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

victorian cottages

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.

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.
Call to learn more: (800) 732-4236

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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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, Sweet Shop 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

Fall Break Wilderness Adventures

Nov. 5th - 10th

Available November 5th - November 10th, 2019

Plan a fall getaway filled with Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm. Join the Cape Resorts Explorers Club and enjoy painting, archery, gardening and more!

Fall Break — Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm

Take a fall break with the kids and join the Cape Resorts Explorer’s Club, the ultimate Cape May getaway. Grab a trusty field guide to lead the way on your Wilderness Adventures. At Beach Plum Farm Explorers will get the chance to plant a garden, create nature-inspired art, learn about archery, farm life and more! For each task they complete, Explorers will earn a special pin to place on their Explorer Sash. At night, we will gather round the campfire to make s'mores, watch a movie and star gaze. Each day will be filled with creative learning and fun activities for explorers of all ages.

A Fall Break stay at the Beach Plum Farm Cottages includes:

  • Cottage or Barn Accommodations at Beach Plum Farm, perfect for your entire family or extended family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventure
  • Daily Beach Plum Farm Wilderness Activities
  • Stocked refrigerator with all the makings for a farm fresh breakfast, plus other treats
  • Access to Beach Plum Farm golf carts and bicycles
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

A Fall Break stay at Congress Hall, the Sandpiper Beach Club, the Star, or the Virginia Cottages includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations for your family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventure
  • Daily Beach Plum Farm Wilderness Activities
  • $25 Dining Credit, per night**
  • Shuttle Service to Beach Plum Farm
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

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Call to book the farm cottages: (833) 327-6268 Congress Hall Sandpiper The Star call to book the Virginia Cottages: (800) 732-4236

*Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.

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

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, hot chocolate 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 $100 Spa Credit for $80. Save 20% when you purchase a Sea 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.

While You're Here

resort life

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.

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.

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

congress hall fitness room treadmills and elliptical machine

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.

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. Learn More.

Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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.

History Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. For more information, please call our Concierge at (609) 884-6542 or email us at [email protected].

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. View Excursions

A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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.

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

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.

Congress Hall Pool


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

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? We have a great way to provide some gain without the pain. While you’ll definitely work up a sweat, the tranquil ocean views will make your experience something to look forward to rather than dread, we promise.

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



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.

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.

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