Cape May Food & Wine CelebrationPublished on August 11, 2016It should come as no surprise that Anna Marie and I thoroughly enjoy Cape May's wine scene and perfecting our winemaking skills with our annual Wine Lover's Weekend wine blending challenge but our friends at the Cape May MAC have wine events down to an art with the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration each fall.Now in its 20th year, this fabulous event showcases the exceptional... Read more
5th Annual Cape May Craft Beer & Crab FestivalPublished on August 01, 2016Though you're more likely to see a bottle of fine wine around The Queen Victoria or get recommendations from Anna Marie or myself on what wines to bring to which Cape May restaurant, we're not disappointed with Cape May's growth in the craft beer industry these past few years or the wonderful festivals it's brought to our seaside resort.In its fifth year, the... Read more
Movies on the beach: 2016 lineupPublished on July 14, 2016Classic date nights seem to involve two activities: Movies or walks along the beach. I love both but especially enjoy Cape May's summer tradition of free movie screenings on the beach.At just a five-minute walk from The Queen Victoria, you can enjoy this free summer night activity (no beach tags required)! Movies are shown every Thursday night from early July to late August at 8:30 p.m.... Read more
On the water in Cape MayPublished on June 30, 2016There's nothing quite like a sunny summer day in Cape May, in fact I think you better hurry and enjoy it for yourself soon, but if you're looking for ways to stay cool or feel the lovely sea breeze, you'll want to schedule some time in your itinerary to add these on the water activities.Cruises and toursDinnerSpirit of Cape May is popular with visitors for its... Read more
Fourth of July in Cape MayPublished on June 16, 2016I can't think of anywhere else that I'd rather spend Independence Day than in Cape May, or any day for that matter, but if you want to combine beach day fun with stunning fireworks at night then Cape May should be your destination of choice this July. With the Fourth of July falling on a Monday, you're guaranteed to find a variety of activities and celebrations throughout... Read more
Locavore opportunities in the Hudson Valley just continue to expand and surprise. This region is so lucky to have such amazing brewers, vintners and distillers nearby that it's easy to see why this Catskill region has become a libation groupie's year-round destination. A tour of the local treasures requires nothing more than planning an easy and beautiful day trip from the Woodstock Inn on the Millstream (Don't forget to name the designated driver or check... Read more
The Queen Victoria: Don and Jeannie's ExperiencesPublished on June 06, 2016In our last loyal guest profile, we shared the experiences of Wayne and Joyce and this time we're proud to share the adventures that Don and Jeannie have enjoyed with a stay with us at The Queen Victoria. For almost 10 years, Anna Marie and I have had the pleasure of hosting this wonderful couple as they discover Cape May and pretty much every room we... Read more
The Queen Victoria's treat recipesPublished on June 02, 2015Our guests at The Queen Victoria are used to the royal treatment and treats worthy of the royal family. Anna Marie and I have enjoyed hosting afternoon tea in our Victorian beauty for many years and it is a tradition we hope our guests enjoy just as equally.Held every day at 4 p.m. our afternoon tea also includes a sweet, a savory, and a treat menu item... Read more
For those of you who have no stress in your lives, read no further. For those of you who have periods of stress or have stress on a daily basis, we have the answer. On the weekend of April 29th - May 1st, we will be hosting a Stress Management and Mindfulness Retreat here at our peaceful Vermont bed and breakfast.We will be able to identify our stressors and learn coping mechanisms to help us... Read more