Williamsburg's Homeless & Indigent

P.O. Box 366, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Office: 757-561-3255
"Assisting people in re-gaining hope and a better way of life."

Friday, November 21, 2003


I went by Mrs. Lee's place yesterday to drop off a flyer for the guest about Thanksgiving. Mrs. Lee and I talked for a bit about her latest delima and what is trying to be done next. She is such a wonderful person and offers so much to the community by helping churches, social services and non-profits in providing affordable place to sleep for their clients. Mrs. Lee asked me if I could help get a petition together and/or get people to write in for support to keep the Tioga opened. I have so far 20 signatures and have spent the past hour calling people across the US who have stayed at the Tioga on a regular basis (searched different guestbook entries and looked up their phone numbers via the internet white pages.) Anyone who wants to sign the petition, please call me at 561-3255 or write a letter and send it to Mrs. Lee at 906 RICHMOND ROAD WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185.

Here are a couple of guestbook entries about the Tioga Motel and Mrs. Lee.

When you visit Williamsburg, please check out the Tioga Motel on Richmond Road. It it one of the quietest places you could possibly find to stay. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The lady that owns and operates it is a wonderful conversationalist and always available to assist in helping you find what you need in the town. We visited Williamsburg on a whim and were driving by and thought we would just check out the rates and the room accomadations and when we asked to see a room we were told that it was the last one available. Our guard immadiately went up, as we assumed it was probably one noone else waned. How shocked were we when we saw that the room was clean, neat and cozy. It was cool and did not at al look like we expected. There was even a small kitchen with pots. dishes. silverware and all the amenities of home. We immediately took the room and ended up staying for four nights at a price that would have cost us a mint any place else with less. We highly reccommend that you check out this little piece of paridise in the town that is so geared to grabbing your wallet and not letting go. Mrs. Lee will surely see that you get a good deal and a peaceful stay. M. Rossier USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 09:01:59

Our son is now a freshman at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. When we went down to Williamsburg this past weekend to visit during Family Weekend, we followed the advice of a work colleague whose son went to William & Mary several years ago, and the April 23, 2002 advice posted here from Elizabeth Hilliard of La Mesa, CA. We stayed at the Tioga Motel. The Tioga is within EASY walking distance of the William & Mary campus and thus allowed us to park and leave our car all weekend. The Tioga is also a wonderful piece of bygone America, which the proprietress, Mrs. Lee, is in the process of lovingly restoring. [See a picture at www.williamsburgpostcards.com/lodging/lodg24.htm.] The Tioga was originally built in 1938 by Mrs. Lee's brother-in-law and it is the oldest continually operating motor court in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The rooms are basic, neat and clean with wonderful full-tiled shower stalls, air conditioning units, remote controlled color TV, refrigerator and some have a little kitchenette -- all at a VERY reasonable price! We plan to make this little gem our regular lodging choice while visiting William & Mary over the next four years (perhaps the next six years since our younger son now wants to go to William & Mary also)! A little story of how nice this little motel is . . . When we checked in we noted that one of the metal chairs at the table in our efficiency suite had a collapsed leg where a weld had obviously finally given out. We mentioned this casually the next morning to Mrs. Lee and then went off to our Family Weekend events at the college. When we returned in the early evening, brand new, carved high-backed oak chairs had replaced all of the vintage metal chairs! This is indeed a nice little motel with an owner who cares and who is trying to preserve an important part of Americana in Williamsburg -- the motor court inn. On second thought, perhaps we should not share this little secret since we want to be sure we can always get a place at the Tioga on our visits to William & Mary. :) John and Molly Tew Purcellville, VA USA - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 08:23:15 (EDT)


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