Posts Tagged ‘Cape May’

Boo- from Cape May featured by Cape May MAC

October 17th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

The fall has come to Cape May. The leaves are turning, the hawks have arrived, the bed and breakfast are decorated for fall, and the ghosts are very active. Cape May MAC (Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts) is offering a glimpse into the macabre  with “Halloween Happenings” tours October 15-31.

Craig McManus will be in Cape May, October 22, for a ride with the ghost writer tours. The Physick Estate is decorated for the season and has a murder mystery event  There are also several Cape May Bed and Breakfast and private home tours like “Phantoms of Cape May” and “Historic Haunts” tours. The trolleys are also in full gear offering several touring options such as the Cape May Point Lighthouse ride.

Tickets are available at the Physick Estate on Washington Street in Cape May or the information kiosk a the Washington Street mall as well as by phone @ 609.884.5404.

Cape May Octoberfest

October 2nd, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Today is a beautiful day in Cape May, 65 and sunny. It was a nice day for a stroll down by the Washington Street Mall area. A few of our guest at the Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast spent the morning walking. Octoberfest is set up just off the Washington Street Mall at Jackson Street.

Octoberfest is a street fair on Jackson sponsored by Cape May Chamber of Commerce. There are vendors selling shirts, handbags, books, jewelry, pretzels,wurts, and of course a beer garden.  A band is playing polkas and folk music. People are browsing and purchasing wares here and there.  It is a pleasant afternoon in Cape May.

Cape May Octoberfest Band

Cape May Octoberfest Streetscape

Cape May car show at the Gazebo at the Washington Street Mall

September 18th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Today is a perfect weather day. It is a day to get out of the house, hotel or bed and breakfast and just stroll around town.

One of the mainstays of a stroll in Cape May is the Washington Street Mall. The mall is filled with shops, food, fudge shops and bars. The Washington Street Mall has been recently renovated and now offers ample seating and beautiful fountains.

Today the mall area had  an additional attraction at the Cape May Gazebo grounds. There was a Micro-car show. If any of you were fans of Disney’s Herbie goes Bananas then this is close. The vehicle were not beetles but a wee bit smaller and very cute. It was an unexpected treat on a beautiful day in Cape May.

Cape May Zoo is a great attraction for fall visitors

September 14th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

In Cape May we have visitors in every season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Each season is unique and offer guest a variety of activities. At the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast guest rave about the variety of options away from the beach. In fall  the birds are migrating, the leaves are changing color, the wine grapes are being harvested, and the days are shortening and cooling. In the cool weather the beaches are less crowded and the visitors turn to alternatives to enjoy their time away. One great fall attraction for the young and the young at heart is the Cape May Zoo.

The Cape May Zoo is located just a few minutes from Cape May just off the Garden State Parkway a left at Crest Haven Road. Admission to the Cape May Zoo is free but a donation is requested at the entrance.  The Zoo covers a large area and the larger animals have room to roam.  There are lions, tigers, and  bears of course.  There are two new attractions as well. The baby Snow Leopards were born in the spring. They live in their mother’s enclosure and are very cute. The other attraction will be leaving this fall. It is a Cambodian crocodile. He is currently living in the alligators winter indoor enclosure. He will be sent home when the temperatures fall and the alligators are forced indoors.  There is plenty to see at the Cape May Zoo from the small snowy white owl to large snow leopard with cubs. Visitors will get their exercise visiting all the enclosures. Scooters are available for elderly visitors that find the larger area too challenging.

The animals are not the only attraction. There is also a park surrounding the Cape May Zoo. The park offers grills, covered seating areas and open seating over an extensive area . Kids have a choice of parks that offer slides, swings, tubes, and learning boards.

As the weather cools to a pleasant strolling temperature the Cape May Zoo is a great outdoor day. One of our repeat guests at the Bacchus Inn bed and breakfast, Jim and Marge, make it a point to visit Cape May and the Zoo each fall. Maybe you should visit this fall too!

Cape May Zoo Bears

Cape May Zoo Lion

Cape May Zoo Snow Leopard Cubs

Cape May Zoo young and young at heart

Historic Cold Springs Civil War Reenactment September 12,2010

September 11th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

The Revolutionary War reenactment went well last weekend. Some guest of the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast visited Cold Springs and were impressed by the event.

