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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 #3 of 9 Lewes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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littleeggharbornj
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Baltimore
2 reviews
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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halifax
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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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Wilmington, Delaware
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've been going to the Delaware beaches for years. Additionally I have been to several B&B's over the years. THIS place is amazing, Clean,comfortable, well appointed, a perfect location, lovely linen, delicious breakfast, did I mention ATTENTION TOO DETAILS! You will feel welcome and at home. You will be treated like VIP's. We came in exhausted and somewhat down in... More

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Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Virden House B&B is top-notch in every way. From the gracious hosts, to the delicious food, the beautiful furniture and the other small touches the house presents. You can't go wrong staying here... Enjoy!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was our first bed & breakfast experience. It could not have been anymore delightful!. We stayed in the York Cottage and it was perfect! Jim & Ruth welcomed us into their beautiful home & treated us like royalty. We can't wait to go back!

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Newark, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

It’s always a treat to stay at The John Virden Penrose House. This bed and breakfast is warm, cozy, and full of love. There is always a great conversation at the breakfast table. Ruth and Jim are by far the best hosts! My favorite time for visit is December when the house is decorated and a fire is rolling. I... More

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Address: 217 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958
Location: United States > Delaware > Lewes
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