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

A Yorktown gem!

4.0 on May 01, 2017

We stayed in the Carriage house for our honeymoon! It was quiet, felt secluded, and very romantic! The Inn Keeper (I cannot recall his name), went out of his way to meet all of our needs. 10 out of 10!!

This B&B is HEAVEN on earth!

5 on April 23, 2017

This is the second year in a row we have been back to the Hornsby House....and we've already booked for next year. This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful settings you could ever wish for. Our hosts David and Phil make you feel like they've known you your whole life and that they are welcoming an old friend back home. I made it a point this year to take a whole day and just enjoy the house and its decor. There is SO much to do in the area, but the House is so amazing I just wanted to take it all in. We met wonderful people from all over the country......and David and Phil make the stay seem "like home". A marvelous B & B---this place is a must! Honorable mention to Jeannette who sparkling personality added much to our stay as well. Jeff and Annette Miller

Truly unique

5 on February 21, 2017

The Hornsby House Inn location at the conjunction of old Yorktown and the battlefield, itself makes it a unique place to stay. Add to that the river view, and you have more than you could ask for. We stayed in the largest room which has an upstairs verand, and we really enjoyed it. The Bowditch's and their Innkeeper, Jeanette were great hosts. The evening wine and cheese, along with the morning's full breakfast were both excellent.


5 on January 19, 2017

We came across the Hornsby House Inn while touring Yorktown during our son's orientation at William and Mary. We decided to stay here, instead of Williamsburg, on our next visit. This B&B is a delightful alternative to the chain hotels and is competitively priced. We had a pleasant two day stay and met some wonderful fellow guests. Dave and Phil are the perfect hosts, along with Jeanette (a budding opera star). From the afternoon wine and cheese by the fireplace to the hearty homemade breakfast, we were made to feel right at home. The Magnolia Room was just right with a beautiful view of the Yorktown Victory Monument. We can't wait to come back!

Great B&B, we highly recommend this place

5 on January 01, 2017

The Hornsby Inn is a great B&B. The house has a lot of charm. The breakfast was delicious! The owners sat down and told some if the history of the house and area. We recommend highly recommend the Hornsby Inn.

THE B&B in Yorktown!

4.8 on December 14, 2016

My wife and I have stayed at the Hornsby House Inn three times over the past four years. This is a beautiful home in historic Yorktown. David and Phil Hornsby go far beyond what is typical in a bed and breakfast setting to make their guests feel welcomed, special, and comfortable. We always end up feeling more like residents of this community instead of guests in a strange town.

Best B&B Ever

5 on December 06, 2016

This is the review I just submitted on TripAdvisor for the Inn ¿¿ : I don't know how to start off and put into words how amazing and great our experience was at the Hornsby House Inn. From the moment I spoke to David to book the room, I knew it was going to be a great experience. He was very kind, friendly and helpful over the phone. We were due to arrive after 9:30p on Thursday and it was no trouble at all. When we pulled up to the house our jaws dropped. It's a beautiful home! We came inside and texted Jeanette to come let us in and give us our key to our room. She was extremely pleasant and courteous when we met her. She made us feel at home there. The room was spacious and beautiful and clean. We had the best sleep in years in the bed! We stayed in the Hornsby Room on the 3rd floor with great views of Yorktown and the monument near the water. We woke up to the smell of an amazing aroma of bacon, eggs and coffee. It also tasted as great as it smelled. Jeanette made "to die for" eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce that was Perfection! She's amazing. David also had muffins, sausage and bacon, homemade cereal and local ground coffee... which is the best coffee I've ever had. David joined us for breakfast each morning, promptly at 8:45am. He always gave us history on the house and the Yorktown battle which was great. The best had to be stories of him and his brothers growing up in the house and the headaches they gave his mother. Everyday at 5pm they offer you wine and cheese, they made sure my glass was never empty. David will give you tips and passes if you need them for the surrounding tourist attractions. David and his brother Philip were a joy to talk to. Jeanette was a pleasure to get to know and was great. I highly recommend choosing this B&B to stay in, you won't be disapointed! We'll be back again, I wish sooner than later.


5 on November 06, 2016

Our daughter reserved the Hornsby House for her wedding, so we rented the whole house for the entire weekend. It was so much fun! Breakfast each morning and wine and cheese in the evenings. The weekend we had the wedding happen to fall on the weekend of Hurricane Matthew. Saturday night the electric went out In the area, but we still had electric!! Hornsby House has a Generator!! So we were still able to enjoy the rest of the wedding and still had a nice hot breakfast in the morning. After we checked out and returned home I notice I forgot one of my belonging at the Inn., I called the Inn and talked to David and Jeanette. They found it and sent it to my address. Now where else could you find such gracious people? Thank you David and Jeanette!! I can't wait to go back to Hornsby House Inn. But next time, it won't be because of a wedding, it will be to relax and enjoy the whole atmosphere and history of this beautiful Historic House!! If you are coming to Yorktown, Hornsby House Inn is the place to stay!!

2 lovely days of contentment

5 on November 02, 2016

My husband an l returned to this dear B&B 2 years after our first perfect visit. We wished for another"get away",and had heard that new Historical Museum Was open in Yorktown so we did tour (wonderful,wonderful) and then ,all worn Out we went back to wine and cheese time,sat in the front porch rockers and Was delighted to hear our host Dave,with his amazing historical knowledge,talk of battle of Yorktown! How's that for relaxed moments,for whichwe came!And a word or two about breakfast at the charming family D.R.For our 2 days there we loved every mouthful,and I Returned home with a copy of the most amazing cook book authored by our hosts' Mother,Mrs.Bowdich.Now l have the best receipe ever for cheese grits. We love this b&b and all there in. Xoxoxoxo from O.H.and Dorthy

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

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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

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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.
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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

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