Tescher's Blog

April 21, 2014 Amy Johnson

Bring SomeBUNNY You Love in April

Tescher Cat here, –  Happy Spring to everyone.  The gals have come up with a FREE addition to some of the rooms easter bunnywhen you book our Carmel Country Inn room in April.  Book any of our King Studios or Deluxe King Suites,  Sunday – Thursday for the month of April 2014,  and you’ll find a Sweet & Bubbly Inn-dulgence upon arrival. Enjoy it in front of your romantic fireplace or in you spacious whirlpool tub (split of champagne & chocolates) at our pet friendly Carmel Bed and Breakfast.  Valid on reservations made March 26, 2014 or later. Not valid on the Queen Studio or Two Bedroom Suite rooms.

I hope you like the photo of the bunnies.  The gals had thought (briefly, I might add) about putting bunny ears on me and taking a photo, then they rethought – thank goodness!

3rd Night Free thru March

Tescher Cat here,  we’ve extended our 3rd night FREE midweek thru the end of March here at our Pet Friendly Carmel Bed and Breakfast.

Our owner, a local builder, whom I am named after,  is going to be doing some fun upgrades to the Deluxe King Suites and the Deluxe Two Bedroom One Bath Suite in March.  He is putting private patios on the front of them,  that means more sunny outdoor spots for me to lounge!  Stay tuned to photos and details.  Click on our Specials & Packages page to see all the details of the FREE offer.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

We are decorating for Christmas at Carmel Country Inn

Tescher in ornament box 2 (2)The gals showed up with all kinds of Christmas decorations on Monday and then my favorite arrived, the tree!   I have been helping decorate the tree, the mantles, the patio, the display in the parking lot (yes, my hay bales are gone) and in place are tasty evergreens and not so tasty poinsettias,  yes I’ve been around long enough to know not to eat the poinsettias.  More photos to follow soon – plan your pre holiday getaway now.  The gals have some last minute discounts and specials available so you can stay an extra night!

Carmel Country Inn’s owner wins Best Carmel Contractor!

Carmel Building Awards

Mr Tescher’s award announcement!

Tescher Cat here,  guess what?  Chris Tescher, the owner of our bed and breakfast in Carmel, CA Carmel just won the Carmel Pinecone’s (that’s our local newspaper) “Golden Pinecone Award” for best Carmel Contractor 2013!  Yes,  his last name and my first name are the same, which is another reason I am so proud!  Needless to say,  Mr. Tescher’s creative knowledge and high standards of building beautiful homes here in Carmel and Pebble Beach reflect our Carmel area inn’s offerings of spacious guest suites, all with fireplaces and luxury bathrooms, using only the finest materials.  So plan your stay today and if you’re lucky,  he may be here checking in on the gals, and of course, I’m always here.

Autumn is here at Carmel Country Inn

Pet Friendly inn in Carmel, CA.

Me, Tescher Cat, hiding in the pumpkin display!

It’s that time of year again, when the gals get the hay bales and funny looking pumpkins, and these neat grasses I love chewing on.  Fiber is good for you!  If you’ve never been to our Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfast in Carmel this time of year, plan now!  The weather is great – the fog is gone and the sun is out, the crowds are gone, well, for the most part anyway and the gals will take the pet guests photos here by the autumn display.  Check out this photo of the display – including me – I’m hiding in plain sight so the pet guests don’t see me.  By the way,  the gals have the lobby kitchen all decorated for autumn too.  Call us today and book your Fall Escape to Carmel by the Sea.

Tescher Cat is Head Concierge at Carmel Country Inn

Who says the gals are the only ones who can provide excellent concierge services at our pet friendly Carmel bed and breakfast?  I happen to know all about the wonderful restaurants, many of which are within walking distance from our Pet Friendly Carmel Bed & Breakfast.  No matter what type of food you are hungry for,  Carmel-by-the-Sea has it all.  This menu book has menus and photos from Italian, French, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Cafes, Bistros, Pubs & Bakeries –  whew!  that’s a mouth full.

Tescher Talks Restaurants

Some of the gals favorites are Little Napoli & Vesuvio for Italian, Anton & Michel & Andres Bouchee for French, Da Giovanni & Dametra for Mediteranian, Yafa, our newest Middle Eastern restaurant, a local favorite, Tommy’s Wok for Chinese and Anoki & Sushi Heaven for Japanese.  There is Grasings & Christopher’s on Lincoln for fresh, coastal cuisine and Flying Fish Grill for the best fresh fish ever. Even my pal and Carmel neighbor Clint, (you know, Eastwood)  owns a restaurant called Mission Ranch.  They have great steaks.  Clint doesn’t take reservations at his place but if I call and tell them “Tescher Cat” is on the line,  he’ll pick up :)

Rise and Shine and Carmel Country Inn

carmel car week guestsLast week was “car week” as we call it. Our car collecting enthusiasts arrived at Carmel Country Inn early last week to partake in all the shows, tours, rallies, parades, auctions, parties and so on that are all part of Carmel car week.   It’s really nice seeing the same guests year after year.  The gals even got up early some mornings to help me host early morning coffee with my “men of concour”  seen in the photo hanging out in the lobby kitchen with me.

What did you do today?

When our guests come back in the late afternoon to have a cookies and lemonade or warm cup of coffee or cocoa, we always ask them what they did during the day.  So, usually the common answer is, we went to the Beach, we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we did the 17 mile drive or we hiked at Point Lobos.  All great things to enjoy, right?    Big Sur on a HarleyWell now,  today, when we asked this couple what they did, their answer was worth a blog post!

They said, we rented a Harley and drove down Highway 1 to Big Sur and back!
Wow,  now that’s an answer we weren’t expecting.  Who says we are all galleries and fancy restaurants.

I sure hope they take me with them next time.  Don’t they make baskets that mount on handlebars for kitties??

Farmers Market comes to Carmel-By-The-Sea

Beginning this Thursday, June 20th the FARMERS MARKET comes to Carmel-by-the-Sea 10am-2pm at the Sunset Center parking lot!

Farmers Market in Carmel

Plan your summer getaway now and stop by our new Carmel Farmers Market and pick up local yummy organic produce and such!

Don’t forget to see if they have any tuna or salmon for me – gee,  I’m not particular, remember I love Cantelope & Watermelon,

I will even eat tri-tip!