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Colonial Houses

  • 136 East Francis Street Register at Williamsburg Inn Williamsburg VA 23185
  • FRONT DESK

      (757) 220-7978 |

    RESERVATIONS

     

Imagine a setting filled with 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.

*Colonial Deluxe rooms can be reserved through the call center at 888-965-7254.

 

Checking in at the Orrell Kitchen

When you turn onto Colonial St. from E. Francis, make your first left (Williamsburg Inn will be directly in front of you), then immediately make another left and you’ll see the white Colonial House on your left for check-in, parking for check-in is available at the location.

 

  • Amenities

    • Babysitting

      Babysitting services can be arranged upon request.

    • Bicycle rental

      Bicycles are available for rental at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

    • Colonial Williamsburg tickets

      Guests of official Colonial Williamsburg hotels can purchase admission tickets and passes at a special discounted rate.

    • Concierge desk

      The knowledgeable concierge will be your guide to the best of the area.

    • Driving range

      Guests have access to the driving range at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

    • Golf

      Guests have access to the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

    • Health club and fitness center

      A state-of-the-art fitness facility with daily group exercise classes is located at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

    • Ice

      Ice delivery services are available.

    • Internet access

      Complimentary WiFi is available. Signal strength varies by location.

    • Laundry

      Rooms are equipped with laundry bags for our valet service.

    • Lounge

      Guests have access to neighboring bar and lounge options.

    • Parking

      Complimentary on-site parking is provided for all guests.

    • Pool

      Guests have access to two outdoor pools (one of which is heated) as well as an indoor pool located at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

    • Preferred reservations

      Preferred reservations for Colonial Williamsburg's restaurants, appointments at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, tee times at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, and tennis court times are available for all guests.

    • Safe or Safe-deposit box

      Safe deposit boxes are available at the front desk.

    • Shopping services

      Complimentary delivery of purchases from all official Colonial Williamsburg stores directly to your hotel is available.

    • Shuttle service

      Complimentary transportation is provided around the perimeter of the Revolutionary City.

    • Spa

      Enjoy access to the Spa fitness center, complimentary classes, and resort pools along with preferred reservations at the Spa.

    • Specialty Room Service

      Items from our specialty room service menu are available with 72-24 hours notice.

    • Suite

      The Colonial Houses offer spacious suite options.

    • Tennis

      Guests have access to the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club.

    • TTD telephone machine

      A TTD telephone machine is available for guests with hearing or speech difficulties.

    • Wheelchair access

      Some Colonial Houses are wheelchair accessible.

  • Tavern Rooms

    A tavern room with a double bed

    Tavern Room Double

    Get a unique glimpse into 18th-century living without sacrificing the amenities of home.

    OCCUPANCY

    Double bed; 2 adults

    SITTING AREA

    Features table and chairs

    AMENITIES

    Spa signature Lavender-Lemongrass shampoo, conditioner, and lotions; Gilchrist and Soames oatmeal soap


    Tavern room with a full bed

    Tavern Room Queen

    Get a unique glimpse into 18th-century living without sacrificing the amenities of home.

    OCCUPANCY

    Queen bed; 2 adults

    SITTING AREA

    Features table and chairs

    AMENITIES

    Spa signature Lavender-Lemongrass shampoo, conditioner, and lotions; Gilchrist and Soames oatmeal soap


    Tavern Room with a twin bed

    Tavern Room Twins

    Get a unique glimpse into 18th-century living without sacrificing the amenities of home.

    OCCUPANCY

    2 twin beds; 2 adults

    SITTING AREA

    Features table and chairs

    AMENITIES

    Spa signature Lavender-Lemongrass shampoo, conditioner, and lotions; Gilchrist and Soames oatmeal soap

  • Houses

    Bracken Kitchen

    The Bracken Kitchen was a part of the extensive real estate holdings of the Rev. John Bracken. It is located on East Francis Street. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

    The first-floor room has a queen canopy bed. This room is ADA compliant for wheelchair accessibility. The second floor has twin beds. The pitched roofline creates a unique atmosphere in this room. Both rooms have private, full bath facilities.


    Brick House Shop

    The Brick House Shop is located behind the main tavern on Botetourt Street. It was used by two entrepreneurs, Messrs. Cosby and Moore, to carry on the “RIDING-CHAIR MAKERS business, in all its branches; and likewise make carts, and all kinds of wheels.”

