"...where you can sit on the front porch, listen to the songbirds and breathe in the sweetly fragrant gardenias." - Times Dispatch



We are pleased to announce that ownership of the Lodge has been transferred to Ana Kohler and Cynthia Sherkey, The new name is "Cape Charles Milestone Lodge". Please come by and show them your support. They are open and ready to accommodate you. Call 757.331.2768 to make your reservation today!


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.

Thirteen clean, carpeted, air-conditioned rooms with cable TV 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 wi-fi. In addition, all guests have access to free wi-fi 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.