The Mason Cottage

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

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The Mason Cottage is a lovely country Victorian B&B located in the historic town of Cape May, NJ. The inn is OPEN ALL YEAR and is just one block from the beach and promenade and two blocks from many fine shops and intimate restaurants. The Mason Cottage is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period. While the inn maintains its historic charm, there are many modern conveniences for guests to enjoy, such as: Wi-Fi, Guest iPad in parlor, ice machine, 24 hour coffee/tea bar, as well as complimentary bicycles, beach chairs and towels during the warmer months. There are nine lovely antique appointed rooms/suites to choose from, each with en-suite baths, Bluetooth wireless FM clock radios, flat screen HDTV’s, luxurious robes and individual climate control. Most suites offer a Jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace and mini-refrigerator. A full gourmet breakfast, as well as afternoon tea and snacks is included in the nightly rate.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The Mason Cottage, Cape May

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.

Great Place to Celebrate

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

Innkeeper Response
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

Amazing atmosphere and staff

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

Innkeeper Response
Thank you Githens! We loved having you and can't wait to see your smiling faces again for breakfast on the porch!

Home Away From Home

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!!

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Warne Suite

Located on the third floor and faces the ocean and the promenade, only a block away. 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 en-suite bath. Sitting room with gas 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 En-suite bath in this room features a two-person Jacuzzi and stand-up 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 Room

The Decatur Room is located on the 2nd floor. This lovely room features an antique queen size bed, blue-tooth AM/FM radio, HDTV flat screen TV and refrigerator. The private en-suite bath has a Jacuzzi tub, along with a stand up shower. Can accommodate up to 4 guests for an additional fee - please call inn for details

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • 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. Amenities include: Queen size bed, flat screen HDTV, blue-tooth wireless FM Radio, refrigerator and an en-suite bath with stand-up shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $259

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, flat screen HDTV, blue-tooth wireless FM Radio and an en-suite bath with stand-up shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $229

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. Amenities include: Full size bed, flat screen HDTV, blue-tooth wireless FM Radio and an en-suite bath with stand-up shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $229

Rose Room

The Rose Room is located on the 3rd floor. This lovely corner room is bright and cheery and features full size bed, flat screen HDTV, blue-tooth wireless FM Radio and an en-suite bath with stand-up shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $229

Grand Mason Spa Suite

The Grand Mason Spa Suite is the largest and most romantic suite at the Mason Cottage. This beautifully appointed suite features an antique sleigh bed, a private en-suite bath with a large two person shower and pedestal sink, an adjoining Spa Room with massage table and soaking tub (this is not a Jacuzzi tub) and a private sitting room. Other amenities include: Queen-size bed, 2 flat screen HDTV (in bedroom and in sitting room), refrigerator, microwave and blue-tooth wireless FM Radio.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $359

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country


48 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance , Complimentary Bicycles in warmer weather

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 No
  • 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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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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Full Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: Varies accourding to season
  • Serving Location: On the Veranda in warmer months, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free with advanced notice


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