Williamsburg Bed & Breakfasts

1. “BED AND BREAKFAST OWNERS MEET.” Daily Press (Newport News, VA) 18 Jan. 1995, Williamsburg, Neighbors – Williamsburg: 4. NewsBank. Web. 7 Feb. 2014.

2. Boelt Family Papers, 1948-1975. N.d. MS. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg.The collection includes programs, leaflets, and other material of various Williamsburg events and organizations of the 20th century including the Williamsburg Festival, Heritage Inn, and others.

3. Casey, Carlton. Carlton Casey Papers, 1894-1999.N.d. MS. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg. The inventory is a guide to Mss. Acc. 1999.48 which is the postcard collection documenting pre-restoration Williamsburg, restored Williamsburg, Jamestown, the College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, and cities, towns, and holidays in Virginia. Also includes clippings, articles, photographs, programs, and souvenir publications (Box 2).

4. “Colonial Williamsburg VA Lodging at The Cedars: A Romantic Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast.” Colonial Williamsburg VA Lodging at The Cedars: A Romantic Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2014.

5. Evans Tourist Home Guest Book (Williamsburg, Va.), 1949-1955. N.d. MS. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg. Guest register of Evans Tourist Home located at 53 Indian Springs Road in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Operated by Mrs. R. H. Evans.  Includes 1943 Department of Health Permit and 1951 Jamestown Ferry schedule.

6. FREEDLAND, SETH. “BED AND BREAKFAST ALLOWED TO INCREASE ROOM OFFERINGS.” Daily Press (Newport News, VA) 16 Dec. 2006, Final, Local News: C3. NewsBank. Web. 7 Feb. 2014.

7. Guest Book (Williamsburg, Va.), 1957-1962.N.d. MS. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg. Guest book, possibly for a Williamsburg, Virginia guest house or tourist home.  One entry reads, “As a guest in the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Armstrong”.

8. HOLTZCLAW, MIKE. “DESTINATION WILLIAMSBURG.” Daily Press (Newport News, VA) 24 Oct. 1997, Final, Local: A1. NewsBank. Web. 7 Feb. 2014.

9. Ierley, Merritt. Surveys and Responses Sent to Curators of Historic Houses in Conjunction with Merritt Ierley’s Book The Comforts of Home: The American House and the Evolution of Modern Convenience. N.d. MS. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg. Ierley is an alumnus of the College of William and Mary and works as a free-lance writer. The collection includes surveys sent to and responses from curators of historic houses for Ierley’s books, Open House and The Comforts of Home.

10. Kale, Wilford. “BED AND BREAKFAST CURB HELD UP AGAIN.” Richmond Times-Dispatch 9 Jun. 1989, One Star, Area/State: B-4. NewsBank. Web. 7 Feb. 2014.

11. Kaufman, Tammie J. Bed and Breakfasts in Virginia: Identification and Success Factors [abstract]. Blacksburg, Va.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1994.

12. United States Bed & Breakfast Inns Industry Report. Woolwich: Barnes Reports.

13. Vandeventer, Don. Inngetaways Virginia: A Photographic Guide to Bed & Breakfasts and Inns. Candler, NC: Down Home Publications, 1997.

14. Virginia: Virginia Bed & Breakfast Inns Welcome You. [S.l.: Country Inns, 1995.




1 Response to “Williamsburg Bed & Breakfasts”

  1. 1 mal2013 February 9, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    It seems as though there are a lot of great primary sources related to the history of the hospitality industry in Williamsburg. You should also consult secondary sources related to tourism studies and the anthropology of tourism in order to contextualize these very local sources.

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