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June 12th, 2015 by johnmatusiak
The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast is ready for the 2015 summer season. After a long, cold, winter and very chilly spring the warm weather is a welcomed change for Cape May. The restaurants are open and the Washington Street Mall stores are filled with new summer fashion, home decor, and whimsy. The air smells of good food and many vacationers are juggling bags and the obligatory ice cream cone. Everyone can put their concerns to rest because the Fudge Kitchen still has their employees offering free samples of fudge.
At the Bacchus Inn the porches are filling. Guests are out reading or people watching as the trolleys and horse and buggy go by. Afternoon refreshments are attended and the conversation follows the thoughts of the day. Sometimes the conversations goes to whats new. Well, to that thought, the Fire Pit Fridays at Willow Creek winery have been popular right through the cold weather. Willow Creek is the only winery on Cape May island although Cape May Winery, Hawk Haven Winery , and Turdo Winery are just off Island. They all have special events during the week. We lost one of the great Cape May restaurants in Cucina Rosa at the end of 2014. The previous owners were ready to retire. We now have That’s Amore in its place. It offers italian fare and has received good reviews from our guest. Gecko’s has moved to West Cape May. It is now on the way to the Cape May Point Lighthouse on West Perry St. The menu has changed slightly but it still has many favorites from the old place. The Pilot House is gone and now reopened as Finn’s. The new owners undertook major renovations and the street scape is dramatically different. I cannot comment on the fare because no one has gone and come back with a review.
Overall Cape May is the same cozy place we have learned to love as much as that comfortable old pair of shoes you will never throw away. Cape May has just added some new attractions just like the laces we needed to maintain those favorite shoes. The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast hopes you gather those favorite shoes and revisit Cape May and the Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast for a relaxing comfortable stroll.
May 1st, 2014 by johnmatusiak
Remember back to the year 2002?
- The cost of a first-class stamp is $.37
- 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City
- MTV reality show, “The Osbournes” debuted
- Kenneth L. Lay, chairman of the bankrupt company, Enron, resigns during the federal investigation of the company for hiding debt and misrepresenting earnings
- Pennsylvania miners are rescued after spending 77 hours in a flooded mine shaft
- John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo are arrested for sniper attacks around the DC suburbs killing ten and wounding others.
- Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon
- Deaths: Milton Berle, Rosemary Clooney, John Gotti, Ann Landers, Princess Margaret, Dudley Moore, Johnny Unitas, and Ted Williams
- Movie debuts: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “Chicago”, and “Gangs of New York”. “Spider-Man” was the year’s box-office blockbuster, grossing over $406 million.
- John & Lisa opened The Bacchus Inn B&B in Cape May, NJ!
That is correct, 12 years ago John & Lisa opened the doors to a new bed & breakfast in Cape May, The Bacchus Inn. They started with 1 house and 6 guests rooms. Because John was also in the wine business at the time, it seemed to make sense to have a Bed and Breakfast with a wine theme. It proved to be a success and 2 1/2 years later they purchased the house across the street (formerly The Brass Bed) expanding the number of guest rooms to 13.
Look out for more exciting news to come soon – be sure to check back to find out more!
July 20th, 2013 by johnmatusiak
Summer is here and with it comes the heat. But it is OK because Cape May and the Bacchus Inn are prepared and welcoming.
The Atlantic Ocean is still cool but comfortable after the initial plunge. The sun is hot all day. The evening offers relief and a cool breeze. The Cape May beaches are always a welcome oasis down by the shore break. The breeze is pleasant and the sounds of the ocean are comforting. If the beach is too much one can always retreat to the shops, restaurants, or ice-cream parlor for a welcomed break.
The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast is air conditioned. Afternoon refreshments include ice cold lemonade or a complimentary glass of sangria. If your ready for a snack
This weekend Historic Cold Springs Village offers the Celtic festival, Saturday July 20,2013. There is Celtic music and craft all day.
West Cape May is offering a Craft show this weekend at Wilbraham Park.
Come, visit and enjoy.
May 15th, 2013 by johnmatusiak
Cape May is a premier birding destination. May migration is an exciting time at the New Jersey shore. The Bacchus Inn is proud to provide accommodations for birders who wish to immerse themselves in the shore habitat for a few days.
Cape May Point State Park offers many trails to enjoy Cape May birding. Several varieties of birds can be seen in the Cape May beach wetlands. The Cape May Bird Observatory host many birding experts who are available for private and scheduled tours.
One such event is:Cape May gration Shorebird and Horsecrab Feastival May 16 – 19, 2013. For more information about this event dial: 609.884.2736. Cape May Bird Observatory is part of NJ Audubon Society.
