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The Mason Cottage

623 Columbia Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
48 Reviews
$109 - $299
per night

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The Mason Cottage is a lovely country Victorian Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of historic Cape May, New Jersey. We are just one block from the beautiful Cape May beach and promenade and 2 blocks from a plethora of fine shops and intimate restaurants. Built in 1871 as a private summer residence for Edward A. Warne, a wealthy Philadelphia entrepreneur, the Mason Cottage is the perfect getaway for guests who appreciate the peaceful and charming lifestyle of a by-gone era. The Mason Cottage is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period. There are nine lovely antique appointed rooms/suites to choose from, each with private baths, flat screen TV’s, IPod docking stations/AM-FM radio, hair-dryers, air-conditioning and luxurious Tarocco bath amenities. Several with whirlpool Jacuzzi, fireplace and mini-refrigerators.

Rooms & Rates

Warne Suite

Located on the third floor, the windows in this suite have an unobstructed view of the ocean and the promenade. This suite is named for Edward Warne, the original owner and builder of this property. This room includes a two-person Jacuzzi in addition to a shower stall in it's private bath. Sitting room with fireplace, flat screen TV and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $289

Davis Suite

A warm and comfortable suite, this two-room beauty features a beautiful antique brass and porcelain bed and many bright windows. The name of this second-floor suite memorializes both Wilber Davis Mason, Sr., the man who started The Mason Cottage in 1946 as a guesthouse, and his son Dave Mason, who lovingly restored much of the property and turned it into a full-service Bed and Breakfast Inn in 1982. The private bath in this room features a two-person Jacuzzi and shower stall. The sitting room includes a fireplace, large flat screen TV and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $289

Decatur Suite

The Decatur Suite is located on the 2nd floor. This lovely suite features an antique queen size bed, private bath with Jacuzzi tub, I-Pod Docking station with AM/FM clock radio and a separate sitting room with a flat screen TV and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $289

Franklin Suite

The name of this suite, in remembrance of Philadelphia's favorite son Benjamin Franklin, pays tribute to the Philadelphian roots of both the Warne and Mason Families. This 3rd floor suite features a beautiful antique brass and porcelain queen size bed, private bath with antique claw-foot tub and stand-up shower, I-Pod docking station with AM/FM clock radio and a separate sitting room with large flat screen TV and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $289

Ware Room

Spacious and breezy, this 2nd floor room in the front of the house is a favorite of guests celebrating special occasions. Named after Hand and Ware, the company that built the unique tin roof on The Mason Cottage, this room gets the best ocean breezes in the house.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $239

Madison Room

The Madison Room is a lovely room located on the 2nd floor. High ceilings and tall windows showcase warm sunshine shining through beautiful lace curtains. Amenities include: Full size bed, private bath with stand-up shower, flat screen TV and I-Pod docking station with AM/FM clock radio.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $219

Columbia Room

Named for Columbia Avenue, the street this home sits on, The Columbia Room is on the first floor with quick access to the sitting and dining rooms - Perfect for those guests who would rather not have to walk up stairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $219

Rose Room

The Rose Room is located on the 3rd floor. This lovely corner room is bright and cheery and features a full size bed, private bath with stand-up shower, flat screen TV and I-Pod docking station with AM/FM radio.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $219

Grand Mason Spa Suite

The Grand Mason Spa Suite is the newest and most romantic suite at the Mason Cottage. This beautifully appointed suite features an antique queen size bed, a private bath with a large two person shower and pedestal sink, an adjoining Spa Room, along with a sitting room complete with fireplace, large flat screen TV and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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The best place to stay in Cape May

5 on May 23, 2014

Situated in the heart of Cape May within walking distance of the best dining, shopping, beach and sightseeing, theMason Cottage is THE place to be in town. It is immaculate, has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the best breakfasts in town. Patti is the ultimate in innkeepers and literally takes care of everything for you, making reservations, spa appointments and has wonderful suggestions for the place to dine. We have been coming to the Cottage twice a year for five years and we absolutely love the convenience, the ambience and everything about the B&B. So this time, we rented a suite for my stepchildren and they too loved it. We are already booked for our annual Thanksgiving week trip. And the best part is that Thanksgiving is my birthday this year and I cannot imagine anywhere I would rather be than the Mason Cottage!! We always stay in the Davis suite and love the spacious suite. My stepchildren stayed in Warner which they loved. Their father is very excited that they will be joining us for Thanksgiving this year because they are so impressed with this wonderful, slice of heaven

A Wonderful Relaxing Weekend!

