in 1869, The Gingerbread House is one of the original Stockton
Row Cottages. This carpenter gothic style house was designed
by the famous architect, Stephen Decatur Button. Originally,
The Gingerbread House was a summer retreat for wealthy families
who, together with their servants and nannies, would travel
from Philadelphia and Virginia to summer in Cape May. Since
1979, The Gingerbread House has been among the finest bed
and breakfast inns.
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and Breakfast is located
in the heart of Victorian Cape May's historic district, the
Gingerbread House is less than a block from the beach and
promenade and merely two blocks from the Cape May Victorian
Mall. Cape May's attractions and finest restaurants are also
within walking distance.
you enter the long foyer of the Gingerbread House, you'll
notice the chestnut and walnut staircase. You'll love the
light and airy feeling that surrounds you. The peaceful sounds
of the classical music playing in the background will warm
your soul. Authentic Victorian antiques adorn all of the rooms.
The large stain glass window in the dining room is a real
eye-catcher. The delightful breezes and the sounds of the
sea create a romantic setting at the Gingerbread House.