Sunday, February 21, 2010

BED AND BREAKFAST ETIQUETTE




For those less familiar with staying at a Bed and Breakfast, here are some things that are more or less common to most inns:




Although some inns welcome "walk-ins," we do, most will require advance reservations that will be confirmed after a credit card is used to guarantee or a deposit is made to secure the reservation.

While most establishments including ours have guest rooms with private adjoining baths, there are sometimes certain areas of an inn that may have baths down the hall, or even shared baths. It is wise to inquire ahead of time if you have a preference.


When you check in, you of course want the rooms clean and fresh--and the innkeepers do too--just for you. Guests should not "use" any other bathroom without permission even though it is not occupied because it has been readied for the "next" guests, and when you use it that changes the advertised "private" bath to a "shared" bath through no fault of the innkeepers.



Breakfast is normally included in the room rate at most inns, but taxes are not, and will vary from location to location, since some municipalities will levy taxes along with a state's tourism tax and possible sales taxes in certain areas. So generally you would need to ask if you want to know how much the tax will be.


If making your reservation by phone, call during hours that you wouldn't mind being called yourself, usually between 10 AM ( after breakfast is served ) and no later than 8 PM ( Innkeepers get up early. B&Bs are not hotels with 24-hour desk clerks. If requesting a reservation via e-mail, do it any old time.


Breakfast is usually "chef's choice" with either a designated serving time or your choice of a serving time. Ours is 8:30 AM. It is wise to notify the innkeeper in advance of your arrival if you have dietary restrictions or allergies affected by feathers, certain pets, etc., since the inn may have feather pillows and some innkeepers have pets of their own. Innkeepers will try to accommodate special needs whenever possible if they have time to prepare for them.


Make reservations as early as possible. B & Bs have just a few rooms, and may have nothing available for your special date. (Most members will assist in finding alternate accommodations. Don't hesitate to ask.)


Many inns do not permit guests to smoke inside. However, most facilities will allow smoking outside. It is good to clarify the inn's policy ahead of time regarding these matters if you are not sure. Our inn is non-smoking with a hefty fine of $500 for dry cleaning of all fabric items in all affected rooms. Smoking is permitted outdoors on the porch.


Most B&Bs will not be "Handicap Accessible," or will have limited rooms that are, so definitely inquire ahead of time if this is a necessity. If stairs would be a problem, this should also be addressed, since ground floor rooms may not always be available. We have one.


Most facilities are small businesses who must have precise cancellation policies that will be different from hotels and motels because they do not have either the number of rooms or the quantity of traffic that larger places have.


Should you need to cancel, do so as early as possible. Remember that your room may represent 25% or more of the innkeeper's income and it may be difficult to fill the room at the last minute.


B&Bs tend to be individually decorated by their owners with quality furniture, artwork, and antiques and are not usually child proof. Well behaved children are nevertheless welcome at some B&Bs, while some have certain age restrictions regarding children, and some do not accept any children at all. If you are traveling with children, it is always wise to ask about any reservations that involve more than the usual "double occupancy" standard. Parents are responsible at all times for the actions of their children. Our policy is to accept children over 12.


Most B&Bs do not accept pets, we do not. Those that do may have special policies regarding the size of the pet, and the rooms that pets are welcome in. Please notify the management at the time you make the reservation if you are traveling with a pet. REMEMBER: Never leave a pet unattended in a strange place.


Some inns will have definite check-in times, while others will allow more flexibility. But you should ALWAYS call the inn if you see that you are going to be unable to arrive as requested by the innkeeper or at the time you advised them you would. Our check-in time is between 4 and 6 PM. We do accommodate earlier or later check-in with advanced notice.

The innkeeper or owner usually serves as a friendly, helpful, personal host while you are the guest. Feel free to ask them about restaurants, things to see and do, directions to places you want to go, etc.


While breakfast is always included in the room rate, some inns serve other meals regularly, or for special events or occasions, so you may want to ask about this or notify the innkeeper if you are interested in arranging extra meals. Some B&Bs offer complimentary snacks also.


