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“Relaxing kid free get-away!” 5 of 5 stars
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702 Main St, Yorktown, VA 23690   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Yorktown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rockville, Maryland, United States
1 review
“Relaxing kid free get-away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Got away for the first night without kids and this was a great retreat. Hornsby House was comfortable and relaxing from the moment we walked in. The house has an old charm but the rooms and bathrooms are perfectly updated with amenities (in room air conditioner that we controlled in July was wonderful! iPOD docking station / alarm clock). I loved the views of the Yorktown Monument from our room. Wine and Cheese happy hour was great, and David also was willing to accommodate if we preferred beer or something else. I needed to use the fridge to store somethings and that was no problem.

I wasn't sure if I would want to wake up for breakfast (like I said - first night away from 2 kids - sleeping in is a luxury!) but breakfast is a must! The egg and sausage casserole was fantastic, my husband is still talking about the blueberry and raspberry muffins, and the grits were so good.

We left feeling relaxed and refreshed!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Hornsby Suite - can see the Yorktown Monument from the room and bathroom. Gorgeous...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hornsby House. Dave and Phillip were gracious and helpful hosts and Lisa (Phillip's daughter) was very charming. Guests essentially have the run of the entire house and it feels more like a visit with friends or family than a stay at a typical B&B. The daily wine and cheese offering is a wonderful way to get acquainted with other guests and is a great way to unwind after a day of touring.

The house itself is bright and beautiful and the tasteful collection of antiques is in full use, adding to the "at home" feel.

We would recommend staying at Hornsby House to anyone.

Room Tip: Hornsby House is a unique experience. The house is bright and beautiful and guests essentially have...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Vassar, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Great bed & breakfast, with very hospitable innkeepers, who bent over backwards to accommodate us. Would recommend this Inn to anyone who desires a quiet place to stay in a picturesque town while being close to vacation destinations in Williamsburg & Jamestown. Breakfast was fantastic, and Dave & Phil made us feel right at home in their Grandfathers home.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I called at the last moment to reserve a room for my visiting parents. Even though it was quite late Dave answered and took his time explaining what he had available. A reservation was made and my parents were pleasantly surprised at how perfect the entire experience was. Truth be told - my mother is very picky but she just fell in love with the Hornsby House Inn.

One additional feature that my parents enjoyed was the fact that each room had their own individual temperature control on the wall controlling a state of the art unit that allowed them to adjust the room to the exact temperature they desired. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast in the Yorktown area I can't think of a better one to stay at. The house if filled with a rich history and all sorts of interesting relics.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

My husband and I spent four nights at the Hornsby House this June for our home-base for our honeymoon vacation to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and (of course) Yorktown. We had a spectacular, beautiful room with delicious breakfast each morning and a relaxing wine hour each afternoon. Unlike other B&Bs visited in the past, the owners genuinely give you the feeling of being at home--their home, as you visit. The house is in a very quiet location, but the owners (Dave and Phill) make sure to keep things upbeat. Absolutely would stay again.

Room Tip: Riverview room was spacious enough for four days, but the owners recommended we take the king suite...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Wow! Whether booking a stay for a group or a couple, The Hornsby House Inn is the perfect place- location, ambiance, comfort, hospitality, size and value. This 6-bedroom inn, located on Main Street in the heart of Yorktown, has recently been renovated and restored by two of the grandsons of the home's builder and owner. These two brothers now proudly serve as the innkeepers and are totally dedicated to your enjoyment of their family home. Each day begins with a full breakfast served in the formal dining room and ends with a relaxed wine and cheese party on one of the terraces overlooking the historic York River. The hosts prepare the breakfast using family recipes and, with advance notice, will do their best to accommodate special dietary needs. In my case, a delicious homemade gluten-free casserole was added to the breakfast offerings. Since the hosts grew up in Yorktown, they all well versed in the history and the local attractions and will willingly make recommendations and reservations (many with local discounts). The Hornsby House Inn makes other famous hotels and inns of the historic triangle seem lacking in warmth, charm and hospitality. Make your plans now for a weekend, a wedding or a reunion. You won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Every room is beautifully appointed with family furnishings and divinely comfortable beds. There are...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My husband and I ended up in Yorktown for the day, and had originally planned on staying in a hotel in downtown Williamsburg for two nights since we were in town for a nephew's graduation, but liked this adorable town so much we tried to find a place to stay there. All of the B&B's (I think there are four of them) were booked, but David had one room cancellation. We went over, looked at the room, and immediately booked it at about 4:00p.m. The house is beautiful, built by David's grandfather in the early 1900's. All of the rooms have A/C, and I don't think there is a bad room in the place. David made sure we knew about the wine and cheese available at 5:30p.m., so we joined the other guests staying at the inn (I believe it has six bedrooms, all beautiful!) on the porch for wine and wonderful cheeses and meats while looking over the water in the distance and the beautiful, huge revolutionary war monument across the street.

The next morning we had rented bikes at the Patriot Tours and Provisions to tool around the battlefields (there is an 8.5 mile loop that takes you to all of the revolutionary war sites in Yorktown). Patriot is wonderful-we wanted to get out early before breakfast around 6:30a.m. and get our ride in, so they gave us our helmets, maps, and the key to the lock where the bikes were since they did not open until 10:00a.m. We picked up our touring bikes (the baskets in front were handy for our jackets and the camera) and had a great ride (including visiting the farmer's market which is right across from the water), after which we went back to the inn where David had a yummy breakfast set out for us on a beautifully set table. I can't say enough nice things about David and his brothers Phil and Bill. They were so friendly and helpful, and just knocked themselves out trying to please all of us and give us information about the area, the restaurants, the history, and the people. We will DEFINITELY stay there when we go back to Virginia! -Sean and Suzanne from Oregon

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 702 Main St, Yorktown, VA 23690
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Location: United States > Virginia > Yorktown
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Yorktown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit Yorktown, colonial Williamsburg, and the surrounding areas, rest your head at The Hornsby House Inn. The Hornsby House Inn has been the center of hospitality in Yorktown for three generations. Newly renovated, The Hornsby House offers five guestrooms and suites. Filled with family antiques, the inn is spacious, comfortable, and inviting. Each room offers its own thermostat to ensure your comfort. There's so much to do, see, and enjoy in the Yorktown area. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit. Welcome! ... more   less 

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