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After 20 wonderful years, we are finally retiring. The John Penrose Virden House B&B will be closing effective September 14, 2019. We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our guests and many friends. Our B&B relationships and experiences have been very rewarding to us.

We sincerely thank you all.

– Ruth and Jim Edwards

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 half mile walk to the bay beach and a mile and a half drive to the Atlantic Ocean beaches.

The house is furnished with antiques throughout and has central heat and air conditioning. The beautifully decorated 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.

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The Virden House has three spacious, beautifully decorated rooms to choose from. Each room is distinctly different but equally charming. No matter what room you choose, you’ll never be disappointed.

York Cottage

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Harbor View

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217 Second St.
Lewes, Delaware 19958


(302) 644-0217
(302) 644-4401


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.


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