TRENTON, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — New Jersey’s wide range of Bed & Breakfasts, offering specials across the Garden State, proves that B&B’s aren’t just for the shore, and special deals aren’t just for the cooler months. From a “Get in Shape Special” to a “girlfriends’ getaway,” visitors can find just the right packages and amenities this summer, in every corner of the state.
Part of the allure of staying in a B&B is the personalized service offered by enthusiastic innkeepers, and many will help guests plan an itinerary encompassing the best that New Jersey has to offer — whether an invigorating hike along the Appalachian Trail, a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, a relaxing day of wine-tasting, a meandering exploration of an historic village, a challenging round of golf or a day of pampering at a spa.
Couples can slip away to the Woolverton Inn, a 13-room estate above the Delaware River near Lambertville and New Hope, and indulge themselves in the inn’s “Ultimate Romance Getaway.” (Rooms from $130).
The add-on package, available through 2006, includes a dozen roses, handmade truffles, aromatherapy massage lotion and candle, a welcome cheese platter, and an in-room gourmet breakfast ($159).
Busy parents can rekindle the romance at the Pillars of Plainfield Bed and Breakfast Inn, where a romance weekend package includes two nights in a premium room, hand-made chocolates, an intimate pre-fix dinner, and champagne, fresh flowers, candles and silk rose petals upon return to the inn. (The two- night package starts at $490.)
Elegant Spring Lake is just the right setting for a little pampering, with the Evergreen Inn Bed & Breakfast’s “Total Indulgence Package.” The one-night package adds a one-hour couples massage, champagne, etched glasses, flowers, loofah, bath salts, and rubber duckies — perfect for the relaxing double whirlpool ($250).
At The Fairthorne Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Cape May, visitors can indulge in the “Get in Shape Special,” when staying two nights, Sunday through Thursday. The inn prescribes an invigorating walk to the famous Cape May Lighthouse, then back for a healthy, sumptuous breakfast and in-room massage, then later, dinner for two and a bottle of wine at the popular Peter Shields restaurant. (The two-night package starts at $510).
The Chimney Hill Farm Estate in picturesque Lambertville helps old friends get together with the “Gals or Pals” package, for two, four, or six ladies (or three couples). The package features a “Box Munch” of fruit, cheese and snacks, a $50 dinner gift certificate per pair, and a disposable camera to capture the laughter and memories. (Room rates start at $135, and prices for the add-on package vary by the number of guests per group, starting at $109 for two persons).
Those looking for the excitement of Atlantic City, tempered with the serenity of a classic country inn, will enjoy the European-influenced hospitality at the Carisbrooke Inn in Ventnor, just minutes from the casinos. Guests will enjoy creative fare such as fruit scones, waffles with warm apple compote and spinach and gruyere strata for breakfast, and tomato focaccia and artichoke dip served with evening wine and refreshments.
For further information on these and 200 more New Jersey B&B’s and guest houses, visit Preferred Inns of New Jersey at www.njinns.com. When planning a getaway in New Jersey, itinerary suggestions, local events and regional attractions can be found at www.visitnj.org.