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The Mission Inn
Bed & Breakfast

Cape May, New Jersey


"Where Western Architecture meets Eastern Hospitality"

In Cape May, the Bed and Breakfast capital of the world, there is one that stands out from the rest-The Mission Inn. The Mission Inn offers travelers a totally different look in a time honored approach to relaxation. As the sun dips and a gentle breeze kicks up, the sleepy shadows of the Southwest welcomes you to The Mission Inn.

The Mission Inn with its sweeping verandas is one short block from the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by Nelson Z. Graves' journey to the Pacific Coast at the turn of the 20th century, The Mission Inn is a perfect example of California Spanish Mission Architecture. Its stained glass windows gracing the dining room, Flemish gable, and latticed veranda contribute to the warm feeling of this al fresco house.

The Inn is blessed with spacious, sunny rooms.

The Solarium is the main assembly room and serves as the second dining area. The room features large windows on three sides of the room allowing an enormous amount of sunlight to bathe the room in a warm glow from morning until dusk. There is a "wet bar", guest refrigerator, microwave, stemware, plates and cups for your convenience.

There is an instant hot water tap for tea or hot chocolate and a one-cup coffee maker available 24 hours a day.

A flat screen swing out television/DVD is concealed in the stucco fireplace.


There are comfortable love seats and lounging chairs throughout the room. The room offers an "ocean peek". Sit and enjoy the same relaxing atmosphere as did Tyrone Power, Erroll Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Diana Barrymore and Robert Preston, a few of the stars entertained by a former owner in the 1950s and 1960s.

An open air breakfast is served on the Veranda beneath the pergola. The Veranda is awashed in morning sunshine. Guests relax, watch and listen to the awakening day. The Veranda provides a shaded respite in the afternoon where you may enjoy hors d'oeuvres and is a comfortable gathering place in the evening.

Our breakfasts begin with a choice of unique juices. Next is a farm fresh fruit dish of poached pears, baked apples, fruit parfaits, fresh melon or assorted fresh fruit of the day. Completing your breakfast is the innkeeper's special entree of the day.

Area Attractions

  • Horse-drawn Carriage tours of Historic Areas
  • Antique shops and boutiques
  • Art Galleries and shows
  • Live theater
  • Jazz Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Tulip and Garden Festivals
  • Bird watching
  • Cape May County Zoo
  • Golf at Avalon, Stone Harbor and Cape May National Country Clubs
  • House tours
  • Narrated Trolley tours
  • Bicycling
  • Schooner cruises by daylight or sunset
  • Cape May Point Lighthouse
  • Christmas in Cape May
  • Victorian Week
  • Seafood Festival
  • Craft Shows
  • Washington Street Mall
  • Emlen Physick Estate tours
  • Atlantic City Casino

The Mission Inn is the perfect setting for a small wedding, family reunions, business retreats and meetings, birthdays, anniversaries and other special celebrations. Our knowledge of locally available professional services, including five star catering, allow us to assist you in your pre-planning of the event. Breakfast will be served each day and lunch can be arranged.

"Babymooning"??? What is that all about you ask?

The Mission Inn specializes in pampering the Mother-to-Be. So why not a romantic getaway before your special gift arrives. The honeymoon is over and the babymoon begins!!!  Yes, it need not be her first child, however, every expectant parent is in need of some pampering before the new arrival.

Each babymooner couple receives a gift bag containing wonderful goodies for both expectant parents and for the new baby. And Yes!!! For those craving pickles, there is a jar tucked into The Mission Inn babymooner gift bag as well.

Our Cape May Bed and Breakfast staff can help arrange relaxing massages and massage instruction to take home with you as the special day approaches.

Arrington Publishing recognizes The Mission Inn as one of the Top 15 B&B/Country Inns in Arrington's 2003 Book of Lists

Mission Inn is a proud member of the following associations:
Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC)
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cape May Chamber of Commerce
Historic Accommodations of Cape May (HACM)

The Mission Inn
Bed & Breakfast

1117 New Jersey Ave.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Toll Free:1-800-800-8380
Phone: 609-884-8380

Fax: 609-884-4191
Email: info@MissionInn.net 
Home Page: www.missioninn.net
Innkeeper: Susan Babineau-Roberts



Pages for more information:
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