Posts Tagged ‘Cape May Bed and Breakfast’

Historic Cold Springs Village offers Cape May vacationers a unique experience

August 6th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Historic Cold Springs Village is an asset of Cape May county. It is a collection of historic properties from the area dating back to colonial times. Visitors to bed and breakfast, motels, inns, can see actors making various crafts from candles to pottery. In addition to the historic village there are themed exhibitions. This week Historic Cold Springs Village is exploring the farm.

This weekend of August 6-7, 2011 you can go , “down on the farm.”  Down on the Farm weekend includes barnyard animals, horse drawn carriage rides and of course crafts.

Historic Cold Springs Village is just minutes from the City of Cape May. If you have had enough beach for a day it is a pleasant alternative.


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 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.

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.

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