White Lilac Inn | 414 Central Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | PH: 732 449 0211
As I mentioned, NJ has a lot to offer for a mini getaway out of Manhattan. The Hamptons are fabulous BUT far. Sometimes a girl just needs a quick 1 1/2 hour car ride to find some peace of mind.
I am a history buff by nature, so having the opportunity to stay at The White Lilac in Spring Lake was a treat for me. This Bed & Breakfast has been around since 1880, there are so many wonderful stories and pieces of history built into the walls. From the original owners of the property, to the “haunted” lilac sent on the staircase (inquire with Inn Keeper for more details), and all of the original pictures/imagery on the walls. It’s like taking a step back in time, but the rooms are updated to “beachy chic”, and you are in walking distance to the ocean. My favorite part about the property were the fabulous wrap-around private porches. I also very much enjoyed the morning breakfast prepared by the Inn Keeper.
I recommend visiting the White Lilac for a romantic weekend away, or a ladies weekend of straight up R&R. It is extremely peaceful and low-key, everything you need to kick up your feet and refresh.