Draws to a Close

now, for the Perfect Gift Idea

you tried the “Black Friday” thing, battling the crowds
and picking through the racks searching for something
different and wonderful. But alas, you’re still looking.
What will it be … the shirt? the sweater? the purse? the
jewelry is too scary to even ponder, so what will it be?
Wait! I’ve got it … a Queen Victoria gift certificate.

Sure, you can buy a bunch of little things that
your loved one already has and doesn’t need. You might get
lucky and find something they like but don’t really need
that will get stashed away somewhere for all eternity
(until your next move). OR, you can buy him or her a gift
certificate to The Queen Victoria. This really is the
perfect solution!

Here are the facts: you don’t
have to worry about getting the right size or color. It is
sure to please even the most discerning person. It
provides not only a gift for the present, but the promise
of a wonderful future get-away. Best yet, if you give it
to a spouse or special someone, then you get to enjoy it
too. It really doesn’t get any better than that!

year we’re making it even better. Whoever you give a gift
certificate to this Christmas season will receive an
additional gift from you (courtesy of us) upon their
arrival at The Queen Victoria for a shopping spree in our
gift shop. Imagine it, they’ll check into their room and
find an envelope containing a gift shop certificate worth
10% of the gift certificate you gave them. It will include
a little message from you saying “Have a great time!”
which will bear your name. This really is the gift that
keeps giving.

This special gift certificate offer
is good for all gift certificates purchased between
November 1st and December 24th (including those that have
already been purchased this



Learn more about
our gift certificates

the Cape May Christmas

is officially Christmas in Cape
! Believe it or not, we’ve been in
Christmas mode for a couple of weeks already, so we’re
fully in the spirit of the season. If you’ve never been to
Cape May (and
specifically The Queen Victoria) at Christmas then you
can’t truly appreciate just how beautiful this town can
be. Imagine your favorite Christmas movie, set in a quaint
town, all decorated and full of cheer. That is Cape May at Christmas! The only
diference is that we don’t usually get any snow.

you had hoped to experience Christmas in Cape May this year, or I’ve just
inspired you to come visit, you still have time to do so,
but the clock is ticking. We’ve still got rooms for the
2nd, 3rd & 4th weekends of the month, but they are
going pretty quickly. Call us today to make sure your
holiday season includes a little slice of Christmas




your Christmas special this

you still trying to decide where to spend Christmas? If
you are looking for the perfect place to spend Christmas,
surrounded by friends in a welcoming and comfortable home
full of Christmas cheer and traditions, then I think you
need to give us a call. Every year dozens of people make
The Queen Victoria their “Home for the Holidays”. This
year you can too.

we’re decorated for the holidays with lots of trees,
lights and garland. Yes, we have little elves that make
their way through the inn on Christmas Eve, helping Santa
to make Christmas morning special. We’ve certainly got
some great food. What really makes Christmas at The Queen
Victoria special though, is you! Yes, you and all the
other wonderful guests sharing a special tradition in a
timeless and classic Christmas setting.

Christmas package includes an open seating dinner for two
at Freda’s Cafe, who are opening their doors to our guests
only on Christmas Eve and a Christmas dinner, including
hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at Congress Hall on Christmas

Call us today to reserve your



Find out

Lover’s Weekend … A new package!

you love wine? Do you actually have a wine cellar? Have
you ever thought it would be cool to own a winery and
craft fine wines (but then realized that there is an
incredible investment and a lot of work involved)? If you
answered yes to any of these questions, I’ve got a
tantalizing idea for you.

Marie and I have partnered with Cape May Winery to create
a special event/package for true wine lovers. On January
24 and March 7 of 2009 The Queen Victoria is hosting a
“Wine Blending Challenge”. On Saturday afternoon you will
join Anna Marie and me at Cape May Winery to craft the
perfect blend of red wine. We’ll break up into teams of 4
people at a table laden with decanters of the various 2007
red wines right out of the barrel and trays of cheese from
Seaside Cheese (this blending is hard work, so we’ll need
sustanance). Each team will craft & document different
blends, ranking them among themselves. Once each team has
selected the “perfect blend”, we’ll all break for a tour
of the winery while the winemaker crafts the chosen
blends. 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. You will get two bottles (per couple) of the final
blend, the labels of which will be customized with your
names and the blending details. You’ll be able to carry it
proudly to your favorite BYOB restaurant in the Queen
Victoria wine bag that is also included in the package.

This exclusive event is only open to guests of The
Queen Victoria and will only occur twice a year. I’m
anticipating adding another facet to the event in future
years, where prior year’s blends, which I promise to save
in my cellar, will be “blind tasted” against the current
selected blend. Does this sound like fun or what?

