5 on October 25, 2015
Step back in time at the beautifully restored Gingerbread House in Cape May, NJ. Originally built in 1869. The rooms are pristine,comfortable and relaxing.It is within walking distance of many of the finest restaurants that Cape May has to offer and historical sites in Cape May. The atmosphere at the morning meal was warm and friendly as the host and hostess Fred & Joan went beyond expectations to make our stay more pleasant then we could have imagined. We have recommended it to our family members. We look forward to returning. The only comparison that I can make would be visiting relatives that you really like. I can't praise my experience enough.
5 on October 23, 2015
Joan and Fred are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and Joan will satisfy your breakfast cravings. You can park your car and walk to most restuarants and shopping and the beach is just down the street. Stayed October 2015
4.4 on May 13, 2015
Our stay at the Gingerbread House was very enjoyable. Joan is great and the house is beautifully restored. We felt right at home.
4.4 on January 02, 2015
Joan and Fred are great hosts and take care of their guests very well. The house is spotless and cozy, breakfast is different each day and wonderful, afternoon baked treats are available with coffee or tea. This was our second stay at the Gingerbread House and we expect to go again.
5 on December 13, 2014
Great weekend at the Gingerbread House.. Room was most comfy, breakfast incredible and met wonderful guests! Cannot wait to return...
5 on October 23, 2014
My wife and I found the Gingerbread House an excellent place not just stay but to feel the warm friendliness, relaxing environment, great breakfast, conversation and closeness and being within walking distance to local eateries and other interesting shops. We are looking forward to next years stay at the Gingerbread House. Jeff & nancy Swanger, 220 Stonehedge Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
4.8 on September 15, 2014
Fantastic hosts, breakfast, room, location, amenities, snacks. We loved it! These folks went out of their way to make us comfortable and to help guide us as we visited Cape May for the first time. We were very lucky to have a room available as our plans were last minute. Someone happened to cancel and we were able to stay. We really enjoyed it at the Gingerbread House and will plan to stay there next visit to Cape May
5 on July 25, 2014
Perfect experience, start to fiish. Personalized booking, greeting, great accomodations/atmosphere and stay. Gingerbread is in a great location to beach, restaurants and shops. Fred and Joan know what they are doing. Will be back.
4.4 on July 17, 2014
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Gingerbread House. The innkeepers Joan and Fred are lovely people and genuinely care about your comfort in their home. The service was great, the food was delicious, and their porch is so relaxing. We will definitely return.
5 on July 03, 2014
This has to be one of the nicest B&Bs we've stayed at! Our hosts Joan and Fred were fantastic, the food was exceptional, the location could not be better, and the house and property was in pristine condition ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
3.8 on July 02, 2014
Perfectly, located 1/2 a block away from the beach and close to all the stores on Beach Ave, this is a great deal! The staff are all very nice, helpful, and attentive. The house is very nicely kept, rooms are clean, and there is always coffee, tea and snacks available. There's a bike rack in the back, beach chairs and towels are available, and there's even an outdoor shower. There's a nice selection of cold breakfast items available but the hot breakfast was just OK, not bad, just not really good. Overall, it's a great place and I wouldn't hesitate to come back.
5 on June 12, 2014
The Gingerbread house is located right in the middle of everything; beach, restaurants, shopping, etc. Fred & Joan were great hosts and every morning a delicious hot meal was served along with other cold options. We were also able to keep our bikes right out back on their bike rack. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely be back!
4.6 on May 30, 2014
The Gingerbread House is centrally located to the boardwalk, restaurants, and attractions. The comprehensive file of restaurant menus was a welcome convenience. Breakfast was a two-part feast. We enjoyed talking to Fred about his renovation work, greatly admired his mother's water colors and the antique furniture. Joan shared further information about the house and offered us tasty home-baked treats. The room was beautifully decorated, with sufficient reading lights and quite roomy. The front porch was a welcome spot to enjoy a glass of wine after a full day of walking around town admiring the beach and Victorian architecture. We spent little time in the room because we were either out on the town or downstairs on the porch. Our second floor room was quiet, roomy, comfortable, and nicely decorated.
4.8 on May 17, 2014
We had a very nice time, and the house is wonderful with all the Victorian accessories and furnishings. The Innkeepers are very accommodating, and the B&B is very close to restaurants, shopping and the beach. C.Jones
5 on December 28, 2013
Enjoyed our stay very much! In walking distance to all! The hosts were friendly snd the place was cozy and clean! Will return!
