My wife and I took a rare, early season 3 day trip to Cape May, NJ over the Memorial Day weekend. Normally we go to Cape May in the fall but I felt we both needed to get away for a few days. I was a little hesitant about going over the holiday weekend what with the traffic on the Garden State Parkway but decided to risk it since we would be leaving on Sunday rather than Saturday. As I had hoped, the traffic was very light!
I wanted a new B&B to stay at so I searched Cape May.com again, looking at all of the B&B's we have never visited. I remembered " The Mooring" which is right next to "The Bedford Inn" (one of our favorites) and decided to check out their website. The outside of the house hides the treasures within! While the house looks nice on the outside, the inside is spectacular! I made a reservation to stay in the 1st floor room #1 right off the front porch. The room is decorated in multiples of blues and gold's that compliment each other. There is a Queen size bed and a day bed. The bathroom has been updated to include a shower rather than the usual claw foot tub. The room is nicely decorated in Victorian era furniture, artifacts and paintings.
The windows off the deck (there are 2 floor to ceiling doors/windows) look like stained glass but it is actually on overlay applied to the window panes. Still beautiful though!
Our host Vince, greeted us at the door when we arrived and my 1st impression was very good. He is a very happy gentleman who loves living in Cape May and owning/running the Mooring. He made us feel instantly welcome and gave us a quick rundown on the Mooring schedule for breakfast and afternoon tea and the B&B's amenities. Throughout our stay, we talked to Vince on different occasions about Cape May, the Mooring itself or the many fine restaurants in town. Based on his reviews, we actually tried out 2 new restaurants in town that we had never been to in the 15 years we have been going to Cape May. Both of them were excellent!
Later in our stay we met Leslie who is Vince's partner/co-owner of the Mooring. She is a lovely lady who makes outstanding breakfasts! Each day started with a selection of fresh fruit and some type of muffin or baked good followed by a full sit down breakfast! I never left the breakfast table anything other than completely satisfied!
When a room at the Mooring was empty, Vince would offer a tour of that room. We got to tour the 2nd room on the 1st floor and all of the rooms on the 2nd floor. All of the rooms are beautifully appointed and well taken care of. The inn is spotless! There is actually a 3rd floor, but because the rooms were occupied, we were not able to tour them.
I highly recommend "The Mooring" in Cape May and if you go, tell them Pat & Tony send their regards and will definitely be back to stay there again! You can check out their website via CapeMay.com or directly at http://www.themooring.com/.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable elegance in a classic Second Empire inn ... originally built as a guesthouse in 1882. Nine uncluttered guest rooms and two suites, each with private bath, a few with ocean view. Gourmet breakfast served at individual tables for two. One building back from the beach; easy walking distance to town center with shops & restaurants. On-premise parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mooring B&B Cape May, New Jersey