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York River Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 3 Yorktown B&B and Inns
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 class, with down pillows and comforter. Plan on staying here if visiting Williamsburg, Yorktown or anywhere on the Virginia Peninsula. Also take advantage of Bill's extensive knowledge of the area and its history.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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. I felt quite welcome and safe as a solo traveler on a weekend.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

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!

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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 the bridge outside to the right and though I was concerned that it would be noisy it wasn't at all. The view to the left was nothing but gorgeous as far as the eye could see. We enjoyed walks every morning through the little village and let me just say that the sunrise over the Chesapeak Bay was breathtaking. When we returned from our walks Bill greeted us with hot tea and coffee and good conversation. Breakfast was served at 8:30 and we were not disappointed. Crabadabadoo, poached pears, Scotch Eggs, baked tomatoes and other scrumptious entrees were served. We felt so at home and welcomed while we were there.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 most scenic drive. I cannot describe the interior of the Inn - you will have to experience it for yourself. :) We had a great time and highly recommend staying here. From Denver, Colorado

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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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 so inviting. He shared some valuable historical information which enriched our visit to Yorktown and Williamsburg. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with Bill at our breakfasts that were out of this world. The dishes we had were delicious and heads above many other Bed and Breakfasts' meals. My husband and I highly recommend staying at this Inn.
Susan

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 the historical local books. I consider myself a very good chef.. Bill the proprietor made the most wonderful breakfast's ever. It was nice every morning to chat with Bill about the local history. He has a wealth of knowledge!! Being Thanksgiving most things were closed he was able to find and make reservations for us. It is a must stay at the York River Inn Bed & Breakfast when in this area. We will return !!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 visits to Jamestown and Williamsburg.
A great stay, thanks Bill.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about York River Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 209 Ambler St, Yorktown, VA 23690-3702
Location: United States > Virginia > Yorktown
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Yorktown
Price Range: $110 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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