5 on May 14, 2017
This was our first time to Cape May. Since we are both school teachers, we typically take a mini vacation in March or April during Spring Break. We have been hearing so much about this little town in New Jersey called Cape May, that we had to check it out for ourselves. My husband and I are frequent B&B'er's and do a lot of research on accommodations before deciding on the right place to stay. There are so many B&B's in town, that it's hard to choose. We decided on the Mason Cottage. It received great reviews and fit everything that we typically look for in a B&B (center of town so we can walk, a private bathroom and a great breakfast). Patti, the Innkeeper, is such a sweetheart! From the moment we checked in, we felt right at home. She makes a great breakfast each morning and coming home in the afternoon to tea and snacks was a special treat. We stayed in the Davis Suite. It was very spacious, beautifully decorated and not cluttered with knick-knacks (which is always a plus). Overall, we loved everything about our trip, a charming seaside town, a fantastic B&B and great restaurants - what more can anyone ask for!
4.6 on June 20, 2016
My husband and I received a gift card for the Mason Cottage in Cape May. Since I have severe allergies to many foods, we were concerned that meals could be a problem. However the innkeeper, Patty, went out of her way to make sure that I had ample food available for both breakfast and tea time. Servings were huge and Patty constantly checked to make sure that I had what I was able to eat. My husband and I had a great getaway and hope to again visit Mason Cottage in September.
5 on December 06, 2015
Every year we go to the Cape May to celebrate Thanksgiving. We go with my stepdaughter and her husband. And there is only one place to stay in Cape May: The Mason Cottage. This B&B is just a block away from the beach and two blocks away from shopping on the Washington Mall. So the location is perfect! Add to that a beautiful, immaculate home away from home and unbelievable breakfasts with Innkeeper Patti Goyette and you have the perfect recipe for a great holiday celebration! This year we also celebrated my 60th birthday while we were there. We love the teas: Patti makes the best treats on Columbia Avenue. She also has great recommendations for restaurants and shopping and spa services. It is really our Cape May home away from home because it is an unbelievable value, has great amenities, a prime location, is clean and comfy and has Cape May's premier Innkeeper!! Oh and don't forget to take a look at all the framed photos around the Inn: Patti is not only an Innkeeper but a great photographer and those photos are for sale. We have framed Patti's photos in three rooms in our home in Fort Washington. So go for it: Treat yourself and stay at The Mason Cottage!!! Jane BP
Jane BP, Thank you for your kind review. It is always lovely having you and John here for a stay and now the extended family!! Love and Blessings for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Patti and the Mason Cottage Family
- Patti (Innkeeper)
5 on September 21, 2015
We had the unique opportunity to stay at The Mason for 4 nights, we fell in love with Patti and her staff. The B&B itself sits in an idyllic location--1 block from the beach and 2 blocks from the wonderful shopping area. We loved having breakfast on the wrap around porch, feeling the ocean breezes, visiting with our "new neighbors " and relaxing. We would return here and/or recommend The Mason to our friends. Doug & Tanya Githens
Thank you Githens! We loved having you and can't wait to see your smiling faces again for breakfast on the porch!
- Patti (innkeeper)
5 on May 26, 2015
Every year we visit The Mason Cottage. It has everything: it's comfortable and welcoming and near the beach and has comfy, clean accommodations. Breakfasts are huge and delicious and afternoon tea is always yummy!!! And it is also near the best restaurants and shopping in Cape May. And don't forget to get that spa experience at Cape May Day Spa. Patti Goyette, Innkeeper of the Year, will be happy to make those spa reservations and dinner reservations and outing reservations. She is the best of the best!!
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
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.
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!
