The John Penrose Virden House
Bed and Breakfast
217 Second St.
Lewes, Delaware
(302) 644-0217/(302) 644-4401

The Virden House is a 19th century Victorian Home located on the main street of Lewes, Delaware, within walking distance to many shops and fine restaurants.  It is approximately a one half mile walk to the bay beach and a mile and a half drive to the Atlantic Ocean beaches.  A private parking area is located at the rear of the property.  The house is furnished with antiques throughout and has central heat and air conditioning.  The beautifully decorated guest areas on the main floor consist of a large TV room with a working fireplace, large living/sitting room, dining room, and covered front porch furnished with wicker, the perfect spot to enjoy the breezes and the passers-by.  JPVirden House3
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with fresh fruit and flowers in their room.  Afternoon snack and beverage are available at cocktail hour.  Each morning guests wake up to find freshly brewed coffee or tea delivered to their room.  A complete breakfast is served either in the dinning room or on the front porch.  To start, a fresh fruit course is accompanied with breakfast breads or muffins, followed by a hot entree.  As an added convenience bicycles are available, along with beach towels, chairs and an umbrella.

Smoking is not permitted on the premises and the house is not setup to accommodate children.  

We accept Cash and Check only.  We do not accept credit cards.  A ONE NIGHT deposit is required to hold a reservation.  The balance is due upon check in,  from 3pm to 6pm each day.  Our cancellation policy is 7 days for a full refund.

Thank you for your interest and possibly including us in your  travel plans

We have been reviewed on websites and in several magazines.  Please check out the links below to read the reviews.


The Washingtonian - 5/1/02

Chesapeake Life - August  2003

We have were also mentioned in Baltimore Magazine in 2002 as well

Baltimore Magazine 07/2002



Our Rooms

      The York Cottage           The Penrose Room          The Harbor View Room

                                   The Rest of the House and Garden

                                               Surrounding Area


For information on availability please call or send us email

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