635 Columbia Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204
-Young children generally find us tiresome.
-Smoking is permitted on the veranda only
Why Should I Stay There? Because it’s not only a jewel in the crown of Cape May’s B&B industry… it’s also one of the most renowned inns in the country, having been acclaimed in many magazines and newspapers — including the cover of New York magazine, when it was hailed for helping to usher in the B&B revolution in Cape May.
The Mainstay benefited from a restoration that was stunning and meticulous. Its six guest rooms are furnished with splendid antiques, much as they were in the 19th century, but now all have private bathrooms with tub and shower.
“Architecturally, no inn, anywhere, quite matches the Mainstay, an Italianate villa with a broad veranda, built in 1872 as a gambling and entertainment club for gentlemen,” says Condé Nast Traveler.
The Mainstay was also featured in the travel book, 1000 Places To See Before You Die. So what are you waiting for?!