Thank you to all of our guests who took the time to submit a review. We really appreciate it - and so do our future guests!
For the past year, my Susan has been telling me how much I was going to enjoy our stay at the Mission Inn. She was right-on! We have stayed at a lot of B&B’s and most have been good experiences, and I was trying to think what makes the Mission Inn so exceptional. The breakfasts and afternoon snacks are scrumptious, and the California mission theme is amazing. But the real answer is simple: the hosts. So I thank you for making our too-short stay so fun and relaxing; just what we needed between two weddings.
Hope to see you in 2017,
Staying at the Mission Inn for our first trip to Cape May was a wonderful choice! The hospitality, decor and welcoming feeling we experienced was one of the best experiences we've had, and we've stayed at a lot of places over the years. Would definitely stay here again in a minute!!!! Loved it..the pictures the website does not do this place justice...such a cool inn
Cathy and I got home a little while ago. I just wanted to thank you for another great get away. You make us feel so welcome and at home. We feel like family when we visit and it is tough to leave. Please thank Leslie also for another great breakfast. We get so many ideas from her. It is true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
As we mentioned we intend to come again in November.
Thanks again for being such a fantastic host and friend.
Hello Susan and Raymond,
Thank you for having us at the Mission Inn again this week. It was so special reliving the best day of our lives all over again!! And to have a restful break in one of our most favorite places. Everything was exceptional and we could not have asked for a better time. Thank you for taking such good care of us. Once again we are counting down the days til we can come back again.
Sending along a few photos... one is a photograph of a painting in our living room next to our front door. It was a wedding gift from a dear friend...somehow she was able to track down a gorgeous painting of the Mission Inn. So we see it every day and it always brings back wonderful memories.
Another photo is of me wearing my wedding dress to dinner at Peter Shields Inn on Wednesday. How special to wear my dress and get ready all over again at your place one year later. It felt like we got to have our wedding day back!!
Thank you for making our stay so perfect. We love you both too and think the world of you and your staff. We wish the best now and always.
Heidi and Billy
Of course we will fill out a survey and such! We had a lovely weekend, thanks so much to you and Ray! The time we spent in Cape May this weekend is truly the brick and mortar of our marriage, and without our occasional getaways, life tends to dilute the importance of romance. Can't say enough about your hospitality and warmth.
Kate and Keenan
Dear Susan and Raymond,
Thank you very, very much for another wonderful stay at your beautiful Mission Inn.
As always, we enjoyed every delightful moment!
Every detail is always so beautiful and thoughtful! It was great to experience a touch of Spring in your B&B!
The decorations are fantastic and made us smile at every turn in every room!
We loved the beautiful flowers and enjoyed the special treat of the M&M’s in the room!
And, of course, it was extremely kind and generous of you to gift Larry with the bottle of wine and wonderful wine bottle sack!
We certainly did not expect that and want you to know how appreciative Larry and I are for your very thoughtful gift.
We enjoyed every moment of our stay! It was wonderful to be able spend a weekend in our favorite Bed and Breakfast and visit with both of you!
What a bonus to be able to stay in such a fantastic B&B and be able to call the owners our friends. Because, you know we think of both of you as very, very special people!
Thank you for everything!
We are excited to know we already have “our” room reserved for August and September!
Take care and have a wonderful Easter and a delightful Spring!
Love and Hugs,
Elizabeth and Larry
Susan & Ray,
First, I apologize for forgetting to leave the key when we left. (Maybe it was a Freudian slip in order to come back soon!) I will drop it in the mail tomorrow.
Second, I completed a Trip Advisor review. However, because it was my first ever review, I don’t know if it will be posted right away.
Anyway, here is what I wrote:
My wife and I are not B&B experts, so I ventured to the internet to surprise my wife with a weekend away in February as a Christmas gift. I read many positive reviews about The Mission Inn, so I booked it.
We just returned home today and the weekend was phenomenal! Susan and Ray are the most gracious and sincere hosts you could ask for. From the moment of our arrival through our departure, they were incredible. The food, breakfast and afternoon snacks, were top-notch! Our room was unbelievable, from the Jacuzzi to the heated floors. We will be return guests! This B&B lives up to its #1 B&B in Cape May rating!
Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend. We needed a relaxing weekend away, and boy did we get it! You guys are PERFECT hosts! The Inn is unique and fabulous in everyway. We can’t wait to come back and visit. You have ALL the details covered, right up to the puzzles! Thanks again. We hope to see you soon!
Ken and Colleen Bevenour
Good morning Susan and Raymond,
We had a wonderful time, and I wanted to tell you and Raymond you were the hostess with the most-est. I just happily completed my review and it goes like this:
"I consider myself a connoisseur on Bed & Breakfast establishments because I have been to so many of them from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to New York. The Mission was by far the best Bed & Breakfast we have stayed at so far. From the beautiful rooms decorated in California style, the kind and attentive owners Susan and Raymond who made you feel like you were part of their family; to the amazing gourmet breakfast. I would highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. You leave relaxed and pampered it’s a real “don’t miss” experience. Thank you so much Susan and Raymond for a wonder Valentine weekend. "
Thanks again for your hospitality you place is really amazing we had a truly wonderful time.
Thanks again and have a great day!!
Kathleen and Nick
We had an absolutely fantastic visit. Your hospitality is remarkable. We would ask that you not change a thing.
I have left a review on TripAdvisor and will look into the other sites as well.We have stayed at many B&Bs around North America and The Mission Inn is among the best we have experienced. We will share that information.
Good morning Susan and Raymond,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us this past weekend. Jeffrey and I had such a wonderful time. We feel your hospitality and your beautiful home(and yummy breakfast) is the best bed and breakfast/inn we have ever been to.
Jeffrey and I feel very connected, relaxed and are ready to take on 2016!
Again, thank you for an amazing relaxing and pampered weekend.
Hope to see you again soon.
Sarah and Jeffrey Elsing
Good evening Susan. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and Ray the merriest is Christmases and many blessings in the New Year. We still reminisce about The Mission Inn and how we enjoyed it and meeting the two of you. We so enjoyed you!!
Thank you again. We think of you often and continue to plan the next time we will visit.
