720 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
-Full maid and evening turn-down service
-Full gourmet breakfasts
-Readily available beach chairs and towels during the summer months
-32-inch flat-screen televisions and wireless internet.
Why Should I Go? With the restoration of The Southern Mansion, built in 1860, genuine antebellum style has returned to Cape May.
To feel like a true southern belle or gentleman, you need to experience the breathtaking grounds of this, the largest and most opulent bed & breakfast inn and hotel in town. The historic mansion, named for a Samuel Sloan lithograph of the house, is set on one-and-a-half acres of beautiful, award-winning gardens. The outside of the building has been repainted in its original earthtones while the furnishings, gasolier fixtures, magnificent spiral staircases and windows have been restored to their original splendor. All five chimneys have been rebuilt using their original brick.
But it’s the rooms and suites, the largest in Cape May, that are the most inspiring. The details are exquisite (those are hand-painted tiles in your private bathroom). And the amenities leave nothing to be desired.
During your stay, you’ll experience full maid and evening turn-down service, on-site parking, full gourmet breakfasts, readily available beach chairs and towels during the summer months, 32-inch flat-screen televisions and wireless internet.
You’ll want to make time for one of the best daily tours in town, too. Both historical and educational, tours of the Mansion are offered daily at 12 and 1pm, and there are evening tours in season and at the holidays. Tours include the history of the Mansion, tales of its rescue and restoration, and a peek at the common areas and a guest room or two.
You’ll also want to stop by the Southern Mansion’s Willow Creek Winery, the only winery on Cape Island, for a quick tasting or a leisurely summer picnic.
The Mansion — with its beautiful wraparound porches, hardwood floors, genuine Victorian ballroom, and lavish gardens — is a popular destination for private events and stunning, one-of-a-kind weddings of up to 150 guests. Let their expert staff help make your custom wedding perfect.