John F. Craig House
A Columbia Avenue B&B
The John F. Craig house is located on lovely Columbia Avenue, which is situated near shopping, restaurants and within a block of so of the beach. It has 8 guest rooms along with two sunporches and a library to offer its lodgers. A buffet breakfast is served from 8:30-10 am in the dining room, but you can start the day by having your first meal on one of the sunporches,too!
Amenities such as private baths, air conditioning, cable tv with HBO, vcrs, coffee makers, fridge, hair dryers, irons and fireplaces are available in the rooms. Prices range from $185-$275 per night.
Exquisite Rooms ~ One Block to Beach
One of the fabulous things about Cape May is its wealth of Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inns, each one more beautiful than the one before it.
I believe I visited the John F. Craig House is a Carpenter Gothic Victorian charmer with 7 exquisite guestrooms and 1 suite on a house tour at some point in the past. Built in 1866, it was expanded when the owners moved another house on Lafayette St. built in the 1850's and attached it to the Craig House making it a perfect size for a B&B. The house has wonderful open porches for the summer and glassed-in porches for the fall and winter. For antique enthusiasts, you might enjoy the inn's collection of old toys, trains, majolica, and the like.
The guestrooms are all furnished with either Eastlake and Renaissance Revival antiques, has quality bedding and each room has a private bath, cable TV with VCR, coffeemakers, apt.-size refrigerators, hairdryers and air-conditioning. Some rooms even have fireplaces!! Each room has been given its own name for a personalized touch. The John F. Craig House is one block from the beach and to shopping and restaurants due to its great location.
Unique Quality: I particularly like the fact that not only is breakfast which can be taken in the dining room or on the porch as you wish. In addition, Included with the price of the room are afternoon snacks/refreshments served about 5pm. If that wasn't enough, beach towels, beach chairs, an outdoor shower, and bicycles are provided free of charge to guests. How fantastic is that!?! (Don't forget to purchase a beach tag before you hit the beach!See earlier tips.) This B&B also has a small library nook with private internet access for all you VT'rs that can't wait to e-mail or access your VT pages. And last but not least, free off-site parking is also included in your rate.
This B & B is not the place for frugal travelers but if you don't mind splurging, this is a fantastic place! Check their website for current rates, specials and cancellation policies. **Note** Only children over the age of 12 are welcome. Sorry, but not pets! You can understand why this policy is in force.
Directions: One block from beach, shopping and dining!
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