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Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn

The Mason Cottage is a Cape May B&B located in the downtown historic district, only one block from the beach. The inn was built in 1871 by Edward A. Warne, a wealthy Philadelphia entrepreneur, and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The inn is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period.

The inn has nine antique appointed guest rooms to choose from, each with private baths, flat screen TV's and I-Pod docking stations, Most suites offer a 2-person Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, mini-refrigerator and plush cotton bathrobes. A full gourmet breakfast, as well as afternoon tea is included with the room rate.

The same charm and friendly atmosphere created in the last 60 years of guest operations continues today in full force, with some new modern touches we hope you'll enjoy, such as:

* The Hughes Sitting Room, complete with fireplace,
large flat screen TV, guest computer with Internet, hundreds of books
to enjoy and even a Wii video gaming system
* Victorian period gas fireplace in parlor
* WIFI throughout the Inn
* New flat screen TV's and IPod docking stations in all rooms
* Luxurious Tarocco bath amenities
* Turkish cotton bathrobes in all suites
* Guest ice machine, refrigerator and microwave
* 24-hour gourmet coffee & tea bar
* Bikes, beach towels and beach chairs available free of charge
* Iron/ironing board and DVD player available upon request
* Lovely Victorian gardens throughout the property

A Brief Description of the Guest Rooms:

The Grand Mason Spa Suite - Our newest, largest and most romantic suite, the Grand Mason Spa Suite, faces the ocean and is located on the 3rd floor. This lovely suite features a beautifully crafted walnut sleigh bed along with other fine period antiques. The private bathroom is splendidly sized with a two-person shower to invite a romantic escape or luxurious pampering. Guests will also enjoy the romantic spa room and their own private sitting room.

The Warne Suite - This lovely suite is named after Edward Warne, the original owner and builder of this property. Located on the 3rd floor, the windows in this suite showcase spectacular views of the ocean and the promenade. The adjacent sitting room features a gas fireplace, large flat screen TV and refrigerator.

The Decatur Suite - A beautifully appointed suite located on the 2nd floor. This suite was named for Decatur Button, the architect hired by Edward Warne to build this house. The suite features a 2-person Jacuzzi jet tub.

The Davis Suite - This beautiful suite features an antique brass queen size bed and many bright windows. The name of this 2nd 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 adjacent sitting room features a gas fireplace, large flat screen TV and refrigerator.

The Franklin Suite - Enjoy a peaceful bubble bath in the antique claw foot tub in this two-room suite on the 3rd floor. 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 room features a beautiful antique brass queen size bed.

The Ware Room - named after Hand and Ware - the company that built the unique tin roof on The Mason Cottage, gets the best ocean breezes in the house. Located on the 2nd floor, this beautifully appointed spacious room has high ceilings and lovely antiques throughout. This is a favorite room for those guests celebrating a special occasion.

The Madison Room - named after Madison Avenue in Cape May, is located on the 2nd floor. High ceilings and tall windows showcase warm sunshine shining through beautiful lace curtains. This is such a lovely room, it makes you just feel good.

The Columbia Room - The Columbia Room, named after Columbia Avenue in Cape May, is the only room located on the 1st floor. This delightful room makes for easy access to the parlor and dining room. No alarm clock needed in this room - guests will wake to the wonderful smell of a gourmet breakfast each morning.

The Rose Room - The name of this room memorializes Dave Mason's mother, Bertha Rose. This room, located on the 3rd floor, is a beautifully adorned corner room that is bright and cheery.

Contact Details

Address: 623 Columbia Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Telephone 609-884-3358

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This page was last updated: 07 February 2011

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