Newsletter | April 2018


The Festival Season

One of the things that makes Cape May truly unique and special among all seaside resorts in America (maybe the world) is
the number of fun and exciting events and festivals that abound throughout the year.


This is especially true in the Spring, when Cape May’s biggest and longest running festivals give visitors an incredible
variety of reasons and dates to plan a visit to America’s first seaside resort, even if it isn’t quite beach weather.  If you haven’t experienced the Spring Celebration or the Cape May Music Festival before, then you’ve been missing out!



I’ll be telling you more about both of these festivals, and quite a bit more, in the following articles.  I want to make
sure that you have all the information you need to plan the perfect Spring visit to The Queen Victoria.


We’re always happy to assist you
find the best possible room for the dates you want to visit, or the best dates for the room you want to stay in. Call us at (609) 884-8702 to get started.






Room of The Month

Introducing … The Crown Prince

It isn’t often that I’m able to introduce a new guest room to you in our newsletter.  Amazingly, this is the first of two
new guest rooms that I’ll be sharing with you this year.


The Crown Prince is an exciting new concept for us at The Queen Victoria.  This luxurious, beautiful, and very spacious suite
is a 2-room, 2-bath suite featuring an incredible level of comfort and amenities that we’re sure you’ll love.


The wonderful new king sized bed in the bedroom (pictured right) is one of only seven in the entire inn.  The bedroom is
very bright and cheery with a beautiful hardwood floor and elegant, stylish wall coverings. Two of the three windows in the bedroom have a view of the ocean, including one from the master bathroom (pictured below).





The sitting room features a beautiful custom wine/wet bar with granite counter top and a dramatic tin ceiling back splash. 
Though you can’t see them clearly in this photo, underneath the counter you’ll find both a refrigerator and a wine cooler.  The Keurig is another special touch for this special room.  Other special features in the sitting room are the luxurious, comfortable
pull-out (queen) sofa, a wonderful electric fireplace and the 48″ flat panel television.


Finally, of course, is the second bathroom, which I’m thinking of as the “his” bathroom.  That would make the master bathroom
the “hers” bathroom, which will certainly make any woman feel like a queen during her time at The Queen Victoria.


If you like “drama” in room decor, then you’re going to love the Crown Prince. 


It is pretty safe to say that the rich decor you’ll find throughout the entire suite will enchant you.  The elegant look
of both bathrooms (the master bath pictured here, as well as the similarly decorated one in the sitting room) is unmatched anywhere else in The Queen Victoria, and probably in Cape May.  If this doesn’t make you feel like Royalty, I’m not sure what would.


We are just waiting on a few pieces of furniture to open this spectacular suite, which are scheduled to arrive this week! 
That means that the Crown Prince will be available for you to enjoy starting as early as this weekend.  I wonder who the first guest to enjoy this experience will be!


By the way, the photos included here are NOT professional.  I took them with my iPhone, so they truly don’t do the room justice.







Upcoming Events & Activities


Cape May Spring Celebration

April 27 through May 20


Who doesn’t want to celebrate Spring?  We obviously love a good Spring celebration, as we do it for nearly a month.  If
you look at all that we do, however, you can understand why our celebration lasts so long. 


Check it out:


  • Armed Forces Day ceremony
  • Brunch, Bingo & Lace
  • Cape Mayhem Trolley Tour
  • Cape May Wine Trail
  • Cape May’s Designer Show House
  • Carroll Gallery Exhibit: “Capturing Cape May’s Architecture”
  • The Doctor Is In
  • Dr. Physick’s Neighborhood Walking Tour
  • Dr. Physick’s Neighborhood Walking Tour & Cafe Combo
  • Chocolate Lover’s Feast
  • Chocolate Tasting Tour
  • Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
  • Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour
  • Historic Haunts Combo Tour
  • Historic Haunts House Tour
  • Jazz Brunch at the Estate for Mother’s Day
  • Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
  • Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt
  • Private Homes Tours
  • Show Us Your Undies Fashion Show & Brunch
  • Sip Into Spring Festival (New!  See separate article below)
  • Sip Into Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show
  • Underground Railroad Trolley Tour



Queen Victoria Chocolate Lover’s Weekend

May 12, 2018 (Mother’s Day Weekend)

Anna Marie and I are always searching for fun new themes for getaway weekends to The Queen Victoria in our “shoulder seasons”. 
I’m truly mystified that it took us so long to stumble upon a Chocolate Weekend.  Seriously, what could possibly be more popular than a chocolate weekend?


We thought that Mother’s Day weekend would be a fun time to introduce this event, which we’ll also be featuring again in
November and next January.



Like many of our food oriented events, our chocolate tasting party will be held during our normal Afternoon Tea time.  We’ll
be turning the dining room table of The Queen Victoria into a giant chocolate buffet, filled with chocolate specialty treats and sweets from our own cookbook, as well as fun, goodies to dip into the simmering chocolates that will be ladled out of the crocks
we’ll be setting on the buffet side board.


We’ve even found a fun premium Harney’s Chocolate Mint Tea to serve that afternoon!


all registered guests that weekend)

Sip Into Spring Festival

Saturday, May 12 (new for 2018!)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm


This new one-day festival is part of the Cape May Spring Celebration.  The sponsors of this festival, the folks at MAC,
invite you to join them in celebrating Spring’s rebirth with exciting outdoor gardening and nature demonstrations, live music, food, wine, beer, Bloody Marys and mimosas, crafts and collectibles, and more!  Attendance is free, just pay for what you consume
(and the Chef Poon Demonstration).



Pictured above is Master Chef Joseph Poon who will be performing
Slicing & Dicing:Watermelons and More at 1:oopm & 2:15pm.


Chef Poon will be presenting his fun, informative, high energy food demonstrations at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom,
including information on healthy eating and carving and sculpture demonstrations. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Chef Poon has appeared on the Food Network along with local and national television shows including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen DeGeneres
Show and PBS’ Christina Cooks.


Tickets $20


Local food vendors including:

  • Seaside Cheese
  • Empanada Mama
  • Crespella
  • Matt’s BBQ

 Spirits, Wine & Craft Beer from:

  • Nauti Spirits
  • Cape May Brewery
  • Cape May Winery
  • Hawk Haven Winery
  • Cold Spring Brewery

Live Music
Harmony Road

Demonstrations & Crafts

  •  Cape May County Technical High School plant sale 
  • Busy Bees beehive demo
  • The Red Store curing pickles
  • CMCMUA recycling demo