The hotel occupies a historic home that dates back to 1882. The interior, however, is modern and artistic. An onsite gallery hosts rotating exhibits of paintings and photos.
The innkeepers have made going green a priority. They installed 38 solar panels on the roof, energy-efficient showerheads in the bathrooms, and a new dishwasher that saves 25,000 gallons of water per year.
Each guest room is individually decorated and has a private bathroom. Room four features a handsome sleigh bed and a rug made from recycled corn.
A $30 breakfast voucher can be used at the Mad Batter Restaurant on the first floor. You can try house favorites such as the buttermilk pancakes or chorizo and eggs. Feast in the dining room or, if the weather is warm enough, on the garden terrace or front porch.
The hotel has won awards for its restaurant (Best Brunch in the Best of Cape May) and environmental efforts (Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Conservation award).
Options one and two include tastings at the Cape May Winery and Vineyard and Hawk Haven Winery.
Cape May, New Jersey: Historic Resort Town near Vineyards
The Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean at Cape May, a tiny 2.8-mile stretch of land on the southern tip of the Cape May peninsula in New Jersey. Known for its cool summer temperatures and clean, picturesque beaches, Cape May has attracted travelers since the mid-18th century and is said to be one of the oldest seaside resort destinations in the United States. Steps from the Carroll Villa Hotel, gingerbread-like Victorian homes as well as quaint shops and restaurants line the streets of the historic district.
Several award-winning wineries can be found in the area, and many are open for tastings and tours. Another spot worth a visit is the iconic Cape May lighthouse, which you can climb to the top of for a sweeping view of the Delaware Bay.
Aside from attracting humans, Cape May has famously been a stopover for more than 400 migrating bird species. That makes it a top destination in the Northeast for bird watchers and marketing strategists trying to test hip new birdseed brands.
Book by 2/27/13 or 3/5/13, based on option bought, or promo value expires
Valid for travel 2/5/13-2/28/13, 3/1/13-4/30/13, or 3/15/13-4/30/13 based on option bought
Not valid 2/14-2/18 or 3/15-3/16
Limit 2/person + 2 as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Reservation required, subject to availability
All cancellations subject to $30 fee
10-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
Must be 21 or older to check in and to drink alcohol
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Breakfast not offered Tues-Thurs in February for Options 1 and 2
14% tax not included
Housekeeper and server gratuites not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Standard Full (Room 8, 11, 19, 23, or 25) or Standard Queen Room (Room 14, 16, 18, or 26)
Full or queen bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
26 in. LCD TVs in queen rooms, 24 in. in double rooms
Check-in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Parking: Street parking is available for free until 4/30 on Jackson Street or neighboring streets.
Rollaways: not available in Groupon-valid room type
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: may be available for an additional cost; inquire at booking or check in; subject to availability. Breakfast can be added to Options 1 and 2 for check-ins on Thursday and Saturday for $30.
By plane: about 44 miles from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)
By car: about 93 miles south of Philadelphia
The property is located a half block away from the beach in the heart of Victorian Cape May.