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Our Journal of Stories, Videos & More


Welcome to Around the Cape, our online journal that celebrates the history, culture, imagery and personalities that make our family of seaside properties so remarkable and vibrant. Here, we'll share content that goes beyond the traditional vacation. Readers can expect deep dives into stories, articles, interviews, artwork, photos, videos and much more. From the columns of Congress Hall in Cape May to the lounge of Baron's Cove in Sag Harbor, we have so many stories to tell—and we invite you to share in them with us. ✯

Featured Story

The New Face of the Farm

CAPE MAY, BEACH PLUM FARM

Read our interview with Krystina Kennedy, Beach Plum Farm's new General Manager. A longtime employee of Cape Resorts, Krystina spills the beans on all things hospitality, veggies, animal friends, nature, and what it was like taking the reigns in the middle of this new COVID world.

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Featured Video

From Montauk Point

BARON'S COVE, NATURE, VIDEO

I stand as on some mighty eagle's beak,
Eastward the sea absorbing, viewing, (nothing but sea and sky,)
The tossing waves, the foam, the ships in the distance,
The wild unrest, the snowy, curling caps—that inbound urge
and urge of waves,
Seeking the shores forever.

~ Walt Whitman

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Stories

A New Chef in Town

Baron's Cove Food Interview

Nick, when did you join the team at Baron’s Cove? A little over a month ago, but the first few weeks consisted mostly of back office work and executing necessary...

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From Montauk Point

Baron's Cove Nature Video

In this short video essay, we explore the sights and textures of eastern Montauk on a late summer afternoon. Dramatic landscapes shift along the coast as they range from fine sand beaches to the rocky shores lining Montauk Point. Gazing out from the Lighthouse, its easy to understand the inspiration...

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The New Face of the Farm

Cape May Beach Plum Farm

Krystina, you’re a longtime employee of Cape Resorts. When did you get aboard the rollercoaster? Krystina: Rollercoaster is one way to describe it. I started my ride with Cape Resorts in 2003 after I graduated high school. My first job...

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A Day in the Life of Dave

Cape May gardening Congress Hall

" For a horticulturist, there are many places to work, but there aren’t too many gardens on the beach, and none like this. " People come up to me during the course of an afternoon with all sorts of questions....

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The Kitchen Garden

Food Nature Gardening Cape May Video

There are a lot of breathtaking places in Cape May. Sunset Beach and the Cove are pretty popular. Tucked away on Stevens Street in West Cape May, the entrance to Beach Plum Farm seems to find its place among the...

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Happy Anniversary, Virginia

cape may the virginia history

A Letter from Curtis Bashaw June 2, 2019 I have been checking guests in and out of hotel rooms for half of my life. It was 30 years ago, on June 2, 1989, that we opened The Virginia, beginning what...

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You Say Tomato

Cape May Gardening Food

In 1968, a professor at Rutgers University, Dr. Bernard Pollack, released a hybrid variety tomato that gained popularity for its resistance to cracking....

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The Garden State

Gardening Cape May

On a typical morning in Cape May, vacationers lazily roll out of bed. The smell of bacon fills the air from local restaurants. The beach quickly fills up with brightly colored umbrellas. Just two miles away at Beach Plum Farm,...

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The Gift to Come

Cape May Music History

“Ukuele” translates to become the phrase “The gift to come.” This four-stringed, tiny guitar has become as synonymous with the sound of the Hawaiian Islands...

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