Lazy L at Willow Creek

16061 Willow Creek Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958
Innkeeper(s): Joanne Cassidy & Debbie Estes
  • Introduction

    Lazy L at Willow Creek, front view

    The Lazy L is nestled on eight acres on the banks of the Willow and Red Mill Creeks in Lewes, Delaware. Our home is only five years old and built specifically to be a bed and breakfast. We have the "creature comforts" that today's traveler expects with the hospitality of a bed and breakfast.

    The Lazy L offers 5 SPACIOUS rooms and a private cottage (now open all year). All are furnished with queen sized beds, individual heater/air conditioners, full bathes and TVs. We are located just outside the beach town of Lewes so it is a quick car ride for beaches, parks, outlet shopping and first class restaurants. We have an outdoor heated SWIMMING POOL (open till mid October), year round Hot tub, guest kitchenettes, screened porches, picnic area, on-site massages, dock with kayak rental by Quest Kayak, guests can use a free computer with printer and FREE wireless internet access, and in room TVs with DVD players and available DVDs.

    Lazy L at Willow Creek, swimming pool

    It's a short journey into town for beaches, outlet shopping and restaurants.

    We are close to popular local spots including...

    3 miles from Cape Henlopen State Park · 5 miles from Rehoboth Beach · 3 miles from Outlet Shopping.

    We offer a full hearty gourmet breakfast including fruit, fresh baked pastry, offerings vary daily and may include waffles, pancakes, quiche, crepes, eggs, juice, tea/coffee, and breakfast meats. Our Chef can meet all your special breakfast dietary requirements including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, and diabetic. We proudly serve maple syrup made by our family in New Hampshire. Breakfast 8:30-9:30 am.

    See what they said about us in the Washington Post:

    Catering for groups available for lunch and dinner (minimum 10 people).

    We are the pet friendliest. All size, housebroken, well-mannered and socialized dogs are always welcome at the Lazy L. Pet owners will find conveniences that make traveling with your pet relaxing and comfortable for everyone. We provide directions to pet friendly beaches and restaurants. Save money, don't kennel your dog, bring him along!!

    Lazy L at Willow Creek, pool table Play indoors or out! Pool table, karaoke machine and board games are available indoors. Rent a kayak, bring a canoe or pack your fishing rod, our front yard creek and marsh are peaceful and relaxing. Bird watchers delight in the wide variety of birds out on the creek.

    Open year round, this Lewes Delaware bed and breakfast is a great choice for a fall or winter getaway to the beach. At your doorstep is a peaceful and tranquil setting with bird watching, fishing or kayaking or just sitting a relaxing! If you are a dog owner, bring your pet and relax surrounded by other dog owners and their well-behaved pets. The marsh is alive with bird activity including a pileated woodpecker, eagle, osprey, green winged teal, loon, ducks, king fisher, heron and more!. Sit by the creek, on the screen porch, or enjoy one of our indoor lounges with large views of nature's wonderland. Relax in the comfort, privacy and hospitality of a small home while enjoying the amenities of a big hotel.

    Lazy L at Willow Creek, backyard

    See what they said about us in the Baltimore Sun:,0,970456.story

  • Pets Welcome

    Lazy L at Willow Creek, puppies

    The Lazy L is a VERY pet friendly resort. We love to meet well-mannered, housebroken dogs (limit 3 pets per room, exceptions may be made for small dogs). All dogs must be socialized to meet and play nicely with other dogs. We have a large fenced-in area for running, exercise and supervised off-leash play. In order to make your stay enjoyable, we have directions to pet friendly beaches and restaurants. We have an outside shower with a hand held sprayer to remove salt water and sand after you play at the beach. Dogs are allowed to 'hang out' at the pool with their owners (not allowed to swim in the pool).

    It is the dog owners responsibility to keep their dog quiet and respect other guests. Dogs are able to be left alone up to 3 hours, we require owners leave us a cell phone number. If the dog is barking we will call the owners to return, a pet-sitting fee will be charged if innkeeper must sit with the dog. Dogs with separation anxiety cannot be left alone. Dog sitters are generally available (prior arrangements are STRONGLY SUGGESTED).

    Lazy L at Willow Creek, gazebo Come relax and vacation with other 'dog families'. Recent guest said "you need to rename the dog run it is more like a playground, fantastic and so beautiful, we will be back and tell all our friends about this fabulous place"

    We charge a $20 per pet, per visit, fee and a repair/cleaning fee (if necessary). We have a large crate available for optional use as well as doggie towels and sheets. Lazy L staff reserve the right to refuse accommodation to ill-mannered or non-housebroken pets. Guests may be asked to leave with no refund. Dog should be washed and on flea medication prior to arrival. Guests should carry shot records that could be available, upon request, if a situation arises. Local Vets require shot records if there is a pet emergency.

