Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's not over in October!

I was checking in a guest yesterday and was commenting on an arts festival coming up and said, "Oh, but that's not until October!" Well October is only three days away!! The seasons are changing already? No worries, mate, as we say Downunder...just because it's October does not mean to say it is over. The art festival I was mentioning is the Wheaton Village Arts Festival of Fine Craft ( showcasing over 140 juried artists, crafts demonstrations, musical entertainment, food (of course) and more. As the Festiv-al Season gears up here are some upcoming festivals, just to give you a hint of things to come...( Victorian Week, 2nd Annual Cape May Wine Festival, Vintage Dance Weekend, Halloween Happenings, Murder Mystery Dinners, Ghost Rider Trolly Tours. And then in November, the 30th Cape May Jazz Festival livens up the town even more. Go to for sound bytes & bios.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Restaurant Pick

The Washington Inn (, an 1840 plantation home tucked under the sycamores on Washington Street in the heart of Cape May, has been an acclaimed Cape May Restaurant for many years under the ownership of the Craig Family. The menu is the wizardry of Mimi Woods and she will never disappoint as she puts a spell on you. We love the subtle elegance of the five different dining rooms (one is in the wine cellar) and the bar is conversation inducing. Marty, Ro and Kristen shake a mean martini, be it traditional or a splendid Peachy Keen or Golden Pear (my fav!). Michael Craig brings his vast knowledge and love of wines to the cellar and Wolfgang is always ready for a tasting of Michael's recommendations. We love the fun, yet professional service and all of it makes for the perfect evening out. Check out their web site for menu, specials and events.


A human owned by a Dachshund is a very lucky person, indeed. Meet Odie - a.k.a Otis Spunkmyer (one smart cookie and sweet enough to eat!) and when he is a very good boy, '"O'dielicious!"' Odie is a one year old (29/05/07) miniture longhaired Dachshund. That's two dogs long and half a dog high! We got him last September from a breeder ( in Pomfret Center, Connecticut, after a cowboy had told us to 'git a long little doggie!'. Odie's origins are German (of course!), Dutch and English. His coloring is shaded red with cream underlay and he is a very handsome boy. Here at the Inn he is the resident greeter, alert personnal, paper shredder and taste tester! He says everything around here sure tastes good. He takes all these tasks very seriously. He does not get full run of the place though, and is often found snoozing under the office desk. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting him yet, he is waiting anxiously for that day. He may greet you at the office door with a 'woof!' of "who goes there", but then he immediately flips over on his back to show his submissive side in hopes of a belly rub. So that is the long and the short of it. So, come for a visit, sit a while and stay as long as you like at the Rhythm of the Sea! As Bev at Wagside Inn, says, "have a tail waggin' day!" See a slide show of Odie's stay at the Wagside Inn select Dachshunds Forever
Oh, boy! Oh, boy!! Did I find a wonderful blog celebrating 'the long and the short of it!' You just gotta see this; Talk about Dachshund Love.

The Beach is the Best in September

With the kids back at school and the crowds generally gone, the beach is the best it has been all summer! Certainly it is less crowded and the water is the warmest. The sea birds are in abundance as migration is gearing up for the pending cold weather just around the corner. We may be full on weekends, however we still have some very good occupancy mid week with shorter minimum stay requirements to allow that quick getaway to the shore. All the restaurants are still open only difference is that you can now get in without an advance reservation! As always, we are happy to assist with recommendations and reservations so you can be sure of a fabulous dining experience. We'd love to see you at the beach.