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 May...free 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
5 on September 29, 2012
We love the Mason Cottage - just home from a week there. We stayed in the Davis Suite this time. We also have stayed in the Grand Maison Suite. We recommend Davis. The very best part of the Inn is the Innkeeper Extraordinaire, Patti. She runs a wonderful inn. She is always ready to make dinner reservations or suggest a spa treatment or those fabulous breakfasts (I wish my mother's had been that good -- these are definitely restaurant quality, at home meals) or the treats at tea time. She's a keeper. The Inn is comfortable and clean and we highly recommend it,. Jane and John Horstman
4.2 on September 28, 2012
This was our first time in a B & B and our first stay in Cape May although we have been to the town many times. The Mason Cottage is a very nice, cozy and clean place. Patti the hostess was great. The location is ideal. We had a great time at Mason and would definitely come back again.
4.2 on September 26, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at The Mason Cottage very much. Room was very nice and tea time and breakfast was delicious. Enjoyed our chat with Patti very much. Don and Angelica
5 on August 25, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed a long weekend in the Rose Room at The Mason Cottage and were very pleased with everything. Being able to sit on the porch was fantastic, but having breakfast on the porch was a bonus. The breakfasts were tasty and Patti was very helpful in helping us figure out where to venture for dinner. We were in town for a friend's wedding, so it was nice to be able to come back to what felt like home rather than a hotel. We will definitely be back! Thanks for such a great stay, Patti!
5 on April 13, 2012
This was our third stay at the Mason Cottage and it was wonderful as always. The room we stayed in (Columbia Room) was clean and comfortable, perfect for my husband and I. Patti was very accommodating, as always. She prepared us a delicious vegan, gluten free breakfast and goodies for tea time. The weather was beautiful so we were able to utilize the outside seating areas and the porch to read in the afternoon sun. We will definitely be back this summer. Thanks Patti!
5 on February 24, 2012
Stayed at the Mason again this February, could not have been nicer! The Innkeeper Patti was very cordial, even though we had a death in the family, her kindness was exceptional, looking forward to staying again next year, God willing.
5 on January 17, 2012
My boyfriend and I had a great romantic weekend away thanks to Mason Cottage. We got the anytime romance package and it was perfect!! Thanks Patti!!!
5 on January 16, 2012
Great old house with tons of character. Breakfast and afternoon tea was delicious. We stayed in the Warne Suite and the two person jacuzzi was great. Patti made us feel like VIP's, and was very helpful in her suggestions on where to go to eat and have cocktails in town. We are definitely going to stay there again.
4.0 on January 10, 2012
We decided on the Mason Cottage because my parents best friends had been there several times over the last couple years and had nothing but good things to say about the place. My husband and I don't get away often because we have twin boys and we can never seem to find the time. However, it was our 3rd year anniversary and we wanted to make it something really special and since we were already in town for my cousins wedding, we decided to make a vacation out of it. The inn was in the perfect location, right in the center of town close to all the restaurants ans shops and the beach (we are beach people, so this was key). The innkeeper Patti was so nice and helpful - all of her recommendations were right on target! Each morning was a special treat, the classical music that they play in the dining room was a so nice, my husband is part of the Miami Symphony Orchestra so this was right up his alley. The breakfast was amazing, the fresh herb strata with the cranberry walnut muffins was so unbelievably good, I am still thinking about it! Our room was great! Great bed, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub. I loved the fact that it was not crammed with knickknacks. It was very clean and I felt so at home - we slept like babies! All in all, this place was amazing! If we ever find ourselves back up in that area, we will no doubt be back!!
5 on January 06, 2012
While the ouside temperature was cold, the hospitality of Patti was very warm. We simply had an awesome time of relaxing both in the parlor and our room. There are a lot of B&B to choose from in Cape May but Mason Cottage should definitely be at the top of your list. You will not be disappointed. John and Brenda John & Brenda
4.8 on December 17, 2011
it was a great stay at the mason cottage. patti treated us like family....we will be back in 2012 for certain. and the weather was just the way we wanted it, not real cold or gloomy. sort of balmy.
