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Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

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136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23815
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Colonial Houses in Williamsburg are a neat way to experience Williamsburg. Their central location provides easy access to DOG St. (Duke of Gloucester Street) and the historic center’s taverns. We enjoyed walking the quiet lanes early in the morning and late at night, happening upon a fife-and-drum performance, folks in colonial-era garb strolling the streets, little lambs in a... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Across the street from the historic district, WIFi unaccessible, but then again it was nice to disconnect from the computer for a few days. Rooms immaculate, housekeeping staff and Inn front desk staff wonderful. I have been to the ara many times and always wanted to stay in one of the colonial homes. Felt like being at Gramdmas house :)

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We come to Colonial Williamsburg every year. We gave stayed in a colonial house for the last 5 stays. They are not luxurious but are period furnished and charming. We like the houses on Duke of Gloucester street as you do not have to cross a road to get to town. Waking up and looking out your window is like... More 

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I rented a little house that used to be the kitchen house for the large home next-door. We were only a few doors away from the governor's palace in Williamsburg. It was like being part of living history. It was a two room house with a living room downstairs and a small bedroom and bath upstairs. I... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stayed in the Lightfoot House.. Had a sitting room and separate bedroom with queen four poster bed ...could walk to the Inn,Golf Course ,Spa and main streets of the village..very well appointed ..clean, had a fridge and micro wave..

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed at the brick house tavern. the rooms are quiet small on the 2nd floor but bigger on the 1st floor. So definitely ask for the 1st floor rooms. I could get wifi easily in the room and around the tavern. It is very meaningful to stay in the historical house rather than normal hotels. It will be great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We spent a very nice weekend in Orrell House. Our family of nine which included three small children under the age of three were able to enjoy our stay in Colonial Williamsburg. While the house was not very fancy and could use bathroom updates it worked fairly well for our family. As we were traveling with small children being able... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been going to Colonial Williamsburg for over 30 years and have almost always selected one of their Colonial Houses for our stay. Every accommodation is unique, and you can always find one that fits the size of your group. On this stay it was just my wife and me, so we selected Peter Hay's Kitchen. It is located... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Starting several years ago, once a year in the fall, we have stayed in the Brick House Tavern. Our room looked out onto Duke of Gloucester Street and we have requested the same room on subsequent visits. Staying in the historic area makes it so convenient to drop things off, change coats, etc. with changing weather and temperatures.It is so... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fantastic House, Fantastic Vacation. I had the opportunity to stay with family and friends at the Ewing House in late March of 2015. We booked the entire house and enjoyed the full run of this beautifully furnished colonial home. Some tips if you have never stayed at a colonial house...there is a .pdf document (approximately 35 pages) showing the exterior... More 

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