Carmel’s Inns of Distinction Tour – A Holiday Favorite

Christmas in Carmel - Inns of Distinction TourCarmel Country Inn is proud to be a part of this year’s annual Carmel Heritage Society’s Inns of Distinction Tour.  Sunday, December 4, 2016,  eight of Carmel’s charming one of a kind inns will open their doors from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m for holiday cheer from local wineries and restaurants. Guest rooms will be open for docent lead tours and local winemakers and chefs will preside over the tasty bites and sips.  The inns will be decorated for the season and Carmel Country Inn even has a lovely outdoor display, perfect for that family holiday card photo.  Carmel Country Inn will have the football games on the television in one of the open rooms and holiday movies will be planing in the other rooms. Tickets are $25 and benefit the Carmel Heritage Society who’s mission is to  protect, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the community in a way that encourages public recognition and participation so that people will have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea and its sphere of influence.

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.

Carmel International Film Festival

Carmel International Film FestivalThis just in:  The Carmel International Film Festival, October 19-23 is premiering the film The Space Between, by Amy Jo Johnson on opening night, October 20.The entire cast of the film will be here, but that’s just the start,  The Festival,  dedicated to the development and celebration of independent filmmakers, features a special Women in Film lecture, talks, parties and new this year,  the Music Café featuring young singer/songwriters performing live throughout the weekend.

There is something for everyone to enjoy beginning with the Filmmakers Reception, VIP Cocktail Parties, and everything in between.  Not to be missed, Filmmakers’ Beach Dinner where filmmakers and guests enjoy Carmel beach and sunset with amazing food and beverage from local restaurants and wineries.

There are 3 ways to enjoy the festival.

The Essential Credential gets you into all films at all times, and the Filmmakers’ Welcome shindig with 15 Monterey County wineries pouring.

The Producers Package gets you into very cool parties. You will also have access to our filmmakers’ lounge located adjacent to music café. Listen to some music and enjoy a glass of wine on us!

For the exclusive, five star experience – go for the Patrons Package. It comes with concierge service, exclusive entrance, reserved seating, filmmakers lounge, all parties and dinners including the exclusive VIP party, swag bag, framed print and more!

The coolest part of the whole weekend?  Amy Jo Johnson is staying at Carmel Country Inn where Amy M Johnson is the Innkeeper!

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.

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

A Tiger will be at Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am

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It’s official; I’m not the only “fat cat” around these days. Tiger Woods announced yesterday that he plans to play in the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Championship February 9-12. It will be his first time in the tournament since 2002. He was here in 2010 for the US Open, but kept to himself. We still have rooms available at our Carmel Bed and Breakfast, and the weather is looking great too. Call the gals today to reserve your room!

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!

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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!