Hornsby House Inn

702 Main St. , Yorktown, VA 23690 USA (Show map)


For three generations, the Hornsby House has been the center of hospitality in Yorktown and welcomed hundreds of visitors to the area. Newly renovated and opened- a fine quality B&B- offering 5 guest rooms and suites. The HH Inn is spacious and comfortable, and filled with family antiques. Enjoy our large common areas- inside and out. Walk accross the street to the Victory Monument, and close by, to the National Park Service Visitor Center. Enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast in our dining room. Join our "special" afternoon repast- "High Tea" or Wine and Cheese. Sit and relax in our large and comfortable living room, or on our front porches- with a grand view of the the Yorktown Victory Monument and York River. Visit the historic attractions of Yorktown and the special ambiance of Main Street. Visit Williamsburg or Jamestown- via the beautiful National Park Service Colonial Parkway. Walk and dine out on the "Yorktown RiverWalk". Take a sailing cruise, visit our waterfront market place, or relax on the beach. Our signature suite is the Monument Grand Suite. Visit and book online at HornsbyHouseInn



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Hospitality at its best!

5 on October 08, 2016

David and Jeanette were the BEST! Not only did I enjoy hearing about the history of the house, but the food- yum! My room was very comfortable and spacious. It is right in Yorktown, everything just minutes away. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Hornsby House Inn. Look for the matriarch's rules for her sons. Andy Atkinson

Our Wedding Weekend

5 on September 27, 2016

Our hearts can not express the gratitude and joy that the Hornsby Inn gave us on our wedding weekend and day. David and his staff are amazing , Jeanette is phenenomal My advice to any bride is to book the entire house including the carriage for your special day and weekend. We had our rehearsal dinner at the Hornsby everyone loved it. Our wedding day was outstandingly beautiful. Our bridal party and family loved every moment of staying at the Hornsby. The house is just stunning. Breakfast is just amazing . Thank you very much For making everything so spectacular Michael and kimberly Ewig

Our Favorite Inn

5 on September 13, 2016

We chose to stay at the Hornsby House because it looked attractive and is conveniently situated for short drives to all the historical sites nearby. Upon our arrival we knew we had made the right choice. The house is as charming as we had hoped and David and Philip warmly greeted us with wine and cheese and crackers on the front patio. Guests can enjoy this area and other welcoming spots in the common areas of the house, like the parlor with a piano, the side porch or the sunlit library. This charming house is filled with lovely antiques and family mementos - we particularly liked the entertaining writings of their mother. Each morning we enjoyed the convivial atmosphere over delicious breakfasts held in the formal dining room. David would tell us of the history and points of interest in the area, along with some amusing family anecdotes! We highly recommend staying at the Hornsby House and look forward to visiting again.

Beautiful Property

5 on July 19, 2016

This is a wonderful place to stay. We felt very welcomed and like we were home. The house is beautiful, the rooms are lovely, and the hosts are outstanding. I can't wait to go back! I highly recommend this Inn for your Yorktown visit. You will not be disappointed.

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5 on July 03, 2016

Dave and Phil are always wonderful hosts and the property is second to none!

Best choice!

4.8 on April 06, 2016

As we were planning our trip to Williamsburg, we initially wanted to stay in one of the hotels or B&Bs on the Williamsburg property. I somehow came upon this bed and breakfast in Yorktown, which is a short, beautiful drive to Williamsburg. We just returned from a long weekend at the Hornsby House, and could not be more pleased with our choice. David and Phil are the perfect gentlemen and hosts, and Sarah the house manager was so helpful. Breakfast was amazing, accommodations were great, and the charm of the house cannot be beat. The thing we loved most about the Hornsby House was its location. My husband is a huge history buff, and the house sits just steps away from the Yorktown battlefields. Our room overlooked the York River. Yorktown is a very convenient location, and it is only about 20 minutes from both Jamestown and Williamsburg. We enjoyed walking down to the shops and restaurants on Main Street in Yorktown, and we even had a picnic on the beach one afternoon. I can't say enough great things about this house and its owners. You truly get the best of all worlds: history, hospitality, relaxation and charm. Hope to visit again some day!

Wedding Bliss

5 on April 01, 2016

I chose the Hornsby House Inn for a place for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready the day before my wedding. The night of my wedding, my husband and I stayed here. This place is beautiful and the innkeeper was amazing and attentive! I would reccomend this place to anyone. The pictures do not even begin to do the place any justice. I was blown away with the service I received. My stay here really helped to make my special day even more special and I cannot thank the Hornsby House enough. My husband and I have considered making this our first anniversary get away!

