Wednesday, August 7, 2013

PINJ launches "Back Inn Business" campaign

The Preferred Inns of New Jersey Bed & Breakfast Association is showing that there’s strength in numbers as many of its member inns are cutting their rates by 10% Sunday through Thursday this October (excluding Columbus Day weekend) as part of the Back Inn Business campaign. The initiative is a nod to the upcoming one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The storm was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane to hit the northeast in 40 years and the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Many of the inns didn’t escape Sandy’s wrath; though all those participating have remade, rebuilt, and resurrected what the superstorm once claimed.

Twenty-six bed and breakfasts are participating in Back Inn Business, all of which are members of The Preferred Inns of New Jersey Bed & Breakfast Association. This means guests can reserve a room starting now for 10% savings Sunday through Thursday during the month of October 2013 (excluding Columbus Day weekend; restrictions apply; subject to availability). This will afford travelers an opportunity to visit the Garden State during a significant historical time yet during a period when the weather is still welcoming. The shore is beautiful in the fall and other parts of New Jersey will be in prime leaf peeping season. 

Innkeepers who were affected by the storm are available to offer first-hand accounts of their experiences to guests though there are also innkeepers from areas that were not damaged by Sandy that are participating in the campaign in a show of camaraderie.

Travelers should call bed and breakfasts directly and mention “Back Inn Business” to make a reservation and visit each inn’s web site to check any applicable restrictions. Below is a list of all 26 participating inns. Additional details available online at

Bed & Breakfast/Inn
City in New Jersey
Alpine Haus
(973) 209-7080
Candlelight Inn
North Wildwood
(609) 522-6200
The Carriage House B&B
Ocean Grove
(732) 988-3232
Carroll Villa Hotel
Cape May
(609) 884-9619 
Cashelmara Inn
(732) 776-8727
Cedars and Beeches B&B
Long Branch
(732) 571-6777
Chimney Hill Estate Inn
(609) 397-1516
The Colonial Inn
The Evergreen Inn
Spring Lake Heights
(732) 449-9019
Henry Sawyer Inn
Cape May
(609) 884-5667
Inn at Rivers Edge Marina
Forked River
(609) 971-0025
The Inn at the Shore
(732) 681-3762
Leith Hall Historic Seashore Inn
Cape May
(609) 884-1934
The Magnolia House
Beach Haven
(609) 492-2226
The Majestic Hotel
Ocean Grove
(732) 775-6100
Minerva's By The Sea
Barnegat Light
(609) 494-1000
The Ocean House B&B
Spring Lake
(732) 449-9090
The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast
Barnegat Light
(609) 494-6555 
SeaScape Manor
(732) 291-8467
The Sea Spray Inn
Ocean Grove
(732) 897-0700
Spring Lake Inn
Spring Lake
(732) 449-2010
Summer Nites Bed & Breakfast
North Wildwood
(609) 846-1955
The Tower Cottage B&B
Point Pleasant
(732) 892-2070
The Whistling Swan Inn
(973) 347-6369
White Lilac Inn
Spring Lake
(732) 449-0211
The Wooden Duck B&B
(973) 300-0395