The White Lilac Inn Bed & Breakfast

Dear Friends,


I am writing to tell you that The White Lilac Inn has closed for the season and is closed permanently.  I have sold the building to someone who will be not be operating it as a lodging.


During the 25 wonderful years I operated The White Lilac, I had a front-row seat on weddings, family reunions, proposals, and anniversaries: the whole mosaic of human interaction.  I feel so honoured to have been part of these important events and—even more—to have witnessed the ordinary, day-to-day happiness of vacationers.

 I felt as though the world came through my door with such interesting people that it was a pleasure to go to work every day also an easy commute from upstairs to downstairs.

   My guests gave me not just a livelihood, but friendship, education, entertainment: in short, a rich and rewarding lifestyle.


I have wonderful memories, and each and every one of you will always part of them.


I will no longer be an innkeeper, but will instead be working as a realtor for D’Amico & McConnell Realty in Spring Lake.  Real estate has been a passion of mine since 1981. I’m excited about this chance to remain part of the seaside community I love so much.


I know this may leave a hole in your hearts and in your plans; it surely does in mine.  But I am confident that our best days have yet to be lived and the best adventure still awaits.


In the future I’d be happy to help you with rentals or even a move to the shore…


For your continuing B&B vacations The Beacon house in Sea Girt along with the, will graciously welcome you !




Mari Kennelly




A Romantic setting for all occasions

The White Lilac Inn, circa 1880, is located in a peaceful corner of Spring Lake NJ, just a stones throw from Wreck Pond, and only a few blocks to the Atlantic Ocean.

This Jersey shore bed and breakfast inn has eight charming air-conditioned guest rooms perfect for a relaxing getaway. Fireplaces in every room and wonderful modern amenities such as, private porches, double jacuzzi tubs, Wi-Fi and that step back in time to an unhurried atmosphere...yes, you can totally unwind! Experience the romance of the Victorian Treasure suite, where proposals are made and Honeymoons and Anniversaries celebrated.

This Seashore Victorian Bed and Breakfast offers a romantic setting for all occasions. Awake to the aroma of early coffee and linger over a delicious hot breakfast served in our garden room at intimate tables for two.

Start your day with a bicycle ride to the Spring Lake beach, one of Monmouth County’s most beautiful beaches. Stroll along the scenic two-mile boardwalk and breathe in the clean ocean air. No one ever seems to tire of the gently rolling waves or watching the marine birds floating in the sky. Sightseeing has only just begun! Tour our picturesque town with its tree- lined streets, elegant homes, unique village shops, award winning theater and fine and casual dining. You name it… the best is just around the corner! A visit to Spring Lake Historical Society Museum or the Sea Girt Light Hous