Rita and Tom Shusted
Susan and Raymond
We had a wonderful time at the inn. When we are there we feel like we're with family. We have been to many B and B's in Cape May. We liked them all but you make us feel so at home. We miss you already. Enjoy the holidays. We hope to see you soon.
We definitely will write a review. It will be a 5 star one!!!!
Carol and Chet. :)
It was great seeing Maryann and Bill.
You were instrumental with the start of a friendship. Thank you.
Thank you for a very relaxing and lovely weekend away. Bob and I kept feeling as if we had truly skipped out of our routine which is so hard to do on such a short trip. Thank you for making us feel truly at home and spoiled.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Dear Susan and Ray,
Mark and I had an absolutely amazing time last week at The Mission Inn!
You both have created such a wonderful atmosphere - one where we felt home, but away...and I don't think anyone can ask for more than that in life. We loved all the accommodations, from the Santa Barbara with the wonderful shower to the great room with the snacks and wine...plus the divine breakfast each morning while enjoying the sun through the glass window - ahhh, I can still feel the happiness we experienced. We certainly will recommend your place to our friends and family.
Although it will be a few months until we can visit again, we will absolutely stop on our bikes this summer so you both may meet our girls. They loved the pictures and look forward to the visit!
Until then, thank you again for everything. You both beam good will and love and we felt that during our entire stay! Please have a fantastic Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday and send everyone our best wishes.
PS- I will fill out some info on Trip Advisor to spread the good word on what The Mission Inn represents and provides. You both deserve the credit.
Lots of love from your Jim Thorpe family,
Christine and Mark Rosenberger
My wife and I just returned home from our third visit to the Mission Inn in Cape May. The title of the review really sums it up. The Mission Inn is perfect. I might add "Consistent Perfection" as it never fails to live up to it's reputation each time we visit.
From the time you walk in the door until you leave you feel totally comfortable and at home. There is no stuffiness, or pretentiousness at all. Hosts Susan and Ray welcome you as a returning family member, and it's not an act or phony at all. It is absolutely heartfelt. If you've not visited here before please go. Whether you're there for the first time, or returning, you'll be treated as family. We'd also like to mention two other people who assist Susan and Ray. Janet, who showed us our room was just as welcoming as Susan, and just a wonderful person to talk to. You will think you died and went to heaven when you eat Leslie's unbelievable breakfasts. They are delicious and incredibly creative.
We stayed in the San Diego de Alcala room this time. We like to try a different room each time. All of the rooms are great. You really can't go wrong. Then entire Mission Inn is modeled on Spanish missions, and is just beautiful and spotlessly clean, and such a nice change from overwhelmingly Victorian Cape May.
Bottom line...go! You'll not regret it.
Rick & Cathy
We just got home a little while ago. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Every time we visit we truly feel at home and like family. The welcome we receive from you and Ray is great. Please let Janet know we loved talking with her, and appreciate all her help when we arrived. And Leslie's breakfast? What can I say. We already have ideas for the next brunch we host. After all, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. It was also a lot of fun meeting Kevin and Kate. We all had a great time talking last night and again this morning.
I've written reviews for B & B.com, and for Trip Advisor. The Trip Advisor one in pending, and the other is too I think. Depending on when the baby comes we are going to try to get down for the Christmas tour. We definitely will be returning soon. Thank you so much again for everything. Thanks also for the antique store ideas. Cathy actually found a tiny porcelain tea set that she bought to add to her collection at Teaberry.
See you soon.
Hi, Susan & Ray. We had our best CM visit ever this past week, thanks to you!! Most of all, attributed to your friendship & our great dinner together; then, enhanced by a fun guest connection w/ Joe & Margaret, a most-memorable "walk in the woods" ... oh, and no rain!
We have almost eaten our way through the yummy cookies you & Leslie baked for us. We're still recovering from our "3-wine dinner" and haven't broken out one of our tempting Turdo wines yet :)
And most of our thorn scars are fading now, but not the memory of our laughs about the "Escape from Higbee".
Many thanks for your fine friendship and great hosting. See you before year-end! // H & J
Hi Susan. Mary and I had an absolutely wonderful time at The Mission Inn. It was simply the best. We will be thrilled to post a guest review on Tripadvisor in the coming week; it is our favorite site to help determine and hone in on travel accommodations.
We too wish you happy holidays and a great new year. If we’re fortunate we will see you in the spring of 2016.
And thank you for inquiring about my knee. I’m doing quite well.
Fred and Mary
We have arrived home safely. We ended up leaving much sooner than we expected. We went to the Lobster House for lunch and the water was at the front door...as we sat in the parking lot deciding what to do the high wind and driving ran made our decision for us and we thought it best to head home.
Once again, we greatly enjoyed our stay with you. You never fail to exceed our expectations in every way. We always feel loved and cared for by you and Raymond. You both truly have a calling for kindness and caring for others.
We look forward to returning to visit again as soon as we can.
Thanks again for your wonderful warm hospitality!
Give our best to Raymond.
Jackie and Mike
I was a bit tentative about coming back to the Mission Inn this Labor Day, as Jerry would not be there to enjoy it with me. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to relax and enjoy the time.
The cocoon like feeling of being wrapped in warmth and care made it as I remembered, a special time. Thanks to you and Ray for the care and attention to detail that make your environment unique.
Have a good year
What an amazing time we had last week at your home/inn. You truly love what you do and it shows in the details of your every movement. Your calmness to your voice, the decorations and paintings on the walls, the outstanding food and presentation, and your peacefullness to your inn make a not so far away get away so worthwhile. We are truly blessed to have crossed paths with you both. We loved the grounds, the firelplaces, the library, the St. Francis bird feeder, Annie your gardener, the waters in the room, the hors d'oeuvres and the bikes available to ride.
God bless you as your continue your earthly calling of welcoming others to rest at the Mission Inn,
Chris and Walt
PS. We will most definitely refer your home/inn.
PSS. The cheese place was a great recommendation also. TY as we are still enjoying the cheeses.
Thank you so so much for another great Mother/Daughter getaway! We really enjoy ourselves every time we stay @ the Mission Inn....our favorite vacation spot! Your staff is wonderful & you & Raymond are the best!!!!! We are already looking forward to next time & can't wait to see what new creations Leslie whips up for breakfast! We also love the new beach service! Thanks! The dates for next year are perfect! Miss you already!
