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Charming Battlefield Cottage - Tour Run Bike Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Huzzah!' (A 'colonial cheer') and Welcome! Your quaint and charming Yorktown cottage awaits you. Formerly the studio of renowned folk artist Nancy Thomas (visit her galleries in Yorktown & Williamsburg)this newly renovated (Jun 09) cottage is located in a quiet and scenic neighborhood on the Yorktown Battlefield on a bluff just above the York River. Your home away from home is just less than a mile across the battlefield to Historic Yorktown (a nice walk around the earthworks or a very short drive) and one-half mile from the Yorktown Coast Guard Training Station. The neighborhood of about 40 homes was laid out in the 1920's as an area of 'summer retreats' for folks from Richmond to escape the summer heat to swim, fish and crab in the York River. It is the only neighborhood completely within the confines of the Colonial National Historic Park, and sits directly on the Revolutionary War Battlefield (Oct 1781) and between the Union and Confederate lines on the Civil War Battlefield (Battle of Yorktown, May, 1862). Your hosts Rob and Sheri can provide as much information as you desire about local history, attractions, and the local area.

Your cottage includes everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Most folks come to explore the Historic Triangle (Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown). But there is also Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and a host of other activities nearby. The Colonial National Historic Park and adjacent Newport News Park have over 25 miles of tour roads and trails perfect for runners/walkers/hikers/bicycles...(your bicycles are ready!) In fact, Yorktown is the East Coast Terminus for a transcontinental bike route and the scene of numerous Peninsula Track Club and Colonial Road Runners Club races each year. Walking the mile long Riverwalk (along the York River) from the National Park Service HQ to the Yorktown Victory Center is a popular activity as well as overland hiking to the many little known Civil War sites within the park (we'll tell you where they are!)

Your all-new full kitchen has everything you'll need to prepare any meals you wish. We'll start you out with coffee and teas, bottled waters and toiletries. If you'd like to dine out great seafood is available evenings at the River Room (Duke of York Hotel) or Nick's Riverwalk Restaurant both right on Water Street with York River views. The Schooner Alliance (at our Water Street docks) is available for mid-day or romantic evening sailing. Don't miss a breakfast or a lunch at the Island Cafe also at the Duke of York Hotel.

Your cottage is a beautiful drive up the Colonial Parkway (3 lanes, no stop signs or stop lights) directly into Colonial Williamsburg and on from there to Historic Jamestowne. Perfectly located, your personal retreat is also well suited for painting, writing, or those doing historical research at Colonial Williamsburg and nearby sites.

Very nearby is the Yorktown Coast Guard Training Station. Graduations occur almost monthly. The cottage is a perfect place for parents and spouses to stay and only one-half mile away. Also, a perfect place to stay to attend graduations at the College of William and Mary.

There are five beautiful golf courses within 15 miles...your clubs are provided. The Yorktown fishing pier requires no license, we have all your fishing gear waiting.

Holidays and special events are a great reason to visit Yorktown. A perfect place to stay if attending a wedding at the historic 'Freight Shed' on Water Street. The 4th of July in Yorktown features all day activities, an evening concert, and a spectacular fireworks display over the York River! 'Yorktown Day' (19 Oct) is the anniversary of the British surrender at Yorktown and always a day long celebration with ceremonies (many visitors from France). From Thanksgiving through Christmas Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg have continual activities throughout the holiday season that are a joy to all. Yorktown is an all-year-long fun place to be...your cottage awaits you!

Questions? Please call and ask! All inquiries will receive a prompt and cheerful response.

Keywords: Detached Two-Story Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017

About The Owner

Your hosts Rob and Sheri have lived on the Battlefield at Yorktown since 1999; Business owners, amateur historians, runners and painters. We've been docents for the National Park Service, volunteers with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and members of the Celebrate Yorktown Committee. We're available at your request to provide as much information as you might desire including insider recommendations on touring, shopping, restaurants, etc.


Yorktown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Wireless internet, all new appliances, linens, towels and blanket, new pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets, teapot, coffee maker, blender, iron/board, toaster, outdoor shower (in addition to full bath in cottage), 2 bicycles, men's and ladies golf clubs, 2 sets of fishing gear, beach chairs, towels, boogie & skimmer boards, games/cards, sightseeing info, book/DVD/CD library, info on grocery stores, gas stations, hair salons, local church info, local hospital info, hairdryer, umbrellas


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Charming Battlefield Cottage - Tour Run Bike Romantic Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
Cedarburg, WI

A History Lover's Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled the world over, and I don't believe we have ever stayed at a more enjoyable property. The cottage was everything that we had hoped for: Clean, quiet, well-appointed, quaint, and private. The owners went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed for a great vacation. Their foresight and effort in providing information and amenities is truly remarkable, and it made a good vacation even better.

Yorktown is a historic and charming village with extraordinarily friendly people. In addition, the cottage is located within the Yorktown Battlefield and minutes from the Colonial Parkway, a relaxing and scenic route that provides easy access to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything We Expected...and More!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage in Yorktown is perfectly located for visiting Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with all the privacy you could want. The cottage was clean and comfortable.The little touches such as fresh flowers, chocolate, and local art work makes it feel like home. My husband is not much of a traveler...and at the end of our stay, he did not want to come home! We will be back and I would recommend staying here to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashua, NH

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice cottage in Yorktown for a couple. It had everything we needed and more besides. It was very clean and comfortable and well represented by the description and photos on the website. The living area and bathroom are downstairs and the bedroom is upstairs. There is even a little patio out on the side, which we were unfortunately unable to use as it was a rather rainy 4 days. It is situated in a quiet residential area and so is quiet and peaceful.

The owner, Sherri, was very helpful and responded to all e-mails and questions very promptly.

The cottage is well situated for visiting Jamestown, Yorktown and colonial Williamsburg. We really enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond VA

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here during my birthday weekend, and we could not have been happier. They thought of EVERYTHING, from a hairdryer to bicycles to golf clubs to a fully stocked kitchen. The cottage is beautiful, perfectly maintained and surprisingly roomy (my husband is 6 feet 7 inches tall, and we were totally comfortable). It's actually bigger than it looks in the photographs. The couple that rents it out (they live in the main house on the property) is lovely, there if you need them but respectful of your space. A short and beautiful bike ride to the village, battlefield, and beach. We will absolutely book it again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester, Virginia

Great Exerience!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I rented the cottage for two nights. It is perfectly situated to explore Yorktown. Everything is within 5 minutes of the cottage. The cottage is perfect for two. It is well-kept and is in a quiet neighborhood. The owners even provide loads of info to get you headed off in whichever direction you may be interested. They provide bikes, beach towels, picnic baskets, etc. We were greeted with a welcoming card, fresh flowers, coffee, and chocolate. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lockport NY


  • 5 of 5

While looking for accommodations at Williamsburg I found this great cottage! A perfect location - close enough, but out of the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed the quietness of the surroundings. The cottage is great - very well decorated and comfortable. Fresh flowers and chocolates as well as a welcome note greeted us upon arrival. The owners have provided everything possible for a great stay. Sherri was so helpful with area restaurants and attractions. We're looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown, Jamestown, Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown Victory Center, Jamestown Settlement, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Yorktown Beach, running, walking/hiking, birding, Yorktown Coast Guard Training Center, College of William and Mary, Yorktown Fifes and Drums, Yorktown summer concert series, Yorktown Day (19 Oct), Yorktown Farmers Market, holiday events, VA Symphony Concert in Yorktown, Riverwalk Landing


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