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Historic Bed and Breakfast Inns of Spring Lake,
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The picturesque seaside town of Spring Lake
at the Jersey Shore boasts gorgeous uncluttered beaches, quaint boutiques in town, and historic bed and breakfast inns
that are the showpieces of this Victorian village. These graciously remodeled inns are elegant yet comfortable, and allow travelers a place to make wonderful memories.
Most of the inns,
also known as B&B’s (bed and breakfasts)
were built in the late 1800’s, renovated with love and attention to detail, and transformed into ‘homes’ for visitors. Guests enjoy the ambiance of 12-foot high ceilings, mahogany wrap-around porches (some that have ocean or lake views), sunrooms and parlors with fireplaces, and a sumptuous gourmet breakfast served in spacious dining rooms.
Imagine this: after having your fill of homemade French toast topped with fresh Jersey blueberries and steaming gourmet coffee, you start off on a stroll around Spring Lake taking in the older Victorian homes and elegant ‘summer’ cottages. You follow the paths of Divine Park, which surrounds Spring Lake, after which the town is named. Flower gardens bloom, large shade trees sway in the summer breeze, and you stop for a minute in the middle of a quaint wooden bridge that spans the lake’s glistening water to take in the beautiful sights.
Across from the park is the main street of town with cozy cafes, boutiques and shops for eclectic tastes. Only a few blocks long, after shopping you leave the heart of town and meander to the boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Sit a spell on the many newly replaced benches and breathe in the ocean air.
Perhaps you then stop back at your B&B to change into your bathing suits, receive a beach barge for access to the swimming & beach area from your host, and use a bicycle the inns provide for their guests. Now go to the beach for some sun and fun.
Come back to your inn, with its meticulous gardens and grounds, and take a Jacuzzi bath in your beautifully decorated room. How about a quick nap in the antique four-poster canopy bed? It’s might be getting cool enough for a low fire in your bedroom fireplace or maybe rock a while on your private balcony’s rocking chairs.
Now it’s time for dinner in one of the many fine dining establishments before you take in a performance at the award winning Spring Lake Theatre. After such a full day, return to your inn and sleep well dreaming about what you’ll have for breakfast tomorrow.
Does this sound like a dream? You can live this dream right here at the Jersey Shore. These are the popular B&B’s and historic hotels and inns in Spring Lake: the Victoria House
, White Lilac Inn,
theSpring Lake Inn
, Villa Park House
, the Sandpiper Inn
, Ashling Cottage Bed & Breakfas
t, the Grand Victorian, Chateau Inn & Suites, Normandy Inn
, Johnson House Inn
, the Breakers Hotel, Walden on the Pond, Evergreen Inn Bed & Breakfast,
the Ocean House
, the Hewitt Wellington
, and two blocks south in the town of Sea Girt, the wonderful Beacon House.
Summer is not the only time to visit these historic inns of Spring Lake. Autumn, winter, and spring all have their special ambiance and events too. All the information you will need is on the inns’ websites. A simple click can reserve your room at what is sure to be your favorite Jersey Shore inn.
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Overnight Getaways in New Jersey
By Krista Brazeau, eHow Contributing Writer
For some, an overnight getaway can translate to a camping trip or a night at your regular, run-of-the-mill hotel. For others, the term getaway implies something a little more special. If you live in or around the New Jersey area, or plan to travel to this state, you will find a few options for that special getaway.
Spring Lake Inn
Built in 1888, the Spring Lake Inn is located just one block from the ocean. The inn is home to 16 guest rooms featuring a variety of amenities such as jacuzzi tubs, views of the ocean and fireplaces. The rooms each have their own color scheme and themed decor that reflects their given names such as Morning Glory, Sunrise, Moonbeam and Americana. Some of the rooms feature four-poster or sleigh style beds. A gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, passes for Spring Lake Beach and free WiFi are included in each reservation. Six Flags Great Adventure is a 30 minute drive from the property, but just a few blocks away you will find dining choices including Breakers on the Ocean and The Black Trumpet. Shopping options include Whimsicality and Dreamkeeper, which sells unique gifts, jewelry and home goods.
Spring Lake Inn
104 Salem Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
White Lilac Inn
The White Lilac Inn, built in 1880, features 8 air conditioned guest rooms with fireplaces, private porches, large jacuzzis and a hot breakfast served daily. Canopy beds, ocean breezes, televisions and DVD players are just a few of the various features available. The inn is a popular spot for romantic getaways and features seven packages with a variety of themes and options. The Romance Package includes champagne, flowers, candles and a satin robe. The Spring Lake Historical Society and Sea Girt Light House are located just minutes away and will provide you with a peek into the history of the area. If you crave a little recreation, you will find hiking, canoeing and golfing opportunities nearby as well.
White Lilac Inn
414 Central Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Overnight Getaways in New Jersey | eHow.co.uk
Multicultural Travel News
by Lisa Skriloff
Realizing an American dream that started with her father, a Cuban immigrant,
the owners of Spring Lake Inn, husband and wife team Andy Seaman and Barbara
Garcia, serve their guests with a mix of European-style hospitality and
contemporary amenities blended into an unpretentious yet elegant vacation.
Purchased in 2002 with the support of Barbara’s father, whose hotel
experience instilled the craft and love into her at an early age, the
historic property (circa 1888) was once ‘Grand Central Stables Carriage
House’, a stagecoach stop with hotel rooms on the top floors for coachmen.
Completely renovated before changing hands throughout the years, this
‘European Mansion by the Sea’ is located in picturesque Spring Lake New
Jersey, just 65 miles from New York or Philadelphia. “We love to meet our
guests and try to make their stay the best it can be,” says Barbara, who
enjoys speaking to guests in her native Spanish or conversational Italian,
often on the irresistible 80-foot Victorian porch. Ads in Union City, West
New York and Weehawken, NJ Spanish newspapers, flyers at churches and word
of mouth bring Hispanic and South American visitors to the Inn. Whether
guests choose a grand, oversized room from one of the 16 specially themed,
European-inspired guestrooms and suites or a romantic corner table for two
in the dining room, Barbara and Andy Seaman both ensure all the small
details and classic comforts that make a great vacation extraordinary are
taken care of. Each of the spacious guestrooms feature a combination of
sumptuous luxury amenities such as magnificent ocean views, gas burning
fireplaces, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, private
bathrooms with Jacuzzi-style tubs, 4-poster or sleigh beds, refrigerators
and digital cable TV. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Inn. Recognized
by Westchester Magazine as an exceptional body, mind and soul-satisfying
experience, Spring Lake Inn is ‘near to everything yet far from reality.'