5 on November 21, 2011
Our stay at The Mason Cottage was absolutely delightful. This B&B was exactly what we needed to celebrate our 5-yr wedding anniversary. The house was very warm and welcoming. We stayed in the Davis suite, which comes with a Jacuzzi and fireplace -- perfect for a romantic getaway. The robes and the bath amenities (especially the bath salts) added a nice touch to our stay. We also took advantage of the reading room on the second floor. Here we discovered books (duh!), board games, and the Wii. There's also a pantry on the 1st floor that's always stocked with coffee and tea. The parlor provides for tea time and is stocked with an assortment of chocolates. As nice as the house, our room, and all the amenities were, the innkeeper, Patti, made all the difference. She was so fun to talk to and really made us feel at home. We could never make it to tea time, so she would set aside a plate of her delicious cookies for us. Patti's breakfast was even more amazing. Our first morning there she made orange pecan pancakes with crispy bacon. The next morning she made 4-cheese quiche. We were in heaven! We will definitely choose The Mason Cottage for our next visit to Cape May.
4.2 on August 29, 2011
Staying at the Mason Cottage was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast. I have to honestly say, we had a blast. Patti was the geatest. She pampered me with a special breakfast because of health reasons. The room was comfortable and clean. I will definitely return for another stay and recommend to my friends. Thanks Patti.
4.4 on August 24, 2011
Good breakfast and service. Two blocks from the beach!
5 on August 23, 2011
Patti and her staff provided a warm and friendly atmosphere to spend a relaxing weekend away. The Cottage is perfectly located one block off the beach and a few short blocks away from the Washington Mall. Afternoon tea (lemonade if you prefer) and snack were delicious but make sure you don't miss breakfast on the porch. Patti is a terrific cook and the service is impeccable. Have a great stay!
4.6 on July 29, 2011
We stayed here last fall and were so impressed with this B&B. The food was excellent and the innkeeper and staff were so friendly and accommodating. It's walking distance from everything. The beds are very comfortable and Tarocco bath products! Can't wait to return.
5 on July 19, 2011
My wife and I enjoyed a delightful short stay at The Mason Cottage in mid-week in mid-July. Patti, the innkeeper was a great host and very friendly and helpful. The inn was very clean and well-kept, standing out amongst several of the other nearby inns. The rooms were kept very clean and the the room was cleaned promptly after breakfast. We stayed in the Decatur Suite, which had a spacious bedroom, queen bed, small sitting area, and bathroom with jacuzzi and standup shower. While this room was a little more expensive, it was not at all cramped, and gave us plenty of room to spread out. It was very homey. The breakfasts were delicious, taken out on the verandah before a day at the beach, with a small first course of sliced fresh fruit, and a main course of a delicious egg and cheese quiche with side of bacon one day, and a fantastic pecan french toast soufflé with side of bacon the second. Patti accommodates any food preferences and restrictions. In the afternoon, iced-tea and lemonade were served with a variety of homemade cookies, cakes, or other treats. The inn is located just over a block and a half from the beach, near Ocean Avenue, and also near the shops in the pedestrian promenade. The proximity to the beach worked out well after getting a little sun-burned at the beach the first day, rather then spending a long day at the beach the second, we made several shorter trips to the beach during the day to swim and relax without a full day of sun exposure. Two beach chairs are provided per room, which adds to the convenience, and there were also a couple of bicycles available. While parking was not available, we were able to park on the street nearby and leave our car there the entire time. All in all, this was a great B&B, in an excellent location with good service and great directions. I would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
4.8 on July 15, 2011
Leaving today from a two-night 5 year anniversary celebration. The Grand Mason room was phenomenal, as was everything else about our experience. Would come back in a heartbeat (and likely will)!
5 on April 11, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Mason Cottage for 2 nights and it was a wonderful inviting place :) Patti the inkeeper is awesome and extremely helpful! We wanted to change our room upon arrival due to me booking a room with too small of a bed for my 7 months pregnant and she quickly accommodated us! We had a wonderful relaxing weekend and would highly recommend The Mason Cottage!
