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WHY STAY HERE
Nestled among 256 acres of beautiful woodland in Williamsburg, Virginia, The Historic Powhatan offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in colonial history and exciting Revolutionary Era reenactments while surrounded by comfortable accommodations, a caring staff, and wonderful amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, an outdoor pavilion, and much, much more. The Resort is close to all the best Virginia offers, with colonial Williamsburg just down the road and attraction hotspots like Busch Gardens, Yorktown, and Jamestown all under 20 minutes away.
Williamsburg is a living relic of the American colonial era and the Resort has its own piece of fascinating history located right on-site- the restored Manor House (circa 1735), which offers both informational walk-throughs and thrilling ghost tours! Looking for a bit of rest and relaxation? The Resort offers not only spacious, sumptuous rooms, but also a steaming sauna and acres upon acres of ponds, lakes, forest, gardens, trails, and sprawling oak trees. Relax lakeside as the kids try to reel in a bite to eat, set out for a day of BBQ and picnics, or visit one of the many rich historic sites nearby and re-experience the birth of a nation.
Whether you’re looking for a family holiday full of enticing history and thrilling rollercoasters at Busch Gardens, a romantic getaway into the charming colonial countryside, or a solo trip out to the historic haven of Williamsburg, The Historic Powhatan- with its luxurious accommodations, great service, and amazing amenities- will allow you to make the absolute most of your trip in comfort and style.
ABOUT THE SPACE
This gorgeous one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment is a spacious 750sq. ft. and contains all the elegance, grace, and charm of a Virginia colonial. Your room offers a queen size bed as well as a sleeper sofa in the living room. Some accommodation types even feature a walk-in shower and garden tub in the bathroom, and all bathrooms include a complimentary amenity kit.
Enjoy a homemade meal courtesy of the gourmet kitchen- equipped with coffeemaker, dishes, utensils, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, stove and oven, and blender- around the elegantly-set dining table. Cozy up to the warm-brick fireplace or cuddle down into the sumptuous sofa seating in your living area for a movie on the DVD and cable equipped TV. And, of course, don’t forget to take a moment to step out onto your spacious, fully-furnished patio for one last look at the gorgeous grounds and dusky Virginian sky before sinking into your plush beds for the night.
Other amenities provided for guests include:
- Phone and Voicemail
- Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Hairdryer and Alarm Clock
ABOUT THE RESORT
If rest, relaxation, and fun is what you’re looking for- with a little bit of American history (or big bit, if you’re a history buff) thrown in- then look no further than The Historic Powhatan Resort. Guests are welcome to enjoy both indoor and outdoor heated pools, numerous tennis courts, an outdoor pavilion, and a playground for the kids as well as a putting green with mini-golf course, picnic and BBQ areas, a steamy sauna, and a Horse Shoe Pit.
Relax at the beach-style pool or take a soothing dip in one of the simmering Jacuzzis while the kids enjoy the children’s pool; try out the state-of-the-art fitness center, catch some fish in one of the on-site lakes, or enjoy a game of basketball or volleyball with the family on the sports courts. Stop by the Activities Department for a fun trip with the kids or head over to the Manor House for an informational walk-through or a chilling ghost tour.
Feeling hungry? The mini-market is perfect for a quick beat or some last-minute groceries, the poolside bar and snack bar are perfect for delicious appetizers and drinks, and The Powhatan Bar and Grille is open 7 days a week serving mouth-watering buffet breakfasts with entertainment in the form of the Resorts own “first lady”, Martha Washington, and traditional American dinner dishes which can be enjoyed on the spacious furnished outdoor patio. After dinner, take a stroll across the grounds and admire the glimmering lakes, charming wildlife, and gently swaying branches of the magnificent oaks as the golden light of a day gloriously spent fades into purpled dusk.
Other amenities and services offered to guests include:
- 24 hour security; Concierge and Guest Services
- Business Center
- Racquet ball and Shuffleboard
- Gift shop and Convenience store
- Wedding facilities
- Bike rentals
- Parking, WiFi, and ATM
- Massage services
ABOUT THE AREA
Explore the ancestral homes of Native American tribes and learn about their rich culture and history; take a day to visit the “historical triangle” of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, examining the roots of American democracy and economy as you pass by the House of Burgesses and colonial plantations; hike, bike, sail, fish, and row your way around Virginia’s gorgeous natural landscapes. Looking for something a little more thrilling? Busch Gardens theme park and Water Country USA are less than twenty minutes away, Virginia Beach is forty minutes east, and Williamsburg itself is home to a vibrant bar scene featuring local distilleries and wineries.
