January 24th, 2011 by wdtp
Located right down the street, just a short 4 mile drive, you will find Jamestown Settlement. This wonderful historic settlement portrays the story of over 400 years ago.
A Group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia’s James River. These men were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders had planned to make a profit from the resources of the New World. These men suffered horrible hardships but managed to survive and earn the distinction of being America’s first permanent English Colony.
Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story is told. You will enjoy a stroll through the Powhatan Indian village where you can interact with the Indians, skin the hides and enter their homes. Walk down the path and board the replica of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and then enjoy life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort. Costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century. A exquisite museum offers expansive gallery exhibits.
After touring the Settlement you can enjoy lunch at their cafe and stop in the gift shop for some souveniers to take home.
Jamestown is open daily except for Christmas and New Years Day.
January 11th, 2011 by wdtp
Martin Luther King Weekend
In a few days it will be the first holiday weekend of 2011. What a better way to spend that weekend than with a little bit of history, a little bit of romance, and a beautiful place to stay. Colonial Williamsburg is open year round and offers discounted tickets in the winter. Fine Restaurants in Merchant Square are open and reservations are available. Enjoy some post holidays shopping at the Premium Outlets or Merchant Square. Stay with us at A Williamsburg White House and enjoy a beautiful room, great down comforters, a wood burning fireplace in the common areas along with afternoon wine and baked goods. A Full Breakfast in the morning to complete your stay is offered in the JFK Library or the Reagan Dining Room. Walk down the Street to enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll the historic area, you never know who you may meet, Thomas Jefferson perhaps? Need more history? Turn left out the driveway and right down the street you will find the Jamestown Settlement, complete with Indian Village, ships to explore, the fort and an outstanding museum. For more information, go to www.awilliamsburgwhitehouse.com
December 30th, 2010 by wdtp
- Williamsburg Celebrates 2011
Snuggled under a down comforter, sitting in front of a wood burning fireplace in the Diplomatic Reception room, sipping a port, snacking on a baked good or enjoying a good book in the JFK Library. Walking down the street to enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride in Colonial Williamsburg or enjoying dinner at a Colonial Tavern or a fine dining restaurant in Merchant Square, you can be guaranteed some wonderful memories of your 2011 New Years in Williamsburg. Enjoy a comfortable evening in your suite, followed by a delicious breakfast in the Reagan Dining room or at a table for two in front of a roaring fireplace in the JFK Library. After a wonderful day in Colonial Williamsburg you can choose between a quiet romantic dinner at the Trellis restaurant or a Colonial Tavern. Enjoy “First Night” in Williamsburg with over 40 events going on around the city. Shuttle Bus transportation means you can leave your car at the Inn and let someone else do the driving. Head over to Zable Stadium at the College of William and Mary or just walk back to A Williamsburg White House where you can watch the midnight fireworks from the window in the front of the Inn. We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
December 27th, 2010 by wdtp
Christmas Snow in Williamsburg
Operating our Inn for our 10th year, we have never had the White Christmas like we experienced this year. Christmas day gave us the beginnings of a snow storm to match only one other.over 60 years ago. Measuring snow on our backyard furniture, it totalled over 12 inches and still falling. Snow in Williamsburg is a real treat as it never seems to stay for very long. A small dusting of snow usually falls in the middle of January and by mid afternoon, the sun comes out and the snow is melted. This year we have been fortunate to experience over a foot of snow. A Family from California arrived prior to Christmas and are still with us due to flight delays. The young adults in the party had the opportunity to make a snow man right in the front yard. Even though they were not equipped to deal with the snow, that did not stop them and out they went snow man building. On Sunday, Colonial Williamsburg shut down due to the overwhelming amount of snow and all the restaurants closed as well. With a house full of guests, with nowhere to eat, we just cooked up a pot of beef stew with dumplings and had a family style dinner on Sunday night in the Reagan Dining Room. As the Wood burning fireplace was crackling, and the candles were burning on the dining room table, all of our guests enjoyed a bowl of hot stew, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a bottle of wine and port. Great Friendships were made as well as memories to last a lifetime!
December 18th, 2010 by wdtp
Traveling to an area you have never visited is made easier today by the online review sites that are available to all internet users. There are a few sites online such as www.Yelp.com, www.bedandbreakfast.com and of course the most frequented site according to our guests is www.tripadvisor.com. This site allows guests who have stayed with us to post reviews about their stay. We actually encourage our guests to go home and write a review. What is better than reading about someone’s actual experience in regards to the positives and negatives that they experienced. We currently have over 255 reviews and are a 5 star rated B&B according to our guests. Many of our guests comment on our delicious breakfasts as well as the cleanliness of the Inn and the convenience of the short walk down the street to Colonial Williamsburg. We strive to make your stay comfortable and hope that during your stay, should you experience something that is not pleasing, you will let us know at that time so we can attempt to remedy the problem. www.Tripadvisor.com can offer many reviews to include restaurants in the area as well as attractions. We certainly hope that if you are traveling to Williamsburg, you will use this review site to gather information. Once you have done your research, the best way still to get any of your questions answered is to contact the Inn personally. We are owners who live on site and take great pride in our business so please, call us and talk to us. We are hear to assist you.
