are warmth coupled
with Victorian charm and liberally seasoned with casual,
yet elegant creature comforts.
Enjoy the endless sea breezes that
whisper through the expansive rooms.
Lounge in inviting porch rockers on the
large wraparound veranda or in the
glistening glass enclosed sun porch.
In addition to the expected
pleasures of sand and surf, enjoy historic house and
museum tours, gardens, Cape May Point State Park, bird
watching, bicycling, horseback riding, antiquing,
fishing, shopping, tennis and nearby golf.
Lorraine and Terry Schmidt
have owned and operated The
Humphrey Hughes House since 1987. They, along with their
experienced and courteous staff, look forward to
welcoming you to Cape May.
Captain Humphrey Hughes arrived in Cape May in 1692 and
soon became one of the area's original landowners. A few
decades later, his son, Humphrey Hughes II, added to the
family holdings and purchased the ground on which the
Humphrey Hughes House now stands. The first structure
built on the property was moved to another location, and
the current one was erected in 1903. The home remained
in the Hughes family hands until Dr. Harold Hughes'
death in 1980.
Even today, the building is alternately referred to by
Cape May residents as either "The Hughes House" or "the
doctor's office." Tastefully restored to its original
late Victorian ambiance, the inn provides the perfect
setting for a carefree seaside holiday and welcomes
overnight guests. Enjoy this Cape May Bed and