Meet the Proprietor of our Williamsburg B & B

– Sandi Thompson –

Meet the Innkeeper

“Thirty years ago my life changed. I packed my bags and moved to Williamsburg with my dream. In the end, I guess I’m lucky. Some dreams really do come true.”

– Sandi Thompson, owner/innkeeper of Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast

A writer for a magazine doing a story on this quirky award winning Williamsburg B & B in the heart of America’s birthplace, once asked owner Sandi Thompson what makes a good innkeeper. With that well known Sandi twinkle in her eye she smiled and quipped, “This is no job for the faint at heart. This is a job that you live every day. It’s about you and your stamina as much as it is about your inn. You have to love it”.

Today she reveals the secret. “The rewards are the guests and how wonderful they make me feel about all the work I’ve put into the house and job I love.”

And love is definitely at the heart of this special inn and its keeper. With over 30 years as a successful interior designer and owner of Liberty Rose, the boundaries between Sandi’s engaging personality and her unique, quirky eye for design, become seamless and remarkable. “After attending 4 to 5 home furnishings design shows a year for three decades I’ve been able to meet and work with some of the best product designers in the world and have inside access to a rich complex variety of fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, bedding, lighting, and art that helped me turn this wonderful old house into something special. Many visitors and guests want to take photos and get ideas for their own homes and of course I’m thrilled to share my secrets.”

“We all have dreams. Mine was to find a place that needed my talents at restoration and design and to make of it a beautiful Bed and Breakfast on a wooded hill with flowering gardens. A place that guests from all over the world would come to visit. Thirty years ago my life changed. I packed my bags and moved to Williamsburg with my dream. In the end, I guess I’m lucky. Some dreams really do come true.”
-Sandi Thompson, owner/innkeeper of The Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast