Now that we know that it will be the Denver Broncos versus the Seattle Seahawks in the SuperBowl February 2, 2014, if you are coming to the game, time to start making plans. Long Branch is a mere 50 miles from the stadium but best yet, has a train station and the northeast line goes right into the Secaucus station to the train that goes directly to the stadium. Can’t get easier than that. Want to spend a few extra days and go into the city? Go experience SuperBowl Boulevard? The train will take you right there. Cedars & Beeches is one mile from the train station, accessible by car, train, taxi.
With 14 rooms and breakfast included you are guaranteed to pick a winner if you choose to stay here! Go online and look us up http://www.cedarsandbeeches.com. You can even make your reservation on line.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend 2 Jan 2014, 6:48 pm
Is being more romantic one of your resolutions for 2014? Well, then you’d better start planning because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! February 14th will sneak up on you before you know it, especially if you forget to make plans!
Cedars & Beeches Bed & Breakfast makes it easy to surprise a special someone with a complete unforgettable romantic getaway. Just an hour from New York City and accessible by train, this elegant Victorian mansion features classic charm and romantic packages.
The Romance for 2 Package features an en suite couples massage, a bottle of wine and a sweet treat, in addition to king room accommodations and other perks.
The Ultimate Romantic Getaway includes a lovely bouquet of roses, an en suite couples massage, a bottle of wine and a sweet treat, in addition to king room accommodations and other perks.
The bed and breakfast includes a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. As well as WiFi, free parking, and other amenities.
To reserve a room call 732-571-6777 or visit http://www.cedarsandbeeches.com.
Holiday Happenings in Long Branch 25 Nov 2013, 7:06 pm
Around here we say… come for the turkey, stay for the lights!
Thanksgiving is upon up and that means many family gatherings are taking place in Long Branch. The town is beautiful this time of year, cool and crisp, with plenty to see and do. Come December 1st, Pier Village kicks off its holiday season in style, with the annual tree lighting and the unveiling of its authentic carousel.
Complimentary hot chocolate makes the rounds as the sing along helps to count down the tree lighting. And of course, no holiday season would be complete without a visit from Santa. So get your lists ready, grab your family, and get yourself to the pier! Rumor has it — Santa will have his sleigh!
Stick around — on December 2nd the largest annual Menorah lighting will be underway.
For a full schedule of activities, directions, and other details visit the Pier Village website.
If you’re looking for overnight hotel accommodations in Long Branch, visit Cedars and Beeches, to be within walking distance to all the festivities.
Up Next: Long Branch Chef Challenge 24 Oct 2013, 8:44 pm
The Third Annual Long Branch Chef’s Challenge is just around the corner. Nine chefs will be whipping up their most delicious dish. On November 7th, chefs will be judged by a professional panel and all attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award too.
Aside from the cooking competition, there will be food demonstrations and sampling by restaurants and food purveyors. There’s also a tabletop contest judged by DesignNJ.
For tickets, address, and information click here or call the chamber at 732-222-0400. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Kay Guadagno Memorial Fund at the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.
The Chef’s Challenge is a popular Long Branch event. If you’re planning to attend and need overnight accommodation, Cedars & Beeches in Long Branch is near the festivities and accepting reservations.
Food Trucktoberfest in Monmouth on Sept 28! 16 Sep 2013, 7:00 am
Move over, Oktoberfest, Food Trucktoberfest is coming to town.
ThisSeptember 28th, usher in the fall with a special celebration featuring a German beer garden and mobile eateries, set to live music by an Oompah Band.
The event will be held at the Monmouth Park Racetrack. Gates open at 11:30 am.
Food Trucktoberfest eateries include: Amanda Bananas, Cupcake Carnivale, Dark Side of the Moo, El Lechon de Negron, Four Boys Ice Cream, Freezy Freeze, The French Quater, Hibachi Heaven, Jersey Johnny’s Grill, JT’s Drive In, Kona Ice, Max’s Hot Dogs, The Morris Truck, The Outslider, Pizza Vita Pizza Truck, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Surf & Turf LLC, Taste of Smoke, Wrapstar, and Zinna’s Mobile Bistro.
Breweries include: Hacker Pschorr, Franziskaner, Spaten, Ramstein, Ayinger, Pinkus, Westmalle Trappist, Hofbrau, Rodenbach, Weltenburger,Steen Brugge and St. Stefanus.
Heads up: All fans wearing lederhosen receive FREE Grandstand admission!
Please drink responsibly. For nearby accommodations, contact Cedars and Beeches Bed & Breakfast at 732-571-6777 or visit http://www.cedarsandbeeches.com.
38th Annual Clearwater and Music Festival 13 Sep 2013, 8:47 pm
New Jersey’s oldest and largest celebration of the environment, will be oceanfront at The Great Lawn in Long Branch this Sunday September 15.
The 38th Annual Clearwater Festival is FREE and features live music and exhibits on the environment and tips on conserving resources from advocacy groups, as well as green crafts and green vendors. There will be many family-oriented activities, including a children’s area with face-painting. The event is presented by the New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, a non-profit group that advocates for the environment.
The festival runs from 11 am to 7 pm. at the Great Lawn on Madison and McKinley Avenues; adjacent to the Promenade in Long Branch. For more details visit: http://www.mcclearwater.org/festival.php
PS – Bring a blanket or a chair… and if you’d like to come a day early or stay a day or to after, call Cedars & Beeches at 732-571-6777 for overnight lodging right in town!