Located just one block from the ocean, guests are invited to stroll the
two-mile private boardwalk or take a short bike ride to the pristine,
picturesque lake. Through September 15, 2008, a mini-getaway to the Jersey
shore includes a sand pail of salt water taffy as a gift along with a $50
For more information, contact Barbara Garcia-Seaman at
732-449-2010 or visit
Global Inspiration, Italian Foundation
New York Times
August 29, 2008
By KARLA COOK;
Vivere @ the Grand Victorian - Spring Lake
VIVERE is a happy combination: beautiful 1883 Victorian building, deep porch
above the beach traffic, glassed-in dining room with a view to the ocean.
Then there’s the food: crisp, clean flavors, fresh ingredients and global
inspiration, against a comfortable Italian foundation. Add to that a
pleasant informality; one can rent rooms here, and some of those who do
mingle freely. One couple, carrying beer and an open bag of Tostitos,
plopped down on a sofa adjacent to a dining table to enjoy the view, too.
This place is as special as its name (to live, in Italian) and its executive
chef, Claudette Herring, 52 — who surprised herself and delighted her
Trieste-born mother 16 years ago, when she abruptly left a job as manager of
a hair salon to prep and cook at the Italian restaurant next door. “It was
one of those ‘Aha!’ moments,” she said.
Vivere opened on weekends in December and progressed to five days a week by
last month. Go before the hordes discover it, but don’t go too early (and
expect lags between courses). On our first visit, we arrived just as the
restaurant began serving, only to learn that the chef hadn’t yet composed
the evening’s menu. The waiter told us it would take 15 or 20 minutes, so we
sat on a boardwalk bench nearby and watched the waves, then returned to the
restaurant and a handwritten one-page list of three antipasti, three pastas,
five fish dishes and four meats. Though house salads were available, they
didn’t fit on the page.
Among the appetizers, a sautéed mix of clams, mussels and sausage (tre amici)
flavored with diced tomato, basil, parsley, thyme, garlic and white wine was
well balanced and clean, with the sausage of outstanding quality; on a
second visit, the sausage and broccoli rabe was its equal.
Another mix, of crawfish, peas and shallots in a cream sauce on puff pastry,
was smooth and elegant. The caprese salad, with slabs of mozzarella, red
pepper and Jersey tomato, is required of any Italian menu, and this was a
creditable version of the classic. Zuppa di clams was ruined by an excess of
salt and should have never left the kitchen. Otherwise, almost every savory
dish needed salt — diners at the next table asked to borrow our shaker.
Pastas were delicious, particularly the sautéed shrimp with shiitake,
cremini and button mushrooms over penne and a fresh fettuccine with sautéed
vegetables and a light tomato-basil sauce. Fresh tomato and mozzarella over
penne was well made and satisfying.
As for main dishes, seafood entrees are all well prepared. My favorite was
sesame-crusted seared tuna laid on a bed of thinly sliced yellow beets
marinated in sesame oil and vinegar, then topped with a tower of seaweed
salad, making a compilation of vivid color and taste and a whimsical salute
Seared scallops with onion, pancetta and dried tomato were lovely yet more
subtle and conventional, especially the sherry demiglaze. A massive roast
pork chop was compellingly flavored with rosemary and sage but was
overcooked; the generous portion of sautéed fresh spinach in a dish
alongside was a welcome addition.
Tilapia francese (a sauce with lemon, butter and white wine) was balanced
and beautiful, the pure white of the fish playing nicely against the deep
green of spinach on the side. The grilled sausage and shrimp with broccoli
rabe was delicious as well.
For a sweet ending, pick the chocolate mousse — a cold and hearty serving in
a coffee cup — or, even better, the ricotta-walnut cake, served warm with a
lemon cream sauce. House-made and celebratory, it, like Vivere, is a taste
Romantic Jersey Shore: Spring Lake
Story by Sheree Bykofsky
Breathe in. You're anywhere in the world. Breathe out. You're in Spring
Have you ever had a dream that you were riding your bicycle on a two-mile
boardwalk beside a pristine beach in a seaside town? Then suddenly, you came
upon the most scenic lake with three covered bridges and swans? Cherry
blossoms dripped their pink lavender leaves on the sidewalks and streets?
And people waved from the porches of their Victorian homes? There were fine
restaurants, sweet boutiques, Irish pubs and several glorious day spas where
your last remaining stressful thought was kneaded right out of you? You
floated up to your inn and enjoyed the view of the lake or the ocean from
the rocking chair on your balcony? Later, you brought your own special
bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to a top-notch restaurant, where you were
treated like royalty. Well, maybe you weren't dreaming. Maybe you were in
Spring Lake in early May!
Everyone has a favorite Jersey Shore town, and Spring Lake is my top pick.
There's no better time to visit the seaside village than in early May, right
after the establishments open for the summer but before the throngs arrive.
Parking spaces are achievable, restaurant reservations are less necessary,
prices are lower, and the cherry blossoms in high bloom are
dazzling--particularly the ones that surround the Cathedral. But all of the
seasons present a special treat in Spring Lake: the snow on the bridges over
the lake make a spectacular postcard in winter; the beach and boardwalk
alive with children, families and couples liven up Spring Lake all summer;
and the vibrant colors of autumn and spring are but a hint of the many
pleasures that await you.
Charming and simple B&B's abound, such as the lovely Beacon House, which
features a refreshing pool between two small Victorians. Only one block from
the beach and the quaint and historic Sea Girt Lighthouse, The Beacon House
attracts a younger party crowd as it is right across from the very popular
Parker House, a bustling summer meeting spot for young singles.
If you prefer an inn with that homespun feel, you may enjoy the Spring Lake
Inn. Comfortable and filled with antiques, there's not a phone or flat
screen TV in sight, but you will find nostalgia, comfort and tranquility.
Three rooms do have whirlpools, and if you're in the mood for romance,
request the eccentric pink room in the turret of the inn.
Nearby, Wreck Pond is a scenic pond with more white swans than you can
count. Beside it is The White Lilac Inn, a dollhouse of a B&B's decorated
with white lace and tin ceilings, a carousel pony and antique childhood
artifacts. This is every girly girl's perfect vision of romance. Off the
beaten path in Spring Lake, which in local vernacular translates to five
blocks from the beach, the White Lilac Inn is a quiet retreat, perfect for
reading, taking long walks, and getting intimate with that special someone.
Some rooms do offer upscale amenities such as flat screen TVs and Jacuzzis
while others simply offer peace and relaxation in an antique setting.
