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600 Main - The Historic Mathis House


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Thomas A. Mathis
Sue and John’s mission is to deliver comfort, memorable stays and quality teas and meals, in the beauty of their authentic Victorian-era home.

600 Main is located in the Mathis House, former home of Thomas A. Mathis, who early in the last century was a leading political figure in Ocean County.  The house, a stunning example of Dutch Revival architecture, was built in 1897. It is a three-story structure, with a grand porch, portico, graceful lawns and preserved carriage house. Visitors can use the circular driveway from Main Street to enter through the home’s magnificent wooden front doors, or park in the private well-lit lot in the rear.

The house has a grand foyer, parlor, formal dining room, library, tearoom and sitting area on the first floor. An impressive wooden staircase near the baby grand piano leads up to the second floor and a gathering room and five bedroom suites: Lady Genevieve, Princess Victoria, Countess Stephanie, Lady Samantha and Queen Alexa, all with private baths and upscale amenities. Up the staircase to the third floor there is another gathering area and two more rooms ready for guests: Duchess Tobie and King John.

The house is surrounded by manicured lawns, stately trees and tasteful landscaping.  Indoor and outdoor games, puzzles and books are available. Relax before a crackling fireplace in the parlor or foyer.  Read a book or listen to music while relaxing in the sitting room or library. If you must, check your e-mail on the iPad located outside your room.

When making reservations, guests can choose the room in which they would like to stay. Each stay includes a full hot breakfast and home-baked refreshments in the afternoon. Services and other amenities can be arranged, and full Victorian teas, dinners and other events can be arranged in advance.

Guests are also invited to 600 Main for pre-booked afternoon teas, and we welcome bookings for club and business meetings and celebrations.

Check our calendar for special events and themed weekends, and our menu for seasonal fare.  You can also plan your stay around the many events in Toms River and nearby beach communities, or allow us to create a personalized package of activities for you and your friends.

600 main exterior Dining area Library Blue Couch