We’re right in the swing of summer vacation season, and if you’re looking for a place to stay, we’ve got your back. Earlier this year we covered
Unique Hotels in Delaware and Beautiful Bed and Breakfasts in Delaware, and both articles were so popular that we had to follow up with our readers! We’ve done more digging and found these five incredible inns in Delaware that you probably haven’t heard of – until now. Be sure to take note of these unforgettable places to stay in Delaware, because they’ll make your next trip your best trip yet.
1. The Covered Bridge Inn, Lewes
Above the fireplace in this quaint, 19th century restored farmhouse, is a sign proclaiming that all who enter as guests, leave as friends. You would be hard pressed to find a Bed & Breakfast in Delaware that's more welcoming than the Covered Bridge Inn, located on historic Hopkins Farm. The farmhouse has been in the Hopkins family since the mid 1800s, and now they're opening their home up to those who want to share a piece of their farm for a day or more. Just a short drive to the beaches and an even shorter walk to the famous Hopkins Creamery; there's no better place to spend a summer vacation than this picture-perfect inn.
30249 Fisher Rd. Lewes
2. The Towers, Milford
Speaking of renovations, no list of Bed & Breakfasts in Delaware would be complete without mentioning the Towers in Milford, which will be re-opening early next year after major renovations this summer. The beautiful Bed & Breakfast at the Towers offers one of Delaware's most historic houses as a place to relax for an overnight stay. Originally built in 1783 and dramatically remodeled in 1891 as a "steamboat gothic" house, the Towers was once owned by Delaware's governor during the Civil War. For years, poet John Lofland called the Towers his home. Now, you can enjoy a night at this Victorian inn when you're looking for a place to relax along the picturesque Mispillion River in Milford. The gorgeous backyard garden is one of the little details that makes a stay at The Towers unforgettable.
101 NW Front Street Milford
3. The Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens
The Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens is a slice of heaven right in the middle of Wilmington. You'd never expect this gorgeous property with stunning rock formations and well tended gardens to be in such an urban area, but here it is. A stay at the Cottages at Elizabeth Gardens is the perfect way to escape from the hustle of city life without having to stray too far - perhaps a staycation is exactly what you need!
4. The John P. Virden House, Lewes
Just steps away from over a dozen restaurants and most of the attractions in Lewes, the Virden House is where you should stay if you're looking for a traditional B&B in the heart of Lewes. With perfect reviews on TripAdvisor, you're sure to have a great overnight stay here.
217 Second St.
5. The Avenue Inn & Spa, Rehoboth Beach
The Avenue Inn & Spa is the perfect place to escape from it all in Rehoboth Beach! Whether it's a girls' weekend, a guys' weekend or a couples getaway, the Avenue's beautiful rooms will make you feel at home and ready to relax. The awesome spa options are a bonus, too - and yes, there really is a hot tub on the roof! Be sure to keep the Avenue on your short list of places to stay in Rehoboth this summer, but keep in mind that they fill up fast.
33 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE
We hope that we’ve helped you pick out a great place to stay in Delaware – between the first two articles and this feature on Inns in Delaware, you’ve got lots of options for an unforgettable night in the First State!