Welcome home to Beach Plum Farm, where alarm clocks are the sounds of the rooster crowing and every night the stars put on a show. Join in the rhythm of farm life when you stay in one of the charming cottages and barns on our farm.





Our Story

When Curtis Bashaw and his partner Will Riccio acquired the land that is now Beach Plum Farm in 2007, the vision was to grow food for Cape Resorts restaurants and to perhaps one day build a home. They were inspired by the farming heritage of South Jersey and knew that the economy here was always a mixture of tourism, fishing and farming. In fact, the Millers and Cakes, owners of Congress Hall for a good part of the 1800s, also owned a farm in West Cape May where they grew food for the hotel.
As the years have passed, Beach Plum Farm has become much more than land that grows food — it has become a destination for thousands of visitors each year to see the animals raised and witness the food grown. When the opportunity arose to acquire the original farmhouse and barn for the land that became Beach Plum Farm, Bashaw and Riccio jumped at the opportunity.
And so the vision was born to create cottages and barns for people to stay and participate in the rhythm of farm life. To arrive and leave your car and be given keys to a golf cart and bicycles. To have the fridge stocked with fresh eggs and meats when you arrive so that you can cook your own breakfast in the morning. To participate in the egg harvest, or potato or strawberry harvest. To take a dip in the pool set in an orchard or to wind down the evening around a campfire, enjoying the night sounds on the farm. Our farm hands will offer personalized service to help you enjoy your time at Beach Plum Farm.
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farm to fridge
Staying a stone's throw away from the fields has its perks.
As a Cottage guest, you'll be able to cook with farm ingredients we've picked out just for you. We’ll stock your fridge with fresh eggs and meats when you arrive if you’d like, so each day you can prepare your own farm-fresh feasts. Enjoy the bounty of our harvest and a fridge filled with Beach Plum Farm eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola, preserves, milk, juices, almond milk, butter, bread, ketchup, water, sodas and seasonal vegetables.
gather round the hearth
Each cottage and barn on our farm has its own indoor fireplace or gas wood stove, as well as its own outdoor wood-burning fire pit. Curl up next to the hearth when the air turns crisp, or spend summer nights roasting marshmallows under the stars. We'll set you up with firewood upon request — no chopping required.
cottage bicycles
& golf carts
Comfortable and stylish, our fleet of Tuesday brand bicycles make trips into town a breeze. The farm's proximity to Cape May's historic downtown means you're only a ten minute bike ride away from all the boutiques, restaurants and galleries the island is famous for.
Need a little more pep in your step? Hop on your cottage's golf cart, available for use anytime during your stay. Our golf carts can zip up to 25 miles per hour, making them street-legal and ready for action.
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farm tours
A stay at one of our cottages is an invitation to participate in what we call 'farm life': the timeless, tried-and-true farming traditions that gave the Garden State its name. Take a personalized and interactive tour with one of our knowledgable Farm Staff, who might ask for your help in hand-picking carrots, potatoes, or strawberries depending on the harvest. No matter the season, there's always a bounty of nature to explore and experience here. Come take a look at what's growing just outside your window.
the farm market & kitchen
As our guest, you're steps away from one of the most robust farmer's markets West Cape May has to offer. Nestled in the main Amish barn, The Beach Plum Farm Market is filled with choice produce and meats from our fields as well as a wide range of artisanal products from local makers. Stock your Cottage pantry with farm-fresh ingredients, experiment with a new recipe, and cook with the full flavors of our farm.
Looking for a light bite or a delicious prepared meal? The Farm Kitchen serves up breakfast and lunch favorites using fresh farm ingredients. Enjoy your meal at a picnic table, or opt have it delivered right to your doorstep.

The Orchard Pool

Located a short walk from your doorstep, the Orchard Pool is a quiet oasis reserved exclusively for cottage guests. Surrounded by nature, it's the perfect space to relax and rejuvenate. Spend an afternoon with a good book on a comfortable pool lounger, or go for a sunset swim on a warm summer evening.

beach service

You don’t have to decide between a beach vacation and a cabin in the woods this summer. A stay at one of our Cottages means you get the best of both worlds — a private retreat in the serenity of our farm that's located just minutes away from some of the finest beaches on the East Coast.
So grab your swimsuit, hop on your golf cart and head to the beach in front of Congress Hall, where attendants will be waiting for you with complimentary chairs, towels and umbrellas. Order a bite from our beach menu and settle in to the sounds of crashing ocean surf.

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packages

Wilderness Adventures Spring Break Getaway

Available March 31st through April 19th

Join the Cape Resorts Explorers Club and embark on exciting Spring Break Wilderness Adventures at Congress Hall and Beach Plum Farm. Enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations, An Explorers Club drawstring backpack filled with treats, daily Wilderness Activities and more.

