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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge

23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Rittenhouse Motor Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews on the Rittenhouse Motor Lodge, we decided it would be a great place to stop on our trip south. All of the reviews were correct, It is “A little Pearl,”a “Fantastic stay,” and, most definitely “Retro for sure.” The owner is delightful. Learning I was a Northern gardener curious about Southern plants, he took me on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is the cutest little place right of Route 13. It nestles in between large pine trees and a beautiful nature setting. It seems to come right out of an old movie, and it is absolutely charming, just like it´s original owner. The rooms are unique and very clean, not your usual generic motel room. We were planning to stay... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a great place. Tucked away on beautiful grounds with large, clean rooms and porches for chatting. Bob was a most gracious and entertaining host! I would certainly visit again and stay at the Rittenhouse!

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Bumpass, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was leary based upon reviews, but gave it a try....very old, but clean, safe & comfortable. Beautifully situated..like a cottage in the forest. Had updated flat screen tv & wifi; no frills, but perfectly comfortable for my 2 night stay. I will stay here again....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The hotel in town was sold out and so we stayed at the Rittenhouse lodge and so glad we did. We came with our 3 kids to explore Cape Charles and Bob's nature walk was their first stop. They loved the setting and marveled at the amazingly tall trees, frogs and birds. The rooms are a little dated, but very... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The owner himself is worth the stop! A man with a passion and his place is a work of art. If you want a place that is isolated from nature, tall and shiny, and with a pool, keep driving. If you want a setting, rest, trees that are so big you want to ask if they meet John Smith, and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed here for the third time in Aug 2014. From the moment you pull into the Rittenhouse you know you're not at a chain motel. You are greeted by the crunch of the gravel drive beneath your tires and towering pines and oaks. The drive is lined with camillia, azalea, boxwood and holly bushes. The office reminds me more... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked a night at the Rittenhouse after a terrible night at a hotel down the highway... Bob was very accommodating. He allowed us to check in early and gave us lots of tips on where to go around town. The property is beautiful-- he has lots of neat little walking trails going around his property. The rooms themselves are... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My Sister and I decided to take a quick trip to the Eastern Shore.I chose the Rittenhouse based on reviews and the fact that Sis can't climb stairs.When we arrived,I just fell in love.The owner,Bob is the most wonderful man I've met lately.you will see his wonderful pride of ownership immediately. He made us feel as if we were in... More 

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Falmouth, maine
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Beautiful time capsule. Delightful owner, homey atmosphere. Property nestled in trees with a nature walk by a stream. Wish we stayed longer! We enjoyed The Shanty Restaurant nearby as well. The surrounding area has much to offer receationally.

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