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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge

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23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Rittenhouse Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Cape Charles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bumpass, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Driving north over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel, this was the first overnight accommodations we saw, and we almost missed it, hidden away as it is. Drove through dense trees and shrubs to find Bob Rittenhouse sweeping the driveway by the office, despite his advanced years. A friendly conversation and look around the charmingly furnsihed old fashioned lobby and... More

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Manassas, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was our 11th stay with Mr. Rittenhouse. It goes without saying that if we weren’t completely happy with our stay and room, we wouldn’t have stayed this many times. The rooms are extremely clean and the view (at the back of the building with all the gardens) is excellent, while surprisingly quiet. We will definitely be back a 12th... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After reading most of the reviews on this little motel, I decided this is what I needed at this time in my life. No phone, quiet, warm, relaxing place that reminded me that if this man has lived a blessed life, this is where I needed to go. It was everything I expected. I loved everything about it. The park... More

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Address: 23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Location: United States > Virginia > Cape Charles

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