A charming bed and breakfast inn can be a place where people go to heal, to restore, renew, and reconnect with their loved-ones. All it takes is a unique combination of gorgeous nature and an innkeeper’s sense of attention to wellbeing. Finding the right spot can be enormously therapeutic. Imagine the sound of ocean waves providing a constant mental massage, or a cozy room to contain you. B & B’s can offer solitude, nature’s finest scenery, inspirational yet comfortable décor, and familial companionship. |
Right after losing family members - parents, husband, son, or best friend, some people have traveled to bed and breakfasts and found their center, and their souls. A musician visited Bayberry Inn Cape May, NJ after losing a loved-one. She needed to find renewal and strength. She divided her time between ocean swimming, and relaxing on a screened-in porch. Many songbirds frequented the property’s garden and fountain; and this inspired her. She composed a new song, and serenaded guests on her guitar.
Some innkeepers are so sensitive and compassionate they are able to provide a setting for people to unburden themselves. Not only are these innkeepers empathetic, they hire staff who love to talk to people, and who have the sensitivity to engage people. Innkeepers understand how to reach a level of communication, which makes their lodgers feel comfortable. Without hovering or being intrusive, innkeepers possess the uncanny art of knowing how to ask open-ended questions. Someone with incredible grief can be transformed in a matter of three days, in the right B & B atmosphere.
B & B innkeepers help their guests to celebrate life, even if the visitor has had problems. Toby, from the Bayberry Inn, told me about a couple who had children with special needs and had not taken a vacation in 18 years. For them, their B & B trip was about de-stressing and finding some peace away from their time constraints and demands. They walked on the beach, read books, and became reacquainted as a couple. The trip renewed their energy and their relationship. The couples’ commitment to one another and their families inspired innkeepers.
After a difficult or painful surgery, a B & B respite can be just what is needed to recuperate. After successfully finishing a long and arduous course of treatment for cancer, and being declared cancer-free, a survivor visited Bayberry Inn Cape May to celebrate her new lease on life. She enjoyed the restaurants, and [enjoyed] everything the town had to offer, especially the innkeepers’ orchids. By the time she left, she had developed a passion for orchid cultivation and returned home feeling empowered. Innkeepers understand how to create the right kind of a setting that allows rehabilitation to happen. Inn guests often come to heal from the stress of their daily lives and find peace to reenergize.
Mothers bring their daughters for getaways. Military couples seek quiet time and spend a lot of moments just cocooning; just being by themselves. Older couples visit B & B’s to find the magic and rekindle the passion that brought them together in the first place.
At a B & B, one never knows what will unfold next. One particular couple had been dating for six years, with no thought to marry, and suddenly felt moved to become engaged. Then, once engaged they came back to the same B & B to marry; and returned the following year for their anniversary.
Parents have brought aimless and troubled teenaged boys to B & B’s - and they discover something beyond their experience that tends to focus them. B & B’s provide a space for clear thinking which can bring clarity and a sense of purpose. This allows one to return to their world ready to face new challenges. The renewal they feel is a grace beyond measure.
FEATURED PROPERTY: It goes without saying that the grounds and facilities of the Bayberry Inn in Cape May, New Jersey are easy on the eyes, and a tranquil spirit is evident throughout the inn. More importantly, the service is considered warm, welcoming, and overall impeccable. Prior to arriving, guests typically receive an email from the inn asking if they have any special requests or needs.
Upon arrival, the innkeepers will escort their visitors into the parlor. Hosts will familiarize guests with the property, and the history. Hosts explain the breakfast routine, other particulars and activities available in Cape May, before escorting guests to their rooms. Innkeepers Toby and Andy are known for their relaxed, yet attentive manner. The next day they will most likely remember every guest’s name.
Bayberry Inn in Cape May is recommended to anyone who wants a good dose of serenity; just gaze at the beautiful blooming orchids situated in the parlor and dining room. It is a place where you can spend easy times with good friends.
SUMMARY: Bayberry Inn is a near perfect blend of warm service, sumptuous dining, and home-style charm. This along with great service, hearty breakfast and excellent value makes for a pleasant B & B experience.
ROOMS: Each room offers its own charm, blending modern necessities with the decor of the Victorian era. The most popular rooms are comfortably spacious, while the smaller rooms offer comfort with economy. All of the rooms have queen beds dressed in luxury linens, private baths, and wireless high-speed Internet. The rooms are kept immaculately clean.
SERVICE: Expect to receive great service with a warm smile. The owners/innkeepers are well known for their genuine hospitality, and willingness to help plan itineraries. The innkeepers are knowledgeable and provide efficient service to all of their guests.
AMENITIES: Known for an exceptional, and hearty breakfast, upside down French toast, and country sausage are among the items they prepare. Each day a different breakfast is served, with careful attention to any dietary restrictions.
Andy and Toby are glad to share their knowledge and love for the orchids they grow, which are displayed in the parlor and dining room, along with their collections of antique clocks and local art. The peaceful parlor, having 10 - 15 blooming orchids at a given time, is an ideal reading room for visitors.
The property has two relaxing porches, one with a swing that overlooks a fountain. People like to read on the porch and gather their wicker chairs around the swing. Hot tea, iced tea and baked goods are served in the afternoon, on the dining room buffet table.
LOCATION: The location is ideal for those who want to be in the heart of the historic district and only two blocks from the beach, which is said to be among the most beautiful and clean beaches in New Jersey. Shopping is a stone's throw away, as are some of the well-established galleries. Jewelry, textile wares and paintings are available in town, just to name a few. There are two professional equity theaters within a short walking distance.
CLEANLINESS: The B & B is known to be spotless, especially the guestrooms. Even the beach, just down the street from the property, is regularly raked and well maintained. Overall everything, including the town, is quite picturesque.
VALUE: Compared to a standard hotel room, this property provides excellent value. The personal attention makes the difference. “The guests appreciate being asked if they are comfortable,” remarks Toby, the innkeeper. “If there is anything we can help them with without being intrusive, we are there.”
CONTACT: www.bayberryinncapemay.com Bayberry Inn Cape May, New Jersey, Call: (609) 884-9232 or (877) 923-9232
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: C.J. Good, author, "Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment," (Reviews 4.5 stars/Look Inside)
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" is available on Amazon. C.J. Good writes on topics ranging from spirituality, inspiration, and growth to health issues, travel, and relationships. Her purpose is to write quality books that will make a difference in reader's lives. How we can feel better about ourselves and how we can interact with one another is the basis for ultimate contentment. Values such as integrity, love, compassion, understanding and peace are inherent in the writings of C.J. Good. C.J. Good was an executive in the travel industry for 17 years. Author ~~ Keynote Speaker ~~ Website ~~ Twitter: GoodAffirmation
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