25 JACKSON STREET CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(800) 732-4236

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The Virginia offers five delightful cottages along Jackson Street, the crowning glory of Cape May's historic district. These lovely cottages are available for rental by the full house or as separate apartments. They are ideal for families or group of friends looking for a weekly rental. Enjoy the ideal location of these Victorian cottages and ocean views on your vacation. These beautiful accommodations are conveniently located just a 1/2 block from the beach.
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Red Cottage

Classic Queen Anne style

Enjoy classic lodging in a red and white Queen Anne Victorian, located on Cape May's oldest street. Built for Harry and Dorothy Parker in 1899 as a summer cottage, this lovely building is now the perfect location for your relaxing stay in Cape May, New Jersey.
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Pink Cottage

Classic Italianate architecture

Built in 1891 and designed by Stephen Decatur Button, this historic lodging is one of the famous "Seven Sisters" of Cape May—seven identical Italian-Renaissance-style cottages built, according to the legend, for the seven beloved daughters of a wealthy Cape May builder. This spectacular cottage is available by the week or as a bed and breakfast. Individual room rentals are available on our second and third floors. Bed and Breakfast guests enjoy a daily continental breakfast delivered to the house including yogurt, juices, whole fruit and coffee or tea. The porch in the rear of this lovely cottage offers comfortable seating to enjoy breakfast or the selection of board games, and housekeeping provides a daily change of sheets and towels. All rooms have a ceiling fan and children are welcome.
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Brown Cottage

Refined Seaside Elegance

Nestled in lush greenery just steps from the ocean, the Brown Cottage is the crowning jewel of Cape May's storied Seven Sisters. This Italian Renaissance-style masterpiece has been lovingly restored to offer the perfect blend of classic Victorian charm and contemporary comfort. Featuring plush interiors designed by Colleen Bashaw, the Cottage boasts a full kitchen and wet bar, a grand dining room, sumptuous living spaces, deluxe guest rooms, and full-length balconies offering sweeping views of the sea. Take a meal in the private courtyard, or enjoy a swim in the garden pool — the Brown Cottage offers the pinnacle of Cape May seaside luxury.
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White Cottage

Stephen Decatur Button designed

Built in 1891 and designed by Stephen Decatur Button, this historic lodging is one of the famous "Seven Sisters" of Cape May—seven identical Italian-Renaissance-style cottages built, according to the legend, for the seven beloved daughters of a wealthy Cape May builder. Enjoy ocean views from three terraces at this ideal vacation rental, featuring a ground-level apartment and three floors reached by a lovely hand-carved spiral staircase.
Enjoy a private balcony, large kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast bar, and a dining room table that can seat up to 12 people. The living room at this Cape May, New Jersey lodging welcomes guests with antique black wicker and a pullout sofa sleeper, as well as a stereo system with flat screen TV and two gas fireplaces.
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Gray Cottage

This beautiful accommodation in the middle of Cape May’s famed historic district is located just a 1/2 block from the beach. The newly renovated cottage features an “upside down” floor plan, with a kitchen and living space on the second floor, in order to enjoy the breathtaking ocean views.
This lovely Cape May cottage is available for vacation rentals year round: From the last week in June through the first week in September, the Little Gray Cottage is available to rent weekly as a whole house (Saturday to Saturday).
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Resort Fee Inclusions

As our guest, you will have an array of Cape Resort amenities and services close at hand. From dining options to recreation, special events & programming to guided tours, we’re here to help create memories you’ll treasure forever.
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'Twas the Night at the Virginia

Available through December 28th

Celebrate Christmas this year in the warmth and sophistication of the Virginia. Enjoy deluxe accommodations, Christmas dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room, decadent chocolate with a bottle of wine at turn down on Christmas Eve and more.

Wake up in Cape May on Christmas morning among evergreens, twinkle lights, and beautifully decked halls. Relax and enjoy a perfect dinner in the Ebbitt Room, with all of the holiday trimmings. Stroll along the Victorian Streets, stop by Congress Hall's festive Winter Wonderland, and discover the charm of our Victorian town at this special time of year.

Package includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Christmas Dinner for Two in the Ebbitt Room*
  • Decadent Chocolate with a Bottle of Wine at turn down on Christmas Eve
  • Continental Breakfast for Two each morning
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

Once you book the "'Twas the Night" package, please call the Ebbitt Room at (609) 884-5700 to reserve your seats for Christmas Dinner. Dinner is served from 2:00pm to 7:00pm on December 25th.

