Property ID : 1519315
Expired $650,000 - Bed & Breakfast, Single Family Home
Aldrich House Bed & Breakfast – Williamsburg, Virginia
Offered for $650,000 as a Bed & Breakfast or as a single family residence.
The Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area is right around the corner. Come and Enjoy the Beauty!
Welcome to 505 Capitol Court just around the corner from Colonial Williamsburg. This home has an amazing location and has 6 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. Currently zoned as a Bed and Breakfast, the owners have the right to sell this parcel as a single family and the new owners have the right to go either way with zoning. Renovated with Hardi-plank siding, updated kitchen in bathrooms, hardwood floors, cozy den or library, master bedroom downstairs, wide stairway to the 2nd floor, full baths for most bedrooms, 3rd floor bedrooms or bonus space as needed for new owners. Enjoy life in Colonial Williamsburg every day!
We are located one block from Christiana Campbell’s Tavern which is located at the east end of the Historic Area (just east of the Capitol building). It is just a short walk from our front door to Colonial Williamsburg. Walk out of the cul-de-sac, over the bridge, across the street and you are there. Once you have your CW pass you have access to their bus service which has a stop in-front of the tavern. From there it’s an easy ride to any where in the area or a beautiful walk down Duke of Gloucester Street. Hopefully, you will enjoy our location as much as we do.
Arriving from the North: Take I-64 East to Exit 238 towards Williamsburg. This exit will put you on Rt. 143. Follow Rt. 143 for about 1 mile, stay straight and the road will turn into Rt. 60 East & Rt. 5 West (Yes, the signs state East & West). The speed will slow down to 25 mph (pay attention because police will be looking for you). You will go through a traffic light at 2nd Street (stay in the right hand lane). When you go through this traffic light you will see a small bridge ahead, just before the bridge you turn right on Capitol Court. The Aldrich House B&B is the 3rd house on the right in the cul-de-sac.
Arriving from the South: Take I-64 West to Exit 242 and head west on Route 199. Stay to the right and take the second exit to Route 60 West. Proceed on Route 60 West to the first traffic light and make a right onto Page Street (Rt. 5 & 31 East). After going across the small bridge make the immediate left onto Capitol Court. The Aldrich House B&B is the 3rd house on the right in the cul-de-sac.
A Little About Us
Tom and Sue met in high school at Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1972, began dating and the rest is history. We were married in 1974 and Tom joined the United States Air Force in 1976. We were stationed at Langley AFB in Hampton, VA, for 8 years, at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan, for 3 years, and at Dover AFB in Dover, DE, for 9 1/2 years where Tom retired in 1997. We have 3 wonderful children; Melissa, Frances, and Tommy Jr and 1 precious grandchild, Cody. We moved to Colonial Williamsburg 3 months after Tom separated from the Air Force and began our Bed & Breakfast journey. Living in Williamsburg had been one of Tom’s dreams since he was a youngman. Moving here has been amazing. We purchased our home on June 20th, 1997, and had our 1st guests on July 1st. We have thoroughly enjoyed this adventure of over 11 years and have met some of the nicest people and plan on meeting many more. We hope you decide to come and enjoy a little piece of our heaven. We also have interests outside of the B&B. Sue works at the Cheese Shop downtown and Tom owns and operates Historic Triange Tours as a Licensed Tour Guide. Viewwww.historictriangletours.com to view tour details. He makes History come alive with all the fun facts he shares with you. We love this area and we’ll do our best to help you get the most out of your stay in Williamsburg.
Historic Triangle Events
October is the most beautiful time in Williamsburg. The fall season creates colors in town that you can only imagine. Strolling Duke of Gloucester street with the cool breeze and nature changing all around you is perfectly serene.
Art lovers have visited Williamsburg in October for years to attend our art show, called “Occasion For the Arts”. This show is displayed outdoors along Duke of Gloucester street in the Merchant Square area of Williamsburg. Artists from all over bring their paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery and many other types of art to display and sell. Come and enjoy what we enjoy each year. You’ll love it.
October 19th – Yorktown Day – Yorktown Day is a celebration of the beginning of the end of the American Revolution. The celebration usually lasts a couple of days and is a great way to see a small town celebrate it’s importance in our American History. Yorktown itself has changed in many ways. If you haven’t been in a while, you’ll be pleased to visit the Yorktown riverfront, walkways and restaurants. They’re great!
Check the Colonial Williamsburg website to see the special Tavern Dining Events.
William and Mary football games. Attend a small college football game and feel the excitement of being so close to the field and the support of the locals.
This is also the time to book your winter/holiday season vacation. Thanksgiving to the New Year is a very busy time in Williamsburg. Plan early and get what you want!
October is the most beautiful month in Williamsburg. Come see us at the Aldrich House, take a refreshing walk down Duke of Gloucester Street and see for yourselves the beauty.
The month of November is one of the quiet joys of Williamsburg. The first weeks are when couples can come and enjoy the area in peace. The area is not busy with school groups, the weather is always beautiful, locals are busy getting ready for the holidays and you, the guest, get the town pretty much to yourselves. You’ll love it. As Thanksgiving approaches the area becomes busier and busier which lifts our spirits for the Holidays. Christmas decorations are hung and the Grand Illumination is soon to come.
The best month of the year to be in Williamsburg. The town is decorated for Christmas. The Grand Illumination, the official kick-off of the Christmas Holiday, will happen on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of December. The decorations, the cool weather, the leisure afternoons and the great evenings for dining and a walk make the perfect atmosphere for a vacation. Come and enjoy the holidays at the Aldrich House as they were meant to be enjoyed; with each other. Book early and make reservations for dinner as soon as you can.
