Gingerbread House

28 Gurney Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)


Joan & Fred welcome you to this carpenter Gothic style Inn built in 1869. The Gingerbread House is one of the eight Stockton Row Cottages situated in the historic District that has been meticulously and elegantly restored. This charming Victorian house is loaded with gingerbread woodwork, incorporating the innkeeper's talents and craftsmanship. His creations include the double entrance doors of teakwood with beveled glass and upgraded bathrooms of teakwood and corian counters. Victorian furnishings, lace curtains, period wallpapers, original Cape May watercolors by Fred's mother, award-winning photographs and classical music provide a lovely atmosphere with friendly service and attention to detail. Breakfast, afternoon tea, beach tags, fireplace, private and share bathrooms and wicker-filled guest veranda. 1/2 Block from the beach and walking distance to restaurants and shopping.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Lovely stay in Cape May

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.

Christmas break getaway

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.

Christmas Tour weekend

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...

Gingerbread Great

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

Excellent B&B in Great location in Cape May

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

July 2014

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.

Great place! Block from the beach!

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.

Perfect B&B

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 !

1/2 Block from Beach

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.

Perfect Location & Great Hospitality

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1 (luxury suite)

This is our largest room that boasts a private porch. The private bath is decorated with teakwood. Shades of green and rose accompany the antique furnishings

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $168 - $350

Room #2 (Deluxe)

This comfortable room is bright and airy. The antique furnishings accompany the hues of beige and green

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

Room #3 (Deluxe)

This warm and cozy L shaped room is decorated in blue tones with antique furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

Room #4 (standard or deluxe)

This comfortable room is light and airy and has a cathedral ceiling. The room is decorated in rose and blue tones with antique chestnut furnishings. There is an additional 1/2 bath for use. This room can be rented as a private bath room off season.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $198

Room #5 (standard)

This is a cozy room decorated in lavender and plum tones with antique furnishings. There is also an additional 1/2 bath for use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $110 - $198

Room #6 (standard)

This is a bright room decorated in tones of rose and pale green. Antiques furnishings adorn this room. There is also another 1/2 bath for use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $110 - $198


Location Type

1/2 block from the beach, 2 blocks from shopping, restuarants & attractions, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 85 miles

Directions to property:

From Garden State Parkway - follow Rt. 109 South to Madison Ave - turn left - go to Beachfront - turn right - go to Gurney St. - turn right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cape May Bird Observatory, Various Bird Walks, Cape May Pt. Lighthouse, Ocean Sports, Hiking Trails, Historic House Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Telephone, Wired internet , Hallway Refrigerator, beach chairs, 300' from the beach, 2 blocks from shopping, historical attractions, & restaurants, beach towels, shower amenities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: Noon-9 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Over 5 and well-behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends & Holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of entire stay
  • Cancellations: Weekends and off season mid-week specials are non-refundable. Mid-week refundable if entire reservations can be re-booked, less $30 handling fee



Fred & Joan Echevarria

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Gracious, helpful, personable and very talented innkeepers who provide excellent customer service. Talents include woodworking, metal work, sewing and photography that are exhibited throughout the inn. Hobbies include gardening, birding, fishing, biking and traveling.

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  • Time Served: 8:30am-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Very light lemon flavored pancakes served with a homemade blueberry sauce or maple syrup. Additionally, there is homemade granola cearel,yogurts, plenty of fresh juice, coffee and tea, homemade coffee cake, muffins or cinnamon buns and fresh fruit