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 room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Stay!

4.0 on October 04, 2016

What a great visit to beautiful Cape May! Regina was extremely friendly and took great care of us. Also, Great Location!

Warm and Cozy B&B

5 on September 28, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Twin Gables. Regina, the host, was charming. We especially enjoyed the screened-in porch and the Colombia Avenue location. And, the breakfast was fantastic!

Enjoyable and Relaxing

4.8 on September 23, 2016

My wife and I had a very enjoyable and very relaxing stay at The Twin Gables Bed and Breakfast. Regina was an absolutely wonderful host and made our stay a very pleasant one! Really enjoyed relaxing on the beautiful porch too.

Wonderful place to stay.

5 on September 21, 2016

Twin Gables is a wonderful place to stay. It is close to the beach, and a very short walk to the main shopping and dining area in Cape May. One feels safe and secure. There are only 4 or 5 rooms, and this makes a very intimate experience with the other guests. There is no pressure. Regina provides an outstanding breakfast, and afternoon refreshment. Plenty of hot water for showering and washing up. The B&B is air conditioned. The bedding and linens are new and fluffy. The bed was new and very comfortable. There is a TV but one gets a real retreat because there is no TV in one's room. Wi-Fi is provided. Worth booking the full inn and taking one's friends and family. Thank you Regina!

Great place, great owner!

5 on September 16, 2016

We love staying at Twin Gables! Regina is very sweet, the food is good, rooms are nice, and the front porch is very inviting. We also love her dog!

Delightful and Convenient stay!

4.2 on September 04, 2016

The B&B was very comfortable and breakfast was tasty. The location was central to everything and easy to come and go. Our hostess lent us beach chairs and an outdoor shower to use to extend our stay. She was a lovely person and inventive chef.

Twin Gables review

4.4 on August 29, 2016

Very pleasant stay

Highly recommended B&B

4.6 on August 24, 2016

- Regina is wonderful. A great cook and great company. Her dog Rascal is friendly and adorable. - Breakfasts were delicious and filling - with snacks to go for enjoyment on the beach/wherever. Eating on the screened-in porch was very enjoyable. - Room was on the small side (not that you spend much time there anyway), but clean and charming. Bed was comfortable, and the house was very quiet at night. No concerns about thin walls/etc. - Afternoon tea has snacks and wine! - Fridge and ice maker available - Great location for walking to the beach, to the Washington square shopping area, and to lots of great restaurants.

Awesome B&B!!

5 on August 18, 2016

I absolutely LOVE staying at Twin Gables. Regina is a very wonderful hostess. We have stayed there many times and have never had a bad experience.

Regina's house

5 on August 15, 2016

We loved staying at Twin Gables, Regina was a gracious host and we enjoyed our stay. Loved eating breakfast on the veranda. The breakfast were delicious and filling. Definitely recommend this B&B. Kathy & Sandy from Pottstown, PA

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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

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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

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About the innkeepers

Regina is 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