Welcome to the Official Site for the Luther Ogden Inn

…home of our award­-winning Tomato­-Zucchini Frittata (1st Place – 2014 West Cape May Tomato Festival) and the Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs (1st Place – 2016 Meatball Competition at Willow Creek Winery) and Peach Crumble Pie (1st Place 2019 Wildwood Perfect Peach Pie contest sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council) and the Very Berry Cheesecake (1st Place – 2020 Great Cape May Bake-Off). We were awarded 1st Prize (Jan’s Applesauce Cake) and 2nd Prize (Mark’s Tropical Fruitcake) in the 2020 “Not Your Grandma’s Fruitcake” Competition. The Luther Ogden Inn placed 1st in the Best Decorated Sign in 2018 and 3rd in 2019 in the Light Up Cape May Contest. We placed 3rd in the Best Decorated Window/Porch in 2020 and finished 3rd again in 2021 for the Best Decorated Business.

This Colonial Revival style bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ with its large wrap­around porch was built by Luther Ogden in 1900 as a wedding gift for his wife, Mary. He owned the family lumberyard and used American chestnut for all of the interior pillars, ceiling beams and wood trim. The first floor features a large living room with built­-in bookcases, and a sitting area with its original fireplace, as well as a dining room with a fireplace.

This turn-­of­-the­-century inn is particularly noted for its beautiful antique lighting fixtures and cranberry glass chandelier.

In summer, our guests enjoy both a sumptuous, homemade breakfast as well as refreshing ocean breezes as they dine on the prettiest wrap­around porch in Cape May. Our recipe for Breakfast Cupcakes was featured in the 2016 Chamber Of Commerce of Greater Cape May Visitor’s Guide. In winter, a fireplace provides a cozy touch in the antique­-filled dining room. The inn is located in Cape May’s historic district and is just one block from the beach and 3½ blocks to the Victorian walking mall. Our parking is onsite and free!

The Luther Ogden Inn was named to the 2012 Green Festival Honor Roll for its commitment to sustainability and the environment. We also received the 2013 Conservation Award from the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce as well as the 2015 Eco Award – Green Cape May from the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May.