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The Virginia Hotel & Cottages: (800) 732-4236

New Year's Eve at the Virginia

Available through January 1, 2020

Toast to the New Year with someone special at the Virginia. Enjoy dinner in the Ebbitt Room, glasses of champagne, a late check out on New Year's Day and more.

Savor a New Year's meal of farm fresh cuisine. Our Executive Chef Jason Hanin has been meticulously preparing a special four-course menu to say goodbye to 2019 and hello to new beginnings. Ring in the New Year with a champagne toast for two. Let the sounds of the piano serenade you in a round of Auld Lang Syne as you welcome the New Year in Cape May.

Your package includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Dinner for Two in the Ebbitt Room on New Year's Eve*
  • Two Glasses of Champagne
  • Continental Breakfast each morning of your stay
  • 3pm Late Check-out
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

Once you book the "New Year's Eve at the Virginia" package, please call the Ebbitt Room at (609) 884-5700 to reserve your seats for New Year's Eve Dinner. Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on December 31st.

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The Virginia Hotel & Cottages: (800) 732-4236

Shop, Sip and Spa at The Virginia

Available September 9th through December 30th, 2019

Shop, Sip and Spa in Cape May with welcome cocktails, a shopping tote, discounts at Cape May's finest boutiques, a bakery dining credit and more.

Escape to Cape May with a few friends and indulge in a little retail therapy. Shop Cape May's unique boutiques while catching up with your crew. Pop in and out of the shops on Washington Street, and save a few hours for West End Garage. There's fifty stores under one roof — plus amazing coffee and pastries at the Beach Plum Farm Café and Bakery.

Your package includes:

  • Welcome Cocktails for Two from the Ebbitt Room bar
  • Continental Breakfast for Two each morning
  • Dining and Cocktail Credit ($30 per night)*
  • A Shopping Tote
  • A shopping card providing 15% off your purchase at Tommy's Folly Boutique and several shops in Cape May, including Cash & Clive, Victorious, Galvanic, Queen May and more
  • $10 Credit for the Beach Plum Farm Bakery & Café at West End Garage or the Kitchen at Beach Plum Farm
  • Plus: Save on a $200 Sea Spa Credit when purchased for $170 as a stay enhancement at time of booking.

* All dining and cocktails must be signed to the room in order for the credit to be applied.

To book the Cottages, please call (800) 732-4236.

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The Virginia Call to Book the Cottages: (800) 732-4236

Winter Warm-Up at the Virginia

Available October 31, 2019 through March 31, 2020

Plan a winter retreat at the Virginia with a Cape Resorts dining credit, Chocolate Martinis for two, late check out and more.

Winter Warm-Up at the Virginia

The weather may be cold outside, but Cape Resorts has everything needed to keep you warmed up this winter. Even when the weather is frightful, Cape May has cozy fireplaces, fine dining, quaint Victorian houses, and the most beautiful winter sunsets. Sit back and relax with a cocktail in the Ebbitt Room, or enjoy down-home comfort food in the Blue Pig Tavern. Visit Congress Hall's Sea Spa and relax away the temperatures with one of our signature treatments.

As our guest you will enjoy:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dining Credit for all Cape Resorts Restaurants and Lounges ($40 per day)*
  • Chocolate Martini for Two at the Ebbitt Room Bar
  • 1pm late check out**
  • Continental Breakfast for two each morning
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Get $200 Spa Credit for $170. Save 15% when you purchase a Spa Credit in advance as a Stay Enhancement.

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Virginia Hotel Call to Book the Cottages: (800) 732-4236

* Dining credit must be signed to room to be applied.

** Late checkout is based on availability and does not apply on Friday and Saturday departures.

The Benjamin - $100 Resort Credit

Available Year Round

Enjoy wonderful accommodations and a $100 resort credit with the freedom to choose how to spend it. From farm-to-table dining to evening cocktails to boutique shopping, the choice is yours!

The Benjamin - $100 Resort Credit

Benjamin Franklin knew that the key to a good time was good food, good drink, and good company. This wise founding father is the face of the $100 bill, and now can be found as the face of this exciting getaway. With The Benjamin package you will enjoy wonderful accommodations and a $100 resort credit with the freedom to choose how to spend it. From a delicious farm-to-table dinner in the Ebbitt Room, to classic comfort food at The Blue Pig Tavern. Enjoy cocktails in the Brown Room or some well deserved relaxation in the Sea Spa. Grab a cup of coffee and lite-bites from Tommy's Folly or kick back for a Happy Hour at the Rusty Nail. It's easier than ever with signing privileges throughout all of the Cape Resorts Properties in Cape May. How will you spend your Benjamin?