Bicycles are included in the prices, which are lower than those of the inns
near the beach.
But for those with an appetite for luxury, the Chateau hotel is the place to
stay. Each room in both the main house and the adjoining and more modern
villa has a marble bath, at least one large flat screen TV, a sumptuous bed,
and fragrant Aveda amenities. Many rooms have wrap-around porches, and all
either have a whirlpool or a large soaking tub. Bicycles may be rented right
from the porch for a nominal fee or are included in several of the special
hotel packages. Situated across from the picturesque Spring Lake and next to
the opulent St. Catherine's Cathedral, it's no wonder that many brides and
bridal parties make it their top choice as well. The hotel is very
considerate to all of its guests. The Chateau only accommodates small bridal
parties, so that no guest feels like an intruder.
Sometimes more is less. It's startling to realize that The Chateau beside
the lake is less expensive than the inns near the beach. And it is right
next to Egan's liquor store, which is handy because most of the restaurants
in town don't have a liquor license and are BYOB. Speaking of which, pick up
a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir and make a reservation at the Black
Trumpet, an elegant restaurant located in the Sandpiper Inn. Featuring the
freshest seafood caught right off of the boats and delivered to the
neighboring Manasquan Inlet, the Black Trumpet is named for the fabulous
black truffle that is sometimes used to flavor sumptuous culinary creations.
Every dish is as thoughtfully and beautifully presented as it is beautiful.
Imagine scallops rushed from the fishing boats, perfectly seared, drizzled
with truffle oil and set atop exotic greens and a luscious crab cake.
More casual but still delicious meals are served up at the hopping and
bopping St. Stephen's Green Publick House, as much a fine restaurant as it
is a lively pub. Instruments sit on the stage and every night, different
musicians pick them up and jam. They're so talented that you definitely get
the impression that they've played a few times together before! They're
clearly loved by the crowds that flock to St Stephen's Green every night to
drink in the pub or dine on Fried Rueben Dumplings and Shepherd's Pie. For
dessert, don't even look at the menu; just trust me and order the Irish
A typical day in Spring Lake is spent strolling or bike riding on the
boardwalk and around the lake, or visiting the enticing local shops. You may
want to luxuriate in a soothing massage or lavender cold stone facial at the
Hand & Stone Massage Spa. Or try an express facial and expert makeup
application at the Juli Mei spa on Spring Lake's main street, which is
Did you ever have a dream so great that you wished you could have it again
and again! Well, you can. Just go to Spring Lake.
IF YOU GO:
Chateau Inn & Suites
500 Warren Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732 974 2000
St. Stephen's Green Publick House
2031 Highway 71
Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762
732 449 2626
Spring Lake Inn
104 Salem Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732 449 2010
7 Atlantic Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732 449 4700
The Beacon House
100 & 104 Beacon Boulevard
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Hand & Stone Massage Spa
Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762
732 449 1700
516 Warren Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732 449 7090
St. Catharine Church
Essex and West Lake Avenues
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
White Lilac Inn
414 Central Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732 449 0211
Apothecary . Accessories . Apparel
1303 Third Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732 449 0021
COASTING ALL THE WAY TO CAPE MAY
New York Daily News
June 22, 2008
by Inae Oh
A tad north of Seaside Heights, Spring Lake is the resort for those seeking
a more laid-back beach experience. Here you can unwind from the bustle of
the city at relaxation experts Spring Lake Therapeutic Massage or the Hand &
Stone Massage Spa. Check out the Breakers on the Ocean, an upscale Jersey
Shore treat. Originally built in the 1800’s, this hotel and restaurant is
considered a major league attraction. For accommodations, try Breakers Hotel
& Restaurant, 1507 Ocean Ave., Spring Lake, N.J. 07762.
A Wealth of Activity in Picturesque Spring Lake
July 25, 2008
Story By Liza Jaipaul
A picturesque gazebo, arched wooden bridges overlooking a glistening clear
lake, rich, thick green grass, and two miles of beach -- complete with a
pizza-free boardwalk. This is Spring Lake, and it isn’t your typical Jersey
Instead, it’s a place where you can sip tea, lemonade or wine as you wile
away an afternoon on a beautiful Victorian porch in a turn-of-the-century
mansion with the ocean waves crashing in the background.
Spring Lake has a lot to offer, including charming bed and breakfasts, inns
and plush hotels. Named one of the “Top 10 Getaways in New Jersey” by Travel
& Leisure magazine, it’s the perfect place to go for a quick vacation; in
fact, it’s been a vacation retreat for the wealthy since the turn of the
“People come here for special occasions or just to relax,” said Andy Seaman,
who owns the Spring Lake Inn with his wife, Barbara. The Inn, built in 1888,
is a block from the ocean and offers plenty of charm and European-inspired
décor. Each room and suite has a unique theme, all designed to transport you
to another era. And the homemade lemonade and chocolate chip cookies in the
lobby are addictive.
The Breakers is a well-known oceanfront resort hotel, and then there’s Villa
Park House, a family-friendly Victorian-style bed & breakfast -- to name
just a few. Villa Park House is owned by Matthew and Dara Schmid. Matthew is
a great chef and a graduate of Culinary Institute of America, and the
breakfasts are made to order and to die for. I remember the omelet he made
the last time I stayed there. It had goat cheese and white asparagus and the
most delicious potatoes with sweet onions -- which were worth the trip all
Restaurants in Spring Lake offer innovative dining choices. There’s the
Island Palm Grill for food with lots of flavor in a more casual atmosphere,
or Whispers, for special occasions, and Copeland, an upscale restaurant with
a martini bar -- and lots more.
Shopping is fun here, too, with 65-plus shops, ranging from homemade
chocolate offerings to upscale clothing boutiques.
“It was our dream to open a bed and breakfast here,” Schmid said. “It’s just
a wonderful place to vacation or live.”
It's "inn" season for bed-and-breakfast
Asbury Park Press
August 28, 2008
By Brittany talarico
Bed-and-breakfasts are a common luxury in Jersey Shore towns. These are just
two of the many B&Bs at the Shore.
Grand Victorian at Spring Lake
Lacey Dennison, assistant innkeeper, said everything is newly refurbished at
Grand Victorian at Spring Lake. "According to the clientele, this
bed-and-breakfast is very beachy and feels like you are in someone's home,"
said Dennison, 25, of Spring Lake.
The Grand Victorian has 22 rooms, nine with shared bathrooms and 13 with
private bathrooms. Prices range from $150 to $350 per night. The
bed-and-breakfast offers a summer special for $150 per night for any room
Sunday through Wednesday.
