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The John Penrose Virden House

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217 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958
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Dover, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I spent a night stay at the B&B and it was a wonderful and amazing experience. Ruth and Jim are awesome hosts who will cater to your every need. They make sure you feel like royalty and love answering questions. I can not wait to go back and experience the town of Lewes again!

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was beautiful, with its Victorian décor. It was a very private room with an outside entrance from the gardens. My sister and I were treated royally by Ruth and Jim. They delivered a pot of coffee with fresh baked breads each morning. This was followed by a delicious two course breakfast, consisting of fruit, scones, vegetable omelets, or... More 

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our 2 night stay at this wonderful B & B and the hospitality of Jim and Ruth. Gorgeous yet comfortably furnished. The gourmet breakfasts were outstanding (not to mention Ruth keeps track if you drink tea or coffee, or if you have food allergies or dislikes), and then there is the wine and cheese Happy... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We called the day of our arrival we had a last minute family member in the hospital in town. Ruth was so sweet and accommodating. The room was awesome and quiet and warm and the house is gorgeous and the breakfast was delicious. Would stay again in a minute. Great location for dinners and drinks. No driving needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Ruth and Jim Edwards are great hosts. The house is nicely decorated and also comfortable. Several very good restaurants and homemade ice cream store within 2 blocks. We took our bikes and rode them in Cape Henlopen State Park. Then we headed to the beach that is also part of the park. Great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our 2 night stay at this B&B in Lewes, DE. This 19th century Victorian home has been maintained beautifully with large, comfy rooms. Lots of antique furniture and wooden staircases. Jim and Ruth were excellent hosts providing fantastic gourmet breakfasts, 5 o'clock wine and cheese plus port wine and chocolates in the evening. Walk into... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Just returned from this immaculate, beautifully appointed B&B. Jim and Ruth are the best hosts. Don't miss the delicious breakfasts, wine and cheese at 5 pm and port wine with chocolates when you return from dinner. A class act in every way. Anne and Jerry NJ

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Breakfast was served in courses on the lovely front porch. (in July) I would say it is the best breakfast that I have had at any B & B. Lovely dishes and presentation! The rooms are also decorated nicely. Lewis is a very beautiful beach town. I love all of the flowers everywhere.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Over the years we have stayed in numerous B&B's around the country. Jim and Ruth set the standard for how this kind of business should be run. Clean, nice rooms; top drawer towels and bed linens; a gourmet breakfast served on fine antique China; all in a wonderful historic Victorian House. If you're ever in Lewes, DE this is the... More 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We recently spent three lovely days in Lewes, Delaware, and stayed at our favorite lodging place in Lewes, the John Penrose Virden House. This was our 15th stay at the Virden House. The inkeepers, Ruth and Jim Edwards, were the perfect hosts and made our stay special. Our room was quiet, comfortable, and clean. Breakfasts were sumptious, and we enjoy... More 

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