4.8 on January 02, 2014
My husband and I own a b&b in Richmond, VA, so we are extra particular about the b&bs we stay in when we travel. Phil and Dave and the Hornsby House offered a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back! The house and the history of the years it has been in their family is just wonderful and you feel like you're part of the family from the minute you enter! The rooms are lovely and well decorated and have all the comforts of home! We especially loved the cozy sun room where we met other guests for wine and cheese while Dave and Phil shared with us stories of the history of the family home...so special!! These two are so wonderfully hospitable and very entertaining! Breakfast was fabulous and another fun opportunity to hear more history and stories. We can't wait to bring the family back in the spring time and enjoy the lovely views from the front porch! Don't miss this wonderful find if your travels bring you to Yorktown!
5 on December 26, 2013
We learned a great deal about our country's history by staying in Yorktown and we especially loved the Hornsby House and it's placement right amid the town and battlefield area. Can't imagine a better place to have stayed.
5 on December 23, 2013
We did a family Christmas trip to Williamsburg and Yorktown. The home is beautiful. Additionally, it is located within walking distance of great waterfront restaurants and the National Battlefield. It is a short drive to Williamsburg. But the best part was the owners, brothers, spent time getting to know us, ate with us, and made us feel like family. It is a must stay!
4.6 on December 08, 2013
My husband and I just spent three nights at the Hornsby House Inn and before even leaving started making our plans for next years visit. The home is comfortable, charming and chocked full of family history. The dapper brothers, Phil and David, were excellent hosts and both with a wonderful sense of humor.
5 on November 17, 2013
The Hornsby House Inn is a fabulous bed and breakfast. My husband and I have stayed at a number of Bed and Breakfasts over the years and this one, hands down, gave the best value for the money. The room was lovely. The breakfasts were delicious. The wine and cheese in the evenings were perfect. Dave, Phil and Meghan went out of their way to share their knowledge of the town with us and made sure we had everything we needed to have an outstanding vacation. We hope to make it back to Hornsby House Inn soon!
5 on November 08, 2013
This was our second stay at the Hornsby House Inn. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. The rooms were great and the food was delicious. We were treated very nice and would definitely stay there again. We felt more like family members than guests.
4.4 on October 05, 2013
I had a delightful four-night stay at Hornsby House. My room was comfortable and attractive, the character of the house was charming, and the host was outstanding. The breakfasts were wonderful--cheese grits, eggs, granola , juice, fruit, great coffee, etc. One morning eggs benedict were served, along with bacon,fruit, sausage, etc. I don't like poached eggs, so our thoughtful host scrambled eggs for me alone--after preparing and serving eggs benedict to the other guests. This demonstrates the thoughtful service to guests at Hornsby House Inn.
5 on October 01, 2013
The brothers, Philip and David who grew up in the house, gave us stories about the house as well as the history of the area. They were phenomenal hosts and made us feel as though it was our house as well. Breakfast and the evening wine and cheese were fantastic. We also had the pleasure of meeting Bowtie Bill the new addition to the family. We will be back.
5 on September 03, 2013
Our stay was amazing! We loved the food and the owners were so nice!!
5 on August 14, 2013
My family and I just returned home from our vacation in colonial Williamsburg. We stayed at the Hornsby House Inn and we could NOT be more pleased with our choice! Though we loved exploring Williamsburg & Yorktown, half of our stupendous experience was because of our room & board at the Hornsby. We absolutely loved how at home we felt, the food & camaraderie, and our hosts -- David & Philip. The Bowditch Brothers are positively delightful! They are laid back, accommodating, and have really timely sense of humors. We got such a kick out of them; just loved how they invited us in like friends or family. They were very assisting, but we never felt like they were intrusive (like some B&B hosts can be). I can't express how welcoming and friendly their demeanors are... Likewise, this was my daughter's first time stay at a Bed & Breakfast and (other than understanding there were other guests and she needed to use her inside voice (she is nine)) she LOVED every aspect of it -- even the wine & cheese at 5PM where she got to drink a little soda in a "fancy glass" with the adults. :) She said one of the days we were there, "I think we should just live in this house. Forever!" Her most favorite part -- besides the garlic cheese grits at breakfast -- was when David asked her if she liked dolls, then he brought out an antique doll from a vintage box of heirlooms. At this point, she was won! I don't think she'll ever want to stay in a hotel again. Thank you for the stellar stay, Hornsby House! We feel like we now have a home-away-from-home in Yorktown, and not only will we one day return, but we have spread the good word to anyone looking for a relaxing, low-key, and enchanting stay in VA. Thanks, again, galore! ~ Heather Angelika, Wilhelmina Indigo, & Sean Dooley-Pecor
5 on August 04, 2013
Thank you David and Phil for your wonderful hospitality. I couldn't imagine a more wonderful stay at a B&B! Beautiful and welcoming in every way with lots to do nearby! Peaceful neighborhood with lovely innkeepers with whom to socialize!
5 on July 11, 2013
We have just returned from spending five days at America’s Historic Triangle of Williamsburg – Jamestown – Yorktown. While visiting the Triangle, we stayed at the Hornsby House Inn in Yorktown. David and Philip, who are the Innkeepers, were wonderful and welcoming hosts. The rooms were fantastic. Plus, we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the other guests over a great Breakfast and at High Tea at 5 PM each day. We have never visited the area before and the Innkeepers were very helpful in pointing out the most important places to visit, since our time was limited. We will definitely return again.
4.2 on June 24, 2013
We stayed at this Bed n Breakfast in the middle of June and had a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the suite due to the lack of other guests before the summer rush hit and it was a gorgeous treat with a beautiful patio where we spent most of our evenings. Despite the warm muggy weather the house and our room was always perfectly cool. Breakfast was delicious (but I would have liked more coffee) and the history of the house only adds to its charm. We had wine at 5pm and one night we were able to see the fife and drums go by. It was just a perfectly cozy stay and we enjoyed every moment of it, especially being close to ALL the historical sites we wanted to visit. David could not have been more helpful and he and his brother were a joy to share our experience with. I will stay there again ANY time we go back to VA. Thank you so much-- Brian and Juliana
4.8 on June 07, 2013
Absolutely loved the breakfasts each morning. The homemade cereal was outstanding, thanks so much for the recipe!
4.4 on June 01, 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Hornsby Inn. We truly felt very welcome and at ease right away and the owners/innkeepers were so gracious and helpful. We were sorry to leave!
4.4 on May 18, 2013
We stayed two nights and enjoyed the hospitality, local info. and people. Great food and lovely room. Would definitely come back!
4.2 on May 05, 2013
My wife and I are from Maine, and planned to spend a few days in and around Virginia's "historic triangle" of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. We chose to stay at the Hornby House, which turned out to be the perfect base of operations for such a trip. It was quiet and beautiful, with a great view of the Chesapeake from the center of Yorktown. But it was also right off the Colonial Parkway and thus a short, easy and pretty drive to Williamsburg and Jamestown. David and Phil were outstanding and pleasant hosts, and make a fine breakfast. Their family house is full of interesting details and charm. This is the place to stay anywhere near this area.
5 on April 17, 2013
We came to the area to do house hunting and are so glad we found a location like this. Just a few steps from the water at York river and everything you could want at an Inn and a cute little historic area.
4.8 on February 09, 2013
Waking up to the beautiful quiet of Yorktown in a big four-poster bed with immaculate linens and a fluffy duvet. What more can one ask? The Host brothers are wonderfully attentive and an eggs benedict breakfast is a real treat. This is a family home and you can feel the care with which it is treasured. Good location for a history stroll and especially fun on Market Days. Walk to the water too!
4.4 on December 17, 2012
Great way to kick-off the holiday season. Location was very convenient to all of the Yorktown events. Phil & David are great hosts. Breakfasts and afternoon wine & cheese gatherings are tops. Loved hearing the history of the home and family. The parlor piano (and a talented guest) provided great entertainment.
4.0 on November 11, 2012
This was our first stay at a B&B. We were very pleased. The whole house was decorated very nice. There were individual AC/Heat units in each room that were very quiet and nice to have. Can't say enough about Phil and Dave (the two brothers that are the Innskeepers). Extremely easy to work with and talk to, will give you lots of ideas of what to see and do. Was very pleased with the stay and will definitely consider it if we make any return trips to the area.
4.2 on October 17, 2012
My husband and I spent two nights in October in this wonderfully restored bed and breakfast in Yorktown. The hosts/owners were friendly, helpful and great cooks. We enjoyed the wine and cheese hour both nights and the excellent breakfast both days. There was a lot to do in Yorktown to entertain us duing the day and great restaurants to eat in for lunch and dinner. I would highly recommend a trip here.
4.8 on October 03, 2012
I stayed here on a business trip and was very impressed. Dave, the host, was vey friendly and engaging. The food was great and the wine and cheese at 5pm was a nice touch. When I got stuck at a waterfront restaurant in the rain I was thinking of calling Dave on his cell. But before I got out my phone, who strolls into the restaurant but my excellent host! He had umbrellas and a minivan ready to get us back to the inn. That's what I call overflowing service! I plan to stay here every time I come to Yorktown.
