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

Welcome Home

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.
Tucked away in West Cape May on 62 acres of open farmland, our cottages offer a fresh alternative to the classic Cape May beach vacation. They're a chance to experience our town by the sea from a different perspective, one steeped in the rich farming heritage and pastoral beauty of the Garden State. A range of accommodations make our cottages perfect for gatherings of family and friends, holiday celebrations, family reunions, special celebrations and much-needed retreats with the ones you love.

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All-Inclusive Fall & Winter Weekends learn more

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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 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.
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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 this November & December

Reconnect at Beach Plum Farm this Fall and Winter with Rooted, a completely interactive cottage experience.
Fill your cottage with friends and loved ones and embark on an adventure that explores farm-to-table in its purest form: picking your own ingredients with our farmers, and using them to cook seasonal recipes guided by our Chef. We've created a special four-day itinerary filled with harvest excursions, a garden cocktail class, tablescape design, nature hikes, yoga, a chef-guided cooking experience, a Farm-to-Table dinner and more.
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.

Included in your Rooted Getaway:

  • A four-day cottage rental for four people**
  • A curated daily itinerary, filled with...
    • Guided harvest excursions to pick your own ingredients with our farmers
    • Cooking classes and tutorials with our Executive Chef
    • Crafting activities like table-scaping and seasonal wreath-making
    • A delicious Farm-To-Table dinner on your last evening
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All-Inclusive Farm Weekends

Available Weekends this Fall & Winter

Share in the bounty of our fields at Beach Plum Farm with The American Harvest: an All-Inclusive Cottage Getaway. Stay the weekend and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on us, as well as plenty of fall fun to work up an appetite.

Your weekend of all-inclusive farm-to-table dining begins when you arrive on Friday night. Check in to your cottage and join us for a delicious farm-fresh chili dinner. On Saturday, wake up to a refrigerator filled with fresh eggs, meats, and all the accoutrements needed for a hearty farm breakfast. For lunch, stroll down to our Kitchen and choose anything you want off the menu—our chef will make it fresh to order—or simply text your Cottage Innkeeper and have a delicious meal delivered right to your door. That evening, take your seat at a candlelit table for a beautiful Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring a seasonal menu of what's fresh on the farm that week.

With breakfast, lunch and dinner already taken care of, you'll be delighted by how much free time you'll have to enjoy your getaway. From daily activities like watercoloring and scavenger hunts, to guided tours of local nature trails, to the simple pleasures of greeting our piglets and taking a turn on the farm swing, we've accented these weekend stays with plenty of entertainment the whole family will love.

Included in your American Harvest All-Inclusive Getaway:

  • Deluxe Cottage Accommodations
  • Farm-Fresh Chili Dinner on Friday Night
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday:
    • Cottage refrigerator stocked with the fresh vegetables, meats and condiments needed to make breakfast
    • Lunch from the Farm Market, available for pick-up or delivery to your cottage
    • Farm-to-Table Dinner that evening
  • Daily Family Activities like Watercoloring, Feeding the Animals, Scavenger Hunts and more
  • Use of Cottage Golf Cart & Bicycles
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Wine is not included, but is available for separate purchase in our Farm Market.

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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