    It is a two-bedroom house. The first floor has one bedroom with one queen canopy bed with trundle and a sitting room with a fireplace. The second floor has a bedroom with two double beds. Both bedrooms have private, full baths.


    Brick House Tavern

    The Brick House Tavern is located on Duke of Gloucester Street. It has 16 rooms, all have private, full baths. The Brick House has always been used as lodging. In 1770, the innkeeper, Mary Davis, advertised “12 or 14 very good lodging rooms” and also noted that the first-floor rooms were reserved for ladies and the rooms above for gentlemen.

    There is a Great Room with fireplace in the cellar. The first and second floors have eight rooms each. This tavern is an excellent choice for large family reunions and gatherings.


    Chiswell-Bucktrout House

    The Chiswell-Bucktrout House is located on East Francis Street. It has nine rooms on two floors.

    The first floor has six rooms. There are three queen canopy bedrooms (one has a fireplace), two rooms with twin beds, and one room with a double canopy bed. The second floor has three rooms. There are two queen canopy bedrooms and one twin bedroom. All rooms have private, full baths. This tavern is an excellent choice for large family reunions and gatherings.


    Chiswell-Bucktrout Kitchen

    The Chiswell-Bucktrout Kitchen is located next to the Chiswell- Bucktrout House. It has one room with a queen canopy bed and a fireplace. It has a private, full bath.

    Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.


    David Morton House

    The David Morton House is located on the corner of Waller Street and York Street, near Christiana Campbell’s Tavern.

    The first-floor suite has a queen canopy bed and a sitting room with a fireplace and queen sleeper-sofa. The suite has a private, full bath. The second floor also has a queen canopy bed and a sitting room with a twin daybed with a trundle. The private, full bath is accessed from the hall.


    Ewing House

    The Ewing House on East Francis Street was named for Scottish immigrant Ebenezer Ewing. He lived with Elizabeth Ashton and their son Thomas. Ewing specified in his will that, if Elizabeth married after his death, the house would go to Thomas. Elizabeth never married. The first-floor suite has a queen canopy bed and a sitting room with a fireplace. The second floor has two rooms, both with twin beds. Each of the three rooms has private, full bath facilities.


    Ewing Shop

    The Ewing Shop is where Ebenezer Ewing sold merchandise to earn a living. He stocked a variety of objects such as thread, coating materials, and nails.

    The shop is located behind the Ewing House. It has a queen canopy bed, a fireplace, and a private, full bath.


    George Jackson House

    The George Jackson House is located on York Street near Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. The lot was owned by Benjamin Waller. George Jackson bought the property in 1773 or 1774 and operated a shop from the attached wing.

    The first-floor suite has a queen canopy bed, sitting room with a queen sleeper-sofa, and private, full bath. The second floor has a queen canopy bed and sitting room with a twin daybed with trundle. The private, full bath is accessed from the hall.


    Lewis House

    The Lewis House was a part of the property owned by Orlando Jones, grandfather of Martha Washington. It is located on the corner of East Francis Street and Colonial Avenue.

    The first floor has a common living room for all occupants to use. The bedroom has a queen canopy bed, fireplace, and private, full bath. The second floor suite has twin beds and a sitting room with a twin daybed and twin trundle. The private, full bath is accessed in the hall.


    Market Square Kitchen

    The Market Square Kitchen is located behind the main tavern. It has one ADA wheelchair accessible room on the first floor with a double canopy bed and a fireplace. It has a private, full bathroom with a roll-in shower and full bath. The second floor has twin beds and a private, full bath.

    Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.


    Masonic Kitchen

    In the late 18th century, the Williamsburg branch of the Masons rented the ground floor of a house on Francis Street owned by William Lightfoot for their Lodge. The Masonic Kitchen is next to the Masonic Lodge. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

    The first floor has a living area and a master bedroom with a queen canopy bed. The second floor has twin beds. The full bath facilities are located on the second floor.


    Nicholas-Tyler Laundry

    The Nicholas-Tyler Laundry is located on East Francis Street across from the Market Square.

    There are two rooms, which have a common entrance. The first floor has a sitting room with fireplace and a king bed with private, full bath facilities. The second floor has a sitting room with a twin daybed and twin trundle. The bedroom has twin beds as well. The bath is private.


