Comfortable Lodging on the Chesapeake Bay
Queen Accommodation, on the second floor, with pull-out sofa option that can accommodate a third guest, sitting area with mantle, private vintage bath tub with footed tub and shower…$217.00 (off season $197.00)
In the late 1870’s, William Scott of Erie, Pennsylvania had vast interest in the railroad and 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 not practical. 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, brother of Mary Cassatt the renown French Impressionist painter, 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 to become the private bathroom to the Scott Room. It also required moving a 6-foot radiator in the room where the doorway is now located. The large footed tub and shower is circa 1912 and original to the house. Each room has individual climate control and 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 Wi-Fi throughout the bed and breakfast.
CELEBRATION PACKAGE – We love special occasions and surprises! Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Baby Moon, New Job, Promotion! Prosecco or non-alcoholic Sparkling Cider, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, $50.00. Can add for an additional charge: One Dozen Roses – $75.00 or Seasonal Bouquet – $50.00, 48-hour advance notice
BIRTHDAY SURPRISE – “Cake for Two”, Carol’s custom carrot cake decorated with fresh flowers and candles. $35.00. One week advance notice. Can add for an additional charge: One Dozen Roses – $75.00 or Seasonal Bouquet – $50.00.
Rates Per Night
April – November $217
December -March $197 * Except for Holidays and Special Events