Hanna & Lora
We are home and we had a very nice stay at your lovely Inn. It was so nice to meet you, your husband, and your wonderful staff. Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant and enjoyable.
We look forward to staying there again and hope to see you again soon.
First of all, we our so very grateful for all of your kind words...and for just being you....you are one of those very special people we feel truly blessed to have met.
Thank you for making us feel like family and feel at home the moment we arrived! I loved that we shared a hug as we entered your beautiful inn! When I began to plan Jim's surprise for his birthday, I really hoped that I would find the perfect weekend getaway for us to celebrate. I was able to keep it a secret up until the time we got in the car and I gave him the address. Then I revealed a few more details. He did not say too much so I was starting to wonder if this was going to be something he would enjoy. I could tell he was not too sure himself. We had never been to a bed and breakfast. Jim (like most men) doesn't usually show much emotion. I am happy to say...he couldn't have been happier with his surprise!
Well here are just a few of the reasons, we truly loved The Mission Inn (and can't wait to return!):
* Susan - there are not enough words to describe how warm, loving, caring and thoughtful you truly are. All Jim kept saying was - the attention to detail was incredible and ....Susan is one of the nicest people we have ever met!
* Our room was perfect! The bed was so comfortable. The Jacuzzi was so relaxing. The fireplace was romantic. Loved the shower and loved the shampoo and conditioner even more!
* The food was wonderful! I told Jim I want to learn how to cook like that! I want to take gourmet cooking classes! The cookies...oh the cookies!
* The location was ideal for everything in Cape May. If the weather was nicer we would have walked to Peter Shields for dinner. Every restaurant we went to was incredible!
* We loved being able to walk to the beach and have our chairs and umbrella waiting for us! Such a great amenity!
* We met really nice people while we were there. We always enjoy meeting new people.
* I know there are probably 100 other things we can write about our fabulous weekend at The Mission Inn....a memory we will cherish forever! I know Jim truly enjoyed our weekend at The Mission Inn because when we stopped at my sister's house to pick up our daughter, he could not stop talking about it!! I was so glad, because I so wanted him to relax and enjoy himself! Thank you is not enough to express our gratitude for all of your hard work and attention to detail to make this the perfect getaway!! We feel exactly the same as you said - we feel blessed to have met you and your staff and have the chance to spend a wonderful weekend at The Mission Inn. You made us feel like family and that means the world to us. Nothing more important than family! Take Care and thank you again for everything! xxoo,
Debbie and Jim
PS - we will gladly write a guest review on Trip Advisor! There won't be enough room for all the good things we will want to write!!
Susan - We had a wonderful stay, again. Thank you!! Missing Cape May already!
As always, a wonderful time at the beautiful Mission Inn! It just gets better and better. It was wonderful to see you and Ray, and of course we hope he is feeling better. Leslie's' breakfasts were as delicious and beautifully prepared as they always are. I'm waiting to get my hands on her cook book! Enjoy the rest of the summer!
-Debbie and Paul
March 2015 -
Dear Susan & Raymond:
Just a note to thank you for a very enjoyable visit. In addition, to the ambiance created by the decor, it was a real treat being treated as a “people” rather than a “room number”. I would also like to thank you for wrapping the Fedex with a ribbon it was both a nice touch and very thoughtful of you. Raymond’s method of directing my wife’s attention to the flowers and Fedex while showing us around the room was also very good. Again, thank you both for making our stay very enjoyable and helping with the celebration of our wedding anniversary.
John J. Wilman
January 2015 -
Thanks Susan, our weekend was so special and we can't wait to come back! I can't think of anything for the inn to improve on. It was perfect. I was excited to see the oatmeal cookie recipe on your website, I made them and they came out great :) thanks again and hope to see you soon.
January 2015 -
My husband and I needed a quick getaway to unwind. I consulted TA as always and was surprised to find out that one of the top BandB's in the entire country was right in our state! I had to experience it for myself. The Mission Inn did not disappoint. Susan, her husband and staff lived up to their much deserved reputation and more. Susan is so welcoming and pleasant. She instantly makes you feel at home. She is very thorough and covers all necessary details including restaurant recommendations and reservations.
Food: The breakfast was amazing both days and don't even get me started on how wonderful the late afternoon/evening hors d'oeuvres were!! The oatmeal cookies were to die for and my husband loved the brownies accompanied by a nice glass of port.
Room:We stayed in the San Francisco de Asis room for two nights. We loved the room because it was spacious with high ceilings and a Jacuzzi tub. We melted into the bed every night thanks to the most comfortable mattress topper I have ever encountered. After touring the inn, I can see why people say every room is a good room. You can not go wrong with the Mission Inn!
We can not wait to return and after hearing about our unforgettable experience, my parents want to stay here as well. I just wish we would have stayed one or two nights more!
- Jessica Vann
October 2014 - Susan and Ray,
Just wanted to say thank you for making our much needed and delayed time in Cape May exceedingly wonderful.
Your talent for detailed hospitality is second to none including food, rooms, amenities, etc. Your staff was gracious and the Mission Inn is a work of art (literally). You even 'arranged' for beautiful weather at this time of year!
Susan, your guests also reflect a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
We wish we could have stayed longer and look forward to returning in the future.
We truly enjoyed our time at the Inn and with you as well. Thank you, thank you and thank you!
Merridee and Gordon Evans
October 2014 - Ray/Susan
Words cannot describe the amount of joy that we had in the 3 nights that we spent at the Mission Inn. After reading the reviews and seeing review after review praising the Inn, we thought it was almost too good to be true. Well let me tell you, Here is another excellent review for you to post on your website. Never have we had such heartwarming and caring staff attend to us. From the moment we arrived until the very end of our stay, you extended your “Home” to us and made us feel like family. Your constant attention and caring for our plans made the stay more comforting. As for the food, I give it an A+++ and being a “foodie” that’s not easy for me to say! The Breakfast/Lunch that was fed to us was world class! I say Breakfast/Lunch because the portions were so large that we did not need to eat lunch on any of our 3 days there. As for the room, it was cozy, roomy, extremely clean and very warming to us. We could not wait to get back to the room at night and just relax. As you know, we had such a great time that we booked our next stay for 2015. Cannot wait to return!! We hope that you and your family have a great Holiday season and enjoy what you have turned into a World Class Inn.
