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Volume 6-2
March / April 2010

A look at what's in bloom for spring inn-goers

As brisk winter melts into lush green spring, New Jersey blooms with new color and the landscape comes to life. (Hey, they don't call this the Garden State for nothing!) One place to come celebrate earth's delights is the Springfest Flower & Garden Show in Augusta in northwestern New Jersey from Thursday, March 11th through Sunday, March 14th.

Thousands of gardeners and garden lovers come from throughout the tri-state region to attend this award-winning show featuring a grand entry garden decorated with window boxes brimming with flowers. Rockscapes, pools, ponds and fountains produce a magnificent symphony for the senses and the Marketplace Shops offer tools, accessories and decoratives to fulfill every gardener's dream.

Even kids love Springfest, especially the Plant Your Own Zone and Treasure Hunt activities. Visit the Springfest site for more of what's in bloom at this year's event.

Preferred Inns near Springfest:

Alpine Haus B&B in Vernon is about 30 minutes drive from Augusta


Other great gardens and horticultural treasures to visit in spring!

Van Vleck House & Gardens (Montclair)

Colonial Park Gardens (East Millstone)

Leaming’s Run Gardens (East Cape May Court House)

Philadelphia Flower Show | February 28 – March 7 (Philadelphia, PA)

And wherever you go in the Garden State, be sure to book your stay at one of our member inns!



"Belmar is Blooming" – Come enjoy garden displays throughout town. 10% discount on a two-night stay. Take home a tray of beautiful pansies!  Major holidays excluded. (Inn at the Shore, Belmar)

"Early Bird Spring Special" -- All reservations made now through April 2nd, 2010 via the website, will receive a 15% discount over the standard price for the dates chosen plus a bouquet of flowers to enjoy in your room. This is 15% off any seasonal rates, even peak summer rates! (Victoria On Main B&B, Toms River)

"Philadelphia Flower Show Special" -- Celebrate Spring Early this year! Receive 2 free tickets to the 2010 with your 2 night stay at the Haddonfield Inn from February 27th – March 8th, 2010. Call the inn at (856)428-2195 to make your reservations for this special. No other offers, discounts or promotions may be applied. Check out this year’s theme and events. (Haddonfield Inn)

Are you an aspiring innkeeper? Did you know that you can get a membership with Preferred Inns of New Jersey that provides special benefits just for aspiring innkeepers, including:



A personal two-hour consultation with a former innkeeper and consultant to the bed and breakfast community.


Attendance at local and statewide association meetings so you can network with current innkeepers and ask questions.



Free subscription to INNside New Jersey, our association's interesting and informative electronic newsletter to the public.


A Preferred Inns of New Jersey Directory that describes current member inns and lists affiliated member suppliers.


A copy of the Preferred Inns of New Jersey Member Handbook which provides guidelines and helpful information to our members.


A popular book and practical guide authored by innkeepers and aimed at those who aspire to become innkeepers.

Learn more about our Aspiring Innkeeper Membership opportunity!


What often makes a bed and breakfast stay so memorable is the kitchen aromas you wake up to and the food set before you as you start your day of exploration and relaxation.

Why not take that culinary experience home with you? Breakfast, Brunch & More is a compilation of unforgettable recipes from our member inns, from frittatas and fruitcakes to puddings, pastries and pancakes.

Purchase yours now or send one as a gift to someone who loves to cook!

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