Walking along the streets of beautiful Cape May, have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a bed and breakfast? Are you the kind of person who could share your home with your guests? Does innkeeping involve a lot of work? Are you a good fit for the accommodation industry?
Members of Cape May Historic Accommodations, a local coalition of over 40 members comprising Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses, Suites, Apartments and Historic Hotels, were asked, “What do you love about innkeeping?” Here are their responses:
You cannot beat the commute.
Working where you live certainly has its advantages. Think of all the time wasted sitting in rush hour traffic. Innkeepers simply walk downstairs to begin their day.
You meet so many interesting people.
While most of the visitors to Cape May live in the Mid-Atlantic region, Cape May has become a favorite destination for the entire country. The Internet has given our little town worldwide exposure. It is not unusual to have guests from Europe, Canada or Asia.
You get to share the beauty and charm of Cape May with others.
We are proud of our beach town and enjoy introducing people to all that it has to offer. From the great restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries to our local theaters, to the history and unique architecture, to the trolley tours, lighthouse, and Sunset Beach, Cape May truly offers something for everyone.
You can have a second career after you’ve retired.
You may have left your real job, but you are too young and vibrant to sit around and do nothing. Innkeeping provides a great lifestyle and supplemental income.
You get to call Cape May home!
As the saying goes, “Most people call it the JERSEY SHORE, the regulars call it the BEACH, and the lucky ones call it HOME”. And it’s not just the “locals” who think Cape May is a pretty great place. Cape May was recently named “The Prettiest Town in New Jersey”, one of the “Top 25 Best Beach Towns in America” and one of the “Top 20 Best Food Cities in America” by national news organizations and publications. Just yesterday Cape May was named one of the “50 Beautiful Small Towns We Want To Live In” by House Beautiful.