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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
Cape May, New Jersey

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The Peter Shields Inn offers oceanfront accommodations and gourmet dining
in Cape May's most extraordinary Georgian Revival mansion.

The Peter Shields Inn offers oceanfront accommodations, gourmet dining and wedding parties in Cape May's most extraordinary bed and breakfast inn and restaurant.

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All our rates listed are for 2 people and include:
Private baths
Full served breakfast
Afternoon refreshments
Wireless internet access
Flat Screen Television
Concierge services
Off street parking
Use of beach chairs, beach towels & umbrellas

On Site Amenities

Board games - Conference Rooms - Copier - Fax Machine
Fireplace - Internet Service - Piano - Telephone - Wedding Facilities

Our restaurant offers five distinctive dining rooms, two fireplaces, a cappuccino bar and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean in Cape May, NJ.

In the warmer months, dine al fresco on our outside patio.

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For that special occasion, enjoy the elegance and warmth of the Fireplace Room. Our fanciful Canine Room will delight you with its gallery of "top dogs", while the West Sun Porch will dazzle you with the view. Enjoy the view and the Yamaha player grand in the eclectic Salon. The Zebra Room with its stained glass tables and fireplace is perfect for either a romantic rendezvous or a small group gathering.

Executive chef Eric Hegyi has created an outstanding menu featuring updated American cuisine. Enjoy seafood specialties that include Seared Day Boat Scallops, South African Lobster Tail and our signature Lobster Crab Cakes. Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb and the Mixed Grill will appeal to the meat eater.

Weddings at The Peter Shields Inn

Make all your wedding dreams come true at the Peter Shields Inn and The Mainstay Inn From ceremony to reception to accommodations for you and your guests, our professional and attentive staff will take care of your every need.

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The Peter Shields Inn specializes in both casual and elegant ocean front Cape May weddings, parties, receptions and special dinners.  We cater to your needs and welcome your ideas to make your special occasion everything you dreamed it would be.

Our events generally include one and a half hours of passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sit-down station or buffet brunch, lunch or dinner.   Each of our events differ, so we will match our times and food with your needs allowing for photos and any other of your planned activities.

The integrity of the food at The Peter Shields Inn is wonderful and you won't be disappointed.  We will work out a menu to suit your wants and needs.


Together the Peter Shields Inn & The Mainstay Inn offer meeting planners an exciting alternative to the standard hotel or conference center.

Accommodation include a combined total of 25 guestrooms in both properties, all with private baths. Our secure conference room in the lower level of the Peter Shields can accommodate up to 20 people. Larger groups can be accommodated in any of the restaurant's dining rooms.

In addition to our regular room amenities - full breakfast, afternoon tea and evening wine & cheese - we also offer a variety of luncheon and dinner options. And refreshments in the conference room are always complimentary. Site inspections are always available by appointment.

Concierge Services - Just tell Us What you want...Dinner and Inn Packages are available

Area Attractions

Onsite or Nearby Activities

  • Amusement Park
  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Beach, Casino
  • Concert venue
  • Gourmet/Fine Dining
  • Historical interests
  • Live Music, Movie Theater,
  • Museum, Nature area, Ocean
  • Performing Theater, Picnic area
  • Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
  • Bicycle rental
  • Bird watching
  • Boating, Canoeing, Fishing
  • Golfing, Horseback riding
  • Kayaking, Sailing
  • Shopping, Sight-seeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
  • Video Arcade
  • Water sports

Gift Certificates Available

Peter Shields Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays and weddings.

Gift certificates can be purchased for either dinner or accommodations and are good for one year. Certificates for dinner can be made out for any dollar amount. Gift certificates for accommodations at the inn can be purchased for any dollar amount, a specific length of stay (subject to minimum stay requirements) or for any of our special packages. (You don't need to specify a reservation date, the recipient can do that later.)

Give the gift of memories, give a stay at the Peter Shields Inn.

Guest Information

  • The difference in room rates is based on room size and water view.
  • Please call for current rates.
  • 2-night minimum on weekends 3-night minimum on special weekends and holidays
  • All rates are subject to 14% New Jersey Sales Tax
  • A Personal check is our preferred method of payment
  • An advance deposit of 50% (or 1 night, whichever is greater) by check will be requested to confirm your reservations
  • The balance is due at check-in time, between 2 and 11 p.m.
  • In the event of cancellation, the deposit will be returned less $35 booking fee, if we are able to fill the vacancy
  • The staff of Peter Shields Inn recommends that you reserve your accommodations at least four to six months in advance.    Additionally, we recommend making dinner reservations early. Call us as soon as possible.
  • If we can help you in any way with your vacation plans or if you have any special needs, please feel free to contact us at (609) 884-9090.
  • Check-in time is 2:00 PM. If you will arrive later than 9:00 PM, please notify the Front Desk. Check-out time is 11:00 am.
  • Sorry, No Pets
  • Children over the age of 12 are more than welcome with advance notification.
  • Please advise the Front Desk if you have any specific dietary or medical needs and we will do our best to try and accommodate them.

Visit Our Sister Inn, The Mainstay Inn at: www.mainstayinn.com

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
1301 Beach Drive
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

Fax: 609-898-0867
Homepage: www.petershieldsinn.com
Innkeeper: Bridget Fowler

  Hits Since 8/20/07

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