    Lightfoot Tenement

    The Lightfoot Tenement is a two-story dwelling offering two separate rental suites—one on the first floor and one on the second floor. In the 18th century, a tenement was often used as a guesthouse for visiting family and friends.

    Each floor offers guests a queen canopy bed, a sitting room with fireplace, and private, full bath facilities. The first-floor bedroom also has a trundle bed. A garden area is located in the back of the house.


    Moody Kitchen

    The Moody Kitchen is located behind the Moody House on East Francis Street. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire. The room has a queen canopy bed, a fireplace, and a private, full bath.


    Isham Goddin Shop

    Isham Goddin, a militiaman from New Kent County, acquired the small shop for £200 in 1778.

    It is a two-bedroom house located near the gardens for Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. The first floor has a sitting room with fireplace and a bedroom with queen canopy bed. The second floor has two twin beds. The full bath facilities are located on the second floor. The pitched roofline creates a unique feeling in the upstairs bedroom area.


    Market Square Tavern

    The Market Square Tavern is located on Duke of Gloucester Street next to Market Square. It has 11 rooms, one of which is ADA wheelchair accessible. Each room has a full, private bath.

    There is a Great Room with a fireplace original to the building on the first floor.

    The Market Square Tavern is an excellent choice for large family reunions and gatherings.


    Nicholas-Tyler Office

    The Nicholas-Tyler Office is located on the corner of East Francis Street and South England Street.

    There are two suites in this house. The first floor has a sitting room with a fireplace. The bedroom has two double beds. There is a private, full bath. The second floor has a double bed and a raised sitting room area with a day bed. There is a private, full bath. These two rooms have separate entrances, but a connecting door joins both rooms without going outside.


    Orlando Jones House

    The Orlando Jones House is on Duke of Gloucester Street. Jones is less well known than his granddaughter Martha and his father, the first rector of Bruton Parish Church. Martha was the widow Custis, who married a promising young man named George Washington.

    The house has four rooms. The first-floor rooms both have queen canopy beds and fireplaces. They have private, full baths in the room. The second-floor rooms both have twin beds. Each private, full bath is located in the upstairs hallway.


    Orlando Jones Kitchen

    The Orlando Jones Kitchen is located behind the Orlando Jones House. It has a sitting room with fireplace and daybed with trundle on the first floor. The bedroom is located on the second floor and has a double bed. The private, full bath is also on the second floor.

    Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.


    Orlando Jones Office

    The Orlando Jones Shop (Office) is located next to the Orlando Jones House. It has two rooms. The first-floor room has a queen canopy bed with twin trundle bed. There is a fireplace in this room. The second-floor room has twin beds and private, full bath. These two rooms have separate entrances but are joined with an internal connecting door.


    Orrell House

    The Orrell House is located on East Francis Street and the main drive for the Williamsburg Inn.

    The first-floor suite has a sitting room with fireplace and a daybed and trundle. The bedroom has a double canopy bed and fireplace. The second floor has two separate accommodations. The first has twin beds with private, full bath facilities across the hall. The second has a double half canopy bed and a sitting room with twin daybed. The full bath has a shower only; there is no bath tub.


    Peter Hay’s Kitchen

    Peter Hay’s Kitchen is located across Queen Street from Market Square Tavern. Mr. Hay was a doctor-apothecary who sold drugs and sundries. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

    This house has a sitting room with a fireplace on the first floor. The second floor has a queen canopy bed and private, full bath facilities.


    Richard Crump House

    The Richard Crump House is located on Francis Street. It was part of extensive real estate holdings of the Rev. John Bracken. Maps from the early 1800s showed the house marked as “Js. Carter.” James Carter and his brother were both apothecaries and surgeons during the mid to late 1700s.

    The first floor has a queen canopy bed. The second floor has twin beds. Both rooms have private, full bath facilities.


    Robert Carter Kitchen

    The Robert Carter Kitchen is located behind the Robert Carter House, on Palace Green. The house was owned by descendants of Robert “King” Carter of Carter’s Grove. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

    The first floor has a sitting room with a daybed and trundle and a fireplace. The second floor has a queen bed and private, full bath facilities.


    The Quarter

    The Quarter is an original building. It is commonly thought that this house was used to accommodate indentured servants or slaves. It is located on the corner of East Francis Street and the main drive for the Williamsburg Inn. The first floor has a sitting room and a bedroom with a double bed and full bath. The second floor has twin beds and private, full bath. The roofline creates a unique atmosphere in this room.