Colonial Houses Historic Lodging
Colonial Houses Historic Lodging
Colonial Houses
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136 East Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Colonial Houses—
Historic Lodging

A Revolutionary Experience

Imagine a setting filled with authentic period reproductions such as a canopy bed and a crackling fire in the hearth. Stay in the heart of the Revolutionary City with all the comforts of home. Enjoy access to dining, recreation, and spa amenities in addition to admission ticket discounts and exclusive guest-only offerings.

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    Exclusive Guest Benefits

    From special admission ticket pricing to preferred reservations at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, and Colonial Williamsburg’s restaurants and historic taverns—our hotels take care of the details, so you don’t have to. Go behind the scenes, take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service, or enjoy special seasonal perks offered exclusively to our hotel guests.

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View all of the available Colonial Houses–Historic Lodging properties below. Please note that only Tavern Rooms are available for online booking. To learn more about booking all other Colonial Houses call (888) 965-7254. To reserve an individual tavern room online, fill out the form below and click “Check Availability.” Then, choose from a room with one double bed, one queen bed, or two twin beds—all with private bathroom facilities.

Bracken Kitchen
Bracken Kitchen

The Bracken Kitchen was a part of the extensive real estate holdings of the Rev. John Bracken. It is located on East Francis Street. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

The first-floor room has a queen canopy bed. This room is ADA compliant for wheelchair accessibility. The second floor has twin beds. The pitched roofline creates a unique atmosphere in this room. Both rooms have private, full bath facilities.

Brick House Tavern Shop
Brick House Shop

The Brick House Shop is located behind the main tavern on Botetourt Street. It was used by two entrepreneurs, Messrs. Cosby and Moore, to carry on the “RIDING-CHAIR MAKERS business, in all its branches; and likewise make carts, and all kinds of wheels.”

It is a two-bedroom house. The first floor has one bedroom with one queen canopy bed with trundle and a sitting room with a fireplace. The second floor has a bedroom with two double beds. Both bedrooms have private, full baths.

Brick House Tavern
Brick House Tavern

The Brick House Tavern is located on Duke of Gloucester Street. It has 16 rooms, all have private, full baths. The Brick House has always been used as lodging. In 1770, the innkeeper, Mary Davis, advertised “12 or 14 very good lodging rooms” and also noted that the first-floor rooms were reserved for ladies and the rooms above for gentlemen.

There is a Great Room with fireplace in the cellar. The first and second floors have eight rooms each. This tavern is an excellent choice for large family reunions and gatherings.

Carter Kitchen
Robert Carter Kitchen

The Robert Carter Kitchen is located behind the Robert Carter House, on Palace Green. The house was owned by descendants of Robert “King” Carter of Carter’s Grove. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

The first floor has a sitting room with a daybed and trundle and a fireplace. The second floor has a queen bed and private, full bath facilities.

Chiswell-Bucktrout House
Chiswell-Bucktrout House

The Chiswell-Bucktrout House is located on East Francis Street. It has nine rooms on two floors.

The first floor has six rooms. There are three queen canopy bedrooms (one has a fireplace), two rooms with twin beds, and one room with a double canopy bed. The second floor has three rooms. There are two queen canopy bedrooms and one twin bedroom. All rooms have private, full baths. This tavern is an excellent choice for large family reunions and gatherings.

Chiswell-Bucktrout Kitchen
Chiswell-Bucktrout Kitchen

The Chiswell-Bucktrout Kitchen is located next to the Chiswell- Bucktrout House. It has one room with a queen canopy bed and a fireplace. It has a private, full bath.

Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

Crump House
Richard Crump House

The Richard Crump House is located on Francis Street. It was part of extensive real estate holdings of the Rev. John Bracken. Maps from the early 1800s showed the house marked as “Js. Carter.” James Carter and his brother were both apothecaries and surgeons during the mid to late 1700s.

The first floor has a queen canopy bed. The second floor has twin beds. Both rooms have private, full bath facilities.