Love Katie and Jerry Pucci
September 2014 - Thanks for the kind follow-up email. We couldn’t have had a nicer time last weekend. We’re so glad we found you guys. Not only was The Mission Inn itself fantastic, but you, Ray, and the rest of the staff made us truly feel like we were at home with family. We’ll definitely share our awesome experience online—and we’ve already spread the info via word of mouth! Next time, Meg and I will have to stay a bit longer. : )
Thanks again for everything. Hopefully, we’ll see you again soon!
All the best,
Pete and Megan
August 2014 - How sweet of you to send Camille such a nice email. The three of us could not have had a better time.
My sister is an artist and I am so sorry I did not take photos of your beautiful Mission to show her. Would it be possible for you to send me a brochure or some photo you might have to spare?
Again, many thanks for your wonderful a hospitality. We so enjoyed being there and meeting you, your husband, your nephew and all the staff. Give my best to. Janet, I am sorry we missed her. We had a smooth trip home and never stopped talking about the relaxing and fun time the three of us had!
Love to all, Paula
July 2014 - We are now in our CT home having a summer thunderstorm. I want to thank you for being in the profession you are in - taking care of others. You do it well: you do it with kindness, humbleness and genuineness. Not all can do what you do. I am so happy that we met you and Ray. There are some people who have graced our lives that teach us about being good people and you two have taught us some wonderful lessons! Thank you for sharing who you are with us. I miss you already - I miss the Mission Inn....
Thanks for your hospitality.
June 2014 - Hi Susan!
What can I say? I woke up depressed to be going back to work today!!! You have a little piece of Heaven with your Inn, but I don't have to tell you that.... We will be back (I was checking your calendar again last night LOL!!!) I just don't know when. If we end up staying at another place it will ONLY be because our calendar and your calendar are out of sync. We would be hard pressed to stay anywhere besides your beautiful Inn. This morning I wrote a lengthy 5 star review on Trip Advisor that is pending right now. Thank you for making us feel like part of the family. Thank you for caring about your guests. Thank you for taking pride in offering your guests the best accommodations. I can tell you it will not be a matter of if but rather when we will return!
Bernice & Dave
May 2014 - Ray and Susan,
Alessandra (Ale) and I wanted to take a minute and say thank you. Thank you for finding room for us at the last minute and for making us feel so at home. I can honestly say your place, as well as the both of you, were absolutely perfect. The Inn was beautiful, the rooms were great, food was exceptional, and we loved exploring the town. It was a very special weekend for us, and your place, as well as the town of Cape May, made it even more special. With that being said, we do believe there is so much more to see in Cape May and would love to do that by returning to The Mission Inn. How early do you start taking reservations for next year?
We look forward to seeing you again and thank you so so much!
May 2014 - This California mission-style inn was our host for a three-day visit in May 2014. It is a charming and relaxing place, with gracious and helpful hosts. The attention to detail that the host-owners invested in renovating the inn these past 12 years is mirrored in their attention to detail in ensuring that their guests’ stays are extra-pleasant and memorable. They are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable as well. Because we are birders with early morning excursions to take, on our previous stay, Susan prepared take-away breakfasts for us to enjoy. This time, we lingered over the delicious breakfasts on the hotel veranda and in the dining room and birded a bit later in the day. We recommend the Inn highly and will plan to return when we visit Cape May again.
Martha and Richard P
May 2014 - Dear Susan,
Tony and I had a fabulous weekend. I have decided that the Mission Inn is my little slice of heaven here on earth. The hospitality and warmth that you give is truly amazing! We will absolutely share our experience on at least Trip Advisor if not all of them and, trust me, it will be glowing! We look forward to seeing you again.
Best and warmest regards,
T & T
March 2014 - Dear Susan,
How nice to hear from you! Yes, we had a perfectly splendid time in Cape May and Joe was saying to me at breakfast this morning that he would so love to make another visit in May. Of course that is impossible, but we can dream.
We loved feeling pampered and cared for. All the work we left behind in Ithaca could remain there, in Ithaca. We loved the care and concern you had for our well-being that extended far beyond the perimeter of the Inn. We noticed that wherever we ate it was at your recommendation and it always worked out beyond our imagining.
The foundation for this relaxation lies in the intense preparation of the Inn itself to receive guests. The Mission is more wonderful than we could have known from looking at pictures. We were enchanted and we thoroughly enjoyed the many comforts provided. Of course we won't soon forget the view of Ray digging out the car after the snowfall overnight. Talk about an experience of "above and beyond expectations!"
Of course we are delighted to write you a review of our stay. I'll go do that now. And we hope to see you very soon again. Joe won't stay any place else in Cape May. Neither would I.
March 2014 - We recently returned from a late-February stay at the Mission Inn. We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, but knew that it was something we had wanted to try. Though a bit skeptical about staying at a non-Victorian style b&b, the reviews on this website, and many others, made us feel very comfortable in our decision to stay at the Mission Inn.
First, the rooms were impeccable. The pictures on the website do not do them justice – they were bright, roomy, and most importantly, very clean! The common areas were warm and inviting – we found ourselves making use of all of the amenities and often running in to other guests doing the same. (Puzzles, movies, books, snacks…) Speaking of snacks – the common “kitchen” was stocked with anything you might need, including many different beverages and delicious cookies baked daily.
We were there for two nights, so we had two delicious breakfasts. The food was presented as if it were being served in a 5-star restaurant. The meals were delicious – ours included an “egg pizza” and stuffed French toast. Also, in the afternoon, appetizers were served in the solarium. The appetizers are homemade, but were also quite tasty! Susan (the owner) went out of her way to make sure there were a variety of different items to munch on. We had arrived with no plans for dinner and Susan was able to make wonderful recommendations for places in Cape May (both full bar and BYOB) and we had delicious dinners on both evenings.
Perhaps what was most impressive about our stay were the people who were also staying at the Inn. We were lucky enough to dine with 3 different couples at breakfast. Each of the couples was there for their 4th, 5th or 7th time! That spoke volumes to us about the Mission Inn!
