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A Williamsburg White House

phone: 757.229.8580 Check Availability

Covid-19 Letter.

March 22nd, 2020 by debbiekeane

Dear White House friends,

As we all ban together and struggle to get through this once in a lifetime pandemic of Covid-19, we are forced to make some difficult decisions. Our first and foremost concern is the safety and health of family and friends. Based on our safety concerns and the high number of guests who are canceling for fear of travel, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our guests and our business to close A Williamsburg White House, effective immediately, until April 1, 2020. This decision did not come easy and has certainly left us with a heavy heart. We will be monitoring the situation closely and if this date needs to be extended, we will notify our guests.

During this time of closure, we are attempting to keep our staff employed and working, with the hopes of avoiding any disruption to their families and their livelihood. We will also be using this time to perform a deep cleaning and paint touch up of our entire property, above and beyond our usual exceptional standards.

If you would like to support us during this extremely difficult financial time, we ask if you need to cancel for a future date, to use your deposit towards a future stay instead of a refund. We of course would love for you to make your reservations now for the coming spring, summer and fall. Your deposits will help keep the business afloat so that we can continue to keep our staff paid at normal hours and wages. These are uncertain times and things are changing by the hour, but we have faith that this pandemic will pass and we will return to life as we once knew it. We look forward to seeing you all very soon and sharing in the comfort of this great Old Estate and beautiful town of Williamsburg.

Thank you for your support and help during this difficult time. Please feel free to call in with any questions or to make a reservation for the coming months after this crisis is behind us. We are all looking to returning to normal and sharing our beautiful Inn with travelers from all over the world.

Debbie & John

Plan a Winter Escape to Williamsburg

January 3rd, 2020 by debbiekeane

A Beautiful King Size bed with blue and white bedding to relax in.

Need a Winter Escape? Winter is here, but you would never know it by the weather in Williamsburg.

Mild temperatures, blue skies and lots of sun provides a great scene for a Winter Getaway.

There is a ton of things to do 365 days a year in this beautiful little town.

  • Come and visit during Jan 16-19 and you can enjoy the 6th annual Winter Blues Jazz Festival held right down the street from  us.
  • Is Ice Skating more your style? Enjoy Skating at the Liberty Ice Pavilion right on Duke of Gloucester Street.
  • Unique Shopping right in Merchant Square or run over to the Prime Outlets with 135 stores.
  • Visit one of our local wineries for a tasting and some lunch.
  • With several breweries in town, you may have a hard time figuring out which to go to?
  • Yes, Williamsburg has a beer hall in town also! Video games, Tacos and beer! What a match.
  • Want to do some Axe Throwing? Yes, Williamsburg has it!
  • Did I forget to mention, fine dining in some great restaurants? Publick houses, pubs, and coffee houses.
  • And of course lets not forget History all around us.

So, don’t wait until Spring when the crowds are here. Book your stay now.

Enjoy discounted room rates, while enjoying all the usual amenities. Full Complimentary Breakfast, Afternoon Baked Goods and Wine

Roaring Wood Fireplaces in the common areas, free parking, free wifi and a beautiful Bed Chambers to enjoy that special person.

A Taste of Spring in Williamsburg Va

March 6th, 2019 by debbiekeane


Spring is right around the corner!


There are so many things to do in Williamsburg, Virginia 


Every Saturday you can stroll down the street to Merchant Square and enjoy a  Williamsburg Farmers Market. In operation since 2002, The Williamsburg Farmers Market features 40 different vendors.  A Variety of offerings from produce, prepared food and farm related products grown or made in Virginia. Live music and great location at Merchant’s Square in Colonial Williamsburg make it a favorite attraction for all! 

 The weekend of March 16-17, One of the best events in Jamestown since 1984, takes place. “Military Through the Ages,”. This event is held at Jamestown Settlement and will feature more than 500 re-enactors depicting armed forces. They range from the first century all the way to modern-day soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard. 


Are you more of a park/amusement type person?Well, Just wait because Busch Gardens opens for weekends starting on March 23. Enjoy great shows as well as awesome roller coasters. A Special year as the new ride Finnegan’s Flyer, Opens May 2019!

Is it the Arts that interests you? Williamsburg is crazy about the arts.