December 13th, 2010 by wdtp
- A Romantic Christmas Getaway
Christmas in Williamsburg is a special time. The peace and serenity of the Duke of Gloucester Street, the handmade wreaths and fruit filled garland that decorates the historic homes are unique to the area. During the holiday times,we are all so rushed with shopping, decorating and cooking that we sometimes lose the real comforts of Christmas.
We believe in short getaways to refresh yourselves. Escape the hustle and bustle of shopping and stay a night or two with us.
You can relax in front of a wood burning fireplace in the Diplomatic Reception Room, indulge in a delicious snack every afternoon with a glass of wine or port. Walk down the street to enjoy the peace of serenity of a bygone era. Dine in one of Williamsburg fine restaurants, such at the Fat Canary, The Trellis, The Blue Talon or try one of Colonial Williamsburg’s Taverns.
Spend the night in one of our Presidential Bed Chambers and enjoy a full breakfast each morning. Whether it is a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon, we will make sure you remember your stay with us!
Packages are available that include tickets, dinners, flowers, wine or chocolates. We can customize any package you prefer.
December 4th, 2010 by wdtp
Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illuminations
The Kick off to the Christmas Season is coming this weekend. Thousands of residents and guests will head down to Duke of Gloucester street this weekend as Colonial Williamsburg celebrates the start of the holiday season. Store fronts are adorned with fresh garland, window boxes are draped with boxwood and holly. Wreaths are created with fresh fruit from the area and hung on the historic homes. Interpreters are dressed in their holiday wear. Father Christmas strolls the streets of Merchant Square as children of all ages give him their lists. Sunday 12/5 culminates the festivities with music and fireworks like no other. Low lying fireworks explode in 3 different places simultaneously in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area. Hot Chocolate and cider are great additions to the fire lit torches lining the streets. The Fife and Drum perform to everyone’s amazement and children as well as adults watch in awe as the Christmas Season begins. Truly an occasion not to be missed!
November 21st, 2010 by wdtp
Thanksgiving in Colonial Williamsburg
First celebrated in Virginia in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation, the Thanksgiving tradition continues in Colonial Williamsburg. Where else would you enjoy dining in one of the 3 Colonial Taverns? Candlelit rooms, costumed servers and authentic Turkey dinner…Walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and enjoy the tranquility of a bygone era. Horse drawn carriages, costumed interpreters all add to the ambiance of Thanksgiving. Leaves are falling in autumn colors, cool temperatures in the evening and the smell of wood burning fireplaces. If you missed the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving in Williamsburg this year , put it on your calendar for next year. You won’t be sorry! Happy Thanksgiving to all…
November 17th, 2010 by wdtp
Winner of the Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Green Challenge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2010 Phone: (757) 220-6197
E-mail: [email protected] Announces Green Business Challenge Honorees
(Williamsburg, VA) – Mayor Clyde Haulman announced today the seventeen businesses who took the
City’s First Green Business Challenge and are leaders in making Williamsburg a greener community.
The businesses that participated range from major institutions in the City such as the Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation, the College of William & Mary, and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber &
Tourism Alliance to mid- and small-sized businesses. The announcement was made at the City
Council Meeting November 12, 2010, in order to focus attention as the nation celebrates America
Recycles Day, which falls on November 15.
The 2010 Green Business Honorees are:Business Type of Business
A Williamsburg White House Inn Bed & Breakfast
Aberdeen Barn Restaurant
Aromas Specialty Coffees & Gourmet Bakery Coffeehouse/café
College of William & Mary Higher Education Institution
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November 12th, 2010 by wdtp
Colonial Dining in Williamsburg
When Visiting Williamsburg, Dining in a Colonial Tavern is similar to enjoying dinner with the Characters in Disneyworld. If you truly want to enjoy the Colonial experience, the taverns will provide you with wonderful memories to talk about for years. Colonial Williamsburg offers several choices in Taverns and we will be more than happy to assist you with reservations and information regarding each one. They are all located in the Historic area which starts just 4 1/2 blocks down the street from A Williamsburg White House Inn. One of the most popular tavern is Christiana Campbell Tavern, better known as George Washington’s favorite tavern. George Washington was a faithful customer to this tavern. It is a popular choice for our guests who enjoy seafood dishes.
The Kings Arms Tavern is another popular choice and leans more toward the “meat eater”. Today, the Historic Taverns serve Colonial Dishes in a casual atmosphere that offer 18th century flavor.
Whatever your preference for dining, a Colonial Tavern will certainly add to a wonderful dining experience. Reservations fill quickly for busy times of the year so make sure you let us help you with these early in your planning process. If you plan to visit over the holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, we highly recommend the Taverns as “the place to dine”. Average meals range $22-36. per entree.