Anna Marie’s Favorite New Special
… Girlfriend Getaway
If you like shopping, you’re going to love this brand
new package that Anna Marie came up with for our
visitors during the cooler months. In fact, Anna Marie’s
enthusiasm about this package is pretty contagious, and
even I am excited about it (and I am definitely not a
So what is it? Come stay at The Queen Victoria mid-
week (arriving Sunday through Wednesday) for two nights
and we’ll give you $100 in shopping vouchers that can be
used in any of 14 different stores in Cape May. That
means two nights in a Luxury Suite (double occupancy)
and a Cape May shopping spree for $350.
let the name throw you. We named this package as we did
because we know that girlfriends and sisters and women
in general love to come to Cape May to shop. We’re not
limiting this to the ladies though! This special is
certainly available for all guests, including
individuals travelling alone, couples, etc. If you like
to shop, we’ve got you covered.
Singer Songwriter Cape May
Something new and exciting is coming to Cape May this
March that music lovers will not want to miss! Singers
and Song Writers are converging on Cape May this March
for a weekend of music, workshops and fun.
This March 7-8 there will be literally dozens of
perfomers showcasing their talents in 12 stages all over
town, with over 125 showcase performances all together.
Cape May has never seen an event quite like this one,
though it is reminiscent of the Jazz Festival. Whether
you are a music professional or just a lover of music of
all kinds, make you plans to come to Cape May this March
for “Singer Songwriter Cape May”. I suggest you stay at
The Queen Victoria!
Yes, it is that time again. It seems there are no end
to the mysteries in Cape May requiring our favorite
super sleuth Sherlock Holmes’ expertise. Of course, as
good as he is, he needs a little help. He needs YOU!
The Sherlock Holmes Cape May mystery weekends are
without a doubt two of the best weekends of the year in
Cape May. Every March and November Sherlock, Watson, and
a great cast of other Victorian characters team up to
solve some vexing mystery right here in little old Cape
May. The event includes a stage performance, a house
tour, audience participation, and cash (really) prizes
for various things like best costume, best solution to
the mystery and “most clueless”. I know that latter
won’t be you.
You don’t really need an excuse to
visit Cape May, but you can use this one anyway. And
while you’re here, check out some of the Singer
Songwriter performances. This is really an amazing
weekend this year!
It may be hard to believe, but Spring is on the way.
I don’t know about where you live, but we’ve been
getting teased all Winter by Spring with some nice mild
weather. In fact, we’ve got pansies that look pretty
happy in the garden and the daffodils are starting to
bloom (they’re a little confused). Anyway, Spring IS
about to return and we’re ready for it in Cape May.
If you’ve never visited Cape May as it comes bursting
back to life, then you really need to consider it. Cape
May’s annual Spring Festival really is a wonderful event
that you don’t want to miss. Besides being beautiful,
there are TONS of things going on during the Spring
Festival, including an antique show, a chef’s
dine-around (lots of fun), a craft show, murder mystery
luncheons and dinners, vintage dancing, and more tours
than I could list here without putting you to
Yes, MORE music. It is all about the music this year,
obviously. Of course, the Cape May Jazz festival is a
proud tradition that speaks for itself.
This spring the Cape May Jazz Festival proudly
presents many of the finest “young lions” in jazz today.
As a natural successor to the 28th Festival “Favorites
Return”, the “Next Wave” features an elite up-and-
coming new breed of artists: cutting edge musicians
across many jazz genres, each honoring the legendary
players who came before. This is a must attend weekend
for any jazz lover with roots in the past, and an ear
towards the future!
Yeah, I clipped that quote
directly from their site.
Anyway, I was amazed to
see that the Rippingtons, one of the hottest Jazz bands
in the last couple of decades is one of the featured
acts this year. Cape May is big time!
soon to reserve your room. We’re not full yet, but the
rooms are going fast!
