This trip was a long time in the making! My husband and I booked our stay here as a weekend getaway back in March, but the day before we were stupposed to leave, Steve had to have emergency eye surgery for a detatched retina! So we thought we’d push it back a couple of weeks… But then COVID had other plans!
Fast forward six months, and our gracious hosts let us have our little getaway with no issues, despite the original reservation being non-refundable. We’re so thankful for their kindness in accommodating us—literally and figuratively. Next time you find yourself planning a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, check out this beautiful, historic, charming B&B! Here’s your guide to staying at the Cedars of Williamsburg.
The Cedars of Williamsburg B&B is located at 616 Jamestown Road, just 3/4 of a mile from Colonial Williamsburg. It’s the oldest and largest bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, boasting 11 rooms, including nine rooms in a three-story Georgian home and two rooms in a beautiful cottage on the property. Guests can also enjoy their lovely sunken garden, gazebo, and lovely walk to Colonial Williamsburg along the edge of the College of William and Mary.
Common areas are very important to me (even in the age of COVID!). I like to have a place to sit and enjoy a tea, do some writing, and see the accommodation’s charm. I loved the historic prints on the walls, antique books all over the house, and comfortable furniture. The Gazebo was a nice perk while the weather was nice on Saturday!
We stayed in the main house in the John Rolfe Room (named for the husband of Pocahontas, a.k.a. Rebecca Rolfe). It has a king-size bed, sleeps two people, and is located on the second floor of the main house. Other rooms boast queen size beds, twin beds, and more. Each room includes authentic antiques and period pieces, air conditioning, and its own private bathroom!
Our room had a shower instead of a tub, which was perfect for us! I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the bathroom, as well as its cleanliness. Old homes are not known for spacious, clean bathrooms! Fun fact: Cedars of Williamsburg has the softest towels and sheets I’ve ever used, anywhere in the world!
The breakfast room is off the parlor on the ground floor, and it’s the perfect combination of cozy and bright. Snacks, tea, and coffee are always available, as are a microwave and mini-fridge.
The breakfast was amazing each morning! Alex is a one-man show, and he does a fantastic job. Be sure to stay on a Friday night so you can have an entire loaf of banana bread all to yourself—he always makes it fresh and serves it on Saturday mornings!
The beautiful Georgian home and its accompanying cottage are the oldest bed and breakfast in Williamsburg; they were built in 1932 with bricks from a 100-year-old building from the College of William and Mary. The property was sold to two women, the Marsh sisters, in 1938 who decided to run it as a bed and breakfast. This was an opportune time to start a bed and breakfast because tourism was just starting up at the Nation’s Colonial Capitol.
Find out more on their History Page!
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