Get Away to The Virden Center.

It’s a unique season at the shore, and a relaxing getaway is more affordable than you think.

We are accepting overnight reservations at the Virden Center for our UD Community.


Walk the beach, shop the outlets, take a brewery tour, dine somewhere new. Lewes will be bright and cheery as the holiday season picks up and the Virden Center makes it easy for you and your family to enjoy it all.


Best Rates of the Year
Get together with friends or bring the family and treat yourself to Virden’s great rates.
$69 for one night
$59 a night for 2 or more nights


Win 2 Free Nights
All guests who stay one or more nights at the Virden Center will be entered to win a FREE 2 Night Stay valid for the year 2021 and a beach bag filled with summertime goodies.


Let Nature Nurture
Escape from the busier cities and get cozy in the quiet, natural setting of Virden’s coastal wetlands.

Plus Three More Reasons to Visit


Complimentary Tanger Outlets Coupon Books
Shop tax-free in DE. The Outlets are open and each guest will receive a complimentary Tanger Outlet coupon book offering additional savings to already discounted prices.


Indulge in Delaware’s Culinary Coast
After shopping, recreating, and sight-seeing enjoy special promotions to some of Delaware’s best local cuisine and famous beach treats.


Soak Up the Holiday Spirit
Lewes Lights – a Christmas driving tour – is a new tradition surely to delight all ages. Residents will be decorating their homes and joining in a bit of neighborly competition. Read more about it here and on their Facebook page.


The Virden Center.
One of the UD Community’s best perks.


The Virden Center has 23 guestrooms divided between two overnight lodges. Choose between two room configurations: a queen and twin or two twins. Each guestroom has a private entrance, a private bath, and a private screened-in porch – many overlooking the surrounding wetlands. Other creature comforts include linens, toiletries, coffee makers, TVs, WiFi, plus mini-refrigerators and microwaves in select rooms. Our open grounds offer a chance to social distance safely.

Fall Special – November through December
$69/night or $59/night if staying 2 or more nights


Contact us to take advantage of our Fall Special.

For the safety of everyone, the following protocols are in place.


In accordance with CDC guidelines, we employ enhanced cleaning practices and products.

Signage regarding all cleaning protocols and other processes in place for the safety of our guests are posted in each room.

Working with Facilities, the self-contained ventilation systems in each room are in good working order and filters are clean.

In the event a guest becomes ill while occupying a room, in conjunction with State and local protocols, a detailed plan will be implemented for isolation and sanitization of the room on departure.


Housekeeping will access the rooms only after checkout to maintain physical separation between staff and guests. If you require clean linen, towels, etc., they will be left at the door.

Housekeeping is required to wear masks when interacting with guests and while cleaning vacated rooms.

Masks & Sanitizer

Masks are required of all guests when in the common areas of both buildings.

We have contactless arrival procedures in place including enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures for the key box and surrounding area.

There are hand sanitizing stations available at various locations outside the rooms in both buildings.

Please Note

The Hospitality Suite remains closed.

University of Delaware Conference Services

Clayton Hall Conference Center
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark DE  19716
(302) 831-2214

The Tower Audion & Atrium at STAR
100 Discovery Blvd., Newark DE  19713
(302) 831-2214

The Virden Center

1155 College Drive, Lewes DE  19958
   Overnight Lodge A: 1183 College Drive
   Overnight Lodge B: 1181 College Drive
(302) 645-4100