5 on February 23, 2011
Hostess was very Helpful Room was delightful Breakfast Extraordinary. View Fantastic
4.8 on August 08, 2010
As a surprise for our 15th anniversary, my husband booked a 3 day stay at the Mason Cottage. When we arrived, we met Patty, sitting on the porch, waiting to greet us like an old friend. After some formalities, she showed us to our room, where we were greeted with delicious strawberries, romantic music in the background, beautiful, fragrant flowers, and a stay that will remain etched on my heart. Our breakfasts were gourmet, our room exceptional and our hostess fantastic. Anyone would have a wonderful time staying at the Mason Cottage and I can't recommend it more.
4.4 on June 15, 2010
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent breakfasts! Convenient location--one block from the beach, 2 blocks from pedestrian mall shopping, right in the middle of the historic district.
5 on June 05, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Mason Cottage for our 5 year anniversary. My husband surprised me with the trip and it was amazing! Patti the innkeeper was so warm and welcoming, the inn was absolutely beautiful and our breakfast each morning was simply perfect! The weather was also great, so it was so nice to be able to sit on the porch and have our breakfast and afternoon tea. This was an anniversary I will not soon forget - thanks Mason Cottage for such a great time!
5 on May 29, 2010
We returned to The Mason Cottage and it feels just like home! It is exceedingly clean and well appointed. Innkeeper Patti is without a doubt the best innkeeper of the year. She is knowledgeable about Cape May, cooks like I wish my Mom did, is welcoming and is happy to help in any way possible, be it a recommendation for anything Cape May or a reservation for dinner or a massage! We willl go back again and again to this little bit of heaven in Cape May.
4.8 on May 17, 2010
The Grand Mason suite was a wonderful place to spend out 10th anniversary. Patti was a faboulous hostess. The food was fabulous and she quickly made us feel welcome. We will be back again next year.
5 on March 09, 2010
The Mason Cottage has the creature comforts of home. The rooms are inviting and comfortable, the service was welcoming and inviting. I could see the beach from my window. The food for breakfast was hot and delicious and the tea time desserts were out of this world. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast to all!
4.8 on March 09, 2010
I visited The Mason Cottage in February and was so pleased to discover the charm, warmth and delightful service! There were cozy fireplaces and soft music, and plenty of quiet spots for reading and relaxation. The best part was the food! The innkeeper must have a thing for chocolate because there was a spread of chocolate cookies, candies and cakes each afternoon at tea time -- not to mention chocolates in my room! Breakfast was simply delicious - homemade muffins each day, a fabulous egg dish and fresh fruit. I highly recommend it!
2.2 on February 16, 2010
We have been to many B&B's. This is the first time we left early because we were so disappointed. The biggest disappointment was the food. Everything tasted like it had been made months ago, overcooked, then frozen, and dried out completely while reheating. It was totally unacceptable.
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your recent review of our Bed and Breakfast. I do understand that we cannot please everyone, although I sincerely wish we could. To the best of my abilities, I have researched your complaint and according to our records, we have had only two early check outs during the past year, under the current management. (This does exclude the early departures due to the Great Blizzard of January 2010!) One due to an illness in the family and the other had complaints of the “lack of birding activities” in Cape May. It is our policy to accommodate everyone as best we can and that they leave The Mason Cottage and Cape May on a positive note. In the mentioned cases, a gift certificate was issued for future use or in the case of the birding complaint; we offered a partial refund, albeit against our policy. I do hope next time that your concerns can be discussed with our Innkeeper as I’m sure she would have been happy to accommodate any wishes you may have had regarding your food service, as we often accommodate individuals with dietary issues and needs even sometimes a special request! I would also like to assure you, that ALL of our breakfast items are made fresh and never serve ‘reheated’. It is our policy that our food (Breakfast items and Tea items) are homemade and fresh for all guests. We would love to prove ourselves to you in a more positive note and ask that you contact our Innkeeper directly to discuss a future stay. Thank you again for your feedback. We, as are most businesses, always looking for ways to improve.
