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Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving in Colonial Williamsburg

November 21st, 2010 by wdtp

First celebrated in Virginia in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation, the Thanksgiving tradition continues in Colonial Williamsburg. Where else would you enjoy dining in one of the 3 Colonial Taverns? Candlelit rooms, costumed servers and authentic Turkey dinner…Walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and enjoy the tranquility of a bygone era. Horse drawn carriages, costumed interpreters all add to the ambiance of Thanksgiving. Leaves are falling in autumn colors, cool temperatures in the evening and the smell of wood burning fireplaces. If you missed the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving in Williamsburg this year , put it on your calendar for next year. You won’t be sorry!  Happy Thanksgiving to all…

Green Business Challenge Winners!

November 17th, 2010 by wdtp

Williamsburg Green Challenge Award

Winner of the Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast Green Challenge


November 12, 2010 Phone: (757) 220-6197

E-mail: khoving@williamsburgva.govWilliamsburg Announces Green Business Challenge Honorees

(Williamsburg, VA) – Mayor Clyde Haulman announced today the seventeen businesses who took the

City’s First Green Business Challenge and are leaders in making Williamsburg a greener community.

The businesses that participated range from major institutions in the City such as the Colonial

Williamsburg Foundation, the College of William & Mary, and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber &

Tourism Alliance to mid- and small-sized businesses. The announcement was made at the City

Council Meeting November 12, 2010, in order to focus attention as the nation celebrates America

Recycles Day, which falls on November 15.

The 2010 Green Business Honorees are:Business Type of Business

A Williamsburg White House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Aberdeen Barn Restaurant

Aromas Specialty Coffees & Gourmet Bakery Coffeehouse/café

College of William & Mary Higher Education Institution

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Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Dining

November 12th, 2010 by wdtp

When Visiting Williamsburg, Dining in a Colonial Tavern is similar to enjoying dinner with the Characters in Disneyworld. If you truly want to enjoy the Colonial experience, the taverns will provide you with wonderful memories to talk about for years. Colonial Williamsburg offers several choices in Taverns and we will be more than happy to assist you with reservations and information regarding each one. They are all located in the Historic area which starts just 4  1/2 blocks down the street from A Williamsburg White House Inn. One of the most popular tavern is Christiana Campbell Tavern, better known as George Washington’s favorite tavern.  George Washington was a faithful customer to this tavern.  It is a popular choice for our guests who enjoy seafood dishes.

The Kings Arms Tavern is another popular choice and leans more toward the “meat eater”.  Today, the Historic Taverns serve Colonial Dishes in a casual atmosphere that offer 18th century flavor.

Whatever your preference for dining,  a Colonial Tavern will certainly add to a wonderful dining experience. Reservations fill quickly for busy times of the year so make sure you let us help you with these early in your planning process. If you plan to visit over the holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, we highly recommend the Taverns as “the place to dine”.  Average meals range $22-36. per entree.

Our Favorite Williamsburg Restaurants

November 4th, 2010 by wdtp

Staying at A Williamsburg White House enables our guests to park their car in the front of the Inn and walk down the street to Colonial Williamsburg.  Merchant Square is located just 6/10th  mile down beautiful Jamestown Road.  You will walk along side the College of William and Mary campus as you enjoy your stroll to Merchant Square.

Once you arrive in Merchant Square, this is the beginning of the Historic Colonial Williamsburg area. There are numerous shops and dining opportunities available to our guests. Depending on your preference for fine dining, casual dining or quick food, the options are exciting. For that special dinner while you are vacationing in Williamsburg, the Fat Canary is our first choice. This contemporary style fine dining restaurant is small and exquisite. Due to its size, reservations are suggested as early as possible in your vacation planning. Their seasonal menus blend local flavors for outstanding combinations. Prices for their entrees range from approximately $28-38 per person. If you are celebrating a special occasion, make sure to mention it when making your reservation by phone. If you decide to take your chances and go without reservations you can usually enjoy dinner at the Bar or weather permitting, outside on the patio.

Get there early and enjoy a cocktail at the bar while you wait but make sure you save room for desert! You can find all the information you need to make your reservation on their website as well as sample menus. http://www.fatcanarywilliamsburg.com/home.html

If you are staying at our Williamsburg Inn, we will be happy to make those reservations for you, just call us at 866-229-8580