Newsletter | November 2017











The Holiday Season
from the number of reservations we have for the coming month, as well as the continual stream of questions and conversation revolving around Cape May’s Christmas traditions we have throughout the year, I’m guessing that you already know that Cape May is a
very special place during the Christmas season.  What you may not know, is just how long that season is.  Believe it or not, we kicked off our season this year on November 17, with the Annual “Tree Lighting” at the Emlen Physick estate, and with the commencement
of Holiday Lights Trolley tours.  To be fair, this is a bit early, even for us, as it always happens the weekend before Thanksgiving, which is VERY early this year.  On the other end of the season, we keep up the celebration through the New Year.  That means
that there are LOTS of opportunities for you to experience the magic of the Cape May Christmas this year, even if you don’t have a reservation yet.


I’ll be featuring some Christmas season related topics in this month’s edition of our newsletter, but be prepared to be tempted by an early 2018 visit,
as I’ll be focusing on our exciting list of upcoming events as well.


Last Minute Opportunity ... We’ve been turning people away
(maybe you!) for this coming weekend, Dec. 1-2, since August.  We’ve just had 2 cancellations for this weekend, so call us today or
your room online
to experience Cape May’s biggest Christmas weekend!


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





Benjamin Disraeli
is naturally tempting to share with you our fanciest, largest, most expensive rooms in this feature every month.  That would be doing a serious disservice to many of our rooms, which are smaller and less expensive, but equally comfortable and nice.


The Benjamin Disraeli room falls into that latter category.  It is a standard room located on the 2nd floor of the Queen Victoria building.  In fact,
it is my favorite standard room in that building.  Benjamin Disraeli is on the sunny side of the building, with 3 windows that let in LOTS of light into the cheery interior of the room.  It has a queen sized bed mounted to a wonderful antique headboard, which
is beautifully matched with marble top antique side tables and dresser.  The bathroom is quite large and bright, featuring a regular bathtub with integrated shower.  You’ll love the large marble counter-top, where you’ll be able to set down all your bathroom
“stuff” with ease.


Yes, Benjamin Disraeli is one of our smaller rooms, but it is as charming, cozy, and comfortable as any other.  It is also one of our least expensive
rooms, so it’s an ideal choice for the budget minded traveler.


Perfect Christmas Gift


So you joined the crowds on Black Friday, walking the malls with the masses in search of the perfect gift for your loved one, who doesn’t really “need” anything (need is such a powerful word), and
already has most everything they want.  Your search was fruitless, as your mission was an almost impossible one.  Now you’re starting to question whether you’ll actually be able to find a suitable gift for the person who means everything to you.


Alas, I’m pleased to tell you that the solution is an easy one.  Buy your special somebody a gift certificate to The Queen Victoria!


Here are a few reasons why it really is the PERFECT Christmas gift idea …


  • He/She definitely wants one
  • It won’t make anyone look fat
  • One size fits all
  • The color is perfect
  • Easy to buy
  • Easy to wrap
  • They’ll love another one this year
  • You don’t have to go to the mall (again)
  • No shipping charges (except for overnight)
  • Easy to hide until Christmas
  • They’ll enjoy getting it, look forward to using it, and love it (and you) when they use it
  • They might bring you along to enjoy it


See, a Queen Victoria gift certificate really is the PERFECT Christmas gift!


Call us today at (609) 884-8702, or click
to purchase yours online.  You can request an emailed version or physical high quality printed certificate, no matter how you purchase it.

Packages Return

They’re Here!


I know that many of you have already started taking advantage of our discount packages for bookings in the coming months.  It is easy to understand that, as the coming
months present an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a visit to The Queen Victoria and save!  Here are the details …


“234” (November 2017 through April 30, 2018)

The 234 discount is by far our most popular discount.  This offer includes 2 nights, Sunday through Thursday, in a standard room for $234 ($117/night)
November through April, with holiday weeks excluded.  Though the discount is designed and priced for our more modest standard rooms, similar savings are also available on larger, more elaborate rooms.  This discount package is perfect for guests who are flexible
in their schedules and can visit Cape May mid-week, during some of the most pleasant months of the year in Cape May.


