket cost is $30 in advance.
This year’s tour will feature homes in Colonial Williamsburg and West Landing in Kingsmill.
- 207 East Nicholson Street – Tayloe House – in the historic area contributed by Ms. Kay Wilkinson
- Orlando Jones House, Kitchen and Gardens – Contributed by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
- 104 West Landing – Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alexander – Custom designed Craftsman style contemporary home
- 135 West Landing – Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Carr’s Home and Gardens – Beautifully situated on the James River this Georgian-style home offers many options for outdoor entertaining
- 168 West Landing – Home and Gardens – French traditional décor in a reverse architecture floor plan, formal rose gardens and serpentine perennial garden
- Escorted Walking Garden Tour Colonial Williamsburg
- Matthew Whaley Garden Tour
- Kingsmill Historic Plantation Site
For more information about the Williamsburg tour email Cathy Adams at [email protected] or visit the website at www.vagardenweek.org.
March 26th, 2013 by wdtp
What is there to do in Williamsburg this weekend? 3/31 and 3/31?
- You can start with the Muscarelle Museum as it announces the first Mattia Preti Monographic exhibtion in the United States. Conveniently located across the street from the Inn, just walk over after breakfast on Saturday morning.
- You could try the spring fling at the Williamsburg Yankee Candle where you will find weekend events to include on March 30th, the Hedgehog Chainsaw Artisans. Come and see the Hedgehogs Woodworks as they sculpt a variety of Paradise themed stautes out of logs.
- For Lunch on Easter Sunday, March 31, stop by at the Trellis Restaurant, right down the street in Merchant Square where you can enjoy Glazed Easter Ham, whipped sweet potatoes and spring vegetables….and don’t forget dessert, a Strawberry-Almond Tart topped with rhubarb sauce and homemade vanilla ice cream.
- After lunch walk over to the Abby Adrich museum to enjoy some Tramp Art. Explore this art through the study of 6 objects ranging from a doll sized roll top desk to a 7 foot tall cheval glass.
- Enjoy the New Town Art gallery this month with guest artist Lori Jakubow!
Wonderful events are happening all weekend here in Williamsburg so don’t forget to book your room in advance. A Williamsburg White House 757-229-8580
March 17th, 2013 by wdtp
Stay for three nights, enjoy two passes to 5 Historic Sites as well as lunch one day at a Colonial Tavern. See Details.
March 15th, 2013 by wdtp
A Do Not Miss Event in Jamestown Settlement
March 16-18, 2013 in Jamestown Settlement, over 30 units will depict the First Century to Modern Times.
Hundreds of re-enactors will descend on Jamestown Settlement and celebrate this annual event.
Ancient Romans to Virginia Army National Guard re-enactors will set up camp this weekend.
Come and enjoy Artillery Firings, Military Pass-In-Review where 4 centuries of artillery will be demonstrated.
Re-enactors will set up camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations as well as field demonstrations.
February 28th, 2013 by wdtp
Daffodils are blooming and spring is right around the corner. Colonial Williamsburg will be starting their spring programming in a few weeks so make sure you make your reservation now for your Spring Vacation Getaway. Check out our new spring package and book your stay early!
December 2nd, 2012 by wdtp
Yes, we have been named as one of the best Inns for a Sweet Escape by “Capitol Files” magazine. One of 8 Inns selected by this prestigious magazine you can view our write up by following this link.
A Williamsburg White House Debbie and John Keane’s century-old estate is scattered with period accents and vintage photographs of past US prestidents, many of whom have roamed the streets of the nearby colonial village. At this decidedly luxurious bed and breakfast, morning meals consist of gourmet selections of eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, or quiche Lorraine. 718 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA, 757-229-8580 Read more at http://capitolfile-magazine.com/living/articles/best-inns-dc-area#Jm8jSOoZaMb4EPG0.99
We thank Capitol Files Magazine for their write up.
August 28th, 2012 by wdtp
The LPGA announced a return to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, beginning in 2012 with the Kingsmill Championship. The tournament marks the Tour’s fifth new event – and fourth in North America – on the 2012 tournament schedule.The $1.3 million Kingsmill Championship will be played September 6-9. In 2013, the tournament will return to a traditional early-May date.
“We are truly thrilled to bring the world’s best golfers back to Kingsmill, where the LPGA has such a great history,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “As our players will attest, Kingsmill is a premier venue and we all look forward to working closely with the resort’s new owner, Xanterra, on this tournament. In 2012, the LPGA’s motto is “See Why It’s Different Out Here,” and we hope that fans and media will have the opportunity to find out for themselves.”
We are very excited about the LPGA’s decision to return to Kingsmill Resort,” said Andrew Todd, president and CEO of Xanterra. “Kingsmill’s history as a host of an LPGA tournament was one of the factors we found attractive when we purchased the resort, and it has been a goal of ours to reestablish a relationship with the LPGA and help bring a tournament back to Kingsmill Resort and Williamsburg. We look forward to hosting the players again and presenting a first-class event on our challenging River Course.”
The River Course at Kingsmill Resort previously hosted the LPGA’s Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill from 2003 to 2009 with winners including Grace Park (2003), Se Ri Pak (2004), Cristie Kerr (2005, 2009), Karrie Webb (2006), Suzann Pettersen (2007), and Annika Sorenstam (2008).
August 13th, 2012 by wdtp
In less than 2 weeks the town will be buzzing with brand new freshman College Students. We are excited to see the returning students as well as those brand new freshman as they try to navigate their way around town. All of the local shops will be filled with parents and students purchasing all of those items they forgot at home. Williamsburg is a wonderful place to attend college as it is a safe haven with a low crime rate so parents can take a deep breath and relax. Many tears will be shed in the next few weeks but we are fortunate to have many William & Mary parents make us their home away from home while visiting their children at College. We will see the parents send off their students with a tear in their eye but watch them over the 4 years relax as they all adjust to the changes. Graduation fills the Inn with the same parents who celebrate the completion of 4 years! We offer wonderful, comfortable and clean lodging for the College of William and Mary families and are located directly across the street from the Mason School of Business at the College. If you are looking for a place to make your home away from home for the next 4 years, call us! We will be happy to accommodate you! Please feel free to check out our rooms and remember we offer a complimentary full breakfast as well as free onsite parking