Saturday, March 18, 2023 / by Teresa DiPeso
LoveExploring.com has named Cape May on many their "best of" lists in recent months, and this week they did it again! The travel website released their list of "The Most Historic B&B in Every State" and New Jersey's entry is, of course, in the nation's oldest seaside resort town. Cape May is the only municipality in the entire U.S. that is entirely within a National Historic Landmark District designation!
Here's what LoveExploring.com had to say:
Whether it's an uber-luxury hotel or a stunning Airbnb, America has little shortage of places to stay. But there's nothing quite like the homely feel of an old-school bed and breakfast – especially when the property has a tale to tell. From Gold Rush-era inns to 19th-century mansions, we reveal the most historic B&Bs in every state.
New Jersey: The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast
The Mason Cottage has been a guesthouse for "weary travellers" since the 1940s, though its history begins before that. The property dates to 1869, when construction began for wealthy Edward Warne and his wife Elizabeth.
An interesting architectural feature is the pair of striking stairwells, which were built to split the house into two – half for the Warnes and half for their son and his wife. However, family conflicts led the Warnes to abandon the house, allowing it to eventually become the quaint B&B found here today.