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • A $100 resort credit per stay to be used at any Cape Resorts outlets

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*Resort credit must be signed to your room to be applied. No cash value.

While You're Here

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Sea Spa


The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere. You’ll love the fun yellow- and white-striped treatment rooms and the wonderful massages, facials and beauty treatments that feature all-natural products. Learn More

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Fitness Room


Being on vacation doesn’t mean having to break your fitness regime. As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just sign in at the front desk.

Fitness Room access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Sandpiper Fitness Center


Need a more advanced workout? As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped fitness center and sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club. The Sandpiper Fitness Center features state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment and is available for use at any point during your stay.

Fitness Center access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Yoga Sessions


Head to the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club to connect mind, body and soul with an hour-long Yoga session, led by expert local instructor Kelsy Wise. Yoga sessions are held in the Piper Lounge daily at 9:00am.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Non-guests can purchase tickets for $15 from the instructor on the morning of the session.

Congress Hall Pool


We know our beaches are pretty special, but a change of scenery is always nice, especially on vacation. As a guest of The Virginia, you can enjoy the services and amenities of the nearby Congress Hall Hotel, including its beautiful swimming pool and adult-only pool. Learn More

Beach Service


Our Beach Attendants guarantee the perfect beach day by setting you up with chairs, towels and umbrellas when you arrive. Order a refreshment off of our Beach Menu and settle in to the sounds of the surf. Learn More

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Beach Plum Farm Tour


Set out on a guided or self-guided tour and explore the old and open spaces of Beach Plum Farm, our very own 62-acre working farm in West Cape May.
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Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Congress Hall
History Tours


Explore Congress Hall and learn more about its remarkable story on our 60-minute interactive tours led by "Annie Knight" who owned the hotel from 1904-1931.
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History Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Guided Excursions


Embark on a tour of some of Cape May's hidden gems. Our Guides will lead you out for a tour of Davey's Lake or to Sunset Beach, where you can search for Cape May Diamonds.
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A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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Children's Programming


There's always fun to be had in Cape May. From the magic of our Summer Carnivals to the enchantment of Winter Wonderland, our Programming Team is busy at work creating events and activities the whole family will love, no matter the season.
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A selection of Seasonal Children's Programming is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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Shuttle Service


Travel Cape Island with ease on our new Cape Resorts Shuttle. The Shuttle stops at all Cape Resorts outlets and hotels, including Beach Plum Farm and West End Garage.
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Shuttle Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Golf Cart


Reserve our golf cart, daily, May-November, which can take you to area restaurants, Beach Plum Farm, historical sights, or just around the streets of Cape May. Speak with the front desk to arrange your outing.

Bike Rentals


There’s no better way to get around Cape May than by bike. The city is flat as a pancake and very pretty, the perfect ingredients for a lovely bike ride! The nearby Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Beach Boot Camp


Feeling inspired to exercise in the beautiful beach-side setting? Our Beach Boot Camp sessions provides structured exercise in beautiful oceanside surroundings.

Beach Boot Camp Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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There’s nothing better than starting your day with a yoga class. Whether on Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn or down on the beach, the combination of an expert instructor and the beautiful setting create one of the best yoga experiences you’ll find anywhere.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Running, Biking, Walking

Being on vacation at the New Jersey shore means being outside as much as you can and there are lots of options to enjoy your workout in the fresh air while staying with us. Ask the Concierge Desk for recommendations for nearby hikes, nature walks and bike paths.

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Bird Watching

Cape May is one of the world’s most famous bird watching destinations and enthusiasts travel here from across the country to experience the wide variety of species that inhabit the area and pass through during migration. Check with Congress Hall's Concierge for tips on the best places to spot rare birds.
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The Virginia Cottages
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located on Jackson Street, just a half block from the beach and the Washington Street Mall - in the heart of the Historic District.

Valet Parking is provided on weekends and in season. Please utilize the 15 minute parking space directly across from the hotel as well as the loading zone (a few yards down the street), as parking on the left side of Jackson Street is prohibited.

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From The Garden State Parkway| From The Cape May Lewes Ferry| From New York| From Washington/Baltimore| From Philadelphia