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Gingerbread House
Ranked #4 of 44 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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“Home away from home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have stayed at the Gingerbread House with Fred and Joan for several years now. The stay is always a pleasure, we like to say " Our Home away from home". There is much anticipation in our ride to Cape May from the warm hello and hug received from Fred and Joan upon our arrival, the smell of gingerbread as we check-in, the cleanliness of our room and private bath, to the magnificent gourmet breakfast prepared by Joan, to the greetings that Fred and Joan share with each of the guests as we sit around the breakfast table getting to know each other and the activities we have planned for the day. Although we have stayed at other B&B's in the over 20 years we have been vacationing in Cape May, the gingerbread house is special to us because the innkeepers truly enjoy hosting and entertaining their guest, they make all guest feel special and welcome. The location is great.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brewerton, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stayed at the Gingerbread House recently with my mother- what a great trip! The Gingerbread House has got to be the best B & B in Cape May, in all categories. The location is outstanding, the property is beautiful and Joan is a wonderful hostess (not to mention a great chef- breakfasts were fantastic and we skipped lunch both days we were there!) We were in room 1 upstairs with the porch- huge room with everything we could possibly want. We can't wait to go back, which hopefully will be sooner rather than later!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We have stayed with Fred and Joan many times, and as always, everything was wonderful- the room was immaculate, the food (breakfast) was incredible, and the area restaurants were awesome! (The weather was fantastic, too! and the beach was all ours!)

Room Tip: 3rd floor rooms shared the bathroom, however, in the fall, generally only one couple is on 3rd floor...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristow, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This Bed and Breakfast was absolutely fantastic. It was conveniently located so that walking to both the beach and the shops was both enjoyable and hassle-free. But most importantly, the service and customer care we received was exceptional. The owners are such pleasant people that genuinely care about your comfort and are very willing to share restaurant and activity recommendations. The rooms themselves were accurately decorated to the house's time period which was a joy to experience, plus the rooms are adequately supplied with everything you should need during your stay. The Gingerbread House definitely made my visit to Cape May more enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

My girlfriend and myself decided to treat ourselves to a Girlfriend Getaway and we stayed at The Gingerbread House. What a delightful experience! We were warmly welcomed by McKinley who carried our luggage to our beautifully appointed and very large suite. There were two, extremely comfortable double, wrought iron beds each complete with the most adorable little bunny rabbits crafted from towels. Some of the amenities included very plush beach towels, beach chairs, a very spacious outdoor shower complete with soaps, shampoos, conditioners and many towels. We relaxed and rocked away the evening on our private porch. The sound of the horse-drawn carriages added to the charm of this wonderful bed and breakfast. All our desires were fulfilled even down to the wine glasses complete with ice in the evening along with the breakfast menu for the following morning. There were always cookies/brownies and coffee available. We were within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Churches, and, of course, the beach. Joan and Fred you have certainly created a true, liveable fantasy in your extraordinary Gingerbread House complete with the warm, inviting scent of gingerbread. And did I say how wonderfully delicious the breakfasts were! We are looking forward to next year's Girlfriend Getaway!

Room Tip: The luxury suite is perfect with the private front porch.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne R
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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed at the Gingerbread House after having to change travel plans due to the hurricanes at the end of August. Luckily for us, Joan had a last minute cancellation and we were able to book a stay. To say the least we were very disappointed that we would not be cruising to the balmy Caribbean (as we do not vacation very often) but our disappointment changed to delight as we pulled up to the charming Victorian.
Simply put, Cape May is a throw back to a time where gas lit street lanterns and horse drawn carriages were the norm. It is homey, relaxing, clean, and so naturally beautiful. The Gingerbread House and most importantly Fred and Joan, were the perfect representatives of this charming town. They clearly love the area and take pride in all of the work that they have done to keep their home looking as pristine and authentic as it does. Both my husband and I have severe food allergies and Joan went out of her way to buy us gluten free cereal and almond milk! So thoughtful! We stayed in the room with the porch, which was beautifully decorated and comfortable. Sitting out on the porch in the morning and the end of the day was so relaxing too. The Gingerbread House is a must stay, it is centrally located (walk to everything) and full of character. Expect to be taken care of and welcomed home by Fred and Joan. Enjoy your stay!

Room Tip: Get the bedroom with the front porch!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CapeMayFanNJ
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Stony Point, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed here last weekend and it was great! We had never been to Cape May and I had checked trip advisor for good B & B's. Luckily some of the B & B's that were rated higher on the site were sold out because the Gingerbread House was great! The location was perfect!! Half a block from the beach and a block or two from town. Also there's a bike shop right across the street to rent bikes if you want to. We didn't need a car the whole weekend! Joan was wonderful, the house was charming and the food was delicious! Plus the price was great too. We will definetly be coming back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Gingerbread House

Property: Gingerbread House
Address: 28 Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2408
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A meticulously and elegantly restored 1869 Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn situated in the historical district and 1/2 block to beach. Period antiques, original watercolors, classical music, Fred's photographs and exquisite woodwork combine with friendly service and attention to detail. Delightful breezes and the sounds of the sea create a comfortable setting amidst the wonderful furnishing of a golden age. Breakfast, fireplace, private baths and guest veranda. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gingerbread House Hotel Cape May

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