Fife & Drum Inn
George Washington Room
With windows overlooking Prince George Street, The George Washington room gives a bright, airy welcome after your day’s activities.The beautiful four poster bed, topped with a canopy is perfect for two. Deep red trimmings on the bed give a subtle hint of rebellion! To maintain the colonial ambiance, the TV is tucked in to a corner cabinet. You will find cotton, monogrammed robes in the wardrobe. You control your room temperature with wall mounted thermostat.
Warm hardwood floors, antique dresser and wardrobe all enhance the feeling you are going back in time. Isn’t that what you came for? The en suite bathroom is tiled and features a pedestal sink, closeted toilet and tiled, seated shower with European shower massage. There is a hair dryer and lovely upscale amenities to lavish yourself after a long drive.
Perhaps no patriot is more revered than the father of our country. The George Washington Room features framed early 20th century postcards celebrating Washington’s birthday, an antique travel map showing every community who claims “Washington slept here!”, and a beautiful color print of George and Martha Washington in front of historic St. Luke’s Church in New Kent County, Virginia, where they were married in 1759.
The Jamestown Room
The Jamestown Room, painted in a soft yellow with blue accents, evokes the colors of the popular Delft china of the period.
This room is decorated with a collection of watercolor postcards from visitors of an earlier time, and antique history book prints depicting the early struggles of the first English settlers to survive in the New World. The hardwood floors are painted in a matching yellow and white Harlequin diamond pattern.
The queen size four poster bed has a matching canopy and skirt. End your day on luxurious all cotton sheets and view a sunset from the window of this west facing room.
The fully tiled bath features a separate closeted toilet, seated tiled shower with European shower massage, and pedestal sink. A hair dryer and top end amenities are provided.
The TV/DVD are tucked away in the birdhouse style cabinet. You control your room temperature with the wall mounted thermostat. Enjoy the luxurious cotton monogrammed bathrobes which you will find in the antique wardrobe.
The Jamestown settlers would have been proud to stay in this comfortable room!
Webster Hitchens Room
At the end of the main hall to the left you will find the Webster Hitchens room, which is Located on the corner of the building. Guests will enjoy a view of both Prince George and North Boundary Streets looking out the windows.
Named after the grandfather of the owner, this room features memorabilia from the restoration project during Mr. Hitchens’ days as a merchant on Duke of Gloucester Street in the 1920s. Along with a collection of postcards from the earliest days of exhibiting the restored buildings, there are letters to Mr. Hitchens from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Dr. W.A. R. Goodwin, the originators of this fabulous restoration.
An actual antique scale from Mr. Hitchens’ General Store, once located on the site of the 1774 Armory, hold wooden apples which set the color scheme of this room in a cheery apple green and red. The painted hardwood floors add a touch of fun!
The queen size four poster bed has crisp cotton percale sheets and is hung on all sides with drawn back curtains, evoking days of old.
The full bath includes a pedestal sink, separate closeted toilet and tiled, seated shower with European shower massage. Fabulous shower amenities are provided. There is a hair dryer in the bathroom.
Wrap up in the monogrammed cotton bathrobes which you will find in the antique wardrobe. The TV/DVD is hidden in one of our unique birdhouse cabinets, created in the colonial style. You adjust your own temperature with the wall mounted thermostat.
Look at an old Hogarth engraving and you will nearly always see a heavily draped bed portrayed in these 18th century prints. That is what you will experience when staying in The Conservancy room at our Williamsburg B&B.
The beautiful queen four poster bed is fully draped in 18th century style. A candlelight wall sconce adds even more romance to the setting. Many guests consider this to be our most romantic room. In addition to the full bath, there is a small footed tub in the room, dominated by a gorgeously framed wall mirror. Take pleasure in a long soaking after your full day. To keep the 18th century ambiance, the TV/DVD are hidden in the colonial style birdhouse.
The antique wardrobe conceals your embroidered cotton bathrobes. The full bathroom features a pedestal sink, closeted toilet area and a seated, tiled shower with European shower massage. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom, as well as fabulous shower amenities. You control your room temperature with your own wall mounted thermostat.
The Conservancy Room features prints of fox hunting and formal English gardens, reminding us all to support land conservancy efforts. We applaud the Williamsburg Land Conservancy for their efforts and encourage all to consider lending their support to maintain the oldest farms in English speaking America.
William & Mary Room
The William and Mary room celebrates just a few of the aspects of this treasure of Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary.
Having significant ties to the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862, guests will find a rendering of the Wren Building of the College during the Civil War. There is an antique Harpers Bazaar map showing Civil War battles. Mounted on the wall is a long gun, found by the owner’s father hidden in the walls of a farmhouse located next to Fort Magruder on the Williamsburg – Yorktown Road. From more modern times, a watercolor print by former Secretary of State and President Reagan‘s Chief of Staff, Donald Regan, celebrates the annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social held for over forty years in the Wren Yard. Jim Anthony, father of the owner, was the college’s marching drum major from 1948 – 1952. Later, he formed the William and Mary Alumni Band, which he led on to the halftime field show annually at homecoming for over 30 years. There are several fun photos chronicling this tradition.
The colors in this room are William and Mary green and gold. The four poster bed is topped with a gentle swag of gold. There are cotton monogrammed bathrobes in the antique wardrobe. The bathroom features a wide, roll in tiled shower. As in many European hotels, the sink is located separately in the room. These features are ADA compliant.
The birdhouse cabinet holds the TV/DVD, allowing you to close away any 20th century distractions.
The Drummers’ Cottage is a freestanding guesthouse located across North Boundary Street from the Inn. It sleeps 4 (up to six for very close friends and family).
The Williamsburg cottage is very family friendly and is ADA accessible, including a wheelchair ramp adjacent to the parking area.
As guests walk through the front door, they step in to the living area, with its large leather sofa and drop leaf table for light dining. Bookcases hold a selection of games, books of interest and area information. Over the couch, guests will find original (Northern) newspapers describing the Civil War Battle of Williamsburg in May 1862.
The leather couch is a pull out queen sleeper. In a nook behind the living room are stacked twin bunk beds, fashioned like those in a ship, thus often referred to as “Captain’s bunks”.
In a separate bedroom there is a King size bed. The bathroom can be accessed from both this master bedroom and the common area. The bathroom features a seated tiled shower. There are hardwood floors throughout the rest of the cottage.
Please note that breakfast is not included.
There are excellent restaurants on our block which provide breakfast cooked to order. Provided in the cottage are a microwave, coffee pot, refrigerator and small freezer, and an iron and ironing board. There are TVs in the living room and master bedroom.
The cottage has a two night minimum rental. Daily maid service is not provided.
Fresh towels are brought on request.
Guests staying in this quaint Williamsburg Cottage will enjoy an additional level of privacy, independent living space, and their own address in downtown Williamsburg. This is our modern day version of a lodging in a historic Williamsburg Colonial House.
The Restoration Suite is a two room suite with a queen four poster bed in one room and a twin bed in the other.
The two rooms share a bath. The bath is fully tiled, has a pedestal sink, tiled, seated shower with European shower massage, and a private, closeted toilet. There are wonderful shower amenities and hair dryer provided.
The restoration of a whole town involved and affected all of the citizens. The main relic in this suite is the Victorian era front door from the 1895 Peninsula Bank and Trust building. The bank originally stood on the Market Square Green near the octagonal shaped Public Magazine. There were over 400 structures removed from the historic area during the restoration. On the wall is a reprinted account of an event involving the burglary of this bank in 1905. Although written at the time in all seriousness, the story gives a vivid and comical picture of life in sleepy, small town Williamsburg before the restoration.There is a pocket door to separate the two rooms for privacy. Guests can adjust their room temperature with the wall mounted thermostat. Please enjoy the embroidered cotton bathrobes located in the closet.The TV/DVD is tucked away in our signature birdhouse cabinet. This room has beautiful original hardwood floors and opens directly on to the back porch.
The Richneck room features a wonderful Queen size bed ingeniously constructed of old and very heavy paneled doors. The dormer window and covered ceilings give this room a very antique feel.