This weekend Cold Springs village offer more entertainment. The Civil War reenactment takes place on Saturday September 12. The battle is set to commence at 2:00 pm. It is a go idea to get there a little early.

If you have time check it out. It is only minute outside of Cape May. It is an easy drive out of Cape May across the back bridge toward the Cape May ferry on Seashore Road. It is a straight drive down to Cold Springs village on the left off Seashore Road.

Historic Cold Springs Village just minutes from Cape May has some great activities planned for September

September 3rd, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Historic Cold Springs Village is just minutes outside the city of Cape May. It is a wonderful asset to the community with activities throughout the year.

In September there is a Revolutionary War encampment  on Labor Day Weekend. See Revolutionary period aficionados dressed in period costume. There is a period tent competition so you can see how soldier slept back then.

September 11-12 fast forward to the Civil War. See how soldiers of the Civil War period dressed and slept.

Cold Springs Civil War Reenactment

Cold Springs Village Civil War Union Formation

Here at The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast we are fortunate to have guest who participate in the reenactments. They repeated talk about how much fun it is for the participants and spectators. It keeps him coming back to Cape May year after year.

Seashore Lines takes a tour of Hawk Haven Vineyard from Cape May

August 25th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Seashore Lines is offering a train ride to Hawk Haven Vineyard from Cape May. The tours are time driven on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday from 11:10am, 1:10pm, and 3:10pm.

The tour departs the Cape May train depot and heads out across the wetlands toward the mainland. The train crosses onto the mainland and arrivals at the Hawk Haven Vineyard in approximately 15 minutes.  Patrons are invited to walk across the vineyard to the tasting room. Their guests are invited to try a variety of wines and learn a bit about the wine making process. Purchases can be made and orders are delivered to the train. The train will return to Cape May.

For directions from the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast to the Cape May train depot on the corner of Lafayette and Ocean St click here.

A Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast guest get married in Cape May

August 20th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

As an innkeeper we get to share some wonderful life experiences with our guests. This week it was the marriage of Sterling and Wendy.  The couple had a simple civil ceremony performed by the mayor at city hall then an inmate meal at the Washington Inn restaurant.

The couple wanted a simple affair and stole away a couple nights in Cape May to exchange vows. The plan was casually mentioned during breakfast and the other guests at the table were happy for the couple and offered their congratulations. That evening after vows and dinner the other B&B guests celebrated on the porch of  The Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast with the newly wed couple with wine and cake.  The wine was flowing as smoothly as the conversation and soon all the guests who started the day as strangers ended the day as new friends.

This is just one of many special experiences we get to share with guests at the inn.  We see people here for engagements, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and reunions – some of the life’s most special moments and we get it all here at The Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast. It really is the best part of being an innkeeper.

MAC victorian Stained Glass Tour is Illuminating

August 11th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

MAC(Mid Atlantic Center for Arts) is an asset to the Cape May community because of the wonderful historical tours they share with tourist and residents. The stained glass tour offers a beautiful focus on one aspect of victorian architecture, the windows.

These windows are more than just portals of light and ventilation.  They are artworks with many designs demonstrating meticulous craftsmanship. There are endless varieties of color.   Some designs are landscapes, others are religious scenes, while others are geometric designs.  These beautiful windows and transoms speckle the streets and provide spectacular views for an evening walk.

Mac provides a tour which gives a more historical insight into this victorian architectural feature. The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast is one of the featured properties of the MAC tour.  Find out more information of this tour and many others from the This Week in Cape May publication provided in the foyer of the Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast or by visiting our Mac info page.

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Burgundy Room Bathroom Window

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Main House

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Bay Window

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Cape May

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Interior View of Champagne Suite Bedroom

Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast Interior View from Champagne Suite

Cape May Sand Castle Competition

August 7th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Some people come to the Cape May beach to sunbathe. Others come to swim and surf. This past week some talented sand castle artist took to our Cape May beach at cove beach.

It doesn’t take much time to admire the time and effort these artist put into their craft. We have some pictures provided by a Bacchus Inn bed & breakfast guest, the Gavins. Thank you for your beautiful photos.


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