    If damage or soiling occurs to the guest room or any part of the Inn, dog owners must notify the Innkeeper immediately. If damage occurs, the dog owners will lose the privilege of leaving their dogs unsupervised at any time. Innkeepers will repair damage/clean or obtain an estimate of repair costs as soon as possible and charge the guest for repairs prior to departure.

    A Washington Post article states "Lazy L, a pleasantly informal B&B that goes out of its way to cater to well-behaved pups."

    Non-dog owner guest comment, "I asked if the dog would bark and keep me awake, but I think I was up later than the dogs! They all went to the beach and were asleep by 8 o'clock"Wendy from Alexandria

  • Here's what our customers are saying...

    Lazy L at Willow Creek forest

    "Difficult to know how you could improve. AAAA." Clair in Flamingo room

    "Thank you so much for the most relaxing + beautiful vacation ever" Tom in the Nature room

    "The chocolate muffins and waffles are incredible. Our stress evaporates when we turn into the driveway" Pat (has bee coming 2-3 times a year for 4 years)

    " I want to stay longer next time. I have never visited a place where 'everything' was at your fingertips. Very professional, CLEAN, friendly, I feel I have a new family." Flamingo room

    "My dog didn't want to leave the doggie play area. I didn't want to get out of the shower, I didn't want to get out of the Hot tub, I didn't want to leave the fire in the fireplace. I didn't want to leave."

    "Beautiful place. Lovely Landscaping. Dog Friendly is such a nice change for any B+B"

    "Thanks a lot for another great time".

    "This was our first visit, but won't be our last!!Having our dog on vacation with us makes it that much better Thanks for everything"

    "You have a really nice place and we really enjoyed our stay with our dogs"

    "Looking forward to our next visit"

    "I really enjoyed our stay i the lovely cottage. Everything was perfect for a relaxing stay." Cottage

    " I have no suggestions for improvement - everything is perfect"

    "You guys are fabulous! Thanks for an awesome stay"

    "Just keep doing what you do! We will be back."

    " Thank you for making our stay so comfortable! Thank you for accommodated our vegan diets - so very much appreciated. We will definitely be back.!!"

  • Event Services

    Our Innkeeper, Deborah Estes is also an ordained chaplain and is ready to help arrange for a special event, civil unions, weddings, or renewing your vows.

    Reverend Deborah Estes can officiate at your service either here at the Lazy L, or at your site (within 30 minutes of Lewes, DE). PLEASE NOTE: Ceremonies on site at the Lazy L are limited to a maximum of 75 people (contact the Inn for event pricing).Large events require you to book all of the Inns rooms for a minimum of 2 days.

    Other services available onsite include Wedding/Event Planning.

    References and referrals to local resources also available including DJs, Singers, Florists and Cake makers.

    Our favorite Singers are Viki Dee find her at and Kathy Gorman.

    Call for more information 302-644-7220.

  • Directions

    From Points North:

    1. 95 South through Wilmington to Metroform. Take exit 4a from Rt. 95 to Route #1 south toward Christiana Mall, follow signs to Dover
    2. Continue south on Route #1 following signs for Beaches
    3. Approximately 20 miles south of Dover, cross Route #16 and proceed 4.5 miles. Look for the MEDTIX on the left, turn left just before the office - there is a small Willow Creek Road sign. (If you are still on the Highway and see the Red Mill Pond on the right you've gone too far.)
    4. Go 3/10 mile down Willow Creek road. Look for the Lazy L sign on the right,16061 Willow Creek Road, Lewes, De 19958

    From Washington/Annapolis:

    1. Go over Bay Bridge
    2. East on Rt. 50 for about 15 miles, around Wye Mills turn on Route 404 East for about 27 miles to Denton
    3. Pick up Route 16 East about 20 miles (caution watch your speed through Ellendale) to Highway 1 SOUTH
    4. Turn right/south to Lewes for 4.5 miles
    5. Look for the MEDTIX sign on the LEFT
    6. Tturn left onto Willow Creek Road
    7. Go 3/10 mile down the road. Look for our sign on the right
    8. IF YOU TAKE Route 18 and Rt 9 through Georgetown, go NORTH when you get to Route 1 for 2 miles look for the Keyboard America Piano store on the RIGHT, turn right at MEDTIX

    From Cape May/Lewes Ferry:

    1. Proceed to Highway One - North, straight through intersection of Route 9
    2. Go North 1.5 miles
    3. Look for signs for the Keyboard America Piano Store on the right
    4. Turn right after the sign at MEDTIX onto Willow Creek Road, proceed 3/10s of a mile

    For GPS systems or our coordinates are: 38.765762 -75.201459