The John Wesley Inn & Carriage House in Cape May New Jersey
The John Wesley Inn & Carriage House Cape May New Jersey Historic Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Bonnie and Lance Pontin

Guestrooms: 6 at the Inn plus the Carriage House.

Address: 30 Gurney Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 USA

Telephone: (609) 884-1012,
Toll Free: 1-800 616-5122

Activities/Attractions: Cape May County is a peninsula, located at the southernmost tip of New Jersey between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. From the thrill and excitement of the boardwalk to the gracious hospitality of Victorian Inns, there is something for everyone on a Jersey Cape vacation.

The common thread of a Jersey Cape vacation is the 30 mile ribbon of clean, white sandy beaches which winds along the cool gentle surf of the Atlantic Ocean and connects the resorts of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods, and Cape May. Each of the resort communities of the Jersey Cape offers a wide variety of activities for seashore getaway.

  • Come 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

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


"My daughter and I had our first mother/daughter weekend get-away and decided to stay at a B&B in Cape May. We could not have picked a better place. The accommodations and food were great and a perfect spot for shopping, restaurants, and the beach. We had it all. Bonnie and Lance were the best hosts and their home was just fantastic. Melissa and I decided to make this a yearly vacation and we will definitely book our trip at the John Wesley Inn again. Thank you Bonnie and Lance ... our first mother/daughter weekend was a memorable one."

"My husband and I came down in the summertime. Bonnie and Lance were wonderful and the food was beyond compare. The area is beautiful."

"Stayed for a weekend at the John Wesley Inn over MLK weekend 2008. Innkeepers were super friendly and made sure we had everything we needed."

"My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend at the John Wesley Inn. What a lovely home. Bonnie and Lance are great hosts, and the Inn is immaculate. Our room was very well appointed with amazing robes, linens and towels. The John Wesley is very well situated, and only 1/2 block from the beach."

"The John Wesley Inn is a wonderful getaway in Cape May. Not only is the Bed and Breakfast in pristine shape, so is the efficiency of the staff! The accommodations are more than adequate and very comfortable. It truly was a home away from home experience."

"I did extensive internet research before booking the John Wesley Inn for a surprise to my husband for our 15th wedding anniversary and was not one bit disappointed. The Inn was absolutely immaculate and lovely as well as comfortable and cozy. Bonnie and Lance the proprietors were friendly and very accommodating."


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"The John Wesley Inn was a fantastic choice for my wife and I prior to the birth of our second child. It was our last chance to get away and we made the most of it. The B+B is warm, cozy and beautiful in it's Victorian style. Our room was excellent and the food that they served filled us up."

"We just spent the most delightful weekend at the John Wesley Bed and Breakfast in Cape May. N.J. It was not our first time in Cape May, but it was one of the best experiences we have had there. The owners, Bonnie and Lance Pontin were so friendly and helpful."

"This is by far the best b&b in Cape May but also in the country. It's 1/2 block from the beach and town, rooms have views, the place is immaculate, the service is perfect, and the B'fast is gourmet style with more than enough to eat."

"I have stayed in Inns for over 30 years and my stay at the John Wesley was one of the best. Bonnie and Lance are warm, welcoming and gracious hosts. This was by far the best Inn experience I have had in Cape May."

General Information: Welcome to The John Wesley Inn and Carriage House ... situated among the historic Stockton Row Cottages in Cape May, New Jersey. Located on a quiet street in the primary Historic District, our accommodations is a Carpenter Gothic structure and one of the original Stockton Row Cottages built in 1869 as part of the grand Stockton hotel complex. The hotel was demolished in 1911, but the cottages remain as a reminder of that elegant time.

Every Suite and Room features both a private bath and fireplace for guest’s pleasure. The rooms are romantically appointed with lace window treatment, oriental carpets and Victorian antiques. Whatever you are looking for, it’s here in Historic Cape May.

  • #1 The Stockton, our premier and most spacious room in the Inn, features a beautiful fireplace. The room includes a magnificent Victorian bedroom set with a pillow-top queen bed
  • #2 The Windsor hosts a turn of the century bedroom set with a queen-sized bed and private bath. A newly installed fireplace rounds out the cozy atmosphere in this room
  • #3 The Marquis de Lafayette is our second largest room. This spacious room and private bath is on the second floor. It is furnished with an Empire style queen bed and walnut furniture
  • #5 The new Mt. Vernon, top floor suite with skylight, hosts a spacious sitting room which includes a fireplace, LCD TV and DVD player. The adjoining bedroom, separated by French doors, is a corner room that overlooks historic Stockton Row
  • #6 The Columbia, located on the third floor is steps away from our spacious sun parlor. A queen-sized 4 poster bed and private bath is yours. The skylight gives an open and airy feeling
  • #7 The John Wesley is decorated in late Victorian decor.  The cathedral ceiling and skylight offer openness, while the beautiful fireplace makes the room feel cozy
  • The family parlor, a gathering place for generations, remains the focal point of activity today. Guests may partake of the warmth of the fireplace on a winter’s night or relax with a book on our antique, damask settee
  • The dining room’s wainscot, plate rail, antique brass chandelier and the family silver suggests a time long ago when large families and groups of friends gathered around the table for sharing food and conversation
  • Sun Room – Palladian windows, skylights, music and a complete wet bar offer a great backdrop after a day at the beach or sight seeing

The newly restored two-story Carriage House is separate and private from the main building. It has been designed to accommodate 4 people. During the season, the Carriage House is rented weekly, similar to a condominium. Off-season weekend rentals are also available.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$150-325/night/double (Inn)
$1995/week (Carriage House) - Off Season Rates Available.

Each morning, Bonnie provides an elegant and carefully varied breakfast to start the day.

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"A warm and welcoming place! Outstanding location, no need for car once you park it on-site. Quiet and very comfortable, extremely clean. Bonnie is a lovely person - a great hostess who makes everyone feel welcome. She is very detail-oriented and you can see it in the little touches throughout the inn."

"We just returned from a two night stay in Cape May, NJ at the John Wesley Inn. From the moment you drive up to the Inn to the time you leave, you are made to feel like the inn is your home. Bonnie and Lance (owners) were so gracious and helpful in so many ways."

"The innkeepers were the best , the location couldn't be beat, and we had a great time. What else can you say."