My husband and I loved our stay at the York River Inn. The room was comfortable and interesting (we stayed in the Presidents' room) but it was Bill who made it great.
Both mornings, Bill sat with us during breakfast and shared his knowledge of Yorktown and Virginia history. We spent an hour just watching the bridge opening and closing, and hearing about the history of the area. If you have any questions about VA history, forget the guides at various local sites - just ask Bill!
We've stayed at a lot of bed and breakfasts, and this was the first that had a stocked fridge available to guests at all hours. The "snacks" were amazing... the best peanut cluster cookies I've ever had (Bill owns a peanut farm, incidentally.) Breakfast is beyond compare. Not only was everything delicious, it was totally unique. I've never had broccoli for breakfast before, but I can't wait to do it again!
If you are anywhere near Yorktown, I highly recommend the York River Inn. You won't be disappointed.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- York River Inn b&b
- York River Hotel Yorktown