When we are asked what our favorite room in the bed & breakfast is, it is a very tough choice for us as they all have a certain authentic charm to them – but we know that our guests come to Williamsburg for many different reasons and may desire a certain room layout or theme. That’s why we’ve taken a good look at all nine of our rooms and determined the most appropriate room for various occasions.
Let us suggest which rooms you might enjoy most if you’re in town to…
Visit the College of William & Mary: Whether you’re touring the school as a family, attending alumni events or homecoming festivities or in town for a graduation, a stay in the William & Mary Room or Restoration Suite will make your visit memorable right down to the bed you sleep in. The W&M Room features an elegant green and gold theme and memorabilia from the college, including a photo of Sharon’s father, Jim Anthony, posting with his Tribe band mates donned in his drum major uniform. This room is perfect for couples returning to campus for alumni events. The two room Restoration Suite is a little more family friendly, with both a queen and twin bed separated in two rooms. Prospective students touring W&M with their parents can stay right in the heart of the historic city and are only a few blocks from campus.
Spark some romance, or for weddings and honeymoons: Lovebirds who come to town looking for a getaway often enjoy the Cedars Suite or the Conservancy Room. The Cedars Suite is the inn’s largest room, featuring a king sized bed that looks through a glass French door into a private sitting room. This room also has direct access to the porch, perfect for relaxing on a mild evening. The Conservancy Room is popular among honeymooners, with its glamorous, heavily draped four post bed and foot9ed tub. Newlyweds can get lost in their relaxation. For information about weddings we’ve hosted right here at the inn, take a look at our recent honeymoon suites blog post!
Visit with a larger party or family: The Drummers Cottage is the place for you. Just steps from the streets of historic Colonial Williamsburg, the cottage stands apart from the main inn building and can sleep up to six guests. Visitors staying in this quaint cottage enjoy an additional level of privacy and their own address in downtown Williamsburg. It’s our modern day version of lodging in a historic Williamsburg colonial house.
Soak in that Presidential feeling: With windows overlooking Prince George Street, the George Washington Room gives guests a view from above of the happenings of downtown Williamsburg. The bed is adorned in deep red trimmings to give the room a subtle air of colonial rebellion and the room features several G.W.-themed relics. Among these artifacts are framed early 20th century postcards celebrating his birthday, an antique travel map showing every community who claims “Washington slept here!” and a stunning color print of George and Martha Washington in front of the Virginia church where they wed in 1759.
Buff up on your history of downtown Williamsburg: If you’re interested in the rich history of our building, look no further than the Webster Hitchens Room. Named after owner Sharon’s grandfather, this room features memorabilia from the Colonial Williamsburg restoration project, which took place during Hitchens’ days as a merchant on Duke of Gloucester Street in the 1920s. There is a collection of postcards depicting C.W. soon after restoration was complete and letters from the originators of the restoration, Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, addressed to Mr. Hitchens himself.
Expanding your knowledge of the historic triangle: If Williamsburg is the only point of the historic triangle you’ve been able to visit; you should be sure to eventually see Jamestown and Yorktown, too. Jamestown’s Glasshouse and Yorktown’s Battlefields are particularly interesting to history buffs. But if you’re on a tight schedule and can only see Williamsburg, a stay in either the Jamestown Room or Yorktown Room will evoke at least a bit of connection to these historic sites. Mimicking the popular Delft china of the early 1600s, the Jamestown Room is painted in soft yellow with blue accents. The room features a collection of watercolor postcards and antique history book prints depicting the early days of America that would make the settlers themselves proud to stay here. The Yorktown Room boasts an antique print of General Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown and a rare 18th century French map of the colonies. Touches of red, white and blue give the room a regimental flair. These rooms honor some of the most essential places in our country’s history!
Feel adventurous: A stay in the Richneck Room will bring out your inner sense of adventure. The room is decorated with artifacts found in 1989 by our sons, Sam and Daniel, while they played in the woods near their home. Little did they know at the time, but they’d dug up artifacts and discovered a 17th century property, the Richneck Plantation! In addition to these artifacts, the room also features a stained glass window rescued from a scrap yard in Richmond.
We are not exaggerating when we say that we are surrounded by history here in Williamsburg, and by visiting, you are becoming a part of that history! Next time you visit, we hope you’ll keep our suggestions in mind to enhance your experience in our town!