Another example of the wonderful service we received was a surprise to us – I informed Susan that we had just found out that we were expecting our 2nd baby. Well, unknown to us, Mission Inn hosts many “babymoons” for parents with little ones on the way. Susan and Ray left a bag full of goodies – including pickles – for our now-expanding family on the day of our departure. What a special addition to an already relaxing weekend.
Susan and Ray were wonderful hosts. They made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We were pampered and spoiled the entire weekend. We raved about the Mission Inn so much that my parents decided to check it out two weeks later! We cannot wait until we are able to return.
Jackie and Rob Drexler
March 2014 - Dear Susan & Ray, It was a great and relaxing weekend. You guys are THE BEST!!! And The Mission Inn is a Fabulous B&B!!!! Can't wait for our next getaway with you guys!!!!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
John & Deb Mento
February 2014 - What a wonderful stay at your exquisite and comfortable Mission Inn! To stay there THIS time, after a 7 year hiatus, was truly a joyous blessing. I was undergoing chemotherapy in 2007, and my husband brought me to Cape May for a little holiday. The beauty of the Inn truly cheered me then; but this time, it was totally uplifting. No wonder I remembered it so keenly!!! This time, the charming décor; the thoughtfulness of appointments, and, of course, the service were so very welcome, especially because we were engaged in a work assignment in town. Susan was superb, even smoothing our way with the client we were to meet. We especially appreciated the shower in the Santa Barbara suite; the TV and gas fireplace; the great bed; and the fabulous breakfast next morning (who needed lunch after that!) On every level, a 5 star experience. If you are near Cape May, don't miss the Mission Inn!! Dr. Carole Weaver-Linsner, New York
January 2014 - We have every intention of returning to the beach...in fact we are in conversation with Janet to rent a place for a week in September.
I will write you a glowing endorsement as soon as I can...in the meantime I took some great shots of your place with my baby camera when I was there, which I have included. The sunset shot you'll notice is void of power lines and poles!
Thank you again for a great stay. Give old Ray a big hug for us, stay warm and enjoy the photos. Michael & Lynn
November 2013- As far as our time at the Mission Inn, Mike and I were racking our brain to try to come up with even one thing we would suggest and we can't think of anything! Everything was absolutely perfect for our stay. It is clear that taking care of your guests is your top priority; there was nothing left to ask for. The breakfasts were perfect, special. We really enjoyed the 4 pm snacks and the availability of drinks. Our room was fantastic too! The location was perfect and so accessible to everything. We are already talking about when we can come back! Thanks again for your note and we hope to be in touch soon! Lynne and Mike
November 2013- Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality & for ensuring us such a great vacation/stay!! We have already started to spread the word to friends & family about what a gem the Mission Inn truly is & will be sure to post a review on the travel websites!! Your attention to detail & warmth resonate throughout each & every detail of your B&B & you do a wonderful job of truly making guests feel at home w/out any of the worries/responsibilities that usually come along w/ it... We thank you for a truly wonderful vacation & hope to see you again soon! All the best & continued happiness/success. Lance & Kristen
November 2013- Thank you so very much for a wonderful time at your magnificent Mission Inn. We have never had an experience like we had this past weekend. The Inn is gorgeous and your hospitality is beyond belief. And thank you for playing along with the birthday surprise for Bonnie, it worked out marvelously. We will see you again. Thanks, Rich and Bonnie
October 2013-Todd and I just wanted to thank you and Ray for a wonderful weekend! We appreciated the kindness and warm environment you create at the Inn. Since this was our first B&B no other can compare! You can definitely expect to see us again! Hope you enjoy your winter!
Ocotober 2013- I wanted to thank you again for your hospitality, this was a vacation that Eva and I will cherish and remember and you are one of the main reasons why. Enjoy the rest of the season and I am sure that we will see you next season.Thanks again. Izzy
October 2013-We would NOT stay anywhere else other than with you and your husband Raymond, you have honestly become family. You take care and pamper us beyond our expectations. We tell everyone we know about the mission, but that has become a great concern as we don't want to have competition with anyone on coming to share time with you both (only kidding!). We are also very proud to have found you both and the mission as we keep up on things and see that you have been honored as one of the top 25 B&B's in the states (boy they certainly got that right!). We look forward to sharing time with you both very soon, we miss being with you and the quiet time we have at the mission it is our little piece of heaven here on earth. will see you soon. Tell Raymond we still have to work out me being the "beach groomer" and him finding something else to do. Love you guys! Dan&Liz
October 2013- I want to thank you again for an amazing weekend at the Mission Inn! This truly was a memory for a lifetime and a gift from heaven for us. Mom, Mary and I had never taken a trip just the three of us, and Mom had never experienced a bed & breakfast. You won her over and made her a believer! We are so grateful for Tom & Karin and their generous gift as well as for you and your outstanding service, gracious welcome and warm hospitality. We felt so at home. Please thank your staff for all their hard work. It is clear that you and your staff at the Mission Inn have servants' hearts and that this is a labor of love for you. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Love, Kathy
September 2013- I'm sorry that we didn't have the opportunity to say goodbye in person (we had some time sensitive obligations at home and could not afford to visit you at the charity event), but I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your extraordinary hospitality during our stay at the Mission Inn.
Our visit to Cape May was even better than we could have imagined it to be, and the Mission Inn was no small part of that experience. From the excellent accommodations, to the delicious breakfasts, and most importantly the warm, welcoming feel in your home, our trip was the perfect way to celebrate both our anniversary and the approaching expansion of our family.
