Cedars of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast

616 Jamestown Road , Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA (Show map)
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Voted by our guests as top 5 Mid-Atlantic and 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 9 rooms in the main house and a wonderful 2 room cottage with fireplaces. 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Excellent

5 on April 25, 2018

Had a wonderful time. Thank you. Will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the visit and the review! Glad we could make the trip so enjoyable :-)

- Alex (innkeeper)


Nice Williamsburg stay.

4.6 on April 22, 2018

Enjoyed our stay at Cedars B & B in Williamsburg. Bathroom a little small, but the wonderful breakfasts made up for tight quarters. Would recommend to anyone visiting Williamsburg area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B. I'm happy our meals and good breakfasts conversations were able to help you start your day right and were able to keep your trip enjoyable and fun. It is true that some of our bathrooms are a little smaller, but then we also have some that are much larger (John Rolfe for instance). Thank you again for your kind review and we hope we can serve you again very soon.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Perfect Stay

5 on April 09, 2018

Our rooms were beautiful. The breakfast was outstanding. The location could not be better. Service was friendly. accommodating, and professional. I could not have asked for anything more.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! Thank you so much. What a joy to have guests happy and feeling loved. Thank you very much and we hope to see you again soon :-)

- Alex (innkeeper)


Home Away from Home!

4.8 on April 05, 2018

While in Williamsburg for a poetry reading at the College of William & Mary, our group stayed in three separate rooms. What I most appreciated was how easy-going Alex was with our visit. The inn was our "home", even with other guests. Super appreciative of the coffee, tea, water and snacks that were available at all times. Incredible breakfasts, and genuinely accommodating of my food allergy. Amazing rooms. Great location. The ability to see the other rooms definitely confirmed to me that I want to return! The Cedars excelled in comfort, on multiple fronts. A unique quality! This B&B wraps you up in a warm embrace.


Home Away from Home!

4.8 on April 05, 2018

We were in Williamsburg for a poetry reading at the College of William & Mary. The poet, his mom and I stayed in three separate rooms. What I most appreciated was how easy-going Alex was with our visit. The inn was our "home", even with other guests. Super appreciative of the coffee, tea, water and snacks that were available at all times. Incredible breakfasts. Amazing rooms. Great location. The ability to see the other rooms definitely confirmed to me that I want to return! The Cedars excelled in comfort, on multiple fronts. A unique quality! This B&B wraps you up in a warm embrace.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a kind review! The poetry skills seem to run in the family :-) One of our principle aims is that guests feel like they are coming into a warm and inviting place to find easy-going comfort and relaxation. Our house has ample indoor and outdoor sitting areas where guests can slow-down from the pace of life and chat with their friends or family or even with other guests. It's such a joy to watch people come together and unite like that. Thanks again for your stay and review and we look forward to taking care of you again really soon.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Pleasant Stay

5 on April 03, 2018

We only stayed one night. The B&B was perfectly located in walking distance to the main street of Colonial Williamsburg as well as W&M college. Our room was small, but we were only sleeping there so that was no issue. The only thing I would change is that is was so completely quiet at night. Next time I think we will bring a fan for some white noise.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to review our home. I'm happy your stay was enjoyable and quiet; perhaps too quiet! Even though we are right on a major street like Jamestown Road, it does get quiet at night. I've heard many people describe us as "in the country" because of our dark, star-filled skies and relative quiet. While I wouldn't go THAT far, it is a nice quiet inn to take some time away from the hustle and bustle of life. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to have you again really soon.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Wonderful stay in Williamsburg!

3.8 on March 27, 2018

My friend had her wedding at the Cedars and it was beautiful.. I stayed the night before the wedding and had a wonderful time. The staff were very helpful and kind The breakfast was amazing. The bed was very comfortable. I hope to plan another stay soon. Laura and Alex are wonderful host and made me feel at home,

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to review our home. Weddings are such a great time. Often the bride and groom are busy getting ready so there is always an opportunity to get to know them better through their friends. Frankly, I should be thanking YOU for helping to make the wedding a smashing success. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our facilities and foods and that you had a fun time. We're looking forward to seeing you again really soon. Thanks!

- Alex (Owner)


Poetry Slam at Cedars of Williamsburg B&B

4.8 on March 25, 2018

With a warm and helpful reception by Alex, we were trusted with the run of the house, and everything the staff did made us feel wonderfully at ease. Easy access to coffee, tea, water, chips and chocolate, and great WiFi. The breakfasts were amazing. The team accommodated my dietary allergies and the food was delicious. Thank you, Hailey. The location is also exceptional. We were three people in three separate rooms and enjoyed every minute together. Having lunch in the breakfast area with sandwiches from the Cheese Shop, rearranging the furniture in the sitting room at night to laugh and discuss the poetry reading by David Berlin Eye, and fastidiously returning the furniture to its proper place. The gas lit fireplaces, the gorgeous wall colors, the light from the windows, the comfy beds . . . I could go on and on. I can't wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! You guys were all such wonderful guests and it was great getting to know you, chat, and even trade a couple puns along the way! I'm happy to hear Hailey's breakfasts hit the spot every morning too. I'm very happy to hear y'all took advantage of our newly decorated parlor and felt right at home moving a few chairs for your evening (and don't worry about it!). Thanks again for your company and we hope to have all of you again really soon.

