Beauclaire's is a renowned Victorian style Bed & Breakfast open all year located in the historic district in Cape May, New Jersey. Just a half block from the beautiful Cape May beaches, and two blocks from the center of town where you can enjoy antique shopping, gourmet dining, and historic Cape May tours. All of our romantic guest rooms have private baths and are decorated with period antiques in the Victorian style and tradition of an historic Cape May bed and breakfast.
This beautiful Queen Ann was built in 1879 after the original house was destroyed by fire in 1878. It was maintained as a private summer home and many stories concerning those who lived and visited here abound. Many of Cape May's tours state that Wallace Warfield, later to become the Dutchess of Windsor, summered here but this has not been substantiated.
However it was reported in The Philadelphia papers as occurring. A copy of that article is found at a local hotel, since her "Coming-out Party", occurred there. Victorian house plans, divided space so everyone in the household had some privacy in an age that was intensely communal. This can be seen in several of our public rooms which are just large enough for two or three... all places to escape from the pressures of too much close family living.
Today, this building is our home. We have been residents of Cape May for the last ten years and have enjoyed the peacefulness of the wonderful town that our Inn resides. The dining room where guests eat breakfast is where our family enjoys their meals. You can enjoy, as we do, the many quiet spaces to read a good book or write a postcard. The sun room by the parlor is perfect in spring, or the small library on the second floor in winter. The entire family thinks the turret room is the greatest place to escape and get away from everyone. Maybe its because it is only eight feet around and on the third floor. Our goal is to provide a quiet restful stay. So come, enjoy our home and the beautiful town of Cape May as we do. It's a great place to be.
An open, three story chestnut staircase leads the way to the second and third floor bedrooms. The leaded glass window is the largest of five original stain glass windows. The window was completely restored in 1999, and we are told it will last another 125 years.
Ocean View Rooms
Guestrooms with Fireplaces
Full Sit-down Breakfast
Large wrap around Lemonade porch facing the Ocean
Afternoon refreshments & sweets
Beach chairs in the summer
Queen & King Size Beds
Central Air Conditioning
Complimentary bottle of red or white wine served bedside for stays of 4 nights or longer during summer season or 3 nights or longer during off seasons
Additional guest accommodated in some rooms for an additional charge
We can accommodate a third guest in several of our rooms for $50 additional per night. All room rates are subject to New Jersey sales and occupancy tax.
115-240/nt US Dollar
Beauclaire's B&B Inn
23 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ, 08204, USA
Two night stay on weekends is preferred year round, except July and August which require a three night minimum stay on weekends. Holiday weekends require a three night minimum stay. A two night minimum stay is preferred during weekdays, however a one-night stay is possible if availability exists. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. Please mention any gift certificates you may be using, when you make your reservation.
Confirmed reservations require a 50% deposit. The balance and tax is due upon check-in. Full advance payment is required for a one-night reservation.
Cancellations must be made 21 days in advance of your scheduled arrival for a refund of your deposit minus a $30 processing fee. If the cancellation is made within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, one night will be retained from your deposit if the reservation is not re-rented in full. If we are able to fill the vacancy caused by the cancellation, a refund certificate for the full amount of your deposit (minus $30 processing fee) will be issued to you. This certificate will be valid for a one-year period for you to use at your convenience. Any cancellation received within 72 hours of your scheduled arrival time will not be refunded.
Check-in time is from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Arrangements must be made in advance in order to insure your entry if you plan to check-in later than 5:30 PM.
Check-out time is 11:00 AM. A later check-out time may be accommodated for an additional $70 charge.
NJ state law permits smoking only on the porches or garden areas.
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