Cedars and Beeches joins “Back Inn Business” 7 Aug 2013, 9:59 amExciting news! Cedars and Beeches is offering a discount this October for overnight stays Sundays through Thursdays as a way to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. We’re part of a new campaign called Back Inn Business and we’re on a mission to welcome guests, show the world we’re open, and pump some funds back into our nearby shops, local restaurants and businesses. While our inn wasn’t really damaged much in the storm, we’re participating in a show of camaraderie.
Stay with us on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this October (excluding Columbus Day Weekend) and save 10%! The offer is subject to restrictions/availability, of course, and we’re taking reservations as of now. Call 732-571-6777 to reserve your room or visit http://cedarsandbeeches.com.
Babymoon Getaway in Luxury Jersey-Style 10 Jul 2013, 1:10 pm
Enjoy a weekend for two before baby makes three! Grab your loved one and take some time to prepare for your new arrival with a little R&R at a B&B.
Arrive at Cedars & Beeches Bed & Breakfast and check in to a luxurious room with French windows, private bath, porcelain tub, and king-sized bed. On the agenda… a gentle and therapeutic Prenatal massage for mom-to-be, which will help to increase energy and ease aches, fluid retention, and stress. Dad-to-be also gets a massage – a choice between Swedish or Deep Tissue to help him unwind and relieve tension.
In the evening, take a leisurely stroll or dine at Pier Village or West End Village. The NJ Repertory Company also offers a wide variety of theatrical performances throughout the year, both drama and comedy. Late July, the Repertory will feature the New Jersey premiere of Saving Kitty. http://www.njrep.org/plays/savingkitty.htm
Guests of Cedars & Beeches receive a 25% discount on tickets booked through this package. The Pollack Theatre, the Lauren K. Woods, and the Count Basie also offer entertainment ranging from music to theatre.
Your Babymoon Escape Package includes:
- King room accommodations
- Hotel taxes and gratuities
- Prenatal massage for her
- Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage for him
- Massage taxes
- Sweet Treat
- Delicious breakfast
- 25% discount on performances at NJ Repertory Theatre (subject to theatre dates)
Rates start at $415 per couple depending on season
Additional nights of stay are available or ask to create a package designed just for you.
Call 1-800-323-5655 or 732-571-6777 for reservations or information or visit CedarsandBeeches.com.
Long Branch: A Historic Gem 31 May 2013, 9:46 am
Long Branch is one of the largest beach towns at the Jersey Shore and it has a rich history that dates back to the 1700s. While some of these spots are temporarily off limits while they’re being renovated, here’s a historic online tour you may access anytime:
Garfield Tea House – The only remaining structure that is directly related to President James A. Garfield’s final trip to the Jersey Shore.
Wilson Hall at Monmouth University – The centerpiece of the Monmouth University campus is Wilson Hall. Originally, Wilson Hall was the site of the Shadow Lawn mansion, a 52-room home built in 1903 frequented by President Woodrow Wilson during his summer campaign in 1916. The mansion, destroyed by a fire 11 years later, was rebuilt as a residence for the Parson family (Mr. Parson was the former head of the F.W. Woolworth Company) by Horace Trumbauer and Julian Abele, the latter whom is regarded as the first professional African American architect. Wilson Hall went on to be acquired by Monmouth University after the Great Depression and is now a National Historic Landmark. In fact, the building may even seem familiar… it was used as Daddy Warbucks’s mansion in the 1982 movie, Annie.
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park – President Ulysses S. Grant named Long Branch the nation’s “summer capital” back in 1869 and the tradition of summer visits continued with other presidents visiting the area, resulting in this park’s affectionate name. But the park itself has another story too. In the late 1800s it was owned by Nate Salsbury, a Long Branch businessman, who used the site for bus Buffalo Bill Wild West show. Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and Chief Sitting Bull used to perform here. Today the park is the only county-operated beach in New Jersey and is OPEN! (Ocean Avenue at Joline Avenue) Click here for a downloadable brochure and map.
Church of Presidents – Nestled in the Elberon neighborhood of Long Branch, this historic church is the last remaining structure visited by all presidents who vacationed in Long Branch during its Gilded Age, including: Presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Woodrow Wilson and Benjamin Harrison. The church has been named as an Official Project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Save America’s Treasures program. When the church reopens, it’s definitely worth a look. You can get a peek online by clicking here.
If you’re planning a trip to Long Branch, you can also sleep in history. Cedars & Beeches Bed & Breakfast is the first bed and breakfast in this historic area.Call 1-800-323-5655 or 732 571 6777 for information or book online at http://www.cedarsandbeeches.com.
Mother’s Day 7 Apr 2013, 9:46 am
“Mothers are always putting everyone else ahead of themselves,” says Esther Cohen, innkeeper, at Cedars & Beeches. “We wanted to really create something special and memorable for MOM. We wanted to say thank you.”
The All About Mom package includes a dozen roses, a one-hour massage for mom, homemade chocolates, a bottle of wine, overnight accommodations for two in a king or double double room with French windows and garden view, full breakfast (Kosher foods available) including a choice of Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas and tax and gratuity for $375 per night from Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th.