- Patti (Innkeeper)
5 on September 23, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Mason Cottage in May to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the Grand Mason Spa Suite and it was incredible...MUCH more than I had expected. As you enter the suite you are in a sitting room with a TV, couch and small fridge (which we utilized during our stay). Walking down the hall in the suite you first come to the "spa room" which included a jacuzzi bath tub and a massage table. This suite also includes a separate, updated bathroom next to the bedroom. The rest of the house was very nice and we enjoyed sipping wine on the front porch rocking chairs before heading out to dinner. The B&B is perfectly located between the beach and the main street with all of the shops and restaraunts. The best part about our stay was dealing with Patti, the inkeeper. She was wonderful, made a fantastic breakfast and gave us great recommendations on where to eat. (She even took the time to make a reservation for us!) Before our stay, I was a little concerned about parking, but it was absolutely no problem for us at all. We went on a holiday weekend and easily found parking right up the block where we were able to leave our car the entire stay. We definitely plan on visiting again.
4.0 on August 24, 2009
My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night honeymoon stay at the Mason Cottage, in the Ware Room. Patti was a great hostess, the breakfasts were wonderful and the rooms were well maintained. The house is PERFECTLY situated, just a 5 minute stroll straight up from the beach, as well as within easy walking distance to the pedestrian mall and other area shops. Free internet access, afternoon tea with cakes & cookies, 24-hr. coffee service and 1st come 1st serve bicycles for house guests all added to the pleasantness of our stay. We were very happy with all aspects of our stay at the cottage and look forward to returning.
5 on August 12, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Mason Cottage for 4 days to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have had a more romantic and relaxing time!! Patti our innkeeper was so gracious and her breakfasts were out of this world. She also informed us of all of the best dining and recreational hot spots, all of which were outstanding. Those evenings on the porch watching the horse-drawn carriage ride by or hearing the waves of the ocean in the distance was so worth the trip and money. Cape May is such a beautiful town and staying at an amazing inn like the Mason Cottage is the icing on the cake. We will continue to visit Patti and her beautiful inn in the near future and highly recommend it to all our friends and family.
5 on August 10, 2009
I would not hesitate to recommend The Mason Cottage to any of our friends. We stayed for a romantic weekend and and it was top notch: our room was very clean & cozy, nicely decorated with victorian-style furniture without being too cutsey, Patti, the innkeeper, was really friendly and her breakfast's were outstanding. We had breakfast on the veranda both days and it was so relaxing. Coffee & tea 24-hours a day is a plus, and we even had tea (lemonade and cake) the one day (included). The beach is 2 blocks in one direction, and the Washington Street mall 2 blocks in the other - talk about centrally located. No parking available, but we were able to find street parking just a few blocks away. Highly recommended!!
5 on August 06, 2009
I never ran out of subjects to photograph. My husband and I had a quiet and peaceful stay at the Mason Cottage, even though there was a full house. The Innkeeper and her staff did an excellent job.
5 on August 05, 2009
Enjoyed our stay at the Mason Cottage. Patti, the innkeeper, was an added extra to a wonderful vacation.
4.6 on July 30, 2009
Patti, the innkeeper, made the inn feel like home. Breakfast was wonderful!
4.4 on July 20, 2009
Patti (the Inkeeper) was AMAZING! The place is beautiful, the location is prime and the food was delish! Don't think twice about staying here. You will not be disappointed!
5 on March 05, 2009
My husband Cookie and I stayed at Mason Cottage for three nights last week. What a great time! I've stayed in Cape May regularly for years, and this is my new "home away from home." My only complaint is that I wish we'd stayed for a week! Great innkeepers, great breakfasts, and great room.... what more could we want?
4.4 on July 06, 2007
My husband and I spent a delightful weekend at The Mason Cottage. Our host gave wonderful suggestions about getting around Cape May. We went biking, shopping, saw the historic sites and to the beach. Our Dinners were wonderful! The breakfasts were delicious each day both on the porch and in the dining room. We loved the whirlpool bath in our room each night.