In 1989, Sam and Daniel Scruggs, sons of the owners, were playing in the wooded ravine behind their home, located between Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. They came home with a huge cache of pottery and glass fragments, which their mother immediately recognized as historically significant. She contacted the archaeology department at Colonial Williamsburg. Then department head, Marley Brown, lit up over the phone and referred her to William & Mary archaeologist, Dennis Blanton. Colonial Williamsburg specializes in the18th century. The boys had discovered the 17th century Richneck Plantation, home of the Secretary of the Virginia Colony, Richard Kemp. Built in 1640. This was one of the founding plantations in an area known as Middle Plantation, which preceded Williamsburg. Some of these artifacts are displayed in the Richneck Room.
Along with the Richneck Plantation artifacts, there is a beautiful 19th century stained glass window, salvaged from Richmond, Virginia. The theme of this room is a reminder that the Capital of the largest colony in the English New World, started at Jamestown, then moved to Williamsburg, and finally ended up in Richmond.
This room has beautiful hardwood floors original to the building. The fully tiled bathroom has a pedestal sink, closeted toilet and seated shower with European shower massage. A hair dryer and sumptuous shower amenities are provided.
There are monogrammed cotton bathrobes in the closet for you to enjoy. The TV/DVD is tucked away in one of our signature colonial style birdhouses. Guests control the room temperature with the wall mounted thermostat.
The Cedars Suite
The Cedars suite is our largest accommodation at our Williamsburg VA Bed and Breakfast. It is a two room suite with a sitting room, separated from the bedroom by glass French doors.
The beautiful King size bed will envelope you in comfort! For those who wish to escape the 20th century all together, the TV/DVD is hidden in a corner cabinet.
The sitting room opens directly to the back porch. There are hardwood floors throughout the suite. The all tiled bathroom features a seated shower with European shower massage, a pedestal sink and closeted toilet. Wonderful shower amenities and a hair dryer are provided. Guests can adjust the temperature of their room with the wall mounted thermostat.
One thing the originators of the restoration came to realize was not going to sync with their plans was the lack of lodging facilities for visitors. Within a very short time of opening of the first exhibition buildings, the administration requested that citizens open their homes for public lodging. Mrs. Mary Hitchens, grandmother of the owner, operated one such guest home, “The Cedars” on the old York Road just east of the newly reconstructed Colonial Capital building. The home was built as part of the restoration effort. Mr. Hitchens had sold his home and general store properties on Duke of Gloucester Street to the Restoration and built a beautiful six bedroom home on the east side of town. Mrs. Hitchens hosted guests there for twenty years beginning in 1948.
The Yorktown Room
The Yorktown Room is cozy and comfortable with its dormer windows and covered ceilings.
This room can accommodate up to three guests with both a twin and queen bed in the room. An antique print of Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown, along with a rare 18th century French map of the colonies are items of interest in this room. Touches of red, white and blue give it a regimental flair.
The bathroom is tiled and features a seated shower and pedestal sink. Luxurious monogrammed cotton robes are to be found in the cupboard.. A hair dryer and wonderful shower amenities are provided. For those who wish to keep in touch with the 20th century, you will find a TV/DVD in the colonial style birdhouse cabinet. Guests control their room temperature with the wall mounted thermostat.
It is one of the great ironies of our country’s history that the most significant events of our nation’s founding and the brilliant minds that launched the most successful government in modern times all found themselves within a twenty five mile radius over the course of the 170 years from Jamestown’s founding to the British surrender at Yorktown.
The Fife & Drum Inn features a blend of traditional charm and modern luxuries.
Each of our ten rooms and suites feature...
- Hardwood floors
- Individual phone lines with computer ports
- Ceiling fans
- Color TV, VCR, Cable/HBO
- Porcelain tiled shower
- Private bath with European shower massage
- Hair dryers
- Plush bathrobes
The Common Room seats 20 in a dining format and features...
- Comfortable sitting area with 25" color TV
- Library with books of local interest
- Open fireplace
- Extensive entertainment center for special events