Surround yourself with the luxuries and artifacts that tell a story of the woman who owned and operated Williamsburg’s first modern era guest house. Dora’s room is a tribute to B&B’s everywhere.
Somewhere in time the lives of two Williamsburg innkeepers crossed paths. The suite named Dora’s Room tells this story of two women joined by a place and a dream spanning over a century. Approximately the year that the Liberty Rose innkeeper, Sandi, was born, a woman named Dora was opening the first modern Guest House in Williamsburg, on Duke of Gloucester street near the colonial capital building. Quite coincidentally Sandi moved to Williamsburg in 1985 and opened Liberty Rose just as Ms. Dora’s House closed its doors after 40+ years in business. In the years following the opening of Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast another coincidence lead to the acquisition by Sandi of Dora’s original Guest Register, as well as a number of documents and supplies used by the deceased innkeeper and her sister when the old house in the Colonial District was moved by the CW Foundation to another part of town making way for the reconstruction of an original structure from the 1700’s. For the 30 year anniversary of Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast, Sandi decided to rename the suite previously known as Rose Victoria, to Dora’s Room and dedicate it to the story of a woman who made Williamsburg hospitality her livelihood. Guests staying in Dora’s Room will see the original Guest Register next to white gloves that should be worn to protect the book, as well as a number of photos, books, and other objects from another era that belonged to Ms. Dora’s Guest House. Of special mention is one of the books by Laura Ashley who took special interest in Ms. Dora and her house showing photographs of a few of the objects now on display in this special suite at Liberty Rose Bed & Breakfast.
Stay in a room lost in time, immersed in the luxuries of another era and the artifacts that tell the story of the woman who owned and operated Williamsburg’s first modern era guest house, almost a century ago. Enjoy the history and mystery of two women innkeepers joined by hospitality and serendipity while you stay in this very spacious and beautiful first floor suite.
Queen Cherry Wood French Canopy dressed with fringed and tasseled jacquard fabric curtains made in traditional colonial style with tutelage by Colonial Williamsburg seamstresses.
Spacious and luxurious. Natural and ornamental lighting. Restored wood antique wall from Victorian era townhouse. Heart pine floors from 1740’s Plantation. Oversized clawfoot tub with vintage brass fixtures. Glass box red marble shower. Antique wood dressing table and mirror. Plush Robes and towels. There’s even a black craftsman era inspired faux electric fireplace heater.
Cable TV, DVD, Movies, Wi-Fi, Mini-fridge. Plush Robes and towels. Locally handmade natural bath soaps. Ironing Supplies.
Wine Red damask wall covering, Ivory wood trim and moldings and painted embossed tin ceiling. Antique camel back sofa upholstered in silk reproduction jacquard from a 1800’s griffin pattern, a unique wood and leather converting gaming table and chair, stylish lamps and chandeliers, antique armoire, full length Eastlake Victorian styled mirror. Framed Art.
$245 weekends and holidays