Voted by our guests as 2007-08-09 top 5 Mid-Atlantic and 2005-06 top 10 Best Southern B&B's, the award-winning Cedars of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast is Williamsburg's most romantic and charming bed & breakfast. Since 1935, the smoke/pet-free Cedars entertains 4,000 guests annually. The largest B&B in Williamsburg, the Cedars offers 8 rooms in the main house and a wonderful 2 room cottage with fireplace. Less than a 10 minute walk to historic Williamsburg, and across the street from the College of William & Mary, The Cedars has been offering traditional colonial elegance, comfort and hospitality to its guests since 1935. Originally built by a doctor in the early 1930's to house his 7 children who would be attending the College of William and Mary, this 3-story brick Georgian home will set the tone for your visit to the 18th century. 200 year old brick from an old plantation house and the skilled workmanship of the historic Williamsburg restoration craftsmen have created an authentic colonial elegance to immerse you in the colonial ambiance of Williamsburg.
The Peyton Randolph Room is the first floor bed chamber of the Cottage that reflects Mr. Randolph's love of patriotic simplicity and family coziness. The fireplace, king size bed, day bed, mini-refrigerator, colonial decor, and private bath give this a lovely, romantic and homey feel.
This cozy room has an oriental flair and soft beauty that the First Lady herself would enjoy. The antique four-poster bed, converted to queen size for today's comfort, is the focal point of this quaint, intimate bed chamber. Blue, white and yellow wallpaper and window treatments are rich, warm accents in this comfortable room.
The Patrick Henry Room offers bed chamber that features a fabric backdrop, four post queen bed and large bathroom with a tub and shower.
Christopher Wren, the namesake of this secluded third floor room, would heartily approve of its architectural openness, elegance, and size. Surrounded by beautifully adorned windows on three sides, this, our largest room, is perfect for anniversaries or honeymoons. A king size, four poster bed, a dormer window with a window seat and a large bath add to the luxury and romance.
This airy, spacious room is designed as inventively and creatively as if conceived by Mr. Jefferson himself. The queen size bed, window alcove, and two-level bath create a charm that is only enhanced by Williamsburg Yellow woodwork and Delft blue fabrics. An antique writing desk and comfy wing chair complete the colonial picture.
The floor to ceiling floral draperies and the fishnet-canopied, four poster queen size bed in this lovely room provides a glimpse of 18th century plantation life, and a pastoral respite from the demands of today. This second floor room, white with Apothecary Shop blue trim, overlooks the tops of our cedar trees just outside one of the many windows and offer a wonderful view of our gazebo/gardens.
Fit for a Royal Governor, the Lord Botetourt Room is open, airy, and reminiscent of the King's favor. The corner fireplace, queen size bed, angled dormers and small library with sitting area invite relaxation and escape.
King William, renowned for his taste and elegance, influenced the plush layout of our King William room. The beige and brown room accents, with four-posted bed, is awash with the day's bright sunshine.
Bask in the grace and sophisticated charm of our George Washington room. On the first floor, the high ceilings of this large, elegant suite are enhanced with a queen size, carved mahogany, canopied bed and an antique armoire. The windowed parlor floods the room with warm afternoon sunlight, providing the perfect spot to curl up after a day of adventure and fun.
Our two bedroom suite is the perfect accommodation for a family. The bath separates one room with a queen size, four poster bed from the other twin-bed room. Occupying half of our second floor, this room arrangement offers both the togetherness of colonial tavern lodging and the privacy desired by today's 21st century traveler. Sleeps four comfortably.
This stately room is richly appointed with an antique highboy, regal striped draperies, and bed stairs to help you climb into the elegant, four poster, king size bed. As you begin your exploration of colonial America, the decor of this bed chamber will help you experience the excitement and enthusiasm of our new nation.
Perfect for a gathering of friends or family, the Cedars Cottage is ideal for couples traveling together or families with children. Both Cottage rooms (Lord Botetourt & Peyton Randolph) can be linked for socializing, comfort and closeness during the day while offering quiet privacy at night. The Peyton Randolph (downstairs) has a large king size bed and daybed. The Lord Bortetourt (upstairs) has a queen, sitting area and library. Both with fireplaces. The cottage offers two cozy, separate rooms in one. Each with their own bathroom.
Queen Mary, a mother herself, often traveled with children and a chamber maid. This room is perfect for traveling companions wanting their own bed and pillow...no wrestling for the blankets. Reserve just the Queen Mary or see about our King William and Queen Mary Suite (two room suite)...a connecting bath makes this suite perfect for couples or families traveling together.
4.8 on August 15, 2014
I've never before slept in a bed I had to actually climb into, but that's what I did here. The rooms were beautifully appointed and the whole house felt like it had gone back in time--except for the modern appliances (the "necessaries"). I took away one star for dining because breakfast is the only meal served, but every day it offered something different and delicious. Delicious cookies in the afternoon and fresh coffee whenever you wanted it (thanks to the Keurig coffeemaker) were most welcome after a day of walking. Be ready to have your picture taken by owner Bob Tubbs--and used in a most charming way.
5 on July 03, 2014
Hey, We had a wonderful time is pass week end at the Cedars. If anyone is looking for a BB to visit this is the place for you . You will not be disappointed the staff is outstanding, the place is lovely and the food is awesome. I will be back again.