Beach passes and warm breakfast is included for all guests, and breakfast
specials change daily. Breakfast is served in the dining room, sun room or
porch. Grand Victorian is at 1505 Ocean Ave. For more information, go to
www.grandvictorianspringlake.com or call (732) 449-5327.
The Beacon House
This bed-and-breakfast consists of two Victorian houses, the Main House and
the Summer House, a block from the beach with a pool nestled in between. All
guests receive a full breakfast each morning, use of the private pool, beach
chairs, beach towels, bicycles and passes to the Sea Girt beach.
The Beacon House has 18 rooms, a two-bedroom cottage ($2200 per week), and
two efficiencies, the Carriage House ($1800 per week) and the Light House
($1,500 per week.)
Owner Candace Kadimik describes the atmosphere of the Beacon House as "an
air of casual elegance." "We are a unique inn in a beautiful area," Kadimik
said. "We have a lot of repeat guests that have become part of our family."
USA Travel Magazine
by Judy Worley
"The Victoria House Bed and Breakfast is a fabulous place for the romantic
at heart and a place where you can create wonderful memories with an
ambiance of nothing but luxury and elegance."
Walking from Inn to Inn
Come in from the cold and explore the historic hotels of Spring Lake, a
Victorian enclave on the Jersey Shore.
by Leslie Garisto Pfaff
Coastal Living - 2007
|(Photo: Lisa Adams)
the December dusk, just a shell’s toss from the beach in Spring Lake, New
Jersey, the windows of The Breakers glow. On the hotel’s porch, merrymakers have
laced up their walking shoes (and donned earmuffs) to join a holiday tradition
in this town of tree-lined streets and turn-of-the-century homes. Spring Lake’s
annual Christmas Candlelight Inn Tour provides access to a dozen of the town’s
inns and bed-and-breakfasts, decked out in seasonal finery and smelling of warm
“The tour is a great way to look at a lot of different B&Bs in a one-day
period,” says Alan Kaplan, innkeeper at Victoria House, a Queen Anne–style
bed-and-breakfast that’s been on the tour since its inception in 1994. Visitors
discover other attractions as well in this Victorian town. Unlike many
communities along the Jersey Shore, Spring Lake doesn’t batten down after Labor
Day. Offering everything from hand-painted country furniture to hand-dipped
chocolates, the upscale shops clustered along Third Avenue remain open for
holiday business. So do most of the town’s restaurants.
Its hostelries, too, cater to a clientele that enjoys Spring Lake’s small-town
ambience and pristine Atlantic beach in the off season. John Uhler and his wife,
Susan, have been making the three-hour trip from York, Pennsylvania, for 15
years. “We come all year round,” he says. “We love to walk and bike, and no
matter what the weather, this is a great walking town.”
It has been that way since 1875, when a group of affluent Philadelphians founded
The Spring Lake Beach Improvement Company to develop a luxurious seaside resort.
Spring Lake clearly dates back to a more leisurely age. Along its quiet streets
sit spectacular Victorian “cottages.” Broad porches allowed their occupants to
take in the street life in shaded comfort—all within strolling distance of the
ocean. The entire town, in fact, comprises roughly 2 square miles, a quarter of
that water. There’s Lake Como to the north and Wreck Pond to the south. In
between lies Spring Lake, a slender apostrophe of a spring-fed pond.
The lake, too, salutes the holidays. Tiny white lights outline both of its
twig-style footbridges. Across from St. Catharine, a domed, Romanesque church, a
pair of swans glides past two stoic fishermen in leather gloves and hunter’s
Near the lake’s western tip, tour-goers walk briskly along the outdoor terraces
of the Chateau Inn & Suites. Inside, the bite of the breeze blissfully gives way
to warmth and luxury. Visitors admire four-poster beds of gleaming, dark wood,
English leather sofas and club chairs, fireplaces and marble wet bars,
and—miracle of technological miracles—plasma TVs in every room.
A few blocks away, the Normandy Inn provides a striking counterpoint. Just past
the green-and-gold exterior of Italianate gingerbread, its double doors lead to
a pair of pink parlors sheathed in damask wallpaper. A Christmas tree decorated
with antique ornaments rises nearly to the 12-foot ceiling. An amiable traffic
jam forms at the foot of the stairs as visitors queue up to snoop in the seven
open bedrooms on the second floor.
That scene replays itself in inns across town as afternoon drifts into evening.
The tour winds down at 7 p.m., but the streets still ring with spirited
conversation despite the chill. At Victoria House, Alan and Lynne Kaplan serve
post-tour Champagne and hors d’oeuvres to a convivial gathering of foot-sore but
happy guests. The tour has gone well, says Alan. As proof, he offers an
unofficial tally: “We saw lots of smiling faces.” It’s a testament to a
community that knows how to please, whatever the season.
SWEETHEART OF THE JERSEY’ SHORE INVITATION
A Valentine, Winter and Spring Getaway
From January 15 - May 15, 2009 the Historic Inns of Spring Lake know what makes
a getaway to the Jersey shore sweet – and each of the 13 Inns and Hotels offers
great specials that are romantic AND relaxing.
Visit a bed & breakfast or hotel of your choice and select a Valentine, Winter
or early Spring ‘break’ to enjoy the luxury and privacy afforded in one of
America’s most beautiful towns.
AUTHORS & INNS – A SPRING LAKE EVENT
Winner of NJ Governor’s Tourism Award 2008
Meet Celebrity Cookbook Authors & Learn
Their Culinary Secrets
Award-Winning Authors Matt Lewis & Renato
~ BakedNYC ~
The Historic Inns of Spring Lake are hosting
their 3rd annual AUTHORS & INNS TOUR on May
16 and 17, 2009. The tour of 11 inns
features cookbooks by a star-studded
celebrity list of chefs, restaurateurs and
culinary TV/media personalities who will be
personally signing and selling their books.
TV media personality and Manhattan Lifestyle Reporter
Wanda Mann is Mistress of Ceremonies for the weekend
event that highlights the best new cookbooks that
make home cooking and entertaining fun.
