When we travel we always stay at B&Bs and I would rate Williamsburg Sampler one of the best! Ike is a most gracious and charming host. It is evident he enjoys people and loves his home. The staff of Laurie and Karen were most warm and friendly and presented a fantastic breakfast which carried us through until dinner each day. The B&B is a short walk from the historic district. Ike and the staff were always available to answer questions and provide interesting conversation. We left Williamsburg with warm and happy memories of our stay.
I walked through the rooms in the house, while Dee Dee, the incredibly vivacious and warm housekeeper was cleaning. They are marvelous. The bottom room in the cottage is also very nice. We got the least attractive room, top of the cottage room, which had some small issues that Alex is addressing. Alex is witty and charming. He will keep you entertained during breakfast, if you choose to engage him. Otherwise sensitive to know you are enjoying a meditative morning and give you space. The other thing Alex is is flexible. So if you have any out of the box requests, He'll entertain them.
Lovely B&B. Easy walking distance to the historic district. We visited several days during a July heat wave. The house was kept nice and cool. The convenient location allowed our family to walk back and take a break during the heat of the afternoon before heading back out for the evening. Tom and Sue are lovely people. Very friendly to talk with. Helpful but not intrusive. Tom makes a great hearty breakfast to get your day started. Highly recommend. We plan to return. Thank you Tom and Sue!!
This is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Williamsburg. The owners are friendly, the breakfast is gourmet yummy and the Inn Keeper goes above and beyond to assure a pleasant stay.
I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my fiance. I made an online reservation & choose to add a cheese plate upon arrival for our room. We arrived at the Inn around 4:00 & were greeted as we got out of our car. Our bags were brought up to our room & after we checked in we got a tour. Our room was very welcoming. Nice linens, a mini fridge, coffee machine coffee cups & bottled water. Our fruit & cheese board was great, 2 types of crackers, 3 kinds of cheeses, grapes & strawberries & goat cheese stuffed figs. I highly suggest adding it when you make your reservation to hold you over for dinner at one of Mathews many restaurants. We went to The White Dog Bistro as did 2 other couples that were staying at the Inn. We swam in the wonderful pool that is available with pool towels provided. While David was getting a massage in Mathews, I read a book I picked out from their library under one of the many pin oaks that are on the property. While I was reading another couple staying at the Inn were fishing off the dock-fishing gear provided by the Inn-were having a good time & catching fish after fish. There is also boccie ball, croquet & horseshoes to pass the time as well as a canoe & bikes. There is a fire pit that is stocked with wood & ready to light as well as long marshmallow sticks & all you need for smores! Now to my favorite part the breakfasts!!! Yummy! Greg & Lori are amazing-they use veggies from their garden, crab from their creek, local coffee, & local fruit when available. Both days everyone was going up for seconds! We also got to witness an early morning wedding, & meet some wonderful people. Well all I can say is I can't wait until our next visit! Thank you for great memories!
This was my first time staying at a B & B and it was very nice. We felt comfortable the entire time. Tom and Sue are very welcoming and The breakfast was amazing. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much.
Such a special place. I received a warm welcome from the owners and staff. And then had such a great time kayaking in the creek and river, dipping in the salt water pool, biking to the beach, exploring the nearby town, and luxuriating in my lovely room. Highly recommended!
This was our third time staying at the Aldrich House and I would not hesitate to stay there again. I would recommend anyone going to the Williamsburg area to stay here. The rooms were extremely clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were filling and delicious. The hosts were simply great--very friendly and accomodating. The parlor was a great gathering place as well as the deck.
The Williamsburg Sampler is a wonderful B&B! The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The rooms are beautifully decorated with a wood collection of colonial antiques. The breakfast was AMAZING (6 stars)! We highly recommend this B&B - you will not be disappointed.
