Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100th Year Birthday Parade

Carmel Parade and 100 year birthday celebrationOn Saturday, October 29, Carmel-by-the-Sea turns 100 years old.  As with every birthday, a parade will take place along Ocean Avenue, but this year, along with the usual local groups, dog and kids in costume and firetrucks, there will be Rose-Parade-quality floats, the Navy Marching Band and circa 1916 automobiles. None other than former Carmel-by-the-sea Mayor Clint Eastwood will be atop one of the original Wells Fargo stage coaches to lead the parade down Ocean Avenue as Grand Marshall.

A grand celebration luncheon with an enormous birthday cake, silent auction and band will take place following the parade on Carmel’s Cultural Center, Sunset Center’s outdoor area. (the luncheon is sold out at present)  Floats will be available for up close viewing and photo opportunities.  A street dance is also planned in the evening on Dolores Street with wine tasting, small plates from Little Napoli, Le Bicyclette & Luca restaurants.

Join us for the festivities at our charming Carmel inn – you’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast so you can enjoy the day filled with celebration.

Concour on the Avenue Car Event

pebble beach concours d eleganceCalling all car nuts –  If you can’t get tickets or find a hotel room for the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance this August,  come to Carmel earlier in the week and enjoy this FREE event.    All along Ocean Avenue from Junipero Street to Monte Verde Ave. and 2 blocks in each direction to the north and south,  over 200 spectacular, diverse Marques of collector vehicles, American and foreign, from 1940 – 1973, with Ferrari’s and Porsche’s up to 1989 line the streets for anyone to gawk at, take photos of and even sit inside a few.  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The brainstorm of Dave Freeman, this 8th annual event supports the local Carmel Foundation, a 65 year old non profit organization assisting seniors on the Monterey Peninsula.   The vehicles on display at the Concour on the Avenue are different than those that will be seen throughout the week at the different vehicle events that surround the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance taking place on Sunday, August 21.

Join us at Carmel Country Inn and check out these exciting events!

Pebble Beach Golf Course Tournaments

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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!

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!

Sunset Center Carmel Hosts Annual Outdoor Holiday Craft Show on 11/17!

Sunset Center Carmel Hosts Annual Holiday Craft ShowFor all you gals, well guys too I guess, on Saturday, November 17, 2012, Carmel will once again hold it’s annual Famous Outdoor Holiday Craft Show at the Sunset Center Carmel from 9am-3pm. The fair features various artists and craftpeople, many from Carmel-by-the-Sea.

We still have available accommodations for you from our beautiful Carmel Lodging: Pet Friendly Two Bedroom Suites! So gather your girlfriends and escape to our Carmel Inn for the weekend and enjoy a unique Christmas shopping opportunity at the Sunset Center.

 

 

Summer Packages at our Carmel B&B

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The gals at our Carmel B&B have created some great Summer Packages to include, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Wine Away the Day, Picnic & Hiking, Inn Room Spa and more.

Check out our website for these fantastic Carmel vacation packages to enhance your stay, with or without your Pet at Carmel’s most Pet Friendly Bed & Breakfast!

May Events near Carmel Country Inn

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A nice lady from the Tor House just came by our Carmel Inn to give us information on the Tor House Spring Garden Party, on Sunday, May 6 from 2pm-5pm.  They are going to have tours, music and food –  I can’t attend, because they are not pet friendly, but that’s okay. I know Robinson Jeffers’ great somebody or the other who still lives there part time so I get my own private tour anytime I want (she’s a cat lover!). With all the flowers, they have great birds over at the Tor House.

 

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Another fun weekend is the Cooking for Solutions events at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, May 18-20 where 70 famous chefs (yeah, I’m friends with some of them too) and 60 wineries savor sustainability over 3 days.

April Events and Activities in and around Carmel!

Spring has arrived and the Carmel area is gearing up for lots of great spring

events. Here are just a few coming up:

The Pebble Beach Food & Wine Weekend, April 12-15.

Come see famous chefs and winemakers from around the world at nearby Pebble Beach.

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The Sea Otter Classic (not what you’d think). It’s a biking event at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, held April 19-22, just minutes from our Carmel Inn.

The final big April event is the Big Sur International Marathon taking place bright and early on Sunday, April 29.

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We still have availability at our charming, pet friendly Carmel inn for these great event weekends. Call us today!

 

Photo credit – www.seaotterclassic.com and www.bsim.org