The celebrity authors and paired inns on Authors &
Inns Tour Sunday, May 17th are:
VILLA PARK HOUSE - Barbara Kafka – renowned
author/TV personality and honored with James Beard
Foundation lifetime achievement. ‘The Microwave
Gourmet’ is a NY Times Bestseller along with her
collection of famous cookbooks
OCEAN HOUSE - Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito –
owners of BakedNYC and two of today’s most popular
national TV guests. February’s O Magazine features 8
pages from their new cookbook “BAKED: New Frontiers
SPRING LAKE INN - Suvir Saran – owner of
NYC’s Devi Restaurant, award-winning cookbook author
and popular national TV guest features ‘Indian Home
WHITE LILAC INN - Hope Fox – Philadelphia
culinary diva and Entertaining Guru – Food and
restaurants her specialty! Let’s try to Impress for
THE BREAKERS - Jeff Nathan – Owner of
Abigael’s on Broadway Restaurant in Manhattan, his
show ‘New Jewish Cuisine’ appears on PBS –
TV, the only Jewish cooking show on PBS-TV
NORMANDY INN - Patricia Mack – Prominent
National Food Editor/Author – panelist for James
Beard Foundation and member of L’Dames de Escoffier
shares secrets in ‘Tomatoes’
CHATEAU INN - Marian Betancourt – Food/Travel
Journalist – contributor to Woman’s Day,
Philadelphia Inquirer and American Heritage – The
Texas Hill Cookbook: A Taste of Provence
ASHLING COTTAGE - Barbara Seelig Brown – TV
host of ‘Stress Free Cooking’, food & wine
spokesperson for Colavita Olive Oil and culinary
BEACON HOUSE - Belinda Hulin – Celebrated New
Orleans/Florida food journalist; her ‘Everything
Pizza Cookbook’ includes clever dessert pizzas &
pizza canapés for entertaining
VICTORIA HOUSE - Lynne Kaplan – Co-author of
‘Breakfast, Brunch & More’, she is owner of Victoria
House B&B and graduate of Institute for Culinary
SANDPIPER INN - Barbara Vogel – Innkeeper of
award-winning historic inn in Spring Lake who
compiled her best breakfast, tea and late night
signature dishes in ‘With Love from Sea Crest by the
of 11 Featured Cookbooks in Authors & Inns Tour
Saran – Owner of NYC’s Devi Restaurant
A total of 500 Sunday tour tickets will be sold.
Guests staying at any of the Inns for the
Friday/Saturday weekend will receive a complimentary
Sunday Tour Ticket as well as admission to the
Private Culinary Presentations on Saturday, May 16.
Inn Guests ONLY are invited to spend an hour with
each of the following authors as they prepare a
recipe from their book:
AUTHORS & INNS TOUR DETAILS:
- 12:00pm Suvir Saran - Pea Samosas from Devi
- 1:00pm Patricia Mack - Trio of Cocktail Hour
- 2:00pm Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito - No-Bake
Pie and Root Beer Desserts from BakedNYC
- 3:00pm Belinda Hulin - Pizza for a Party
- 4:00pm Hope Fox - Broussard’s Apple Chicken Calvados
WHAT: “Authors & Inns: A Spring Lake Event”
A self-guided tour of 11 Historic Inns & Celebrity
WHEN: Sunday, May 17, 2009
COST: $15/pp – Tour attendees receive Keepsake Tote
Bag/Tour Map of Inns/Authors
TICKETS: 732-449-2010 – Barbara Seaman, Spring Lake
732-449-0211 – Mari Kennelly, White Lilac Inn
732-449-9090 – Historic Inns of Spring Lake
WEEKEND INN GUESTS RECEIVE: Admission to Saturday,
May 16 Private Culinary Demonstrations and
Complimentary Sunday Tour Ticket
**All Sunday Tour attendees will have an opportunity
**In 2008, AUTHORS & INNS received the New Jersey
Governor’s Award for Tourism.
- CHEF'S TASTING DINNER For 2 at Devi, New York
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Win a 7-course Tasting Dinner at the highly
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- BAKED Gift Set Brownie 12 pack with 8" Platter:
BAKED brownies are slightly fudgy and full of the
finest quality dark chocolate. This brownie gift set
comes with 12 assorted individually hand-wrapped
brownies and a keepsake 8" square melamine tray.
The GREAT ESCAPE::
www.UrbanBaby.com – June, 2008
When school ends and summer kicks in, you could all
use a little new scenery — and keeping travel-time
to a minimum is key. Below is a list of grown-up
spots that a kid will also find fun. No Disney. No
Club Med. Just family-friendly weekend getaways
within a few hours of the city.
Spring Lake, New Jersey: Just about an hour outside
of Manhattan via car or NJ Transit from Penn Station
is the sleepy beach town of Spring Lake. Founded in
1892, you'll find rambling Victorian mansions with
wraparound porches, and a kid's park surrounded by
weeping willows and a spring-fed lake with swans.
The two-mile non-commercial boardwalk is great for
strollers and leads to an immaculate stretch of
beach. Let the kids experience some traditional
Jersey-style rides and amusements at the Point
Pleasant boardwalk. The Breakers Hotel is just steps
from the ocean and has a unique Jersey Shore style.
Bucks County Town and Country Living
The Irish Riviera
"Who needs the French
Riviera when we have Spring lake, that offers great
hospitality, gourmet food, well-mannered dogs,
scenic beauty, pristine beaches and a two-mile
Click to read more
The Philadelphia Women's Journal
Spring Lake, “Sweetheart” of The Other Jersey
The discovery of this little gem was not on our own.
Truth be known, I never even heard of Spring Lake
until invited by a friend to visit. Our summer
vacation preference has always been to that “last
bastion of gentility” also along the Jersey Shore,
Stone Harbor, where, summer after summer for almost
40 years, we’ve spent our week or two of
The history of Spring Lake as a vacation destination
dates back to around the mid to late 1800’s when
wealthy aristocrats and business tycoons from New
York and Philadelphia decided it was an ideal place
to spend their summers. In an area that was mostly
farm land they found the space and proximity to the
ocean perfectly suitable for building their summer
homes. Their vision was also perfect as over a
hundred years later she is still sought out as an
idyllic vacation spot.
We arrived in Spring Lake when the cherry blossoms
were in full bloom and the town actually looked like
a picture-perfect postcard. Stunning homes,
manicured lawns, spring blossoms and even lilacs
trees set the scene. The sense of exhaling stress
and inhaling peace and tranquility was immediate. It
was just what we were hoping for, serenity and
While our purpose was to visit the elegant historic
Inns for which the town is famous, we also were
pleasantly surprised at how much more it had to
offer visitors. There’s just enough to see and do
that you won’t feel as though you’ve missed out on
didn’t take long to understand why the accolades
accorded Spring Lake are numerous and its awards
well-deserved. From Travel & Leisure Magazine: One
of New Jersey’s top 10 Getaways; from About.com: One
of the Top Ten beaches in the USA (in its classic
beach category). Romantic, elegant, a place that
hearkens back to a ‘gentler time,’ the praise
The 12-acre, springfed Lake in the center of town is
the perfect anchor for the gorgeous homes and
distinctive lodgings that wind around it. Quaint
footbridges cross the Lake while swan, ducks and
geese make their home in the adjacent waters of
Wreck Pond. It’s a great place for quiet walks, a
bike ride, or to sit and read a book.
