"...where you can sit on the front porch, listen to the songbirds and breathe in the sweetly fragrant gardenias." - Times Dispatch
After 65 glorious years the Rittenhouse Motor Lodge will no longer be accepting reservations effective July 17, 2015. Thank you for everyone's support.
Just two miles east of Cape Charles on U.S. Route 13 and 10 miles north of the famous and wonderful Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, there is a grove of tall stately lob-lolly pines that whisper with the Bay breezes and shelter a small motor lodge.
Built in 1952, and lovingly cared for and maintained ever since by the same owner-manager, the Rittenhouse Motor Lodge is indeed a very pleasant place to stay.
A pleasant, park-like setting of azaleas, camellias, wood fern and dogwood surround this small hostelry. If serenity and quietness were ever captured, here is where it would be hidden away.
In a new office, built in 1998, you can enjoy our famously large collection of amber glass and antiques. Thirteen clean, carpeted, air-conditioned rooms with cable TV (HBO, ESPN, etc.) can make your stay here a pleasant one. Telephones have been removed from the rooms, so that you can enjoy peace and quiet in the privacy of your own bedroom. For your convenience, all rooms have free wifi. In addition, all guests have access to free wifi in the office area.
Rittenhouse Motor Lodge reaches out into the quiet and just reposes there.
The Rittenhouse Motor Lodge is only a few miles from the historic town of Cape Charles, where you can enjoy walking down the beaches, taking in the local culture, eating the local seafood, or stopping for some great shopping.