Luther Ogden Inn

815 Kearney Ave , Cape May, 08204 USA (Show map)


Built in 1900, the Luther Ogden Inn features a large wraparound porch, magnificent chestnut woodwork, and columns. All 4 guest rooms have private bath, ductless heat and AC, WiFi and TV. Located just 1 block from the beach and 3 blocks from the Victorian walking mall, the inn is convenient to everything. On-site parking, beach chairs and a full breakfast are included. We are known for our always homemade award-winning breakfasts. Our organic fresh produce comes from our on-site garden.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Excellent B&B

4.8 on October 12, 2017

Hosts were warm and friendly. Rooms were clean and bright. Will definitely be going back.

Great Escape

4.8 on September 17, 2017

We needed to get away and this was an ideal place to do just that. Jan and Mark were great hosts. Jan's breakfasts were magic and Mark's coffee was the perfect complement.

Luther Ogden Inn

3.8 on September 03, 2017

First time at this B&B. Generally a good experience.

Great Stay

4.8 on August 04, 2017

Great B&B. Wonderful owners who were great hosts. Clean rooms. Amazing front porch that was so relaxing. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Jan and Mark made our stay so enjoyable. Great location in downtown Cape May. Would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the area.

3rd visit

5 on August 01, 2017

Jan makes a truly great breakfast, this was our 3rd year and another very enjoyable stay.

Economical B&B

3.4 on December 07, 2016

Stayed here for a weekend with my husband. Inn keepers were very nice and they did provide an excellent breakfast. The room we stayed in was the Buttercup room. It was very musty and there was no place to put any of my toiletries. I was not able to relax in my room the way I had anticipated. Location was great very close to beach and we walked every where.

Pleaant and cozy stay.

3.0 on November 27, 2016

We had a pleasant stay in this cozy B&B. Close enough to shops and dining. Room was small but comfy.

Great every time!

5 on August 27, 2016

Been staying at the Luther Ogden Inn for 14 years. Jan and Mark are wonderful hosts and Jan makes the best breakfast in Cape May, using herbs and veggies Mark grows. I could just live on the porch! Easy walk to the beach and shopping. Charming house. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

Innkeeper Response
Having you stay at the Luther Ogden Inn is like having an old friend visit! You love our porch as much as we do. It's always a pleasure to see you and catch up.

- Jan (innkeeper)

Last Minute Decision

4.0 on August 22, 2016

We've been going to cape may for about 20 years and have stayed in different bnb's. The Luther Ogden was well situated just a few blocks from the sea and from the pedestrian mall. We knew when we booked it that our room was the smallest. So it was. But perfectly adequate for a short stay. Great cross ventilation and AC that we could control ourselves. Breakfasts were very tasty and our hosts, Jan and Mark very sociable and helpful. When I mistakenly left my keys in the drawer, they found them and mailed them back to me which was a great relief.

Very comfortable and relaxing stay.

4.2 on July 24, 2016

Within walking distance to beach, eating and shoppimg.

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Rooms & Rates

The Buttercup (Room 1)

The Buttercup, our smallest room, features a comfortable queen bed and a private bath with a tiled shower, a flat­-screen TV, individually controlled heat and AC, a walk-­in closet and Wi­-Fi. It has 2 large windows to create the perfect cross-­ventilation of ocean breezes. There is nothing more relaxing than hearing the waves break as one drifts off to sleep. We provide 2 wine glasses and a wine opener in the room. There is also a complimentary souvenir mug to take home to remind our guests of their relaxing and fun experience at Luther Ogden Inn. The Buttercup faces the front of the house and overlooks quiet Kearney Avenue. The Buttercup is decorated in white wicker furniture for that "at the beach" casual feel. A framed watercolor of Cape May by local artist Patricia Rainey completes the décor.

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

The Hydrangea (Room 2)

The Hydrangea is named for the floral wallpaper in the room and for the popularity of the shrub at the Jersey shore. Hydrangeas of many colors grow all over Cape May, including on our bed and breakfast property. Luther Ogden Inn has hydrangea bushes that are more than 100 years old. The Hydrangea has a king­-sized bed, private bath (shower), 32" flat-screen HD television, ductless heat and air conditioning, seasonal electric fireplace and Wi­-Fi. Two large windows capture the sea breezes, and the ocean surf can be heard in the quiet of the night. The Hydrangea provides the perfect romantic getaway for couples. It is a front­-facing room decorated in white wicker with lots of dresser space. It also has a rocking chair, luggage rack, and wine glasses for 2. The souvenir mug with our logo is a gift for you for choosing Luther Ogden Inn. The Hydrangea is our most popular room and the #1 selection of our returning guests.

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

The Morning Glory (Room 3)

The Morning Glory is the only room at Luther Ogden Inn with 2 beds (a queen and a twin day bed). It can provide lodging for 3 people with an additional charge of $50 per night for the third person. The Morning Glory is a nice Cape May beach option for Mother/Daughter getaways and for guests who would prefer not to sleep in the same bed. The room is lovely for a couple as well, and the extra bed provides a storage area for luggage. It has a private bath with a very spacious tiled shower, a 32" flat­-screen HD television, seasonal electric fireplace, Wi-­Fi and ductless heat and air conditioning. The room is decorated in Henry Link designer beige wicker and has pretty floral wallpaper. A floor lamp and 2 Tiffany­-style table­-top lamps provide excellent lighting for reading. The Morning Glory has 2 windows and easy access to the Hospitality Room for a beverage in the complimentary Luther Ogden Inn mug.

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

The Primrose (Room 4)

The Primrose at Luther Ogden Inn is a lovely, very quiet room that overlooks the backyard, vegetable gardens, and our parking. There are no shared walls with any other room. The Primrose has a queen bed, private bath with shower, a 32" HD flat­-screen television, seasonal electric fireplace, Wi-­Fi and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Our guests tell us the heating and cooling unit is the quietest they have ever encountered. The room feels like a romantic retreat nestled far from the rest of the world, perfect for a quiet bed and breakfast getaway. The décor is white wicker with an armoire and vanity. Wine glasses and opener are provided, and the Hospitality Room is close by if you choose to chill some wine or cheese or fruit.

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

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Nature area, Ocean, Lighthouse, Trolley Rides, Whale and Dolphin Watch, Walking Mall, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano , Hot and Cold Spring Water, Beach Chairs, Microwave in Hospitality Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Relaxing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on wraparound porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights in season
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 1-night deposit is needed to hold a room.



Jan and Mark Pask

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Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Jan was a public school librarian before becoming an innkeeper. She is active in the Chamber of Commerce and has served as scholarship chair. She is also in her 4th year as President of Cape May Historic Accommodations. Mark worked in the paper industry as a national sales manager. He likes fishing, boating and gardening. He is responsible for all of the landscaping at the inn and grows all of the vegetables and herbs we use in our breakfasts. In our spare time, we like to cruise.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining room in winter, wraparound porch in summer

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
Jersey blueberries are nestled between layers of fluffy French Toast and served with a blueberry syrup. Bacon or sausage and fresh fruit accompany the entree.