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A Cape May Bed & Breakfast

The Dormer House, a Cape May Bed and Breakfast, is a center hall "colonial revival" built in 1899 for a rich marble dealer John Jacoby of Philadelphia. Mr. Jacoby, founder and first Commodore of the Cape May Yacht Club, built the cottage for his family as a summer house for "gracious living and entertaining." We offer 12 rooms & suites and an attached cottage.

Dormer House bed and breakfast offers a spacious "center hall" and is a beautiful room to welcome arriving guests. This Cape May B&B has a complete magnificent marble fireplace large open stairway, and sparkling stained glass panes. For safety reasons smoking is permitted only on the veranda.

Wide, wonderful long porches wrap the Dormer House Bed and Breakfast. You will love the grand porches as you rock away the hours inside or out during Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter. A delightful spot to sip a glass of fresh, ice cold lemonade and let the quiet and charm of Cape May sink deep inside. A perfect beginning for a few days at the shore.   

The tastefully decorated rooms display pastel colors with eclectic furnishings, queen beds and a wonderful assortment of antique mirrors, period furniture. Lace curtains dress the wide open windows throughout this pleasant cheery house. A private balcony entrance at this New Jersey Bed and Breakfast adds romance to our one bedroom cottage.

Dear Guests,

It is with mixed emotions that Dennis and I announce that we have sold The Dormer House and have officially retired.

We would like to give a warm and heartfelt thank you to each and every guest that has stayed at Dormer House over the last 20 years. You are all very special to us and we thank you for giving us so many happy memories. We loved having you as part of our Dormer House family.

We will never forget all the wonderful afternoon tea times we have spent chatting on the porch. We once had a guest write us a “tea time” song and that will remain in our hearts forever. The special requests for a favorite cookie or cake was always a delight and we couldn’t wait to serve it again when they returned.

Dennis and I always looked forward to seeing so many of you visit year after year. We truly loved laughing, talking, and getting to know everyone a little more during each visit.

The new owners are wonderful people and you may even know them already, as they are local hoteliers. They will be keeping our daughter, Diana as their manager and our son-in-law, Mike will also continue on as chef.

Please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for making the last 20 years such a pleasure. It is because of you we loved running The Dormer House all these years. You have truly touched our hearts and we are forever grateful.

As we look forward to a new adventure we give you our love, and wish you well as you continue to enjoy the beautiful Dormer House.

Lucille and Dennis Doherty

Lucille & Dennis Doherty

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