Bed and Breakfasts at the New Jersey Shore

Bed and Breakfasts at the New Jersey Shore

Add a little extra romance to your New Jersey vacation by staying in a cozy bed and breakfast! The shore has lots of historic, intimate, romantic places for you and your special someone to cuddle up!

The Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood
Dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, the Candlelight Inn is an elegant, beautifully restored home in the Queen Anne and Victorian style. You’ll love the antique furnishings and decor, including brass or antique wood beds in every room, oriental rugs, and the 1855 sofa in the parlor. History and luxury meet at the Candlelight Inn — you’ll love the extra special touches like fresh flowers, chocolates, and a decanter of sherry in your bedroom.

The Fairthorne Bed & Breakfast and Cottage, Cape May
You’ll never forget the hospitality at the Fairthorne! Each morning starts with a sumptuous breakfast feast, including fresh fruit and juices and a mouth-watering entree. Stop back in the afternoon for complimentary tea and light refreshments. Fill the rest of your days with shopping or visits to the beach — the Fairthorne provides beach chairs and towels and bicycles to all guests, if they so desire. Spend your evenings on the wraparound verandah of this 1892 Colonial-Revival style house.

The Humphrey Hughes House, Cape May
One of Cape May’s most authentically restored inns, the Humphrey Hughes House is tucked away in the heart of the city’s most historic district. The house is filled with antiques, but a casual atmosphere rules. Enjoy the sea breezes in your private room, on the wraparound veranda, lounging in a porch rocker, or in the glass-enclosed sun porch.

The Mainstay Inn, Cape May
The Mainstay Inn is proud to be one of the very first bed and breakfasts in America! Celebrate the rich history of the area with a stay in a room named for a famous Cape May visitor — Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross… Western novelist Bret Harte… car maker Henry Ford… President Benjamin Harrison… and more! If you’d prefer a more contemporary setting, ask about the Officer’s Quarters.

The Manor House, Cape May
You’ll find the perfect combination of comfort and peace at the Manor House! Enjoy an afternoon on the wraparound porch, discover a classic in the reading room, or take tea in the secluded English-style garden. This is the perfect escape from the pressures of everyday life. And all the food at the Manor House is prepared from scratch right at the inn. Don’t miss their famous sticky buns and the evening cookie jar.

The Queen Victoria, Cape May
American Historic Inns, Inc. named the Queen Victoria one of the Top Ten Most Romantic Inns in the country! You’ll love the fully restored rooms and suites, furnished with the finest antiques and cozy handmade quilts. Take a ride around town on a complimentary bicycle, or lounge on the porch, in the garden, or on the rooftop sundeck.

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