- Alex (Owner)


Poetry Slam at Cedars of Williamsburg B&B

4.8 on March 25, 2018

With a warm and helpful reception by Alex, we were trusted with the run of the house, and everything the staff did made us feel incredibly at ease. Easy access to coffee, tea, water, chips and chocolate, and great WiFi. The breakfasts were amazing. The team accommodated my dietary allergies and the food was delicious. Thank you, Hailey. The location is also exceptional. We were three people in three separate rooms and enjoyed every minute together. Having lunch in the breakfast area with sandwiches from the Cheese Shop, rearranging the furniture in the sitting room at night to laugh and discuss the poetry reading by David Berlin Eye, and fastidiously returning the furniture to its proper place. The gas lit fireplaces, the gorgeous wall colors, the light from the windows, the comfy beds . . . I could go on and on. I can't wait to return.


Quick Overnight Stay

5 on March 19, 2018

Only stayed one night but will definitely be back again! The owner was very attentative and sat and conversed with the guests on and off throughout breakfast. The breakfast was phenomenal, haven't had quiche that good in a long time! We cant wait to go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to review our B&B! So happy to hear you'll be back (hopefully for a little longer). It's always a treat to chat during breakfast or even after so I'm very grateful for your kind words. Hailey's quiche is certainly something to keep coming back for. You had our spring quiche which had arugula and a lemon-butter sauce. Glad you liked it! Thanks again and we look forward to taking care of you all again soon.

- Alex (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Dogwood

Our Dogwood Room is the first floor bed chamber of the Cottage and is peaceful and romantic. The fireplace, king size bed, day bed, mini-refrigerator, elegant decor, and private bath will make you fall in love with this room.

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

Martha Washington

This cozy first floor 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.

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

William Lee

William "Billy" Lee was the personal valet of George Washington for most of his life. William accompanied Washington regularly on surveying missions, battles, and visits to the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. Upon Washington's death, Lee was given a $30 pension, freedom to live at Mount Vernon, and was the only one of Washington's 124 slaves freed outright. Tucked into a quiet corner of the house, this charming room features a queen size, four-poster bed evoking early American atmosphere and peaceful refuge. The William Lee Room offers a bed chamber with a fabric backdrop and large bathroom with a tub and shower.

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

Patrick Henry

Lawyer and politician Patrick Henry was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765. It was that year that he proposed his Stamp Act Resolutions which some have called the "first shot fired" in the Revolutionary War. Admist your activities in this ever-changing world, allow yourself time for respite and reflection in our Patrick Henry Room. 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 seat, and a large bath addto the luxury and romance.

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

Thomas Jefferson

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.

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

Rebecca Rolfe Room

Rebecca Rolfe - known as a girl by the nickname Pocahontas - was the favorite daughter of Wahunsenacawh (known to the English as Chief Powhatan). Her name was changed upon her conversion to Christianity and her marriage to planter John Rolfe helped bring peace on the Peninsula for many years. Her namesake room emphasizes this peaceful setting with floor to ceiling floral draperies and the fishnet-canopied, four-poster queen size bed. This lovely room provides a glimpse of 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.

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

Juniper

Our Juniper Room is open, airy, and secluded. The corner fireplace, queen size bed, angled dormers and small library with sitting area invite relaxation and escape.

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

King William

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.

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

George Washington

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.

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

William & Mary Rooms

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

John Rolfe

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.

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

Cottage

Perfect for a gathering of friends or family, the Cedars Cottage is ideal for couples traveling together or families with children. Both Cottage rooms (Juniper and Dogwood) are for socializing, comfort and closeness during the day while offering quiet privacy at night. The Dogwood (downstairs) has a large king size bed and daybed. The Juniper (upstairs) has a queen, sitting area and library. Both with fireplaces & coffee pot. The cottage offers two cozy, separate rooms in one. Each with their own bath. bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Queen Mary

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Small town, Wine country

Airport

Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 18 miles

Area Attractions

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, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Game room, Free off-street parking, Massages & Spa treatments, Sitting rooms with fireplace, Library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM -8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Prefer two days for weekend.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 2 night / 50%
  • Cancellations: Full refund outside 30 days minus $25 admin fee. Inside of 30 days, we issue a gift certificate good for one year and is transferable.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Alex and Laura Vlk

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Alex loves history and Laura loves event planning. They both love living in Williamsburg!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Carmelized French Toast
Raisin french toast on a bed of carmel, served with warm Virginia maple syrup. Our guests favorite.


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