4.2 on September 30, 2013
We found the staff friendly and very helpful in finding local attractions. The breakfasts were delightful and the afternoon treats very nice.
4.4 on September 12, 2013
A true escape. Joan and Fred are wonderful hosts. We can't wait to return!
5 on August 08, 2013
Joan and Fred are warm, kind, wonderful hosts. They have made Cape May a family favorite of our family for the past 12 years. Location of the house and the beautiful surroundings make you want to stay longer. K. Smith
4.2 on June 25, 2013
The location was great! Nice people and the house was beautifully decorated!
4.8 on June 20, 2013
Wonderful location--1/2 block from beach and very short walk to shopping and dining. Comfortable breezy porch for relaxing and reading. Owners clearly want guests to enjoy themselves and go out of their way to make it happen!
4.4 on June 19, 2013
We were amazed by the clean, quiet, eloquent atmosphere of both the resort, Cape May, and the delightful Gingerbread House. The proximity to the beach, restaurants, and shopping was most convenient. Our Cape May weekend was a memorable birthday present. Thank you Fred and Joan Echevarria. Allen & Anita Barclay, Cheverly MD
5 on May 27, 2013
The Gingerbread House is as charming in person as it is from the pictures and descriptions. It is in a quiet location, but just a block from the beach - the combination we were looking for. Yet it is also in the center of everything - we never moved our car?! Just walked everywhere and had a wonderful time and great food. any needs were met immediately (if not a head of time) by the welcoming staff - Joan and Fred have worked hard to provide such a great B & B and it shows!! DGC from WV
4.6 on May 26, 2013
We had a great time in Cape May and the Gingerbread House was a large part of it. The rooms were very nice, very well kept, and comfortable. The Inn is less than a block from the ocean and two blocks from the Washington Street Mall area. Joan, Fred and Mckinsey were extremely nice and a lot of fun. Do yourself a favor and try this one out, you won't be sorry.
4.0 on November 20, 2012
Small and cozy, informal, and an overall pleasant stay. Owners and staff make it a comfortable place to stay.
5 on October 15, 2012
Stayed in room 1 with my mother for 2 nights- what a wonderful trip! The house is beautiful, the room was great and Joan was a wonderful hostess- I can't wait to go back!
4.6 on October 14, 2012
We have been to many bed and breakfast inns but this one was outstanding. From the moment we met the owner Joan we immediately felt welcome. She was very helpful in letting us know what was happening that weekend and which restaurants were really good. She actually sent us a list of restaurants ahead of our visit for our consideration. Luckily we made reservations before arriving so we were Able to get the restaurant and seating we wanted. The breakfast was lovely and Joan introduced everyone to avoid that first awkward moment. We left there feeling as though we had spent the weekend with friends. I would highly recommend this inn.
5 on October 04, 2012
Sometimes in the cold and dark of winter, I have a dream that I've been transported to a warm place with appealing architecture, lots of side streets, warm breezes, flower fragrances, the leisurely clop clop of horses pulling tourist carriages every evening . . . the dream comes true when we visit Gingerbread House in early September. The decor is most appealing, breakfasts divine, afternoon cookies fabulous--a short walk to the beach or to shops means we rarely need to drive anywhere. Visiting with Joan and Fred is a delight--they have many stories and a good sense of humor. May our annual visits continue for many years! --
4.0 on September 11, 2012
felt very confortable cleaniness excellent would recommend highly hope to go again yearly hospitality from owners and help very enlightening location great close to everything walking distance beach stores dinning etc love all the victorian homes upkeep and history
4.6 on September 10, 2012
VERY NICE ROOM THAT WAS TASTEFULLY FURNISHED WITH A MODERN ATTACHED BATH. REST OF THE HOUSE WAS EQUALLY AS NICE.
5 on August 17, 2012
The room was extremly comfortable, homey, and exquistely clean. We loved every minute of our vacation. The breakfast's were sensational especially the stuffed blueberry french toast casserole.
4.6 on August 14, 2012
Fabulous room in a great location, easy walking to the beach or shops.
4.2 on July 08, 2012
Everything was Wonderful!!! Location was perfect... Beach right down street... Everything in walking distance...Felt like Home away Home...
