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The John Penrose Virden House

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

My boyfriend and I recently visited this B&B- as my first one, and his "many-th" time and it exceeded both of our expectations! We stayed in the master room, and everything was clean, gorgeous, and the home in itself has many antiques and things to enjoy! We were greeted with wine and cheese, a tour of the entire home and... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were absolutely thrilled to be able to stay in the cottage. Ruth and James are wonderful hosts whom pay attention to every detail to make your stay met comfortable. We plan to make another trip in the winter.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

For two hot days in July, we filled up Virden House (two families on vacation together), and were very pleased with the service and personal attention and care that Jim and Ruth put into making our stay memorable. The house is extremely charming, and it is obvious that they have put a great deal of effort into making it something... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

A lot of Americana and a little bit of heaven. It has been an amazing experience and if you ever find yourself in Lewes, De this is the place to stay. The breakfast was simply wonderful and the accommodations beyond measure. Jim and Ruth were the epitomy of par excellence.

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Virden House, a 120 year old bed and breakfast in Lewes! Beautifully landscaped and impeccably furnished.Ruth and Jim were wonderful hosts to my wife and I. The breakfasts each morning were gourmet quality recipes from local ingredients. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The 150 year old bed was extremely comfortable.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Just stayed for one night while looking for a home in Delaware. The owners were very nice and we had a good breakfast. It was close to a few restaurants right down the street which was convenient. It was cold so we didn't sit outside at all. Being it was just a night I can't say much more but it... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The John Penrose Virden House

Address: 217 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1325
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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