We were overwhelmed by your care and attention to detail and I can assure you that we will be recommending you to all of our friends and family who have plans to stay in Cape May. We hope to visit you again soon as we are already missing our vacation lifestyle. :)Thank you for making our trip one to remember. Continued best wishes! Jayson and Emily
August 2013-We had such a great time at your home and in Cape May! You and your staff create such a warm friendly environment, excellent service, and wonderful breakfast/snacks. We have told everyone we know about the wonderful Mission Inn (we will write up some great reviews) and we will definitely see you again soon! Thank you for everything. Anthony & Kara
July 2013-Thanks so much for your note. We are enjoying our new home very much, thank you! As far as our time at Mission Inn Mike and I were racking our brain to try to come up with even one thing we would suggest and we can't think of anything! Everything was absolutely perfect for our stay. It is clear that taking care of your guests is your top priority; there was nothing left to ask for. The breakfasts were perfect, special. We really enjoyed the 4 pm snacks and the availability of drinks. Our room was fantastic too! The location was perfect and so accessible to everything. We are already talking about when we can come back! Thanks again for your note and we hope to be in touch soon! All the best, Lynne and Mike Garfinkel
July 2013-Kelly and I had a wonderful and relaxing time. We look forward to return visits in the years to come!Thank you! Vince and Kelly
June 2013-Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality & for ensuring us such a great vacation/stay!!We have already started to spread the word to friends & family about what a gem the Mission Inn truly is & will be sure to post a review on the travel websites!!Your attention to detail & warmth resonate throughout each & every detail of your B&B & you do a wonderful job of truly making guests feel at home w/out any of the worries/responsibilities that usually come along w/ it... We thank you for a truly wonderful vacation & hope to see you again soon! All the best & continued happiness/success. Lance & Kristen
June 2013- We absolutely enjoyed our experience and I can't think of anything more you could've provided. We've been raving about our weekend to our friends and family since we got back. We look forward to the next chance we can come back and stay. We'll send you a baby announcement when our lil' peanut arrives! Take Care, Darrell & Emily
May 2013 - Hi Susan, Thank you for everything! We had a wonderful time and wish we could have stayed longer. Everything at the inn was lovely and it was the perfect weekend get-away. We hope to visit again! Thank you,
May 2013 - Dear Susan, Thank you so much for the nice email. Nick and I feel the same about you and Ray!!! We love you both and have never ever had a vacation experience like when we stay at your home. We have travelled many places, me being a travel agent, and when we stay with you we feel so welcomed and relaxed and come home feeling the same way. There is absolutely nothing more you could possibly do to improve what you do. Speaking with so many of the others who stay with you is homage to that. Everything is so perfect and is all we want in a vacation. As we get older we seem to enjoy quiet time more so than running and touring all over the place. We did plenty of that in our younger years and are so happy we found your little GEM in Cape May, and so close to our home! I would definitely recommend The Mission Inn to anyone who asks me for some place to stay in Cape May. We will be seeing you again probably in September and I will let you know as soon as we get our calendar together. Thanks again and have a wonderful summer!! We love and miss you already!! Eleanor and Nick. PS: Between you and I, I have never seen Nick eat so healthy as when we stay with you!!! He eats food there that he normally would not eat at home, and he likes it, which is a good thing. For me the cookies are my downfall. Will try to make them here but I am sure they won't taste the same!
May 2013 - Hello Susan and Raymond, You wouldnthave to ask Rachel twice!!! She loves you and your Inn (as do I) and said while she was there over the weekend she could live there!!! We miss you already. You are just the nicest people. You make everyone feel like they are family and we really appreciate that. Your Inn is the absolute best. I cant stop talking about it to everyone I see. We really enjoyed the delicious breakfast and the appetizers were amazing. You truly go above and beyond to make your guest feel special. We can't wait for our three glorious days in September!!!! We will be sure to visit Trip advisor and let them know about our wonderful experience. Thanks soo soo much again. Hope you have a nice summer. See you soon! Love Barb and Rachel Allen.
May 2013 - Susan and Raymond, We had a wonderful weekend at the Mission Inn. I loved it as soon as I walked through the doors and by Saturday afternoon I was already telling Jonathan we have to plan to come back soon! The room was fabulous. It had such a warm homey feel. Jonathan loved the room as well but I believe he loved the cookies, appetizers and breakfast the most:) We will defintely be back. Thank you for such a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Look for my glowing review on TripAdvisor!
April 2013 - Susan, Cathy and I want to thank you very much for such a great visit to the Mission Inn. We had a great time at your beautiful B&B. From the time you answered the door until we left we felt totally at home. We really enjoyed talking with you, and the other guests. Cathy has already recommended it to one of her friends where she works, who was looking for a place to get away with her mother and sister. I already put a review on Trip Advisor yesterday when we got home. I copied it below for you to see. I will put something on Bedand Breakfast.com too. As I mentioned in our review we will be back and for more than one day. Thank you again for helping us celebrate our anniversary.
April 2013 - Susan and Ray, We are home now, Jodi is at the bridal shower. I am ecstatic about our stay with you this weekend. Thank you for arranging the flowers, please give my kindest regards to the florist, they are amazing! The room was flawless and our experience far surpassed my expectations. It was a pleasure meeting both of you. We will happily return and we will be life long customers. Thanks again for everything. Hopefully we will see you both soon!
March 2013 - Susan and Raymond, Thank you so much for you gracious hospitality. We can certainly understand how you earned the top rating in Trip Advisor. We will reinforce the rating! Let's hope Jennie gets a call back, and gives us another excuse for a visit.
February 2013 - Thanks for the wonderful weekend, Susan. Even though it is just my second visit to your inn I have come to expect the very best from you and Ray simply because that is what you deliver at every turn. The experience was a fantastic and one that Donna and I will want to repeat over and over in the future. We will be sure to find time this week to post a favorable rating on Google Places. Stay warm,
January 2013 - Thanks...we really enjoyed our stay from start to finish! Very nice to meet you and Ray too!! We will be back.
January 2013 - Thank you Susan. Karin and I had a marvelous time. We will definitely return to your lovely inn. Karin: I second that! We had a wonderful weekend, and you and Ray helped make it extra-special for us. Thank you again. I was also very happy to give you excellent (well deserved) reviews on trip advisor and google places. I will get to bedandbreakfast.com soon too. Tom and I definitely look forward to coming back again and again.
December 2012 - Hi Susan and Ray! Thank you again for such a wonderful weekend. You guys are the best. The stay was too short of course but memorable as always. Wishing you all the best, enjoy your Christmas with your family...have a safe trip and Happy New Year!!
