The Mainstay Inn & Cottage

Select Registry member since 1976
Stay at the best bed and breakfast inn in historic Cape May, New Jersey, US
635 Columbia Ave. Cape May, NJ 08204 US Get Directions
The Mainstay Inn & Cottage
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the mainstay inn and cottage interior
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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 guestrooms are furnished with splendid antiques, much as they were in the 19th century, but now all have private bathrooms with tub and shower. All guest rooms at our Cape May, New Jersey bed and breakfast have central air conditioning and most have designated parking spaces. The building known as The Cottage became part of the Mainstay in 1981. Built as a private summer home in 1870, the Cottage is joined to the Inn by a brick walkway transversing a lovely garden with a Victorian fountain. The six rooms in the Cottage, all with queen or king sized beds, have private baths, and central air conditioning, and most have designated parking spaces. Two rooms have private porches overlooking the garden. Guest in the Inn and Cottage enjoy breakfast served family style in our lovely dining room in the spring and fall. In summer a generous buffet is provided, allowing guests to take their plates onto the wide veranda or into the garden. All guests are invited to partake of the famous Mainstay afternoon tea, served each afternoon from 4pm until 5pm. A vast array of beverages, homemade sweets, and savories are presented each day. Also provided for all guests are lush beach towels, and beach chairs with umbrellas. A shower and changing room are available for those who wish to extend their beach time beyond checkout.

Amenities

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, National Historic Registry,

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accomodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Communal

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

Accommodations: Apartments, Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 12

Beds: Double, Queen, King

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, National Historic Registry

Policies

Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays

Smoking Policy: Only in designated areas

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor