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Spring Lake Historic Inns - Description 2008

Beacon House beaconhouse@aol.com
Candy Kadimik 732-449-5835
100 & 104 Beacon Blvd., Sea Girt
1879 18 rooms, 3 cottages www.beaconhouseinn.com
A grand Victorian-Style Seaside Inn, one block from the Ocean. Built with lumber that came from the Philadelhia Centennial Exhibit of 1876. The lumber was shipped by barge down the DelawareRiver and up the Atlantic Coast where it was unloaded on the beach and brought by horse to the present site. The 2 buildings were constructed as private homes on what had been potato fields. In the late 1920’s, the Westphal family converted the homes into an Inn, open only during the summer season. Both house (10 rooms and 8 rooms) surround a crystal blue pool...white & green awnings everywhere. The wraparound porches won’t let you go to bed early and breakfast in prepared by Candy herself. The bedrooms have all amenities, Jacuzzi tubs in some, porches, etc.

The Breakers Hotel jscardino@breakershotel.com
Joseph Scardino 732-449-7700
1507 Ocean Ave., Spring Lake
1882 74 rooms Full-Service hotel with meals www.breakershotel.com
A boutique hotel where the ocean beckons from sunrise to long after sunset. Open the windows of 74 rooms and let the Jersey shore weave its magic spell. It’s the only hotel with oceanfront dining that is elegant AND affordable; enjoy Exec. Chef Mark Young’s Italian-inspired steakhouse for dinner, traditional breakfast & lunch. Begin or end the evening in the piano-bar lounge reminiscent of living like the elite of yesteryear. The pool is the place to be if you can tear yourself away from the wide verandah that must have a million secrets. Perfect for families, weddings, small meetings and romance without fanfare. From $100 (limited view) to $435 (Penthouse).

Chateau Inn & Suites info@chateauinn.com
Robert Murray, Gen.Mgr 732-974-2000
Owner: Scott Smith
500 Warren Ave., Spring Lake
1888 37 rooms, parlor suites, etc. www.chateauinn.com
Elegant Surroundings, Sophisticated Amenities, Romantic Interiors. Surprisingly sophisticated with luxurious accommodations. Small meetings and wedding parties their specialty. Bring in your own caterer. European ‘contemporary’ with mahogany furniture, leather sofas, exquisite Italian fabrics and deluxe imported marble baths. Continental breakfast @ $6-7/pp. The Atlantic Club spa and gym is an amenity (located in Wall). Walk to shopping and restaurants on 3rd Street. VERY affordable rates, some as low as $79-$99 winter...$299 summer suites.

Evergreen Inn innkeeper@evergreeninn.net
Laurie Carloni 732-449-9019
Ocean Rd. @ 206 Hwy. 71, Spring Lake Heights
1870 8 rooms (2 suites) www.evergreeninn.net
Affordable Excellence with distinctive style. Breakfast is their specialty and fun is their middle name! Laurie has a zest for themed décor and if you’re lucky, you’ll reserve the suite with a lifestyle James Dean or ‘Marilyn’ standing by the Jacuzzi. Upon checkin, you can learn everything there is to know about Spring Lake or let it unfold throughout your visit. Here you’re right down the highway from shopping, area dining and nightlife.

Ocean House oceanhouse07762@aol.com
Dennis/Nancy Kaloostian 732-449-9090
102 Sussex Ave., Spring Lake
1878 30 rooms www.theoceanhouse.net
“The best porch in Spring Lake” with a casual grandeur that won’t let you leave. The staircase from the World’s Fair (1876) adds to the magical charm of this authentic vintage hotel. Although perfect for weddings and selective corporate groups, even the solo traveler will find peace and comfort in every room. Joyful caring owners Nancy & Dennis enhance each moment and the formal front desk will transport you to a Hollywood movie of the ‘30’s. Antiques, art and cleverly colorful bedrooms blend perfectly, making this grand old lady come to life. Luscious fruit & cream cheese stuffed raisin bread stuffed French toast are a favorite and when you pamper yourself with breakfast in the dining room or enjoying ocean breezes on the porch, each day will unfold to perfection.

The Sandpiper Inn ubhappy@sandpiperinn.com
Harold/Christine Cullison 732-449-6060
7 Atlantic Ave., Spring Lake
1882 15 rooms www.sandpiperinn.com
The Black Trumpet restaurant on premise for guest breakfast in addition to fine dining.
New owners, originally from Bennington, VT. Met in Boston Commons at the ‘Cheers’ bar. Owned the Four Chimneys Inn with a restaurant. Ocean-views and large open parlor with fireplace...expansive windows. Heated indoor pool.
3 floors of BR’s – restaurant on ground floor. GRAND old wraparound porch.
Innkeeper – Amaris, grew up in Spring Lake. The owners are VERY personal, mostly handled by Harold. Chris is National Computer Operations Mgr for City Group (Bank).
Rates: $159-189 up to $199-$299

Sea Crest by the Sea barb@seacrestbythesea.com
Barb/Fred Vogel 732-449-9031
19 Tuttle Ave., Spring Lake
1885 8 rooms www.seacrestbythesea.com
“A Spring Lake B&B ...Just for the Two of You”
Everything is top-drawer. Pastry and Exec. Chef with stunning food, lavish BR’s and baths with steamrooms; personalized service by owners and Michael! The PORCH is EVERYTHING. They win b&b awards from every corner of the globe...and the BR’s are reserved long in advance by discerning travelers. Not for kids.

