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The Gingerbread House
Bed and Breakfast

Cape May, New Jersey

The Gingerbread House Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Victorian Cape May's historic district, less than a block from the beach and promenade and merely two blocks from the Cape May Victorian Mall. Cape May's attractions and finest restaurants are also within walking distance.

As you enter the long foyer leading to a beautiful chestnut and walnut staircase, a light and airy feeling will surround you and the peaceful sounds of classical music will warm your soul.

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Built in 1869, The Gingerbread House is one of the original Stockton Row Cottages. This carpenter gothic style house was designed by the famous architect, Stephen Decatur Button. Originally, The Gingerbread House was a summer retreat for wealthy families who, together with their servants and nannies, would travel from Philadelphia and Virginia to summer in Cape May. Since 1979, The Gingerbread House has been among the finest bed and breakfast inns.

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The Gingerbread House offers six charming guest rooms, several with private baths. The master bedroom boasts a spacious private porch.

All of our lovely guest rooms are embellished in beautiful lace curtains. The walls are adorned with original watercolor paintings by Jane Echevarria. The large share bath on the 3rd floor is decorated in corian and handcrafted teak wood cabinetry.

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Each room is filled with authentic Victorian antiques and a large stained-glass window is the focal point of the dining room. All this, along with delightful breezes and the sounds of the sea create a truly romantic setting at The Gingerbread House Bed and Breakfast.

A delicious home-baked breakfast is served every morning buffet-style in the elegant dining room between 8:30am. - 10am.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast in either the dining room or on the front porch.Our healthy style breakfast consists of coffee, teas, juice, homemade granola cereal, assorted yogurts, fresh seasonal sliced fruit or fruit compote and home-baked coffee cakes, muffins or cinnamon buns.

Rates and Policies

  • Double occupancy rates: $98 - $198 for weekdays mid-October to mid-May & $140 - $260 for weekends, holiday and the summer season
  • Additional person is $25/night
  • Single occupancy rates are $10 less
  • Rates are subject to change and 6% New Jersey Sales Tax
  • 10% discounts for weekly stays
  • Discounts apply Sunday - Thursday nights from mid-September thru mid-June. Call us for the exact rates.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Smoking is permitted only on the outside verandas.
  • Check-in time is between noon and 10:00pm.
  • Check-out time is 10:00am.

Gift Certificates Available

   Amenities For

            Our Guests

  • Air conditioned guest rooms
  • Ceiling fan in guest rooms
  • Beach towel in rooms
  • Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
  • Fireplace in Parlor
  • Classical and easy listening music plays in the Parlor and Dining Room
  • Board games available
  • Bicycle storage (bring your own lock)
  • Guest refrigerator and telephone (free local telephone calls)
  • Enclosed outside shower with changing area and shower amenities. Available on day of departure until 3pm.

Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique. Stretching 20 miles out to sea, this oasis of ambiance is a refuge from the hectic 20th century American lifestyle. It is a place to relax, to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, the city's charming Mall, and most of all, to view the largest collection of authentic Victorian structures in the nation. An important milestone was reached in the Bicentennial Year of 1976 when Cape May was officially designated a National Historic Landmark City, only one of five in the nation.

Some Area Attractions

  • Cape May Zoo
  • Dr. Henry Hunt House
  • The Colonial House
  • Historic Cold Spring Village
  • George F. Boyer Historical Museum
  • Stone Harbor Museum
  • Cape May Point State Park
  • Cape May Point Lighthouse
  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
  • East Point Lighthouse
  • Absecon Lighthouse
  • Delaware Bay Lighthouses
  • Cape May County Historical
  • Museum
  • Leamings Run
  • The Abbey
  • Southern Mansion
  • The Winship
  • Chalfonte Hotel
  • Congress Hall
  • Emlen Physick House & Estate
  • Higbee Beach
  • Whale Watching
  • Cape May Bird Observatory
  • Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge

"An Exquisite and Comfortable Inn"

The Gingerbread House
Bed and Breakfast

28 Gurney Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
(609) 884-0211
Fax: (609) 884-1825
Email: info@gingerbreadinn.com
Innkeepers: Fred and Joan Echevarria

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