Although Virginia is a historical state — it was, after all, one of the 13 original colonies! — Williamsburg can be considered the heart of it all. This small and charming town was the backdrop for many important events in our nation’s history. And what better way to take a trip through history than with a stay in an authentic bed and breakfast set in the heart of Williamsburg?
The Fife & Drum Inn, named as a nod to the musical ensembles that were once popular in colonial armies, is ideally located in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and right across from the College of William and Mary.
The Inn is just under an hour’s drive from the capital, Richmond, as well as Norfolk, VA. It is sandwiched between two historic rivers, James River and York River, which makes it a popular getaway during the summer months. The Fife & Drum is perfect for any type of traveler, including couples, history-seekers, nature lovers, foodies, and families. In fact, imagine how awe-inspiring it is for children to follow in the same footsteps that the Founding Fathers once took!
Speaking of history, this bed and breakfast is located in a colonial-style red brick building with touches of history in every corner. Each of the nine rooms are named after different elements of Williamsburg, such as the Webster Hitchens (grandfather of owner Sharon and a merchant), and are decorated with memorabilia and relics from the past.
One of Fife & Drum’s main highlights is the beautiful Conservancy Room, which is draped with luxurious white linens and contains a four poster queen-sized bed, a chic footed tub, and a lovely colonial style birdhouse that hides the television.
Innkeepers Sharon and Billy were both born and raised in Williamsburg, which gives them the unique opportunity to show all facets of the city. Likewise, they are the epitome of Southern Hospitality, and want to make each guest’s stay a memorable one: “We really enjoy the opportunity to make sure our guests have a most unique, memorable, and relaxing stay.”
The Fife & Drum Inn is also the perfect accommodation for those who want to visit their College of William and Mary student or perhaps return as an alumni themselves. The bed and breakfast is located just steps away from the nation’s second-oldest college so that you can enjoy a nice brunch at one of the nearby 18th-century-style taverns or take a walk through campus with your scholar.
We hope we’ve convinced you to visit Williamsburg, but just in case you need more, we’ll let the travel experts do the talking: The New York Times listed Williamsburg as one of the world’s top 52 Places to Go in 2019; Williamsburg was ranked #1 as the Best Places to Visit in Virginia by US News; and Reader’s Digest voted Williamsburg as one of the Best American Cities for History Buffs.
Whether it’s tracing our nation’s history throughout the city, visiting your student at the College of William and Mary, or simply booking a romantic weekend getaway, the Fife & Drum Inn has everything you need to make your trip to Williamsburg memorable!
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