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The John Penrose Virden House

217 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958
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The John Penrose Virden House
Ranked #3 of 10 Lewes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Baltimore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago 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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landenberg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was mine and my girlfriend's third visit to The John Penrose Virden House, and, once again, we were blown away by the sensational quietude, mood, and refinement of this incredible home/experience. As before, Ruth and Jim Edwards were consummate professionals and friends, running their glowing establishment with panache and trusting warmth. As a guest, you have the run of... More

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Old Tappan, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Just returned from our fourth visit to the Virden House. The house was decked out for Christmas a looked gorgeous. This lovely home has something interesting and beautiful at every turn. Ruth and Jim are very gracious hosts and anticipate any and all needs. Breakfasts are creative and delicious and Ruth even shares her wonderful recipes. I can't say enough... More

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My new husband and I married 11-9 at Irish Eyes (across the Canal) and we were given a night at the Virden house for our first night. We got there late after our reception, so didn't meet anyone til the morning, Everything was absolutely amazing. They left us a message with directions how to get to our room. The room... More

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

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