Inn at the Park for food and wine lovers is a romantic, light and airy, elegant but "never stuffy", renovated, 1893 Queen Anne Victorian in historic Cape May, New Jersey. We offer rooms with private baths some with a two-person whirlpool, soaking tub, two-person showers, or a single shower; specials; on-site parking, televisions; air conditioning and some fireplaces; gourmet sit-down breakfasts; and afternoon wine and homemade hors d'oeuvres. The innkeepers, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, are tri-state people born and raised in northeastern PA, lived 35 years in Poughkeepsie NY, and always rented or owned at the Jersey Shore.
5 on October 29, 2013
We found the "Inn at the Park" to be an extremely wonderful experience. Both MaryAnn and Jay are just super hostess and host! The food was exceptional - but the camaraderie was even better. It made for conversations that were fun and enjoyable with the other guests and hosts. Will definitely return!!! AL & DEBBIE HOFFMAN
4.8 on September 30, 2013
Friendly folks, and nice relaxing atomsphere.
5 on September 23, 2013
Jay and Mary Ann are simply the greatest. They were there to help with anything that we needed from a recommendation for a restaurant, to things to see and do. Their gourmet culinary skills are pretty amazing, too! The wine and hors d'oeuvres were a nice way to end each afternoon and begin our evenings.
4.6 on September 16, 2013
First time to Cape May and MaryAnn and Jay made us feel at home. Looking forward to coming back again at the holidays!!!
4.4 on July 30, 2013
My wife and I had an excellent overall experience during a 3-night stay at the Inn and would recommend it to anyone seeking a B&B in Cape May. We chose it due to the rare off-street parking it offered, and the daily 5 pm wine and appetizer hour. Both were appreciated, though parking in Cape May proved less arduous than expected. The wine and apps hour, though, was delightful and provided a great opportunity for informal conversation regarding local restaurant and sightseeing experiences with both the owners and other guests. Jay's breakfasts were a highlight, the sumptuous fare including an egg strata, fruit-laden French toast and an excellent ham and cheese stuffed Monte Cristo style sandwich, along with Jay's homemade breads or muffins. Breakfast conversation was lively and Mary Ann took a keen interest in what folks had planned for the day. A beach bag with towels, free available beach chairs and an outdoor shower were plusses. There were some cons to go with the pros, keeping this from being a true 5-star B&B. Our St. Julien room was large and nicely furnished, with a huge bathroom. But the in-wall A/C cycled on and off continually, was quite noisy, and did not cool the bathroom, which was considerably warmer than the bedroom. While street noise with the A/C was on was no issue, on the one night when outdoor temps allowed us to just open the windows, very early morning traffic noise was high and woke us up. The Inn is a considerable walk to the beach, particularly if you're lugging beach gear. As noted, however, we had no problem finding free on street parking very close to the shore. And, to be picky, a true 5-star B&B would provide freshly squeezed juices! The pros, though, far outweighed the cons, and we look forward to returning to the Inn. Jay and Mary Ann are looking to sell due to Jay's health issues, which would be a shame because they are an integral part of the positive vibe guests experience there. Hang in there Jay, you're doing great!
Historic District, Beachside
Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 55 miles
Follow directions to the Atlantic City Expressway going east. Get off at the Garden State Parkway South and take this to the end. Follow the directions above to our property.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, trolly tours and horse drawn carriage rides, birding,fishing,bicycling,golfing, horseback ridin, boating and water sports, Cape May Brewing Company, Victorian Christmas house tours, Music Festivals, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Parasailing, Ghost tours, Theater, Whale and dolphin watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi
on-site parking for 1 car/room, outside fully stocked shower
Jay and Mary Ann Gorrick
Both enjoy wine-tasting; dining; traveling; gardening; swimming; beaching; yearly winter trip to Aruba;occasional trips to Austin, D.C., Phila, Atlantic City,etc.; and visiting with family, friends, and guests. Jay enjoys crossword puzzles and Mary Ann, tennis at the public tennis facility only steps from our inn.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Ham and Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Challah bread stuffed with ham and muenster cheese sauteed and finished in the oven.