The Harrison Inn

613 Columbia Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Innkeeper(s): Andrew & Kelly Bares

Cape May Trolley offers a FREE ride 6 Jul 2012, 12:52 pm

It's True! Park FREE at the Cape May Elementary School lot at Madison & Lafayette, and ride the trolley FREE to the Washington Street Mall, beach & promenade. Stay at the Summer Cottage Inn and walk over to the ride the trolley for FREE. We are conveniently located one block to the beach and a short walk to the Washington Street Mall. You can relax on our front porch and enjoy watching the horse carriage rides. We offer a great afternoon tea.

Greater Cape May Historical Society hosts Antique and Fine Crafts Fair 20 Jun 2012, 1:11 pm

If you enjoy antiques and fine crafts your time will be well spent at the Cape May Antique & Fine Crafts fair hosted by The Greater Cape May Historical Society. The fair is located in Wilbraham Park on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. The proceeds benefit the Colonial House Restoration Fund. There is also FREE PARKING available. 

Cape May, New Jersey Lighthouse
Summer is a great time of the year to be in Cape May, New Jersey. The beach weather is  perfect. You will really enjoy the quaint town as you stay at the Summer Cottage Inn. We can help you plan your day!!

WELCOME BIRDWATCHERS 12 Jun 2012, 12:57 pm



Cape May has long been an important layover spot for migrating birds.They are closely followed by droves of avid birdwatchers, binoculars at the ready.

Already this year, a few Summer Tanagers, Red-eyed Vireos, and Blue-winged Warblers have been seen. Double-crested Cormorants are being spotted throughout the peninsula these days, and the first Sandpipers of the season are busily running up and down the shoreline.

Guided walks to such bird-rich destinations as Belleplain State Forest, Cape May Point State Park, and Higbee Beach are informative and fun.

Bird watching boat trips also take place frequently; they run every weekend and many Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays as well. Try a Salt Marsh Safari or Back Bay Birding by Boat. The best way to see waterfowl is to visit them in their own element.

The Osprey offers Birding by Boat tours daily. The Cape May Bird Observatory offers talks, walks, and other birding events on a regular basis. Cape May Point State Park is always open.
Many guests of our Cape May Bed and Breakfast are birders. These folks know that while special birding events are fun and informative, there are innumerable opportunities to see birds in and around Cape May, any day of the week.

Any time is a good time for bird lovers to spend a few days at our Cape May Bed and Breakfast. Clean your binoculars and make your reservations soon.

Celebrate Father's Day in Cape May, NJ 12 Jun 2012, 12:41 pm


Spending some time with Dad in Cape May, New Jersey is a great way to express your love for your Dad. There is so much for you to do with Dad in Cape May, New Jersey.

Father's who like the outdoors may want to tour the area on bikes which we provide for our guests of our  Cape May Bed and Breakfast. They may also want to go for a hike through Maurice River Bluffs Preserve, or try parasailing. Of course, the beaches of Cape May make the list of great things to do.

The History buff dad can enjoy visiting the Emlen Physick Estate (1878) or spend a few hours at the Cape May County Historic Museum. Don't forget to visit nearby Historic Cold Spring Village to see a historic reenactment of a mid-19th century rural community.

Dad's  would admire this great old car at the Emlen Physick Estate.

Mariner fathers enjoy the fact that Cape May, NJ, is a seacoast town with scenic cruises, dinner cruises, and whale watching excursions. There are nature safaris through the salt marshes and back bay birding and history tours. The Cape May - Lewes Ferry is another way to enjoy water views of historic harbors, marine life, and historic lighthouses; the journey between New Jersey and Delaware lasts 85 minutes.

Angling dads will love fishing the waters of Cape May. Don't have you own equipment - just stop in a local bait shop to get set up. There are also many fishing charters off shore. Dads can try saltwater fly fishing or head out to the deep waters. What a great way to spend time together!!

End your day on our fabulous front porch "the largest front porch in Cape May", sipping cool drinks and reminiscing about your special time in Cape May, NJ.

Your father will enjoy spending time with you -- these memories will last forever.

2012 Cape May Music Festival 1 Jun 2012, 1:11 pm

The 2012 Cape May Music Festival begins Memorial Day, May 28, and runs through June 14. It is a feast for the musical senses. We hope to welcome many music lovers to our Cape May Bed and Breakfast during the festival.

As an area innkeeper, I have come to know that the Cape May Music Festival is a "must do" if you are visiting Cape May, New Jersey. After your delicious breakfast at our bed and breakfast head over to the enjoy the music festival for some great music.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, festival-goers are treated to extraordinary performances:
  • Tribute to George Mesterhazy, June 3.
  • New York Chamber Ensemble, June 5.
  • Bay-Atlantic Symphony, June 7.

  • Eilen Jewell, June 10
  • New York Chamber Ensemble, June 12.
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, June 14.
Try a Bach Lunch some day at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, as well.

Weekends in the summer fill early, but we often have rooms available at our Inn during the week. Why not take a few days off and treat yourself to a musical feast at the Cape May Music Festival.

Tickets are available at Cape May Music Festival.

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