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

Carmel B&B

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Carmel Country Inn

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Carmel Country Inn and as you can see here, I’m helping!

Carmel Bed and Breakfast

We have lots to do before next Sunday, December 4 when we will be part of the annual Carmel Heritage Society’s Inns of Distinction Tour. Not only will we have our Halls Decked Out, but touring participants will enjoy food from Portabella Restaurant, wine from Figge Cellars and Kenny Stahl, local Jazz Flutist will be in the house! Buy your ticket now from the Carmel Heritage Society, gee, come for the weekend, we still have a few rooms at our Carmel Bed and Breakfast!

Homecrafters Marketplace in Carmel

Carmel CA Bed and BreakfastThat’s right, get a head start on your holiday shopping and decorating during your stay at Carmel Country Inn. The Homecrafters Marketplace in Carmel is an Annual Event in its 41st year?????? – located at the Sunset Center on Saturday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with over 100 vendors. Call the gals now to reserve your room for the weekend at our Carmel B&B!

New Sunset Center Performing Arts Program has been announced

Wildlife Expert Jack Hanna at our Carmel Inn

I’m sure all of you remember when Jack Hanna performed at the Sunset Center during his stay here at our Carmel B&B, and was gracious enough to take some photos with me? Yes, well, the new event calendar has been published and the gals are going to be hosting some of the stars. Not sure which ones yet, but check out the performances and cast! Howie Mandel, Joan Rivers, Shirley MacLaine, and Kevin Bacon – he has a band with his brother!

Go figure – So while Jack Hanna won’t be back this year, it looks like there are plenty of other excuses to come see me, Tescher Cat, at Carmel Country Inn and enjoy a performance at the Sunset Center.