4.8 on March 09, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Mason Cottage in Cape May, NJ. The innkeeper, Patti, was exceedingly helpful, the food was delicious and the inn was spotless. We were there for the first Friday wine and chocolate hour and were indulged with an unbelievable array of chocolate goodies! It is located in the heart of Cape May, and it's an easy walk to the beach, the shops and a load of wonderful restaurants. We definitely would go back.

Best Time Ever

5 on March 06, 2014

We stayed at the mason cottage for 5 nights, we booked 3 nights but we loved it so much we had to extend our stay! We stayed in the grand mason, It was lovely and we already have our next room picked out! Thank You to everyone Kim, Lisa, Patti and viola for making our stay so special we will be back very soon!

The PERFECT B & B!!!

5 on June 19, 2013

We just returned from the perfect two-night getaway at The Mason Cottage from June 12-14. This was our very first time there and actually our very first B&B visit ever! The inn was absolutely lovely, and our innkeeper Patti couldn't have been nicer. The location is perfect, a block from the beach and within walking distance to the Washington Street Mall shops. The breakfasts were truly gourmet. We were in the Davis Suite, which had bright windows, a sitting area with fireplace, and even a Jacuzzi tub! Our suite was spotless, decorated perfectly, and cozy. The little extras truly make the Mason Cottage the perfect choice if you're heading to Cape use of bicycles and beach chairs, convenient and free parking right outside on the street, and an afternoon tea from 3-4 which was such a nice pick-me-up in the late afternoon. I can't say enough positives about the wonderful time we had. Thanks to our innkeeper Patti, we are definitely going to be B&B'ers for life!!! We can't wait to return to The Mason Cottage....we loved it!

Wonderful B&B

4.2 on June 16, 2013

We recently enjoyed one of the best weekends ever at a B&B. The Mason Cottage is clean, comfortable and ideally located. I was thrilled when Patti, the innkeeper, was able to accommodate my gluten free diet. The location allowed us to park on Friday and never move the car again until checking out on Sunday. We were within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shopping. We hope to return again and again to this delightful B&B.

We'll be back!

5 on June 15, 2013

We had a great stay at The Mason Cottage this week! We usually stay in B&B's and this one ranks at the top of our list. Patti was an amazing hostess and wonderful cook. The breakfasts were delicious.....I miss the French Toast Casserole already!! The afternoon Tea Time was always good and very welcome after a busy day walking and biking around town. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable! We loved the availability of bikes to use and found that to be the best way to get around. We highly recommend this lovely B&B and plan to return...probably in the fall for a different perspective!

First Bed & Breakfast Experience.

4.8 on April 27, 2013

This was our first experience staying at a Bed & Breakfast. Upon our arrival Patti greeted us with a warm smile and we felt at home immediartely. The Inn was beautifully furnished; as was our suite. Breakfast and afternoon teas were delicious. We would definitely stay there again.

Very relaxing stay

4.4 on April 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Warne room for our 8th anniversary.It was very nice and cozy.Patti was extremely nice and welcoming.We will definitely be going back.

Can't Wait To Go Back!

5 on January 06, 2013

We have been to Cape May a number of times the week between Christmas and New Years and this has been our favorite inn so far. The B&B was decorated beautifully, imacculate and very inviting. Patti was a wonderful hostess. Her cooking was delicious even though we had to request special dietary needs to due to a food allergy. She even made special gluten free vegan cookies for us and had them ready before tea time so that we could catch a show. We stayed in the Davis Suite which was so cozy and comfortable. We can't wait to do it all over again! Thanks, Patti!!!

Excellent All Around

5 on October 10, 2012

We stayed at the Mason Cottage for the Columbus Day weekend, and had a wonderful time and experience. Patti accommodated our every need, and we felt comfortable and welcome. The breakfast food was delicious and fresh. The location is perfect! We had a wonderful time and will come back!

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Location Type

Beachside, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 75 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores in Delaware just a Ferry ride away, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, TV Video games , iPod Docking Stations with AM/FM Radio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please call for availability
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum 2 nights on weekends, holidays and special Cape May events
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are highly recommended. Prepayment of 50% of the total reservation, or the cost of one night's stay, whichever is greater, by valid credit card will confirm your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy • All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Aside from the $25 fee, there are no other charges for room cancellations with at least 10 days notice. Package plan cancellations are without charge with at least 10 days advance notice. No-shows or less than the above notices will result in a charge equal to the first nights room charge or in the case of package plans... $150.00 per person.



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  • Time Served: 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: On the Veranda in warmer months, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

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623 Columbia Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

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