The William L. Scott Room

Arrival Day Month Year Nights

Queen Accommodation with optional third person on pull-out sofa, sitting area with mantle, private vintage bath with original ball-and-claw tub and shower....$199.00 (off season $180.00)

In the late 1870's, William Scott of Erie, Pennsylvania, had vast interest in the railroad anad wanted to see the rail line extended to the end of the Virginia Peninsula.  Scott  approached the officials of the Pennsylvania Railroad, but received no support.  They felt the idea impractible.  Scott bought from the heirs of the late Governor Tazewell, an estate consisting of about 2,650 acres at the cost of  $55,000, part of which is Cape Charles today. It was Alexander Cassatt, then Vice President of Traffic for the Pennsylvania Rail Road, who gave his own private support. Scott and Cassatt used their personal fortunes and encouraged their friends to invest in the railroad. In 1884 the dream was realized when the railroad track was completed down the Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay, ending in Cape Charles. William Scott was elected in 1883 as President of the Railroad.

The antique luggage incorporated into the room's decor is reminiscent of the baggage so often carried by rail travelers. The carved decoys are gifts from several personal friends of Bruce's.

To relax, along with a writing desk, a demi-sofa is in the sitting area bay window and when pulled out can accommodate a third person.  Bedside lamps offer three-way brightness for bedside reading.  This gracious room faces east and has a glorious sunrise to awaken to.  The bathroom is original to the 2nd floor and was slightly altered ro become the private bathroom to the Scott Room.  It also required moving a 6 foot radiator in the room where the dorway is now located.   The 6 1/2 foot ball and claw tub is circa 1912 and original to the house.  Each room has individual climate control anad ceiling fans.

Amenities include custom glycerin rosemary and thyme soap, herbal bath grains, luxurious towels and sheets, hairdryer iron and ironing board.  There is free WiFi throughout the bed and breakfast.

Rates Per Night

March - November $$199 April-November (Except for Holiday's and Special Events)
December - February $$180 December-March

$$209 April-November*/night
$$199 April-November*/night
$$189 April-November*/night
$$169 April-November*/night

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