Welcome to your home away from home

With an unparalleled range of accommodations, stunning setting along the James River, and a boundless range of recreational acitvities and leisure pursuits right on the grounds, Kingsmill is a relaxing, fun, and memorable riverside escape.

Kingsmill dates back to the early 1600's, where the first Englishman dropped anchor in the James River.  Although they settled upstream in Jamestown, the Virginia Company of England granted 300 acres to Richard Kingsmill, a member of the organization.  Col. Lewis Burwell III, a member of the Governor's Council, inherited the land from his grandfather and named it Kingsmill after the original owner.  Burwell's Landing was an integral part of the American Revolution and can be seen from the 17th hole on the River Course.

With three renowned 18-home golf courses, a celebrated golf academy, and year-round golf schools, Kingsmill Resort offers the exciting variety and challenge you want to take your game to the next level.

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Championship golf at Kingsmill

For more than three decades, The River Course has hosted the world's best players on both PGA and LPGA tours.

Bordered by the calm azure waters of the James River, this famed championship course has tested the mettle of the game's most famous names.  On a still morning, dew still beading on the precisely manicured greens, you can almost hear the echos of applause for crisply struck irons and delicately holed putts.  The River Course inspires you to test your own mettle.  The course has been reborn thanks to the efforts of original architect Pete Dye.  The renowned course designer tinkered just enough with his layout, bringing out the subtle details that make for a truly unforgettable round of golf.  Dye's River Course hosted the PGA Tour's Michelob Championship from 1981 through 2002.  Currently, it serves as the host of the Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg on the LPGA Tour.

Golf course architect Tom Clark designed the members-only Woods Course in concert with two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange.  The Woods Course is a classic parkland-style design that occupies a secluded corner of the resort, winding its way through the trees.  Ranked #10 of Virginia's Top Ten Golf Courses by Golfweek Magazine, the Woods Course is an instant hit with all golfers.  At 6700 yards, it is an interesting mix of long and short holes, giving golfers an opportunity to utilize every club in their bag.  A unique feature is the double green with a bunker in the center shared by the par-3 12th and the par-4 15th hole.

The Plantation Course is an Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay design that challenges players of all skill levels.  Fairway landing areas are generous, but water comes into play on eight holes, and there is no shortage of deep woods or yawning ravines. With landmarks from Richard Kingsmill's 1736 plnatation woven into the landscape, a round on the Plantation Course is truly historic.

The only AAA Four Diamond Resort in historic Williamsburg

Whether your idea of vacation includes lounging by a pool, getting pampered at the spa, navigating the James on a jet ski, biking for miles, eating ice cream, sharpening your skills on the golf course or tennis court - or all of the above - Kingsmill has you covered.  Enjoy this long list of amenities as an Icon Golf member:

  • River, Deluxe, and Resort Standard Guest Rooms
  • 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Condos
  • 3 and 4 bedroom riverside Cottages
  • 3,000 - 5,500 square foot Padgett Guest Homes
  • The uber-luxurious Pettus House
  • Three championship golf courses
  • Two pro shops
  • Men's and women's locker rooms
  • Multiple golf practice facilities and a renowned Golf Academy, directed by Head Instructor Chris George
  • Full-service Kingsmill Spa
  • Resort Fitness Center and member's only Fitness Center, both with complimentary classes
  • On-site Segway tours of the resort
  • 15 tennis courts (13 clay, 2 hard, 6 Hydro Courts, 2 lit courts)
  • Tennis Academy and Junior Tennis Academy
  • Two Sports Club swimming pools (1 indoor and 1 outdoor)
  • The River Pool (waterslide, winding lazy river with tubes, firepit, food and beverage service, dining area)
  • Marina with jet skis, pontoon boats, kayaks, double kayaks, paddle boards, and fishing poles
  • Bike rentals
  • Walking and hiking trails throughout the resort
  • Five on-site restaurant options
  • 16,000 square foot Conference Center
  • The Kingsmill Wedding Team
  • Kid's Camp and Kid's Night Out
  • Game Room
  • Playground


Ultimate family fun

When planning your escape to Kingsmill Resort, experience the history, beauty and excitement the Williamsburg area has to offer.

The only AAA Four Diamond Resort in historic Williamsburg, Kingsmill Resort offers luxurious riverside accommodations. From (anything but) standard guestrooms to 1, 2, and 3-bedroom condos, you can find the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day.  And whether traveling for business, a weekend getaway with the family, or a romantic getaway for two, resort amenities like fantastic golf, a relaxing spa, and sumptious dining options will enhance your visit. When you stay at Kingsmill, it's more than just a hotel room - it's an experience.

Step back in time and relive the days of Colonial Virginia, feel the rush of adrenaline on thrilling roller coasters and explore a variety of shops and boutiques.  Enjoy diverse entertainment from exciting amusement parks to living American history that lays out before your very eyes.  Busch Gardens Amusement Park, Water Country USA water park, Williamsburg historical attractions, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, New Town, High Street, Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, The Williamsburg Tasting Trail, Yorktown Sailing Charters, Merchant's Square Summer Breeze Concert series, and nearby Virgina Beach offer a wide array of recreation for anyone visiting Kingsmill Resort.

The Estate at Kingsmill

The newest luxury accommodations on this fabled land called Williamsburg. A 7,000 square foot private estate sits on a magnificent bluff overlooking the James River and is located within the gated, manicured grounds of Kingsmill Resort. The original structure was built as a private mansion for the Busch Family (of Budweiser Beer and Busch Gardens fame). After a $3 million renaissance, the unique real estate and the modern mansion is available as a luxury rental for Icon members and the friends, family and guests. The four-bedroom estate features exquisite views of the James River through expansive walls of moveable glass, an expanded patio and infinity pool, estate chef and luxury amenities including exclusive access to two luxury SUVs and two customized golf carts.  The estate manager is also on hand to make arrangements for private jet skis, private spa services, personal shopping, laundry service, personalized music selections and menus. In addition to the luxury amenities, guests can enjoy the rare opportunity of experiencing both the sunrise and the sunset from the same location, as you gaze over the majestic James River.