Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Williamsburg Inn...

The hotel in Williamsburg, that Sharon set us up at, was so fantastic, I thought it deserved its own post! The Williamsburg Inn is right in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, which makes it really fun becuase you are immersed in the old-fashioned feel of everything.

Sharon gave us her "Friends & Family" discount, even though I am a new friend (she's actually now my best friend). They upgraded our room for us and it was better than I even imagined! It was HUGE with a beautiful bed and furniture.

It had a really large, gorgeous bathroom, that was the entire length of the room!

The best was the package that was waiting for us. It was all done up with ribbons and looked so cute I didn't want to unwrap it! Inside the package were books about Williamsburg, a cookbook, cards, CDs of the Williamsburg Storytelling Festivals, chocolates, etc. It had a hand-written note from Sharon saying that she hoped we enjoyed our romantic weekend.

There was a box of heart-shaped Godiva chocolate cookies and lots of sparkling cider (she must know that we don't drink champagne... how thoughtful).

The artwork in the room was stunning. There were probably about a dozen gorgeous pieces of art.

I loved this one that was a design of the bed in the room.

While I was going all over oohing and awing, Rick was looking at the map, deciding which tavern he wanted to eat at.

We did finally leave the room to go and explore the town and eat, but not until I sat down and had a glass of that yummy Williamsburg cider!

We walked to Shields Tavern to eat, it was really great food. They use recipes from the 1700's. They even used plates that were replicas of the ones found while excavating around the tavern. After dinner, we walked around the quiet streets. They were so dark, only lit by candlelight. Walking around was beautiful. We had parked the car with the valet and walked everywhere the whole weekend (no cars are allowed to drive on the streets). It was nice to leave the modern world behind.

When we came back to our room after dinner, the bed was turned down, the curtains had been closed and there was beautiful music on the stereo. They left this tray with laundry/shoe shine bags and this great daily report of happenings & weather for the next day.

They also left chocolates on the bed with a different quote each night.

We loved staying at The Williamsburg Inn. I'm so grateful to Sharon for finding this romantic room for us, even when the whole place was sold out!


Stacey said...

That is so beautiful!

Stacy said...

So you did go to Williamsburg! Oh good. I loved it down there....