March 2019
You are receiving this email newsletter because you are part of The Mission Inn family. We hope that you enjoy our updates about the Inn,
special promotions, and Cape May activities. 

The Mission Inn is Cape May's Premier Bed and Breakfast Destination.
March Madness is in Full Swing at The Inn
Time is running out to take advantage of our "March Madness" special pricing. In celebration of the 64 college basketball teams who are now vying for the national championship, we've taken $64 OFF of our seasonal room rates for the entire month of March! That's $64 off every room, every night in March. Plus if you stay with us in March you will automatically have a chance to win a FREE two-night stay. Click here  to learn more.
The Mission Inn Supper Club
Looking for something different and delicious to do? Join us on Thursday, April 4th at 6 pm for our inaugural Supper Club at The Mission Inn. The evening will be filled with great food, new friends, and inspiring conversations as we welcome best-selling authors Nick and Kim from Fat, Drunk, and Fancy  who will create a “foodgasmic” experience over a delicious five course dinner prepared by our own Chef Leslie. What exactly is a “foodgasmic” experience? Click here to learn more.

Seating is very limited so let us know asap if you are interested in joining us for this unique culinary event.
Picture of the Month
Cape May sunsets are amazing any time of year - even upside down! This photo was taken at The Cove beach located at the end of the promenade using something called a lens ball. To see more amazing pictures taken with this cool photography tool, click here to check out Instagram posts with the hashtag #lensball. If you are inspired to try this technique, you can pick your own lens ball up on Amazon for under $20!
Summer Reservations Are Filling Up Fast
Today is the first full day of spring and that means summer is just around the corner! It's the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation in Cape May and our rooms are filling up fast. Book your stay with us soon to ensure that you can enjoy some relaxing time at your home away from home this summer -- The Mission Inn. To book your stay, visit our  online reservation calendar  or give us a call at 609-884-8380.
Room Showcase
The San Luis Rey de Francis room is the perfect option for longer summer stays at The Mission Inn. One of our largest rooms, it features a king bed with luxury bedding, an oversized closet, and two comfortable guest chairs. The custom designed in-room shower has mosaic tiled walls, a double rain shower, and eight body sprays to provide a relaxing and refreshing shower experience.

This private and quiet room is located on the second floor with two large windows bringing in a lot of natural light and overlooking the patio. And with individual climate controls in the room, you will be comfortable no matter what time of year you visit.

Click here to see more photos of the San Luis Rey de Francis room.
Out and About in Cape May
Last weekend we celebrated Saint Patrick's Day with some beautiful early spring weather and a few Irish beverages downtown. Our guests Veronica and Frank D. from West Caldwell, NJ, were enjoying happy hour at Fin's Bar on Sunday when it was invaded by a parade of bagpipers!

Once the Irish music ended, Frank snapped this photo of Veronica with the head piper, called the "Drum Major". She was enamored with the shiny baton he was carrying!
Did you know that the baton carried by the leader of a bagpipe brigade has an official name?
Scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter to see the answer.
Music at The Mission
We have just three more house concerts this season! Next up this weekend is The Chivalrous Crickets, a Celtic trio from New York, which is already SOLD OUT! We can't wait to hear their songs and stories around the legend of Robin Hood.

If you don't already have your tickets reserved for The Chivalrous Crickets, you can email us at to be added to the wait list for this show. No promises, but we sometimes get last minute cancelations.

We still have a few tickets available for the last two shows in this season's incredible house concert lineup - RSVP today for a chance to be part of an intimate music experience filled with songs and stories. Check out the rest of our schedule and reserve your tickets before our final two shows sell out as well!
Singer-songwriter Julie Clark fills the inn with her award-winning music on April 20 at 7 pm.
Classical guitarist Phil Goldenberg brings his acoustic melodies to the inn on May 11 at 7 pm.
Singer-Songwriter Weekend
If you can't make it to Cape May for one of our house concerts, consider planning a getaway the last weekend in March to enjoy the 12th annual Singer-Songwriter weekend. With more than 150 free performances spread around 15 different showcase venues downtown, music fills the ocean air all weekend long. We still have a few rooms available for March 29th and 30th -- book one today to take advantage of our "March Madness" special pricing and kick off your spring with some amazing live music. Click here to learn more about the Singer-Songwriter weekend, then book your room today!
Things to do in Cape May This Spring
Cape May offers a variety of things for visitors to do throughout the spring season. In addition to shopping in our eclectic downtown stores, browsing our antique centers, taking a trolley ride, walking the area's nature trails, and enjoying our award-winning local wineries, breweries, and distilleries, check out some of these special events coming up on the calendar:

With a tip of our Irish cap, we'll wrap up the March newsletter with an update about Cape May's booming craft beer scene. The Cape May Brewing Company will celebrate its eight-year anniversary this June, and many of our guests have made a pilgrimage to their location in the Cape May Airport. But did you know that there are now seven micro-breweries within 15-20 minutes of the inn? Next time you're in town, schedule an Uber and take a road trip to try a few out!
Trivia Question Answer:
The leader of a bagpipe brigade is called the drum major, and the baton that he carries is called a "mace". It is used to keep time and signal directions to the brigade during a parade.  
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