Williamsburg Without the Crowds
Experience a bit of the charming life of 18th-century colonists at this Virginian hideaway
By Alice Shapin
Experience a bit of the charming life of 18th-century colonists at this Virginian hideaway.
Where: Williamsburg Lodge. 310 South England St., Williamsburg, VA. 800-447-8679
What’s special: A visit to Colonial Williamsburg — the restored capital of 18th-century Virginia — is like a journey into America’s past. Set on 300 acres, you can explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence. Watch tradesmen at their craft, and enjoy dinner at the Williamsburg tavern, too. The Lodge offers Southern hospitality and an ideal location; built in 1939 and renovated in 2007, it features original wood paneling, blue stone floor, and folk-art inspired furnishings.
The deal: The “American Stories Package” is a two-night stay that includes nightly accommodations at the Lodge, daily breakfast, and a length-of-stay ticket. Prices start at $75 per person per night. Mention Hudson Valley Magazine and receive a complimentary room upgrade at check-in, based on availability. Prices are higher for Fri.-Sat. arrivals.
When: Valid Sun.-Thurs. from now until March 17
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