Editor's Note: This property was formerly the Fairfield Governor's Green.
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June 7, 2006
For us, the best things nearby were Yorktown and the Colonial Parkway. For my daughter and my grandkids it is Bush Gardens and Williamsburg.
We loved the resort. It has beautiful rooms with bright and cheerful furnishings, a Jacuzzi in the master bedroom and convenient parking.
The resort is fairly new, built in 2001. The reception area is large and roomy but has a welcome atmosphere unlike some very stark and cold reception areas I have seen. The staff at reception is friendly and helpful. There is pressure to attend the timeshare sales pitches but I was able to resist. Of course we were only spending 3 days and I did not want to waste my time on that. One thing I like about Fairfield Points system is the ability to split your weeks. I did the same at the Fairfield Westwinds in Myrtle Beach.
There is a full open kitchen with a butcher-block style counter in the center, which is unusual for a timeshare set up, and quite nice. The washer and dryer were in the second bathroom area and able to be shut off from the rest of the condo while running which was a nice touch. The rooms in our unit were massive and the view was nice and relaxing from our balcony. The furnishings are colonial but bright and cheerful. There is a restaurant on-site but it is not great and there are many more in town that are worth sampling. The pools include an indoor and outdoor and an outdoor children's pool. This is appreciated for adults with no children. There are tennis courts also which seems to be becoming a rarity at resorts. There is so much close by of historical significance with Yorktown, Jamestown, Williamsburg itself as well as some very exciting attractions, such as Bush Gardens and Water Country, that it is hard to find time for shopping but if you do there are some great outlet malls. I would suggest you have fun and plan a second trip just as we are doing.
From journal Williamsburg, always a Pleasure
New Bern, North Carolina
January 23, 2006
If you need to pick up items you may have forgotten to pack, there is a Big K-Mart about 2 miles from the resort and a variety of restaurants: Pizzeria Uno, Cracker Barrel, Marino's (Italian) and many more. Within 10 miles you can find the prime outlets, a pottery factory, candy factory, candle factory and antique malls.Best Things About the Resort:Location, location, location! Close to restaurants and shopping and near the entrance to Colonial Williamsburg. The grounds were immaculate and beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. Staff members were very friendly and helpful. Fairfield's two other resorts, Patriot's Place and Kingsgate, are just down the road and guests are welcome to participate in activities at all three.Resort Experience:We arrived a day ahead of our scheduled reservation, having driven from North Carolina where we spent a week at Fairfield Harbour, our home resort. Rather than staying in a motel for one night, we went directly to Governor's Green to see if we could be accommodated for the night until we could check in the next day. The Guest Relations Director was more than happy to assist us. She put us in the unit that had been reserved for us and was available for that night for $97.00. Really great service with a smile!
Governor's Green is Fairfield's newest resort in Williamsburg and it is a showplace. It's a large complex of about 12 three-story buildings with elevators. We really appreciated the carts for loading and transporting our luggage. There is a voluntary non-smoking policy in the units and buildings. Our 2 bedroom unit was on the 3rd floor of the first building next to the Reception and Recreation Center and our balcony overlooked the outdoor pool complex. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need in addition to a dishwasher, microwave, electric range and full size refrigerator, lots of counter space and a breakfast bar. The living room was spacious and the sofa and chairs were very comfortable. The entertainment unit had a large flat screen TV, VCR, DVD, CD and radio. The master bedroom had a king size bed, TV and a huge bathroom with a Jacuzzi, in addition to the walk-in shower. The second bedroom had 2 queen beds, another TV and a full bathroom. The unit also had a washer and dryer. We felt like we were in the lap of luxury!
The amenities were excellent. The Activity Center featured heated outdoor and indoor pools and spas, an exercise room (which we though was somewhat small for the size of the resort with limited equipment), a computer room where you could reserve time at no charge, a restaurant that served breakfast and lunch, a room with ping pong and pool table and a large all purpose room. There is also mini-golf, tennis courts and a children's playground. There are all kinds of activities for both adults and kids. Sign up was in the Activities Office which also handled ticket sales (some discounted) for a number of the attractions in the area. Fairfield does a day-long guided tour to Washington, DC in a full-size coach with restroom facility. Reservations and payment must be made the day before the scheduled trip.
The Welcome Center, recently completed and now open, serves as the Timeshare Sales Center. This is a top-of-the-line resort.
From journal The Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg
aiken, South Carolina
January 25, 2004
From journal Williamsburg is great!!!
August 25, 2003
There are two master bedrooms that feature a king size bed. The bath has a Jacuzzi tub, double headed ceramic shower, and double sink. The third bedroom has two double beds with a television and VCR. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination with jets. The fourth bedroom has a king bed, television, and VCR. The bathroom for this unit has a very large ceramic shower with glass doors. There is a separate laundry room with a large counter in it.
The kitchen has everything you could possible need from a pantry for storage to two double sinks. The dining area has a very large table and chairs and a buffet. There is another balcony off this area. The draperies and amount of decorations such as pictures and silk plants in this unit are unbelievable. Each time I stay here I see something I did not notice before.
If there ever was a place where I would never want to leave, it would be here. The worst thing about staying in the Presidential Suite is having to leave and go home to reality.
From journal Presidential Suite At Govenor's Green
St. Louis, Missouri
August 22, 2003
The amenities are also great. There is a large outdoor pool and hot tub, an indoor pool and hot tub. There is a small internet cafe, an adults only room, a playroom for small children, a rec room with pool and ping pong, an exercise room and more coming as the resort continues to be built. There is also mini-golf, arcade game room, video rental , adults only room with pool table, and an activities office at Kingsgate that serves all the Fairfield resorts in the area. Fairfield itself does tours into Washington and runs daily activities for children. We did neither while we were there because we have no children, and the sniper was picking off folks in Washington at the time! But we did take advantage of their offers of discounted tickets to many local attractions.Resort Experience:I must admit to enjoying everything about this resort. Even when we were referred to the "gentleman at the door" for our parking pass (which I knew was the opportunity the resort was taking to talk to us about more timeshare), we had a good time. I always say yes to the timeshare walkthrough. We love Fairfield and they are buying up a lot of new properties. This is a chance to find out how many cool new places we can go to even if we’re not buying!
Now to talk a bit more about the unit. The couch was comfortable, and the chairs were comfortable. The beds were comfortable and the lighting was great. There is even a dimmer switch on the lighting in the dining room. The air conditioning worked great and everyone on the staff was helpful and smiling. There were five TVs -- a large one in the living room, and one in each bedroom. Even a large family could avoid arguments over what to watch! I understand that these really large units will cost about 300,000 points a week so we’ll all have to get to know other Fairfield owners here on RCI Community so we can pool our points to stay in the signature
We didn’t actually stay at Governors Green although there were units being rented out the week we were there. We toured the four-bedroom, two-bedroom, and one-bedroom deluxe units and were impressed with all. I decided to write this entry because I had some great pictures of the resort and also, there are no reviews done on Governors Green yet. It really deserves to be on your list as a place to stay. Please see the pictures below to get a better idea what’s there.
I really can’t find anything negative about this resort. It is ideally located for attraction in the area, has a great staff and the units are big, well appointed and comfortable. Very highly recommended!
From journal Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown-Living History!