It is considered proper form to leave a tip for housekeeping staff. Consider the tip according to how well the service was just as you would out to dinner. Were your towels changed daily? They are at our inn. Were the sink, shower and toilet cleaned daily? There are at our inn. Was your bed made and linens changed as needed? Ours are. If so, housekeeping staff should be shown appreciating in the form of a tip.

Ladies should remember to be kind to the innkeeper and the environment by using the provided make-up remover wipes and/or wash clothes provided for the removal of make-up, instead of all the pristine, white and expensive bath linens for that purpose. Not only does it require much soaking and scrubbing to get out make-up stains ( if it will come out ) it also requires a large chemicals that are harmful to the environment.


Most B&B’s are someone’s home, although they require being run very much like a business, you still want to make sure not to be too noisy. Always consider the person next door or below you in the house. It is a good rule of thumb to keep all noise, TV, conversation, sex etc. A lower volume after the 10 PM hour. While on this subject, make sure your bed is not over the breakfast table if you are a morning couple, if you know what I mean.

Never take anything that does not belong to you. It may go unnoticed at a large hotel if you swipe a washcloth or an ice bucket, but if you relieve the innkeeper of a bathrobe ($110 at ours ) or bottle of complimentary wine ( its complimentary to drink here ) you will certainly find the charge for it on your next credit card statement.


As always When seeking luxury accomadations in the Williamsburg Virginia area Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast inn is your best choice.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Whats Coming up this Week in Williamsburg Vrginia




Whats going on this week in Williamsburg Virginia?
Whats NOT? There is so much to do I am not how I am going to do it all, but I am going to try real hard.

So, here you have it. If you can not find something of interest here, hummmm.....


Fri, Feb 12 - Sat, Mar 20, 2010
The Williamsburg Flower Show 2010 (5:00 PM) Prince George Art & FramePrince George Art & Frame will show "The Williamsburg Flower Show 2010" featuring the work of nine artists. Apryl Altman, Betty Babb, Fran Jones, Juliet Kirby, Polly Nunn, Sharon Parker, Patricia Rapoport, Karen Schwartz, and Monti Sikes will all be a part of this show. "The Williamsburg Flower Show 2010" will run from February 12 - March 20 For more information call 229-7644 or visit the website.

Thu, Feb 18 - 21, 2010
Cinderella (7:00 PM) Claudine Carew Studio Theatre at Bruton High School Come out and see this classic fairy tale come to life! Presented by the York County School of the Arts. Call for more information. Show is at 7 pm on February 18 - 20 and 2 pm on February 21. Cost: All tickets $10

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Mardi Gras Concert (6:00 PM) Corner Pocket (New Town)This is the 4th time we've had the pleasure of hosting the Red Hot Louisiana Band! And they aren't kidding! Doors open at 6 - show starts at 8 pm. It'll be a party with beads, decorations and a Louisiana-style dinner menu available from 6 - 8 pm. Cost: $15

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Thursday Night Food & Wine Pairing Dinner (6:30 PM) The Gabriel Archer Tavern at the Williamsburg Winery This week, its "From Paris to Rome"! Menu items include Escargot with Argall Riesling Herb Garlic Butter, Eggplant Parmigiano, Tiramisu and more! All courses are paired with separate wines. Reservations must be made by noon the day before the event and must be prepaid. Cost: $55/person (including tax and gratuities)

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department Takes Over Ripleys Believe It or Not! (5:00 PM - 10:00 PM) Ripleys Believe It or Not! Museum and 4-D TheaterThe Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department will be taking over Ripleys Believe It or Not! February 19 from 5 - 10 pm! Ticket cost covers museum admission, the 4-D theater and a run through the new Laser Race! 100% of the money collected will be donated to the Fire Department. Cash only -- but there is an ATM machine in the Museum lobby. Cost: $25/Family; $10/adult; $7/child


