Elegant Colonial Estate Close to Williamsburg’s Best Attractions
Stately white columns, wide picture windows, and a prominent corner turret mark the Williamsburg Plantation resort as a traditional colonial estate. Located close to Williamsburg’s most popular attractions, the regal country home is full of elegant breakfast nooks and sitting rooms, as well as one- and two-bedroom units that each feature en suite fireplaces and jetted whirlpools. Many units also include a full kitchen.
There’s a fully equipped fitness room as well as a clubhouse and playground for kids. After a long day of activity, guests can kick back with a massage or skin treatment at the onsite day spa.
Williamsburg, Virginia: Art and Entertainment in Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia, Williamsburg played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered there in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the final British defeat. The city pays homage to this patriotic past in a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored 88 original 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 patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is only a short drive east; there, a park ranger guides visitors along the British defense and tells the story of the Revolutionary War's final siege.
Back in Williamsburg, the 18th-century-style specialty 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.