We sincerely appreciate this wonderful feedback. It is truly rewarding to know that the effort we put forth is appreciate and enjoyed by our guests. We look forward to a future visit. Have a wonderful summer. Bob & Grace Tubbs and Staff.
5 on June 15, 2014
My husband booked our room at the Cedars for a trip to Williamsburg for an event I was taking part in. It was wonderful. The staff was friendly, gracious, and accommodating. Bob knew we would be out in the wee hours of the morning for my race and made certain to leave me supplies for a pre race meal. We went out for the morning and on our return we were greeted with a heartfelt "Welcome home" from the staff. This is far warmer and more inviting than the cursory nod or "Good Afternoon" one might receive at a large hotel--if in fact one is acknowledged in a large system. The breakfast we enjoyed was absolutely delicious and I found Bob to be warm and engaging with all of the guests. I adored the decor and grounds, very well kept and immaculate! I personally cannot wait for another reason to stay at The Cedars when in Williamsburg. I only live an hour away, but sometimes the change of scenery and historic venues are a great day spent. Not having to drive back home immediately would make a trip like that more fun.
A special thanks to a fellow triathlete. Congratulations on your performance in the Rev3 event. We appreciate your kind words and will also look forward to a return visit. As you know, we specialize in birthdays! Make sure to book that holidays trip we discussed. I promise you won't regret it. Grace & Bob and the Staff.
5 on June 04, 2014
We stayed here to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Our stay was fantastic and the staff was just amazing. Bob makes you feel like a kid again and LOVES taking pictures! The rooms are well kept, beds super comfortable and our breakfast was yummy! DeeDee was the housekeeper who just makes you feel so special and we love her so much :) We had a blessed time! Thank you for making our stay so fabulous.
So glad to hear you enjoyed our hospitality. I guess you can call me a shutter bug! ;-) Dee Dee is a great employee and a joy to work with. We think the world of her.
5 on May 15, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at Cedars. The breakfast was delicious. Location was very convenient to Colonial Williamsburg. We look forward to staying here again soon.
Thanks for the fabulous review. We look forward to your next visit. Have a wonderful summer.
5 on May 06, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cedars. The host and staff were extremely pleasant and they made us feel welcomed. We would definitely stay at Cedars again. Our host was very involved during the entire stay and took delight in insuring that we participated in all Cedars had to offer.
We sincerely appreciate your warm and charming feedback. One of the many pleasure we enjoy is knowing that our guest's experience was a pleasant one. Thanks for the review. We look forward to a future visit in the very near future.
5 on April 28, 2014
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at The Cedars of Williamsburg. Bob is a great hos and the food is wonderful. The location is perfect for exploring the very interesting area. My room was lovely and beautifully decorated and clean. Will return soon!
Thanks for taking the top to post this very flattering commentary. It is very much appreciated and it is nice to know our efforts appeal to our guests. We look forward to a future visit. Thanks again.
4.8 on April 26, 2014
We arrived late the first day but were immediately greeted. The staff member made dinner reservations for us and even altered their restaurant offerings so we could have a romantic dinner on Easter. Our host was very friendly and made sure we were having a great time. The room was nicely decorated and quiet but the biggest perk was being able to easily walk to Colonial Williamsburg. Loved it here and would definitely come back.
One of the fun parts of Innkeeping is meeting all of the wonderful folks and knowing you helped make their Williamsburg experience a memorable one. We sincerely appreciate the kind words and look forward to that future visit. Have a wonderful 2014.
5 on March 30, 2014
We spent our honeymoon at the Cedars and it was amazing! We highly recommend it. Bob is a great host--so friendly and helpful with recommendations about Williamsburg. The breakfasts were delicious (the very berry french toast and the frittata we had on our last day were especially good) and the room was clean and cozy. We really enjoyed it and can't wait to return. Thanks for making our stay so nice!
Thanks for taking the time to give us this wonderful feedback. We very much enjoy being part of the special times in people's lives. We look forward to the 1st anniversary visit. All the best.
4.8 on March 16, 2014
The one night getaway was a sweet surprise from my husband so we could celebrate our anniversary. We loved the room (top floor) and I am picky about comfy beds. Their bed was VERY comfortable. Would have liked an extra quilt though as we got a little chilly. a light on or near the vanity table in bathroom would be nice touch. Loved the fireplace but did not discover it til morning. Helped take chill out while we dressed for breakfast. Now best part was breakfast. the coffee, gourmet cuisine, the spoil me rotten great service.. and then the fun photos of everyone. incredible!!! we LOVE The Cedars and its wonderful owner Bob..
Hey you photobombers! We sincerely appreciate the great review and feedback about the light. There is an extra quilt in the vanity. We should have mentioned that to you. All of our rooms are rated at the honeymoon level...good, solid furniture. I mentioned that one morning at breakfast and one of our guest said to his wife, "I want to be the guy who rates the furniture!" We look forward to a future visit real soon. Thanks for taking the time to post this very much appreciated review on our behalf.
City, Wine country
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Water Park, Yorktown, Jamestown , William & Mary College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn, Spa
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Game room, Off-street parking, Massages & Spa treatments, Sitting rooms with fireplace, Library
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Evening board and card games, Reading in the library by the fireplace, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Carmelized French Toast
Raisin french toast on a bed of carmel, served with warm Virginia maple syrup. Our guests favorite.