Over the years the town has developed into a
thriving little community, unique in what it has to
offer. Downtown Third Avenue has an array of stores,
galleries and boutiques, plenty of dining
opportunities and casual eateries. You might even
enjoy a Spa experience to enhance the romance of
your visit. If so, you might stop in at Juli Mei’s,
also on Third Avenue, as my husband and I did, him
for a massage and me for a facial and makeover. It’s
just what stress gurus recommend.
Places worth a visit are the Historic Society Museum
located in the town’s Municipal Building on 5th &
Warren Streets where surprisingly compact and
informative displays take you from pre-archaic time
on up to the present. The Spring Lake Community
Theatre is a gem as is the baronial mansion in which
it resides. Its unusual little library is also a
treat. The magnificent St. Catharine Church
overlooking the Lake was built by Martin Maloney in
memory of his daughter Catharine who died at the age
of seventeen. Truly spectacular. The Sea Girt
Lighthouse on Ocean Avenue also has an interesting
story to tell. It’s also the last live-in lighthouse
to be built in the US.
The Historic Inns of Spring Lake are in a class of
their own. Each is a tribute to the elegant days of
yesteryear. Lovingly restored and cared for, they
offer a taste of a bygone era coupled with all of
today’s modern conveniences. Parlors are filled with
fine Victorian pieces, bedrooms are comfy and cozy,
and some have fireplaces and even Jacuzzis. Most
have porches and sitting areas as well as lovely
breakfast rooms where hosts and hostesses serve
delicious breakfasts, daily.
Our B&B, the White Lilac Inn (circa 1880), was more
than we hoped for. Owner Mari Kennelly has done a
superb job with her loving attention to detail. The
Inn is a beautiful and gracious, 3-story home sided
by an unusually large, off-street parking area. Each
room has a private porch. Ours also had 2
fireplaces, one that worked and one for show; two
flat screen TV’s, and a Jacuzzi tub complete with
two champagne flutes.
is served in two beautiful rooms all decked out in
white. Tables are topped with fresh linens, white
with blue floral accents, and a white lilac on each
table, sometimes real, sometimes silk. Mari’s
collection of teapots and a whimsical carousel horse
gracing the corner of one room, round out the decor.
Most B & B’s cater to couples or solo travelers but
a couple such as Spring Lake Inn and Villa Park
House, right behind the White Lilac, are family
friendly. Matthew and Dara Schmid, he a graduate of
the CIA and she an anchor at MSNBC, have two little
folks of their own and are very happy to have you
visit. They have child-proofed the place so you’ll
not have to worry about antiques and collectibles.
Not into B&B’s? Beautiful Hotels and other Inns
offer everything to make your vacations wonderful.
The Breakers (circa 1882), on the ocean, is a
full-service hotel/resort with 73 rooms and open
www.breakershotel.com Another oceanfront
property is the boutique, Grand Victorian with 13
guest rooms and a fine dining restaurant.
Dining in Spring Lake and its neighboring towns is
an adventure in culinary excellence. The following
are some we really enjoyed during our 3-day stay.
For Irish fare St. Stephen’s Green Publick House
with its friendly Irish Pub atmosphere is where we
enjoyed a Potato Leek Soup and our Shepherd’s Pie.
At the Black Trumpet in the Sandpiper Inn we had a
great Jersey Shore seafood dinner. And for Italian
we had two fine experiences, one at the Breaker’s
Hotel for lunch and one at Vivere in the Grand
Victorian where Chef Claudette Herring specializes
in Northern Italian country cuisine. Wherever you go
you’re sure to enjoy yourself.
Spring Lake could well be the poster child for the 3
R’s so if you find rest, relaxation and romance to
your liking there’s no lovelier place than this to
experience it. They’ll love having your company! For
further information and directions log on to
Main Line Times, PA
WINING AND DINING BY THE SEA
by Ralph Collier
Mother Nature does some of her prettiest work in the
Garden State, but you need to know where to look for
it. In a seaside town called Spring Lake, there’s a
stunning spot called The Breakers, which offers
elegance in a lush garden environment facing the
Atlantic. The Breakers is one of the few hotels in
town with its own private heated swimming pool and
an elevator. In a glass enclosed bar complete with
its own white baby grand, the menu includes a French
Kiss Martini (vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice),
a Spark Plug Martini and other delectables. It is
the bar sui generis.
Luncheon is served in the Seashell Dining Room in an
unhurried atmosphere with eggplant Rollatini as a
starter. The thinly sliced eggplant is pan-fried in
extra virgin olive oil with a combination of ricotta
cheese and prosciutto, topped with a mozzarella and
filetto pomidoro sauce. The chef is a wizard with a
Cajun grilled salmon topped with a dijon hollandaise
sauce as well as a robust razor thin veal scallopini,
which he sautees with shallots, mushrooms, white
wine and more of the filetto pomidoro sauce. The
day's dessert is destined to out dazzle any other.
It is a house made puff pastry - a profiterol filled
with vanilla ice cream and a rich chocolate sauce
At Spring Lake's Memorial Community House, there is
an intimate theater, where most recently, a musical
drama, William's Dark Lady, was staged. It was
produced by Pat Barry, who, in guiding some members
of the press through the center, has the expression
of someone who just opened a pleasant Christmas
present. Discussing the children's theater workshop
and dance school and some of the well-known actors
who have appeared there -- Helen Hayes and Paul
Newman, among others -- she exudes such generous joy
in her craft that her smile becomes yours.
Just outside Spring Lake, at Sea Girt, almost 100
ships foundered in local waters in the 1890s; that's
before the current Sea Girt Lighthouse was built,
complete with a large kerosene lamp that produced a
constant light. Decommissioned at the end of World
War II, the historic lighthouse is open to visitors
who enjoy the period furniture. There are also
historic photos, including newspaper coverage of the
cruise ship Morro Castle, which caught fire at sea
in 1934 and drifted to the shore in the vicinity of
nearby Asbury Park. Death toll was in the hundreds.
A few feet from the ocean, the Sandpiper Inn has two
dining rooms, one for breakfast and the other, the
Black Trumpet, for a pleasurable and invigorating
dinner. At breakfast, the morning chef prepares the
perfect omelette filled with spinach and bacon and
an additional quartet of bacon strips on the side.
