For my birthday a couple weeks ago, Jason and I took a weekend getaway trip to Williamsburg, Virginia. Well, more so a trip to Kingsmill Resort. Jason had stayed there many times growing up and wanted me to have a chance to stay there since his family enjoyed going there so much in the past.
First off, let me say that the resort’s main focus is golf (they were hosting the LPGA Championships that weekend), and I have absolutely no interest in golf unless it’s playing miniature golf. That being said, I still loved the resort. It rained most of the time we were there so we weren’t able to spend as much time doing things like using the resort’s walking trails or bicycles (they have other things to do besides golf at least), but it was still nice.
One nice touch was the free shuttle to Busch Gardens, which we used that Saturday. There’s also one that goes to Colonial Williamsburg. The drive on the way back was very friendly and recommended we try some ice cream at The Mill (located behind the shuttle stop at the resort) before we head back to our room. He told us they make the ice cream on site, and I have to admit it was some of the best ice cream I’ve ever ate. I will definitely make sure to at least eat some ice cream if I stay at Kingsmill again.
The restaurants are good, too. I definitely would recommend Elements 1010. The scallops and steak are delicious. I even thought the asparagus and quinoa were good, and I usually don’t care for either. The food at James Landing Grille was pretty good, but we hardly ever saw our waitress, and had to actually ask someone else for our check. We had sat there for at 30 minutes after finishing our meal with still no sign of our own waitress. Our food also took forever to come, and it wasn’t was very busy at all.
The highlight of the resort though would have to be the room. We had an amazing view of the James River, and the bed was possibly the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on in years, if not ever.