5 on August 27, 2012
Great place to stay for any type celebration or for just a real nice place to stay. The owners are fantastic and very personable. We felt very comforable and relaxed from the moment we came through the door. All the rooms are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. And the food....from the wine and cheese to the unbelievable breakfast was perfect. It is within walking distance from several attractions and across the street from a free shuttle to take you around. We are looking forward to staying there again in the near future. Mike and Janice White
5 on August 07, 2012
What a wonderful place to spend our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Our host, David Bowditch, was most gracious, doing everything he could to make our stay pleasant. The home is lovely, the rooms were furnished beautifully, and the breakfasts were outstanding. You will go away wanting to take recipes with you! The 5 o'clock wine and cheese hour was so enjoyable, especially getting to meet the other guests. We look forward to returning to the Hornsby House.
5 on August 07, 2012
We loved this place for our wedding. Dave and Renee were wonderful host. I would highly recommend them for anybody. Great place for a small wedding. All of our wedding guest had a wonderful time and enjoyed the Hornsby house.
4.4 on July 29, 2012
This is such a lovely, stately home and my family and I will look forward to returning. Our room was beautifully decorated as well as quiet and spacious. We had an adjoining private terrace to sit on and we could see the York River and the Victory Monument. We were out for the afternoons and missed the wine and cheese that is offered, but the breakfast was wonderful with great coffee and delicious homemade food in a charming, gracious dining room. Sarah C.
5 on July 24, 2012
We loved everything about the Hornsby House...the rooms, cleanliness, service, food and location. The Bowditch brothers are great hosts. We will be back!
4.4 on July 18, 2012
We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was such a treat - so much history. We appreciated David and Phil sharing their house and stories with us. We will be sure to recommend it to anyone who is going to the Yorktown area. The hosts were wonderful, the rooms were large and comfortable and the food was great. David & Joan R
4.0 on July 09, 2012
Dave and Phil: The AC unit was the only problem in the room. The blower went directly on the bed. We had to shut it off for most of the night. Other than that Dave, our stay was nice! You were a terrific host. Thanks very much! Rad
5 on July 01, 2012
This was an amazing stay they treated us like they knew us for years.The service was exceptional and the breakfast absolutely delicious what a great place to go and have a relaxing weekend. My husband and I highly recommend the hornsby house to anyone.
5 on June 29, 2012
Part of the reason one goes to a bed and breakfast instead of a hotel is to get the feeling of the place. You feel like you are part of Yorktown and Tidewater history when you stay at the Hornsby House Inn. The Inn was converted from a family home that was one of the centers of the region's social circles for decades. That being said the two owners Phil and David have updated the house with comfortable furnishing while not loosing the historic flavor. Different family and friends stop by at cocktail hour to add to the local color.
5 on June 25, 2012
I did not think I could enjoy such a marvelous vacation so close to home (we live in the Northern Neck) but it could not have been better. David and Phil are perfect hosts, so warm and friendly and so proud of this beautiful family home. The location is perfect for walking or catching the trolley anywhere in Yorktown which has more than its share of wonderful museums to visit. If I were thinking of visiting the Historic Triangle, I would pick this spot: all the charm of Williamsburg but much more user friendlyand less congested. I could go on and on about what a great venue this is for getting together with a group of friends or any special event! Nancy and Danny Kiser
5 on June 15, 2012
The Hornsby House is a wonderful B & B. Yorktown is very quaint and easy walking distance to all the museums and dinning. Your hosts grew up in the home and can answer any questions about Yorktown and the historical Triangle. But, best of all the hosts feel like old friends and are truely happy to have your company. Brothers David and Phil make one feel like one of their family.
5 on May 22, 2012
We were treated to 3 gracious, hospitable evenings and 3 delicious mornings by David and Phil in the elegant surroundings of Hornsby House Inn! Escaping to its beauty and serenity each night, after the hustle, bustle, and excitement of William and Mary Graduation each day in Williamsburg, made for a truly memorable visit to Colonial Virginia. We have already recommended Yorktown and Hornsby House Inn to many friends and family.
5 on April 04, 2012
What more could you ask for ? A Outstanding B&B right in the middle of historioc Yorktown within walking distance of excellent dining, a beach and next to the monument that cemented the creation of a new nation. You can even take golf lessons from host Philip and earn a gold dollar coin by making the bed cover look nice. Dave and Philip are excellent breakfast chefs and serve wine and cheese as you relax at 5:00pm after a busy day of touiring.Need a reservation for dinner, a visit to the winery or whatever they will do it. In other words The Hornsby House Inn IS - IS the place to stay in the Williamsburg - Yorktown area !!!!!!! Merv S.
5 on March 26, 2012
I was so excited to win a one night stay at the Hornsby House courtesy of Beyond Boob Inc. We had an amazing time, the house was beautiful. We got a choice of which room we would like, and we went with the hornsby suit. The bed was so comfortable, and everything was just perfect from the service we received upon booking our stay to the end of the next day we were treated like royalty. The wine and cheese hour was delicious, and a great way to meet the other guests. We are definitely looking at coming up again soon since we're right down the road!
