Insider access, exclusive behind-the-scenes entry, private collections, and curator-led tours compose our upcoming trip, Colonial Williamsburg: The Forging of a Nation
with Rachel Delphia, the Alan G. And Jane A. Lehman Curator Of Decorative Arts & Design, Carnegie Museum of Art.
What could make these visits to Montpelier, University of Virginia campus, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts any better? The opportunity to stay in the historic Williamsburg Inn, recently granted AAA’s Five Diamond Rating and newly named a Forbes Travel Five-Star hotel.
This iconic Regency-style hotel was built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1937 during a time of major preservation efforts in Williamsburg, supported substantially by Rockefeller’s own philanthropy. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and visited by a wide-range of iconic guests including the Queen of England, Shirley Temple, Salvador Dalí and Betty White, the Inn epitomizes luxury with the ambiance of an elegant country home. With 62 guest rooms and a world-class spa, AAA credits “its upgraded outdoor spaces and redesigned signature-themed suites” for its new five-diamond status.
“As more lower-tier properties add upgraded amenities for comfort and convenience, Five Diamond hotels continue to stand apart by providing the ultimate luxury experience anchored by an impeccable level of service,” said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. – Katia Hetter, CNN
Staying at the Inn also gives our travelers walkable access to the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. Our travelers will enjoy behind-the-scenes access to Colonial Williamsburg collections storage and conservation labs, a walking tour featuring the Governor’s Palace with an expert architectural historian, and curator-led tours of exhibits at The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Finishing off our stay will be a group dinner at the Inn’s Rockefeller Room, which “celebrates contemporary fine dining and pays homage to the evolution of American cuisine, while maintaining its elegant Regency style.”
“Here at Colonial Williamsburg, we are very pleased to have earned the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star distinction,” said Mitchell B. Reiss, Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO. “We share this honor with each member of our Colonial Williamsburg team for helping to make it possible. And we look forward to welcoming our visitors and guests to experience the quality of service and range of offerings unmatched anywhere.” – PRNewswire
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