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Newport House Bed and Breakfast

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710 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4113
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#14 of 26 in Williamsburg
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Of the twenty-four Williamsburg Bed & Breakfasts, Newport House is the only one with 18th Century History as it's central theme. Newport House Bed and Breakfast is where your real colonial adventure begins. Your hosts are not merely fine Innkeepers, but authors and historic sailing ship designers.
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Free breakfast
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Shelia E wrote a review Dec 2021
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The home is a walk through history with so many special touches by your hosts John and Cathy. It is perfectly located and amazingly comfortable. John is a historian and shared his knowledge of Colonial times, as well as making the best blueberry pancakes!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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CMTJS wrote a review Oct 2019
Cape May, New Jersey19 contributions4 helpful votes
Perfect location, clean, quiet and excellent breakfasts. Hosts John & Cathy are very friendly, helpful and full of interesting stories. They make the visit come alive and fun. Would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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J & J wrote a review Sep 2019
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We stayed at the lovely Newport House over Labor Day weekend and we felt that we stepped back to Colonial times. The hosts, John and Kathy are very welcoming, warm, and a very interesting couple. They love to share their extensive knowledge of beekeeping and John is extremely knowledgable of Williamsburg history. He has written several books. We were served a delicious breakfast at a beautifully set dining room table. The Newport House is within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg and William and Mary College, and close proximity to all other local attractions. Bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We will stay again and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Duce P wrote a review Dec 2018
Chantilly, Virginia12 contributions5 helpful votes
Every detail in Newport House Bed & Breakfast is an experience in 18th century Colonial life! Not only was the home masterfully, authentically built and decorated, but its a leisurely stroll to Colonial Williamsburg & Market Square. The ballroom upstairs hosts Colonial Country Dancing every Tuesday evening and all in attendance are delightful! We had so much fun! The mistress of the house, Kathy, effortlessly cooked up a bounty for us each morning including a beautiful bread from a *1610 recipe and the fruit she served each of the three mornings was some of the best we've ever tasted. Of note: Her homemade jam is divine, the honey on the table is from her backyard bees, and she took great pains to care for my dietary needs. The master of the house, John, is a history scholar like no other we've sat with. He made time to sit with us, helping us understand not only the history of what we were experiencing each day of our trip, but all the little details and back story of how we got to this point in history. You'll come away with such a deeper understanding of all the Colonial period players...and you'll count yourself blessed. Of note: The 1st two paragraphs above are well worth the cost of our stay, but John sharing his expert knowledge was priceless. We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Catherine M, Owner at Newport House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted you had such a good time and enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. John has many more stories to share! :)
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dianedd2018 wrote a review Oct 2018
Greenville, South Carolina44 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed at this lovely establishment in early October. The hosts, John & Kathy, were just remarkably welcoming and extremely interesting to be around to boot! The home is truly beautiful and full of historical detail. Our room was very comfortable with great sheets (a must for us!). Old Town Williamsburg is within walking distance which was another big plus. Breakfast was served in a beautiful dining room and was excellent each of the two mornings we were there. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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LaPetiteAmber wrote a review Jul 2018
Kensington, Maryland55 contributions48 helpful votes
Staying at the Newport House was a wonderful experience. The hosts were gracious and shared nuanced knowledge of colonial America and Williamsburg in particular. John, the husband of the husband and wife team, is a scholar of early American history. We all learned a tremendous just talking with him about the house and his passions for the colonial era. The house itself was based on the plans of Peter Harrison, an acclaimed 18th century architect. Our host was kind enough to explain the fascinating details of Harrison’s life and how he (Harrison) fit into the vast scheme of the colonial America and the American Revolution. The room we stayed in was spacious (queen and double bed) with an ensuing bathroom and a TV. What is really interesting is that the B and B hosts traditional colonial dancing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Unfortunately, we were not there to experience the dancing, but if you truly want to understand early American culture what better opportunity is there but to engage in the art/popular culture? Beyond the structure of the house, the food was delicious. Cathy, one of the hosts, found the most delicious honeydew melon I have ever eaten. Most of the foods the hosts provided were of local or interesting origin. At breakfast over banana pancakes, we had local maple syrup along with syrup from nutmeg fruit: delectable. The highlight for my six-year-old son were the wild box turtles living in the backyard that all had names. Feeding the turtles honeydew rinds was worth the 98 degree heat outside! We are so happy to have stayed at Newport House and would gladly stay there again on future trips to Williamsburg!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Catherine M, Owner at Newport House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 28, 2018
Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted you had such a great time and look forward to your next visit. The turtles will be waiting too!
