Our experience at the Colonial houses was nothing short of exceptional! The only down fall being the fact we weren't visited by ghosts! We booked this expecting it to be authentic, quaint, romantic and special, and it DID NOT disappoint!! We arrived around 6 pm on a Saturday (Please note that most attractions/houses/town close at 5!!) and were greeted warmly and professionally at the front desk (and were surprised by the grandness of the Williamsburg Inn, this will be our next stay!). The staff was kind enough to entertain our questions about the area, the local hauntings and even to move our house to one more suited to our needs, The Orrwell house. The bellman then jumped on his bike, while we jumped in our car, and followed him to our house. He walked us through the entire property aquainting us to the house, answering questions and accomdating any of our needs. He was fantastic, we told him where we had dinner reservations (the Fat Cannary, A MUST!) and he told us to call the front desk and let them know when we were ready, and they would transport us there, which they did, AND back, what a great perk! We spent the rest of our evening roaming the grounds, it was quiet, peaceful, a tad spooky and romantic all at once! The house itself was plainly decorated (umm colonial?!), but comfortable. It was creeky, and had low ceilings and antique furntiure, all of which we assumed knowing was a 'Colonial House'.The house was a tad musty (again, it was built in 1750) so if you suffer from allergies or asthma you may want to rethink this. The bathroom was fine (and much larger then the BnB we stayed in the previous night). If you're looking for deluxe, lavish accomidations, the houses are not for you! They are fun, different, and a great way get in the spirit of visiting Colonial Williamsburg. We commented several times at what a great location this would be for a wedding, the Colonial houses a unique and authentic place for your guests to stay! We will be back and recommend these to fun couples, families and travelers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic reproductions of colonial houses with 18th century antique furnishings, set in historic area. Authentic period reproductions such as a canopy bed and a crackling fire in the hearth. Stay in the heart of the Revolutionary City with all the comforts of home. Enjoy access to dining, recreation, and spa amenities in addition to admission ticket discounts and exclusive guest-only offerings. ... more less
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