December 2012 - Hi Susan & Ray, Thanks for your kind hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Mission Inn. The inn is warm, friendly, and inviting. You run a first class operation and your staff is remarkable. We enjoyed meeting everyone. Leslie's breakfasts were delicious, and Janet's afternoon snacks were delightful. We truly did feel comfortable and "at home". Thanks for all. Warm Regards and Christmas blessings.
December 2012 - Dear Susan and Ray, It was our pleasure to have however brief a stay once again with you. It really is like coming home. Thank you again.
December 2012 - The thanks is really from us to you. Every visit just gets better than the one before and we are thrilled to have been able to have Geri and Bill join us. We wish you an wonderful Christmas and a 2013 that is even more prosperous than 2012.
December 2012 - Hi Susan, Once again, thanks for the great time we had this year and looking forward to seeing you again next year. I will put my check in the mail today for our reservation. Have a Happy Holiday!
December 2012 - Sorry for my delayed response! (work got so hectic!!). We enjoyed such a wonderful weekend!!!! many, many thanks again! It will be my pleasure to do the review! I already, verbally, ALWAYS recommend your lovely Mission Inn. Enjoy a great Christmas & the happiest New Year. Take care,
December 2012 - Hi Susan & Ray, We had a wonderful time as usual at your beautiful inn and it was great seeing the both of you again. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
December 2012 - Dear Susan and Ray, We want to thank your heart-warming hospitality - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are already looking forward to our visit next December. Merry Christmas to you all!
November 2012 - Hi Susan, We had a wonderful time! I was happy to write a review, I think everyone should come & stay with you. I read all those reviews, very helpful. Merry Christmas to you and Ray.
November 2012 - Dear Susan, Ray and the Staff: As always, our stay at the Mission Inn was special. No matter how many times we return, it is always as if we are there for the first time, and yet feel so comfortable and appreciate your personal service and caring sentiments. I will go on your website and give a review: a glowing one, as usual. A happy, healthy and joyous Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year season.
November 2012 - Thank you Susan and Ray for another wonderful weekend. Warm holiday wishes to you and your family.
September 2012 - Hi Susan, We had such an amazing time and are still talking about it. Thank you for being so hospitable. We wouldn't change a thing about our visit except making it longer. We both can't wait to go back:)
September 2012 - Dear Susan, We had a wonderful time! It was delightful to stay at your Inn. We will definitely recommend staying at The Mission Inn to friends and family and it would be my pleasure to write a guest review on Google Maps/Trip Advisor/BedandBreakfast.com. Enjoy these remaining days of summer! Best,
September 2012 - Susan, Dan and I talk about our stay at your beautiful inn almost daily. I can't give you any suggestions for improvements because you and Ray have truly thought of everything! The food was delicious, the amenities were plentiful (beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, beach tags and beverages) and you have created in your inn, a peaceful, relaxing and inviting environment. You were perfect hosts! We truly hope we can return for a relaxing get-away sometime soon. I put a review of your Inn on Trip Advisor and Bed and Breakfast.com.
September 2012 - we had an amazing time @ The Mission Inn....thanks soooo much for making it a most pleasant 2 day get-a-way for us!!!! Sincerely,
August 2012 - Susan, Thank you again for your help today with the car situation; you fulfilled your roll as our "vacation parent!" As ALWAYS we have NO complaints, everything was wonderful. Your renovations to the Inn that you completed over the winter look beautiful, I always look forward to coming and seeing what you have done from year to year. We made the ferry with time to spare, grabbed sandwiches at the Back Door Cafe. We just arrived in Delaware(4pm), and should arrive to my uncle's house in VA around 6:30. Once again, thank you for everything. Tell everyone we said goodbye, and see you all next summer...:)
August 2012 - Thank you for a wonderful stay. There is definitely a"vortex" in the "mission". We can't help ourselves. We will check with our friends asap They just arrived home after 2 weeks.
August 2012 - Thank-you for the great stay we had in Cape May, albiet too short. As always everything was perfect and I really can't think of anything to change - you have a winning formula! Regards,
July 2012 - Dear Susan and Raymond: You never need to ask if our stay at your inn was comfortable and relaxing! The fact we return to Mission Inn on each visit to Cape May is proof enough. I have nothing but good things to say about the inn, the people, the amenities, everything! You have brought the B&B experience to perfection. Thank you for your hospitality; last week was very enjoyable. Hope to return in the next couple years. Sincerely,
July 2012 - Susan & Ray - We had a wonderful time, thank you very much! I have entered a guest review and I hope business continues to be strong for you for the selfish reason that we want to return in the future... Be well!
July 2012 - Hi, Susan and Mr Ray! We always hit the ground running when we get home...but...we still close our eyes and see...breakfast by the sea with our favorite innkeepers!! We hope to be back soon, even if it's just for a night! I think the "mission" in "the mission inn" is all about both of you making it your "mission" to bring hospitality and love and fun to all your very lucky guests!! We love you both...always,
July 2012 - Thanks so much for making our visit to Cape May so enjoyable and comfortable. You've done a great job on the Inn and your hospitality was exceptional.
