Newport House B&B

710 S Henry Street , Williamsburg, VA 23185-4113 USA (Show map)


NEWPORT HOUSE is Williamsburg's most historically authentic place to stay. It was built to museum standards in 1988 from the design of a 1756 plantation mansion(now lost), and is furnished totally in the period. Each air conditioned room can sleep 3 people in extra-long queen and twin canopied beds, with private bathrooms, and video players with extensive collection of 18th-century films. Full breakfasts often include colonial recipes. Located only 500 yards from Historic Area. Colonial dancing in our Ballroom every Tuesday evening year round - beginners welcomed.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great Stay at Newport House

5 on July 21, 2016

Newport House was a great place to stay. It's a short walk to everything you want to see. Also close to several restraints and a shopping area. John and Cathy are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was great and John was very entertaining at breakfast with all the history of Williamsburg.and beyond. We were able to watch the dancers on Tuesday night and it was great to watch dances from the 1700's. I would highly recommend this wonderful bed and breakfast.

We Highly Recommend Newport House!

4.8 on April 29, 2013

We stayed at Newport House for three nights in early April and had a lovely time. The rooms were very comfortable and John and Cathy truly made us feel at home. The whole house is beautifully appointed and the gardens are a lovely place to spend a morning. The dining room is gorgeous, down to the china which serves John's exquisite breakfast...some nights, I dream about those pancakes!

Wonderful stay at Newport House

4.8 on February 09, 2013

Newport House is a gem. The innkeepers are incredibly kind and welcoming. John is full of stories interesting for the history buff and Cathy is an impressive gardener and a lot of fun. The rooms are outfitted with antiques and reproductions in beautiful condition. The bedding is beyond top notch and the beds are comfortable. A collection of movies appropriate to a historical vacation are available. As an example, one breakfast consisted of perfect fruit followed by waffles and an assortment of syrups. The inn bunny, Josephine Bunnyparts, has breakfast with you if you are animal friendly and so inclined. She's ridiculously adorable. It's a quick walk to the Merchant Square end of CW, but you will have to drive to the restaurants. We're a gay couple and we didn't feel even slightly unwelcome- I don't think the Millars would make anyone feel unwelcome.

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Location Type

City, Small town

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Nature area, River, Ruins

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Canoeing, Golfing, Colonial dancing, Tennis, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00-5:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends and holidays 2 nights
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card #
  • Cancellations: We do not take credit cards for payment, but we do take them to hold a room. If cancellation for other than serious reason occurs closer than fourteen days before date booked, payment for room is due, unless we can re-sell it.
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John and Cathy Millar

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

John is author/historian, former museum director & captain of historic full-rigged ship. Cathy is a registered Nurse, gardener, seamstress of 18th-Century clothing.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room

Signature Dish

Colonial Jonny Cakes
Cornmeal & rum pancakes from Colonial New England.

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