Carmel Travel Blog

July 25, 2016 Amy Johnson

Top 5 things to do with your Dog in Carmel-by-the-Sea

 

  • Bulldog enjoying lunch outside in dog friendly, Carmel Stay at Carmel Country Inn Bed and Breakfast where all their spacious suites and cozy studios are Pet Friendly. Carmel Country Inn has Sojo dog treats, water bowls and blankets and, they take each Pet’s photo for their “Wall of Woof”, “Yearbark” and their Facebook page

 

  • Meander thru Carmel Village to the foot of Ocean Avenue and let your best friend off leash on Carmel Beach. Mutt Mitt dispensers and an outdoor shower are available after a day of romping in the sand, shaking kelp, chasing waves and balls and sniffing their new furry friends.

 

  • Enjoy Lunch and Dinner at any of over 15 Pet Friendly restaurants, all with outdoor heated seating.  Several have special blankets for your pets to lounge on, treats and bowls of chilled water to drink.  Forge in the Forest Restaurant has a Doggie Menu and Terry’s Lounge at the Cypress Inn welcomes pets for their daily “Yappy Hour”   If your occasion calls for an activity or restaurant that is not pet friendly Carmel Country Inn can provide you with Pet Sitter options who will come to your room, walk and talk with your pets, or just keep them company while you enjoy your enjoy yourself.

 

  • Shop in Carmel Village, the majority of the one of a kind shops, galleries, & wine tasting rooms are Pet Friendly and even have custom water bowls in front of their store and treats inside. Carmel Plaza’s 3 tier open air shopping center even has a ‘fountain of wolf” in the lower level garden area.

 

  • Make a stop (or 2) at Diggidy – Our local Pet Boutique on Mission Street just south of Ocean Avenue has an abundance of treats, themed cookies, apparel, leashes and best of all, toys!  There is even a section for kitties.  Even if you don’t get to bring your best friend along to Carmel, Diggidy Dog has plenty of take away souvenirs for your furry friend.

Pebble Beach Golf Course Tournaments

pebble beach golf course

Nearby, you can see the #9 and #10 from Carmel Beach, the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course is the site of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament as well as the upcoming 2019 US Open Golf Tournament.

Each February, pros and celebrities alike gather for a week of fun and golf, benefiting local Carmel and Monterey area charities.  The tournament began with Bing Crosby hosting a few Hollywood friends to play along with the PGA tournament back in the Crosby Clambake days.

These days, you’re likely to see Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Clint Eastwood, and Alice Cooper, Kenny G and many actors and musicians throughout the week.  Even the San Francisco Giant and San Francisco 49ers current players and alumni play a tournament for a charity one day during the week.  The tournament began with Bing Crosby hosting a few Hollywood friends to play along with the PGA tournament back in the Crosby Classic days which was nicknamed the Crosby Clambake.

Hint:  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament practice rounds begin the Monday prior and are not crowded.  Players and Celebrities are laid back and congenial to the galleries. Cameras and parking are allowed thru Wednesdays of the tournament week.

The golf course is breathtaking any time of year, join us at our Carmel bed and breakfast and get a glimpse of this gorgeous hot spot!

Former Mayor Clint Eastwood to be Grand Marshall of Carmel-by-the-Sea Centennial Parade

clint eastwoodWhile the Carmel Pine Cone Newspaper got the scoop, it’s now common knowledge that former Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Academy Award Winning Actor/Director and local resident Clint Eastwood will be the Grand Marshall of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Centennial Celebration Parade on October 29th 2016.

Clint will be riding shotgun on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach when the parade begins at 11:00 a.m.  The parade will include over 40 elements including marching bands, Rose Bowl Parade quality floats, dancers, and of course all the locals and their pets!

Plan your stay now at Carmel Country Inn, Carmel’s most pet friendly inn and an easy walk to the parade route.

Our Precious Tescher Cat

Today our beloved Tescher Cat passed away at 18 years of age.  He lived at the inn since he was 5 years old and never met a person or a dog that he didn’t like.  He was our Mascot, our Friend and our Partner.  Tescher Cat touched many lives of the guests who were missing their animals and was always up for a pat and a cuddle.  We will miss him dearly but know he is running free with our Max Cat on the other side.

An addition to my Shrine

I got a really nice present from some of my lady guests on Friday! The black and white beaded cat, from Jewels on Ocean Avenue is proudly displayed in the middle of my collection of gifts.  Plan your summer escape now and stop by and see my shrine, gifts are not required,  but attention is!  TC new present

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.