A great getaway!

4.6 on March 25, 2016

What an outstanding experience this was for my wife and I! We loved every single minute that we stayed at the Hornsby House! Not only were David, Philip and Sarah so friendly, warm and accommodating, they even invited my son over for wine and cheese and breakfast the next morning! It was so very much like returning to a long lost friend's home rather than staying at an Inn! Breakfast was excellent and we were given superior service all the way around. My wife and I are "picky" travelers, but we were won over the very first day at the Hornsby House--we've even made our reservations for NEXT year! Absolutely charming and a fabulous place to stay!

March 2016 visit

5 on March 21, 2016

If you could create a perfect B&B then Hornsby house would be tight at the top of the best!

Comfort like home

4.6 on March 17, 2016

We choose the Hornsby House to celebrate our wedding anniversary and found the accommodations fantastic. What fun to sit down with the owner next to a warm fire to hear about his family and the history of this beautiful home. Sarah did an exceptional job feeding us and the afternoon wine and cheese gatherings added to the charm of this experience. Thanks to Dave and Phil for spending time with us at breakfast. Loved how close it was to the waterfront in Yorktown, and minutes away from the historic battlefield.

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Rooms & Rates

Monument Grand Suite

Our most elegant and "spacious" guest room offers a king-sized four poster bed and two twin beds, a private bathroom (with tub), plus a cozy fireplace and large sitting area. It also features a private outdoor terrace overlooking the Yorktown Victory Monument and York River. This large room can easily accommodate 2 – 4 people in style and comfort. (32" HDTV DVD and Internet access) Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

The Riverview Room

Overlooking Yorktown’s charming Main Street and the York River, this beautiful, cheerful room is specially appointed with a queen size bed and sitting area. Its unique private bath also features a grand view of the Victory Monument. With this room we like to say, “Washington would have slept here.” Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

The Chesapeake Suite

Enjoy a very private suite with queen bed, full bathroom with tub, and private outdoor terrace overlooking a quite garden area. If desired, this suite may be expanded to incorporate a second bedroom, “The Yorktown Room,” which features a full size double bed. This option makes it perfect for a family or two couples who can share the connecting full bath. Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

The Magnolia Room

Four windows with scenic views of Yorktown make the Magnolia Room bright and welcoming. This quaint, yet spacious room features a queen size bed, a single bed, large sitting area, and its own bathroom with tub. Tucked away on the 3rd floor, the room is private and special, and is a favorite of many. Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

The Hornsby Suite

Sleep snugly on the 3rd floor in this large room with a special grand king bed- plus a single bed for a third person. Enjoy the comfortable sitting area and large private bathroom (with tub). Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

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Location Type

Small town


Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Williamsburg take the senic Colonial Parkway to Yorktown- about 11 miles. At end of Colonial Parkway- at the stop sign and entrance to Yorktown, take (slight) left road, go 1/4 mile to Victory Monument (on right). Hornsby House Inn is on the left - 702 Main Street. (In the spring and summer, guest can go around the "No Vehicular Traffic" sign on Main St, go 50 feet and take left on Smith St. Park on Smith Street and check in.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Yorktown Battlefields- National Park Service, Colonial Williamsburg, 20 min from Yorktown, National Park Service- Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Settlement- National & State Parks, Bush Gardens, 15 min from Yorktown, Water Country USA, 15 min from Yorktown, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Sailboat Cruises from RiverWalk Market, Yorktown Victory Center -, Main Street -Tour Historic homes, shops,, National Park Service Visitor Center, Battlefields, Watermen's Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1607 Jamestown, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one nights stay required to reserve rooms and suites.
  • Cancellations: We only have five "unique" rooms and suites. Your deposit holds your particular room for you, and prevents others from booking that room. If reservation is canceled more than 15 days in advance,has a $35.00 cancellation fee and your balance can be applied to a future reservation. Cancellations within 15 days of reservation has a $90 cancel fee and the balance can be applied to a future reservation. Cancellations within 48 hours,or no shows, will have no refund of deposit.



David and Philip Bowditch

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About the innkeepers

Phil and I grew up in the what family and friends call the "Big House". Our Mom passed five years ago, having raised four sons in this lovely home. At a sitdown dining room breakfast, we cook a gormet breakfast from Mom's cookbook, "From the Kitchen at Hornsby House, and we talk with our guests. You'll love it.

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  • Time Served: 8:45
  • Serving Location: Dining Room