January, February & March
January, February and March are some of the best months to visit Colonial Williamsburg. The intrepreters are eager for visitors and will spend all the time you want sharing their bits of history. The area is not full of student groups and just has a leisure, carefree feeling. There is basically no problem getting reservations and the Historic Area is all yours. Plus our rates for January & February are $112/night (including taxes) for any room excluding holiday weekends. Come and Enjoy!
Located in Merchant’s Square – Within 1 mile from the Aldrich House
Fat Canary – “Hottest” Restaurant in Williamsburg. Small and unique with wonderful food and an excellent wine list. Small bar with full service. Reservations a must. Our favorite choice. (757)229-3333;www.fatcanarywilliamsburg.com
Cheese Shop – Best sandwich shop in town. Roast Beef, swiss cheese, house dressing on french bread – can’t get much better than that! Over 200 cheeses and a tremendous selection of wines in the Wine Cellar and gourmet foods from around the world in the shop. (757)220-0298; www.cheeseshopwilliamsburg.com
Berrets Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar – Specializing in Seafood and they certainly do it right. This is a wonderful restaurant and bar with an outside patio for lighter dining (weather permitting). Reservations strongly suggested. (757)253-1847; www.berrets.com
Second Street – An American Cafe – Second Street has undergone major renovations and is a very comfortable and enjoyable restaurant with really good food. Located just around the block from the B&B. One of Tom and Sue’s favorite places for a relaxing dinner. (757)220-2286; www.secondst.com
Blue Talon – Located in Merchant’s Square. Menu items from hamburgers to succulent lamb. Come as you are or dress up. Great place to get an afternoon or after dinner drink. (757) 476-2583;www.bluetalonbistro.com
Dog Street Pub – Located in Merchant’s Square. A Gastropub offering great beers and food to go with them. Come as you are or dress up. The are located on the corner of Duke of Gloucester and Henry Street with a great outside patio area. (757) 293-6478; www.dogstreetpub.com
Trellis – Best known for Death by Chocolate and many other sinful desserts. Food presentation and slow dining is what it’s all about. Perfect place to enjoy a casual evening of dining. Reservations strongly suggested. (757)229-8610; www.thetrellis.com.
Waypoint Grill – A fine dining restaurant located in the Quarterpath Shopping center in Williamsburg, VA. Specializing in fresh seafood and high quality meats. Waypoint will satisfy diners of any age or palette! We are open six days a week for lunch, brunch on weekends, and dinner – Tuesday through Sunday. (757)220-2228; www.waypointgrill.com
Season’s Cafe is a current day restaurant with great salads, pasta dishes, and huge appetizers. No reservations necessary. Season’s will give a 20% discount to Bed and Breakfast customers when they are presented with an area B&B business card. You will also receive preferred seating. (757)259-0018; www.seasonsofwilliamsburg.com
Colonial Williamsburg Taverns – Four restaurants located with the historic area. All featuring colonial garbed servers and some 18th century traditional foods. Reservations suggested for King’s Arm Tavern and Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. Chowning’s Tavern is a first-come, first-served tavern that operates as an outside grill during the day and turns into Gambols at 5pm until closing. Gambols resembles an 18th century tavern and is a must for anyone who loves a good ale or rum drink and balladeers playing and singing 18th century ballads. Gambols does not operate during the winter months of January, February & March. Shield’s Tavern is operating as a coffeehouse during the day and a light-fare lounge during the evening; no reservations necessary. (800)HISTORY;www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/diningExperience
Chef’s Kitchen – Great experience for anyone who likes to cook and enjoy great food with wine to match. Chef’s Kitchen offers a cooking class with dinner. Located on Prince George Street – one street over from Duke of Gloucester Street. (757)564-8500; http://www.achefskitchen.biz
Aromas – Great little coffee house on Prince George Street – one street over from Duke of Gloucester Street. Serves light meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live music on certain nights.
Bonefish – Great new addition to New Town. Great seafood, steaks, salads, sides and desserts – Best Key Lime Pie in town. (757) 229-3473; www.bonefishgrill.com
Restaurants located in New Town – New Town is an Urban Village a few miles from Colonial Williamsburg hosting our only Movie Theatre
Opus9 Steakhouse – The best steak house in Williamsburg – very nice atmosphere with upscale dining. (757) 645-4779; www.opus9steakhouse.com
Center Street Grill – Very nice menu with inside and outside dining; best beef brisket dinner in town. (757) 220-4600; www.centerstreetgrill.com
Corner Pocket – Casual dining inside and outside with a billiards room attached in a family friendly atmosphere. Great fun. (757) 220-0808; www.thecornerpocket.us
Other Fine Restaurants Located in Williamsburg
LeYaca – The best of the best in fine French dining. (757)220-3616; www.leyaca.com
Giuseppe’s Italian Cafe – The best Italian cafe in Williamsburg; owned and operated by locals for locals and visitors alike. (757)565-1977; www.giuseppes.com
Areas of Interest
Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce – www.williamsburgcc.com; The College of William and Mary – www.williamandmary.com; Colonial Williamsburg – www.history.org; Jamestown Settlement –www.historyisfun.org; Yorktown Center – www.historyisfun.org; Busch Gardens and Water Country USA – http://www.buschgardens.com; Golf – www.wngc.com; The Williamsburg Winery –http://www.williamsburgwinery.com; Guided Private Tours – www.williamsburgprivatetours.com
If we don’t have the accommodations you are looking for, please view our sister site at Williamsburg Historic Inns – www.williamsburghistoricinns.com