4.6 on June 30, 2012
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Gingerbread House. The room, though a bit tight, was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was excellent.
4.2 on June 13, 2012
The B & B was immaculate and the bedding exquisite. The towels were of upscale quality. My only disappointment was a late hot breakfast - 9:00 am. Being an early riser I flet like a part of the day was lost waiting for breakfast. The hosts were more than helpful.
4.8 on May 08, 2012
We stayed very recently for the first time at the Gingerbread House in Cape May. It was a working trip for us as opposed to a get-away, but we found out short time at the house to be charming and restful. The food was delicious, and Fred and Joan are wonderful and available hosts. The house is exquisite. IC and Barbara
4.8 on May 01, 2012
Then Gingerbread House had very nice accomodations and was right by the ocean which was a bonus.
5 on February 28, 2012
This is the B& B you want to stay in: beautiful, very clean, very well maintain. Perfect location in the middle of everything. Amazing hosts.
5 on December 14, 2011
Joan and Fred are the best inn-keepers we've ever had - and we've had a lot. We take two getaway weekends a year and seldom stay at the same place twice. But we'll definitely go back to the Gingerbread House in Cape May NJ!
3.6 on December 03, 2011
Very impressed with the facility -- nicely rennovated and very tastefully decorated. However, there is no parking and it was pricey.
5 on September 19, 2011
Fred and Joan make you feel right at home in their cozy Gingerbread House. The Luxury Suite was incredible with a lovely balcony and private bath, this was an excellent choice. Not to mention it, we were only less than a block from the beach.
4.6 on September 06, 2011
My gifrlfirend and I spent a few days at the Gingerbread House right before Cape May was evacuated for Hurricane Irene. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly return! Joan & Fred's hospitality begins when we booked the room. Joan gave my girlfriend thoughtful recommendations for travel and restaurant choices. When we arrived, we were struck by how charming the inn is, from its airy front porch overlooking a small scented garden; to the lovely and immaculately restored parlor with its jars of homemade snacks; to our light-filled room on the second floor. Our room had a 14" TV. We asked that it be removed while we were on vacation, and Fred took care of it. The location makes all the attractions of Cape May an easy walk, including the beach, and there are snazzy chairs available for guest use. We did not find parking to be a problem, as we easily found spots on a side street across from the inn. Joan's hot breakfasts were very tasty and were complemented by items such as fruit and homemade granola and the convivial atmosphere around the table. Joan also had tasty afternoon treats and cookies available all day. The Gingerbread House was wonderful in every way, primarily because of how welcoming the innkeepers were. As an example, during our stay we had car trouble. Fred called a service station for us and even drove over after we dropped off the car in order to give us a ride back. And despite being busy readying the inn for a hurricane, Joan sent us on our way with food for the road. Fred and Joan's warmth and beautiful home made this a lovely vacation to remember.
5 on August 26, 2011
I have stayed at the Gingerbread House 2 times now and both times we have had an outstanding stay. Very friendly staff. The home is beautiful and very well maintained. Never had a bad experience. Will be returning again! Lisa from Manheim, PA
5 on August 14, 2011
Always a pleasure to return for our 10 year, at the fabulous Gingerbread House. The pictures don't do it justice!
5 on August 10, 2011
Another great stay at the BEST B&B in Cape May. Joan and Fred are the perfect hostess/host at the Gingerbread House. We enjoyed our stay and the B&B is very nicely decorated. The work they do to maintain the inn is impecable and Fred has a great talent with all the wood work that he does. Thanks for a great stay!
4.4 on January 03, 2011
We did not dine at Gingerbreadhouse. A great couple of days get-a-way. we were treated like family. Overal: lovely
3.8 on October 22, 2010
Small, cozy, and relaxed atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Close to the beach and the center of town.
5 on October 16, 2010
We went with friends, took two rooms, the facilities were fine, enjoyed sitting on the porch, the brownies and chocolate chip cookies were good, the proprietors are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the local restaurants and sights, and the breakfasts were great.
