An 18th-century manor house anchors this Williamsburg resort with spacious one- and two-bedroom units perfect for families
Property at a Glance: The Historic Powhatan Resort
The Historic Powhatan Resort’s manor house dates back to 1735—an etching of “1643” on one of its bricks refers to the year of its land grant from King Charles I. Built with 20-inch-thick brick walls and distinctive T-shaped chimneys, the two-story structure survived the American Revolution and a fire during the Civil War that ravaged the surrounding plantation. Today, the house stands amid carefully manicured gardens and rolling hills on the resort’s more than 250 wooded acres, the perfect setting for families visiting Williamsburg for its historic colonial attractions.
Now you’re cookin’: All units have fully equipped kitchens stocked with dishes and cutlery.
Grab a bite at The Powhatan Bar and Grille, an onsite restaurant that serves pub food for breakfast and dinner and features local beers on tap.
Practice your game on the tennis, shuffleboard, basketball, or volleyball courts. There’s also a mini-golf course.
Break a sweat at the onsite fitness center equipped with cardio and strength-training machines.
Indoor and outdoor pools mean you can go for a swim no matter what the weather is like (outdoor pools are seasonal).
Williamsburg, Virginia: Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia (along with Jamestown and Yorktown), Williamsburg was the capital of the colony. It played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered here in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the war’s final battle. The city pays homage to this patriotic past with a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored dozens of 18th-century structures within the town; buildings of note include the home of George Wythe, the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is to the east; here, park rangers tell the story of the Revolutionary War’s final siege.
What You Get
Stay for four in a one-bedroom unit or six in a two-bedroom unit
$20.95 Daily Resort Fee Includes
Arcade/game room access
Basketball court access
Puzzle and board game rentals
Fitness center access
Historic Manor House
Hot tub access
Miniature golf rentals
Tennis court access
Volleyball court access
Heated indoor pool and hot tubs
Two outdoor pools and hot tubs (seasonal)
Outside bar near the pool
Fitness center and sauna
Miniature golf course
Restaurants and bars (some are seasonal)
Basketball, racquetball, tennis, and volleyball courts