SELECT REGISTRY MEMBER SINCE 1976
The Mainstay Inn was originally known as "The Clubhouse," a 19th century pleasure palace, where gentlemen gathered in an elegant setting for gambling and other amusements. Since 1976, visitors have been able to enjoy the same grand spaces, with fourteen foot ceilings, and museum quality antiques. The twelve spacious guest rooms are furnished with splendid antiques, much as they were in the 19th century, but now all have private bathrooms with tub and shower.
The Mainstay Inn & Cottage is a captivating haven located in the heart of historic Cape May, NJ. This enchanting bed and breakfast boasts a rich history that dates back to the 19th century, offering a glimpse into the town's Victorian heritage.
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We've just returned from two nights in the Clay Room (our favorite) at the Mainstay Inn. We've been coming to the Mainstay Inn since before we were married - 20 years. It remains a stand-out among the Cape May B&Bs as well as the carriage ride narratives. Its stately 1872 architecture as well as landscaping give it a magnificent exterior. The interior boasts uncluttered Victorian warmth. The bed linens...See More
The most accommodating and gracious owners and staff are what keep me and my husband coming to this magnificent B&B year after year. The house is extremely well cared for and is quite beautiful. Breakfasts and afternoon tea are delicious. Combine all of this with a short walk to the beach, and we couldn’t ask for more. Can’t wait to return…which we will!! Highly recommended!!!!
How is this showing 2 stars? Is it only a 2-star rating system? This place is amazing. Rooms are fabulous. Updated bathrooms and super clean. Beds are very comfy though only queen in most otherwise would be 6-stars ;) Breakfast are wonderful and afternoon tea with snacks is a nice afternoon break, if needed. The front porch is my favorite place. Whether at the main or the garden house.
My husband and spent 3 nights in the Grant suite which was a lovely, clean space with a separate sitting room and a king size bed. The bathroom was large as well. This room is located on the top floor of this grand old house and although warned of the very steep back staircase to get to this room, it was a work out, especially carrying luggage up and...See More
# of Rooms: 12
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings
Smoking Policy: Outside - Only in designated areas
Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12
Meals Offered: Breakfast
Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Restaurant on Premises: No
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated
Internet Service: Wireless
Front Desk/Security: Business Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions
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Location Type: Coastal