History of Windward House Inn

The Windward House Inn in Cape May, New Jersey is closed.

Here’s a brief history:

Cape May, New Jersey, Windward House Bed and Breakfast Inn was located in the heart of Cape May’s historic district on Jackson Street, the oldest street in Cape May. It’s unbeatable location was close to most things Cape May has to offer: Cape May’s wonderful beaches are just 1/2 a block down the street, Shopping was just 1/2 block up the street and most of Cape May’s restaurants and tour sites are within walking distance.

“The rooms are a trove of high Victorian treasures and the eye wants to light everywhere.” – Country Inns.

Windward House was a gracious Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn with a tradition of hospitality and comfort in Cape May for over 30 years. Built in Cape May during a period when rooms were large, spacious and airy, Windward House Bed and Breakfast Inn also had 3 wonderful porches to capture the warm Cape May sun or to savor the cool seashore sea breezes in the shade while relaxing

1st Floor

Renaissance Room

Behind stained glass doors, this room featured an exquisite Victorian queen-size bed, marble topped side bureaus and a comfortable Empire sofa. It also had a small refrigerator, and was an excellent one for those who prefer not to climb stairs. The private bath had a stall shower and an antique pedestal sink.

Summer Suite

Was a bright airy bedroom with an antique queen-size bed, marble topped bureaus and a period settee. It adjoined a small sitting room with a convertible single bed and a small refrigerator. The private bath had a stall shower and a vintage chestnut door with beveled glass provides a private entrance from a small porch.

2nd Floor

Cottage Room


Featured a window seat under curved glass windows which overlooked Jackson Street. Spacious comfort was provided with a beautiful Victorian queen-size bed and a period settee and chairs. French doors opened onto a charming sun porch and the bath contains a tub/shower and a small refrigerator.

Edwardian Room

Was next to the Cottage Room, had a queen-size Victorian bed with matching dresser. A period sofa provides lounging comfort and French doors open onto a lovely sun porch.