In April, enjoy Williamsburg Taste Festival Food & Flowers Art Show. Area painters, sculptors and photographers illustrate the culinary arts as it is presented in the colorful abundance of gardens, kitchens and restaurants. Artwork presented on canvas, paper, and in three dimension explores holidays such as birthday parties, local culinary haunts, kitchen tables, and the splendor of the garden. 

All Spring long, enjoy Second Sunday Art Show by Culture-Fix … features more than 100 artists and craftsmen, plus four music stages on Prince George Street in Merchants Square, Williamsburg.

Art on the Square returns April 29, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm.  Celebrating 55 years,this juried art show is presented by the Junior Women’s Club of Williamsburg and features more than 100 artists and fine craftsmen, in Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA.

And this is just a start….Stay tuned for lots more to come!

But don’t forget to book your room at A Williamsburg White House soon as Spring dates fill up quickly

Williamsburg for the holidays

November 25th, 2018 by debbiekeane

Christmas Time in Williamsburg.

Christmas Time in Williamsburg……Looking for a place to getaway? Throw back and relax? Shut off the electronics and enjoy the season the way we did years ago?

Visit Williamsburg during the holidays…..wood burning fireplaces, horse drawn carriages, hand made wreaths and Father Christmas walking the streets!

Come and stay at A Williamsburg White House, a Century old Inn that eludes romance, charm and a Century gone by.

Walk to great fine dining, white lights, fire burning torches that line the street, Christmas Time in Williamsburg provides programs which include a Crystal Instrument concert!

Need more excitement? Visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens with 10 million lights! Great food, Christmas spirit, and decorations to meet everyone’s taste!

December is the time to renew, and relax with that special person, so book now!


Fourth of July in Williamsburg.

June 25th, 2018 by debbiekeane



There is probably no place better to celebrate July 4th, America’s Independence Day, than at the Colonial Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Come and enjoy a day of fun, food, music and fireworks.

Start the day off at 9:30am with Thomas Jefferson Reading the Declaration of Independence at the Capitol in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area.

At 10am, Enjoy the Salute to the States. This is s special militia muster saluting the 13 original states. The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums will play, the flags will be displayed and the muskets and cannons will celebrate this day!

Enjoy your day, grab some lunch at one of Williamsburg’s new restaurants, The Amber Ox Public House, a great food and regional beer place!

Grab your spot in the Historic Area, with the best viewing in the Palace area, and spread out your chairs and blankets.

At 4pm, walk over to the Lawn of the Arts Museum of Colonial Williamsburg where you can enjoy an Independence Day Summer Breeze Concert.

Enjoy food trucks located on Francis Street right across from the lawn!

At 9pm, the Lights of Freedom will start on the Palace Green. A Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson and a torch lit procession featuring the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drum.

Enjoy a Audience sing a long of Americana Favorites.

This culminates in the grand fireworks display!

Don’t forgot to book your room at our Inn so you can just walk back and don’t have to drive home!


Experience Food and Drink in Williamsburg, Virginia!

January 29th, 2018 by debbiekeane



Williamsburg is more than just a town full of History! It is a town full of food and drink in all of the local eateries for our traveling foodies out there.  

Located just a short 4 blocks down the street from A Williamsburg White House, you will find Merchant square. It is here that you can find a variety of restaurants to soothe your palate.

 The Fat Canary  is one of our favorite fine dining places. It is described as a “Refined, green-walled bistro serving upscale American fare & wines, with a cheese shop & patio.” Voted one of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America!

 The Dog Street Pub  is a new gastropub in town. It’s owner states that it offers “simply presented, excellent food without the rubbish. With an understanding that a superb beer is the perfect complement to a perfect meal.”  The theme and scope of a gastropub combines the leisurely and unpretentious ambiance of a watering hole, with the epicurean delights of a good eatery at an affordable price.

Looking for something French? The Blue Talon Bistro is a fun place with great décor offering French Bistro comfort food, where you can find that fried egg on your cheeseburger! As stated by its owner, “The Blue Talon Bistro has worked to provide a warm, welcoming and casual environment to enjoy what we lovingly refer to as “serious comfort food”.

New to town is the Hounds Tale which has a great selection of small plates as well as a trendy atmosphere. The owners describe the restaurants as featuring “affordable fresh, tasty bites that range from comfort foods with a twist. Dishes that evoke memories of travels abroad. Great spirits include a variety of regional beers and wines as well as an array of delightful, hand-crafted cocktails.”

