NEWPORT HOUSE is Williamsburg's most historically authentic place to stay. It was built to museum standards in 1988 from the design of a 1756 plantation mansion(now lost), and is furnished totally in the period. Each air conditioned room can sleep 3 people in extra-long queen and twin canopied beds, with private bathrooms, and video players with extensive collection of 18th-century films. Full breakfasts often include colonial recipes. Located only 500 yards from Historic Area. Colonial dancing in our Ballroom every Tuesday evening year round - beginners welcomed.
4.8 on April 29, 2013
We stayed at Newport House for three nights in early April and had a lovely time. The rooms were very comfortable and John and Cathy truly made us feel at home. The whole house is beautifully appointed and the gardens are a lovely place to spend a morning. The dining room is gorgeous, down to the china which serves John's exquisite breakfast...some nights, I dream about those pancakes!
4.8 on February 09, 2013
Newport House is a gem. The innkeepers are incredibly kind and welcoming. John is full of stories interesting for the history buff and Cathy is an impressive gardener and a lot of fun. The rooms are outfitted with antiques and reproductions in beautiful condition. The bedding is beyond top notch and the beds are comfortable. A collection of movies appropriate to a historical vacation are available. As an example, one breakfast consisted of perfect fruit followed by waffles and an assortment of syrups. The inn bunny, Josephine Bunnyparts, has breakfast with you if you are animal friendly and so inclined. She's ridiculously adorable. It's a quick walk to the Merchant Square end of CW, but you will have to drive to the restaurants. We're a gay couple and we didn't feel even slightly unwelcome- I don't think the Millars would make anyone feel unwelcome.
City, Small town
Historical interests, Nature area, River, Ruins
Board games, Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, TV, VCR
Canoeing, Golfing, Colonial dancing, Tennis, Swimming
John and Cathy Millar
John is author/historian, former museum director & captain of historic full-rigged ship. Cathy is a registered Nurse, gardener, seamstress of 18th-Century clothing.
Colonial Jonny Cakes
Cornmeal & rum pancakes from Colonial New England.