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The Mason Cottage
Bed and Breakast

Cape May, New Jersey

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The Mason Cottage is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period.

Our Cape May New Jersey Bed and Breakfast is OPEN ALL YEAR and just one block from the beach and promenade and 2 blocks from many fine shops and intimate restaurants.

Built in 1871 as a private summer residence for Edward A. Warne, a wealthy Philadelphia entrepreneur, the Mason Cottage is the perfect getaway for guests who appreciate the peaceful and charming lifestyle of a by-gone era.

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There are nine lovely antique appointed rooms/suites to choose from, each with private baths, flat screen TV's, IPod docking station with AM/FM clock radio, hair-dryers, air-conditioning and luxurious Tarocco bath amenities.

Most suites offer a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, mini-refrigerator and Turkish cotton bathrobes.

Rates include:

A full gourmet breakfast
24-Hour access to our gourmet coffee bar
Afternoon refreshments served daily from 3 to 4 p.m.
Use of all common areas, including dining room, parlor and Veranda
Beach towels, beach chairs and bicycles*
Outdoor shower and dressing room
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
*Bicycles available on a first come, first serve basis

At the Mason Cottage, it is our philosophy that guests take time away from their hectic lifestyle to sit back, relax and enjoy a slower pace of life.

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Breakfast is always a delight at our Cape May Inn.

From delectable fresh baked goods and breads to delicious breakfast dishes, we offer something for every taste. Breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. daily. You are welcome to enjoy your morning meal in our beautiful dining room or on the veranda. A typical breakfast may include:

  • Coffee and tea, along with an assortment of fruit juices
  • Fresh baked muffins, bread, scones or coffeecake
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • A hot entree such as a hearty breakfast casseroles, pancakes or French toast
  • Delicious and healthy steel-cut oats with fresh berries, honey and cream
  • Breakfast meats and potatoes

It's Tea Time at the Cottage!

Afternoon tea is a special time at the cottage and is available to all guests from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM daily. Guests can relax in the parlor or outside on the Veranda. Tea treats range from sweet to savory and may include:

  • Hot tea and/or iced mint tea
  • Seasonal drinks such as fresh lemonade
  • An assortment of delicious homemade desserts
  • Assorted cheese and fruit
  • Hand-dipped chocolate fruit, nuts or Oreos

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Dinner Reservations

We hope that you save room for dinner after tea-time, as Cape May is filled with many wonderful restaurants. If you need reservations for evening dining, simply look over our supply of menus in the parlor or ask the innkeeper for assistance with recommendations or reservations.

The Town of Cape May makes Forbes
"Top 20 Prettiest Cities"

"...visiting Cape May, which is located at the southern tip of New Jersey, "is like going back in time." Beautiful old hotels, a high concentration of Victorian homes, bed and breakfasts and an inviting beach are among its appealing features. Krist adds that Cape May offers "some the best bird watching on the East Coast."

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores in Delaware just a Ferry ride away, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Rates and Policies

  • Rates range from $109 - $299, depending on the day of the week, type of accommodation and time of the year.
  • Reservations are highly recommended. A deposit of 50% of the total cost of the reservation is required to secure your reservation at the Mason Cottage. To do so, this amount will be charged to the specified credit card with the balance due upon arrival. A two night minimum stay on the weekends, during the summer-season and holidays is required.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Aside from the $25 fee, there are no other additional charges for room cancellations or package plan cancellations with at least 10 days advance notice. No-shows or cancellations made within 10 days of the arrival date will result in a charge equal to the first nights room charge or in the case of package plans... $150.00 per person.
  • Refund Policy:
    Any guest canceling with at least 10 days advance notice, will be the refunded with a credit to the credit card used at the time of purchase within five (5) business days.
  • Children Policy:
    Well-behaved children 12 and over are always welcome at the Mason Cottage.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO Open Flames permitted!:
    For the safety of everyone in the inn, the use of open flames (candles, incense, matches, lighters etc.) is STRICTLY prohibited. Any guest found using candles, incense, matches, lighters etc. will be asked to leave the inn without a refund. Please note - the inn has a very sensitive hardwired fire alarm system - the slightest amount of smoke will cause the alarm to go off and the fire department to be called.
  • The Mason Cottage is Non-Smoking:
    For the same reasons mentioned above in our "No Open Flame" policy, there is a strict non-smoking policy at the Mason Cottage. This includes inside the inn, on the veranda, as well as the grounds around the inn. Any guest found smoking in their room will be asked to leave the inn without a refund. We do want to say "thank you" to all our guests who have been so thoughtful by not smoking while on property!
  • Check In/Check Out:
    Check-in is 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Guests must arrange for late arrival. Check-out is by 11:00 a.m.
  • Method of Payment Accepted:
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Travelers Cheques, cash and personal checks are accepted.
    Rates are subject to applicable taxes and change without notice. All rates are based on double occupancy.
  • Extra person:
    Rooms are based on double occupancy. For guests bringing a 3rd or 4th person, there is a $35 additional occupant charge per person/per day.
  • Security Policy:
    Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address.
  • Privacy Policy:
    We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our website. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.
  • Please note: There is one dog (Snowy) on the premise

Gift Certificates Available

The Mason Cottage is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Preferred Inns of New Jersey
Professional Association of Innkeepers (PAII)
Chamber of Commerce

The Mason Cottage
Bed and Breakast

623-625 Columbia Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Email: info@themasoncottage.com
Homepage: www.themasoncottage.com
Innkeeper: Kimberly Gilbert

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