OK, so all we do in Cape May is eat and listen to
music. I admit it. Well, we do shop (at least some of us
do), but I can’t imagine a more enjoyable way to spend
time when I get right down to it. Every May the Mid
Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) presents the Cape May
Music Festival. Once again, it should be a wonderful
This festival is a little different than the others
I’ve been discussing though. First of all, it spans
several weeks, so you don’t have to get all of your
music in one weekend. The music tends to be a little
more on the classical side, though the festival always
includes other genres of music as well. In fact, in
keeping with tradition the festival will be kicked off
on May 18th by a Celtic band called “Road to the Isles”,
featuring Pipe and fiddle music, dance and folksong
traditions of Scotland and Ireland. A classic sure, but
not classical music. The band featured in the picture is
called Shtreiml, which is a high octand Klezmer group
led by harmonica maestro Jason Rosenblatt.
know you’ll want to make the festival part of your Late
May, early June visit, so plan on attending a show or
two while you’re here. If you haven’t planned your trip
yet, then you obviously need to start working on that
Lots of you have already taken advantage of the great
specials we’re running this winter & spring. In
addition to the “Girlfriend Getaway” that I’ve already
mentioned, we’re once again offering the “Gift of
Romance”, “Two for Two”, “Gourmet Getaway”, and “Winter
The Gourmet Getway, Two for Two, Girlfriend Getaway,
and Winter Weekend MADness run through April,
while the Gift of Romance runs into June (but is not
available in Jan, Feb & Mar). All except the “Winter
Weekend MADness are weeknight specials, including
All four of these specials are
GREAT deals. Call us today to find out how you can visit
The Queen Victoria and Cape May in a very fun and
Have you always wanted a “Shore House” in Cape May? You
know, a place you can come down to any time. A place you can
relax, enjoy yourself, and leave your worries at the doorstep.
A place you can make monthly mortgage payments on and mow the
lawn, and work on every weekend, and …. wait! That isn’t
what you want a shore house for.
I think that what you
REALLY want is something that you already have! I suggest you
think of The Queen Victoria as your own personal “Shore
House”. It really is the perfect shore house. Not only is it
there for you whenever you need it (and only when you need
it), but it requires absolutely no maintenance, it has tons of
wonderfully relaxing places to hang out , is fully stocked
with all the beverages and goodies you need, comes with a
breakfast, and even has “self making” beds (actually, we make
them). When you weigh it all out, it’s probably a lot cheaper
to come to The Queen Victoria frequently than own your own
little shore house. So there you have it … The Queen
Victoria is obviously the best of all possible “shore houses”!
Impress your neighbors … show them this photo of
your vacation home!
Featured “Room of the Month” …
Everybody always asks about that “cute little
cottage” in the back of the Prince Albert Hall yard, so
I figured I would showcase it for you this month. The
other reason I wanted to feature it is that we just
finished a bathroom renovation project on it that I’m
very excited about.
So what makes Regent’s Park special? Well, first of
all it is obviously nice and private, being a stand
alone building. It is also VERY popular in the winter
because it has such a cozy fireplace in the sitting
room. In the warmer months, the private porch is a
wonderful place to sit in a rocking chair and spend a
pleasant morning or afternoon (most people are out and
about during the day). And now, of course, there is the
fabulous bathroom with a wonderful “roll in” 2 person,
two head shower that is brand spanking new! Really, you
have to see this room to appreciate it. If you are
looking for cozy, private, comfy and relaxing, Regent’s
Park is for you. Oh yeah, it also has a new 30″ flat
panel TV (our 2nd largest), so you can keep up with your
favorite sports, soaps, or reality TV
Who doesn’t love a good play? So many of you have
made an annual tradition of “doing” Cape May stage
during your visits to The Queen Victoria. If you are one
of our stage lovers, then you’ll be pleased to learn
that Cape May stage has released their 2008 schedule. It
looks like a great season.
Here is this year’s schedule: May 21 – June
28, Fully Committed July 2 – Aug 16, Private
Lives Aug 20 – Sep 27, Doubt (a parable) Oct 1 –
Nov 1, Rounding Third Nov 5 – Nov 22, Lady Day Nov
28 – Dec 21, This Wonderful Life
We’re going to
be running our “Stay & Play” package again this
year, so visit our website or call for details. We’re
proud to support Cape May Stage!
Lots of you have seen our mall in its “construction
phase” last Fall & this Winter. Many of you have
braved the construction and discovered that most of the
stores that are usually open during the winter are still
open, despite the construction. For all of you, and
those who haven’t been back since construction started,
I’m giving you a sneak preview.
I went out today and snapped a few photos of the
“work in progress” to share with you. Those of you with
a good eye for Cape May might recognize this as the
Decatur Avenue sidewalk that runs along the Pilot House
& Ugly mug. There is obviously some work remaining
here, but this shot giv