Ewing House
Ewing House

The Ewing House on East Francis Street was named for Scottish immigrant Ebenezer Ewing. He lived with Elizabeth Ashton and their son Thomas. Ewing specified in his will that, if Elizabeth married after his death, the house would go to Thomas. Elizabeth never married.
The first-floor suite has a queen canopy bed and a sitting room with a fireplace. The second floor has two rooms, both with twin beds. Each of the three rooms has private, full bath facilities.

Ewing Storeouse
Ewing Shop

The Ewing Shop is where Ebenezer Ewing sold merchandise to earn a living. He stocked a variety of objects such as thread, coating materials, and nails.

The shop is located behind the Ewing House. It has a queen canopy bed, a fireplace, and a private, full bath.

Goddin Shop
Isham Goddin Shop

Isham Goddin, a militiaman from New Kent County, acquired the small shop for £200 in 1778.

It is a two-bedroom house located near the gardens for Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. The first floor has a sitting room with fireplace and a bedroom with queen canopy bed. The second floor has two twin beds. The full bath facilities are located on the second floor. The pitched roofline creates a unique feeling in the upstairs bedroom area.

Hay's Kitchen
Peter Hay’s Kitchen

Peter Hay’s Kitchen is located across Queen Street from Market Square Tavern. Mr. Hay was a doctor-apothecary who sold drugs and sundries. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

This house has a sitting room with a fireplace on the first floor. The second floor has a queen canopy bed and private, full bath facilities.

Jackson House
George Jackson House

The George Jackson House is located on York Street near Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. The lot was owned by Benjamin Waller. George Jackson bought the property in 1773 or 1774 and operated a shop from the attached wing.

The first-floor suite has a queen canopy bed, sitting room with a queen sleeper-sofa, and private, full bath. The second floor has a queen canopy bed and sitting room with a twin daybed with trundle. The private, full bath is accessed from the hall.

Jones House
Orlando Jones House

The Orlando Jones House is on Duke of Gloucester Street. Jones is less well known than his granddaughter Martha and his father, the first rector of Bruton Parish Church. Martha was the widow Custis, who married a promising young man named George Washington.

The house has four rooms. The first-floor rooms both have queen canopy beds and fireplaces. They have private, full baths in the room. The second-floor rooms both have twin beds. Each private, full bath is located in the upstairs hallway.

Jones Kitchen
Orlando Jones Kitchen

The Orlando Jones Kitchen is located behind the Orlando Jones House. It has a sitting room with fireplace and daybed with trundle on the first floor. The bedroom is located on the second floor and has a double bed. The private, full bath is also on the second floor.

Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

Jones Office
Orlando Jones Office

The Orlando Jones Shop (Office) is located next to the Orlando Jones House. It has two rooms. The first-floor room has a queen canopy bed with twin trundle bed. There is a fireplace in this room. The second-floor room has twin beds and private, full bath. These two rooms have separate entrances but are joined with an internal connecting door.

Lewis House
Lewis House

The Lewis House was a part of the property owned by Orlando Jones, grandfather of Martha Washington. It is located on the corner of East Francis Street and Colonial Avenue.

The first floor has a common living room for all occupants to use. The bedroom has a queen canopy bed, fireplace, and private, full bath. The second floor suite has twin beds and a sitting room with a twin daybed and twin trundle. The private, full bath is accessed in the hall.

Lightfoot Tenement
Lightfoot Tenement

The Lightfoot Tenement is a two-story dwelling offering two separate rental suites—one on the first floor and one on the second floor. In the 18th century, a tenement was often used as a guesthouse for visiting family and friends.

Each floor offers guests a queen canopy bed, a sitting room with fireplace, and private, full bath facilities. The first-floor bedroom also has a trundle bed. A garden area is located in the back of the house.

Market Square Tavern Kitchen
Market Square Kitchen

The Market Square Kitchen is located behind the main tavern. It has one ADA wheelchair accessible room on the first floor with a double canopy bed and a fireplace. It has a private, full bathroom with a roll-in shower and full bath. The second floor has twin beds and a private, full bath.

Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

Market Square Tavern
Market Square Tavern

The Market Square Tavern is located on Duke of Gloucester Street next to Market Square. It has 11 rooms, one of which is ADA wheelchair accessible. Each room has a full, private bath.

There is a Great Room with a fireplace original to the building on the first floor.

The Market Square Tavern is an excellent choice for large family reunions and gatherings.

Masonic Kitchen
Masonic Kitchen

In the late 18th century, the Williamsburg branch of the Masons rented the ground floor of a house on Francis Street owned by William Lightfoot for their Lodge. The Masonic Kitchen is next to the Masonic Lodge. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire.

The first floor has a living area and a master bedroom with a queen canopy bed. The second floor has twin beds. The full bath facilities are located on the second floor.

Moody House Kitchen
Moody Kitchen

The Moody Kitchen is located behind the Moody House on East Francis Street. Eighteenth-century kitchens were detached from the main house to prevent the spread of food odors and extreme heat and to reduce the risk of fire. The room has a queen canopy bed, a fireplace, and a private, full bath.

Morton House
David Morton House

The David Morton House is located on the corner of Waller Street and York Street, near Christiana Campbell’s Tavern.

The first-floor suite has a queen canopy bed and a sitting room with a fireplace and queen sleeper-sofa. The suite has a private, full bath. The second floor also has a queen canopy bed and a sitting room with a twin daybed with a trundle. The private, full bath is accessed from the hall.

Nicholas-Tyler Laundry
Nicholas-Tyler Laundry

The Nicholas-Tyler Laundry is located on East Francis Street across from the Market Square.

There are two rooms, which have a common entrance. The first floor has a sitting room with fireplace and a king bed with private, full bath facilities. The second floor has a sitting room with a twin daybed and twin trundle. The bedroom has twin beds as well. The bath is private.

Nicholas-Tyler Office
Nicholas-Tyler Office

The Nicholas-Tyler Office is located on the corner of East Francis Street and South England Street.

There are two suites in this house. The first floor has a sitting room with a fireplace. The bedroom has two double beds. There is a private, full bath. The second floor has a double bed and a raised sitting room area with a day bed. There is a private, full bath. These two rooms have separate entrances, but a connecting door joins both rooms without going outside.

Orrell House
Orrell House

The Orrell House is located on East Francis Street and the main drive for the Williamsburg Inn.

The first-floor suite has a sitting room with fireplace and a daybed and trundle. The bedroom has a double canopy bed and fireplace. The second floor has two separate accommodations. The first has twin beds with private, full bath facilities across the hall. The second has a double half canopy bed and a sitting room with twin daybed. The full bath has a shower only; there is no bath tub.

The Quarter
The Quarter

The Quarter is an original building. It is commonly thought that this house was used to accommodate indentured servants or slaves. It is located on the corner of East Francis Street and the main drive for the Williamsburg Inn. The first floor has a sitting room and a bedroom with a double bed and full bath. The second floor has twin beds and private, full bath. The roofline creates a unique atmosphere in this room.

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Check-in for the Colonial Houses is handled through the front desk of the Williamsburg Inn.

All rooms are nonsmoking.

Handicap AccessibilityThe Market Square Tavern has an accessible guest room on the main level. The bathroom has grab bars at the water closet and a bathtub with a tub seat. The designated accessible parking is approximately 50 yards from the accessible entrance.

Handicap Accessibility

The Market Square Tavern Kitchen is accessible with the guest room on the main level. The bathroom has grab bars at the water closet, a bathtub with a tub seat, and a roll-in shower facility. A guest room on the second floor is not accessible but is equipped with grab bars and accessible lavatory. The designated accessible parking is approximately 50 yards from the accessible entrance.

Handicap AccessibilityThe Bracken Tenement Kitchen is accessible with the guest room on the main level. The bathroom is equipped with grab bars at the water closet and bathtub. The designated accessible parking is approximately 100 yards from the accessible entrance.