5 on March 14, 2012
Joined four life-long friends here for a mini second 40th high school reunion, and were met with gracious, old-fashioned, genteel Southern hospitality. We could not have found a lovelier location and inn in which to stay anywhere. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the rooms warm and inviting, and the breakfast was superb. It felt like staying in a friend’s home rather than in an inn. The decor was lovely, the attention to detail wonderful, and nothing had been left to chance. Everyone said over and over how wonderful it was, and we are already talking about gathering there again! I highly recommend the Hornsby House Inn as THE place to stay anytime you want to visit Williamsburg or just get away.
5 on March 09, 2012
When I learned that the Hornsby House Inn had been open only six months, I was amazed, as Innkeeper David makes it seem like they have been providing first class service and accommodations for decades. The house is beautifully appointed, the location could not be more central, and the food was excellent. I plan to return often, and recommend others do the same. John Warley
5 on March 06, 2012
We came together to celebrate a “special” birthday with our mother. And thanks to David’s warmth and hospitality, felt like we became part of an even larger family--the Hornsby family. David shared his family home, stories, and gave us a look back at history to the time of Washington and Lafayette. This is a special place and we look forward to returning soon. Thank you!
4.0 on February 29, 2012
The best place to stay in the area. The owners are one of a kind and will make your vacation memorable. Everything was great from the rooms, the service, and food. I will defiantly come back to this b&b.
5 on February 23, 2012
We recently hosted 12 guests from Asheville, NC, in Yorktown for my husband's 60th birthday. We decided to reserve all of the rooms at the beautiful Hornsby House Inn so that our guests would have the "run of the house". Where to begin with what a perfect experience we all had? The reservation process was simple and the inn hosts helped in all our planning for the two-night stay. About the stay -- rooms are beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated. Breakfast is an unbelievable experience and a wonderful journey back into a time of elegance -- sitting together in a formal dining room with china and crystal and a full, fabulous breakfast. They had the fireplace lit each night in time for our wine and cheese, and joined us for conversation and a sharing of history of the home and the area. One guest had a massage at the inn which she described as "magic". We made a special request that we have dinner in the dining room one night, which turned out to be one of our best memories of the weekend. I hope this will be something they decide to do on occasion as they did such a marvelous job. Our guests were so impressed that they are already planning a trip back and have been very specific about staying again in the Hornsby House. It has become "their place" in the historic area. This is an experience not to be missed. The hosts and staff of this inn understand the words hospitality and charm and apply it to every aspect of their business.
4.6 on January 30, 2012
Our recent visit to the Hornsby House Inn Bed and Breakfast was a thoroughly delightful experience. From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed, we were treated to the finest Southern hospitality. Dave and Phil were gracious hosts who willingly accommodated our dietary preferences. We enjoyed extensive and stimulating conversations with them and fellow guests. We found the Hornsby and Bowditch family histories, captured in photos and written material, particularly interesting and informative. Anyone visiting the B&B should be certain to ask to see the hand scribed cookbook written by Mrs. Hornsby, Dave and Phil's Mother. Although currently out of print, they are working at having it reprinted and available for purchase. It's a treasure of Southern cooking. We look forward to future visits to this delightful B&B in historic Yorktown. Rod & Karen Lorence Hampton, VA
5 on December 31, 2011
My wife and I really enjoyed our time at the Hornsby House. Beautiful home, luxurious rooms and classic style. The Monument Suite was so comfortable including a fireplace and classic bathroom. What separates the Hornsby from other bed and breakfasts is the authentic charm, original furnishings and none of the "updated amenities" that destroy the look and feel of the place. Breakfast was beautifully prepared by Tathia and Dave, one of the innkeepers, joined us for breakfast. In every way, the Hornsby House Inn is the perfect place to stay in the Williamsburg and Yorktown area. The Christmas decorations were so tastefully done and really added to our stay. We'll be back soon and are sure to recommend to others. Happy New Year. Jim and Debby Naylor
4.8 on December 16, 2011
This is a perfect location without the hustle and bustle of Williamsburg. In a very relaxed and comfortable home, the owner brothers Philip and David were extremely hospitable and friendly, as well as informative of their town, family home and history. Afternoon "Happy Hour" and breakfast were fun and delicious. Tanya cooks a bountiful meal made of organic and healthy foods. The rooms are large with comfortable beds. We didn't want to leave! We highly recommend the Hornsby House Inn.
5 on October 18, 2011
Hornsby House has just opened as a B & B and they are off to a very good start! We stayed there for 3 nights as we explored Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Newport News. It has a great location for visiting many places, plus it is located right in the middle of Yorktown -- such a quiet, beautiful and peaceful place. The accommodations were wonderful as was the food and hospitality. David was the perfect host and very gracious as we learned of his family history in this beautiful home and Tanja's eggs Benedict were superb! This is the perfect vacation spot and would also make a beautiful wedding spot as well. We highly recommend this inn.