A Blue Bay at Atlantic Highland’s, New Jersey

Staying there:

The Blue Bay Inn, one of the best privately owned boutique hotel on the Jersey shore, is a short drive to one of the New York areas famous beaches, Sandy Hook. It is the premiere Atlantic Highlands hotel, styled by city-people with city-people in mind. The Blue Bay Inn values privacy, peace and traquility above everything.

The Blue Bay Inn staff is expert on the area and will help you retreat into subtle luxury. Each of it’s 27 guest rooms are individually bathed in color and material designed to soothe. The beds are piled high in a mountain of down pillows and the rooms are appointed with finely upholstered comfort-chairs in an informal but luxurious design. The dimly lit tranquil hallways function as an art gallery designed to whisk you away into a quite world.

The hotel features the outstanding Zagat’s rated (excellent) Copper Canyon Restaurant’s unique Southwestern cuisine and an outstanding selection of 130 top-shelf tequillas. The Blue Bay Inn Lounge offers live music in an intimate setting every Friday and Saturday night.

Blue Bay Inn offers an outstanding variety of packages and they are listed here. You will find a variety of outstanding packages offering excellent reasons to make a visit. Our favorite is the Twin Lights Package, offering a guide to some of the areas historic Lighthouses.

Getting There

Even getting there is designed for disconnecting. A 45 minute ride aboard the fabulous ferry service called the Seastreak is all it takes. You’ll arrive in the simple fishing port of Atlantic Highlands a short distance from the hotel.

By Car: From New York City take the Garden State Parkway South Express Lane to Exit 117. After paying toll, bear left towards Keyport and get on Route 36. Stay on Route 36 for approximately 9 miles. At second Foodtown shopping center, there will be a Shell Gas station on your left hand side. Stay in Right hand lane and after going through traffic light, take jug handle. Cross over Route 36 onto First Avenue. The Blue Bay Inn is 2.5 blocks up on the left hand side. The address is 51 1st Ave.

This article is part of a series of articles featuring alternative local and weekend vacation destinations