Thaw out from the winter frost with the ultimate spring break getaway. Grab a trusty field guide for all of your Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm and Congress Hall. From Gardening and Birding, to Watercolor Painting and Archery, explorers will earn a special pin for their special sash with each activity they complete. At Congress Hall, cooking classes, scavenger hunts, and science experiments will fill the day with creativity and fun. Shuttle service is offered from all Cape Resorts Hotels to Beach Plum Farm, plus select activities are included as part of the package.

A Spring Break stay at the Beach Plum Farm Cottages includes:

  • Farm Cottage or Barn Accommodations, perfect for your entire family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventures
  • Daily Wilderness activities
  • Stocked refrigerator with all the makings for a farm fresh breakfast, plus other treats
  • Access to Farm Golf Carts & Bicycles
  • Shuttle Service to Congress Hall
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

A Spring Break Break stay at Congress Hall, the Sandpiper Beach Club, the Star, or the Virginia Cottages includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations for your family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventure
  • Daily Wilderness Activities
  • $25 Dining Credit, per night*
  • Shuttle Service to Beach Plum Farm
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

Book now

Call to Book the farm cottages: (833) 327-6268 Congress Hall Sandpiper The Star call to book the Virginia Cottages: (800) 732-4236
To view a full schedule of Spring Break Activities, click here.
To ensure that everyone has as fun and safe a Spring Break as possible, we ask that parents remain with their children for the entirety of their Wilderness Adventures. Please review our Spring Break Policies & FAQ.

*Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.
*$25 Hotel Dining Credit valid for food and beverage at Congress Hall restaurants and outlets only. All food and beverage must be signed to room for credit to be applied. No Cash Value.

Girlfriends Getaway

Available Year Round

Grab your crew and head out to the Beach Plum Farm for a luxurious and relaxing Girlfriends Getaway. Treat yourselves to beautiful accommodations, coffee and fresh-baked donuts each morning, an exciting local excursion and more.

When is the last time you had the chance to sit around with your best friends, catching up over a bottle of wine? How about the last time you had a girls’ day at the spa? When is the last time you all got to have dinner together on a beautiful farm, located just two miles from the beach? With the Girlfriend’s Getaway at Beach Plum Farm, you’ll get to do all the above. Whether you’re a group of moms in need of a little rest, college friends looking to reunite, or just to escape the city for a weekend, the Beach Plum Farm Cottages are the perfect place for a vacation with the girls. Spend the day exploring the shops in Cape May, or go for a walk along Higbee Beach. Visit Congress Hall’s Sea Spa for a relaxing treatment, and explore one of the farm’s unique excursions. Whatever you decide to do, you know it will be memorable as long as you are all together.

Your stay at the farm includes:

  • Cottage or Barn accommodations
  • An Excursion of your choice
  • Access to bikes and golf cart
  • Late Check-out of 5pm on Sundays*

Make it a Girlfriends Getaway with a package enhancement**:

  • $200 spa credit at Congress Hall’s Sea Spa for $170, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne and locally-made chocolates

*Late check-out is subject to availability.
**Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.

Call Now to Book: (833) 327-6268

Family Gatherings & Reunions

Available Year Round

Sometimes you need to find a place to unplug in order to get reconnected with all of the ones you love. It won’t take long to get everyone on board for a family reunion at Beach Plum Farm. Family reunion packages are available whether you decide to reserve one cottage or all of the cottages so families may enjoy time together with an exclusive experience at the farm. Our staff will be happy to work with you and curate the perfect gathering that is sure to please every branch of your family tree. Plan a harvesting excursion with all of the aunts, uncles and cousins, or head out to Davey’s Lake for a hike with one of our expert tour guides. There are plenty of communal spaces for large gatherings, and guests will also find corners to explore on their own. Grab a bike and ride into town for an afternoon of shopping or a couple of hours on the beach. Then get everyone together around the table for an evening meal at the barn or in the hoop house. At night, roast s’mores over an open fire and tell stories of the past generations that brought you together today.

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Call Now to Book: (833) 327-6268

Beach Plum Farm
Weddings

WEDDINGS AT
BEACH PLUM FARM

The old and open spaces of our 62-acre Beach Plum Farm provide the perfect backdrop for a quaint, timeless, and magical romantic celebration.
For inquires, please email Jennifer O’Neill.

Beach Plum Farm
140 Stevens Street
West Cape May, New Jersey 08204
(609) 602-0128

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Beach Plum Farm is located on Stevens Street in West Cape May.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia