Celebrate a delicious American tradition where it was born; have a happy Thanksgiving on a Colonial American vacation. The Virginia Colonies have left behind plenty of living history. The recreations of Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown in Virginia are excellent options for digging into a most authentic turkey day celebration. Massachusetts also has plenty of waterfront holiday fun. You can make these historic sites feel like your home in a vacation rental that’s just waiting for you and your favorite holiday dishes.
If you want to skip cooking altogether but eat well for the holiday, head to the Colonial Jamestown settlement for the annual Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia celebration. You’ll learn about the foods that were most likely served among the English colonists and Powhatan Indians. Without electricity and using only what they brought from England, you’ll see how food was preserved and prepared. Colonial style taverns are serving seasonal fare as well, making it oh-so-tempting to ditch cooking completely.
This “tree house” style river front home is a perfect vacation home for a family wanting to celebrate in rustic style. While the home is completely equipped with modern amenities and a fully stocked kitchen, the waterfront landscape feels miles away from everything. The 4 acre plot is simply perfect for feeling like you’re living off the land. Catch fresh fish to add to your holiday feast. The home comes with a canoe and Johnboat for you to use. Or bring your own watercraft. The private dock is plenty long for fishing or just enjoying nature. If you really want the rustic flavors of the first Thanksgiving, cook outside on the grill.
If you’ve ever visited Plymouth, you understand why the colonists settled here. The beach is stunning. Have your bird on the beach in this oceanfront home. The three bedrooms all provide an ocean view. Pack your left overs into a turkey sandwich picnic and head to the beach for a great post-holiday meal. The views from this home are so spectacular, they’ll surely put you in a thankful spirit.