Fri, Feb 19, 2010
The Tournees Festival: La Mome (La Vie En Rose) (7:00 PM) Kimball Theatre The William and Mary French and Francophone Studies Program presents The Tournees Festival. This week, see La Mome (La Vie En Rose), PG-13. A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, La vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. See website for additional information. Cost: Screenings are free but tickets are required

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
W&Ms Global Film Festival 2010: Film & Music (3:00 PM - 11:00 PM) Kimball Theatre William and Marys Global Film Festival is an annual, non-profit, free-of-charge (individual event tickets are required) cultural event that brings world cultures to Williamsburg through film. The animus for the 2010 festival is "Film and Music" ? two of the most popular and powerful forms of expression worldwide. This years festival will feature film screenings, presentations, guest filmmakers, musicians, musical performances, free banquets and receptions throughout the weekend. Under the auspices the College of William and Mary, we hold the Global Film Festival annually to celebrate and foster a better understanding of films place within the world. The Festivals ultimate goal is to inspire discovery, learning, and conversation while supporting the cultural appreciation of a regional audience. Visit the website for complete festival information.

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Wine, Wit and Wisdom (2:00 PM) Williamsburg Lodge, Chesapeake RoomThis Week: White Wines of the World. Our "curriculum" will cover a wide range of topics, some of them about wine and cheese. Our tenured professors for the course are Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Sommelier Charles Birr. Their entertaining anecdotes pair perfectly with the flavors and tastes of the wines, cheeses, and chocolates under discussion. Reservations are required. Cost: $30 (does not include tax or gratuity)
Sat, Feb 20, 2010
The Chocolate Affair (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) Williamsburg Community BuildingCelebrating our seventh year, we will once again create a chocolate lovers dream! Indulging in the amazing creations of Williamsburg's finest vendors, fiends and family of all ages will lose themselves in a world of chocolate fantasy. Past vendors include Aromas, Opus 9, Fat Canary, Virginia's Finest Chocolates, Blue Talon Bistro and more! Advance tickets may be purchased online or at Aromas. Tickets go on sale January 18. Cost: $15 advance general admission, $25 at the door, $35 for the pre-tasting event

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Family Film Nights: Were Going to Mars! (7:00 PM) Virginia Living MuseumJoin us in the Abbitt Planetarium for an exciting video presentation and a live chat with one of our educators on the topic at hand. No food or drink is permitted. This week, discover what it takes to land and control a vehicle on Mars in Disneys Roving Mars, then get jazzed up about space exploration with Bill Nye the Science Guy! A staff astronomer will talk about future Mars exploration and what well find there! Cost: $10 ($5 members)

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Destination Recreation Expo & Community Center Open House (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) James City/Williamsburg Community CenterCome learn about all the recreational programs and services available to you and your family through James City County Parks and Recreation! This one-day, one-stop Expo is also your opportunity to register early for summer camps! Therell be games and activities to keep your children entertained while you gather information about Rec Connect, sports classes and leagues, aquatic and inclusion programs as well as parks and facilities. Center tours, exhibits, informational booths, fun and interactive demos, hands-on activities and much more! All local athletic leagues will be represented. Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fun Day (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) Yankee Candle Your Girls will have the time of their lives! Fancy Nancy Luncheon in Mrs. Claus Bakery & Cafe. Come dressed fancy and Mrs. Claus will read the book Fancy Nancy by Jane OConnor. Cost is $6.00 per person for lunch. Call 877-616-6510 for reservations. Cost: $6/person for lunch

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
James River Plantation Progressive Valentines Tour (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) Piney Grove at Southalls Plantation - 1790Explore four centuries of history in Williamsburgs James River Plantation Country while touring the historic homes of Piney Grove at Southalls Plantation during a special 2-hour tour - TOURS-BY-THE-OWNER of Piney Grove-1790, Ashland-1835 and Ladysmith-1857, and exterior visits to Dower Quarter-1830 and Duck Church-1917. The tour concludes with champagne and stawberries served by a roaring fire. This tour may be arranged on other days at other times for private groups. Cost: $20 per person

