Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast
Accommodations include private bath, full gourmet breakfast, and complimentary wine, or non-alcoholic beverage, cheese, tea and sweets in the afternoon or early evening. Cape Charles is a beautiful destination on Virginia's Eastern Shore. We invite you to choose a room below to view more information.
The Julia Wilkins Room
King accommodation, sitting area, double Jacuzzi tub with shower, private balcony off bath. This is the room that HGTV filmed for their show "If Walls Could Talk". Named for the mistress of the house and her daughter...Little Julia, and as it turned out, was actually Little Julia's bedroom. The family was so touched by the honor of naming the room, they have gifted the family photographs displayed on the wall. The largest in the center is that of Little Julia at age 21. Some of her linens hang over the bed and in the glass topped table over near the bay window, are treasures found in the house including a letter to Santa, dated 1913, from Little Julia, asking for "a doll and bicycle, and some clothes for the doll". The room color was inspired by the Evans' collection of Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plates that border the upper wall. The blue platform rocker has a new life...it was found abandoned in pieces in the basement. The bath is a double Jacuzzi and features a sitting balcony off the bathroom.
Rates Per Night
March - November $200.00 (Except for Holiday's and Special Events)
December - February $155.00
The Thomas Dixon Room
Queen accommodation with mantle and sitting area, double Jacuzzi tub and shower in private bath. Probably Carol's favorite room because it is filled with so many family memories. The central piece is the coverlet that hangs over the bed, made by a family member dating pre-Civil War, as is the dress on the mannequin. The collection of purses on the wall were in the family. The black purses were "re-cycled" from high silk hats into evening purses and the gold on the lower left was carried to President Wilson's Inaugural Ball. The bathroom has recently been renovated and now features a double Jacuzzi. In 1894, Thomas Dixon, a minister, built the house next door as an escape for his family from the wicked city of New York. He maintained his congregation there while living here by commuting every week on the train. But, after 2 years his congregation forced him to return. He also was a writer and penned the controversial book, THE CLANSMAN, which later became the epic film BIRTH OF A NATION.
Rates Per Night
March - November $190.00 (Except for Holiday's and Special Events)
December - February $150.00
The William L. Scott Room
Queen Accommodation with optional third person on pull-out sofa, sitting area with mantle, private vintage bath with original ball-and-claw tub and shower. In the late 1870's, William Scott of Erie, Pennsylvania, who had vast rail interests, suggested extending the rail line to the end of the Virginia peninsula. Scott approached the officials of the Pennsylvania Railroad, but received no support from them. They felt the idea impractical. Scott bought from the heirs of the late Gov. Tazewell, an estate consisting of about 2,650 acres at the cost of $55,000, part of which is Cape Charles today. It was Alexander Cassatt, then Vice President of Traffic for the Pennsylvania Rail Road, who gave his own private support. Scott and Cassatt used their personal fortunes and encouraged their friends to invest in the railroad. In 1884 the dream was realized when the railroad track was completed down the Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay, ending in Cape Charles. William Scott was elected in 1883 as President of the Railroad. The antique luggage incorporated into the room's decor is reminiscent of the baggage so often carried by rail travelers. The carved decoys are gifts from several personal friends of Bruce's. The bathroom was the original to the 2nd floor and has been made a private to the Scott room by moving a 6 foot radiator and opening the wall. The 6 1/2 foot ball and claw tub is circa 1912 and original to the house.
Rates Per Night
March - November $180.00 (Except for Holiday's and Special Events)
December - February $140.00
The B. F. Kellogg Room
Queen accommodation, sitting area, neo-angle glass shower in private bathroom. Probably Bruce's favorite room because of it's warm yellow color and it overlooks his much loved and prideful gardens. Mr. Kellogg, the owner of the livery stable, built the first house in Cape Charles. As his business succeeded he diversified into the ice delivery business, he then built and moved to larger and better houses. This cheerful, 4 windowed room overlooks his last house built in 1926, a Jacobean Flemish Bond Brick. This room was actually 2 rooms that were opened into one large sunny room, with the bathroom featuring hand painted textured walls, using a technique like ragging, only using "saran wrap". The pair of Crewel floral box pillows were hand stitched by Carol, as a gift to her Mother over 30 years ago.
Rates Per Night
March - November $160.00 (Except for Holiday's and Special Events)
December - February $130.00
The Alexander Cassatt Room
Queen accommodation, shower in private bath. Alexander Cassatt along with William Scott used his own personal fortune to revive a dream of having a new rail route between north and south, since the Pennsylvania Rail Road considered it impractical. He also suggested having a ferry connect the line with Norfolk. He was the designer of the rail ferry, this original design is still in use today. Cassatt was elected as the second President of the railroad. His sister was Mary Cassatt, the world famous Impressionist painter, considered to be one of the most important female artists, who captured and documented wonderful moments of mother-child relationships. Several reproductions are displayed in the room. There is a portrait of Alexander and his son, as well as Mary Cassatt's self-portrait. The furniture is hand painted by Carol's mother, circa 1950's, who was a decorative artist outside of Philadelphia. The cozy bath has been created by extending and enlarging a closet that has a shower and hand decorated textured walls.
Rates Per Night
March - November $140.00 (Except for Holiday's and Special Events)
December - February $120.00
"We'll rave, we'll recommend, and we'll return. The culinary magic of your enchanting breakfasts are beyond comparison, unless you consider the charming effects of your warm and generous spirits". T.C.O., Pennsylvania
- We welcome boating guests from the Chesapeake Bay. Public and private moorings are available at Cape Charles Harbor and
- Kings Creek Marina; both are just minutes from Cape Charles House, with pick-up service available.
- Please carefully consider the dates of your reservation. Special events, holidays, or extended stays may require a minimum stay.
- Check-in between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Earlier or later arrivals considered upon request. Checkout is 11:00 a.m.
- You can guarantee your reservation with a credit card or by mailing a check.
- Two weeks notice of cancellation is necessary for return of your deposit.
- Reservations for special events or extended stays require full nonrefundable payment at time of reservations.
- Gift certificates upon request.
Weddings, corporate retreats, seminars, reunions and house parties can be effortlessly arranged. Two parlors and a large formal dining room can graciously serve your needs. Requests to fill your special needs are always welcome, whether for special rooms, flowers, champagne, wine, a box of candy, picnic lunch for the beach or an exquisite candlelight dinner. Please call for more information.