Your Second Home By The Sea

Longer Stays in Cape May

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140 STEVENS STREET, WEST CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(833) 327-6268
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.
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.

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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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Rooted: a Culinary Escape to Beach Plum Farm

Available for Stays in November & December 2020

Reconnect at Beach Plum Farm this Fall and Winter with Rooted, a completely interactive farm-to-fork cottage experience. For the first time ever, our farm will host structured culinary retreats featuring harvest excursions, a garden cocktail class, tablescape design, hiking, a farm dinner, a chef-guided cooking experience and more.

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For four days, you'll be immersed in our world, working personally with the Beach Plum team. Choose to join us for our Fall or Winter Harvests—our farmers will help you gather ingredients from our rows and paddocks, while Executive Chef Wes Thompson will guide you through seasonal recipes tailored to your hand-picked crops. Our beautiful cottage accommodations and gentle open spaces provide the perfect setting to explore, create, taste, and live in simple harmony with the land. Click here to view a full itinerary of these exciting escapes on our farm.

Rooted Getaways Available:

Monday, November 9th—Thursday, November 12th
Monday, November 16th—Thursday, November 18th
Monday, December 7th—Thursday, December 10th
Monday, December 14th—Thursday, December 17th

Learn More Call to Book: (833) 327-6268

The American Harvest: All-Inclusive Farm Weekends

Share in the bounty of our fields at Beach Plum Farm with an all-inclusive Cottage experience. We'll fully stock your kitchen upon arrival with fresh meats and hand-harvested produce, and deliver a delicious farm-to-table meal right to your door.

The Cottages at Beach Plum Farm offer the perfect family retreat. Relax and recharge in an idyllic setting where nature will inspire you at every turn. Indulge in a weekend of all-inclusive farm-to-table dining from a beautifully designed, tastefully appointed cottage stocked with fresh meats and hand-harvested produce. Your gastronomic adventure will run the gamut from casual chef-prepared selections in our market kitchen to multi-course candlelit dinners—we'll provide breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of your stay. The farm's 62 acres are home to free-range chickens and pigs and more than 100 vegetables and flowers that supply Cape Resorts hotels and restaurants. And the grounds are ideal for walking and biking—just the ticket for working up an appetite!

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Cottage Accommodations
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided each day:*
    - Cook with a kitchen filled with farm-fresh ingredients
    - Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner delivered to your cottage
    - Order a meal from our market
  • A Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday night

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*Alcohol is not included, but is available for separate purchase in our Farm Market.

Extended Cottage Stays

Limited Availability for our Single-Family Cottages

This summer and fall, escape to your second home by the sea. Plan an extended cottage vacation from 7 days to 6 weeks either in the quiet serenity of our 62-acre farm, or in the historic elegance of Cape May's seaside historic district.

Think of it as your family retreat by the sea. A place where you can relax and recharge. Offering breezy porches, decks, glimpses of the ocean, and equipped with full kitchens and washers/dryers (plus plenty of elbow room), these homes are available for extended vacations from 7 days to 6 weeks. Choose from our beach block Victorian cottages in Cape May’s historic district - or Beach Plum Farm cottages, located on our 62-acre farm, nestled between downtown Cape May and Cape May Point, with a golf cart and bicycles to help you get around.

Stay in historic seaside charm...

Located on tree-lined Jackson Street and Atlantic Terrace, our elegant, comfortable Virginia Cottages were built in 1891 by the owner of Congress Hall—identical properties which became known as the Seven Sisters. Offering breezy porches, decks and glimpses of the ocean with full kitchens, washers/dryers (and lots of elbow room), the renovated cottages are the perfect choice for a family retreat in the historic center of Cape May. They're located just half a block from the beach.

...or in 62 acres of idyllic open space.

A 10-minute bike ride from the beach, our 62-acre Beach Plum Farm is home to five charming cottages and barns, offering the ultimate private retreat, surrounded by nature. Effortlessly blending rustic chic with top-of-the-line amenities, the cottages and barns offer the ideal escape with all the space you crave. Explore the farm, enjoy your private golf cart and bicycles, light your own outdoor firepit. Inside, enjoy our chef-grade kitchens, taking advantage of our fresh farm produce, or grab ready-made to-go meals from the farm market. At Beach Plum you're in your own world, but still part of ours.

Call to reserve your cottage: (609) 600-2213

Summer's Best Rates

As we reopen our family of beloved properties gently, we are excited to welcome you back. Enjoy the best available rates of the summer, guaranteed when you book with us directly.

We are committed, now more than ever, to providing you with the simple pleasures in life. Our priority? Offering the space and fresh air that you need, in a safe and relaxing environment. Yes, a lot of things have changed, but we're looking forward to offering you a good, old-fashioned welcome that Cape Resorts delivers.

We hope to see you soon.

Book Your Summer Stay

Congress Hall The Star The Virginia The Sandpiper The Beach Shack Beach Plum Farm Cottages Call to Book the Congress Place Suites: (844) 499-9815 Call to Book the Virginia Cottages: (800) 732-4236

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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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.

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