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Lunch with Santa (12:00 PM) Yankee Candle Luncheon in Mrs. Claus Bakery & Cafe. Santa will read the book "Toy Boat" by Randall de Seve & Lauren Long. This is a nice way to spend time with Santa and make a Build-It Steam Boat for an additional $9. $6.00 per person for lunch. Cost: $6/person for lunch

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Haiti Benefit Dinner & Dance (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM) Grand Ballroom at Colonial Heritage The earthquake that struck Haiti was a true disaster. Colonial Heritage invites you to join us for a plated dinner, dancing and silent auction to benefit the Haiti Relief Fund. All proceeds will be donated to the Haiti Relief Fund. For more information, call 757-645-2000. Cost: $19.37/person

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Chocolate Chariot Race (11:00 AM) Sullivan Square, New TownThis new event (tied in with the Chocolate Affair - see separate listing) will be a wacky race consisting of teams in costumes pushing custom decorated chariots through the streets of New Town. The race will begin and end at Sullivan Square. The course is approximately 1.5 miles long with over 10 stops. The registration fee goes to Inclusion, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inform, involve and inspire children from diverse backgrounds in the Historic Triangle Community. Visit the website for more information and registration forms. Cost: $200/team (max of 4 people per team)

Tue, Feb 23, 2010
Comic Steve Hofstetter at the Corner Pocket (8:00 PM) The Corner Pocket - 4805 Courthouse St. Williamsburg, VAComic Steve Hofstetter will appear at The Corner Pocket on Tuesday, February 23 at 8 pm. Click for more details. Cost: Call for info

Thu, Feb 25, 2010
Thursday Night Food & Wine Pairing Dinner (6:30 PM) The Gabriel Archer Tavern at the Williamsburg WineryThis week, its "Delicious Di Vinci"! Menu items include Mushroom and Brie Bisque, Pene Rigate with Smoked Salmon Bacon, Lemon Mousse and more!All courses are paired with separate wines. Reservations must be made by noon the day before the event and must be prepaid. Cost: $55/person (including tax and gratuities)

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf (7:00 PM) Williamsburg Lodge RestaurantCome to the Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant and see this traditional Celtic band perform while enjoying a four-course dinner of favorites from the British Isles served with thirst-quenching ales. Cost is $39.50, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 1-800-447-8679. Cost: $39.50, including tax and gratuity

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
The Tournees Festival: Les Plages DAgnes (The Beaches of Agnes) (7:00 PM) Kimball TheatreThe William and Mary French and Francophone Studies Program presents The Tournees Festival. This week, see Les Plages DAgnes (not rated). On the eve of her 80th birthday, Agnes Varda, often referred to as "the godmother of the French New Wave," decided to make the autobiographical The Beaches of Agnes, guiding us through her extraordinary 55-year career and poignantly reminiscing about her husband, the filmmaker Jacques Demy. See website for additional information. Cost: Screenings are free but tickets are required

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Family Concert: The Symphonia Goes to the Movies (1:30 PM) Kimball TheatreTwo Shows: 1:30 & 3:00 pm. The Williamsburg Symphonia plays your favorite movie themes from over the past 70 years. Visit the website or call 757-229-9857 for more information. Cost: $20

Sat, Feb 27 - 28, 2010
The Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival: Lemon Tree (5:00 AM) Kimball TheatreCome out to the Kimball Theatre for the second film in the Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival: Lemon Tree (not rated). An engaging human drama, Lemon Tree tells the story of Salma (Hiam Abbass, The Visitor), a Palestinian widow who earns her living tending to her late fathers lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her peaceful livelihood. Personal drama gives way to political controversies as Salma forms an unexpected bond with the ministers lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael) and take her protest - with the help of a young lawyer (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) - all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court. Arabic/Hebrew/French/English with subtitles. 106 mins. Screenings are at 5 and 7 pm on Feb. 27 and 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Feb. 28.

