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Condé Nast Traveler Names Colonial Williamsburg’s Colonial Houses – To 2012 “Gold List”

imageCondé Nast Traveler magazine has recognized Colonial Williamsburg’s Colonial Houses – Historic Lodging on its 2012 “Gold List” of the world’s best places to stay. The Colonial Houses scored 96.8, the third highest score of all hotels in the United States. Only one other hotel in Virginia – Keswick Hall in Charlottesville – was named to the magazine’s 18th annual list of the top 511 hotels, resorts and cruise lines. The list was announced in the magazine’s January 2012 issue.

In its November 2011 issue, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine selected the Colonial Houses-Historic Lodging #1 in the Readers Choice Award category of the top 50 small hotels in the United States for its 2011 “Best of the World” list.

imageStep back in time" at this property "right in the middle of the action" in Williamsburg’s historic area. Overlooking brick courtyards and verdant gardens, accommodations in original and reconstructed eighteenth-century buildings come in three themes—floral, classic, and Restoration—and have period furnishings, fireplaces, and handcrafted fabrics in green, red, beige, white, and brown. "We really felt like we were back in the 1700s, except luckily we had all the modern amenities."

IToday, the Colonial Houses offer 75 guest accommodations in 26 “houses,” some as small as one room and others as large as 16 rooms. Multiple rooms can be combined within a house to accommodate parties of up to 32. Furnished with authentic period reproductions and antiques, each Colonial House has a unique story and appeal of its own and offers a rare way to experience the restored revolutionary capital of Virginia. n 1938, two original houses in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area opened as guest accommodations – the Quarter, an original building thought to have been used to house indentured servants or slaves, and the Orrell House, purchased by John Orrell around 1800. Both are located on Francis Street at the entrance to the Williamsburg Inn.

Today, the Colonial Houses offer 75 guest accommodations in 26 “houses,” some as small as one room and others as large as 16 rooms. Multiple rooms can be combined within a house to accommodate parties of up to 32. Furnished with authentic period reproductions and antiques, each Colonial House has a unique story and appeal of its own and offers a rare way to experience the restored revolutionary capital of Virginia.

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