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

Beautiful B&B, but alittle skimpy on the food.

3.6 on January 04, 2017

This B&B was beautiful, nice "homey" feel. Housekeeping was super nice, and everything looked and smelled so clean! The only drawback was the breakfast. It was tasty, but there wasn't much offered.


We loved this B & B.

4.4 on January 03, 2017

We stayed in the Lincoln Room. We enjoyed it...just know that it's an old structure so the heating system and bathroom layout reflect the limitations of the old building.


A Williamsburg Treasure

4.2 on December 09, 2016

We had a wonderful stay. The rooms were cozy and well-appointed, the food was delicious, and the owner was a gracious host.


Lovely Hosts, Perfect Location

4.2 on December 09, 2016

The Cedars is located directly across from William and Mary and an easy walk to the historic area of Williamsburg. We only used our car for a side trip to Jamestown. The owners are a young couple who recently acquired the property. They are enthusiastic and working hard to make staying at their property a unique experience. While we were there, they tried several new, delicious recipes for breakfast. Our room was large with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was smallish, but this is an older building and to be expected. Everyone was friendly and accommodating.


Colonial Experience with 21st Century Service

5 on December 07, 2016

A lovely history-filled house. About an 8 minute walk to Colonial Williamsburg, which makes a perfect location. Divine Breakfasts that were prepared for the taste buds to tingle. Alex and Laura (Innkeepers) are new to their position, but already obtaining raves in their talents.


Lovely B & B

5 on November 29, 2016

We stayed here only one night but it was wonderful. We are new parents to a 7 week old baby girl and needed a nice, quiet night to ourselves. We received a warm welcome from Alex who was very nice. He explained that him & his wife are the new owners & are planning on updating the place. We noticed that some things did need to be updated however; we hope that they will keep the colonial charm/theme going. We stayed in the Martha Washington room. It's the smallest room in this B & B but it was very cozy. We would love to stay here again sometime in the future. The area is beautiful and there is so much to do & see all with in walking distance or a short drive.


Wonderful

5 on November 21, 2016

This place was absolutely amazing. My husband and myself could not have asked for a better room or better staff. I highly recommend them as a little weekend getaway spot.


Homey haven in Williamsburg

4.6 on November 09, 2016

The amenities at the Cedars were carefully thought out, and the personal and attentive service provided by the proprietors was fantastic. Breakfast was phenomenal!


Wonderful stay

4.0 on October 31, 2016

Such a nice quaint B&B. My wife and I had a great time with our stay here and our visit to Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg.


Lovely Place

3.4 on October 12, 2016

We have stayed in many B & B's. This one is a period piece that is in excellent condition. Our room also had a small sitting area next to the main bedroom. The owners have only had The Cedars for less than two months but are trying very hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We would stay again. It is walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg and Alex the owner, a History teacher can share his knowledge gladly.


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Rooms & Rates

Peyton Randolph

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lord Botetourt

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 , 1 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
  • 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 (Lord Botetourt & Peyton Randolph) are 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 & 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
  • 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

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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