Archive for the ‘Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast’ Category

Busch Gardens for All Ages

March 16th, 2011 by debbiekeane

Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Va

Explore six countries full of European themed rides, shows and eateries.  Theme Parks Magazine’s fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards have chosen Busch Gardens as a clear winner; placing in nine of 17 categories. Busch Gardens was voted most beautiful park. The European-themed park also had three of the top 10 steel roller coasters, with Griffon placing second in the favorite “New for 2007″ category. Other notable placements include best food, best live entertainment, cleanest park, best seasonal event, best water ride and best themed ride or attraction.

For the 20th consecutive year, the European-themed park has been voted the “Most Beautiful Park” by members of the National Amusement Park Historical Association. The combination of European-themed architecture, lush landscaping and elaborate costumes contributes to the beauty and charm of the park.

Additionally, Busch Gardens has ranked highly in Amusement Today’s international “Golden Ticket Awards” survey in the “Best Landscaping – Amusement Park” category. Busch Gardens has won the award every year since 1998 when the category was established.

With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, entertaining shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, Busch Gardens is the ticket to world-class adventure.

Busch Gardens is adding new thrills in 2011. With the addition of a new  thrill ride, Mäch Tower℠, the rejuvenation of an iconic village and the return of exciting events, 2011 will bring a year of thrills at the Williamsburg theme park. Mäch Tower, opening late spring, will lift riders nearly 240 feet above Oktoberfest and drop them at breathtaking speeds. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Busch Gardens’ Oktoberfest village is getting a fresh new look complete with restaurants, games and performance areas. Summer, fall and winter are packed full of excitement with the return of IllumiNights:  A Busch Gardens Encore, the 13th anniversary of Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town:  A Busch Gardens Celebration, the holiday spectacular that transforms the European-themed park into a winter wonderland.

Located about 5 miles from the Inn, you can easily drive to Busch Gardens and spend the day. Combination tickets are available to Colonial Williamsburg as well as Busch Gardens.

Click here to book your reservation now and ask about Busch Gardens ticket options.

Breakfast at the Inn

March 6th, 2011 by debbiekeane

The Bed and Breakfast experience is one that has many preconceived notions. We try to break those misgivings and show you that once you stay at a Bed and Breakast, you may never go back to a hotel.  We are set up like a small boutique hotel. You as our guest, come and go as you please, you have your own room, your own bathroom and your own key. You do not have to see the innkeepers for any reason but know that we are there to assist you if you need us.  We have common areas for you to enjoy with other guests such as the Diplomatic Reception Room and the JFK Library. Breakfast is served every morning at the same time for all of our guests. You can choose to sit together with other guests in the Reagan Dining Room or at a table for 2 in the JFK Library. No matter where you sit, you are served the same entree. Every morning that you stay at our Inn, you are served a beginner and an entree. This also includes unlimited Orange Juice and Coffee or Hot Tea.  The entree rotates daily and can include such entrees as

omelets, Belgium Waffles with bacon, Stuffed French Toast drizzled in Blueberry Sauce or Eggs Benedict. We can accommodate special diets with advance notice.  Many of our guests are first time Bed and Breakfast visitors and really appreciate the interaction with other guests as they can get a “birds eye view” of the area from them. From young couples in their 20′s to our seniors in their 80′s, we promise that our breakfast experience will be one of the highlights of your day in Williamsburg.

Jamestown’s Military Through the Ages!

February 23rd, 2011 by debbiekeane

Jamestown Settlement, Military Through the Ages.

Jamestown Settlement's Military Through the Ages

 One of our favorite early spring events in the area is “Military through the Ages!”

 This weekend long program is presented at the Jamestown Settlement, just over 4 miles right down the street from A Williamsburg White House Inn. Enjoy hundreds of re-enactors depicting soldiers from the 8th century to modern times. This event will take place from March 19-20, 2011.  During this weekend, you can experience the past and present in a unique display of Miltary History as re-enactors show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved thoughout the centuries, as well as field communication and medical treatment. The event also showcases a variety of military vehicles and equipment.