There is fresh fruit, and in the background, you
hear soft Beethoven piano sonatas. A splendid touch
for starting a new day at the shore.
At the Sandpiper's Black Trumpet Restaurant, named
after Owner/Chef Mark Mikolajczak's favorite
mushroom, the dining room is blissfully quiet. The
chef begins his presentation with a lobster
guacamole seaweed sauce. In conversations with him,
you learn that all of his seafood comes from the
neighboring Manasquan Inlet, a couple of miles from
the restaurant. He chooses his seafood from the
decks of fishing vessels. The fluke, skillet seared,
is just off the docks, served on fingerling spuds,
corn and beans, topped with hush puppies. Jumbo lump
crab cakes are served with Yukon Gold smashed
potatoes with green beans in a red pepper remoulade.
Dinner at Vivere Ristorante at the Grand Victorian
begins with a miraculously pure and intensely
flavored roasted garlic and tomato soup with
parmesan crostini. The menu dances to seasonal and
regional rhythms, including a rigatoni with broccoli
rabe and Lugania sausage in an oil and roasted
garlic sauce. Impeccably cooked is the stuffed pork
tenderloin with a Madeira semi glaze that Chef
Claudette Herring pairs with sauteed pearl onions,
pancetta and fresh peas. We skipped the poached pear
and homemade biscotti due to the late hour.
Spring Lake, N.J. is a hard town to squeeze into a
phrase. It is an island of prosperity little
blemished by the current recession rumors, a tourist
town with hotels and B&Bs beloved of vacationing
families with a vibrant roster of restaurants. It is
a mecca for sportsmen, with swimming, surfing,
tennis and golf. But it is the sea, not high
culture, that brings people to Spring Lake, and
there is no better way to savor the area than to
wander along the town's commercial-free boardwalk,
an unspoiled seaside tract that lurks menacingly in
the rare occasional fogs.
Spring Lake - the Irish Riviera
by Betty Fleming
“Everyone is Irish in their heart” or so I have
heard. Bearing this in mind, it didn’t take much
effort on the part of this Polish princess to
picture herself quite at home in Spring Lake, or as
it is called, ‘The Irish Riviera.’ So much so, that
upon awakening in one of the many sumptuous B&B’s in
Spring Lake and having been pampered royally by my
hostess, I was more than ready to start my adventure
in this magical place by the sea.
Spring Lake makes you believe in the unbelievable.
The lovely Victorian homes, the ocean views, the
spring-fed lakes and parks--all conspire to make
your romantic expectations a real possibility. On a
particularly picture-perfect spring day when
flowering trees line the walking paths and
picturesque wooden bridges cross the lake, a lone
fisherman sits idle, waiting in complete silence for
that first bite. The serenity of the moment allows
me to focus on my own journey of discovery. I need
to know more about this place I have come to and
what better way to take that first bite than at the
local history museum.
The Historical Society Museum sits in the center of
town, in a building that once was Spring Lake’s
first public school (circa 1897). The museum
transports one through the history of the first
settlers, the Lenni-Lenape Indians, through the
Victorian Era and into the 21st Century. The
Society’s collection of historic artifacts,
photographs, and ‘Postcards from the Edge of the
Sea’ lends credence to the belief of all those who
traveled by train to Spring Lake beginning in the
1870’s that this was indeed a place of pure magic.
Those same sentiments were evidently shared by
Martin Maloney, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who
built Ballingary, one of the great homes of the
Eastern Seaboard in 1897 as a summer retreat for his
wife and three daughters.
The museum offers a glimpse of the Victorian Era and
the grand hotels that once lined the beach. The
Monmouth House, once considered the cornerstone of
the Spring Lake Beach resort, burned to the ground
in 1900 taking with it many of the town’s
businesses, homes, and cottages along Ocean Avenue.
Of the original oceanfront hotels, the Essex-Sussex
House remains, not as a hotel, but as private
residences/condominiums. The Wilburton, built in the
1800’s, was renamed The Breakers in 1905 and
currently operates as a full-service beachfront
hotel. Bed & Breakfast (B&B) establishments,
charming inns and hotels with landmark gourmet
restaurants--all manage to retain the same
architectural style and seashore feel, keeping
Victoriana alive and well in the Spring Lake
For more specific information and accommodations, go
Spring Lake Memorial Community House
Once a summer colony that catered exclusively to the
rich and famous, estates have been sold off in
smaller parcels, subdivided and developed, and
Spring Lake now boasts a year-round population of
approximately 4,500 residents. Recreation is still
is a vital part of the community, supported in a
large part by the Memorial Community House,
currently celebrating its 85th anniversary.
Dedicated on July 4, 1923 by Oliver Brown, Spring
Lake’s former Mayor and New Jersey State Senator,
the Community House was built for the “moral,
social, literary, religious, educations and
charitable purposes and community betterment.”
Today, this cultural center offers a 350-seat
theatre, a children’s theatre workshop and dance
school, and a community library. Renowned performers
such as Helen Hayes and Paul Newman have once graced
the theatre stage.
For the season’s performances and ticket
information, go to
www.springlaketheatre.com or call (732) 449-4530
for reservations. Season subscription plans are also
Saint Catharine Church -
The beauty of Spring Lake enchants you and pulls you
in, compelling you to experience not just its
natural beauty but its spiritual side as well. That
spirituality and reverence is glorified in the
edifice of Saint Catharine Church (circa 1905),
which reflects the architecture of both the Roman
Renaissance and Baroque Eras. It was the desire of
Martin Maloney to dedicate the Church in the memory
of his 17-year old daughter, Catharine, who died of
tuberculosis shortly after the completion of his
summer retreat, Ballingarry. The tragic loss of his
daughter inspired a true labor of love in which he
commissioned works of art for the Church over a
period of 27 years. Mr. Maloney brought Gonippo
Raggi, a foremost religious artist, from Rome in
1904 to execute the paintings for Saint Catharine’s.
A series of murals with Irish themes encircle the
interior of the Church and represent a collaborative
effort between Professor Raggi and Celtic artist,
Thomas A. O’Shaughnessy.
Looking up at the impressive dome, one can’t help
but feel awed by its’ majesty and the meticulous
artwork and historical details in the murals
overhead. In several paintings, it is believed the
image of Catharine has been depicted in intricate
detail, particularly The Burial of Saint Catharine
that hangs above the Sacred Heart Chapel. This
chapel was built following the death of his beloved
wife in 1923. As in a true romantic tragedy, in a
crypt below the chapel, Catharine and her parents
are entombed for eternity.
