Carrot Tree Kitchens began with a bet: in 1984, a restaurant owner bet founder Debi that she could not surpass his carrot cake. Debi won with her grandmother’s recipe and, after honing her culinary skills and burning through multiple ovens, opened a restaurant renowned for its desserts. The eatery nestles in historic Yorktown’s oldest home, a cottage that, like Chesapeake Bay, was built in 1720. The kitchen honors the history of the building and the neighborhood with classic Southern platters that reach back to colonial times to inspire hearty country stews, barbecue pork, and vegetable dishes. On Wednesday afternoons from March through November, a traditional high-tea service makes the antique environs gently rattle their bricks in delight.
The Gazebo’s masters of appetite, the Kokolis family, serve up hearty, heartfelt dishes to longtime locals, passersby, and members of the Tribe. Tongues wagging for prime rise-and-shine kibble will sniff out The Gazebo’s Famous Plantation breakfast, an alpha-stamped sampler of two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, home fries, and grits ($9.95). Fans of syrup slip ‘n' slides might dive head first into the buckwheat pancakes ($6.50), while those who prefer to contain their maple glaze in strategically selected squares on a grid can opt for a plain belgian waffle ($6.50). On the menu’s feather-framed page, a clutch of cluck classics clamor for attention, from three-egg omelettes ($5.75–$6.95) to egg and meat combos ($6.75–$12.50), all accompanied by a biscuit and your choice of grits or home fries.
Nestled near Historic Colonial Williamsburg, Ford's Colony Country Club proffers patrons timeless charm, a hospitable staff, and three lavish championship golf courses. Iron-aficionados can pick between the picturesque four and a half star rated Blackheath, Blue Heron, and Marsh Hawk courses, each outfitted to soothe users with smooth greens, peacefully bubbling water hazards, and submarines to retrieve lobbed clubs. Re-oil rusty swings with a bucketful of balls on the driving range, then breathe in fresh, balmy air from the comfort of a golf cart as it winds through Ford's gentle pastures, absconding urban artifice for native wildlife and calming lagoons.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Patriot - Williamsburg in Williamsburg, you'll be close to Williamsburg Premium Outlets and Governor's Palace. This hotel is within close proximity of College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 160 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Williamsburg? This hotel has facilities measuring 11070 square feet (996 square meters), including small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.
As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.
Prasit "Ken" Khachenrum's culinary journey spans more than 11,000 miles. In his native Thailand, the young chef began mastering the dishes of his home soil at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bangkok. Later, after landing a position with Commodore Cruise Lines, the globetrotting Khachenrum continued plying his skills while sailing beneath the Caribbean sun. Upon deciding to settle in Washington, DC, Chef Ken worked through the city's restaurant scene on his way to becoming sushi chef at Yosaku Japanese Restaurant, opening his first restaurant in Yorktown in 2002, and finally, opening Thaijindesu. Thaijindesu—translated from the Japanese word "romanji," meaning "Thai people"—invites guests into an elegant spiral of Thai and Japanese flavors. Chef Ken places bowls of steaming noodles and curries beside fresh rolls of sushi, uniting regional nuances on a single menu rather than uniting two menus with Velcro.