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January 6, 2010

Couples can create their own story with Williamsburg Lodge Winter Stories Package

Couples who want to take advantage of the quiet pace of the winter months can enjoy Colonial Williamsburg’s Winter Stories Package at the Williamsburg Lodge. Guests can immerse themselves in the true stories of America’s first citizens and the trades they practiced; walk the streets of the Historic Area; visit the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum – home to one of the largest collections of American folk art in the country – and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum – where they’ll see an extensive collection of British and American antique furnishings, firearms, paintings, metals and ceramics that tell the stories of their original owners and the lives they lived.

Opened in 1939, the Williamsburg Lodge is one of the first Colonial Williamsburg hotels constructed under the guidance of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the founder and first benefactor of the town’s restoration. From the original blue stone floors to the cypress accents and reproduction folk art, in every cozy nook and spacious expanse, the recently renovated Lodge tells the story of its Virginia setting and the history of the town Rockefeller restored.

The Winter Stories package starts at $299 per couple and includes a three-day, two-night stay at the Williamsburg Lodge, a $100 gift card, daily breakfast in the Lodge restaurant and length-of-stay admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums. The gift card may be applied to spa services at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, golf at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, dining in Colonial Williamsburg tavern or restaurant or purchases at an official, on-site Colonial Williamsburg-owned store. Guests of the Lodge can enjoy the fitness quarters at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and the heated indoor lap pool at no additional charge.

The Winter Stories package is based on a two-night minimum stay with Sunday through Wednesday arrival at the Williamsburg Lodge in a superior guest room. Package is slightly higher for Thursday through Saturday arrivals. The offer is valid Jan. 1 through March 25, 2010. Reservations are required, and package may be booked by calling 1-800-447-8679 or online at card may not be applied to reduce nightly room rate.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, a new 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280