Visitors are encouraged to interact with re-enactors to learn how soldiers attired and armed themselves, as well as how they were fed and housed in times of war.
Thirty five groups based in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina will portray soldiers and military encounters from the medieval and Viking periods, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812 and American Civil War. Re-enactors representing World Wars I and II, Vietnam War and the Soviet War in Afghanistan will take visitors through the 20thcentury, with the Virginia Army National Guard representing the present

For more information visit Jamestown Settlement

Spring Getaways in Williamsburg

February 12th, 2011 by debbiekeane

Spring flowers in Williamsburg

One of my favorite times of the year. The flowers and trees in bloom, the grass is green, the skies are blue and the humidity is low. Williamsburg is beautiful in the spring. Enjoy full programming in Colonial Williamsburg, take the shuttle to Jamestown or Yorktown and leave your car in the driveway. Stroll through the farmers market down the street on Saturday mornings and then jump on a carriage ride down Duke of Gloucester street in the afternoon sun. Enjoy shopping in Merchant Square and sit outside the Cheese Shop with a glass of wine and a sampling of cheese. Restaurants abound as you choose from “our own Emeril” at A Chefs Kitchen to  Fine dining at the Fat Canary. If you prefer a French Bistro for some “comfort food”, then try the Blue Talon, but if you want to hear a little jazz, head to the Trellis restaurant for dinner and music. Back at the Inn, we will have your room waiting for you, some warm tasty snacks along with wine , port and sherry in the late afternoon. In the morning, wake to a delicious breakfast, steaming hot coffee and great conversation. Click here for our spring special where you will enjoy tickets and $50 gift card to spend as you wish in Colonial Williamsburg.

Presidents Weekend Getaway in Williamsburg, VA!

February 8th, 2011 by debbiekeane

Happy Presidents Day!

Treat yourself and stay in one of our favorite Presidential Suites on this holiday weekend. Try the Lincoln Suite with it’s “his” and “hers” bathrooms, or the Teddy Roosevelt Suite with a Queen Size railroad berth replica Bed , or maybe your prefer WWII/Hollywood decor in the FDR Bed Chambers. Which ever your favorite, we are sure you will be pleased with our choice of accommodations here in Williamsburg, Virginia. A Full Breakfast is complimentary and is served in the Reagan Dining Room or the JFK Library. Enjoy afternoon wines and snacks in the Diplomatic Reception Room. Sit in the JFK Library and enjoy a good book in front of a roaring fire as you relax and unwind. What better Presidential Treament can be found on this special weekend? Come and celebrate their birthdays and be a President for the Day! Click here to view our rooms.

Historic Jamestown Settlement

January 24th, 2011 by debbiekeane

Jamestown Settlement

Located right down the street, just a short 4 mile drive, you will find Jamestown Settlement. This wonderful historic settlement portrays the story  of over 400 years ago.

A Group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia’s James River.  These men were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders had planned to make a profit from the resources of the New World. These men suffered horrible hardships but managed to survive and earn the distinction of being America’s first permanent English Colony.

Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story is told. You will enjoy a stroll through the Powhatan Indian village where you can interact with the Indians, skin the hides and enter their homes. Walk down the path and board the replica of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and then enjoy life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort. Costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century.  A exquisite museum offers expansive gallery exhibits.

After touring the Settlement you can enjoy lunch at their cafe and stop in the gift shop for some souveniers to take home.

Jamestown is open daily except for Christmas and New Years Day.

Martin Luther King Getaway Weekend

January 11th, 2011 by debbiekeane

Martin Luther King Weekend

In a few days it will be the first holiday weekend of 2011. What a better way to spend that weekend than with  a little bit of history, a little bit of romance, and a beautiful place to stay. Colonial Williamsburg is open year round and offers discounted tickets in the winter. Fine Restaurants in Merchant Square are open and reservations are available. Enjoy some post holidays shopping at the Premium Outlets or Merchant Square. Stay with us at A Williamsburg White House and enjoy a beautiful room, great down comforters, a wood burning fireplace in the common areas along with afternoon wine and baked goods. A Full Breakfast in the morning to complete your stay is offered in the JFK Library or the Reagan Dining Room. Walk down the Street to enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll the historic area, you never know who you may meet, Thomas Jefferson perhaps? Need more history? Turn left out the driveway and right down the street you will find the Jamestown Settlement, complete with Indian Village, ships to explore, the fort and an outstanding museum. For more information, go to www.awilliamsburgwhitehouse.com

New Years in Williamsburg, Va.

