We’ve been host to a surprising number of family and
friend reunions lately. Cape May in general, and The
Queen Victoria in particular are the perfect place for
reunions of all kinds. What better place to spend time
with the people you care about!
If you’re thinking of planning a reunion, give us a
call. We’ll be happy to help you.
Food & Wine Festival
Many of you have discovered that September is the
best time to stay in Cape May (it’s my favorite time of
the year). In addition to smaller crowds, great weather,
the warmest water of the year, and great dolphin
watching, Cape May also hosts the Food & Wine
This year’s Food & Wine Festival may be the best
one yet. Chef’s dine-arounds, Gourmet Lunches, a Chef’s
cook-off contest, Beer Tasting Dinner, Lobster Bakes,
and cooking workshops & classes with award- winning
chefs make this year’s event a “must do”. This week is
already booking fast, so give us a call to reserve your
room. The Festival runs Sep 16 to Sep
34th Annual Victorian Week
Rated one of North America’s “top 100 events”, the
34th annual Victorian Week is a ten day extravaganza
celebrating Cape May’s Victorian heritage.
This year’s event, October 6-15, features Historic
House Tours, Vintage Fashion Shows, Murder Mystery
Dinners, a Vintage Dance Workshop, Brass Band Concerts,
Crafts and Antiques Shows and more.
2nd Annual Cape May Designer Show
Anna Marie and I attended the “Gala Opening” for this
year’s Show House last night and we were IMPRESSED. If
you like designer show houses, you’ll LOVE it. If you
have never gone to a designer show house, you probably
need to try it.
This year the Show House features the Gothic Revival
1879 Franklin Street Church that was transformed into
three designer showcase townhouses. You’ve probably
heard the term cathedral ceilings before. You might have
one in your home. Believe me, these are CATHEDRAL
ceilings … they’re the real deal. Of course it also
includes incredible kitchens and baths and creative use
of space in interesting rooms. You shouldn’t miss this
during your visit to Cape May.
Upcoming Events & News
Back to the 50s Exhibit May 26 to Sep 3
Designer Show House June 17 to Sep 17
Food & Wine Festival Sep 16 to Sep 21
Grandma’s Attic & Kitchen Antique show Sep 9
Victorian A to Z exhibit Sep 15 to Jan 1 2007
Victorian Week Oct 6 to Oct 15
Sherlock Holmes weekend Nov 4 to Nov 6
Fall Arts & Craft Festival Nov 4
InnDeep workshop Nov 5 to Nov 7
Doug & Anna Marie’s Restaurant
Pick Of The Month … Tishas
If you’ve stayed with us this season, you’ve probably
gone to Tishas for dinner at least once. Anna Marie and
I can’t say enough about Tishas this year. Tishas is
Cape May’s only beach front fine dining restaurant. We
love the view, the dining room, the service, and above
all … the food.
We’ve been to Tishas a couple of times already this
season, and we’ll be there again tonight. My only
complaint about this restaurant is that there are so
many wonderful options, I have a hard time choosing.
Last time we started off with an order of the fried
Calamari, which I can’t resist. I ordered the Seafood
Risotto and Anna Marie ordered a Filet. Both of us
savored every bite. Each entre comes with a wonderful
salad, which is not all that common in Cape May. The
meals are beautifully presented, the service is
attentive without smothering you, and the atmosphere is
wonderful. Don’t miss Tishas this
You all know that Cape May is special all year round, but
for most of us Summer is the main event. If you’re still
planning your summer vacation, and you want to stay at The
Queen Victoria (I hope you do!), then you might want to give
us a call soon. Advance bookings are WAY up this year, with
people reserving their rooms in advance far more than they
have in recent years. We still have rooms available, but they
are going faster than normal.
Best Seat in the House
Can’t you just see yourself perched here on the beach
on our new beach chairs? If you’ve ever cursed our old,
low and saggy sand chairs, you’ll love these. They don’t
sag, and they’re considerably higher than the old ones.
Just think, you’ll have your own front row seat to the
daily dolphin show that has already begun.
Featured “Room of the Month”
Everyone loves to peak into the “other rooms” while
they are here, so I thought it might be fun to peak at
the other rooms from the comfort of your own computer.
This is the first of thirty-two featured rooms (this
might take a while).
This is the Prince Alfred room, one of our newly re-
decorated rooms in the House of Royals. One of my
favorites, it has two balconies, each with an ocean
view. It isn’t the biggest room in the building, but the
11.5 foot ceilings, 9 foot doors, marble bathroom, and
interesting “pocket windows” make this one of our most
If you like to spend a lot of time on our bikes while
you’re in Cape May, you’re going to be thrilled on your
next visit. We just got a new “fleet” of bicycles, and
I’ve got to say they’re much nicer than the last ones.
You’ll be the envy of everyone in town as you cruise the
streets on these sleek cruisers!
You ladies will be pleased to hear that Anna Marie
insisted that every girls bike have a basket. You never
know when you’ll feel that shopping urge and need a
convenient way to carry your purchases back
We’ve been devoting lots of energy and time to our
gardens this year, and many of guests are noticing as
soon as they pull in. Everywhere you look at The Queen
Victoria there is something new to see, including our
new lawn, expanded herb garden, new lantern pots &
hanging baskets, new perrenial garden, and beautiful
courtyard garden (pictured here). If gardens are your
thing, then you’ll love strolling through our’s this
Keep an eye out for our gardener Mary. She is always
eager to “talk shop” with anyone who loves
Kings at the Queen
After many long years and more than a few
“suggestions” by many of you, The Queen Victoria now
features three rooms with King Sized Beds. This year we
analyzed our rooms and identified two more rooms that
could accomodate a King Bed (in addition to the Crown
Jewel, which already had one).
When you call to make your next reservation, ask for
either the Queen Victoria or Prince Leopold rooms. Not
only are the beds in these rooms now big, they are VERY
comfortable. Prince Leopold, in particular, has been
transformed by the new bed. Between the different
orientation of the bed and the dramatic canopy we
created for it, this room is now better than ever (We
need to get the photographers back
Stay & Play … again
Last year we introduced our Stay & Play package,
which was so popular we decided to do it again. If you
love great theatre in a cozy setting (i.e. small
theatre), you’ll love Cape May stage. If you’ve been to
a Cape May Stage production, you know that the acting is
incredible. If you haven’t gone before, you need to do
it this year.
Reserve a room at The Queen Victoria for 4 nights
over a weekend, or 3 nights mid-week, and we’ll be happy
to provide you with complimentary tickets to the Cape
Make your reservations today for a romantic getaway at The
Queen Victoria B&B. We are looking forward to helping you
plan your next visit!