We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Williamsburg
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast
See the most recent reviews
Showing 82: English reviews
Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I originally chose this bed and breakfast due to its close proximity to Colonial Williamsburg. After staying for a few days, there is so much more that makes this a desirable getaway spot. We were welcomed very warmly by Dick and Sue, the innkeepers. They were extremely helpful in suggesting good spots for lunch and dinner. We stayed in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Damien D
Tysons Corner, Virginia
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We drove down for a quick one night stay in Colonial Williamsburg and booked a last minute stay at Governor's Trace. We definitely enjoyed our stay here. The service was friendly, run but a gentle older couple Sue & Dick. And the location is excellent, within EASY walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg -- under 100 yards. Of which we were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank raerae1616
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
Reviewed 12 May 2013

I enjoyed a most relaxing visit in May 2013. The room was immaculate, breakfast was beyond delicious complete with candlelight and served in the privacy of my room. Sue & Dick make you feel at home from the minute you walk through their door. They were very helpful with dining suggestions as well as things to see & do in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Theresa L
Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Stayed in March 2013 and it was a Great place to stay. Quiet and the food was good. Bed was comfy and the fireplace was a great way to snuggle up and celbrate our anniversary. Walking distance to colonia Williamsburg. Sue and Dick were great and even loaned us an umbrella when the weather turne icky. Would definatly go again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank agiering
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We stayed at the Governor's Trace this fall for a romantic weekend getaway. We could of not asked for a better experience than the one we had at Governor's Trace. Sue and Dick were so hospitable from the initial call to set up our reservation to saying farewell as we left, truly A++. When we showed up, it happened to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scarpavio
Gold Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 November 2012

We stayed at the Governor's Trace while visting Williamsburg and other historic sites as part of our Anniversary celebration. As it turned out, the B&B was more than just a convenient place to stay due to its proximity to Williamsburg: It became an integral part of a wonderful weekend! The room was very comfortable, the breakfasts were supurb and our...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Diane C
GovTrace, Owner at Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate knowing that we have met or exceeded folks’ expectations and that they go away feeling they have really made the best use of their time here in Williamsburg. Your comments also remind us to pass on to future guests that there is so much to do in this area. We...

Fayetteville, Georgia
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We chose this property based on the excellent prior reviews we read. We had a large, main level room with canopy bed, and couch/chairs tables in a seating area. Private screened porch. We had a lovely candlelit breakfast of French Toast topped with banana and strawberries, sausage, juice, tea, and coffee. My husband declared the French Toast "the best ever."...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jamie W
GovTrace, Owner at Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Even after more than 26 years, we really appreciate being in this business when we get feedback that tells us we must be doing a good job. By the way, that wasn’t guests coming and going up the stairs. It was me serving breakfast to the other rooms. Guess I’ll have to...

New Albany, Indiana
Reviewed 26 September 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a very quiet, relaxing weekend at the Governor's Trace B&B. Our hosts, Sue and Dick, were pleasant and very accomodating. The Spotswood Room was clean and comfortable, and we especially enjoyed the delicious breakfast served in our room each morning. The location is excellent -- an easy walk to Colonial Williamsburg.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lori M
MD
Reviewed 27 August 2012

My husband and I would highly recommend Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast to anyone visiting colonial Williamsburg, VA. The B & B is conveniently located close to the historic sites and is also not very far from the Williamsburg Winery.The owners, Sue and Dick were very warm and welcoming and we would like to thank them for making our stay...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank bridetobe30
Mystic Island
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Governor's Trace is a beautiful B&B/home located ideally adjacent to the historic walk. We stayed in the Francis Nicholson Room, which is on the first floor and has a delightful private screened-in porch attached, where we enjoyed our amazing/delicious candlelight breakfasts and many relaxing hours. Sue & Dick are the perfect Inn Keepers/Hosts, as they have all bases covered, which...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David B

16 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Williamsburg hotels
1.0 km away
Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg
1.1 km away
Williamsburg Lodge Autograph Collection
0.8 km away
Williamsburg Inn
Williamsburg Inn
#1 of 75 in Williamsburg
553 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 km away
Governor's Inn - Colonial Williamsburg
1.5 km away
Fife & Drum Inn
Fife & Drum Inn
#1 of 23 in Williamsburg
574 reviews
2.2 km away
The Williamsburg Manor Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cross this threshold and have a uniquely romantic, private, and memory making experience at Governor's Trace bed and breakfast. Located just a minute walk from George Washington's favorite tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, Governor's Trace B&B is the closest Williamsburg bed and breakfast to the Historic Area...just a 30 second walk and "you have arrived." Governor's Trace is also the oldest continuously operating bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, VA. Sue & Dick Lake, innkeepers with more than 30 years experience in operating this bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, have created an environment that allows you to make the most of being alone---together. Governor's Trace "...vies for the most romantic (bed and breakfast in Williamsburg)"...WASHINGTON POST ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast

Address: 303 Capitol Landing Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Price Range: $221 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Governor's Trace Bed and Breakfast staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Any of the three rooms are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles henrysR8957LF, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Walking distance to Colonial Willimasburg”
 of 5 bubbles mhempel1, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The downstairs room, Nicholson room, has a private screened in porch.”
 of 5 bubbles dee490, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet , so go online to read descriptions and see pictures.”
 of 5 bubbles 3Eagles, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Alexander Spotswood room. It was very big, nicely decorated and had a great fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles CSeidel, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
5 of 5