May 15th, 2013 by johnmatusiak
This is an exciting time of year for New Jersey Birding. The Bacchus Inn would like to congratulate the 2013 winners of the World Series of Birding WSB.The winners for May of 2013 were as follows:
URNER STONE CUP (highest number total species) – 186
UMLY B. B. Kingfishers (Youth Challenge Div C) sponsored by Upper Main Line YMCA
Ben Bussmann, Nathaniel Sharp, Austin Smith
STONE AWARD (2nd highest number total species) – 182
DVOC Loons: Scott Fraser, Ian Lynch, Ken Lynch, Bill Reaume
STEARNS AWARD (3rd highest number total species) – 174
Diving Dabblers: Mark Boyd, Rodney Johnson, Matt Sabatine
May 20th, 2012 by johnmatusiak
The annual Harbor Fest is a great street fair that takes place on the Harbor by the Cape May Nature Center on Delaware Ave from 10am until 5pm. It is just minutes from town where a shuttle is available to transport visitors to the Harbor from the Welcome Center which is close to the Washington Street Mall. The Harbor Fest is not only an event with food, crafts, and art, but also includes nature programs, live music, kayaking, kid’s activities, plant sale, rock climbing wall, and the ever-popular, scallop cook-off. All taking place overlooking Cape May’s beautiful harbor.
Another popular event that takes place during Harbor Fest, is the USCG sponsored “Paddle for a Purpose” kayak and canoe regatta on the harbor.
Don’t miss out on any of these great events on Saturday, June 16, in beautiful Cape May.
June 18th, 2011 by johnmatusiak
June 18, 2011, is the 100th Anniversary Harbor Fest & Music on the Rocks Beach Party in Cape May, NJ. The annual Harbor Fest is a great event for guests visiting Cape May. The Harbor Fest takes place on the Harbor by the Cape May Nature Center on Delaware Ave from 10am until 5pm. It is just minutes from town where a shuttle is available to transport visitors to the Harbor from the Welcome Center which is close to the Washington Street Mall. The Harbor Fest is not only a street fair with food, crafts, and art, but also includes nature programs, live music, kayaking, kid’s activities, and a scallop cook-off. All this takes place overlooking Cape May’s beautiful harbor.
The USCG will also sponsor “Paddle for a Purpose” kayak and canoe regatta that will begin at 1pm on the harbor.
Music on the Rocks Beach Party is a live concert on the beach located near Cabana’s starting at 7pm. This is a free concert that will be fun for visitors of all ages.
Don’t miss out on any of these great events on Saturday, June 18, in beautiful Cape May.
June 6th, 2011 by johnmatusiak
Cape May has been nicknamed the Restaurant Capital of New Jersey for good reason. It is full of restaurants for guests of The Bacchus Inn B&B and other fine Cape May Bed & Breakfasts to experience a variety of cuisine and atmospheres. There are fine dining, casual sit-down, and take-out establishments. There is seafood, Italian, French, Asian, Southwestern, and Cajun-Creole cuisine, just to name a few. However, they all have one thing in common they are here in Cape May, New Jersey and many of them are participating in Restaurant Week.
Participating restaurants are offering fixed price menus to allow diners to enjoy an affordable and delicious meal. So if you have ever wanted to have a culinary experience at one of Cape May’s fine restaurants, but something was holding you back, well there is no excuse now! Come out and enjoy a meal at one of the participating restaurants, which includes; The Island Grill, Peter Shields Inn, E.M. Hemingway’s, The Black Duck on Sunset, Ebbitt Room, Mad Batter, The Pier House, Rusty Nail, Axelsson’s Blue Claw, The Lobster House, Washington Inn and 410 Bank Street.
This is an event not to be missed; get a delicious 3 Course Dinner for $35.11 or Lunch for $17.11 (beverage, tax and gratuities are not included).
June 3rd, 2011 by johnmatusiak
Got Strawberries? We do!
Well, actually the West Cape May Strawberry Festival has strawberries … lots of strawberries. Although the name is the Strawberry Festival, it is not all about the strawberry shortcake, strawberry lemonade, strawberry jams and jellies, it is also about live music, arts & crafts, antiques, fresh produce, BBQ, and lots of other yummy foods offered by local vendors. Guests staying at Cape May Bed and breakfast’s can enjoy good food, good music, and good times at the festival. The West Cape May Strawberry Festival begins at 9:00am and goes until 5:00pm on Saturday, June 4th. It is a popular Cape May event. The festival is held at the Wilbraham Park in West Cape May, walking distance from The Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast.
February 19th, 2011 by johnmatusiak
MAC has always offered guest tours and events on vacation in Cape May. Presidents Day weekend offers several events for guests of the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cape May.
On February 19-21 MAC is offering the normal trolley tours and Physick Estate walking tours, but there is more. This weekend there is a murder mystery event, “Finding Faith”, on Saturday night. There is also a craft and antique show, as well as, the ever popular ghost tours.
So if you are coming to Cape May this weekend, please keep in mind reservations are a good idea. For information about these events, please call 609-884-5404 or visit the web site www.capemaymac.org
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 609-884-2129 or 866-844-2129, email us, or use our online request form.