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Cape May still cozy in 2015 with new attractions for your getaway vacation

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.


Christmas season is in swing in Cape May

December 7th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

As soon as you cross the bridge into Cape May you are surrounded by seasons greetings. The lamp posts are dressed in garland with images of snowflakes illuminating the street scape. The Washington Street Mall is decorated with care and visions of holiday greetings dancing in all the merchants’ heads. The Bacchus Inn and other bed and breakfasts are dressed for the season and welcoming guests to see our best Victorian Christmas.

Cape May MAC is coordinating the tours of the inns. They are also offering trolley tours and other Christmas attractions. The Physick Estate, Cape May’s museum house, is a winter wonderland. The trees surrounding the grounds are strung with lights and the house offers its own unique Victorian Christmas charm.

The scents of the season are everywhere; cinnamon, pine cones, and evergreen surround visitors with wisps of hot chocolate and hot apple cider throughout.

The air is filled with laughter and kids are all similes.

It is a great time to be in Cape May because the only thing missing from this holiday season is you.

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 has some Old faces in New Places on the Washington Street Mall

July 26th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

The hot new T-shirt in Cape May is titled, “Capemaniac”. For many visitors their trip to Cape May is a ritual, an old habit that is too good to break.

Many have a predetermined plan nurtured and edited over years to provide the perfect getaway.  This may include a walk on the Washington Street Mall or a bike ride to the Cape May Point lighthouse.

For some it is all about “that” store or restaurant. This year has brought some changes. Tisha’s restaurant has been a mainstay of Beach Ave for years. Tisha’s restaurant provided great food with a picture perfect view of the ocean. The convention hall projected forced a move and now the restaurant has moved from the beach to the Washington Street Mall.

Tisha’s restaurant reopened on Friday July 23,2010. Two of our guests here at the Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast went to dinner last evening. They loved the ambience and were pleasantly reassured from their dining experience that Tisha’s is still a fine Cape May restaurant. The breakfast ritual at the Bacchus Inn is a review of  the previous night’s dinner. Jim and Joanne,longtime repeat guest, wanted everyone to know …that the new Tisha’s still has the great food while set in an elegant dining room”. So if you loved Tisha’s before on Beach Ave then try it again at its new location on the Washigton Street mall. If you have never been to Tisha’s restaurant then you should make a point to try one of the more refined spots of Cape May.

Tisha’s restaurant has a new neighbor, Bath Time. Bath Time was formerly located across from Swain’s hardware. Now it is conveniently located on the Washington Street Mall. Bath Time  specializes in custom scented bath salts but it also has other supplies for the bathroom.

Both Tisha’s and Bath Time have been long time businesses in Cape May.  They are a custom part of many visitors Cape May experience. Now they are very convenient neighbors to visit on the Washington Street Mall.

Tisha's Restaurant Cape May by Bacchus Inn

Bath Time Cape May by Bacchus Inn

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