Twin Gables

731 Columbia Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204-2307 USA (Show map)


Twin Gables is a Victorian Cottage built in 1879 and is conveniently located on popular Columbia Avenue in Cape May, a National Historic Landmark in its entirety. We are located a short stroll from the beaches, Washington Street pedestrian shopping mall. Our City ranks in the top twenty cities for its fine restaurants. The comfortable and welcoming screened veranda provides a peaceful setting for our full sit-down breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Our parlor and rooms are unique with their twelve foot ceilings. The B&B is year round and each bedroom offers a/c, private baths and Queen sized beds. A two day minimum on weekends is available, three on holidays. We are happy to provide free Wi-Fi to our guests. There is a High Definition TV in the parlor for our guests to enjoy.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

always a pleasure at Twin Gables!

4.6 on September 21, 2015

My husband and I stay at Twin Gables every year, and we always have a wonderful time. The location is perfect, the food is delicious and plentiful, and Regina is able to accommodate different diets. We especially enjoy sitting on the screened-in porch and taking the complimentary beach chairs to the beach.


5 on June 18, 2015

Another flawless stay at Twin Gables! Our Girls' Weekend wouldn't be the same without Regina and Rascal. Wonderful food and accommodations. We highly recommend our favorite B & B!

second visit

4.4 on May 18, 2015

A very charming and friendly place. The owner is knowledgeable about the area and the town. Her dog is a cutie and sweet.

Wonderful traditional B&B with wonderful food and great location

5 on April 22, 2015

Twin Gables B&B is a close walk to the best restaurants, sites and beaches that Cape May has to offer. The house has a lot of history (and architectural charm), and the rooms are comfortable and modest. Our room had a private bathroom. The rooms and the house were very clean, quiet and comfortable. Regina is a gracious host and is very down-to-earth and friendly. She gave us wonderful recommendations, and served excellent food. Both of our breakfasts were wonderful, and afternoon snacks were also delicious. Regina was also thoughtful about our diets and preferences. I would highly recommend this B&B, and we will be going back whenever we visit Cape May!

Felt like home

5 on March 01, 2015

Had a wonderful stay with my wife on our first Valentine's Day as a married couple. My wife and I are not typically the social types so we were a bit nervous staying at a B&B. We felt right at home here. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner was very nice and had a cute Shelty that was very well trained and friendly. Breakfast was unbeatable. It was also an excellent value especially on valentines/presidents day weekend. Other B&Bs in cape May were charging more than double what we paid for a night. I highly recommend staying here.

B&B Winter Weekend

5 on February 12, 2015

Mu husband and I stayed at Twin Gables on a beautiful weekend in February. It was such a nice change in the middle of the winter! Rooms were cosy warm! We had the afternoon tea with homemade brownies, breads, cookies and also cheese and wine. Breakfast was delicious with mini frittatas and special French toast - both breakfasts with bacon, custom coffee and cranberry-mango juice and a large portion of fresh fruit. Cape May has excellent restaurants and plenty were open even though it was the middle of winter. The best part of the weekend was the welcome and gracious service we received from Regina! Rascal, her sheltie, was so friendly and well-behaved. We have stayed at Twin Gables many times and we always want to come back!

awesome hospitality

5 on December 26, 2014

Regina and Rascal were the perfect hosts. Her home was decorated beautifully for Christmas. I asked her about a few decorations and learned the history of them. The afternoon tea and morning breakfast were absolutely wonderful. There was so much to choose from. But the thing that I thought was really great was every little detail was thought of, from the choices in the dining room to the room itself. If you forgot something, it was most likely there. Thank you Regina (and Rascal) for such a nice time. You can tell she really enjoys what she does. And YES, we will be back again.


4.4 on September 23, 2014

Regina was an Excellent Host! We have been to many Bed & Breakfast's in Cape May and Regina was by far was of the best Host's we have experienced. The breakfast was superb! We just wish the sun was shinning more. We will definitely visit Twin Gables on our next trip to Cape May!

Awesome Stay at Twin Gables

5 on September 14, 2014

We love staying at Twin Gables. Regina is so welcoming, that every time we stay there we feel like family! Looking forward to our next trip there.

Best In Town!

5 on August 05, 2014

We had a lovely experience at the Twin Gables. The room was beautifully appointed. The owner is so nice and helpful in every way and she is a great cook. The breakfast and tea were delicious with all the homemade goodies. The owner's dog Rascal is so sweet and good company. We love The Twin Gables!

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Rooms & Rates

Leopold Room

The Leopold room features a High Back Victorian queen bed with matching wash stand and bureau. Two Victorian chairs complete the setting. Large windows provide a nice breeze. The room does have a ceiling fan and a/c. the room features a stall-shower bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $195


The McCollum Room feathres a high back Victorian bed with antique settee and matching chair. Also featured are the Victorian Bureau, marble topped table and electric hearth. The en suite bath has a stall shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $185

Dwyer Room

The Dwyer Room features a high back Victorian quuen bed, two antique arm chairs. A matching bureau and wash stand complete the room. The room has a/c, ceiling fan and electric hearth. A stall shower bath is en suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $185

Callahan Room

The Callahan Room features an queen sized carved Victorian bed. Two large wicker chairs, marble topped tables, bureau and wash stand complete the room. The stall shower bath is en suite. The room has a/c, ceiling fan and a Vermont Casting electric hearth.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $195


Location Type

Historic District, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From the North - Garden State Parkway to the very end. Follow signs over bridge and contine straight on Lafayette to first light. Left to Columbia, right two blocks. From the South - By ferry, follow Ferry Road to intersection of Route 109 then to intersection of Parkway. Proceed as above. Via Dela. Memorial Bridge -Route 49 to Millville take Junction of Rte 47 to Parkway and proceed from Parkway.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Satellite/Cable TV, TV , iron & ironing board on site, guest refrigerator on site, outdoor shower & dressing room, beach chairs & towels, Fireplace/stove units in all bedrooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities


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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Young adults 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night stays on weekends, three nights -holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night required for one night stay. A deposit of 50% required over one night.
  • Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation, the deposit will be returned if we are able to fill the full reservation. There is a processing fee of $20.



Regina Dougherty-McCarren & Harry F. McCarren

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About the innkeepers

Harry & Regina are interested in Irish Dancing, Art and Music and dog training.

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three course

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Veranda weather permitting, Parlor during winter

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian