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Posted March 28, 2011 by Bayberry Inn of Cape May
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I was recently contacted by C.J. Good, wanting to feature Bayberry Inn in an upcoming article that she was writing.  Before consenting, I did my own research and was impressed with her accomplishments, among which, C.J. Good is a freelance writer, keynote guest speaker, and author of two books about finding and cultivating contentment.“Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment” The article below includes some of the stories I told her about how our guest have been rejuvenated, recharged, and renewed at Bayberry Inn.   I hope you like it!

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Blizzard at the Beach

Posted December 28, 2010 by Bayberry Inn of Cape May
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We knew it was coming.  The hard part wasn’t how to prepare, or how much; we’ve been through blizzards before…the hard part is always waiting it out, and getting stir-crazy.

The snow began to fall early the day after Christmas, then the wind came, slicing and howling –  a Nor’Easter.

I couldn’t just wait it out in the house, so I pulled on my boots and warmest coat, grabbed my camera and phone, and started walking toward the beach…

The wind was at my back, and I knew I shouldn’t go far, because there’d be hell to pay walking home!  Yes, I knew…but I kept walking, taking pictures as I went, walking mostly on fresh fallen snow.  A lone gentleman  asked me if I’d take his picture, and he would take mine in return.

Time to turn toward home, the Bayberry Inn beckoned with promises of hot mocha coffee.  A grey dusk gathered as the storm defiantly pushed against me.  I walked a little faster, admonishing myself, silently (as though someone might hear)…My face was very cold and wet, my feet slipped out from under me as I crossed Carpenter’s Lane!  I almost couldn’t get back up, it was so slippery; I crawled a short way to get my footing… What a sight I would have been to anyone looking out a window!  At least I wasn’t hurt, but I wasn’t going to take anymore chances, so I walked carefully the rest of the back.

Glad to be home again, at my Bayberry Inn, with my family (and my hot mocha coffee).

Autumn at Bayberry Inn, Cape May

Posted September 27, 2010 by Bayberry Inn of Cape May
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Some may think our season in Cape May is over,  since summer has officially conceded to fall.  Really?  September has been an active month, and truth be known,  Autumn is the best time to visit Cape May, NJ!

A few things that might interest a visitor to Cape May:

10/2:  Oktoberfest on Jackson Street

10/8 -11:  Humor: Can it Save the World?(609)770-2626

10/8 -17:  Victorian Week – numerous tours available (609)884-5404

Professional Equity Theaters, including:  East Lynne Theater (609)884-5898; and Cape May Stage (609)884-1341

10/9:  Chocolate Championship – Tour & Tasting (609)884-5404

10/10:  Coast Day NJ (732)872-1300

Winery tours, nature tours, house tours, and birding with experienced tour guides…This is just a sampling…

At  Bayberry Inn, we’re at your service, and glad to help our guests take advantage of the fun and interesting things to do!  You may even fancy a quiet afternoon with a good book.  Sometimes we all need a quiet place to unwind.

Whatever you wish to do,  expect a peaceful and friendly ambiance, decorated by some of our beautiful orchids!

Quiet Season in Cape May

Posted February 1, 2009 by Bayberry Inn of Cape May
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I don’t know where January went!  Certainly, it’s been quiet here in Cape May…  Having experienced nine good years at our Cape May bed and breakfast, we’re wondering what the new year will bring (along with everyone else)!

It was December of 1999 when we (Andy & Toby) bought the wonderful mid-Victorian home just two blocks from the beautiful beaches of Cape May, NJ.  People have asked if owning and operating a B&B was something I had always dreamed of – Like it’s a dream come true…Not exactly.  Though I could always romanticize my reasons; I had a more practical purpose in mind: To spend more time with my husband and young son.  I knew that I enjoyed meeting people, entertaining, and cooking/baking.  Andy’s business had taken off, so he was working long hours and weekends as a finish carpenter and installing custom kitchens.  He wasn’t complaining, but we both knew that it was taking its toll. We needed a change more than we even knew at the time…So here we are, and much better for it!

Quiet season in Cape May used to be (when we were growing up in the 70’s)  just after Labor day Weekend – to Memorial Day Weekend.  The town all but died, and  teens nearly went stir – crazy; though the nightlife, if you could pass for 21 wasn’t too bad.  No, it was bad.  Quiet season, now is January – March, unlike most shore towns, because we now have plenty of attractions and festivals to draw people almost year round.  Cape May also has moderate temps and gets little snow in winter – a major bonus!

So, today, we made a delicious breakfast for our four guests and sent them merrily on their way home.  The temperature when we got up this morning was 40, and by midday was about 50, with the sun shining brightly!  I no sooner cleaned up the kitchen and sat down with another cup of coffee to check email, when my best friend called.  Vicky was in town and wanted to take me out for lunch to celebrate my birthday!  Driving down Perry Street, she asked me where I’d like to have lunch.  ‘ Oh – George’s Place is open – Want’a go there?’  So, we did.  I’ve had dinner there numerous times with Andy, and always loved the food and service; but they’re not doing dinners during the quiet season – just breakfast and lunch.  Lunch at George’s is almost as good as dinner, and we enjoyed every bit of the experience.   After a superb lunch, we walked down Beach Avenue talking and laughing like a couple of school girls.  What a fine day to be out!  We crossed the street and walked the promenade along the beach exhalting in the winter sunshine, and smiling at passersby.  A storm is coming, we’d heard the weather, but for now, and all the more so, let’s celebrate the day!

Quiet season can be a time of renewal, a welcome reward for last year’s hard work.  It’s also a time to plan and prepare for the the seasons coming.  We’ve plenty of projects to complete, and the list is long; but today, I’ll celebrate life!

Happy February!  ~  Toby