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Channeling Weekends with Craig McManus

Channeling Weekends with Craig McManus

Scheduled Dates:

  • 01/11/2014 (Just 4 Seats Left!)
  • 02/08/2014 (Sold Out ... But call us to check)

Join us for one of our famous Channeling Weekends featuring Craig McManus, Cape May’s most famous ghost investigator, author and all around spiritualist. Though Craig is famous for his books about ghosts, his true calling is channeling the spirits of departed loved ones.

Package price is $50/person, in addition to your room.

Craig will be staying in our Cape May, NJ lodging accommodations for two nights and doing group channeling sessions for participating guests of The Queen Victoria®. Participating guests will start the weekend off with a casual “meet & greet” at one of our local taverns on Friday night. On Saturday, Craig will host two separate small group channeling sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Participants will get to choose which session they want to attend. Craig will also be on hand at breakfast too, but in a casual, non-professional capacity. Craig is always good for a few good stories, even if he isn’t working.

For more information about Craig, visit him at www.channelcraig.com.

Wine Lover’s Weekend

Wine Lover’s Weekend

Scheduled Dates:

  • 02/22/2014


  • 2-3 hour Saturday Afternoon “Wine Blending Challenge”
  • Free Queen Victoria® wine bag
  • 2 bottles of custom labeled wine, with your name on it

Package price is $50/person in addition to the cost of your room

We are partnering with Cape May Winery to create a special event/package for true wine lovers. On February 23rd, The Queen Victoria® is hosting a "Wine Blending Challenge". On Saturday afternoon, our participating guests will join us at Cape May Winery to craft the perfect blend of red wine. We'll break up into teams of 4-6 people at a table laden with bottles of the various red wines right out of the barrel and trays of cheese from Seaside Cheese. Each team will craft & document different blends, ranking them among themselves. Once each team has selected its “finest blend”, we'll all break for a tour of the winery while the winemaker creates the blends we've chosen. Following the tour, we head back to the blending room and do a "blind" tasting of the chosen blend of each team. We'll all vote on the best blend, which will then be bottled for us with a special "Queen Victoria Cellars" label. Each participant will get a bottle of the final blend (2 per couple), the labels of which will be customized with your names and the blending details.

This exclusive event is only open to guests of our bed and breakfast and will only occur once this year.  Anna Marie and I LOVE this event. I know you will too.

  • Cannot be combined with any other special package promotion.

Big Cheese Weekend

Big Cheese Weekend

Complimentary cheese tasting party for all registered guests!

Scheduled Dates:

  • Mar 8, 2014

On Saturday, March 2nd we will be hosting a Cheese Tasting party. This is our fourth annual go at this wonderful event and we're really looking forward to it again.

Anna Marie and I will be filling The Queen Victoria® dining room table with a wide assortment of cheeses from our friends at Seaside Cheese (I know lots of you love it there). There will be about 16 cheeses for us to taste and each one will have a write up about its origin, how it is made and any other fun tidbits of information. We'll also have breads from one of our local bakeries along with an assortment of specialty olive oils.

We're planning on doing this Saturday at around 1:00, so you can actually make a lunch out of it if you want to. Now I know that for some people it is impossible to eat cheese without having a glass of wine in your hand, so we're welcoming everyone to bring their own wine and make an afternoon of it.  The wine tends to become communal so bring something you feel comfortable sharing.

The really good news is that this is a free event for all of our guests that weekend.

St. Patty’s Whiskey Challenge

St. Patty’s Whiskey Challenge

Saturday, March 15, 2014!

Looking for a special way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in 2014?

Join us for our 2nd annual St. Patty's Day Whiskey Challenge.  Our inaugural event in 2013 was such a resounding success that we're excited to make it an annual tradition!

We're changing things up a bit from 2013, in the spirit of inclusiveness.  I know there are a lot of Scotch and Bourbon drinkers out there, and it didn't seem right to discriminate against these fine folks just because St. Patrick was Irish.  So, this year we're encouraging everyone to bring their favorite Whiskey (Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, etc.) to the challenge.

Price of Admission ... a bottle of your favorite Whisky

This is a BYOW event (that is Bring Your Own Whiskey, of course), so bring a bottle of your favorite Whiskey.  We'll label everyone's bottle and bring it into the kitchen, where we'll pour each into a anonymous carafe for a blind tasting.  Last year we got a couple of duplicate bottles, and I expect that again. I know that a few of you will bring something a little obscure to throw in the mix and make it interesting. At the end of the event we'll cast our ballots for our favorite and we'll see who comes out on top. 

Since we're just sipping/tasting here, most of those bottles will have a lot left in them at the end of the day.  We'll be sure to return everybody's bottle to them at the end of the event.

No St. Patrick's Day celebration could be complete without some traditional Irish fare, as well, so we'll have chef Bill Walters prepare some special treats for sustenance during this event.

This year make St. Patty's a Day to remember.  This could be the start of a beautiful tradition at The Queen Victoria.

Winter Birthday Celebrations

Winter Birthday Celebrations

In 2013 we celebrated Anna Marie's significant birthday (I've conveniently forgotten which one) with a party at The Queen Victoria.  It was especially fun because we turned it into a "March Birthday" celebration for several of our guests celebrating birthdays that month.  They reserved a room for a fun weekend in Cape May and we had a big party for everyone.

It was such a great time, in fact, that we've decided to repeat and expand the event.  In 2014 we'll be throwing a birthday party every month through April to celebrate the birthday of any of our guests born in those months.  If you're going to be celebrating a birthday this winter/early spring and you're looking for a fun way to do it, I suggest a trip to The Queen Victoria.

Here are the dates of our 2014 Birthday Parties:
• January 4
• February 8
• March 22
• April 12

If you don't have a birthday coming up, but are looking for an excuse to make a trip to Cape May, you're welcome too!  Book a room and join us, we won't be checking IDs.

Booking Hint: Take advantage of our "Winter Escape" package and give yourself a nice discount for the January, February & March events!

Be sure to also view our Cape May vacation packages.