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Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast

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303 Capitol Landing Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #13 of 26 Williamsburg B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here on Monday, June 30th. After a lengthy roadtrip, we checked in about 9pm and found we were the only people staying at this tiny little B&B. We had to park in a small parking area in the rear where a sign directed guests to enter at the front door. This was really inconvenient because... More

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GovTrace, Owner at Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate being alerted to possible problem areas with the operation of our B&B. We are sorry that you were uncomfortable during your stay with us, because the comfort of our guests is paramount. In regard to air conditioning, we do have central air conditioning which flows through floor and in some cases ceiling vents... More

Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This B&B is just across Lafayette Street from CW and less than a 5 minute walk to the Capitol building, jail and Christiana Campell's. It is the only property that I am aware of, that is on this side of CW which makes it a very quiet place to stay. A one mile walk up DoG street has you in... More

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chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I recently spent four nights at Governor's Trace. Loved the room, loved the location, loved the food, loved the innkeeper, loved the lack of technology. After a few hectic days in DC it was wonderful to unplug and just enjoy life. Don't worry, Wi-fi is available if you need it. The breakfast is substantial which set us... More

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Denver, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

From the warm welcome from Sue and Dick at the big red door of this beautiful old home, through the hall and common rooms (that are more art museum than anything else), to our comfortable and beautifully furnished bedroom, we were simply blown over by the feeling that this is something very special. The sumptuous breakfast -- get this --... More

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent the 2nd-4th nights of our Honeymoon at the Governor's Trace and we still dream of going back for an anniversary Repeat. The Atmosphere, the in room Candlelight Breakfast and toasty fireplace in the room made our December Trip very memorable. The Hosts and their level of care have been hard to beat in the years since staying at... More

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I are seasoned B&B travelers, and rarely stay in the same place twice, because we like the experience of something new each time we travel. We return to Governor's Trace, though, first because the Alexander Spotswood room is spacious and perfectly set up for our working vacations; second because it is one of those rare B&Bs that... More

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las vegas, nv
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Worry free vacation. Is there anything more relaxing? Don't worry about sleeping, don't worry about eating breakfast, don't worry about parking, don't worry about knowing what is available in the area...Sue and Dick take care of all this for you. Governor's Trace B & B was a WONDERFUL experience. From beginning to lingering end, it was comfortable and relaxing. So... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

From the first time we knocked on the door until the minute we left we could not have asked for a more perfect stay then what we got at Gavernor's Trace. You have about a 40 second walk to colonial Williamsburg. This was me and my wifes first go at a bed and breakfast and we where so taken away... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I originally chose this bed and breakfast due to its close proximity to Colonial Williamsburg. After staying for a few days, there is so much more that makes this a desirable getaway spot. We were welcomed very warmly by Dick and Sue, the innkeepers. They were extremely helpful in suggesting good spots for lunch and dinner. We stayed in the... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We drove down for a quick one night stay in Colonial Williamsburg and booked a last minute stay at Governor's Trace. We definitely enjoyed our stay here. The service was friendly, run but a gentle older couple Sue & Dick. And the location is excellent, within EASY walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg -- under 100 yards. Of which we were... More

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Address: 303 Capitol Landing Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
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Cross this threshold and have a uniquely romantic, private, and memory making experience at Governor’s Trace bed and breakfast. Located just a minute walk from George Washington’s favorite tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, Governor’s Trace B&B is the closest Williamsburg bed and breakfast to the Historic Area…just a 30 second walk and "you have arrived." Governor’s Trace is also the oldest continuously operating bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, VA. Sue & Dick Lake, innkeepers with more than 25 years experience in operating this bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, have created an environment that allows you to make the most of being alone---together. Governor’s Trace "…vies for the most romantic (bed and breakfast in Williamsburg)"…WASHINGTON POST ... more   less 
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