It was our second trip to The Inn at Tabbs Creek. The meals are from Greg,a master chef from France, or so it seems, with different items from the garden, occasional crab entrees, etc.etc.etc. The pool for free; kayacs, canoeing, paddle boarding, extra cost but minimal; bikes for free, the fire pit with smorg ingrediants supplied; the fire ready to go--just push the fire starter; Captain Trey and his boat tour, $39 per person---with a couple of free oysters fresh from his oyster farm, if you wish. A very pleasant and wonderful stay. Thank you Lori and Greg. We also enjoyed the glass of wine and the conversation.
My wife and I shared our 46th wedding anniversary at the Hornsby House Inn in Yorktown, Virginia and what a pleasure it was. We stayed in the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, private bath and fireplace. Our hosts David and Phil Bowditch treated us to both a wine and cheese late afternoon get together as well as a full breakfast of homemade family treats. We felt quite at home and wished that we chould have shared this experience with our friends.
I used to walk by the Williamsburg Manor when I was a student at the College and when I went back for a classmate's wedding I finally had a chance to stay there. It exceeed my expectations in every way. It was the cleanest of all the hotels and b&bs I have ever seen and the most welcoming. Each employee introduced herself and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. They even mailed us a shirt that we accidentally left behind. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy, tea, coffee, and snacks are available (and an honor bar with beer and wine) around the clock, and there is enough space to sit alone or with some of the other guests. The decor is inspired by the colonial surroundings but not fussy or stuffy. I loved the little touches like the jar of toy soldiers with the invitation to take one home as a reminder to pray for the men and women serving in our armed forces, and the upstairs piggy banks that allow you to donate loose change to local charities. Breakfast was as delicious as previous reviews had promised and the eggs from the chickens in the back garden were a definite highlight, especially the first morning when we got to enjoy them with tomatoes and basil that were also grown there! I loved staying here and can't wait to return.
This is the only inn that is in the downtown area and not owned by the Foundation. You're literally above shops and amazing restaurants, mere steps from the historic district and all it has to offer as well as across the street from William & Mary. The housekeeper, Rhonda, is a gem and the owners are so nice and approachable. You can't beat the fresh baked cookies and lemonade at the end of a day of sight seeing either.
We stayed at the Cedars for our wedding night! They allowed a family member to check in for us since we couldn't make the check in time due to it being our wedding day. They were extremely friendly and worked with us and our schedule. The room was very clean and homey. The breakfast was exceptional and the house was amazing. We definitely plan to come back and enjoy a full weekend at the Cedars.
What a beautiful bread and breakfast! The rooms are amazing, beautiful and clean. The breakfast was absolutely delicious featuring red ripe tomatoes from their garden, delicious quiche, lemon blueberry pancakes with hot blueberry sauce, etc.. The views and relaxation was unending! The pool was so refreshing! The inn keepers were so lovely and made our stay wonderful! No wonder all the reviews were amazing!Can't wait to come back!
This spacious house, with four-poster beds and loads of artwork, is a short drive or bike ride to the Colonial Village and the William & Mary campus. Ike is a gracious host, and Laurie serves a bounteous breakfast, one of the best you'll find. They are very helpful to guests and make you feel at home.
We wanted a leisurely stay to immerse ourselves in the history of the region.Tom and Sue helped us to step back in time before exploring colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Their home is tastefully decorated with period pieces and pictures.The breakfasts were awesome and Tom was very knowledgeable about local history and helpful in suggesting possible places to visit. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very inviting. We would highly recommend their bed and breakfast to anyone travelling in the area. We will be back! John & Hye-Seung Byler
This is our second time staying at the Cedars but the first time since it had changed ownership. We were so pleased with all the changes that had been made. The Inn is still gorgeous as ever, but even more relaxing and appealing than it was. It's a short 10 minute walk to Merchant's Square and historic Colonial Williamsburg. The innkeeper was very accommodating and for history buffs like us, fascinating to talk to. It's well worth the visit and we will be staying again.
This was such a great place to stay. Walking distance to the historic area, College of W & M, and so much more. We just got back on Monday and I am already recommending it to everyone I come across. Thank you for an enjoyable weekend.