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CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

A Victorian Primer In Cape May, the Nation's First Seashore Resort

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Program #1672RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Start of Program
Aug 25, 2013
Program registration in hotel lobby 3PM to 5PM. Registration for guest rooms begins 4PM. Wine and cheese reception in dining room 5PM to 6PM.
You will be staying at the Inn of Cape May that night.
Location: Cape May, NJ
Nearest city or town: Atlantic City, NJ
Nearest highway: Garden State Parkway
Nearest airport: Philadelphia International Airport; Atlantic City Airport

End of Program
Aug 30, 2013
Program ends at hotel. Box lunch available for early departures.
You will be staying at the Inn of Cape May the night before.
Location: Cape May, NJ
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: Set aside your 21st Century mindset and return to an earlier era. Webster’s defines “quaint” as marked by skillful design, unusual or different in character or appearance, or pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned. The Inn of Cape May is all of these. When it was built, it represented the latest in Victorian style. It is a classic representation of the Cape May of old, a good option for the budget conscious, and the place to feel what resort life was like in a simpler time. Each modestly-sized guest room has a different configuration with unpretentious furniture similar to what you would have seen in 1894. There may be either a queen- or a king-sized bed; few rooms have two beds. Because there were no closets then, there are shelves with clothes hooks. The concessions to modernity are retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C, and cable TV. The Inn of Cape May has a restaurant, bar, and in-ground pool. Public areas feature Victorian knick-knacks and architectural details. The quirky small elevator is original (and can only be operated by a member of the staff). What may be the most pleasing aspect for many is its location in one of the most delightful spots along the beachfront, within walking distance of the main pedestrian area, where you can relax during free time, rock on the verandah, and watch the ocean or the passing parade.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath, heat, air-conditioning and cable TV. All rooms have the same basic amenities but differ in location and size. Assigned upon arrival, advanced requests for specific rooms and room change requests cannot be accommodated. Refrigerators available upon request.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar (open seasonally), antiques shop in lobby, in ground pool on lawn, wifi in first floor public areas. Elevator is vintage 1900 and must be operated by hotel staff. Convenient to beachfront, pedestrian shopping mall.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call the hotel.
Rates vary by season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Set aside your 21st Century mindset and return to an earlier era. Webster’s defines “quaint” as marked by skillful design, unusual or different in character or appearance, or pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned. The Inn of Cape May is all of these. When it was built, it represented the latest in Victorian style. It is a classic representation of the Cape May of old, a good option for the budget conscious, and the place to feel what resort life was like in a simpler time. Each modestly-sized guest room has a different configuration with unpretentious furniture similar to what you would have seen in 1894. There may be either a queen- or a king-sized bed; few rooms have two beds. Because there were no closets then, there are shelves with clothes hooks. The concessions to modernity are retro-fitted bathrooms with showers, heat and A/C, and cable TV. The Inn of Cape May has a restaurant, bar, and in-ground pool. Public areas feature Victorian knick-knacks and architectural details. The quirky small elevator is original (and can only be operated by a member of the staff). What may be the most pleasing aspect for many is its location in one of the most delightful spots along the beachfront, within walking distance of the main pedestrian area, where you can relax during free time, rock on the verandah, and watch the ocean or the passing parade.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath, heat, air-conditioning and cable TV. All rooms have the same basic amenities but differ in location and size. Assigned upon arrival, advanced requests for specific rooms and room change requests cannot be accommodated. Refrigerators available upon request.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar (open seasonally), antiques shop in lobby, in ground pool on lawn, wifi in first floor public areas. Elevator is vintage 1900 and must be operated by hotel staff. Convenient to beachfront, pedestrian shopping mall.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some rooms have tubs with showers; some only showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Please call the hotel.
Rates vary by season.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Performances

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4.6
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