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“The perfect fit for a Williamsburg vacation!”
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Lightwood House
Dining Room Circa 1760
Living Room
Living Room Circa 1795
Living Room
Blue Bedroom Fireplace
Yellow Bedroom
Yellow Bedroom
Small Upstairs Bedroom
Attic Bedroom
Petit Downstairs Bedroom
Lightwood Forest
Lightwood Lane
Lightwood In Winter
Winter Scene
Christmas by the Fire
Back Porch
Main Gates
Stair Circa 1795
Outbuilding In The Fall
Armor in Dining Room
On The Hiking Trail
Smoke House
Lightwood From The West
Meadow Along The Hiking Trail
Lightwood in Winter
Back Garden
English Country House Style Bathroom
Downstairs Bath With Six Foot Jetted Tub and Separate Marble Walk-in Shower
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Williamsburg, Virginia

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Arlington, Virginia
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“The perfect fit for a Williamsburg vacation!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We spent three nights at Lightwood for a multigeneration family vacation. It was the perfect base for a trip to all the tourist sites around Williamsburg. The grounds are quiet and private, and it feels great to drive through the front gates and not even see the house. The house itself was so much fun. The kids loved exploring every nook and cranny and everyone enjoyed all the period decorations and art. The dining room easily accommodated our party of 9 and the kitchen was fine for preparing a few meals - it had everything we needed.

The guest rooms were nice, especially the two larger ones. Kids really liked the attic bedroom, and everything was cool and comfortable, even though it was quite hot out. The downstairs room was a bit cramped, but for those who don't like steep steps, it was appreciated (along with the downstairs full bath). The living room had a music system and TV (although who needs that in this location!) and easily sat our group. Everything was clean, there were plenty of towels, and Cliff was always just a phone call away.

Best of all were the early mornings - outside by the patio with only birds to hear and blue skies above. Truly a great escape and so much better than staying in a soulless hotel or condo village.

Although it takes a bit of extra time, we really enjoyed taking the ferry every day to get to the attractions on the north side of the James River. It's about 20 and they were usually on schedule, more or less. Plus it is free.

We look forward to returning in the spring or fall, as we want to walk the entire property. The trail looked great, but it was just a bit too buggy and muggy this time.

Overall, we'd highly recommend Lightwood, and it made our vacation truly a memorable one.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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“A wonderful retreat!”
Reviewed 27 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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We vacationed here with friends earlier this month. There were four adults and six children in our group. We had a terrific stay at Lightwood. The owner was accessible and attentive to our needs and questions. There were special touches throughout the home. There were fresh flowers tucked in various corners and the crock pot was left out after we inquired about it. The house, although very old, was very clean and well appointed. It was charming and inviting. The towels and linens were plentiful and soft and clean. We never ran out of hot water. The kitchen had lots of dishes for our large group. There is even a dining room filled with china for dinner parties. There were lots of empty cupboards for our groceries. The gas fireplaces kept things warm even when we had snow outside!

We loved the history of the home and the many touches that made it so fun for our children. They loved the "secret passage" and the nook over looking the kitchen. We enjoyed snuggling by the fire reading, putting together puzzles, and playing games. The boys had great fun with the toy guns and wooden train tracks. The backyard was lots of fun for the children and we enjoyed the hiking trails.

I will mention the upstairs room got very hot in the evening, so we were thankful to find a window that would open for a light breeze. There were plenty of blankets in the bedrooms so the children were nice and cozy. While this home is close to Williamsburg, our little ones enjoyed riding the car ferry to and from our adventures.

We had the most wonderful time in the home. It is a vacation in itself. We hope to return again when your cute garden is in bloom!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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