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York River Inn Bed and Breakfast

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The York River Inn Bed & Breakfast is situated on a high bluff overlooking the York River in a colonial-style building. It is the only waterfront bed and breakfast in the Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg area. The York River Inn Bed & Breakfast is the ideal location for a relaxing visit in historic Yorktown, Virginia. The York River Inn B & B is also a delightful place to enjoy the historic areas of Yorktown and Williamsburg. Gracious settings, generous amenities, and knowledgeable host create a memorable experience rather than just a night away from home. All three guestrooms are filled with standard amenities enhanced by many charming and useful additions--the innkeeper's extensive travel and hospitality career have contributed to his skill at providing the finest accommodations possible. The common area includes a sofa and comfortable chairs, where you can browse through piles of current magazines. The refrigerator is fully stocked for guests. The innkeeper has a vast selection of Virginia books, maps and extensive materials on travel from all over the US and the world. You are welcome to enjoy the shared deck with deck chairs, as well as the cookies and treats always set out on the dining room table. A gourmet breakfast served in the elegant antiques-filled dining area overlooking the river is a highlight of the experience provided at the York River Inn. The Inn is only a short distance from the colonial area and other attractions of Yorktown and is only 15 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg by the way of the scenic Colonial Parkway. The local area is filled with historic, cultural, and entertainment activities without the stress of a busy crowded town. In Yorktown itself are two major historical attractions celebrating the winning of American independence October 19,1781 when George Washington accepted the surrender of the British under Lord Cornwallis, an event commemorated by the 1881 victory monument just down river from the York River Inn.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Great View
Historic Hotel
Full view
73Somewhat walkable
Grade: 73 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
17Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews washington suite president's room his knowledge york river coleman bridge every morning bluff overlooking historical items great cook fresh baked cookies story teller american history our honeymoon b and b both mornings thoroughly enjoyed our stay relaxing stay
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to stay. Convenient to walk into town. Host extremely welcoming, breakfast a little unusual but very tasty. We had President room great view out to sea and the bridge. Quite cluttered with books lots of books so difficult to put anything down. Excellent...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We stayed in the Washington Suite for two nights for our honeymoon. This room was very large and comfortable with a king bed and various couches and rocking chairs, and the bathroom well-equipped with a toilet/bidet and jacuzzi bathtub. The inn contained a sizable library...More

Thank Bill C
Response from Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and BreakfastResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks very much for the compliments! It's interesting guests like you who make running a B&B so special for me. Thanks for picking my inn for your stay, and I look forward to having you back on an anniversary visit in the future!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

My husband and I had a two-night stay in August. We were greeted by a note where the host apologized in case he was late returning for the day, with the keys, and directions. We had just gotten in when he arrived. We immediately felt...More

Thank Susan S
Response from Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and BreakfastResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks very much for your very kind words! Sometimes I worry that I make people stay at the table too long listening to my stories, so you have made me a little more comfortable when they do! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to YR Inn for a getaway from work and enjoy history a bit...we had such a great time at the inn with Mr Bill. Hes quite a character...very knowledgeable about the area, history and yummy food. I felt like I...More

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Response from Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and BreakfastResponded 24 August 2018

Your comments are so sweet! Thanks for coming---glad I was able to make your weekend a fun one!

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had the top floor Washington Room and loved our 2-night stay. Bill is helpful, a wonderful story teller, and makes amazing breakfasts. Who needs lunch when you have a breakfast from Bill? This B&B is the best location if you want to walk to...More

Thank MJ_Jeff
Response from Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and BreakfastResponded 24 August 2018

Thanks for the nice compliments---I look forward to your return to make your next visit even better!

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"Ask for the rooms with a view of the river -- beautiful!"
17 Jul 2017
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"Two rooms on second floor, one on third floor. Any would be fine."
6 Jul 2017
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"Ask for a room looking over the York river."
30 May 2017
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"We stayed in the top floor Washington Suite, which had a beautiful view, a comfortable king-sized bed, a..."
7 Nov 2016
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