Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg
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Well, actually, make that four.
After checking out of our B&B (another good breakfast, this time getting there early enough for it), we spent the day in Jamestown. I originally had expected to breeze through the recreation at Jamestown Settlement since we had been there once before and were just at Plymouth Plantation last year.
I wondered how far I'd get into the trip before the fatigue overpowered adrenaline. We actually made it farther than I expected to before that happened, and it happened today. And still wasn't too bad compared. I know I'll be sleeping for practically two days straight once I get home. :p
The morning started out great. Slept well, and I was …
Every American, especially those in their teens, should be required to visit Colonial Williamsburg to hear at least one of the "Founding Fathers" speak. My parents brought me and a friend here when I was 12, and it made quite an impression. It turned history from something in black and white words into something living. And now, twenty years later …
After last night's dance, (and a night of being unable to sleep well...) we slept in this morning. Even still, my chronic fatigue syndrome was acting up today which made for a lazy day whether we wanted it or not. Thankfully, I'd planned with this in mind.
Today, by pure accident, our two shows were fairly close to each other. The first …
Today we decided to take it very easy. We didn't actually get started until after 2pm, spending the morning resting and sleeping in instead. Our first scheduled activity was a Christmas Decorations walking tour, which turned out to be rather enjoyable. The tour took us around about 1/4 of Williamsburg, noting various decorations and the materials …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg
It wasn't swanky. It wasn't chic. But it was charming and fun. We had 2 rooms and a bathroom - perfect for a family with older kids (although the rooms did not interconnect, but all 3 opened onto a hallway), We had the second story of the Morton house to ourselves. It was comfortable. We were able to adjust the A/C as needed. There was some traffic noise from the buses going by outside. We enjoyed the pool and Sunday brunch at the Williamsburg Inn. Also, ordered a room service dinner one evening, which wasn't bad. The location can't be beat. Overall, the 4 night stay was peaceful and relaxing.
Una sistemazione unica
La camera tavern in cui ho alloggiato era ammobiliata con riproduzioni antiche, in sintonia con il periodo coloniale. Esci dalla camera e ti ritrovi nel 1700. Il costo è moderato e hai la possibilità di utilizzare i comfort da 5 stelle del Williamsburg Inn.
the tavern room, i stayed in, was furnished with antique reproductions,
in keeping with the colonial period. you walk out your door, and you
are in the 1700's. the room was moderately priced, and you are
given use of the 5 star amenities of the williamsburg inn.
Colonial houses made us feel like we were in the 1700's
The details in the colonial house made us feel like we were living in the late 1700's with the ammenities of 2005. Square nails in the floor, a fireplace, tools next to the fireplace, custom doors. Space was tight, but Housekeeping was good. We stayed in a 2-story house. The only drawbacks were that none of the inside doors closed securely, so we did not have the privacy we would have liked, and we had to walk thru the 1st floor bedroom (actually around the bed) to get upstairs....and we were unable to call the lower level room to confirm that we may come down (we had the same extension). They should have told us about that.
Very convenient to be in the colonial area, just walk out the door & start enjoying the lovely view.
Pricey So-So Accommodations
Being a history nut, I booked a room on site at Williamsburg in the Colonial Houses. A girlfriend and thought we would get a more complete colonial feeling by staying in the houses in Williamsburg. Well, we didn't know they were built in like the 1950s. The rooms were well decorated, but not truly built for comfort. The bathrooms were small and very 1950s. The room was not as clean as it should be for $200/night.
The air conditioning was very difficult to regulate as it was ancient. We either froze or the air seemed too still in our room.
I would say our stay was just okay, but definite NOT worth $200/night.
on what you are looking for. I would imagine maybe a child or a total history buff enjoying these accomodations. But they do NOT have the same amenities as the swanky W'burg Inn. In fact, the room we stayed in had less amenities than most "moderate" hotels. For instance our room had: no napkins for the coffee; paper cups; cheap tissues; old wool blankets; two small pillows; coarse sheets; and the room simply looked rundown (not quaint).
The other review was correct, the rooms are really, really cold. This is esp. true if you have a fireplace, as they have no dampers to close out the night air.
Again, the amenities are so lacking that you will pay an awfully high price to stay in a bit of history.
Una fantastica esperienza nel 17° secolo
Abbiamo soggiornato al Colonial Houses per il giorno del Ringraziamento. Le decorazioni erano bellissime e ci sono un sacco di cose da vedere e da fare. Una cosa: l'isolamento è piuttosto scarso, se non inesistente, quindi quando ci svegliavamo la mattina potevamo vedere il nostro respiro. A parte ciò, è eccezionale.
Great experience in the 17th century
Stayed in a colonial house last Thanksgiving. Beautiful decorations and tons of things to see and do. One caution very little to no insulation.
So when we woke up in the morning we could see our breath in the air.
Other than that exceptional.
Fabulous Location in Heart of Village
It's the perfect place to stay in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg.
The rooms are scattered throughout the village, so access is easy to rest your feet before walking more of the town. Houses are associated with the swanky Williamsburg Inn, so you get all the same excellent amenties and service. It's like a bed and breakfast without the breakfast. Private rooms, clean, historic, and quiet.
Posizione favolosa nel cuore del villaggio
Questo è un posto perfetto in cui soggiornare nel cuore di Colonial Williamsburg. Le camere sono sparse per tutto il villaggio, quindi l'accesso a facile se eventualmente si vuol far riposare i piedi prima di continuare la visita della città. Le case sono associate all'elegante Williamsburg Inn, quindi potete usare gli stessi eccellenti comfort e servizio. È come un bed and breakfast ma senza la colazione. Le camere sono private, pulite, storiche e tranquille.