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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Yorktown River Inn. We loved the stories from our resident local storyteller, Bill and the way he says, "the rivah". The view was great from our balcony and the breakfast table. It was a perfect 2 days with plenty to see and do in a small town. Food was divine with creative dishes,...

Thank Sharon P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This was my first B&B experience and I was delighted to feel just at home. I do not think that you will find another Innkeeper like Bill who knows so much history, has a good eye for decoration, and such an attention to detail and service. Breakfast was excellently prepared by Bill and served warm on time. And it all...

Thank ferrerf
Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 29 August 2012

My wife and I chose The York River Inn for our anniversary weekend away. Bill's (the innkeeper) hospitality and cooking was superb! Every detail was accounted for and the breakfasts were amazing. He even had chairs for us to use while we spent part of the day on the nearby beach. Bill's knowledge of the area's history was a real...

Thank A K
Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

What a pleasure for me to share these special occasions! The Navy doesn't always cooperate but when I tell them it's an anniversary or other event, they usually pick a nicely repainted ship for the opening of the bridge--no extra charge! (Tongue placed firmly in cheek!) I worry that I talk too much--and I'm sure I do for some people--but...

North Carolina
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I could have sat and listened to Bill, the Innkeeper for hours. His knowledge of the American Revolution and Yorktown told in story-form in that lovely Virginia accent held me spell-bound. Breakfast was fantatstic. I loved the Cherry Custard and Scotch Egg. And don't even get me started on the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. Sunset over the York River from...

Thank TeamKozikowski
Aiken, SC
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Bill is an innkeeper, gentleman and retro-renaissance man that has a delightful home-away-from-home for those wanting to relax and enjoy the beauty and historicity of the area without being overbearing or too stuffy! We enjoyed the beautiful authentic maps framed in the hallways and the bedroom displayed so many beautiful treasures, even in the closet! Breakfast began promptly and exhibited...

Thank joncat4life
Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 1 June 2012

I have to say that Bill Cole truly puts the "Breakfast" in B&B. First, Yorktown is a pleasant surprise. I think it rates better than Virginia Beach. Seond, YRI is another surprise - not just the room with its own balcony overlooking the York River and the common room with all the available reading material, but mainly for the proprieter,...

1Thank Charley H
Northern Virginia
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We spent the night on May 5th. A lovely place with great views and a VERY hospitable, friendly and informative host -- Bill Cole. If you have any questions about Yorktown, Williamsburg and/or Virginia history, Bill is the man. We enjoyed his wonderful cooking and chatted over coffee for almost three hours. This is the place if you are in...

Thank John T
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 23 April 2012

My wife and I did not know what to expect when we arranged our stay with Bill. From the first meeting, he exhibited a desire to be hospitable and available to assist in making our stay memorable. Our view from the President's Room of the York River was fabulous. The Inn is high on a bluff and offers a view...

2Thank Michael J
Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

What a pleasure for me to share these guests' 40th anniversary! I made red velvet muffins (ok, their cupcakes, but I call them muffins so nobody feels guilty eating them for breakfast) with a 4 and an O candle--and the other guests enjoyed the celebration as well!

Reviewed 24 March 2012

Our stay with BILL was great,we will go back, the room, the food, the conversation was all perfect. Wonderful weekend, wish we could have stayed another night. K Winston

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Yorkriver, Owner at York River Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for these great remarks.

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We stayed at the York River Inn when we came to this area to see a K.D. Lang concert. We were warmly welcomed by Bill who gave us an overview of the Inn and the area. We stayed in the Washington Suite which has a beautiful view of the York River and the bridge. It was quiet, well decorated, and...

Thank VirginiaTraveler014

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The York River Inn Bed & Breakfast is situated on a high bluff overlooking the York River in a colonial-style building. It is the only waterfront bed and breakfast in the Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg area. The York River Inn Bed & Breakfast is the ideal location for a relaxing visit in historic Yorktown, Virginia. The York River Inn B & B is also a delightful place to enjoy the historic areas of Yorktown and Williamsburg. Gracious settings, generous amenities, and knowledgeable host create a memorable experience rather than just a night away from home. All three guestrooms are filled with standard amenities enhanced by many charming and useful additions--the innkeeper's extensive travel and hospitality career have contributed to his skill at providing the finest accommodations possible. The common area includes a sofa and comfortable chairs, where you can browse through piles of current magazines. The refrigerator is fully stocked for guests. The innkeeper has a vast selection of Virginia books, maps and extensive materials on travel from all over the US and the world. You are welcome to enjoy the shared deck with deck chairs, as well as the cookies and treats always set out on the dining room table. A gourmet breakfast served in the elegant antiques-filled dining area overlooking the river is a highlight of the experience provided at the York River Inn. The Inn is only a short distance from the colonial area and other attractions of Yorktown and is only 15 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg by the way of the scenic Colonial Parkway. The local area is filled with historic, cultural, and entertainment activities without the stress of a busy crowded town. In Yorktown itself are two major historical attractions celebrating the winning of American independence October 19,1781 when George Washington accepted the surrender of the British under Lord Cornwallis, an event commemorated by the 1881 victory monument just down river from the York River Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about York River Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 209 Ambler St, Yorktown, VA 23690-3702
Region: United States > Virginia > Yorktown
Price Range: RM487 - RM576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
York River Hotel Yorktown
York River Inn b&b
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“We stayed in the top floor Washington Suite, which had a beautiful view, a comfortable king-sized bed, a large tub, and a bidet!”
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“The best view is in the room(s) that face the York River, but be prepared for sunlight in the morning. There are black-out curtains.”
 of 5 bubbles Garr3tt, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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