Sat, Feb 27 - Sun, Apr 25, 2010
Beguiled by the Wild Exhibit (9:00 AM) Virginia Living MuseumView works by master illustrator and artist Charley Harper (1922 - 2007) whose life-long love of nature inspired his work in "Beguiled by the Wild," February 27 - April 25, 2010. The exhibit is centered around the personal collection of Executive Director Page Hayhurst and her family. It also includes student artwork and interactive art activities in Harpers style. See website for additional information.

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Wine, Wit and Wisdom (2:00 PM) Williamsburg Lodge, Chesapeake RoomThis Week: Coffee, Chocolate and Dessert Wine. Our "curriculum" will cover a wide range of topics, some of them about wine and cheese. Our tenured professors for the course are Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Sommelier Charles Birr. Their entertaining anecdotes pair perfectly with the flavors and tastes of the wines, cheeses, and chocolates under discussion. Reservations are required. Cost: $30 (does not include tax or gratuity)

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Kathy Mattea in Concert (5:30 PM) Williamsburg Lodge Virginia RoomTwo shows: 5:30 and 8:30 pm. Come see Grammy-winning singer and guitarist Kathy Mattea at the Williamsburg Lodge. Cabaret-style seating. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information on Mattea, visit www.matteacom Cost: $35 - $45

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Radio Disney and Yankee Candle Celebrate Black History Month (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) Yankee CandleFeaturing music, games and a Black History Month story time with Black History book giveaway. We will focus on the contributions to our society made by African Americans like Rosa Parks, Quincy Jones and Jackie Robinson in language that kids and their parents alike will find enlightening and compelling.

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
African-American History Month Celebration (10:30 AM - 2:30 PM) Historic Jamestowne Visitor CenterIn celebration of African-American History Month, Historic Jamestowne will offer special living history presentations highlighting the role played by African-Americans at Jamestown during the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries. The programs will take place at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center on Saturday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30p.m., and 2:30p.m. The programs are open to the public and is included in the normal entrance fee of $10 for adults (under age 16 admitted free). Cost: $10 for adults (under 16 free)

Sat, Feb 27 - Sun, Apr 25, 2010
Beguiled by the Wild (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Virginia Living MuseumThe first exhibit in Virginia of works by master illustrator and artist Charley Harper (1922 - 2007) is at the VLM through April 25. The exhibit is centered around the personal collection of museum Executive Director Page Hayhurst and her family. It also includes student artwork and interactive art activities in Harpers style (tangrams, large puzzles, alphabet art table and rubbing stations). Harper was best known for his highly stylized wildlife depictions in "minimal realism," capturing the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. Included in museum admission. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, NOON-5 p.m. Sundays. Cost: Museum admission $15 adults, $12 children 3-12


As always when looking for lodging in Williamsburg Virinia choose the romantic Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast 800-886-9715

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weddings, Anniversaries and First Loves





What a busy weekend! Valentines was a great success around these parts with couples celebrating new loves, long loves and brand new beginnings.

Here at Colonial Gardens bed and breakfast we had folks celebrating anniversaries and Honeymoons and one very special couple who shared there wedding day with us and did us the honor of allowing us to help them put together the bringing together of both families.

Alissa and Eric tied the knot at here with one of our wedding packages on February 13th. The bride was breathtaking! The maids were so pretty, they all had there hair and makeup done at European Beauty Concepts on Monticello ave.

It was a simple morning wedding after which the guests enjoyed cake and champagne before going off to bowl at the local bowling alley and then finished off with a fabulous reception dinner at our favorite Opus 9 steakhouse.

Remember when booking a wedding in Williamsburg or when looking for Williamsburg Virginia accommodations for any occasion look here first Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast 800-886-9715

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Romance in Williamsburg Virginia





It's that time of year again, time when folks are looking for unique and romantic ways to show and share expressions of love with each other. No other place provides the backdrop for romance quite like Williamsburg. From the Crim Dell bridge at the college of William and Mary where many lovers have proclaimed love and requested hand in marriage to the Beautiful Williamsburg winery where you will find award winning wines and outstanding Epicurean fare in either of their restaurants, after all, the Virginia motto is "Virginia is for Lovers" and this is especially true of the Williamsburg area where you are sure to find love in its embrace. If you're planning a vacation to celebrate a new love, or to rekindle an old one, you will find something to suit every situation.