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DesertMermaid08 wrote a review Jan 2018
Norfolk, Virginia34 contributions4 helpful votes
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We’re still on the high of this fabulous overnight experience! Although I know Williamsburg well and went to W&M decades ago, here I am in my 60s and never worn a colonial costume nor danced English country dancing, rarely regaled by fascinating true stories of history nor had the great pleasure of staying in John and Cathy Millar’s B&B. Until now. Wow. My husband and I plus another couple planned an overnight and did the works. Rented the costumes with Cathy as lady-in-waiting, finding just the right style for each of us. Going to dinner at Chowning’s Tavern. Arriving back to the B&B for weekly English Country Dancing in the beautiful ballroom upstairs. Dancing the night away! Sleeping in the beautiful 4 poster bed and waking to a delicious breakfast in a magnificent dining room, filled with treasures and stories and warm conversation. I can’t wait to go back and do it again! John and Cathy are wonderful innkeepers. The best I’ve ever known and I’ve known quite a few. Generous and intelligent and gracious and devoted. And fun! Until you’ve heard John’s true tales, you have not really heard history. He is fascinating, learned and such an interesting storyteller. I could listen to him for hours. Cathy is pure delight. Gardens, bunny, bees and beyond. This is a true treasure, rich experience and I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Jan 28, 2018
Thank you for your very generous and kind words. We are delighted that we were able to make your getaway so memorable. We enjoyed your interest and enthusiasm in immersing yourself in the 18th century! We're looking forward to dancing with you and your husband again. You are both naturals!
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Susan M wrote a review Oct 2017
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We enjoy visiting historical sites when we travel, but don’t usually stay at a B&B. Our two-night stay at Newport House was a gift for our 40th anniversary and it turned out to be just as wonderful as all of the historical attractions of the area. John’s and Cathy’s gracious hospitality made us feel entirely welcome. Our room was spacious, comfortable, quiet, and beautifully furnished with all the modern amenities anyone could want. Breakfast in the dining room was a real treat, from the elegant surroundings to the delicious food. The most memorable highlight of our stay was hearing John recount fascinating historical stories related to Williamsburg and the colonial period while we breakfasted. When we return to Williamsburg, we’d love to stay at Newport House again!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from Catherine M, Owner at Newport House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 25, 2017
We feel honored to have been able to add to the joy of your 40th anniversary celebrations! Thank you for your lovely review. We'd love to see you again.
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besserwisser2448 wrote a review Aug 2017
Nutter Fort Stonewood, West Virginia2 contributions2 helpful votes
We wanted to experience the July 4th celebration in this historic town and couldn't have chosen a better B&B than Newport House! It was clean, quiet and was close to all that Williamsburg has to offer. John and Cathy were wonderful hosts. I especially enjoyed the ballroom and English Country Dancing which is a unique feature of this property that you can take part in on Tuesday nights if you wish. We spent three nights there and definitely plan to make many return visits.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from Catherine M, Owner at Newport House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 25, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Delighted that you enjoyed the dancing so much. We sponsor the English Country Dancing in our ballroom every Tuesday of the year. So plan on a Tuesday again!
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AsphaltVoyager wrote a review Aug 2017
Rockbridge Baths, Virginia1 contribution
Our room was beautiful, quiet, and comfortable. The house is fascinating--not old, but built and furnished to look as if it were built and furnished in the 18th century. The hosts are friendly, charming, and knowledgeable (this last probably a huge understatement). My husband and I had a lovely and interesting time at Newport House: icings on the cake that was Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Catherine M, Owner at Newport House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 25, 2017
We are delighted that you had a wonderful time! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. Come again!
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$212 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Newport House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Newport House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum (0.4 miles), Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building (0.6 miles), and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Newport House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Newport House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Newport House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Newport House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Canary, Kilwins, and Rick's Cheese Steak.
Are there any historical sites close to Newport House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg (1.2 miles), Bassett Hall (1.1 miles), and George Wythe House (0.7 miles).