“Winter Escape” (January through March, 2018)

I’m pleased to announce that we are once again offering our “Winter Escape” discount package in 2018.  This offer is for ANY 2 nights in a Large Standard room for $325. 
This is a great option for those seeking a great discount for a weekend stay at The Queen Victoria.  The Winter Escape package also includes a complimentary cheese tray and wine tasting.


Both of these packages can be upgraded to larger rooms at similar savings.


** Fine Print **  We cannot accept any 3rd party gift certificates (,
Select Registry, etc.) or discount coupons for reservations booked with these discount packages.  Select Registry $100 loyalty vouchers CAN be used.  These discounts are not available for holiday evenings and weekends.




Upcoming Events & Activities



in Cape May

Now – January 1


I think most of you know that Christmas is a pretty big deal in Cape May.  I usually refer to our fair village as “Christmas Central”.  It really is
a magical time to visit Cape May, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  Just imagine all of the beautiful Victorian homes in Cape May all dressed up for Christmas.  As you can see from the picture above, we go all out with the decorating, both inside and


Yes, we’ve already started our Christmas season in Cape May with the Christmas Preview Weekend last weekend.  In fact, we are completely decorated for
Christmas both inside and out.


There are all kinds of activities to enjoy during the Christmas Season in Cape May, including:


  • Cape May Christmas Parade
  • Candlelight Tours
  • Lamplighter Christmas Tours
  • Holiday Inns Tours
  • Dickens Extravaganza (see the article below)
  • Holiday Crafts Fair
  • Holiday Lights Trolley Rides
  • Evening Yuletide Tour
  • Evening Yuletide House Tour
  • Washington Street Mall “Hospitality Nights”
  • Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides
  • Cape May Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Cheery Cherry House Christmas Tours


As you can see, there is a lot going on in Cape May during the Christmas season.  I know that for many of you Cape May is already part of your annual Christmas tradition. 
If you haven’t experienced it before, I highly recommend working it into your calendar some day.  This year would be a great time!



Christmas Extravaganza

December 3-6, 2017


One of the high points of Christmas in Cape May is most certainly the Dickens Christmas Extravaganza.  It is a 3 day festival filled with
tours, feasting, entertainment and fun.  It is also a tremendous value!


The value starts with the 3 days of programming and 2 dinners, all for $175/person (1 of the dinners is the “Welcome Dinner” and is not
technically part of the event.  Anna Marie and I treat our guests to a festive, fun dinner at the Merion Inn to kick-off the event.).  The value continues at The Queen Victoria, with the special “234” discount package that we offer, making it incredibly affordable
to stay at your favorite Cape May B&B.


This year’s event once again features the renowned and wonderfully entertaining Dickens & Victorian era scholar Dr. Elliot Engel, who has
been captivating audiences all over the world with his interesting and unique approach to history and literature for decades.


The Dickens Christmas Extravaganza is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season. 


Believe it or not, it is not too late to make your reservation to participate in this event.  We’ve recently had two cancellations,
making two rooms available for those of you wishing to experience this wonderful event.




Channeling Weekends

  • January 6th, 2018($60/person)
  • February 3rd, 2018 ($85/person)
  • November 17, 2018


After two wonderful events in the last couple of months, our medium extraordinaire Debbie Wojciechowski is already planning her return engagements at
The Queen Victoria for 2018


Debbie’s ability to connect people with their departed loved ones is truly amazing.  I have no idea how she does it, but you will be astounded at the
level of detail and specificity of information she provides.  If you yearn to connect with and hear from a departed loved one then you’ll want to experience one of these events for yourself. 


Visit our website to



Lover’s Weekend

February 10, 2018


If you love wine, especially red wine, then our Wine Lover’s Weekend might just be your perfect opportunity to enliven a dreary winter weekend with a
visit to The Queen Victoria.


Every year we host this fun-filled event at the Cape May winery in the barrel room pictured here.  In 2018, 30 of our guests will gather for an afternoon
of wine tasting, education, blending and great fun on Saturday, February 10.  This really is one of the most enjoyable wine related events I can imagine.