Swim through history and shimmering lakes by day, enjoy afternoons of water park attractions, shopping, and birdies on the green, and laugh your way through nights filled with dancing and drinking, music and fine dining, or rollercoaster rides. No matter your age, no matter who you’re with, you’re sure to have the time of your life in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Things to Do
- Hiking, biking, boating/sailing, canoeing/rowing, fishing, golf, swimming,
- Busch Gardens (9.8 miles away)
- Colonial Williamsburg (4.8 miles away)
- Golden Horseshoe Golf Club-par 71 slope rating 144 (5.5 miles away)
- Water Country USA (9.1 miles away)
- Jamestown (5.4 miles away)
- Yorktown (17.9 miles away)
- Yorktown Wine Festival (October)
In Williamsburg (4.8 miles away)
- Wining and Dining
- Famers Market
- College of William & Mary
- Theater/Performing Arts
- Extensive and Classy Bar Scene (grills, bars, pubs, taverns, and comedy clubs
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
- Wheelchair accessible
- Non-smoking Resort
- Check in at 4 pm, Check out at 10 am
- Min. age for check-in is 21
- Pets are not permitted with the exception of Service Animals
Taxes & Fees
- Photo ID, 100$ Security Deposit, and resort fee* of 10$ plus tax per night required at check in (cash not an acceptable form of deposit)
*includes WiFi, business center, indoor pool, racquet ball, tennis, boarding pass printing
“Immersed in history, spacious rooms” Rated 5/5 Stars on TripAdvisor
Last July my family stayed at the Historic Powhatan Resort during a trip to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg. We absolutely loved the grounds, the manor house is beautiful and helped to immerse us in the history of the area. My husband and the older children enjoyed the ghost tour of the original manor house and now are less skeptical of supernatural occurrences after what they witnessed! For the younger child and myself, we enjoyed the beauty of the building by daylight :) We were impressed with the range of activities offered at the resort and enjoyed participating in many! We stayed in a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo and loved the extra space compared to a typical hotel room. We look forward to staying here again in the future!!
“Love Powhatan, lots of activities” Rated 5/5 Stars on TripAdvisor
My family almost always takes a yearly trip down to Williamsburg to visit Busch Gardens and we almost always stay at Powhatan. Through the years we have never been less than pleased. The staff is always extremely nice and accommodating, the condos are clean and we've never had issues with them. They are usually in the midst of renovating at least one block of condos, so they are usually pretty up to date. The clubhouse is great and offers numerous activities for the family including multiple pools, exercise rooms, a salon, and a restaurant (which is pretty darn good). They are always offering activities for the whole family including crafts, trips, and parties. There are several ponds/lakes there, all of which are great for fishing. We absolutely love Powhatan and will continue to come back.
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When I received my confirmation back, I noticed I was upgraded to a 2b/2b. I arrived at the resort for check in around 10pm and the check in line was quite long and really slow. However when it was my turn, they were very friendly. After getting the room information, I was then directed to another desk to get a "welcome packet". At that time of night, I really didn't feel like dealing with a timeshare pitch but it was short enough and the person wasn't too aggressive.
However when we walked into the room all you could smell was a really strong smell of curry. If I were staying longer than one night, I would have requested a room change.
The bed was comfortable, the room itself was well laid out and very spacious. I could imagine staying here for an extended stay (minus the cooking smells). In room washer/ dryer with a starter packet of detergent was a nice touch.
The next morning, I could see the grounds. They are very well maintained and quite beautiful. Again, I could imagine enjoying the many features of the property on another stay. But, checkout was more painful than check in. Only 2 staff members working, and no effort was made to find anyone else. Because the 5 people in front of me were checking in, that process is much slower. Given that they put a $100 hold on your credit card, you really want to make sure that hold is released. So another lady and I began chatting and she commented that they really need to have an express check out or more people on duty at 10am.
I did inform the staff member about the curry smell she did make a note of it and was appropriately apologetic. I know it wasnt their fault, so hopefully they won't rent the unit to anyone else until they deal with the smell.
So, bottom line... Expect slow check in and slow check out, but I would most likely return.