My wife and I are taking advantage of a last minute airfare sale to visit Williamsburg at the end of March. We have a late flight into Richmond on Fri Mar 30, and then four full days for sightseeing. I have been to Williamsburg once before (as a teenager in the 1970s), but my wife has never been. Right now we are trying to work out lodging and activities.
On my previous trip to Williamsburg, we stayed in one of the hotels at the historic district (not sure which one), and that was really convenient. I like the idea of the Colonial Houses, but they are probably out of our budget. The best prospect of that type that I have so far is Fife and Drum Inn, which shows one room available for that weekend (the Webster Hitchens Room). The pictures and description look nice enough, but I'm curious why that's still available when the rest of their calendar is basically "full".
I am thinking to spend two days at Wiliamsburg with a possible side trip to Jamestown (I have been there on that same previous trip, wife has not). From previous forum topics, Jamestown looks to be about a half day deal (which is what I remember from before), and then that leaves a couple of days/nights in Williamsburg.
Besides Williamsburg, I am considering a couple of days around Natural Bridge. My family is originally from that area but I have never been there. I know there is not a lot to do besides the Bridge (and Foamhenge :-), so it would be more of a "sentimental journey" than anything else. I am thinking to pair this with a visit to Monticello on the way back to Richmond (note that if questions about Natural Bridge or Monticello are better asked in a different forum, then I am happy to redirect there). I realize this is not close to Wiliamsburg (3-4 hours drive), but I am OK with that.
I'll post a proposed itinerary separately for comments. Any advice is appreciated.