Southern Charm in Williamsburg, VA - Finding Your Home Away from Home

Williamsburg is known as America’s Colonial or Revolutionary City and home to roughly 14,500 people. The colonial spirit is still alive and makes traveling back in history easy. Colonial Williamsburg is the part of town that has been restored and the city at large features many galleries and museums. Find your historic home away from home during your trip here.

Image via  Flickr  by Corvair Owner

Image via Flickr by Corvair Owner


King’s Creek Plantation

This place truly is a home away from home, giving you a small village feel, with a historic charm: King’s Creek Plantation. Choose between cottages, town-home living, or large vacation homes, all bringing you that certain touch of luxury for your getaway to Williamsburg. Rates start around $135 and the resort comes with an aquatic center, sauna, fitness room, and a barbecue site to gather. Experience what it was like during colonial days by joining a historic tour, check out the nearby art galleries, or the Governor’s Place.

The Historic Powhatan Resort

If you are looking for something more upscale to prep up your getaway, choose to stay at The Historic Powhatan Resort. You can choose to stay at one- to four-bedroom rooms that all include a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a pleasantly sized bathroom. Enjoy the convenience of housekeeping service, parking, and a mini-market, and de-stress with mini-golf and the fitness center. Average room rates are about $130 but depend on room size and season. Feel the colonial spirit of Williamsburg, visit the Jamestown Settlement, go for a wine-tasting, or picnic in the State Park.

Williamsburg Lodge

Combine a relaxed getaway with a historic touch - it’s what you get when you stay at Williamsburg Lodge. Rates start as low as $119 per person, per night and you get great value for your money, including a world-class restaurant, a pool to stay active, shuttle service around town, and tennis and spa facilities. Rooms have a tasteful interior and some have beautiful views of the golf course. Nearby are the Public Hospital Museum, Bruton Parish Church, and many art galleries.

Williamsburg Plantation Resort

Seeking luxury? Williamsburg Plantation Resort is for you. This place features two pools, a jacuzzi, picnic table, tennis court, volleyball and basketball facilities, and a fitness center with a spa to unwind. The comfortable, traditionally designed suites - two- or four-bedroom - come with a kitchen, dining room, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces for a true holiday feeling. Relax on the furnished balcony or patio or explore America’s Colonial Capital by visiting the Jamestown Settlement. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is also a fun destination. Average rates at Williamsburg Plantation Resort are $200 per night.

Great Wolf Lodge

When staying at Great Wolf Lodge, you will find a rustic, wooden, and comfortable interior in rooms designed for two to eight people with rates starting at $280. Rooms are spacious and offer a cozy cabin atmopshere. For your convenience, you get water park passes and access to the fitness center. There are several dining and shopping facilities on site. It’s a family-friendly place offering activities for both young and old, such as ShadowQuest or 4D World; the water park is the highlight. Nearby are museums, shopping facilities, and a State Park.

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