Who turns down an offer to stay at a resort for FREE?
Yes, all inclusive – waterfront guest room, food, drinks, and access to all the fun activities. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of exploring Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA.
I hopped on the Greyhound from Union Station in Washington DC to head to Williamsburg VA. Total commute: 4h. The drive from Williamsburg Greyhound Station to the resort was roughly 15 minutes.
This place is so beautiful and peaceful, you have to stop to take it all in. First of all, I didn’t even know there were actually homes and neighborhoods within the resort. It’s literally its own community in itself.
The ride from the gate to the main building takes some time so don’t worry, you’re not lost. Keep in mind that the roads are pretty dark at night, both in and off the resort. Also, the service sucks! Snapchat can wait, take a moment to appreciate where you are.
Our room was like a standard two bed room with plenty of space. The bed and sheets were almost too comfortable that it was so hard getting up. However, the walls were thin – I heard my neighbor’s whole conversation at 7am.
The view from our room was the big catch. The most beautiful spot to watch the sunset and sunrise. I mean, who can beat a waterfront view?
Once we got over the initial shock of the view from our balcony, my sister and I headed to a nearby bowling alley to teach her colleagues how to really bowl! (The bowling alley is offsite, roughly 20 minutes away)
After a long night of free pizza and booze, we took a quick stroll down to the small beach a few minutes from our room. It was quiet but I can imagine how fun this place is during warmer weather. Jet skis, kayaks, boats, they have it all!
Next stop was the tennis club building where you can purchase athletic gear and rent beach cruisers. Off we went to get a better look around the resort.
Bike rentals: $8.50/person
You never truly appreciate nature until you’re in a place like this.
We then stopped by the Williamsburg Outlets (20 minutes away) where I bought an exclusive Auntie Anne’s Pretzel. Yup, no clothes, just food.
We ended the night with a cocktail dinner for her and her fellow resisdent group where we ate, consumed a good amount of alcohol, got crazy in the photo booth, and juju’d to a live band.
Things to do:
- Golf – starting at $139/person
- Spa – starting at $149/person
- Sports club pool
- Shopping – both on the resort and Williamsburg Premium Outlets
- Segway Tours
- Bike rental – $8.50/person
- Lazy river
- Activities – exciting events coming soon!
- Nearby Attractions:
- Busch Gardens (to the right of the resort’s main entrance)
- Water Country USA
- Williamsburg historical attractions (Jamestown, Yorktown, and tasting trail/winery)
Visit Kingsmill’s website to book your stay and learn more about their activities and special offers.