My husband and I decided to take a trip to Williamsburg last fall- he had booked the trip as the Autumn Stories package, which includes historical passes, a ghost tour, and a 100$ gift card, for use at the restaurants and gift shops (all WONDERFUL! We dined at the King's Tavern, on the patio... the lights were incredible, and the food was delicious).
Originally, we were supposed to stay at the tavern, but upon learning that it was my first trip to Williamsburg, we received a complimentary upgrade to the bottom floor of the Lightfoot Tenement.
On top of giving us the authentic experience we sought at the tavern, the Lightfoot Tenement is spacious, romantic, and gorgeous. It comes with a fireplace, canopy bed, and a very quaint, small garden off the back.
However... I should warn you, I'm pretty sure it comes with something else as well.
We had a couple of strange experiences at the Tenement, that I've never had anywhere else, and didn't even believe in up to that point. Everyday we spent there, we were locked into different rooms.... at different times of the day... through different doors... some that didn't have locks... We had to call management twice! But it gets kind of weirder.
There was no one above us in the tenement, and there is an outside door, that is also locked. The second day we were there, around ten AM, we heard someone running up and down the stairs... LOUDLY, for about ten minutes. When we finally opened the door, the noise stopped, and the hall was empty.
I don't know if anyone else has had experiences there, but that was ours: harmless, but creepy irregardless. We asked the guide on the ghost tour, who has heard other stories about the house... However, if I had the option to stay there again, I would in a heartbeat! By far the best place I have ever stayed in! I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a little company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic reproductions of colonial houses with 18th century antique furnishings, set in historic area. 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. ... more less
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