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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 25 B&Bs / Inns 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 parking
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Free breakfast
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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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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 Carolina40 contributions9 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 contributions10 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 with family
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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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PRICE RANGE
$189 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesVirginiaWilliamsburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 George Wythe House (0.7 miles), Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building (0.6 miles), and Governor's Palace (0.7 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 A Chef's Kitchen, Fat Canary, 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).