Enjoy Historic Cape May, take a stroll in the tree lined shaded streets containing over 600 authentic 19 century buildings and stay in a modern or historic accommodations in Cape May. Stay at these Historic Cape May Properties with the best modern luxury amenities. Staying at a Cape May Historic Hotel is the perfect way to merge unparalleled history with proximity to world class beach dining, culture and nightlife. Travelers heading to Cape May can stay at several historic hotels that have accommodated over five U.S. Presidents and look forward to VIP service in these turn of the century unique beach front historic accommodations.
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Peter Shields Inn in Cape May, NJ
The Peter Shields Inn is a Select Registry romantic seaside getaway, with nine well-appointed guest rooms, breathtaking ocean front views and gourmet dining. This 1907 Georgian Revival mansion, a Bed and Breakfast Diamond Collection boutique inn, is located on Cape May’s Beach Avenue, steps from the beach. Sit on our front porch, watch dolphins and migrating birds navigate the Atlantic coastline. Take the Inn’s bikes and leisurely explore all that Cape May has to offer. Complete your day in our Zagat recommended fine dining restaurant a place where epicurean delights and impeccable service are always on the menu.
The History Behind this Classic Ocean Front Inn and Restaurant
Peter Shields was a wealthy businessman from Pittsburgh drawn to Cape May at the turn of the 20th century when the city’s stature as a premier vacation destination was in danger. Shields was part of a group of entrepreneurs that wanted to reclaim Cape May’s former glory by creating a grand resort that would outshine its new rivals. They created the Cape May Real Estate Company in 1903, and appointed Shields as the company’s first president.
The Shields moved into their magnificent Georgian-Revival-style home in the summer of 1907. The following year Shields suffered a devastating loss when his 15-year old son Earl was killed in a boating accident. The Cape May Real Estate Company was also forced to declare bankruptcy. Shields resigned and returned to Pittsburgh with his family.
The Shields’ home has served as a private residence, an exclusive club for boat-owners and the Tuna & Marlin Club. Today the Peter Shields Inn operates as an inn and a restaurant, offering luxury accommodations with nine guest rooms and Zagat-rated fine dining. You Can check availability for the Peter Shields Inn to book your weekend stay or vacations
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
1301 Beach Ave.
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
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