The cost of this event is $100/couple in addition
to your reserved room. Remember, this event is only being
held on January 24 and March 7 this year. I don’t think
you’ll want to miss it.




New Year is in sight

that December is here, the end of the year is in sight,
and most of us inevitably start pondering the timeless
question: “What are we doing for New Years?”. Have you
asked yourself this question? Are you still looking for
the answer?

may not surprise you to hear that I have a suggestion for
you (yes, my mission in life is to help answer questions
like these). How about spending New Year’s Eve in
Cape May? More
specifically, perhaps you should consider spending New
Year’s at The Queen Victoria!

By now I’m sure
you’re saying “Doug has lots of suggestions for all of
these little dilemas in my life, but they always seem to
involve coming to stay at The Queen Victora.”. Well of
course they do! A stay at The Queen Victoria is a one size
fits all solution to nearly every question involving gift
ideas, vacation suggestions, celebrations of special
occasions, or just an idea for a quick get-away.

Seriously though, Cape
is always a great place for a relaxing New
Year’s celebration. If you love great dining, cozy
lodging, fun shopping and sightseeing, then I’m sure
you’ll agree. The way New Year’s falls this year, it lends
itself to an extended weekend too, since I don’t think too
many employers will be bringing people back into work on
Friday. We still have some rooms available, but call soon;
they’re going fast.





  • “This
    Wonderful Life” at Cape
    May Stage Nov 21 through Dec 28
  • Cape May
    Christmas Parade Dec 6
  • Cape May
    Christmas Tours Nov 21 thru Jan 4
  • Dickens
    Extravaganza Dec 7-9
  • Christmas
    at The Queen Victoria Dec 24-25
  • New Year
    in Cape May Dec 31 (of
  • QV Cellars
    Wine Lover’s Weekend Jan 23-24
  • Valentines/Presidents
    Day Feb 13-15
  • Antiques
    in the Winter Feb 15
  • QV Cellars
    Wine Lover’s Weekend Mar 6-7
  • Sherlock
    Holmes Murder Mystery Weekend Mar 20,21
  • Cape May
    Marathon Mar 20,21
  • Cape
    Festival Apr 17-19
  • Cape May
    Spring Festival Apr 24-May 3
  • Cape May Music
    Festival May 17-Jun 12





the end of each year comes the opportunity to look ahead to the
coming year. At The Queen Victoria this means looking ahead to
see what projects and re- decorating will take place this winter
to get the inn ready for your upcoming visits. It means looking
forward to seeing good friends return. It means the promise of
another wonderful year in Cape
. In May, Anna Marie and I will be celebrating
our 5th anniversary of owning The Queen Victoria, which is
certainly something to look forward to.

Anna Marie and I
would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry
Christmas and to our many Jewish friends a Happy Chanukah. We
wish you all a Happy New Year!






“Room of the Month” … Princess

know that most of you have been waiting with baited breath
for this month’s installment of “Room of the Month”. It is
always tempting to feature our more expensive luxury
suites, but I thought I would highlight one of our
standard rooms this month. We have several standard rooms
in the inn, but I think that Princess Alice is perhaps my
favorite. I know it is a favorite of many of our frequent

Princess Alice room was once part of the gambling casino
on the second floor of the House of Royals in the
Victorian era. Its 11-foot ceilings and original plaster
crown molding and ceiling medalion give it a spacious and
regal feeling. This room has a queen size bed and the
mirrored armoire encloses the television and
mini-refrigerator. One of the most popular features of the
Princess Alice room is the private balcony with rocking
chairs with a scenic ocean view.

If you’re looking
for a wonderful, cozy, and elegant room for your next
visit to The Queen Victoria, why not try Princess



Showing at Cape May Stage
… This Wonderful Life

it, you’ve watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” more times than
you can remember. You’ve watched George stumble through
his life (and nearly end it) many times. Isn’t it amazing
how even though we know exactly how it ends, we still
watch it until the end evey time?

year Cape May stage is
bringing George Bailey’s life to life with their
presentation of “This Wonderful Life”. This one man show
is an amazing adaptation of the classic movie which is so
believable that you’ll actually think Jimmy Stewart is on
the stage (along with all the other original characters).
I was delighted with this show when I first saw it a
couple of years ago and I’m looking forward to enjoying it
again this Christmas Season.

“This Wonderful Life”
opened to great acclaim on November 21 and runs through
December 28th.



May, the Prettiest City in America?

always thought that Cape
is one of the prettiest cities that I’ve
ever seen. Maybe you have too. Well, those opinions have
been validated by Forbes magazine. Back in October Forbes