Too much praise can conceivably sound false or hollow but to do less in this case would be a disservice to the York River Inn. It is, in a word, perfect. The location is unsurpassed, in the heart of historic Yorktown, with magical views of the York River, spectacular by day and perhaps more so at night!. But that is just the tip of the iceburg! The Inn is a Museum, and Bill its expert curator (as well as host, tour guide, gourmet chef, etc). You can spend a day just touring the Inn itself! Our room was as comfortable as it was interesting and stocked with every amenity known to man including but not limited to fresh flowers, fancy chocolates, notecards, numerous magazines and books, a TV, any essential toiletry item, and the most luxurious of towels and linens. Downstairs there are drinks, cookies, and snacks available 24/7. Help yourself. And Breakfast!?! Only a capital "B" can be used to describe Bill's Breakfasts! Other adjectives that come to mind are gourmet, Southern, generous, and deliciously filling. Hint: You can skip lunch...you won't need it! Be sure and read the wonderful notebooks Bill has assembled and placed in each room; there is not only a wealth of important history and tourism tips in each one but also a series of fascinating articles about your Innkeeper and his centuries old ties and contributions to the Tidewater Region and to the state of Virginia. Bill, you rock! :-) Thanks for a perfect stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- York River Hotel Yorktown
- York River Inn b&b