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
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Everyone Should Stay Here

5 on November 01, 2016

Great food, great people. Can't wait to stay again.

Everyone should stay here

5 on October 21, 2016

This place is absolutely amazing. The people are super friendly and the food was fantastic. It exceeded all of my expectations. I'll definitely be staying again and can't wait to go back.

Beautiful Home, Great Hosts

4.4 on October 20, 2016

This was our first stay at Gingerbread House, and it likely won't be our last. Owners Fred and Joan provide a warm, welcoming environment for their guests...right down to the gourmet breakfast. The location is perfect, with a short walk to the beach and mall. Stay with confidence, you won't be disappointed!

You won't go wrong here!

4.4 on August 31, 2016

Joan and Fred are delightful and accommodating hosts who run a first-class bed and breakfast just a couple hundred feet from the beach! I've stayed with them many times, and hope to join them for many more years. Rooms are clean, nicely decorated, and spacious. Breakfast is divine. My one suggestion would be that they offer bikes, as other bed and breakfasts seem to do this.


5 on August 17, 2016

This property is beautifully kept. It has a very warm feel. Super clean. I stayed on the top floor in a very comfortable room. I loved that they had beach chairs and an enclosed outdoor shower. I would most definitely stay there again.

Amazing Bed n Breakfast

5 on July 05, 2016

We stayed at the Gingerbread House in June and absolutely loved the accommodations. Our room was very clean and we had our own porch. Joan and Fred were great hosts and make you feel right at home. Their staff was equally warm and friendly. The beach and restaurants are all within walking distance, great location. Joan's breakfasts were delicious, especially those ricotta pancakes. We will definitely be returning to the Gingerbread House.


4.8 on May 27, 2016

I have stayed in many bed and breakfasts and this was one of the best! An immaculate and beautiful b and b 2 blocks from the beach.Fred and Joan happily greeted me and gave me info about Cape May. Light music played in the living room where fresh baked treats were always available. Breakfast was substantial and delicious. I had a perfect stay!

Beautiful place in a good location

4.6 on May 18, 2016

Our stay at Gingerbread House was very pleasent. The house is beautiful, the rooms are luxury and very comfortable. For one day in beautiful Cape May this house is the perfect location for walking to the beach and town center and to explore the environment. Joans breakfast was fantastic, there are several different courses and always something different every day including fresh juice, homemade cereal and cake, fruit and joghurt. We very much enjoyed our short stay and would like to come back some day.

Great Choice in a Superb Location

4.8 on December 16, 2015

Fred and Joan - and their assistant McKinley - are great and knowledgeable hosts. The inn is meticulously restored and decorated (beautifully for the holidays), the rooms are clean and well-maintained, and you have all the amenities you could ask for. The location is the perfect balance between the beach (just a block away) and the main part of town (a few short blocks to restaurants and shops). Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, snacks were always available, and it's unlucky for us we had just one night there. We miss Cape life. You can't go wrong with the Gingerbread House.

Step back in time

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.

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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

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Location Type

1/2 block from the beach, 2 blocks from shopping, restuarants & attractions, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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

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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