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The John Penrose Virden House

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217 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958
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The John Penrose Virden House
Ranked #2 of 8 Lewes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Attentive and charming proprietors, good value, well furnished in tasteful historic style, delish food, clean and comfortable, convenient location. We stayed MLK weekend Jan. 2015 and loved staying this B&B while exploring quaint Lewes, DE. ...Wow. Can't go wrong with this one.

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New Hope, PA
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ruth and Jim have made this our second home. Warm and comfy... Excellent breakfast and Great coffee. Port and chocolates after roaming Lewes and Rehoboth. Lewes has great history and is a wonderfully quaint town. Rehoboth Beach is a wonderful family resort with a great boardwalk. If you try it...you'll be back.

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Crownsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Five girlfriends just returned from a wonderful weekend. The John Penrose Virden House is a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast within walking distance of all the restaurants, shops, and historic landmarks in the town of Lewes. Jim and Ruth were excellent hosts. They were informative and helpful by suggesting sites to see and making reservations as needed. We enjoyed wine... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

These folks should run the class for all other innkeepers. They do it all just right. Met us in the parking lot, carried one of our bags. Super friendly. Very nice accommodations, clean, comfy. Acquired a reservation at a restaurant the seemed to be be booked solid. But the part that is the exclamation point was breakfast on their wonderful... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have stayed at the Virden House several different times over the past 5 years. Jim and Ruth never disappoint. The place is beautifully maintained, the breakfasts are always excellent, and Jim and Ruth are always cordial hosts. We have stayed at several other places in Lewes because the Virden house was unavailable for our trip. None of them are... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been coming for the last eight years. Wonderful hosts, Jim and Ruth and delicious creative breakfasts! Jim and Ruth will recommend other restaurants and make your reservations! The town is quaint and historical. The Virden House is the only place to stay if you're visiting Lewes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

went here from August 8 - August 11, 2014. we were greeted by Jim and wife Ruth... (owners) our room was the Harbor view room on the 3rd floor. I counted 35 steps to our room. HUGE room,. fresh towels every day, fresh flowers in the room. basket of fruit. has a queen bed, and a small refrigerator. This room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I discovered the John Penrose Virden House on a summer bike ride from Rehoboth Beach. After parking my bike in the bushes, I walked up on the porch where I met Ruth, who with her husband Jim, runs the B & B. After Ruth gave me a tour of the beautifully decorated rooms and common areas, I... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Virden House to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We loved it there. The cottage was great! Breakfast was great! The Port Wine and chocolate were a really nice touch. The location was great! The owners were very pleasant and friendly. And I loved their gardens. We really enjoyed our stay there and would go... More 

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Monkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been coming to Lewes for years. This is our first stay at the Virden House. We will only stay at this bed and breakfast from now on. It is outstanding! Jim and Ruth are incredible. Every detail is looked after. It is a very special place.

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Address: 217 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958
Location: United States > Delaware > Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3

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