Rates $169.00-$189.00 (1-2 guests)
The Richneck room features a wonderful Queen size bed ingeniously constructed of old and very heavy paneled doors. The dormer window and coved ceilings give this room a very antique feel.
In 1989, Sam and Daniel Scruggs, sons of the owners, were playing in the wooded ravine behind their home, located between Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. They came home with a huge cache of pottery and glass fragments, which their mother immediately recognized as historically significant. She contacted the archaeology department at Colonial Williamsburg. Then department head, Marley Brown, lit up over the phone and referred her to William & Mary archaeologist, Dennis Blanton. Colonial Williamsburg specializes in the18th century. The boys had discovered the 17th century Richneck Plantation, home of the Secretary of the Virginia Colony, Richard Kemp. Built in 1640. this was one of the founding plantations in an area known as Middle Plantation, which preceded Williamsburg. Some of these artifacts are displayed in the Richneck Room.
Along with the Richneck Plantation artifacts, there is a beautiful 19th century stained glass window, salvaged from Richmond, Virginia. The theme of this room is a reminder that the Capital of the largest colony in the English New World, started at Jamestown, then moved to Williamsburg, and finally ended up in Richmond.
This room has beautiful hardwood floors original to the building. The fully tiled bathroom has a pedestal sink, closeted toilet and seated shower with European shower massage. A hair dryer and sumptuous shower amenities are provided.
There are monogrammed cotton bathrobes in the closet for you to enjoy. The TV/DVD is tucked away in one of our signature colonial style birdhouses. Guests control the room temperature with the wall mounted thermostat.