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York River Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Brookeville, Maryland
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Bill Cole, the innkeeper, is a wonderful host. The Presidents Room was comfortable and charming with many thoughtful amenities: cosy chairs and lighting for readers, tons of books and magazines, fluffy bath towels, toiletries, and down pillows. Our room overlooked the York River and the Coleman Bridge. Despite the Inn's proximity to the bridge, our room was very peaceful and...

1Thank Nola B
Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

These folks were SO nice! But--all my guests are great! I was really pleased they liked the candied orange peel--it's one of the special things I started to make several years ago, and everyone seems to enjoy it! The recipe the guests mentioned was prepared when I was the Celebrity Chef at our local farmers' market, and I wanted something...

Tipp City, Ohio
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a relaxing b & b that almost seems like a Virginia history museum. We stayed in the Presidents Room which has a balcony that provides a spectacular view of the York River and Coleman bridge and is just as wonderful at night as during the day. We watched a US Navy submarine and escorts head down river at...

3Thank mcgrew_p
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This was our third visit to York River. We were welcomed with candied orange peel. Bill was his usual gracious host. He knows so much, and imparts it in a way only a true native can. He truly cares that his guests are enjoying their visit to the area. Breakfast was delicious -- other than bacon, I don't think we've...

Thank Beth_Harrison
Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It's a pleasure for me when guests return--and still give me a good review! I keep notes about what I serve all my guests--so I try not to repeat items when people come back the second or third time. Of course, some people DEMAND that I repeat some items--so I try to accommodate that as well!

North Carolina
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was a very pleasant experience in a setting overlooking the York River. Candied orange peel was awaiting us upon check-in and had just been made. Bill is an extremely knowledgeable gentleman who made us feel welcome and prepared a fabulous breakfast including roasted herbed tomatoes, miniature pecan tarts, light as a feather waffles and a clafoutis. Bedding was first...

Thank salidago
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lovely, comfortable spot in charming Yorktown. The proprietor is gracious, friendly and a true font of local knowledge and Virginia history. I had the room facing the river, which had a great view and was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and there is a small refrigerator in the common area that has soft drinks, wine and beer available any time....

Thank Kathy047
Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy for the nice comments. I knew you wanted a respite from you life--and I'm glad I was able to provide it!

Belmont, New York
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the York River B & B. It felt as though we had found extended family. Bill was a very gracious host and made himself available for conversation, directions, restaurant recommendations and questions regarding the history of the entire region. Our room was very comfortable and the view of the York River was outstanding. We had...

Thank dafsgirl
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you are even thinking of going to the Yorktown, Williamsburg, Jamestown area, strongly consider staying at this wonderful B&B. It's comfortable and central to all the historic nearby locations. Bill (owner, host, historical resource, southern gentleman) was not only an amazing and creative cook, he helped with recommendations of places to go and how to get there for the...

Thank SuzanneDennis
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We love visiting the Williamsburg area during the Christmas season. The choice of York River Inn Bed and Breakfast was definitely a good one. We were able to watch a Christmas boat parade from our room overlooking the York River. Our host, Bill was extremely hospitable. Bill has a great collection of maps and reading material which makes this Inn...

Thank Susan S
Oxnard, California
Reviewed November 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a four day stay on Thanksgiving weekend. Our room looked over the York River what a view !! What a historical place to stay and Wow what a collection of maps, books and other historical items through out the Inn. If I would have had more time I would have read some of...

Thank allenrk60
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is one of the best B & B's we have stayed at in the USA. The location is wonderful, our room had a balcony looking out over the river. Breakfast is a many course banquet and Bill joins you after serving breakfast for a chat. His knowledge of the historic triangle is vast and he helps with plans for...

1Thank GLENS21
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The York River Inn Bed & Breakfast is situated on a high bluff overlooking the York River in a colonial-style building. It is the only waterfront bed and breakfast in the Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg area. The York River Inn Bed & Breakfast is the ideal location for a relaxing visit in historic Yorktown, Virginia. The York River Inn B & B is also a delightful place to enjoy the historic areas of Yorktown and Williamsburg. Gracious settings, generous amenities, and knowledgeable host create a memorable experience rather than just a night away from home. All three guestrooms are filled with standard amenities enhanced by many charming and useful additions--the innkeeper's extensive travel and hospitality career have contributed to his skill at providing the finest accommodations possible. The common area includes a sofa and comfortable chairs, where you can browse through piles of current magazines. The refrigerator is fully stocked for guests. The innkeeper has a vast selection of Virginia books, maps and extensive materials on travel from all over the US and the world. You are welcome to enjoy the shared deck with deck chairs, as well as the cookies and treats always set out on the dining room table. A gourmet breakfast served in the elegant antiques-filled dining area overlooking the river is a highlight of the experience provided at the York River Inn. The Inn is only a short distance from the colonial area and other attractions of Yorktown and is only 15 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg by the way of the scenic Colonial Parkway. The local area is filled with historic, cultural, and entertainment activities without the stress of a busy crowded town. In Yorktown itself are two major historical attractions celebrating the winning of American independence October 19,1781 when George Washington accepted the surrender of the British under Lord Cornwallis, an event commemorated by the 1881 victory monument just down river from the York River Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about York River Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 209 Ambler St, Yorktown, VA 23690-3702
Location: United States > Virginia > Yorktown
Price Range: $110 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
York River Inn b&b
York River Hotel Yorktown
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“We stayed in the top floor Washington Suite, which had a beautiful view, a comfortable king-sized bed, a large tub, and a bidet!”
968EmmaW, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
“Presidential has a great view”
XCOP, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
“The best view is in the room(s) that face the York River, but be prepared for sunlight in the morning. There are black-out curtains.”
Garr3tt, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for river facing room with a deck”
bethgehring, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“The two river rooms are great!”
NanC120, May 4, 2016 | Read review
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