4.6 on September 19, 2010
Fred and Joan have to be two of Cape May's most valued Diamonds and the Gingerbread House is thier crowning jewel. From Fred's beautiful craftmenship to Joan's elegant decorating and cooking we loved every minute of our stay. We were made to feel comfortable from the moment we arrived and were met by Miss Penny the guardian of the front porch (all must give her kitty treats and stroke her back if they wish to sun on her porch with her). Joan and Fred made it possible for us to destress and relax and enjoy Cape May the way it was meant to be. We've stayed in many B and Bs, several in Cape May, and the Gingerbread House is the tops. Thank you again for a wonderful weekend...we will be back. Shawn and Joanne 9/19/2010.
5 on August 17, 2010
This is a marvelous B&B, where you are made to feel very special and welcome. Great breakfasts, delightful rooms, a wonderful porch on which to relax, and the most gracious hosts. We loved our stay!
5 on May 23, 2010
I could not have asked for anything more. Just from the beginning it felt as if I was stepping in to a fairytale. My reason for going away for the weekend was to re-energize, spend some quiet time alone but this weekend was more than I had expected. from the owners' warm welcome to the breakfast...it was PERFECT! Great JOB Fred and Joan!!! Hope to see you soon
4.8 on October 06, 2009
A wonderful stay -- as usual, in Victorian Cape May, hosts Fred & Joan think of everything, make you feel liek family! Wonderful accommodations, awesome homemade breakfast & afternoon tea.
4.8 on September 18, 2009
This is the first time my husband and I stayed in a B&B and this visit convinced us that we couldn't have chosen a better place. This Victorian home is charming, meticulous, and has the perfect location...a block from the beach, and in the heart of Cape May's historical district. The owners, Fred and Joan, are warm and friendly hosts who go the "extra mile" to make all their guests feel comfortable. If you're looking for "homey" accomodations, great location, and friendly accomodations...this is the place for you!
4.0 on August 23, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Gingerbread House for three nights in August,2009. It is impeccably clean, great location to shopping and the beach, and the breakfast was goumet quality. We are from a resort area and needed to get away for some R&R
4.0 on August 17, 2009
The Gingerbread House is lovely, what a pleasant stay. Very clean. A block from the beach, fantastic loacation. Great outdoor shower, bike rack, ac and tv in each room. New bathroooms. Fred and Joan are wonderful. I would stay again and recommend it to my friends.
5 on August 11, 2009
Joan and Fred were so warm and welcoming as was the atmosphere at their beautiful bed and breakfast. Special attention was given to every detail including the charming decor, delicious breakfasts and tea-time snacks, and genuine interest our hosts took in making us feel so at home. :) Perfect location too!!
5 on August 02, 2009
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of vacationing in a authentically and meticulously restored bed and breakfast, the Gingerbread House, in Cape May NJ. The host and owners, Fred and Joan, were extremly thoughtful and accomidating.
5 on May 09, 2009
my husband and I stayed at the gingerbread house for an evening to celebrate his birthday. We were both very pleased with our short time there and would definitely return for a longer stay in the future. Joan and Fred were both extremely friendly and took care of little details that were definitely noticed. We'd recommend the gingerbread house to anyone looking for a getaway.
4.8 on May 03, 2009
This is the first time I have ever stayed in a bed and breakfast. I was given a gift certificate to the Gingerbread House when I retired. I was pleasantly surprised. The detail that was given to every room was exquisite. Fred and Joan were wonderful hosts. I would recommend a stay at the Gingerbread house to anyone looking for a quite, friendly atmosphere.
4.8 on July 20, 2008
Joan and Fred made us feel like we were staying with family. The house is beautiful and extremely clean. The sheets were luxurious. Every day something new, whether it be flowers, local berries and always a special treat for breakfast. The warmth of the hosts spreads to the guests and made this a wonderful weekend.
4.6 on August 06, 2007
THIS IS OUR SECOND VISIT YO CAPE MAY. THIS VISIT WE STAYED AT THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE.THIS BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOME WAS SPOTLESS AND JOAN AND FRED WERE THE PERFECT HOSTS.BREAKFAST WAS ALWAYS SPECIAL BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNEW WHAT SPECIAL TREAT JOAN HAD IN STORE FOR US. THE AFTERNOON ICED TEA AND HOMEMADE LEMONADE WAS GREAT.WOULD COME BACK AGAIN.
5 on June 02, 2007
Beautiful and very clean bedrooms and downstairs leaving room. The perfect breakfast with something extra. The owners (Fred and Joan) are the sweetest people and will go the extra mile to make your stay special. Will visit them again. Felt as in my own house.