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The Fairthorne Cottage Bed & Breakfast

115 Ocean Street , Cape May, NJ 08204-7381 USA (Show map)
77 Reviews
$225 - $295
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Built in 1880, the Fairthorne Cottage has been lovingly restored into a charming Cape May bed and breakfast. Our romantic Cape May inn is located in the heart of this historic oceanside village, steps to the beach, shopping, and dining. The warmth of our Victorian Gothic style Cape May B&B welcomes you at the door with glass enclosed airconditioned front porch appointed with comfortable reading chairs. Our romantic Cape May getaway features contempory luxurious rooms with all king Sleep Number beds, fireplaces and some spa tubs. Breakfast is a special time at our bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ with steaming coffee, fresh fruit, homemade baked goods, and savory entrees. Enjoy breakfast and our afternoon cookies, as well as complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, beach towels, beach chairs and bicycles. The perfect Cape May vacation awaits you at the Fairthorne Cottage!

Rooms & Rates

Alexandra Suite

This beautiful suite is located on the third floor of our inn. The room has dormers so if you're really tall you may not want to enjoy the charm it has to offer. The bedroom features a king Sleep Number bed, flat screen TV, ipod docking station and seating area with small fireplace. The private bath has a tiled shower. The corner jetted tub is located in it's own room with electric fireplace, ipod dock. Beach decor throughout, very relaxing, quiet and serene.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ashley Room

This spacious and cheerful room offers a King Sleep Number® bed, gas fireplace, and palatial linens. The private bath features a glass enclosed tiled spa shower. Additional amenities include a flat screen TV and iPod docking station.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Julia Room

This romantic room offers King Sleep Number® bed, electric fireplace, and luxury linens. The newly renovated private bathroom features a spa shower. Additional amenities include flat screen TV and iPod docking station.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Gabrielle Room

This light and spacious suite offers a King Sleep Number® bed, gas fireplace, and rich linens. The luxurious new bath featuring two person air-jet tub, separate shower with a rainshower head. Additional amenities include flat screen TV, and iPod docking station. Two comfortable club chairs for relaxing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Can't wait to go back!

5 on February 21, 2014

My husband and I went here for our honeymoon in December and had an amazing experience. We stayed in the Alexandra Suite, which has 2 fireplaces, a sleep number bed and a whirlpool tub. It was so cozy, very pretty and the entire B&B was immaculate. The breakfast each morning was delicious and they have hot/cold drinks & snacks out all day. It is very close to shopping and the beach, which is very convenient. The owners of the B&B were so nice too. We plan to go here every year for our anniversary!

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!

5 on October 24, 2013

My husband and I visited Cape May and had the privilege of staying at the fine B&B! We stayed there on Sunday and Monday and found it to be a delightful experience. Diane is wonderful, room was fantastic, bikes were a nice treat and the breakfast is to die for! We will return and we will certainly stay at The Fairthorne! We thank you!! Dan and Gale

Fairthorne - Top notch!

5 on September 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this great B&B for an 8th summer season. Everything is top quality! There's not much else to stay other than Ed and Diane are great innkeepers and very nice people. A must stay for anyone new to the B&B experience. Beth and Peter, from PA

Fairthorne B&B

5 on August 25, 2013

Absolutely beautiful & relaxing! We've stayed here 3 times and already booked next year! Clean, quiet, outstanding breakfast and service! I wouldn't go anywhere else. Its within walking distance of the beach, shopping & dining! Highly recommended!! Thank you Ed & Diane once again for your wonderful hospitality! Karen & Chris Lee

Wonderful B&B

5 on June 20, 2013

Ed & Diane are wonderful hosts they make you feel very comfortable Everything is very clean, they update frequently. The breakfasts are 5 star We enjoy our stay every year!!!

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Location Type

National Historic District, Victorian Seashore Resort, Oceanside, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 95 miles

Directions to property:

East on the Atlantic City Expressway to exit 7 S , the Garden State Parkway south, continue south to the end ( exit 0 ) into Cape May, to center City , 2 light make a left onto Ocean Street, 2 blocks to Fairthorne on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fishing, Golf, whale watching, tours, Birding, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi , Bicycles, Beach chairs & towels, 24 hour hot & cold beverages & snacks, in room Ipod docking station, on-site parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 1pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Age 12yrs. and above welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends,3 nights Jul, Aug. and Holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card for security
  • Cancellations: 4 week notice- no charge within 4 weeks if we rent entire nights reserved no charge, otherwise we charge 1 night.This includes early departures.



Ed and Diane Hutchinson

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About the innkeepers

Ed and Diane are both retired from Bell Atlantic - NJ after 30 years service. We are local to the area and raised our children in Cape May. Diane loves working the Inn , cooking and tending the guest and she does all the decorating of the Inn. Ed is very active in community work and Kiwanis, both local and District level. The Inn consist of two buildings which makes up the nine guest rooms.

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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor patio - summer, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Pamper Package

Indulge with this luxurious package, including 2 nights lodging, (1) 60 min in room massage or (2) 30 min massages, split of champagne, dinner for two at one of Cape May’s finest restaurants, breakfast each morning. Midweek $595.00, Weekends $770.00 plus taxes and gratuities. See our website for details.

Extra Indulgences

Enjoy a Cheese & Fruit Tray and Bottle of Wine (choose white or red) $65. Or indulge in Chocolate Truffles, Strawberries & Premium Champagne for $85. See our website for additional romantic packages & ad-ons.

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115 Ocean Street , Cape May, NJ 08204-7381 USA (Show map)

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