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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

50th Ann. Celebration with family- Everything was amazing detail, clean and the food was so good.

5 on August 20, 2018

Rooms were very clean, and inviting down to each detail. Food was amazing in look and flavor. The friendship expressed is beyond expectations from owner, staff and guest. "I felt like HOME"

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! I'm so happy your golden anniversary was a golden experience while you stayed with us. We like to say friends meet at the Cedars and it's our goal to keep conversations professional, but warm and inviting. Thanks again for your kind review and congrats again on 50 years!

- Alex (Owner)


A first weekend away

5 on August 15, 2018

I booked Cedars of Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast as a surprise first night away since having children 4.5 year ago. I had heard great reviews from friends and it held the bar high! We were greeted warmly, shown around and given keys. It was quite and close to town. The breakfast was DELICIOUS!!! I want the oatmeal recipe!! Again we were served with kindness and joy! We will most definitely be going back and I recommend it to everyone l!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our home. My wife and I have three children and we 100% empathize (maybe with a tinge of jealousy, haha) with our guests having a getaway. I'm happy we were able to take your mind off your responsibilities for a little while as you enjoyed our home. Thanks for being apart of our lives. As far as oatmeal recipes, just email me! Thanks again.

- Alex (Owner)


Charming and comfortable stay

3.6 on August 03, 2018

We had the pleasure of staying at Cedars of Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast during a two night stay while visiting Williamsburg. The inn was charming and the host Alex was very gracious. The breakfast each morning was outstanding. While the inn was comfortable and decorated in period furnishings, it was a bit tired looking in some areas. Alex is the newest owner and with his energy and time, I am sure it will surpass it's previous reputation of excellence. It was a great stop over during our road trip and we would stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and your breakfasts each morning. We work hard to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. You mentioned the "tired" state of some aspects of the house and you are certainly correct. There are certainly portions of the rooms that need to still be addressed fully. It's a process we have begun and great guests like you are part of bringing that vision to life. Everyday we get closer and we hope and trust that what we sow we will reap. Thank you very much again.

- Alex (Owner)


George Washington Room

4.0 on August 01, 2018

We love the Cedars! This was our second stay there. The first was 13 years ago. The Cedars is conveniently located to Colonial Williamsburg and William and Mary and offers the experience of staying in a historic home. The front sitting room has recently been updated and is very quiet and relaxing. The owner ensured our needs were met (provided bike storage, a delicious breakfast, etc.). We did notice that some general maintenance and upkeep was required in our room (cracks in bathroom ceiling and shower, rust on shelves in bathroom, tears in curtains) but this did not detract from our experience. We will be back again. Thanks!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to review our home. We love you too! :-) I'm glad we could make you feel at home and even watch over your bikes while y'all were here. We really try to do our best in giving guests our all when they are here. I'm really happy you enjoyed our (nearly complete) update on the parlor. We trust it was a more relaxing and calming room while still allowing an opportunity for good conversation. In that vein, I completely understand some of the lesser qualities of some of the rooms and I do apologize. Thank you for your patience as we gradually (but surely!) overhaul our rooms to bring them all to a perfect level for all our guests. Despite a loose tile here and there, the rooms are fully capable of delivering to our guests a comfortable stay. In many ways, you are joining us on our journey of creating the best B&B possible and we thank you.

- Alex (Owner)


great time, very relaxed...wonderful host

5 on July 30, 2018

Alex was very accommodating, thoughtful and helpful in seeing to it that we had a wonderful stay in Williamsburg. Relaxed setting, great for a romantic couples weekend get-away (families too). Situated within a short walking distance to the town square.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our home! I'm sorry that it took me so long to get back to your review but better late than never! I'm happy to hear you found our house relaxing for your getaway. It's always my (and my staffs') goal to be as friendly and accommodating as possible for all our guests' desires. From special diets at breakfast, to wine in the room, to even dropping people off at the train station, we are committed to going that extra mile for you. Thanks again for your review and I hope we can serve you again.

- Alex (Owner)


Flight was too early for breakfast

3.8 on July 16, 2018

I loved my first night of my honeymoon. However, I did not get to have breakfast because I left a few minutes before they began serving to ensure my husband and I arrived at the airport with enough time to check in and go thru security.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our home. I am sorry that you missed breakfast. When your folks came in to pick you up, we had no idea you had a plane to catch. We always want guests to know that - if they let us know ahead of time - we can fix them something earlier (I've given people breakfast as early as 6) or even breakfasts to go. As long as we know, we can help. Thank you again for staying with us and - if you'd like - I would love for y'all to stop by and have breakfast on us. Just shoot me an email if you're interested. Thanks

- Alex (Owner)


A wonderful Williamsburg weekend

4.6 on July 13, 2018

The perfect romantic B&B within walking distance of historic Williamsburg. We stayed in the Patrick Henry room on the third floor for two nights and it was perfect for the two of us. The breakfasts were amazing and provided a great start to the day. The inn keeper, Alex, was a fun host full energy and breakfast conversations. We will defiantly be returning for any future trips to the area! Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review (and please forgive the tardiness of my response!). Romantic getaways seem to be what the Cedars was made for! I'm happy our Patrick Henry Room with its larger space and privacy were able to meet your expectations. And thank you for your kind personal compliments. I love talking to our guests at breakfast. It's cliche, but it's honestly the best part of my job! Thanks again

- Alex (Owner)


Quaint B&B

5 on July 12, 2018

Great location. Alex and staff were friendly and very helpful. Also, we enjoyed our breakfast and talking to other guests. Loved the atmosphere and the cleanliness of the home.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind review! I'm sorry this response was so late but I'm glad I finally got to it. I'm happy you loved the atmosphere here. It truly is my desire that people meeting here for the first time as they chat and relax in our parlor or breakfast room will become true friends. To have a place that is comfortable and friendly helps in that endeavor. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you again.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Amazing B&B that was close to everthing!

5 on July 08, 2018

My kids and I had the pleasure of staying at the Cedars B&B this past week for 3 nights. Alex, the owner, was so friendly and helpful and he really helped make our stay an amazing experience. The breakfast they served was fantastic. It wasn't just juice and rolls it was a full, hot breakfast. Each morning I couldn't wait to see what we were having for breakfast. If we go back to Williamsburg we will definitely stay here again!

Innkeeper Response
Please do come back to Williamsburg! 3 days at one time of year can be a totally different one at another time. After Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree and we turn into a Dickensian respite while you journey through all the Peninsula has to offer. I'm so happy to hear we could make your stay part of your memory as you and your family were here. I fear too many B&Bs cater to only couples but that's to miss out on the energy that children can bring to a business. Thankfully, our old plaster walls keep things relatively quiet as well. I also think children can have a whole new outlook on life when they stay in a home away from home and experience the morning and evening in a different way. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to seeing y'all again.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Terrific Stay at the Cedars

4.8 on July 07, 2018

My husband and I stayed in the Patrick Henry room and loved it. It was decorated so well with wonderful fabrics, furniture and extra touches. Alex was a great host and the breakfasts were delicious. They accommodated my gluten free and dairy free needs which was appreciated greatly.We highly recommend the Cedars.

Innkeeper Response
First: I apologize for the tardiness of my response to your review. You took the time to say something about us and I owe you the time to respond. Second: Thank you! I'm happy our home was able to make you happy. The Patrick Henry Room is up on our 3rd floor but it's worth the trip for a little more privacy and space. And of course, making breakfasts you can actually enjoy is paramount to a good inn. Happy you enjoyed them. Thanks again for your review and we hope to take care of you again very soon.

- Alex (Owner)


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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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