Resort on Former Plantation Close to Historic District
“Caesar had his Brutus, Charles his Cromwell, and George III may profit by their examples.” These fighting words were uttered by Patrick Henry over cries of “treason” as he denounced British tyranny during a Virginia assembly in 1765. Instead of being arrested, however, he went on to catalyze the American Revolution. You can still listen to Patrick Henry debate colonial rights today—sort of—at Williamsburg’s reconstructed brick capitol building. This Patrick Henry is an actor, of course, one of several appearing in daily historical reenactments in the historic district, where visitors can see sophisticated representations of daily life in the colony and in pre-colonial Native American tribes.
About 5 miles west you’ll find Greensprings Vacation Resort on the grounds of a former plantation. It’s a good home base for exploring the area’s historic attractions, but there’s also plenty to do onsite. You can take advantage of floodlighted tennis courts and indoor and outdoor pools.
The resort sits right next door to the Williamsburg National Golf Club, which has a Jack Nicklaus–designed course hailed by Golf Digest as one of the 10 best courses you can play in Virginia.
Williamsburg, Virginia: Art and Entertainment in Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia (along with Jamestown and Yorktown), Williamsburg was the capital of the colony and it played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered here in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the war’s final battle. The city pays homage to this patriotic past with a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored dozens of 18th-century structures within the town; buildings of note include the opulent Governor’s Palace, built in 1722 to house the British governor, and the residential home of George Wythe, the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is only a short drive east; here, park rangers tell the story of the Revolutionary War’s final siege.
Back in Williamsburg, the 18th-century-style boutiques along Merchants Square sell everything from whimsical toys to hand-cooked Virginia peanuts. In addition to its historic sites, Williamsburg boasts a thriving artistic community, with original folk art and paint-by-number self-portraits of the Founding Fathers displayed at several galleries and art exhibits throughout the city.
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What You Get
Stay for up to six in a two-bedroom condo
Dates into March 2015
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
Additional fees: $5 daily resort fee plus tax paid at check-in. $100 refundable security deposit on major credit or debit card due at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Indoor and seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor and seasonal outdoor hot tub
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
$100 refundable security deposit on major credit or debit card due at check-in
$5 daily resort fee plus tax paid at check-in.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One king bed, one queen bed or two twin beds, and one pullout sofa bed
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 6
Adding occupants above standard: no charge
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 10 a.m.
Resort fee includes: fitness, business center, indoor pool and tennis access; use of business center’s computer and Internet; and boarding pass printing.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking allowed
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request; call the hotel to arrange.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF; 24 mi)
Cab fare: about $60 from PHF
Driving distance from Newport News: about 26 miles
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