Inn at 605

Elegant dining room with large antique table and chairs, buffer with plates and serving dishes and window with floral curtains

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About Our Inn Near Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Inn at 605 is a stately, circa 1928 Georgian home built by the construction manager for the Colonial Williamsburg restoration. The same craftsman, who meticulously restored and reconstructed the 18th century town, also used their skills to build the inn in the classic Colonial style.

The hand-crafted architectural details found in the bed and breakfast – such as Flemish bond brick, seven-piece crown molding, and brass mortise locks – are also found throughout the Colonial Williamsburg exhibition buildings.

The house was constructed between 1930 and 1934 as a private residence. It was built by Elton Holland, who at the time was employed by the Todd and Brown Construction Company. It was about this time that the Rev’d Goodwin-rector of Bruton Parish Church had his dream of the reconstruction of Williamsburg with Mr. Rockefeller. Todd and Brown began the reconstruction of the buildings for the Williamsburg Restoration. Elton Holland was a friend of Dr. Goodwin and his family, so he began to work for the restoration where he became superintendent of construction for 15 years. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Capitol, Governor’s Palace, Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg Lodge, and the Williamsburg Inn. His picture hangs in the Goodwin Bldg. among those instrumental in the restoration.

When the home was built it was the only structure in the area and was surrounded by fields, a farm, and a few houses towards the railroad tracks. Mr. Holland used the same materials being used in the restoration to build the house…brick, brass locks, door hinges, and paint colors. The crown moldings and wood trim were copied from the 18th-century buildings in Williamsburg. The house is probably one of the oldest original houses in 20th-century Colonial Williamsburg.

Breakfast Re-Imagined

Virginia Hospitality, Past and Present …

Start your day your way.

Lite and healthy, or the hardiness of the tried and true, our morning meal is served in our off-kitchen pantry.  The service is “at leisure” and fits with the needs of modern-day explorer.

Enjoy the start of your day with the comradery of other guests at the dining room table, in the adjacent shade garden, or sacculated in your room.

Menu changes daily…


  • Coffees, teas, fresh fruit juices
  • Assorted cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, house-made breakfast and toaster breads.
  • Hen egg frittata
  • Cottage fries or Southern grits
  • Bacon or boutique Sausages
  • Baked Bourbon Apples or Country Fruit Cobbler

…if you begin your day hungry here, it’s your fault.

We will make every effort to accommodate guest dietary restrictions with advance notice.


Jars of assorted treats, coffees, teas, and sodas are available “at will” to tide guest over between feedings.

Beer and Wine are available for Adult Libations, as well as complimentary accommodations for “bring your own”.

Packages and concierge services…

Celebrating a special moment or event? Our professional staff is always available to assist guest with additional amenities and services to enhance your visit and experience.

… “the world is your oyster”.

Whole House Rental

We welcome the opportunity to provide you with a whole house rental. Should you be interested in reserving the entire Inn at 605, please contact us at 757.220.8011 or at

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