I wanted to do a Kingsmill Resort Review since first hearing about the 400-acre property. Located in historic Williamsburg, VA, just a short drive from the Richmond airport.

Kingsmill Resort front entrance
Photo credit: Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill Resort is not just another golf resort. The serene atmosphere around the property will make you forget that there are other activities to do besides golfing. This slice of Williamsburg heaven has something for everyone, so if you’re looking for a getaway with your family or friends, this is the place to be!

Accomodations at Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill Resort is the perfect place for families, couples, or friends looking to spend time together. With accommodations ranging from guest rooms and condos, Cottages on the James, and The Estate at Kingsmill, there are plenty of options for guests. Some are near the resort’s golf course or swimming pools, while others are more secluded.

The Estate at Kingsmill

I was very happy with my spacious guest room at Kingsmill, though I was very intrigued by The Estate. Unfortunately, there was a family renting it during my stay so I wasn’t able to tour it.

Here’s a video they put together showcasing everything The Estate at Kingsmill offers.

Learn more about The Estate at Kingsmil here.

Spa at Kingsmill Resort

The spa at Kingsmill Resort is world-class, with a pool and whirlpool in addition to the treatments. There are several different types of massages available, including Swedish Massage or Hot Stone Massage. Other services include waxing, facials, manicures/pedicures.

I took part in a 75-minute Swedish massage that was equal parts relaxing and necessary after not flying in almost two years.

Kingsmill Resort Spa Men's Room

Definitely worth a visit to the Kingsmill Resort Spa for a few treatments if you have time. Perhaps a great escape while the kids are enjoying water activities or playing in the arcade.

Restaurants at Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill Resort has a wide selection of restaurants with food to fit every taste.

Start your day off right at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at Elements 1010, and then enjoy a dinner overlooking James River at James Landing Grille.

The Mill cafe at Kingsmill Resort

The Mill Breakfast Menu
Breakfast menu outside of The Mill
Sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwich at The Mill (Kingsmill Resort)
Sausage Egg and Cheddar breakfast sandwich at The Mill

There doesn’t seem to be a fine dining option at Kingsmill Resort at the moment or any plans for one in the future. As staffing is still an issue in most restaurants nationwide, I think Kingsmill is doing a heck-of-a-good job taking care of their guests.

My day usually started with a breakfast at Elements 1010, followed by an espresso and light snack at The Mill, appetizers, and dinner at James Landing Grille, and then a nightcap at Eagles, which also serves food. I, of course, tried new meals every visit to get a lay of the land as far as food goes and can tell you I wasn’t disappointed.

A personal favorite spot to get some work done was at James Landing Grille’s bar. Not only was I able to meet the locals and get to know a little behind the scenes of Williamsburg, but I was also able to meet O’Neal. He is the bartender for James Landing Grille and, in my opinion, the heart and soul of the place. When someone he knew walked through the door, he immediately started making their drink. After one visit with O’Neal, he had my drink of choice down, a Woodford Reserve Manhattan up, no cherries. That’s a good sign of a great bartender.

James Landing Grille at Kingsmill Resort
James Landing Grille entrance
View of James river from James Landing Grille
View of James river from James Landing Grille
Salmon and Fries at James Landing Grille
Salmon and Fries at James Landing Grille
Oktoberfest soft pretzel
Oktoberfest soft pretzel

Recreation at Kingsmill Resort

The recreation at Kingsmill Resort is extensive. Guests can enjoy tennis, the indoor and outdoor pools, The River Pool (seasonal), bike rentals, the fitness center, and water sports on the James River.

Aerial of tennis courts at Kingsmill Resort
Photo credit: Kingsmill Resort

If the weather had been a bit nicer when I was there, I would have 100% taken a kayak or jet ski out on the water. Perhaps next time.

I would highly recommend taking advantage of a bike rental if you want to get around the resort without your car. Since I came from the airport via an Uber and didn’t have a car for my stay, I opted for one of their daily golf cart rentals for just $50 a day. It was super handy and something you should take advantage of when staying at Kingsmill Resort.

Inside pool at Kingsmill Resort
Inside pool at Kingsmill Resort

Golfing at Kingsmill Resort

It’s not lost on me that the title of this article clearly states Kingsmill Resort is more than just a golf resort, but it would be a sin for me not to mention what they offer.

The resort has two award-winning 18-hole championship golf courses: the River Course and the Plantation Course. The River course offers breathtaking views of the James River with lush scenery, including pine trees and hardwoods during your round. There are also water hazards on many holes, which make it challenging for all levels of players.

Golf course overlooking James River at Kingsmill Resort

In addition to offering these fantastic courses, Kingsmill Resort hosts events such as tournaments throughout the year, so you won’t want to miss out! If there’s any chance whatsoever that you might play some rounds while visiting Virginia, then I would highly recommend taking advantage of this.

I should also mention that the River Course has hosted several PGA and LPGA tournaments in the past, so you’re playing on some very well-known grounds while visiting here.

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