Saint Catharine Church solidifies the style, the
architecture and the romantic history that captures
your soul and leads you to believe in this fairytale
Spring Lake – The Sweetheart of the Jersey Shore -
Where would this self-proclaimed princess end her
oddessy? Would it be shopping in the picturesque
downtown area that offers more than sixty fine shops
and boutiques? Or would it be a walk on the
commercial free two-mile boardwalk, bordered by the
Atlantic Ocean and its grassy sand dunes? Perhaps
another choice would be to take a short drive to
check out the Sea Girt Lighthouse, the last live-in
lighthouse built in the United States? Decisions,
Listening to the idyllic sounds of breaking waves,
the bleating of the seagulls, the smell of salt in
the air, and the shouts of children on the
beach—what else for this beach girl is there? My
quest fulfilled, I truly believe the splendor, the
history, and yes, the romance makes Spring Lake the
Sweetheart of the Jersey Shore.
With that premise in mind, while taking a final
stroll on the boardwalk I fully expected Prince
Charming to come riding up on his Swinn. Alas, it
didn’t happen, but this tale does have a happy
ending. I will be back, already preparing for my
return trip to Spring Lake in the very near future.
Prince Charming or not, I look forward to the
Authors & Inns Tour on June 8, 2008 hosted by the
Historic Inns of Spring Lake. Having won the
Governor’s Award for Excellence at the 2008 New
Jersey Governor’s Tourism Awards Ceremony for their
signature event in 2007, the Historic Inns of Spring
Lake are hosting their 2nd annual AUTHORS & INNS
TOUR on Sunday afternoon June 8, 2008 from
The tour of 9 historic inns features 12 award-wining
Romance Authors with a link to New Jersey. Nine
inns/hotels will open their doors to tour goers,
sharing their distinctive properties for a glimpse
into the historic and romantic style of Spring Lake.
At the same time, prominent romance-genre authors
will be at each inn meeting fans, selling and
signing their most recently published books. The
stories feature many of the most popular themes
today from ‘international political thriller’ and
‘romantic novel set in India’ to ‘dangerous passion
set in Ireland’ and ‘looking for love in the wilds
DECEMBER 2008 HOLIDAY
DECORATING with TINSEL and THEMED TREASURES
“Spring Lake Candlelight Christmas Inn Tour”
Innkeepers are Preparing their Inns for Tour
Spring Lake Inn – Barbara & Andy Seaman
Don’t forget your camera for the dazzling 19th
Annual Spring Lake Candlelight Christmas Inn Tour on
Saturday, December 6th from 3:30pm-7:00pm. Tour 11
of greater Spring Lake’s festive Inns and Hotels
bedecked in their elegant and cleverly themed
holiday finery, ablaze with vintage ornaments,
handcrafted hand-me-down heirlooms and the illusion
of a Currier & Ives postcard.
Innkeepers and their gracious staff cordially invite
you to enter their doors to romance and history as
you tour the inns, delighting in the joys and warmth
of the holiday season. Guests are welcome to visit
each parlor and porch, where they can drive or
stroll from inn to inn, view breathtakingly adorned
bedrooms and savor the spirit of Christmas. The
secret is out that four of the ten themes are:
Children’s Christmas Morning, Old-Fashioned
Victorian Village, Christmas at the Seashore and A
Victorian Dickens Christmas.
The Ocean House – Nancy Kaloostian and bunches of
New Jersey’s oceanfront community of Spring Lake
(Est. 1892) is rich in charm, style and
history...proud of this distinguished collection of
Victorian bed & breakfasts and boutique hotels.
Neighbors and visitors to Spring Lake have made The
Spring Lake Theatre Company play ‘Scrooge’ a holiday
tradition. This year they celebrate the 25th annual
production with 11 performances scheduled for
audiences of all ages.
White Lilac Inn – Mari Kennelly
The former Hollycroft B&B in neighboring Lake Como
opens its Christmas boutique for holiday shoppers.
As the Tour afternoon fades into evening, visitors
will be enchanted with the chiming of the town’s
magnificent church bells, entertaining you with
their own celebrated chorus, reminded of the past
115+ years that Spring Lake has been home to a rich
diversity of people from around the world.
One lucky tour guest will win a Grand Prize ‘One
Night Inn Getaway and a Christmas Surprise Basket’
Beacon House Inn – Candy Kadimik and THE Nutcrackers
Today and during its heyday of the late 1800’s when
Spring Lake was a playground of uncompromised
luxury, this radiantly refined Atlantic seashore
community sparkles throughout the holiday season.
Together with the Candlelight Inn Tour, numerous
events create a weekend to remember.Tour tickets are $30. They can be purchased at
various retail locations throughout Spring Lake.***
For information and advance tickets, contact:
Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce (732) 449-0577
White Lilac Inn (732) 449-0211 www.springlake.org
Ticket Purchase Locations in Spring Lake:
**All Participating Historic Inns
The Bottle Shop – 1400 Third Avenue
Linger- 304 Morris Avenue
Manasquan Savings Bank – 305 Hwy 71
Urban Details – 1111 Third Avenue
Kate & Company – 1100 Third Avenue
White Lilac Inn – 414 Central Avenue
**Beacon House, Spring Lake Inn, White Lilac Inn,
Villa Park House, Sandpiper Inn, Victoria House B&B,
Chateau Inn & Suites, The Breakers Hotel, The Ocean
House, Normandy Inn and Grand Victorian @ Spring
*Tickets are a non-refundable charity donation.
For FALL MEDIA VISIT – BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 15 –
JANUARY 15, 2009:
Contact: Leigh Cort Publicity INFORMATION ABOVE.
“Two Historic Inns are a Shore
NJ Monthly Magazine Features Shore Guide’s Super
Spring Lake NJ (June 15, 2008) The Beacon House
and Ocean House were named as two of 17 best Places
to Stay in NJ Monthly Magazine’s just released June
Shore Guide issue. They are both members of the
13-inn association of Historic Inns of Spring Lake,
having distinctive styles & amenities that guests
enjoy. Nearly every Jersey shore town had something
fun, fabulous or funky mentioned – from dining, to
surfing, from golf to watering holes, from dance
halls to secluded beaches.
The Ocean House “…opened as a resort hotel (circa
1878) and features a grand staircase from the 1876
The Beacon House (circa 1879) “…seamlessly pairs
modern comforts, such as a private in ground pool,
with grand Victorian style and décor.”