The Dr. Jonathan Pitney House Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to the Award Winning Historic home of the “Father of Atlantic City”, Dr. Jonathan Pitney. The home was built in 1799, added to in 1848 and beautifully restored in 2015.

The Jonathan Pitney house has 8 period appointed rooms and 6 suites all with private baths, gas fireplaces, air-conditioning and decorated from the early 1800's and Victorian era.

Close by is Historic Smithville, Historic Renault Winery, Forsythe Wildlife Preserve and numerous golf courses.

Local Guide

Here at the Jersey Shore there is no shortage of amazing day trips just a short distance for the Jonathan Pitney house. Let us help you plan your days and your nights. Just 20 minutes from Atlantic City with it's fast moving pace. Or choose to slow it down in Ocean City with beautiful beaches and boardwalks


Breakfast is a special time at the Pitney House and we take pride in our breakfasts, which has become a trade mark of our Inn. You will be pampered with breakfast served to you in our 18 century dining room.


Dr Pitney was a prominent man who came to Absecon in 1819 convinced that the climate was ideal for a health resort and a bathing village. Jonathan was known for being benevolent and kind, hospitable and social which makes it all the more fitting that today we are welcoming you into his home and offering the same old fashion hospitality.


The Colonial Inn Smithville

Relax and enjoy the quiet of authentic Victorian guest rooms at The Jonathan Pitney House Bed and Breakfast. Every room is decorated to the period of the late 1800’s and is rich in history. Original brick and fireplaces and antique claw foot tubs can be located in several rooms. Enjoy the beauty of the Pitney House garden and antique area as you relax in a rocking chair on our beautiful elongated back porch.

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