December 30th, 2010 by debbiekeane

Williamsburg Celebrates 2011

Snuggled under a down comforter, sitting in front of a wood burning fireplace in the Diplomatic Reception room, sipping a port, snacking on a baked good or enjoying a good book in the JFK Library. Walking down the street to enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride in Colonial Williamsburg or enjoying dinner at a Colonial Tavern or a fine dining restaurant in Merchant Square, you can be guaranteed some wonderful memories of your 2011 New Years in Williamsburg. Enjoy a comfortable evening in your suite, followed by a delicious breakfast in the Reagan Dining room or at a table for two in front of a roaring fireplace in the JFK Library. After a wonderful day in Colonial Williamsburg you can choose between a quiet romantic dinner at the Trellis restaurant or a Colonial Tavern. Enjoy “First Night” in Williamsburg with over 40 events going on around the city. Shuttle Bus transportation means you can leave your car at the Inn and let someone else do the driving. Head over to Zable Stadium at the College of William and Mary or just walk back to A Williamsburg White House where you can watch the midnight fireworks from the window in the front of the Inn.  We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! 

Christmas Snow in Williamsburg!

December 27th, 2010 by debbiekeane

Christmas Snow in Williamsburg

Operating our Inn for our 10th year, we have never had the White Christmas like we experienced this year. Christmas day gave us the beginnings of a snow storm to match only one other.over 60 years ago. Measuring snow on our backyard furniture, it totalled over 12 inches and still falling.  Snow in Williamsburg is a real treat as it never seems to stay for very long. A small dusting of snow usually falls in the middle of January and by mid afternoon, the sun comes out and the snow is melted. This year we have been fortunate to experience over a foot of snow. A Family from California arrived prior to Christmas and are still with us due to flight delays. The young adults in the party had the opportunity to make a snow man right in the front yard. Even though they were not equipped to deal with the snow, that did not stop them and out they went snow man building. On Sunday, Colonial Williamsburg shut down due to the overwhelming amount of snow and all the restaurants closed as well. With a house full of guests, with nowhere to eat, we just cooked up a pot of beef stew with dumplings and had a family style dinner on Sunday night in the Reagan Dining Room. As the Wood burning fireplace was crackling, and the candles were burning on the dining room table, all of our guests enjoyed a bowl of hot stew, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a bottle of wine and port. Great Friendships were made as well as memories to last a lifetime!

Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Reviews

December 18th, 2010 by debbiekeane

Traveling to an area you have never visited is made easier today by the online review sites that are available to all internet users. There are a few sites online such as www.Yelp.com, www.bedandbreakfast.com and of course the most frequented site according to our guests is www.tripadvisor.com. This site allows guests who have stayed with us to post reviews about their stay. We actually encourage our guests to go home and write a review. What is better than reading about someone’s actual experience in regards to the positives and negatives that they experienced. We currently have over 255 reviews and are a 5 star rated B&B according to our guests. Many of our guests comment on our delicious breakfasts as well as the cleanliness of the Inn and the convenience of the short walk down the street to Colonial Williamsburg. We strive to make your stay comfortable and hope that during your stay, should you experience something that is not pleasing, you will let us know at that time so we can attempt to remedy the problem. www.Tripadvisor.com can offer many reviews to include restaurants in the area as well as attractions. We certainly hope that if you are traveling to Williamsburg, you will use this review site to gather information. Once you have done your research, the best way still to get any of your questions answered is to contact the Inn personally. We are owners who live on site and take great pride in our business so please, call us and talk to us.  We are hear to assist you.