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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the Virden House for a 25 year friendship celebration with my dear friends. The house is beautiful and the accommodations were perfect, we felt right at home. Ruth and Jim paid so much attention to the details that we felt spoiled all weekend long. I am already looking forward to a return visit.

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PA
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage and it was charming! Very spacious room with a sitting area. The innkeepers Ruth and Jim are very attentive and welcoming. The surprise goodies and snacks were yummy but the best of all was the breakfast! Multiple courses and oh so delicious!

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Jackson, New Jersey
Reviewed October 17, 2016

...I suggest you book a stay at the Virden House. What a gorgeous place! Walking in you'll feel at home and yet feel as if you've been transported back in time. Everything about this house is special and welcoming. Beautifully decorated with gorgeous antique pieces, yet all the modern amenities you'll need for your stay. Jim and Ruth are warm...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This was our 10th year in a row stay, and as always, it was outstanding! You won't find nicer hosts than Jim and Ruth. Their attention to detail and creative breakfasts are second to none. Their home is beautiful, full of antique furniture and other items. You will love having breakfast on the porch and having conversations with other couples,...

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Annapolis
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I am a 25+ year Marriott vet, and my wife also from hospitality industry, so tend to be pretty picky in our lodging experiences, and seldom have the opportunity to do B&Bs. Our stay this Summer under the care of Ruth & Jim WAY surpassed our expectations! Their home was beautiful, our room had all the nice touches, and their...

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Great Falls, Virginia
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Our stay at the John Penrose Virden House could not have been better. Our room (Rose Cottage) was roomy, comfortable and quiet. The unique breakfasts were delicious and memorable. We look forward to staying there again. Nicola & John

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Upon your arrival to this beautiful bed and breakfast you will feel welcomed. Jim and Ruth our kind and gracious hosts add personal touches to your stay, such as fresh fruit in your room and fresh flowers. The gardens outside are tended with love and care and sitting on their beautiful porch swing in the evening is a must do....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed July 25, 2016

My girlfriend and I spent a lovely weekend at this B&B. We have stayed at many a B&B around the country and can say that the Virden House is up there at top. From the reservation experience to the attentive care we enjoyed, Jim and Ruth were most gracious. My girlfriend has quite a few dietary restrictions and B&Bs have...

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Jim and Ruth, the innkeepers, have created a remarkable place, as evidenced but he fact that all the guest in this small (four bedroom) b and b have been here before. Ruth is a marvelous chef and the breakfast they serve is sumptuous (and never the same - they keep a computerized record of the breakfasts they have previously served...

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Bromma, Sweden
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Our family stayed at the Virden house for four nights in the beginning of July. We had a wonderful time and were very well taken care of by Ruth and Jim. They helped us with everything we asked for from checking the availability of the tennis courts to recommending restaurants. As we went to the beach during the days we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The John Penrose Virden House

Address: 217 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958
Location: United States > Delaware > Lewes
Price Range: $120 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are a fine choice.”
 of 5 bubbles onlythebest14, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is wonderful and they have a little cottage available if you want more privacy!”
 of 5 bubbles 346carad, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were very charming and decorated with great care, and equipped with all the necessary amenities.”
  • One of the 2nd floor bedrooms.
 of 5 bubbles conductbecoming, Jul 11, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views.”
  • A short 2 minute walk to the bridge over the canal.
 of 5 bubbles 621ScottE, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“The York Cottage with the private entrance through the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles mhuganir, Jan 29, 2016 | Read review
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