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Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg! At the Historic Powhatan Resort

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Turn back the pages of time and become immersed in the Colonial spirit of Williamsburg, a historic city steeped in tradition and forever preserved as part of our nation’s history. Discover this 170-acre Early American town featuring 18th-century English architecture restored to its original condition, historic museums, monuments and fascinating battlefields which tell the dramatic story of our country’s birth. Peacefully situated amid 256 acres of rolling woodland hills, and boasting all the character of a distinguished manor house, The Historic Powhatan Resort captures the essence of its Colonial surroundings. Sumptuous, spacious accommodations offer a private balcony, loft and hot tub. Originally built circa 1735, this restored manor house offers a serene getaway during any season. Wit...Turn back the pages of time and become immersed in the Colonial spirit of Williamsburg, a historic city steeped in tradition and forever preserved as part of our nation’s history. Discover this 170-acre Early American town featuring 18th-century English architecture restored to its original condition, historic museums, monuments and fascinating battlefields which tell the dramatic story of our country’s birth. Peacefully situated amid 256 acres of rolling woodland hills, and boasting all the character of a distinguished manor house, The Historic Powhatan Resort captures the essence of its Colonial surroundings. Sumptuous, spacious accommodations offer a private balcony, loft and hot tub. Originally built circa 1735, this restored manor house offers a serene getaway during any season. With activities to entertain the entire family, The Historic Powhatan Resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, an outdoor pavilion and a playground. Dine in The Powhatan Bar and Grille, or enjoy our new coffee house, The Historic Grounds.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King2 Doubles1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
John M
Hosting since October 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (7)
Mike M
Mike M
Potomac Falls, VA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming and Historic
We stayed one night and were very pleased with the resort and amenities. There is indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, gymnasium, putt putt, country store and historic manor house which we toured. Takes you back to the Colonial Era. Our unit was one bedroom ground level. Full kitchen, dining area, family room, laundry units, screened in porch and open deck. The onsite restaurant was not open for breakfast on Tuesday so that was a negative.
Visited January 2023
Written January 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mootooaj
mootooaj
Atlanta, GA101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Expensive but Good
We opted for a last-minute decision to visit Williamsburg and nothing was available due to homecoming at William and Mary. We found this listing but it was very expensive. We had no choice but to take this accommodation. (Normally we pay a lot less at the same resort booking through the resort instead of an individual). I have to note that flipkey and trip advisor personal were amazingly wonderful in making sure we had an accommodation in Williamsburg. We had arrived there and thought we had booked a room via trip advisor and there were no rooms. Somehow the TripAdvisor person inputted the incorrect dates. But to our amazement we received many phone calls from people from TripAdvisor/Flipkey to make sure we had a place to stay and furthermore, making sure we were in a safe place in Williamsburg while resolving the hotel issue. At first annoyed that they messed up the dates but as they worked with us to get a place, they were very impressive. At the end we were very thankful for all their help and glad we had booked through them. We liked the rooms (2bedroom /2bath). The settings were great and ideal for two couples who would like separate bathrooms. It had a huge living and dining area combo. All the appliances in the kitchen were in good working condition. The place had been well taken care of.(In our previous stays at the same resort we always encountered issues with appliances and fixtures, not this time). Only negative was the price but we were thankful to have a place for 3nights since nothing else was available and we had another couple coming in from Ohio. Thanks For everything. Definitely recommend this place. For us a bit pricey for regular visits to Williamsburg. Will definitely consider it if the price is lowered, in the future.
Visited October 2018
Written December 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LoveTravel402772
LoveTravel402772
North Naples, FL2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a real resort
We were very disappointed with the unit. It is sorely in need of renovation. We expected a much better experience. And the indoor pool and hot tub were closed. That is one of the main reasons I booked this place
Visited October 2018
Written October 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
mcaljo
mcaljo
I'm sorry that the indoor pool and hot tub were closed. They didn't let me know that when I booked for you.
Written December 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

peggysue2018
peggysue2018
Ansted, WV1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place-great unit!
Our second time at Powhatan-all the comforts of home! Love having the deck, washer/dryer. John’s unit was nicely updated and clean. He also responded to questions in a timely manner. Would definitely stay again!
Visited May 2018
Written May 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matthew S
Matthew S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An refreshing opportunity to get away and fully relax with my family in a setting rich with history.
My family loves Thanksgiving, resorts, and "Christmas Town" at Busch Gardens. The Powhatan Resort experience allowed us to fully enjoy all three of these this year! The unit was more than we were expecting, allowing us to fully relax and recharge for the five days we stayed. The full kitchen facilitated the preparation of our Thanksgiving meal and the dining area allowed me, my wife, and our three kids to gather around for the dinner. It's proximity to shopping, Colonial Williamsburg, and Busch Gardens allowed us to enjoy outings, knowing "home base" was close by. The five of us took advantage of the indoor pool/spa and mini golf course. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. We are already looking forward to our stay next year!
Visited November 2017
Written December 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
mcaljo
mcaljo
Thank you so much! I am looking forward to having you again in 2018.
Written December 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maps727248
Maps727248
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic resort
We had a wonderful holiday at the historic Powhattan Resort. The apartment was top notch and the facilities on site were amazing. We enjoyed the pools, tennis, crazy golf and volleyball in particular. The resort was quiet at night and felt safe. I would highly recommend this resort.
Visited August 2017
Written August 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
mcaljo
mcaljo
Thank you so much for your review! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The Powhatan Plantation is one of my favorite resorts.
Written August 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suki B
Suki B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, spacious, conveniently located 2 BR unit in Williamsburg, VA
We stayed in a 2BR downstairs unit which was spacious and clean. We were wary of the reviews we had read regarding the aggressive time share sales pitches by the Diamond Resort people, but were able to avoid all of them. John, the owner, was very responsive and quick to return messages and we had no issues whatsoever. The Powatan resort is pretty, however, we did not really take advantage of any of the amenities because we were rarely there--only to shower and sleep, as we spent our time out doing things such as visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Go Ape. The resort is very conveniently and centrally located to all of these places.
Visited April 2017
Written May 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
mcaljo
mcaljo
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written July 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Shared indoor pool
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Location info
  • Kid friendly
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  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
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  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
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Cancellation policy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg! At the Historic Powhatan Resort

Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg! At the Historic Powhatan Resort is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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