July 2012 - Hi Susan, Thanks again to you and Ray for such a wonderful stay this weekend The only complaint that Amy and I had was that we didn't get to stay long enough! We don't usually place reviews online, but after this weekend, we feel compelled to write about the superb experience you create at the Mission Inn - you really go above and beyond to create a wonderful experience for your guests. I would be happy to oblige by writing a guest review online. We greatly enjoyed our visit to Cape May and look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards,
June 2012 - Dear Susan and Ray, We had a wonderful visit to Cape May last weekend and your inn and hospitality exceeded our expectations. We can't think of any aspect we would change -- the room was very comfortable, the breakfasts delicious, the afternoon snacks very welcome and the always available homemade cookies and assortment of beverages much appreciated. In particular, your efforts to introduce all of the guests to one another and spend some time chatting in the solarium made us feel very welcome -- as if we had been invited to a gathering in a home rather than merely checking in for the weekend at an inn. We rarely have time away for ourselves, and were so pleased that we chose The Mission Inn for our "getaway" from the responsibilities of home. Regards,
May 2012 - Susan, I wanted to email you to let you know that my husband and I had an AMAZING time during our stay at the Mission Inn. You were so welcoming and inviting, and our room was beyond words!! We both have not had a chance to truly unwind and relax and we certainly did while we were staying at your fabulous bed and breakfast. I truly could have stayed on the verandah for days looking at the ocean. We are certainly going to be back for another visit. I just really felt I needed to tell you how much we truly enjoyed ourselves. Until we see you again. Sincerely,
April 2012 - It was great to meet you too! Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality during our stay. We miss your wonderful breakfasts and wish we were still there! We ordered banana-grams the day after we got back and it is supposed to be delivered tomorrow! Thank you for showing us the game, we love it! We also appreciated Raymond taking the time out of his busy day to play the game with us. It meant a lot to us because I'm sure he had a long day but he still took time to spend with us. As far as feedback about our stay, it was fantastic! I never went to a B&B before and was not sure if I would enjoy it or not, but I had a great time! Your entire house was beautiful! I am still amazed at the great artwork and attention to detail you guys put into the house. We have already recommended several people to go to the Mission Inn and haven't stopped thinking about it since we left! With regards to your food, it was great as well. Not only was it tasty, the presentation was also great. As I mentioned earlier, I never went to a B&B before so I am not sure if they all serve hors devours at 4 PM but that was a great touch. The entire atmosphere from our room, to the common rooms, to the garden were very relaxing. We had no complaints except our trip didn't last long enough! Additionally, we really appreciate Raymond bringing Lauren extra pillows for her back. Both of you were very helpful during our stay! We hope all is well with you, we will definitely try and come back whenever we can! We will be sure to send a picture of the little guy when he arrives in July! Thanks again for everything, we will absolutely leave a formal review. Please keep in touch.
April 2012 - Dear Susan - We have gotten home safely! We had a wonderful time and are already reminiscing about how delightful the weekend was. We look forward to a visit again. Your hospitality is exceptional and couldnÂ’t have imagined a more enjoyable time! It was so great to meet you and Ray. Good luck as you gear up for your busy season. The court yard looks great, too.
April 2012 - Hi Susan & Ray! - As always, even just 24 hours at The Mission inn is relaxing, refreshing, and peace-full...thank you for your beautiful hospitality! Looks like we are going to have some beautiful weather this week...hope you both can steal some moments in the garden and on your bikes!! Thanks again for everything...the vino was a special treat! With Easter love.
February 2012 - Susan & Ray - Brent and I owe you both so much for blessing us with this memory. Your Inn is simply amazing in every single way! We already miss you both! I already have my bath salts setup in the same jar (and i think same scents from bath time) in my bathroom! My mom walked in and loved it! She's eager for me to set-up a mother and daughter weekend away! Dates to come!! Thank you thank you thank you!
January 2012 - Hello Susan - We truly enjoyed our stay! Your inn is absolutely amazing in every aspect. We plan to return for a longer stay during the summer. Raymond is so warm and he has such a great sense of humor (I'm sure you figured that out by now:):):). I hope to meet you in the summer. I actually posted a review on Trip Advisor. I don't know if they officially posted as of yet, but I wish there was a place for a 5 Plus rating. Thank you so much and we look forward to regular stays with you. Have a great weekend.
January 2012 - Thank you so much Susan and Ray!!! Jim and I loved it and have friends that always come to Cape May in February and after talking to us today they said they are booking with you!!! You have a wonderful place! Jim and I are already talking about when we are making a return visit!!! Thank you again!!
December 2011 - Arrived home a couple of hours ago and want to once again express our appreciation to you and Ray for opening your home to us. We always have a wonderful time sharing a few days with you and I felt like a proud Dad watching all the people come into the "house" and be impressed on Saturday night. I predict that in ten years the majority of B&Bs in Cape May will be following your style, spirit, generosity and warmth (the others will be staring at empty rooms). Have a terrific Christmas with your family, drive safely and we will see you in July (which means all the arrangements are correct and I will put a check in the mail quickly).
December 2011 - Thank you so much for a very pleasant stay at the Mission Inn. It could not have been more wonderful.
December 2011 - Susan & Ray,
Thank you and Ray so very much for our lovely weekend. We truly have become spokespeople for your fabulous Mission Inn!! Appreciate your confirmation of our reservation for next year--we can't wait! Enjoy a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Linda and Jamie
December 2011 - Hello Susan & Ray,
As always we had a wonderful time. It was great to see you and look forward to next year. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Blessed New Year.
October 2011 - Susan,
I could not speak highly enough of your inn and especially your hospitality. When Charlie and I left, we both said that we felt like we were leaving close relatives. It was the best experience. Charlie and I have not been away alone since before children. It was everything we anticipated and more. We relaxed and found the inn to be so welcoming. Today at work I was already on the website reviewing the rooms again for our next stay either for my 50th birthday in April or 29th wedding anniversary in May. Rest assured, the breakfast pizza was delicious and satisfying the way it was. Happy holidays to Ray, you and your wonderful staff. Look forward to seeing you next year.
October 2011 - Susan and Ray,
We would like to thank you again for your hospitality during our stay. From our initial tour to picking up my packaged roses before our return home you made our day easier and delightful. Your attention to detail is outstanding and your warm and cheery nature is warming. We absolutely loved our stayed. We often times are looking for the better place to stay next time, well this time we found the BEST and can not wait to return... Hopefully we will see you again in the spring. Until then enjoy the upcoming Holidays.
We had a wonderful time and look forward to spending some time with you again next year. Once we decide on when, we will give you a call. I told everyone that you send your hellos. They all agree they have to come back sometime soon. Thanks again for your lovely hospitality. I don't know if it is just the charm of the place or the spirit of the artist Nina that really made me feel like I was home and welcome. I actually tried to open the door of my room with my house key. How's that for feeling like you are at home. Bob had a great time. He said he didn't realize how relaxed he was til we got home and back into the ole Rat race once more. Have a wonderful holiday season!
October 2011 - Hello Susan,
Stephanie and I are still day dreaming about our latest visit to your B&B. Thank you so much for arranging the birthday flowers. They lasted a long time, up until just a few days ago. Stephanie really enjoyed them! We very much enjoy staying at your inn. You and Ray are outstanding hosts. We are looking forward to a return visit. I think next time we're going to have to extend our stay. We can't get enough of Cape May and your hospitality.