Spring Lake Inn springlakeinn@aol.com
Barbara/Andy Seaman 732-449-2010
104 Salem Ave., Spring Lake
1888 16 rooms www.springlakeinn.com
Formerly a 19th century stable (Grand Central Stables Carriage House). Truly a European-inspired grand ‘mansion by the sea’...with the heart of an intimate hotel & the soul of a B&B. Breakfast relaxes with alluring delicate music, the smell of just-brewed coffee and assorted freshly baked mouthfuls of heaven. The Seaman’s are seasoned hoteliers with a zest for casual excellence. 2nd and 3rd floor bedrooms (16) are oversized and each a totally unique experience. Sleigh beds, canopies, 4-posters, fireplaces, oceanviews and breezes just lure you outside. The suite in the tower will spoil you forever and the parlor is perfect for working on a jigsaw puzzle. Rates from $99 - $499...and Sun-Thurs specials $799. Andy says “we’re unpretentious in everything we do; giving guests space and privacy...providing the services they need WHEN they want them...No hovering here” One of the Top 28 GREAT WEEKEND ESCAPES in Westchester Magazine. Children are cordially invited.

Victoria House Bed & Breakfast info@victoriahouse.com
Alan/Lynne Kaplan 732-974-1882
214 Monmouth Ave., Spring Lake
1882 8 rooms www.victoriahouse.net
“Relax, refresh, renew in our lovingly restored Victorian B&B by the ocean”
Lynne is chef from the NYC Culinary School. Gorgeous rooms, tables for 2 on porch or DR, tea cake 4pm, chocolates (not homemade) & cordials after 6. Koi pond and meditation gazebo, state of the art DVD’s, music. 4 rooms on each of 2 floors. Pride in best b’fast & beds. Each year refurbishes linens, towels, robes with hood. “Creative American Bfast with Southern Spin”. Not for kids. Breakfast was a gourmet event: White wine and shallot grits, poached eggs, fresh herbs from the garden...vanilla bean waffles and fresh whipped cream.

Villa Park House info@villaparkhouse.com
Matthew/Dara Schmid 732-449-3642
417 Ocean Rd., Spring Lake
1886 11 rooms www.villaparkhouse.com
“It’s not just a getaway; it’s an experience”
The family-friendly b&b with Gourmet Breakfast. Matt Schmid loves his guests and has great pride in his wife Dara and baby son. Personal furnishings, artwork and accessories make this a ‘’home away from home’ setting. The HUGE dining room table tells you that something yummy is awaiting your arrival for breakfast. Don’t be hesitant to stay near the railroad...it’s a charming reminder of the old-world feeling of Spring Lake. The front porch is very inviting and the quiet residential neighborhood are steps from Wreck Lake.

White Lilac Inn mari@whitelilac.com
Mari Kennelly 732-449-0211
414 CentralAve., Spring Lake
1880 10 rooms www.whitelilac.com
“Let the White Lilac Inn welcome you home at the end of the day”
Built as summer cottage for Phila. Family. Mari possesses deeds & original plans from owner to owner, primarily women.The transformation into White Lilac took under a year; the album tells the story! A beautiful home with 2 porch dining rooms (blue & white with a view of Wreck Pond), meticulously appointed for breakfast. (parking spaces have room names to designate where to park & stay). Triple Tier-ed Grand Porches...with a Southern drawl. Originally named Rainbow Cottage, Francis House Inn (one owner, Sally Randock, was a NYC model who loved to entertain friends and Ziegfeld Girls girlfriends), Shamrock Lodge a seasonal guest house. Secret Garden. This is an inn with a pedigree and reputation for being a 1900’s party house. With an artist’s eye, her rooms are colorfully tasteful... Served plated breakfast...Peach baked French toast, sausage, bread/fruit course – entrée. Omelette (ham, cheese, mushroom, asparagus). Praline pancakes, Mandarin orange French toast (coconut & maraschino cherries). Fruitful French Toast. Signature: Raspberry Iced Tea and cookies/brownies. “99% of my guests are people I want to see again. It’s my home and I welcome guests home at the end of the day. My fellow innkeepers in Spring Lake have become my best friends”.And oh, the antiques...family heirlooms and photos, all of the treasured carousel horses, the phantom chess game and the Dual Opticon. No explanation now; you’ll have to ask Mari to show you.

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