Here are a few ideas to help you along the way

Passion on the Plantation - Shirley Plantation Romance Tours (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Shirley Plantation
February is a time for romance, no matter whether you like to send sweets or tweets to your loved one. So if a history of passion makes you weak in the knees, visit Shirley Plantation in Charles City from February 1 - 14 and learn the 18th century art of courting. Find out first hand what it was like to date before the age of text messages, social networking, and e-cards. Enjoy stories of old time weddings, courtships, and even pen your own love letter. Shirley is located on Scenic Route 5, 35 miles outside of Williamsburg in Charles County.
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Cost: Adults $11, $7.50 Youth (6-18). Discounts for AAA, seniors and military available.

Murder Mystery at the Williamsburg Winery February 13th.


Go for a carraige ride in Colonial Williamsburg For half a century now, tens of thousands of Colonial Williamsburg guests have opted for a carriage ride through the Historic Area. The horse-drawn drives are a signature experience in the restored colonial capital. Passengers clamber aboard out of curiosity or for the novelty. Passengers like Sue and Jim Rack of Chicago. As he put it: “We just wanted to see what it might have been like to ride around the town.”

As always when you are in Williamsburg Virginia and looking for the most romantic bed and breakfast your choice should always be Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast.

Call 800-886-9715 for reservation

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Events in Williamsburg Virginia This week






62nd Annual Antiques Forum
Feb 07, 2010 to Feb 11, 2010 at 09:00 AM
Colonial Williamsburg’s 62nd annual Antiques Forum presents “Well made & Exceeding Fine: The Decorative Arts of New England” Sunday – Thursday, Feb. 7-11, that explores the rich and diverse heritage of the region through its decorative arts. Scholars have been documenting the arts and crafts of early New England for more than a century and a half, but new and exciting discoveries continue to be made.For more information, telephone toll-free 1-800-603-0948 or visit www.history.org/conted.


A Child's-Eye View
Jan 01, 2010 to Feb 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM
“A Child’s-Eye View,” an exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums, features toys from the decorative arts and folk art collections now on view through Feb. 15. The exhibition explores how children re-create the adult world from their own perspective through play and toys. Dollhouses, toy trains and other playthings bring back fond memories of childhood. Two treasured dollhouses. For more information call 1-800-history.

"From Africa to Virginia" Theme Month at Jamestown Settlement
Gallery exhibits, a printed family gallery guide and guided tours of the museum's outdoor living-history areas highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia and the experience of Africans in 17th-century Virginia.
Date(s): Feb 01, 2010 to Feb 28, 2010
This is a multi-day event.
Cost: Admission is $14.00 for adults and $6.50 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Save more than 20% with a combination ticket to the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.


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Monday, February 1, 2010

Winter Blast in Williamsburg Virgina





It was truly magical here in Williamsburg Virginia this past weekend when we got somewhere around 9 inches of snow. I say somewhere because I can not find any official numbers out yet. All I know is it was the most snow we have seen around here in a least a decade. In any case, It was beautiful. We put a big pot of chili on the stove a fire in the fireplace, hit the hot tub and drank Emeril Lagasse's hot buttered rum cocktails. Oh did I mention before all that we walked about 5 miles in the snow? I really needed the hot tub! I made sure that Ron put out more bird food in the feeder so that the birds did not starve, they look very happy.

Our Guest here at the Inn enjoyed the chili and the fireplaces in their rooms as well as the complimentary Williamsburg Winery wine (I just put out the recycle bottles) and we enjoyed having them here.

We have just introduced our winter rates for our Williamsburg B&B at the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast here in Williamsburg Virginia your choice for Romantic accommodations 800-886-9715