With so much to do and see while you experience the Virginia Peninsula Wine Tasting Trail, spend the night, the weekend or as long as you’d like visiting all there is to love about this corner of southeastern Virginia where water and history rule.
Where to Stay
Located in rural Barhamsville, the Inn is owned and operated by the owners of Gauthier Vineyard. Each of the rooms is named for Gauthier Vineyard’s more popular wines, and guests have winery privileges. If you like horses, the Inn can arrange riding lessons at its equestrian center.
Everything’s walkable from this B&B located in Merchants Square, a two-block area in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg that includes many of the best restaurants in Virginia and more than 30 specialty shops. Each room at the Inn contains antique prints and memorabilia highlighting aspects of historic Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.
Located just 20 minutes outside of Williamsburg, Hornsby House is just steps from the Yorktown waterfront and Revolutionary War battlefields, and it has been in the family for three generations. Five guest rooms feature private modern baths and a number of other special amenities, including two suites that can accommodate two to four people each. Easily walk from the Inn to Main Street or explore nearby Yorktown Beach and Riverwalk.
Enjoy gracious Southern hospitality in a fresh and eclectic setting just a short walk away from the unique shops and restaurants at Merchants Square and the campus of William and Mary. European-style linens and queen-sized beds occupy every room. The outdoor gardens are lovely for enjoying the Inn’s fine Southern breakfast that changes with the seasons.
Drive up our country lane to step back into time in Providence Forge, Virginia. Guest rooms are uniquely furnished with colonial reproductions and comfy beds. Watch the sun rise and listen to the song birds underneath the large covered back porch. Hosts Larry and Patricia Reynolds are gourmet cooks who will feed you well.
Fall in love with this three-story Georgian brick home with a sunken front garden and a separate two-room cottage. Rooms include the Martha Washington Room, Rebecca Rolfe Room, George Washington Suite, Patrick Henry Suite and Juniper Suite. Special add-on packages include Brew for Two by local craft brewery Alewerks.
Luxury farmhouse rooms and meals and even afternoon tea await you at this Charles City property. This is a working family farm with home-raised meat, produce and wool along with chef-prepared meals and curated wines. Afternoon tea features mini ham biscuits, traditional finger sandwiches, cookies, tea breads and scones. Complement your tea with a glass of Prosecco. Afternoon charcuterie is also an option.
Stroll among the eight acres where George Washington and other Revolutionary and Civil War figures traveled. Relax in the parlor or on one of the porches that are part of this inn, circa 1781. The woods include paths through persimmon and black walnut trees. Be on the lookout for birds, deer and wildlife indigenous to the area. The estate includes several historic buildings with servants’ quarters, a pumphouse and smokehouse among them.
Looking to add more activities to accompany your wine tour?
Below is a list of links for other area attractions on the Virginia Peninsula.