A Charming, family-friendly Inn of Apartments & Suites 717 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204 609-898-0502 email us
Antoinette’s Guest House is centrally located in the Historic District on Washington Street (near Franklin St) and is only a block from downtown Cape May.
The charming interior of this friendly and family-oriented Inn will make you feel right at home. Children are always welcome at Antoinette's Guesthouse. You can choose between large, spacious 1 and 2 bedrooms Victorian Suites accommodating 1 to 8 people or apartments for groups up to 24, with private entrances.
Antoinette’s is just steps from the Cape May Historic District Victorian Mall, fine dining and shopping areas, banking, churches and public transportation. Just a short walk will take you to our boardwalk and quality beach. We are very convenient - just park your car and enjoy walking throughout Cape May, a National Historic Landmark City.
There are many treasures to be enjoyed throughout this historic house. Our innkeeper, Deanna, is skilled at and crafting fine works of Victorian lampshades to recovering quality furniture. Most of the Victorian house's 70 windows are dressed with handmade curtains and drapes.
See the famous 40,000-stitch hand filet crochet wall hanging of The Lord's Prayer, made by Antoinette herself. This masterpiece was awarded a blue ribbon. She completed this 2-year project at age 94.
See over 20 handmade Victorian-style lampshades that were skillfully fashioned from silk, brocade, evening and wedding dresses. These exquisite shades are hand crafted by the proprietor, who is also Antoinette's granddaughter and an acclaimed seminar instructor for this lost art. Call for your own copy of the acclaimed video Cape Mays Victorian Lampshades: Recreation of a Lost Art.
During the winter of 1996, Deanna was joined by her 80 year old father Fred who only planned to stay the winter. Well, Fred stayed 7 years. To keep himself busy he built his first wooden boat model in the winter of 1996. The guests loved the ship and appreciated the workmanship of this senior citizen. Fred expanded to more ships and dollhouses of all kinds.
During the summer of 1999, the models were moved to the front porch for the summer visitors. These dollhouses became a stopping point for the visitors passing by the house, horse and buggies and the Cape May trolleys. Its' wonderful that he found a way to share his senior years with the visitors of Antoinette's Guesthouse in Cape May.