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.



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

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)

Love this place

5 on March 08, 2018

I loved everything about my stay here. The room was amazing and the staff were excellent and responsive.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home! We always want to do our best for all of our guests, whether they be seasoned veterans of Bed and Breakfast travel or people testing the waters. I'm happy to see we made a good impression on you during our visit. When you come back, please let us know if there are any ways we can make your stay even more enjoyable no matter how mundane. Thanks again!

- Alex (innkeeper)

Perfect Hosts

4.6 on February 08, 2018

Our stay at the Cedars of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast was very enjoyable. Breakfasts were quite impressive and delicious from their Chef Hailey. Alex and Laura are perfect hosts doing everything you make their guests comfortable. They are a perfect fit for the house and the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review! I'm happy that y'all enjoyed your time with us. We do our best to make our guests feel comfortable and happy and we're happy you enjoyed your time. I'm also happy to see that Hailey did a great job starting your morning on the right foot. Thanks again for the review and we hope we can see y'all again!

- Alex (innkeeper)

An amazing Christmas getaway!

5 on December 29, 2017

One of, if not the, best B&Bs in Williamsburg! Everyone from the owners to the cook and cleaning crew were friendly and welcoming. The room was peaceful and relaxing. The breakfast was excellent with no rush or hard schedule. I definitely will be returning !

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our home! Christmas is such a great time to visit our peninsula and the Cedars as it's decked out in Christmas cheer and decorations. I'm happy you were able to find peace and relaxation at our home during an often busy and stressful time. Giving people a time to have repose always puts a smile on our faces as we know we succeeded. Thanks again for your kind words.

- Alex (innkeeper)

Everything wonderful and local history to boot!

5 on December 28, 2017

I attended a workshop at the college and my husband joined me for the trip. My husband loves to learn about US history and local history (anywhere we travel), so having Alex there for breakfast every morning with his deep history knowledge was a bonus to the lively banter and overall good cheer of the healthy and hearty breakfasts. The cook happily accommodated my food limitations whenever mentioned and created delicious fare. The location is perfect for exploring Williamsburg and taking in special art exhibits, etc. at the college. There is also a lovely sitting room for taking in a bit of reading or getting to know other guests over tea in the evenings. This is a gem of a B&B.

Innkeeper Response
What a kind and thoughtful (not to mention well-written) review! It is always a pleasure to help guests eke out just a few drops more of the history of our town and I'm happy to serve in that way. History is such a living and exciting topic and it's a real treat to talk to guests who share the same passion for the past. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast room atmosphere. Having 5 individual tables in one room allows a good mix for those who wish to have a more private breakfast with those who want to have a talkative one. Thanks for making the guest experience at the Cedars better for others (sitting and sipping tea in our parlor). I feel great guests just keep joining us and I'm happy to see y'all join that number. Have a happy 2018 and we'll see y'all again real soon.

- Alex Vlk (innkeeper)

Wonderful Williamsburg experience

4.4 on December 09, 2017

Warm and welcoming experience at The Cedars! Truly enjoyed our staff with lovely staff, charming room and public areas, and yummy breakfast. Highly recommend.

Celebrating the Christmas Spirit

4.6 on December 08, 2017

Williamsburg at Christmas starts our family’s season !!! Staying at the Cedars B&B is the perfect location since it is within walking distance to the historic area. The new owners are delightful. Alex was a very gracious host. He moved our car for us so we didn’t have to come back early from the historic area and made sure I had steps in my room so I could get in the bed with out me asking for them,Breakfast was very good and we enjoyed talking to Alex. We have chosen the Cedars numerous times when in Williamsburg, this time we enjoyed it the most. Thanks you !!!

Great history and memories in Williamsburg, VA

4.6 on November 29, 2017

This was a great experience for us and our granddaughter who stayed in a separate room. It was her high school senior trip with the grandparents, and Williamsburg is where she wanted to go. None of us were disappointed. It started with the hospitality of the owners, to the outstanding prepared breakfasts (including accomodating my wife's food allergies), to the service and Dee Dee spoiling us. The location was good in that we could park at the Bed & Breakfast and walk to Colonial Williamsburg. Our compliments and thanks to Cedars Inn of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast for the memories with our granddaughter.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes all of us here very happy when we see satisfied (and spoiled!) guests. It is always our goal to have you leaving happy with your stay both in the town we call home and in our home. It's always great to be called hospitable and I'm happy to see you loved our breakfasts. Hailey works hard to prepare meals for our special-dieted guests so that the guest knows they are on the forefront of our menu, and not an afterthought. From all of us: thanks and we hope to see y'all again really soon.

- Alex (Owner)

Friendly and clean

5 on November 11, 2017

We love staying here. The breakfast is fabulous the staff is wonderful and we will be back again

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We love when our "family" (consistent guests) comes back in town. The love I've seen and received from guests is something I never saw coming as a new owner but it's certainly the most rewarding part of the journey. Thanks for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon.

- Alex (innkeeper)

Location, Amenities, Balance of Privacy and Hospitality

4.6 on November 05, 2017

Excellent central location for College of William and Mary as well as Colonial Williamsburg. Meticulous housekeeping. Fine amenities and personal grooming products. Great balance between respect for privacy and friendly hospitality. Would highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. I'm happy we were able to have the location and friendliness that you were looking for. At breakfast time especially, I try to allow guests who are clearly quiet to have their mornings sipping their coffee and reading the paper. As you saw, our breakfast room is not one large table but five smaller tables. I feel this strikes a good balance for people who wish to commiserate to have their freedom and those who like things quiet to have their privacy. Thanks for the stay and we hope to see you again.

- Alex (innkeeper)

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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
  • 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

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
  • 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


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


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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  • 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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Alex and Laura Vlk

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About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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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