If Breweries are your style, try the brand new Amber Ox Public House.   They have described their menu as “paying ode to a classic southern fare with a contemporary twist!”

Wherever you decide to dine, just know that these restaurants are just a few to mention in town! 


Williamsburg Summer Breeze Concerts

July 12th, 2017 by debbiekeane

Looking for something to do in Williamsburg on Wednesday nights?

Grab your chair and head down the street to Merchant Square.

Enjoy a different music ensemble every week as you sit under the stars.

From Jazz to classical to the Air Force Band, there is something for everyone.

Include this in your Williamsburg getaway! You won’t be sorry. 

2017 Summer Breeze Season

July 5 | 504 Supreme

504 Supreme is a high energy ensemble whose sole purpose is to entertain. The band’s unique style of entertainment is a blend of influences, ranging from the authentic styles of Louis Armstrong to the “King of the Swingers,” the great Louis Prima.

July 12 | Bobby Blackhat Band

Bobby Blackhat brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin and your hips shakin all night long.

July 19 | Dharma Bombs

Founded in the heart of the Commonwealth, Dharma Bombs spreads Appalachian music with a side of Dixieland.

July 26 | Good Shot Judy

Virginia-based quartet Good Shot Judy specializes in classic vocal jazz entertainment. Bringing the swing to Merchants Square!

August 2 | Trutone Honeys

Bringing the sounds of the 1940’s to the Merchants Square stage, this jazz trio is sure to delight!

August 9 | The Michael Clark Band

The Michael Clark Band incorporates many different musical styles into their
show. Their powerful vocals and tight musical arrangements are the trademarks
of each performance.

August 16 | United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band

The finest musicians in the United States Air Force.

August 23 | United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble

The Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble tells the story of patriotism through jazz tunes and stories.

August 30 | United States Air Force Heritage Brass Ensemble

Comprised of ten brass players, a percussionist, and vocalist, the Heritage Brass Ensemble presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.

Visit Merchants Square’s website for latest info on these concerts

All concerts are free, and concertgoers are advised to bring a lawn chair.

Jamestown Settlement presents Military Through the Ages

March 13th, 2017 by debbiekeane



"Military Through the Ages"


One of our favorite weekend events in Jamestown Settlement, Military through the ages,  is coming this weekend!

Hundreds of re-enactors depicting armed forces from the first century A.D. to modern times will come together on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, 2017, for Jamestown Settlement’s “Military Through the Ages” event.

This display of military history features re-enactors showing how weapons, uniforms and military tactics evolved over time. Separate areas with field communications and medical treatment during this time offer visitor interaction. This is a great family event and visitors are encouraged to interact with the re-enactors.

A Variety of Miltary equipment and vehicles are on hand.

Re-enactors demonstrate how soldiers attired and armed themselves, as well as how they were fed and housed in times of war.

A highlight of this year’s event will be the centennial observance of America’s entry into World War I.  

Weekend highlights include artillery firings, a Saturday children’s parade and a Sunday military pass-in-review.

Merchants also will be on hand to sell reproduction wares.

Jamestown Settlement admission is $17.00 for adults and $8.00 (ages 6-12). Children under 6 are free. Free parking. Combination ticket available with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown: $23.00 adults, $12.00 ages 6-12.

March Specials

February 27th, 2017 by debbiekeane

Come enjoy our March Specials as it is less than a month away from the offical start of Spring and Williamsburg is blooming already.

Our flowering Magnolia is in full bloom and our daffodils are perking up in the front yard. 

Why not come and enjoy a wonderful getaway before the busy season starts?

Walk to Colonial Williamsburg and browse the unique shopping and fine restaurants.

Take a carriage ride through the Historic Area.

Purchase our March package and enjoy a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival as well as delicious chocolate covered strawberries.

Book early for your choice of rooms.

Check our availablity here!



Great Food, Great community involvement!

February 22nd, 2017 by debbiekeane



Cannot think of a more community minded restaurant than Berret’s Restaurant! Located right down the street in Merchant Square, they offer a great menu, great prices and and outdoor raw bar in the nice weather. They closed their restaurant on Monday to host a reception for Innkeepers as they do every year, and once again we had an outstanding evening. Thank you once again, we will continue to send our guests to you for great food!