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The John Penrose Virden House

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Dagsboro, Delaware
Reviewed 13 November 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...

2Thank JMohler119
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Been going for the past 7 years. Jim and Ruth are wonderful hosts! The breakfast is creative and delicious. Eating it on the front porch is a great experience. The garden in the back of the home is beautiful. I recommend the attached cottage for your stay but any room you get has it's own unique charm. The town of...

3Thank Frank G
Thorofare, NJ
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The John Penros Virden House was a beautiful home over a hundred years old built by a sea captain....John Penros Virden. The ambiance was quiet and peaceful. Ruth's breakfasts were some of the best I have ever had in my years of doing B & B's. Beautiful surroundings to rest, read and close to the charming village of Lewes, Del....

2Thank gwenh447
Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed at this bed and breakfast for 3 nights at the end of August and stayed in the Penrose suite on the third floor. Our 19 year old son was with us and he was extremely happy to have the sitting room as his own private area complete with bed, TV and refrigerator. Not only was the house decorated...

2Thank momofkayandjay
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We were welcomed w/ fresh flowers, fresh fruit, and a choice of charming rooms. Gourmet breakfast in front of fire, choice of wine or tea before dinner on a lovely front porch. Innkeepers, Jim and Ruth very gracious.We enjoyed our stay immensely.

2Thank tkreinecker
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Spent two nights (Sept. 4 and 5) at the Virden House. It was sheer delight! Ruth and Jim Edwards are wonderful hosts. They prepare the most delicious breakfasts and serve them on the porch where you are surrounded by a lovely garden. The house is decorated with priceless antiques. Check out the bar in the dining room that came from...

Thank Marianne11209
washington, dc
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Ruth was probably one of the nicest, most charming hostesses I have ever met. The food was delicious, the place was comfortable, interesting décor, it was all just so relaxing. I will definitely come back next year.

Thank katz5839
Reviewed 28 July 2013

wow! what can we say. ruth and jim both made us feel very welcomed. Each morning we were excited to learn what Ruth had prepared for breakfast. Always a surprise! Everything was delicious and very well presented. They pay very special attention to details and the services they provide. We ate breakfast each morning on the front porch in the...

1Thank nknight13
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The owners, Ruth and Jim are attentive to every detail. They are very friendly and make you feel like you are at home. The John Penrose Virden House bed and breakfast rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. This historic building is beautifully maintained. The breakfast that Ruth prepares each morning is incredibly delicious and different everyday. We will definitely be...

Thank frank g
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 10 June 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Virden House Bed and Breakfast. The experience was fantastic. Ruth and Jim could not have treated us better. The house and rooms were beautiful. We stayed in the Yort cottage and enjoyed coffee and cake each morning before breakfast. Ruth catered to all diets and her breakfasts were wonderful. We have recommend...

1Thank Bunny B

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“All rooms are a fine choice.”
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“Every room is wonderful and they have a little cottage available if you want more privacy!”
 of 5 bubbles 346carad, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were very charming and decorated with great care, and equipped with all the necessary amenities.”
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“All rooms have great views.”
  • A short 2 minute walk to the bridge over the canal.
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