The Gingerbread House B&B in Cape May New Jersey
The Gingerbread House B&B Cape May New Jersey Victorian Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Joan and Fred Echevarria

Guestrooms: 6

Address: 28 Gurney Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 USA

Telephone: (609) 884-0211

Activities/Attractions: 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. No matter what is in your vacation plans, you're sure to find it on the Jersey Cape.

  • frolic in our surf
  • relax on our beaches
  • stroll our Boardwalks
  • tour our Victorian Inns
  • relive our past
  • climb our lighthouses
  • browse our shops
  • fish our waters
  • enjoy an outdoor concert
  • be part of our night life
  • visit our botanical gardens
  • spend a day at our park & zoo
  • hunt for "Cape May Diamonds"
  • sail our bays
  • experience our natural beauty

"Thank you for your exceptional hospitality during my stay at the Gingerbread House. Everything about your Bread and Breakfast was perfect from your attention to the beautiful rooms with exquisite luxuries and antiques to your personal suggestions of things to do, to your excellent breakfasts.  I had a wonderful time with such friendly hosts that you are and the beauty of the Gingerbread House."

"Your bed and breakfast is really quite unique and I can't imagine staying anywhere else!"

"... a beautiful establishment with all the priceless antiques and Victorian décor. Breakfast & teas were most enjoyable and it was so nice meeting new people."

"Your friendliness, our pretty room, the front porch and of course the good breakfasts made for a very enjoyable time. See you next year!"

"I thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful inn! ... you were so much help to us."


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"Thank you for your hospitality ... We will definitely return."

"Sincere appreciation for your many courtesies during our stay at your beautiful home."

General Information: The Gingerbread House Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Victorian Cape May, New Jersey'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.

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.

  • Air conditioned guest rooms
  • Ceiling fan in guest rooms
  • Flat panel LCD TVs
  • Wireless high speed connection
  • Beach towel in rooms
  • Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
  • 500 TC Sateen Sheets
  • 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 3 pm

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.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$98-295/night/double
$25/night/each additional person

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


"We wanted to Thank You for making our stay so enjoyable. Thanks for the recipe, your suggestions for activities and your wonderful hospitality. We had a great time. The beds were comfortable and the "Snacks" (tea time) were yummy. The breakfast Casseroles were something to look forward to in the morning too."

"Thank you both for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable, your hard work certainly paid off. Your Inn is a "Work of Art"